L-R: Chet Thompson, recording artist Amanda (who is finishing up her debut release) and Donny Baker
Producer Chet Thompson, former guitarist for Alice in Thunderland and Hellion, has opened up Elephant Symphony (North Hollywood, www.elephantsymphony.com), a music and post facility. On-hand are studio manager/chief engineer Donny Baker and engineer Ryan McBride. The studio's A room is centered on Digidesign's Pro Tools|HD3 Accel, Control|24, 192 I/Os and Sync I/O, as well as an extensive mic closet and plug-in arsenal. Monitoring is via VANT LX-5 for surrounds and Yamaha NS-10s. The post room, “B,” offers two Pro Tools LE systems with VANT monitors; all Pro Tools gear was purchased from RSPE Audio Solutions (L.A.). A natural-sounding live room, which can accommodate a full band, complements the new space.