Viva The Studios At The Palms
When the Maloof
Brothers decided to open Sin City's first world-class studio, they
had a plan. They would build a 40-floor tower with twelve luxurious
suites (some featuring private pools) to draw some of the world's
top entertainers. Then they would have these luxury suites wired
to the studio for the convenience of recording clients staying at
the resort. There are portable DAW based recording stations that
can be brought to a guests room for a more private recording
The Palms Casino
Resort provides, as part of its expansion to the resort, a
level of technical sophistication and client comfort unparalleled
in the Las Vegas area.
The facility offers two studios. Studio X, the large tracking room
offers an AMS-Neve VR Legend (outboard mic pres include eight each
vintage Neve 1081s and 1084s, and pres from GML, API and Martinsound),
and encompasses nearly 1,500 total square feet including the control
room (1,000 square feet of that are the tracking spaces).
The mixing room, studio Y, houses an SSL 9000K, 80 Input mixing
desk. The acoustically identical control room and a mid sized overdub
booth will be available primarily for mixing. Booths on both sides
of the main tracking area, can "comfortably" accommodate
a goboed-off grand piano or drum kit.
As it is an
integral part of The Palms Casino and Resort, the studio offers
client amenities making the Studio at The Palms a uniquely desirable
destination. Luxury suites house swimming pool, a basketball [half]
court, and even a regulation bowling alley (Kingpin Suite).
The Ghost Bar Suite is a replica in color and style to the Ghost
Bar that's on the roof of the first tower.
Add to this
list some of the most sought-after outboard gear including ProTool
HD systems, with Apogee converters and microphones --AKG, Neumann
(the classic U67 and U47), the Telefunken 251, and Sennheiser, Sony
-- and one of the best staff in the world, and you spell service
with a capital "S".
really excited about the addition of the Brauner
VM1A microphone provided by Transaudio/Las Vegas Pro Audio (Brad
Lunde's Las Vegas equipment distributorship and retail arm),"
houses a wide selection of instruments and amps, including a 7-foot
Baldwin acoustic piano.
Maserati with Zoe Thrall in studio Y
The Maloof brothers
-- Joe, Gavin, George and Phil -- hope to expand their golden touch
in live entertainment to film, television and music with Maloof
Prods and the Interscope Records-based Maloof Music label
Their new signing, "Spit Fiya," is a 22 year old rapper
from Compton, CA. The CD is distributed by Interscope. The Maloofs'
strategy is largely one of synergy and cross-promotion: Their label's
music will be featured in their production company's movies, which
will premiere at the Palms.
met with manager Zoe Thrall late September, she told us how amazed
she is to see the speed at which buildings are erected in Vegas.
After managing top facilities like Power Station, Avatar and Hit
Factory, Zoe was the natural choice for The Studios At The Palms.
especially sensitive to artist privacy. The studio located on the
third floor has separate parking and entrance from the main hotel/casino,"
says George Maloof.
the topflight manager, the technical crew is from the Big Apple,
including the chief tech, Brent Spear, formerly of The Hit Factory
where he served for 11 years. Experienced assistant engineers were
also brought in.
Manzella Design Ltd were hired to oversee the design and building
of the 8,000 sqf facility housing two studios. Thrall is pleased
with the control room monitors--the studio in-wall version of Griffin
high-resolution speaker system--co-designed by Manzella and his
partner at Griffin.
Bova, Zoe Thrall, Fran Manzella
The hotel has
two top clubs, several world-class restaurants and the newest addition
will be a 2,200 seat music venue. Alongside clients traveling to
the facility, Vegas headliners are expected to be part of the clientele.
is in Vogue again for major entertainers. Now they have a world-class
studio to come to," says Thrall.
or a personal tour
contact: Zoe Thrall,
Studio at the Palms
4321 West Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
web site: http://www.studioatthepalms.com