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Sound Palace Blog - The Return of Analog Tape
The Return of Analog Tape

Since it was opened in 2008, The Sound Palace has always offered the best in analog recording equipment. Now, to complete the journey, the studio offers artists the option of recording music on analog tape! Why Tape? Digital Audio Workstations have taken over most music studios with many producing records entirely from computer software.  However, […]

Last updated September 22, 2017

Sound Palace Blog - Tracking Drums for the band Cherry Bomb
Tracking Drums for the band Cherry Bomb

Just finished tracking drums for my friend and super-talented drummer John Perry. We completed 4 songs with Cherry Bomb band members Dave Sirott and Chuck Maiden. Our new favorite microphones are the Sennheiser e602ii for the kick drum and the Beyerdynamic M201 on the snare. And the Pultec-style EQ’s from Warm Audio are the real […]

Last updated August 15, 2017

Sound Palace Blog - Music Video Recorded at Studio
Music Video Recorded at Studio

The band Plenty Heavy was in the studio on February 21, 2017 to record a video for their upcoming release. Pictured are band members Bjorn Englen (bass), Mike Hansen (drums) and Greg Marra (guitar.)

Last updated February 24, 2017

Sound Palace Blog - Radio Airplay for Sound Palace Records Artist
Radio Airplay for Sound Palace Records Artist

The Last Allyance were musical guests on the Tom & Sandy Radio Program (KVTA/1590 AM) this morning for about 45 minutes. They discussed how the band was formed, the writing of the songs, and the process of recording their new album Snake in the Grass. Then the band performed a couple of acoustic versions of […]

Last updated September 12, 2015

Sound Palace Blog - New Album from The Last Allyance Now in Stores
New Album from The Last Allyance Now in Stores

7 months in production, the new album “Snake in the Grass” by The Last Allyance hits stores today. The album was recorded and produced by Pat Murphy under the Sound Palace Records label. The bluesy rock tracks are complimented by a couple of ballads and even a jazz-influenced piece featuring saxophone and piano.  The music […]

Last updated September 12, 2015

Sound Palace Blog - Record Label Launched
Record Label Launched

After years of discussion with various artists and bands, and recognizing the need to develop and distribute the music created by local musicians, we have now launched the independent record label “Sound Palace Records“, which will work in association with the music publishing company Greengrove Music. The first artist signed to Sound Palace Records is […]

Last updated June 17, 2015

Sound Palace Blog - Band from Germany in Studio
Band from Germany in Studio

The German band WegoEGO (click here for more info)  was in California as part of their U.S. Tour and spent August 8-9, 2014 at The Sound Palace recording their next record. Producer Tony Lukyn brought the boys in and their special sound was magnificently captured by the studio’s  arsenal of microphones and preamps.

Last updated August 10, 2014

Sound Palace Blog - Greg Marra Records Video for Friedman Amps
Greg Marra Records Video for Friedman Amps

Guitarist Greg Marra brought in a slew of axes to record while shooting a video for Friedman amplifiers.  

Last updated May 17, 2014

Sound Palace Blog - Drum Session Completed
Drum Session Completed

Chuck Maiden and drummer John Perry came by on March 7th  to track drums for several songs on an upcoming record.  John was rock solid and the microphones paired with some outstanding preamps really captured some terrific sounds from the Gretsch kit.

Last updated March 9, 2014

Sound Palace Blog
Los Lobos’ Drummer visits with studio owner

Los Lobos’ North American Tour included a performance at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on Jan 30, 2014. Their drummer, Enrique Gonzalez, has recorded at The Sound Palace and invited studio owner Pat Murphy and his daughter to join him up on stage following the concert. The concert was terrific!   The band […]

Last updated February 1, 2014