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Timbaland’s VA Studio Hits the Market

By Clive Young. The R&B megaproducer’s Virginia Beach studio complex is up for sale, along with its gear.

UPDATE: The property was sold in March, 2019.

Virginia Beach, VA (July 30, 2018)—Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has put his Thomas Crown Studios recording and post-production facility in Virginia Beach, VA on the market.

Over the years, Timbaland—AKA Timothy Zachary Mosley—has collaborated with the likes of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Shakira, Bjork, Brad Paisley, Duran Duran and others. Having moved his operations to Miami, FL, where he’s resided for the last 10 years, he’s now opted to sell the Virginia Beach complex.

The 6,756-square-foot facility sports three control rooms, a two-story live room, two bedrooms (which have been acoustically designed for use in recording as needed), four bathrooms, lobby, office space, a commercial kitchen, multiple lounges and a server room with dedicated HVAC.

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Justin Timberlake’s Future Sex/Love Sounds album was recorded at the site, and other artists whose work was recorded and/or mixed there include Beyoncé, Kanye West, Missy Elliot, Diddy and Nelly Furtado, among others.

Sitting on .2893 acres of land, the WSDG-designed facility itself has an asking price of $695,000—reportedly nearly $250,000 below assessed value—while the studio equipment is being offered under a separate agreement for $200,000.

The studios’ system design was created and spec’d by renowned engineer Jimmy Douglass.

Studio A’s gear includes both a 72-channel Neve VR Series console and Yamaha DM2000 desk; custom Augspurger monitor speakers; and racks filled with gear from Eventide, Yamaha, Lexicon, Universal Audio, Tube-Tech, dbx, Avalon, Millennia Music, Tascam and more.

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Meanwhile, Studio B’s inventory includes a Solid State Logic AWS 900 analog workstation; custom Augspurger monitor speakers, along with monitors from Yamaha, Casio and KRK; and racks with gear from Avalon Design, Apogee, dbx, Lexicon, XTA, Yamaha and others.

The listing is with S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., Norfolk, VA.