Analog meets Digital Approach

 

Ghettometal Studio is a 1,000 square foot facility located amidst the beautiful hills of Mt. Washington in Los Angeles, California. The studio space was carefully designed to create a flowing atmosphere with an emphasis on comfort. It’s been specifically constructed to create a great live sound in a soothing atmosphere.
It is best suited for recording full bands in order to capture the magic that comes from bands playing various compositions together.

 

It features an 18′x18′ live tracking room with treated walls and birch paneling, high beam vaulted 20’ceiling and 4 isolation booths. A separate isolated control room with private lavatory and personal shower overlooks the live tracking room.  There is also an outdoor guest lounge that allows for a fresh air break from sessions. The neighborhood boasts a basketball court steps away at the quiet Cul-De-Sac and a hiking trail that gives one the opportunity to blend with nature and allow the creative juices to flow. No writers’ block here!
Guest also have access to an outdoors deck complete with private weight training/boxing gym to let off some steam. If that’s not enough then cool off after a long session in the private hot tub under a 100 year old California Oak Tree and watch the squirrels play. Truly a serene place to create your next masterpiece!

 

Every signal path in our studio hits either a warm tube or analog tape or both! We believe that there are inherent tones and warmth that can only come from using tubes or analog tape.

Classic music that stands the test of time was cut in analog studios before digital recordings became the norm. Most music was recorded on 4, 8, 16, or 24 track tape machines and when an edit was needed, editing was done by splicing those tapes and putting them back together.
An art form that is mostly lost now in our hi-tech and digital age!

 

We have a collection of vintage gear (equipment list below) and like to take the Old School” analog approach at our studio while also using the advantages that digital “New School” offers to our clients.
So whatever your flavor, both formats are available to realize a final product that stands apart from those using only digital.
The perfect marriage of classic and modern technologies to create music preserved in the new digital world!

 

Over the years, we have collected an extensive list of vintage mics, vintage outboard gear, vintage analog equipment, and vintage instruments. We want to stay current so we also have the latest state of the art digital gear including Pro-Tools HD2 192.

 

THE CHEMISTRY APPROACH

 

The concept of musicians playing together to create a feel is missing in most of today’s music. We created a studio where the “vibe is as important as the equipment that is used. When the vibe is right, the time is right for recording. Capture the magic that can only come from the performance of your band! That’s what we are all about at this studio.

 

In today’s musical environment, digital recording can be done by just about anyone with a laptop or computer but classic music, using vintage gear, is becoming an art form of the past.
Our vision is to help realize the extreme importance of using vintage gear in the recording process and educating our youth on what our mentors from back in the day used to create classic music. A sound that is more organic than a lot of today’s music. Your music deserves to sound like it was recorded at the classic studios that used tubes and tape machines to give it warmth”.
Stand apart from the pack and blaze a new trail and come to our studio where analog still exists in this digital age. Your ears will hear the difference!

 

We also have a long list of seasoned session players available to play on your project. Platinum Drummers, Guitarist, Bassist, Keyboardist, Background Singers, Songwriters, DJ’s, Engineers, Producers, Mixers, and Programmers for hire for your project!

IF YOU NEED IT, WE HAVE IT FOR YOU AND AT AFFORDABLE RATES!

To get the word out about our studio for a limited time we are offering:

 

FREE STUDIO TIME SPECIALS and INTRODUCTORY RATES.

LOCKOUT RATE SPECIALS!

