We are back at Sunset Sound Studio in Hollywood, where we are recording a song with the wonderful Marc Martel.
We will be focusing on the recording of the drums and bass, and will give a breakdown of how we set these up!
Its development from automotive repair garage to recording studio was achieved by Tutti Camarata (a former director of recording in Walt Disney Company) between 1958-1962.
Prince made Studio 3 in Sunset Sound his primary location for recordings between 1981 and 1987, when he started using the newly built Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, although he had occasional recording sessions in Sunset Sound at least until 1991.
Many successful and/or reference albums were recorded in Sunset Sound, from The Doors’ Strange Days to Led Zeppelin’s IV and The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street.
While artists such as The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sly & Family Stone or Sam Cooke would favor Studio 1, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, or Rick James would elect studio 2. Prince choose to set residence at studio 3 a facility also used by Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.
Watch the video below to learn how we set up drums and bass when recording at Sunset Sound!