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  • Studio
  • Equipment
  • Microphone List
  • Plugins List
  • Floorplan
  • Studio 3 opens in 1962
  • 1963

    The Beach Boys “Surfin USA

  • 1964

    Jan and Dean “Everybody Loves Somebody

  • 1964

    Barry McGuire “Eve of Destruction

  • 1965

    The Beach Boys “California Girls

  • 1965

    The Beach Boys “Sloop John B

  • 1965

    The Mamas & the Papas “California Dreamin’

  • 1965

    The Turtles “It Ain’t Me Babe

  • 1966

    Scott Mackenzie “San Francisco

  • 1966

    The Mamas & the Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears

  • 1966

    The Mamas & the Papas “Monday, Monday

  • 1966

    The Mamas & the Papas “I Call Your Name

  • 1966

    The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations

  • 1966

    The Beach Boys “God Only Knows

  • 1966

    The Beach Boys Pet Sounds

  • 1966

    The Beach Boys Smile Sessions

  • 1966

    Johnny Rivers Poor Side of Town

  • 1966

    The Mamas & the Papas “Dancing in the Street

  • 1966

    The Turtles You Baby

  • 1966

    The Sunrays Andrea

  • 1966

    The Association Renaissance

  • 1967

    The Association Windy

  • 1967

    Johnny Rivers "Baby I Need Your Lovin’"

  • 1967

    The Grassroots Feelings

  • 1967

    The Mamas & the Papas Deliver

  • 1967

    The Mamas & the Papas “Creeque Alley

  • 1968

    The Association Time for Living

  • 1968

    5th Dimension “Stone Soul Picnic

  • 1968

    The Cowsills “Hair

  • 1969

    The Grassroots Leaving It All Behind

  • 1971

    Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds Ain’t No Woman

  • 1973

    America “Goodbye, Goodbye

  • 1974

    The DeFranco Family Save The Last Dance For Me

  • 1976

    Herb Pedersen Southwest

  • 1979

    Herbie Hancock Monster

  • 1980

    Blondie “The Tide is High

  • 1980

    Blondie “Rapture

  • 1980

    Dolly Parton “9 to 5

  • 1983

    Bow Wow Wow When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

  • 1984

    Donna Summers Cats Without Claws

  • 1985

    Stevie Knicks “Rock A Little

  • 1997

    The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon

  • 2001

    Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

  • 2001

    Natalie Merchant Motherland

  • 2001

    System of a Down Toxicity

  • 2002

    Muse Absolution

  • 2002

    AFI Sing the Sorrow

  • 2003

    The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium

  • 2003

    Jimmy Eat World Futures

  • 2004

    Ryan Adams Love Is Hell

  • In 2005, Cello Studios Closes Down
  • In 2005, the studios become EastWest Studios and renovations begin
  • In 2009, EastWest Studios officially opens
  • 2009

    Rihanna Rated R

  • 2009

    Band of Horses Infinite Arms

  • 2010

    Rihanna Loud

  • 2011

    Frank Ocean Channel Orange

  • 2011

    Nas Life is Good

  • 2011

    Jimmy Cliff Rebirth

  • 2012

    Richie Sambora Aftermath of a Lowdown

  • 2012

    Kelly Rowland Talk A Good Game

  • 2012

    Kate Nash Girl Talk

  • 2012

    Music for the film Behind the Candelabra

  • 2012

    Music for the TV Show American Horror Story

  • 2012

    Demi Lovato Demi

  • 2012

    Music for the TV Show The New Normal

  • 2012

    Ariana Grande Yours Truly

  • 2013

    Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady

  • 2013

    Music from the film Oblivion

  • 2014

    Lea Michele Louder

About Studio Three.

The smallest 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. The room comes complete with a Steinway B grand piano and private artist lounge.

Some of the most iconic hits of the 60s were born here. The Mamas and the Papas recorded “California Dreaming” and “Monday, Monday” in this studio, along with Scott McKenzie’s classic “San Francisco”. But one album recorded here stands above all the rest – The Beach Boy’s 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds.

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 Meitners (available upon request) and ATC300A house monitors with NS10/ProAc speakers and are set up with Pro tools HD. Studer 827 & Ampex ATR102 (1/4 inch & 1/2 inch) Analog recorders are available on request.

Studio Three Equipment

Console

  • 40 Channel Trident A Range
  • w/24 Channel Monitor Section
  • Flying Faders Moving Fader Automation

DAW

  • Avid Protools HDX with 48 channels 192 I/O
  • Software Version 10 and 11 Available

Analog Recorders (On request subject to avaiability)

  • Studer 827 24 track analog tape machine
  • ATR 102 1/2" Stereo tape machine
  • ATR 102 1/4" Stereo tape machine

Main Monitors

  • Custom ATC 300s with P4 Amps
  • Aragon Nearfield Amplifier

Nearfields (On request subject to availability)

  • Yamaha NS-10s
  • Pro AC Studio 100
  • Dynaudio BM-15A
  • ATC SCM 150A
  • ATC SCM 25A

