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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

Sound Palace Blog - Recording continues for Christmas CD
Recording continues for Christmas CD

The Angel City Big Band brought in their legendary drummer John “Spoons” Spooner and finished the drum tracking sessions earlier this week. John has toured all over with Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinkand it was great having him in studio. The band has now completed recording drums, bass, and guitar.  The Brass sessions are now […]

Last updated August 8, 2012

Sound Palace Blog - Angel City Big Band Starts Work on Christmas CD
Angel City Big Band Starts Work on Christmas CD

The Angel City Big Band has begun work on their forthcoming Christmas CD at The Sound Palace.They plan on releasing a 14 song album and began tracking drums today. Legendary drummer John “Spoons” Spooner, who has toured all over the world with Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdink brought in his DW drum kit and we […]

Last updated October 11, 2011

Sound Palace Blog - The Studio On The Small Screen
The Studio On The Small Screen

On September 13th & 14th, PBS aired the documentary “Wings Across The Channel: Catalina Island’s Aviation History.”  This 90 minute documentary was narrated by actor Gregory Harrison at The Sound Palace and engineered by Danny Langa and Pat Murphy.  The film also stars Tony Dow. Here is a clip from the film: Click to View […]

Last updated September 15, 2011