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Click for Studio Photo TourThe world class recording studio at Sonoma Mountain Studio Estate was designed from the ground up to meet and exceed the expectations of the most demanding artists, producers and engineers alike.

Acoustical and studio design are superb. There’s a perfect mix of vintage analog and state of the art digital. Creature comforts and aesthetics are beyond description. The most highly demanded electronics and the world’s finest in instruments come standard.

Special feature cabinetry, furniture and accents throughout the studio are made from hand-chosen lumber milled from one of the Black Walnut trees that stood on the estate property for over one hundred years. Add to that a scenic backdrop to die for and you have one of the most unique and inspiring music creation and recording venues in the world.

Click for Studio Photo Tour The studio was over one year in the making with a careful eye on design, craftsmanship and finishing details. Expert advisors carefully guided the project from start to completion.

Art Kelm, responsible for acoustical and technical design, has been involved in studio projects for a long list of artists including Don Henley, Neil Diamond, Bozz Scaggs and James Taylor. He has also been a consultant and chief engineer for Skywalker Sound, the Record Plant LA, Walt Disney Imagineering and others.
Scott Church, Chief Engineer and General Manager for Sonoma Mountain StudioEstate, was responsible for the selection and integration of studio electronics and systems.

Click for Studio Photo Tour Scott has over 27 years in the recording industry across the globe, working with Bob Dylan, Cher, The Jacksons, Van Cliburn and dozens of other international and platinum artists.

The end result makes for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

The main room is topped off, 20 feet up, by a cathedral ceiling with double peaks paneled in mahogany. The room also features Cherry wood, Maple, Black Walnut and natural stone accents, floor to ceiling.

Adjacent to the main room are two large ISO rooms with plenty of glass for visual contact in every direction. There is an integrated live rehearsal system wired for practice or performance and direct to the control room if the inspiration is good enough to take.
Click for Studio Photo Tour The richly appointed control room features a vintage Neve 8048 console restored to perfection with just the right touch of upgrades. And except for an impressive selection of outboard gear, all other equipment resides in the adjacent machine room that offers great visual and practical access.

Just as important as the acoustical perfection of the control room is the inspiring view. And that makes tracking and mixing both a scenic and sonic sensation.
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