Dynamics

  • Neve 32264a Compressor (2)
  • Teletronix LA-2A (2)
  • Urei 1176LN (3)
  • DBX 160 (2)
  • DBX 162
  • DBX 165
  • DBX 160X (2)
  • Emperical Labs EL8 Distressor
  • DBX FS 900 De-Esser (2)
  • Compex FS760X-RS Stereo Compressor
  • SPL Transient Designer (2ch)

Equalizers

  • API 550a (6)
  • Neve 1081 Pre/EQ (8)
  • Pultec EQP-1A3 (2)
  • Pultec MEQ-5 (2)
  • Lang PEQ-2 (2)
  • GML 8200 Stereo EQ

Preamps

  • Helios Pre/EQ (2)
  • REDD 47 Mic Pre (2)
  • Burl B1D Pre/DI (2)

Effects Processors

  • TC Electronic M1
  • Lexicon PCM 42
  • Eventide H3000
  • TC Electronic System 6000
  • AMS RMX-16

Live Reverbs (On request subject to availability)

  • EMT 140 Plates (6)
  • EMT 250 (2)
  • Live Echo Chambers (3)

Cue Systems

  • 2 Stereo Amplified Cues
  • 12 Channel Private Q System

Nearfield Amps (On request subject to availability)

  • Bryston
  • Crown
  • Classe
  • BGW
  • Yamaha
  • Mackie

A/D D/A Converters

  • dbTechnologies 4496
  • Meitner ADC8 MKIV (On request subject to availability)

Micophones

Microphones listed are on request and subject to availability.

Condenser and Tube Mics

  • AKG C12 (5)
  • AKG C12A (3)
  • AKG C24
  • AKG C61
  • AKG 414 (3)
  • AKG C 451 E (4)
  • AKG 452EB (4)
  • B&K 2669 (pair)
  • Empyrian (2)
  • Neumann U47 (4)
  • Neumann U47 FET (3)
  • Neumann U67 (5)
  • Neumann U87 (6)
  • Neumann M-50 Nickel
  • Neumann M-50 Gold
  • Neumann M-50 (pair)
  • Neumann M-149
  • Neumann M-249
  • Neumann KM254
  • Neumann KM54A
  • Neumann KM56
  • Neumann KM83i (2)
  • Neumann KM84i (3)
  • Nordic SE 520 (U47 influenced) (2)
  • Sennheiser MKH105 (pair)
  • Sennheiser MKH 405
  • Sennheiser MKH 800 (2)
  • Shure Beta 181 (2)
  • Shure SM81 (2)
  • Sony C 37A
  • Sony C55p (6)
  • Sony C500 (2)
  • Telefunken CMV51
  • Telefunken ELA-M 251 (2)

Dynamic Mics

  • AKG D112 (4)
  • AKG D12E
  • AKG D19 (2)
  • AKG TD19c
  • AKG D202 (3)
  • Electrovoice RE20
  • Sennheiser MD421 (10)
  • Sennheiser MD441 (4)
  • Shure Beta 52a
  • Shure SM7 (2)
  • Shure SM57 (25)
  • Shure SM58 (5)
  • Shure Super 55
  • Yamaha NS10 Speaker

Ribbon Mics

  • Coles 4038 (pair)
  • Royer SF-12
  • Royer R-121 (2)
  • AEA 440 (2)
  • RCA 44 (2)
  • RCA 77 DX (2)
  • RCA BK 5
  • Shure KSM 313

Plugins

Our Protools Plug-Ins include:

Antares Audio Technologies

  • Auto-Tune Evo TDM
  • Auto-Tune 5 Native
  • Auto-Tune 5 TDM
  • Auto-Tune 6 Native
  • Auto-Tune 6 TDM

Line 6, Inc

  • POD Farm Platinum

EASTWEST

Digidesign Plugins

  • BF Fairchild Bundle v4
  • BF Moogerfooger Bundle v4
  • BF Pultec Bundle v4
  • BF Voce Bundle v4
  • Bruno/Reso
  • D-Fi
  • Fairchild 670
  • Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
  • Pultec EQH-2
  • Pultec MEQ-5
  • Reverb One
  • SansAmp PSA-1
  • Slightly Rude Compressor
  • Smack!
  • SoundReplacer
  • Voce Chorus/Vibrato
  • X-Form

Waves Plug Ins

  • Platinum TDM 7.0.0
  • Waves AudioTrack V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves C1 V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves C4 V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves DeEsser V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Doppler V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Doubler V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Enigma V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves H-Comp - Hybrid Line Compressor V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves H-Delay - Hybrid Line Delay V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves IR-L V7 (Native)
  • Waves L1 Ultramaximizer V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves L2 Ultramaximizer V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves L3 Ultramaximizer V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves L3-LL Ultramaximizer V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves LinEQ V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves LinMB V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves MaxxBass V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves MaxxVolume V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves MetaFlanger V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves MondoMod V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves MV2 V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves PAZ V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves PS22 V7 (TDM)
  • Waves PuigTec V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Q10 V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Axx V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Bass V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Channel V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Compressor V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance DeEsser V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Equalizer V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Reverb V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Renaissance Vox V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves S1 V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves SuperTap V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves TrueVerb V7 (Native, TDM)
  • Waves Tune LT V7 (Native)
  • Waves UltraPitch V7 (Native, TDM)

Floor Plans

Studio 3 FloorPlan