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East West Studios, the worlds premier recording facility that's
drenched in rich musical history.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the studios have given rise to
some of the most celebrated music of the last fifty years, from
Frank Sinatra to The Rolling Stones to Red Hot Chillie Peppers.
Thanks to collabroative efforts of EASTWEST SOUNDS producer Doug
Rogers and internationally renowned designer Philippe Starck, these
iconic studios have been brought into the 21st century for today's
Stark and Doug Rogers
was simple take to the most historic recording studios in
the United States and transform it to meet the needs of contemporary
artists and producers recording in the new millennium. The key ingredient,
however, was in preserving the integrity of the live recording rooms,
as built by legendary engineer Bill Putnam in 1961," says Rogers,
an audio sampling pioneer who has made EastWest, the #1 sounds producer
in the world.
The result is
a truly unique experience that stimulates both the aural and visual
senses, that combines the epic sound recordings of the past with
a bold, playful vision of the future. A place where artists can
meet, mingle, and be inspired, while at the same time shaping the
way music is heard for generations to come.
There's a sense
of WOW, when you enter the building. Then you feel immediately welcomed
when greeted by familiar faces who have painted the studio staffing
landscape for over two decades. Tech, Gary Myerberg (formerly of
A&M) talks excitedly about the immenant flyer fader automation
installation in studio 2 (Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder, AC/DC). Managers
Candace Stewart (formerly of Firehouse) and Blake Rogers are charming
and resourceful. You feel you're in good hands -- exactly what a
world-class studio feels like!
(Siatra, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones) is booked for variety of
sessions from single voice to 70-piece symphonic orchestra. Spanning
over 61,000 cubic feet with a vibrant sound, the iconic studio comes
complete with a spacious isolation booth and a beautiful Bechstein
D-280 Concert Grand Piano. The control room features an 80 channel
Neve 8078 Console, the largest in the world (originally commissioned
for Michael Jackson's best-selling album, Thriller). Each room is
equipped with a DB Technologies db4496 A/D-D/A Converter and ATC
house monitors along with NS10/ProAc speakers and are set up with
Pro tools HD. Studer 827, Ampex ATR124, Ampex ATR102, Studer J-37,
Studer C-37 Analog recorders are available on request.
Studio 2 is one of the best rock recording rooms in the world.
Its high ceilings and mid-ambience provide a tight punchy sound
constantly sought after by top producers like Rick Rubin. The studio
has an additional drum isolation booth, a vocal isolation booth,
and a Yamaha C7 grand piano that has been used on many rock albums.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers like this room that offers a Neve RCA
Custom 8028 Console (40 channel), one of only 2 built with Class
A discrete electronics. Each room is equipped with a DB Technologies
db4496 A/D-D/A Converter and ATC house monitors along with NS10/ProAc
speakers and are set up with Pro tools HD. Studer 827, Ampex ATR124,
Ampex ATR102, Studer J-37, Studer C-37 Analog recorders are available
Concierge At Your Service: Gourmet meals, hotel accommodations,
private chef, massages & facials available upon request. Each
lounge (designed by Philippe STARCK) offers a unique sense of opulence.
The VIP Lounge pulls out all the stops: 65 Sharp Aquos HD
flat-screen television with satellite DIRECTV (including premium
channels), DVD player, State of the Art audio system, pool table,
private restroom & shower, complimentary wireless internet connection,
and most importantly, a simply stunning outdoor terrace with private
cabana. (Please note: The VIP Lounge must be booked at the same
time you book the studio, please discuss rates and availability
with the studio manager
Guilded History: For over 50 years, EastWest Studios has
attracted the best in the industry and has garnered more engineering
awards than all others.
recorded such hits as My Way, Thats Life,
Strangers In The Night and The Lady Is a Tramp,
along with Somethin Stupid the famed duet
with his daughter Nancy in studio 1. Elvis
Presley revived his career here with his 1968 Comeback Special.
The Mamas and The Papas recorded California Dreaming
and Monday, Monday in studio 3. The Beach Boys ushered
in a new era of sound with their masterpiece album Pet Sounds in
studio 3. Famous
themes for film and television were recorded here including the
themes from M*A*S*H, Mission Impossible, The Monkees, Hawaii Five-O,
The Partridge Family, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Godfather.
In 1989, the studios were acquired by Allen Sides and renamed Oceanway.
In 1999 Rick Adams purchased the studios and renamed it Cello. In
January 2006 the current owner, Doug Rogers acquired and put in
the utmost love and respect in the space that has been called "the
Circa 1960 In 1957, audio engineer Bill Putnam moved to California
in search of a new studio. The founder of the prestigious Universal
Recording studio in Chicago, Putnam looked to recreate his successes
in Hollywood. In the early 60s, with the backing of Bing Crosby
and Frank Sinatra, Putnam constructed these recording studios in
what was previously Radio Center Theater and then Western Recorders
at 6000 Sunset Boulevard. He retained the Western Recorders name,
and this studio and what is now EastWest Studios were collectively
known as United/Western Recorders.
EastWest Studios is dedicated to raising the bar on what a full-service
modern recording studio can offer to discriminating artists and
producers. After two years of construction, EastWest Studios has
finally opened its doors to a new generation of artists. Thanks
to the vision of Doug Rogers and Philippe Starck, this American
cultural icon will survive to record the music of today and tomorrow.
Doug left the acoustics of the live rooms alone, and most
of the vintage gear remained, including Studio 1 and Studio 2s
Neve consoles, explained Candace Stewart, manager of EastWest
Studios. Studio 3 needed a new console and after a lot of
research, Doug replaced it with a vintage Trident A
Range. In addition, he upgraded the ancient electrical infrastructure
to hospital-grade and repaired much of the wiring in the control
rooms. It was a huge undertaking.
control room 2
but arguably the most famous of our three studios, the design of
Studio 3 has been copied over and over by recording studios across
the globe. But only here can artists channel the lush, syrupy sound
that catapulted acts like The Mamas and The Papas into the annals
of music history. Comes complete with a Steinway B grand piano and
Hammond B3 Organ. The Beach Boys 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds
were recorded here. Studio 3 comes equipped with a classic Trident
A Range Console (40 Channel with Neve Flying Faders
Automation), the original and one of six surviving in
the world. Each room is equipped with a DB Technologies db4496 A/D-D/A
Converter and ATC house monitors along with NS10/ProAc speakers
and are set up with Pro tools HD. Studer 827, Ampex ATR124, Ampex
ATR102, Studer J-37, Studer C-37 Analog recorders are available
Visit the website
for a list of impressive microphone and gear collection and studio
floorplans. Better, yet, call, Candace for a personal tour reserved
specially for studioexpresso artists!
Tel: (323) 957-6969
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