We are a boutique recording studio situated on the border of Marina del Rey, Venice and Culver City.
The heart of the studio.
Below is the custom made vocal booth. It's big enough to easily accommodate extra instruments such as an guitar, or an electric guitar amp that can be mic'd up . It's been treated inside moderately with Auralex, and long bass traps on the sides. What the booth provides is a great clean vocal, with zero noise from outside.
An excellent advantage of the booth, is that the microphone can be used in 'omni directional' mode, without any risk of background noise being picked up. This completely removes the 'proximity effect' (experienced with traditional cardoid) which can make a singer's voice bassier, when recording close to the mic.
The booth is also useful for any self conscious singers, as you can literally shut yourself off from the world.
The alcove works as a 'Live Area'. There are two portable Gobos on wheels, which can be maneuvered to isolate the sound. It's great for capturing an acoustic guitar or vocal, if a client is after more of a live sound than the booth. It's also great for recording live videos.
Every studio needs a couch. This one is particularly comfortable.
CLIENTS IN THE STUDIO
One of the Gobos is used here to isolate the sound of the singing on the left, and the instrument being played on the right. The microphone on the left is using a 'figure of eight' polar pattern which also helps isolate the vocal by nulling any sound coming in from the side, so that only the front and back are operational
All treatment is from http://lasoundpanels.com. The treatment works brilliantly by absorbing low frequencies and excess reflections. When mixing, the 'boominess' of the bass sound is removed, so that only its punch remains. The treatment is also great at preventing ear fatigue which can happen when too many reflections are bouncing around
The studio is in a converted external guesthouse
The studio has a sign. This thing is officially real