Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PHOTOS - Greyson Chance Records In Same Studio as Michael Jackson! - Studio A at Westlake

Greyson Chance at work in the studio

Greyson Chance is getting the opportunity of a lifetime this week while working on his new album in California.

He is also adding his name to a long list of super stars that have used the famous Westlake Studios to lay down their hit tracks!

Greyson took to his twitter account Wednesday to let his fans know what he was up to saying,
"Recording in the same studio that MJ recorded Thriller. Wow.

Westlake Recording Studio in California
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The studio was originally called “Westlake Audio” when created in the early 1970’s, and is considered one of the first big commercial studios to create and produce acoustically standardized music with interchangeable studios.

Westlake’s studio rooms were created with an acoustic design that could give a generally “flat” frequency response at the recording marks, with the ability to control reverberation, delay, echo, and other effects in the production control room.

Westlake studio "Vocals" isolation room

The studio rooms became popular, and "Westlake-style" studio style rooms spread to a number of other commercial and private studios by the late 1970’s.

Today, Westlake has a total of six recording studios, including four with full size live performance rooms, two production rooms and a high end mixing suite.

Studios A and B are located on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles California and Studios C, D, E, and the Production Rooms are located on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood California.

Original Westlake Studio "A" as it was in 1978

Studio A is one of the most famous and historic recording rooms at Westlake and was where Michael Jackson recorded his smash hit "Thriller".

The control room of Studio A features a 60 channel Neve V3 console and a 1,200-square-foot tracking room and includes a large piano isolation room with acoustic marble floors.

We suspect it was the large piano isolation room that attracted Greyson and his team to this location.

Westlake Studios piano isolation room #1
Westlake Studios other piano isolation room

In addition to being one of the best recording studios in the world, Westlake also offers an “Artist Development Program” where they work with individuals and groups to bring out the best musical creations and provide mentoring to new artists.

Westlake Studio "A" Floor Plan
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In addition to Michael Jackson, Westlake was also used to record Alanis Morissette’s "Jagged Little Pill", and platinum hits from Missy Elliot, No Doubt, Korn, Michelle Branch, Weezer, Madonna, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith Hill, Justin Timberlake, Tori Amos, and tons of other hot bands and artists.

And now our favorite little rock star Greyson Chance can add his name to the list!

Way to go Greyson – your fans can’t wait to hear your new music.

Greyson will soon be returning to Edmond for a Benefit show this Saturday and will then travel to London next week for “Non Promo” work.

Follow @GreysonChanceU on Twitter – All Greyson all the time…

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