Studio News



2015 Grammy Nominations (involving Sunset Sound)
WINNER – Denoted in RED
Album Of The Year: Beck – Morning Phase
Best New Artist: Haim
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Sending You a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis
Best Rock Performance: Fever – The Black Keys
Best Metal Performance: The Negative One – Slipknot
Heartbreaker – Motorhead
Best Rock Song: Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
Fever – The Black Keys
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase – Beck
Turn Blue – The Black Keys
Best Country Song: I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go (from Frozen)
I’m Not Gonna Miss You (Glen Campbell)
Best Engineered Album: Morning Phase – Beck




The Black Keys’ “Fever” has been nominated for a 30th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity
(TEC) Award
in Outstanding Creative Achievement in the category of Record Production/Single or Track. The Black Keys Drummer Patrick Carney on the studios that shaped the band’s new album

The Grammy Award-winning musician talks about recording the band’s hit album at Sunset Sound and Key Club



Interview: Glyn Johns - PSNEurope



Mix Magazine’s 50th Year Anniversary article about Sunset Sound: pdf



A talk with Joe Chicarelli from the SPARS Studio Summit.

Take a listen to his three part slide show here.


We recently modified our Studio 1 custom console and its sidecar by applying That Corporation’s InGenius® differential amplifier IC to each mic/line input module, significantly improving the transient response of all 64 channels.

Collaborating with one of the original console designers Eric Benton, chief tech Mick Higgins also developed and deployed a proprietary additional new circuit for each program module that flattens the high frequency response. This renders a more transparent and airy texture to the very high end.

Both modifications also improve the transient response of the very low frequencies down to 5 Hz.

No compromises were made to the legendary noise floor or distortion characteristics of the console to achieve these results. The custom discrete board was originally installed in 1984. Client reaction to these changes has been overwhelmingly positive.

The ProTools Suites at Sunset Sound underwent a bit of a facelift in December. We added windows to each suite to let the sunshine in! The windows also allow clients to see one another across the intervening foyer/lounge to facilitate visual interaction between control room and overdub areas.

Singer/Songwriter Ryan Adams constructed a lavish two-story project studio & office in one half of our duplex structure adjacent to Studio 3. He fell in love with the space during his Glyn Johns-produced album project in 2011. His indie label PaxAm Records is also headquartered there. We welcome Ryan (and wife Mandy Moore) to the Sunset family!

2011 Clients Include:


Records: Christina Perri, Jason Mraz, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Ryan Adams, Heart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, You Me @ Six, Chris Daughtry, Asher Roth, Noel Gallagher, Mute Math, Biffy Clyro, Dwight Yoakam, Harper Simon, Glen Campbell, Oh No Not Stereo, Unicorn (Japan), Pegi Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Alberta Cross, Jimmy Cliff, She & Him, Emmanuel, Lou Reed/Metallica, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Smashing Pumpkins, Eleni Mandell, Richie Sambora, Ben Ashley, Infantree, Mykul Lee, Alanis Morissette, The Doorbells, Darryl Holter, and many others.


Film & TV: “Dancing With The Stars”, “Premium Rush”, “This Is Forty”, “Wanderlust”, “American Pie: Reunion 2”, “On The Road”, “The Gangster Squad”, “Parenthood”, “Cotton”, “Lovesick Fool”


Outside equipment repair services are available through our technical maintenance departments at both Sunset Sound and Sound Factory. Please contact Mick Higgins or Wren Rider, respectively.