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"When you've produced your masterpiece in the studio, and recorded it impeccably, sweetened it with overdubs and mixed it to perfection, there is only one final step before manufacturing and distribution: mastering. This is when your work is finalized so that it sounds the very best to the listener. Mastering needs the latest technology and a gifted engineer to deliver the best music possible," explained Steven Miller, United's Executive Consultant on the new mastering studio.
Virtually All Formats Supported for Superlative Restoration - United Recording has launched its new archiving division, it was announced by Studio Manager Robin Goodchild. United was founded in 1957 by recording engineer, Studio Designer and Electronics Inventor Bill Putnam and expert archiving is a key element of the studio’s heritage. United’s new suite is perhaps the most complete, purpose-built archiving studio today, a secure, climate-controlled suite that features such attention to detail as a specially built anti-static floor to prevent any electrical mishaps. A full-time dedicated maintenance staff means the gear is well cared for and running correctly at all times.
Hollywood, CA, September 2016 – Popular indie rock band Local Natives recorded the enchanting “Sea of Years” for their third album, “Sunlit Youth,” at United Recording. Based in the Silverlake arts community, the band created the new album while touring and traveling, and stopped in at United’s venerable Studio B for the track.
Superlative singer-songwriter and fiddler Sara Watkins recorded tracks at United Recording for her new album "Young In All the Wrong Ways," due out July 1 on New West Records.
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme began secretly working on the new album “Post Pop Depression” in early 2015 and recorded brass and strings at United Recording studios last April. The clandestine Pop and Homme self-financed recording was without a record label at the time and with no outside influences on the project. “Post Pop Depression” debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200, making the album Iggy Pop's highest charting in the US. The tour in support of the Loma Vista Recordings album began March 28 in Seattle, WA and runs through May 15 at Le Grand Rex in Paris, France.
"The Last Shadow Puppets were looking for an iconic sound for their new record," commented Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer/producer Ross Hogarth. "Producer James Ford and masterful string arranger Owen Pallett desired sonic landscapes harkening back to 60s and 70s retro with some avant garde thrown in. A studio like United Studio B has such a definable sound with the addition of its live chambers and echo plates. It gives an engineer the raw tools to deliver that vision to a project like this. I was extremely impressed with the depth of feel and musical intuition that Miles (Kane), Alex (Turner) and James (Ford) have as writers and artists.
Much-admired singer/songwriter Rachel Goodrich is tracking her new album with co-producer and engineer Matt “Linny” Linesch at United Recording Studios in Hollywood. Linesch has been operating for two years out of his personal studio at the United facilities. For the new Goodrich project, he is tracking analog to an Ampex 16-track tape machine in United’s adjacent Studio B.
British-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Karen Elson has recorded tracks at United Recording for her forthcoming sophomore album. Producer Jonathan Wilson helms the project with recording engineer Bryce Gonzales and featured musician Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense).
James Taylor's "Before This World" has earned a NAMM TEC Award for Creative Achievement at the Winter NAMM Convention. The Technical Excellence and Creativity Award was presented for Record Production/Album of the year. The recording was Taylor's first album to hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 in his more than four-decade career.
Stage musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber joined Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo at Hollywood’s United Recording studios to work on the upcoming Broadway show “School of Rock --The Musical.” Based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, the musical is now on Broadway at the Winter Garden.
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