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STUDIO A

THE NUCLEUS OF SIGNATURE SOUND​

The heart of Signature Sound lies within “Studio A”. For over 25 years, the room has housed a venerable “who’s who” of recording artists. With a vast selection of modern and vintage gear, Studio A caters to artists and musicians who only strive for the best. Equipped with a “loaded” 32-channel API 1608 console with a selection of outboard and microphones the control room is one of the largest in Southern California, and the live room is big enough to house just about any creative project.
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CLIENTS

Nothing is sound switchfoot record
pop U2 record
blink 182 record
Sticks & Stones new found glory record
watermelon, chicken & gritz nappy roots record

U2, Blink 182, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Jacob Collier, NLE Choppa, POD, New Found Glory, Switchfoot, James TW, Box Car Racer, Akon, Reik, Stone Temple Pilots, Florence and The Machine, As I Lay Dying, Unwritten Law, Pierce the Veil, Pepper, Rob Halford, T-Pain, Jewel, Obie Trice, Nappy Roots, Tucanes, Adriel Favela, Matt Lien, Icona Pop, Nico & Vinz, Jesse& Joy, John Cena, Awol Nation, Fenix TX, Al Jarreau, Christian Castro, Killswitch Engage, Wovenwar, Ace Frehley, Armando Manzanero, Edith Marquez, 

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LIVE ROOM DRUMS SAMPLE​

EQUIPMENT​

Studio A Equipment

Flexible recording solutions.

Signature Sound’s “Studio A” offers a variety of recording options, both digital and analog.
  • 32 Input API 1608 Console with API 550A, 550B, and 560 EQ modules
  • 2020 Mac Mac Studio M1
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Logic Pro
  • Avid D-Command
  • Lynx Aurora I/O 32 in 32 out
  • Otari MTR 1/2″ 2-track (1/4″ available)
  • Extensive plugin collection
Some gear is subject to change and availability. If a specific item is required for your session, please let us know so we can have it reserved.

Mics, mics, and more mics.

Signature Sound’s unrivaled mic collection offers pristine examples of both vintage and modern designs.
  • (2) Bock 251 Matched Pair (ELAM 251)
  • (1) Wunder CM7 (U47)
  • (1) Wunder CM7 FET (U47 FET)
  • (1) Neumann U87
  • (2) Soundelux U95
  • (2) AKG 414
  • (2) Neumann KM84 (matched)
  • (1) Neumann KM100
  • (2) Shure SM 81
  • (2) Coles 4038
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • (1) Electro-Voice PL20
  • (1) AKG D112
  • (1) Shure Beta 52
  • (4) Sennheiser 421
  • (8) Shure SM 57
Some gear is subject to change and availability. If a specific item is required for your session, please let us know so we can have it reserved.

Compressors, EQs, and Mic Preamps.

The standards. Everything you need to make a great production.
  • (4) BAE 1032 preamps
  • (2) Neve 1073 vintage preamps
  • (1) Manley stereo tube preamp
  • (1) Retro stereo compressor
  • (2) Empirical Labs Distressors
  • (2) 1176 silver face compressors
  • (2) Dbx 160x compressors
  • (1) GML 8200 Parametric equalizer
  • Manley Massive Passive Stereo Equalizer
  • (1) LA2A mono compressor
  • (1) Manley Variable MU stereo compressor
  • (1) Manley ELOP stereo compressor
  • (1) GML
  • (8) API 512c (1) API 3124+ (2) API 550A (2) Neve 1073 Vintage (rental fee applies)*
  • (1) Manley Variable Mu
(1) UREI 1176 Black Face
* Some gear is subject to change and availability. If a specific item is required for your session, please let us know so we can reserve it.
Monitoring and speakers. The following list of monitoring options are available. Often additional requests can be accommodated. Tannoy SRM-10B Genelec 1030B Yamaha NS10 Bryston and Hafler Amps * Some gear is subject to change and availability. If a specific item is required for your session, please let us know so we can have it reserved.

Amps & more.

Classic amps and gear. AMPS: Diezel Herbert Marshall JCM 800 Super Lead Mesa/Boogie Single Rectifier * We can often accommodate additional instrument and gear requests.  * Additional rental fees may apply. * Some gear is subject to change and availability. If a specific item is required for your session, please let us know so we can have it reserved.

Big enough for an orchestra, and maybe even a rock band.

The large and spacious control room is rivaled only by the recording room. Large enough for a 20-piece string section, yet it can be modified to be as intimate as desired. Control Room – 30′ x 24′ x 14′ Live Room – 31′ x 27′ x 17′ Iso Booth – 5′ x 4.5′ x 8′ * Some gear is subject to change and availability. If a specific item is required for your session, please let us know so we can have it reserved.