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...
L.A. Grapevine, December 2009
For years, as I made the daily commute from Studio City to Hollywood through the Cahuenga Pass, I drove past the iconic mid-century building...
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, December 2008
At Hollywood’s Ocean Way Recording. top mixer Jack Joseph Puig has left his large, colorful studio room to work in a dedicated mix room...
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, June 2008
The people I admire most had the guts to do this kind of record, says Jakob Dylan with quiet intensity. As he talks about...
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