NightBird Sings At The Studio!
Leiber at Nightbird the Studios
studios at the Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas is celebrating
15 years in the industry with a new name, NightBird The Studios!
And that's not the only change. With recent architectural remodel
and addition of State-of-the-art gear, NightBird the studios is
set to offer artists and producers an inspiring working environment.
Plus, you can expect the same top flight service the facility has
been known to provide.
and Ozzy Osbourne to Madonna and Mary J. Blige, NightBird, the studios
at the Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas has provided the most luxurious
and unique haven for songwriters, producers, actors, film composers
and musicians alike since opening its
doors in 1993.
Owner and BAFTA award winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter Jed
Leiber takes great pride in instituting an extensive,
high-end remodel from interior design to recording and technical
equipment. On its first operating day, Seal recorded with his producer
Stuart Price in one room while Cyndi Lauper recorded in the studio
with renowned acousticians George Augspurger and Peter
Maurer, the additional new production rooms created with rich,
solid mahogany combined with custom leather sofas, create a warm
atmosphere more like a private VIP lounge than a recording studio.
The studios feature an ideal combination of the best vintage equipment
and the most advanced technology in digital audio and video. Surrounding
Digidesign's Pro-tools HD6 and flagship Icon console, are six LCD
HD displays measuring up to 65" for working to picture.
elegance and luxury go hand in hand with NightBird's location on
the grounds of the Sunset Marquis. All hotel amenities are offered
to those utilizing NightBird's compound including delicious 24-hour
meal and beverage service, valet and concierge services, as well
as massage and spa treatments. When recording or writing, Studio
guests may take a break to write poolside or step into Bar 1200
for a cocktail.
Born when Jed Leiber and Jeff Beck were jamming in a hotel room
and were told to go downstairs by Sunset Marquis GM Rod Gruendyke,
they found an empty space under the hotel, and Jed never left!
standard for recording, NightBird is a joint venture between the
Sunset Marquis and musician/composer Jed Leiber. Technologically
on par with the best-equipped commercial recording facilities in
the world, NightBird has facilitated numerous feature film scores,
soundtracks and album recordings.
staff is fluent in all aspects of production from programming through
tracking and mixing. With its state-of-the-art recording capability
and new production and screening rooms, NightBird is the only facility
of its kind and caliber in a hotel. It offers all of the services
of a world-class music studio with all the amenities of a first-class
hotel, The Sunset Marquis in the heart of West Hollywood, California
For those who
require complete secrecy when writing or recording, talent may go
direct from the underground garage to the studio with no eyes upon
The Sunset Marquis
is known as the place "certain A-list actors and musicians"
like to live, which makes NightBird a most enticing location for
film voiceovers, editing film scores, writing music, and recording.
NightBird also provides a unique, private, and elegant environment
for photo shoots, recording interviews and high-tech conference
to the recording studios, a world-class screening room has been
created for not only those working on films, but also as an amazing
option for private screenings on an HD projector with a 120"
screen and 7.1 surround sound.
Over the years,
NightBird The Studios has garnered a reputation as the place where
members of the entertainment industry elite stay. The Hotels
understated elegance, central location, the privacy it affords its
distinguished guests and a young, creative management team are among
the reasons groups like U2, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith are
long-standing, loyal clients.The Studio has become a big favorite
of musicians, producers and composers staying at the hotel. Clients
include: Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Burt Bacharach, Jeff Beck, Dave
Navarro, Warner Brothers Film and Music, Universal, New Line, Virgin
Records, William Orbit, Marius De
Vries and Chris Fogel (Alanis Morrissette).
Some of the
feature films scores and soundtracks recorded at the studios include:
Ocean's Eleven, Out of Sight, Cradle 2 The Grave, Polar Express,
SWAT, Scooby II, Summer Catch, KnockAround Guys, Disappearing Act,
Blue Chips, Lake Placid, Urban Legend-Final Cut
"When you're in a studio, a few people are working, and everyone
else is bored out of their minds," says Leiber. "Here,
you can go for a swim or go up to your room in between sessions.'
located in the heart of fashionable West Hollywood (near House of
Blues), NightBird, the studios offers boutique style production
and mixing rooms for record, film & video projects.
(310) 657 8405
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