CALL FOR DETAILS (323) 441-1253

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

BEHRINGER MX9000 EURODESK 48 INPUT/24

PRO TOOLS 192 HD2 INTERFACE

COMMAND 8 AUTOMATED CONTROL SURFACE

MAC PRO TOWER QUAD CORE WITH CINEMA DISPLAY

TASCAM D38 EIGHT TRACK ½ INCH TAPE MACHINE

TASCAM T7 TWO TRACK ¼ TAPE MACHINE

PRESONUS FIREPOD PRO A/D CONVERTER

YAMAHA HS80M STUDIO MONITORS

EVENT ASP8 STUDIO MONITORS

MACKIE HD1531 3 WAY HIGH DEFINITION SPEAKERS

JBL TR125 SPEAKERS

CREST AUDIO LA901 POWER AMP

LUDWIG 6 PIECE 1970’S VINTAGE CHROME DRUM KIT

ZILDIAN CYMBALS

GALLIEN KRUGER 1001RB MARK2 BI AMP BASS AMP

SVT 8X10 VINTAGE BASS CABINET

HARTKE 8X10 GOLD CONE BASS CABINET

MARSHALL JCM 800 50 WATT GUITAR AMP MOD BY MIKE MORIN

MORIN P100 CUSTOM 100 WATT GUITAR AMP

MESA BOOGIE 240 WATT RECTIFIER 4X12 STRAIGHT CAB WITH V30’S

MESA BOOGIE 240 WATT RECTIFIER 4X12 SLANT CAB WITH V30’S

LEE JACKSON CUSTOM 1 TO 6 SIGNAL SPLITTER

DIGITECH GSP21 PRO GUITAR SIGNAL PROCESSOR

SHURE AMS4000 MIXER

YAMAHA MG82 STEREO MIXER

DIGITECH STUDIO S100 MULTI EFFECTS PROCESSOR

SONY DTC690 DAT MACHINE

ART TPS2 TUBE PRE AMP

AUDIO TECH SYSTEMS SE2000 STEREO EXCITER

DBX 228 EXPANDER/NOISE REDUCTION

BEHRINGER DEQ2496 ULTRA CURVE PRO 24BIT/96K DIGITAL AUDIO PROCESSOR DEQ2496

TASCAM CC222 DOLBY REWRITABLE CD RECORDER

KORG MICROKORG SYNTHESIZER/VOCODOR

YAMAHA PSR225 ELECTRIC PIANO

DIGITECH VOCAL 300 VOCAL EFFECTS PROCESSOR

ELECTRO HARMONIX V256 VOCODER

GIBSON POWER STEALTH POWER SOAK

ALTAIR PW5 POWER ATTENUATOR

MORLEY JD10 ORIGINAL

HARTKE BASS ATTACK

HARTKE ACOUSTIC ATTACK

STRYMON OLA

BOSS DD2 DIGITAL DELAY

BOSS MT2 METAL ZONE MOD BY ROBERT KEELEY

MXR90 EVH PHASER

BBE SONIC STOMP

 

GUITARS AND BASSES

1989 GIBSON LES PAUL LITE CUSTOM WITH GIBSON FLOYD ROSE TREMELO

1982 LEO CARRUTHERS CUSTOM STRAT WITH SCALLOPED FRETS

2012 FERNANDES CUSTOM GHETTOMETAL MONTEREY

2012 FERNANDES CUSTOM GHETTOMETAL STRAT

2010 JAY TURSER CUSTOM LES PAUL

1978 FENDER PRECISION BASS

1981 FENDER JAZZ BASS

1980 MUSIC MAN STINGRAY BASS SIGNATURE PROTOTYPE

1992 YAMAHA D150 6 STRING ACOUSTIC

1999 MARTIN D50 6 STRING ACOUSTIC

2009 SAMICK GREG BANNETT DESIGN D-2-12 STRING ACOUSTIC

1995 CUSTOM “THE STICK”

 

MICROPHONE LIST

AKG C525 (2)

AKG D3800 (2)

AKG D3900 (2)

AKG C5900 (2)

AKG D1000E (2)

AKG D112 (2)

SENNHEISER E835 (1)

SHURE SM57 (4)

SHURE SM58 (4)

SHURE PG57 (3)

SHURE PG58 (3)

SHURE 5655D (2)

SHURE 5885B (2)

SHURE PE585 (1)

SHURE SM7B (1)

SHURE BG4.1 (1)

AUDIX F10 (4)

AUDIX F15 (2)

AUDIO TECHNICA DR T16 (1)