In January 2006 we completed the expansion of Studio West with one goal in mind: to enable our clients to achieve their full creative potential in an efficient and comfortable working environment.
Our staff and our studios are uniquely equipped to meet your specific needs. Whether it be music recording, mixing, or mastering, film scoring, spoken word or voiceover, audio post and sound design, or ADR to picture for TV and film, rest assured that we can take your project from start to finish, in a timely manner, in our state of the art facility.
A 2000 sq ft studio with 24 ft ceilings, Studio A features an SSL 4064 console, Pro Tools HD-6 Accel system. With two separate Iso booths and a huge array of classic vintage and the latest digital gear, it is ideally suited for tracking live bands, large choirs or orchestras. Musicians love our Yamaha C-7 Concert Grand Piano, and the array of instruments and amps on hand. The SSL4064 console coupled with a vintage Neve BCM 10 sidecar is a favorite combination of many top mix engineers in the industry and listening to your tracks playing back through the mighty Meyer X-10 monitors (with matching subs) is about as good as it gets.
This room underwent a dramatic transformation in the 3rd quarter of 2009. It was completely overhauled and restored to the state intended by the original acoustic designer (George Augspurger) - with some 21st Century updates. This room builds on Studio West's reputation for excellence but with an eye firmly on the future. It sounds, and looks awesome! Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, this Mac Pro based Pro Tools HD6 system is the only DControl (32-Fader ICON) equipped commercial studio in San Diego County. All new classic outboard gear is complimented by a sofit-mounted surround monitoring system, and all new wiring and patch-bays finish off the behind-the-scenes infrastructure. With a freshly remodeled and cushy Iso booth, Studio B is nicely equipped to handle your project from start to finish when you don't need the large rooms of Studio A found across the hall.
Converted into a Studio back in 2006, Studio C will be recognizable to old Studio West clients as the space that once was the break room and surrounding offices. Stripped down to the concrete in December of 2009, Studio C has been transformed once again. It is now a warm toned, vibey and creative space ideally suited to ADR, voiceover, ISDN, single instrument or vocal tracking, phone patches and digital mixing. The isolation booth has been completely remodeled with new acoustic treatments improving the sound and feel immensely. New flooring, lighting and fresh paint give the space a creative edge not easily found in San Diego.
On the technical side, a Mac Pro based Pro Tools HD5 system well equipped with plug-ins from top manufacturers anchors the room. Simple, sleek and powerful - the 8-fader DCommand at the center of room provides all the hands-on control you need for controlling Pro Tools, along with complete stereo and surround mixing capabilities. The 42" Flat panel at the front of the room makes for easy viewing of your mix or ADR to picture.
At 20ftx16ft, the control room boasts plenty of working space along with comfortable accommodations for producers and artists towards the back of the room. Singer-songwriters enjoy the relaxed vibe of this space and we have all the technology and expertise in-house to master your finished project right here in Studio C.
Edit Suite 1
This small suite offers an affordable environment for simple editing and mixing. As well, file management, tape transfers, archiving and software format transfers can be done here when your project does not require the more expensive studio rooms.
We are happy to offer affordable location recording services to clients wishing to record remotely in the San Diego area. Our Pro Tools based mobile recording set-ups are scalable to suit any size project and are operated by experienced engineers. Up to 96 Pro Tools analog inputs, 40 channels of Jensen Transformer-Isolated mic split, 40 Channels of remote-controllable Digi Mic Pre, and any combination of cable connections you can dream up. After the show, bring your drive back to the studio for mixing and mastering. Ask about our complete remote recording packages!
Pro Tools System Rentals
For local artists, producers and engineers looking to rent a full Pro Tools system, or just expand an existing system - contact us about our rental options. All of our HD and LE systems are installed with Pro Tools 10 and include an extensive list of the most popular plug-ins. Our LE systems include a 003, MBox Mini or MBox2 interfaces running on an iMac dual 1.83ghz CPU. Our MacPro based HD systems can be rack-mounted or delivered a la-carte. As well, we have an assortment of interface and peripheral options to choose from (192 and 96 I/O), Sync and Sync HD, Avid Mojo, Digi Pre, and transformer isolated microphone splitter. Everything you need for recording at home or on the road - let us help with your Pro Tools needs! Contact us for pricing and package details.
Our Commitment to You
At Studio West, we realize that correct installation and constant maintenance is critical to the smooth operation of a professional recording studio. Consequently, we work with the best local installation and maintenance companies in the business to ensure that the gear you choose works as effectively at the end of your session as it did at the start.