Jeff Bhasker’s Amazing Year
>In 2012, producer/songwriter Jeff Bhasker turned over a new leaf, as his run of hits with top R&B/hip hop artists—including Alicia Keys’ “Try Sleeping...
Another Green Day for Mark Isham
Mark Isham’s five-acre estate is spread over rolling countryside in the horse-centric West Valley community of Hidden Hills. The renowned film composer’s daily commute...
L.A. Grapevine, March 2010
Since founding Sherman Oaks-based Kaufman and Associates in 2005, renowned studio designer Jay Kaufman has designed and built a number of commercially
L.A. Grapevine, January 2010
A recent addition to the A-list of mix engineers, Joe Zook is on a roll, having scored chart-topping singles and albums with OneRepublic, Katy...
On a hazy late-summer afternoon, I pull into the parking lot of California Sound Studios in Lake Forest, 60 miles south of my 'hood....
L.A. Grapevine, August 2009
Sitting smack-dab in the middle of Santa Monica's bustling post-house enclave, POP Sound is two audio post-production outfits in one, and each is an...
L.A. Grapevine, July 2009
During the past two decades, the words studio bau:ton have become synonymous with a readily identifiable style of recording studio design: airy, functional,
THERE ARE MORE OUTLETS THAN EVER FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, BUT WHERE'S THE MONEY?
L.A. Grapevine, July 2008
During the 1970s and '80s, I made frequent visits to the Sunset Marquis, a high-end but unpretentious hotel tucked away on Alta Loma, a...
L.A. Grapevine, May 2008
More and more L.A.-based rock producers, engineers and mixers are doing projects in Nashville studios these days, not only because Music City boasts a
L.A. Grapevine, April 2008
The technological revolution has given rise to an entrepreneurial revolution. As proof, I offer you my own 'hood in Studio City, a name that,...
L.A. Grapevine, March 2008
Talking about gear in L.A. is like being at a muscle-car convention, quips Thom Monahan. A friend of mine once commented that there are...
Good Vibrations, The Sequel
Hollywood's hallowed Western Studios, most recently known as Cello, will be the scene of a grand re-opening in January, following an ambitious 22-week