About

Aspen’s Place Recording

Aspen’s Place Recording is a turnkey vintage/modern hybrid recording studio dedicated to producing “Old School,” multi-track recordings; the full band, live, the way records were made in the Golden Years of Rock and Soul, using a combination of vintage and state-of-the-art technology and techniques.

Aspen’s Place Recording offers the best of both worlds logistically, as well; our “old school” live tracking studio is in a small town atmosphere just 20 minutes from Hollywood and 35 minutes from LAX, and at a fraction of the price you’d pay “over the hill” in Hollywood or the beach. We also offer full-service video and audio production capacity.

PERSONNEL

Aspen’s Place Recording is pleased to offer the services of studio veteran Brian Ascenzo, who will be made available for clients as needed. Brian is an an engineer, producer and educator of over 35 years experience and an accomplished musician, performing on multiple instruments. He has many varied credits, and his vast experience includes all forms of audio production and formats, shooting, directing and editing video, sound design, musical arranging and music scoring. He has mixed commercials for many national corporations such as Mcdonalds, Bombardier, Chris Craft, and product films for Suzuki, KC Aviation and many local clients. Other credits include infomercial soundtracks, documentaries and short films.

FACILITY

Our studio is built on the historic site of the original Groove Tubes factory located in San Fernando, California. This is the facility where our founder/owner, Aspen Pittman, actually designed and manufactured vacuum tubes and vacuum tube audio products for over 30 years until he sold the GT Company to Fender Musical Instruments in 2008. The Groove Tubes building has since been remodeled to house a classic car restoration shop in the rear, and Aspen’s Place Recording in the front.

Aspen’s Place Recording offers a classic “Big Room” recording environment, much like what an artist would have experienced in the Golden Age of Rock and Soul recording.

Our “Big” main room, measures 45’ x 17′ with a 12’ ceiling, and an isolation closet for recording a pair of smaller combo guitar amps.

The main room has been carefully acoustically designed for its balance of ‘live’ and ‘dead’ areas, and has 20 specially-designed Bruce Black (Media Rooms Technology) multi-surfaced Gobos which offer diffusing or absorbing surfaces and can be stacked to form an iso room if needed. We can quickly set up a many configurations with these amazingly adaptive Gobos.

Our Isolation/Drum booth is a 16′ by 12′ acoustic gem. Again, featuring Bruce Black’s unique diffusers, this fully floated room boasts a cloud and a curtain, for those times that a completely dead room is required. The natural ambience is perfect for drums, horns, guitars and vocals.

Our studio complex includes several smaller ISO recording options as well as a fully furnished “Green Room” with living room, a bathroom with shower, washer-dryer, kitchenette and dining area for relaxing between takes or just freshening up before (or after) a night out.

We also offer: Post Production audio, scoring and editing; Surround and stereo mixing for music, video and TV; and high-def recording for dvd-audio.

We are located a short distance from the Sylmar/San Fernando Metro-link station and we’er a mile up the road from the world famous J.B. Nethercutt Auto Museum.