Well, I closed down the studio this year. Sunset Lodge Recording (Studio) was open from 2006 until October of 2013. I spent 7 long years operating that joint and working with everyone from Danzig to Diplo. It was a great accomplishment for me to create a place where musicians could truly get work done! Anyone who ever worked there, knew that when it was time to record, we got killer shit on tape, and did it quick. I always took pride in having my shit together and being ready to track whenever the artist found inspiration.
Stepping away from working in the same room for 7 years has 2 sides. On one side, I miss the familiarity of equipment and sonic footprint of the room(I designed the place after all). After working in a place so long, getting sounds and mixing takes about a quarter of the time, with about a quarter of the risk of things coming out weird. On the other hand, its easy to get set in your ways, and rely on familiarity a little too much. I am looking forward to mixing it up and working in a bunch of different studios in the near future.
Check out my buddy Joe’s studio, Valley Recording Co., where I will be doing a record in the near future.
I’m excited for the records I have coming up in 2014, looking forward to slaying some records with a new found energy, and in the words of Dirk Diggler, “It’s my big dick, and I’m ready to fuck!”