LA Sound Gallery
SSL's Duality, Simpsons & Giacchino in the house
The L.A. Sound
Gallery -- once known as Evergreen Recording Studios -- is open
for sessions once again
on West Magnolia Avenue in Burbank.
The 4,000-square-foot main live room features three isolation booths
and can handle orchestral recording for up to 65 pieces. The centerpiece
of the studio is a 72-channel Solid State Logic Duality console
that delivers the sound quality and signal processing of the legendary
9000 K Series while providing the integrated control of a DAW.
Because of the
large size of the recording room, LA Sound Gallery immediately received
requests from clients such as Warner Bros. and Fox Television, starting
with the hit TV show Fringe with Dan Wallin. "The
session went flawlessly. Recording is all about sound and the Duality
sounds great. Im looking forward to coming back for more,
says Academy Award nominated engineer Wallin.
Duality is our next generation console that marries our legendary
analogue traditions with the digital workstation revolution, yielding
an enhanced recording experience for engineers and artists from
both worlds. We are very excited that LA Sound Gallery has purchased
a Duality, and that renowned engineers such as Dan Wallin are enjoying
the console, says Phil Wagner, president of Solid State Logic,
Owner Matt Salazar
discovered the building, which Media Concepts president Yves Chicha
was using as a post-production facility. They spent $3 million refurbishing
it, consulting with veteran mixer Dan Wallin ("Bullitt,"
"The Right Stuff") on acoustic issues. Composers Michael
Giacchino ("Lost"), Alf Clausen ("The Simpsons")
and Walter Murphy ("Family Guy") have already recorded
Producer and composer Matt Salazar has worked in the music and pro
audio industries for the past 10 years, with projects ranging from
artist development for Geffen/Interscope and Warner Bros., to composition
and production work for records, film, and T.V. that include: "Hollywood
Girl" featured in Disneys Hannah Montana and on Entertainment
Tonight, and Happily Ever After featured in the upcoming
Tim Allen / Elisha Cuthbert film My Dads Six Wives.
studio and production experience began at the age of 13, when he
put together his first studio and recorded some 20 Fresno bands.
Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Matt entered the LA studio
scene first working at Sage and Sound Recorders and the legendary
O'Henry's as an Assistant engineer, progressing rapidly to project
engineer at Mama Joe's and Ocean Studios Burbank before opening
his own studio. Remaining true to his roots as a musician and songwriter
(he plays guitar, piano, and the trumpet) Matt continues to write
with most artists he produces. Salazar who admits being a "gear
junkie has appointed LA Sound Gallery with an impressive array
of vintage instruments and production gear including the original
reverb plates from Paramount Studios, and a 1913 Steinway Hamburg
C, recently retrofitted with Midi interface.
Now at 25, Matt with the help of brother Jason Salazar and partner
Antonio Cristi (SP) charged with Business Development for Bandy
Bros. Media Group, LLC (LASGs parent company), recently signed
a "first look" post production agreement with film finance
company Match Media, LLC., a company managed by Browndorf PEM LLC.,
including post facility, underscore, and soundtrack production.
This 360 degree production model represents a
significant expansion for Bandy Bros. Media Group into post production
and product development in the areas of music, television, and feature
films says Cristi.
Garland, Studio Manager