This month, Sunset Sound and Sunset Sound Factory will celebrate a shared birthday cake: 60 years of creating hits. (Sunset is 40 years young this year, while the Factory celebrates its 20th anniversary.) Founded in 1962 by Tutti Camarata, Sunset Sound remains under the day-to-day guidance of his son Paul; the Sound Factory, founded in 1969 by David Hassinger, became part of the Sunset family in 1982.
“The philosophy [to maintain a high-quality standard that best suits our customers' needs] has proven itself over the decades,” said Sunset Sound's studio manager Craig Hubler.
Upcoming changes include a cosmetic remodel of Sunset Sound's Studio 1, including decor changes for the control room, performance areas and lounge. “Of course, we will retain the legendary acoustic characteristics of the control room and performance areas,” Hubler stresses. “We will be adapting the vocal isolation booth to a dual-use configuration. It will act as an iso area during tracking and overdubbing, but can also double as a functional annex to the existing lounge via new facing doorways.” The renowned Live Chamber adjacent to Studio 1's control room will be retained.
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