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Sound Palace Blog - Hear Drum Recordings from The Sound Palace
Hear Drum Recordings from The Sound Palace

Greg Marra met up with an old friend Chris Compton and dropped by the tracking room at The Sound Palace to record drums for Greg’s next album. (click here for Greg’s website) Click on this link to download the pretty raw audio: Greg & Chris drum jam  

Last updated July 3, 2013

Sound Palace Blog - Behind the Scenes Video
Behind the Scenes Video

The Angels City Big Band is working on their latest album. This week the group recorded its saxophone section (Baritone, 2 Altos, Tenor) for “Cry Me A River.” For a glimpse of the session click this link:  Session Video

Last updated June 29, 2012

Sound Palace Blog - Vintage Gretsch Drum Kit Just Arrived
Vintage Gretsch Drum Kit Just Arrived

The Sound Palace finally took delivery of its long-awaited  set of Vintage 70s “Stop sign badge” Gretsch drums (sizes 12-13-16-22.)  These beautiful walnut drums, built 40 years ago, will offer our customers  “that great Gretsch sound.” The tone of these drums are unsurpassed for recording purposes and have been heard on countless albums over the […]

Last updated August 8, 2012

Sound Palace Blog - Angel City Big Band To Begin Work On 2nd Album
Angel City Big Band To Begin Work On 2nd Album

The Christmas album recorded last year at The Sound Palace was a huge success and now The Angel City Big Band is returning to the studio for a follow up album of new arrangements for release later this spring.  Sessions may start as early as March 15th. Stay tuned.

Last updated March 9, 2012

Sound Palace Blog - The Holy Grail of Microphones: The RCA R44
The Holy Grail of Microphones: The RCA R44

RCA 44 ribbon microphones have remained an essential part of studio life well after RCA stopped manufacturing them in 1955. The sound and response of the 44 B/BX were unlike anything else available, and was cherished for its smoothness, forgiving nature and unique tonal balance. As collectors began to buy up the supply of RCA […]

Last updated February 18, 2012

Sound Palace Blog - Christmas CD Released
Christmas CD Released

The Angel City Big Band released its Christmas CD this week. The album, recorded at The Sound Palace, was produced by Jim Baldree and is available for purchase through the band’s website: Click Here

Last updated February 18, 2012

Sound Palace Blog - FARMERS INSURANCE VIDEO RECORDED
FARMERS INSURANCE VIDEO RECORDED

Farmers Insurance Group distributes periodic training videos for its nationwide employment force. Through a contract with Mothership Creative Services, the voice-over work was recorded today at The Sound  Palace.  Billy Savage handled the recording and mixing for the project.

Last updated August 26, 2019

Sound Palace Blog - Andrew Muccitelli Starts Studio Sessions
Andrew Muccitelli Starts Studio Sessions

12 year old Andrew Muccitelli, has completed his run on the television show The X-Factor and has now been accepted into the Artist Development Program jointly run by The Sound Palace and Grammy-winning  producer and songwriter Chuy Flores.   A gifted performer with a large following already on YouTube and Facebook,  Andrew can’t wait to bring […]

Last updated October 22, 2011

Sound Palace Blog - More Ribbon Microphones Added
More Ribbon Microphones Added

The past couple of weeks have seen multiple brass instruments (trumpets, trombones) in the tracking room. A microphone “shoot out” was done and the ribbon microphones were found to best capture the tone and character of the brass.  In this case it was the Royer R-121 ribbon microphones coming out on top. We have also […]

Last updated October 20, 2011

Sound Palace Blog - New Sound Palace Artist’s 1st Public Performance
New Sound Palace Artist’s 1st Public Performance

Taylor Kastan, is a 15 year old singer-songwriter who recorded her first songs at The Sound Palace earlier this year.  Since then, we have moved her into our Artist Development partnership with local producers and she has continued her artistic growth as we regularly meet to work on pre-production for her forthcoming debut album. Taylor […]

Last updated October 16, 2011