Capitol Records…

Capitol Records fears for its sound from Hollywood project



 Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times


Excavation would occur just feet away from famed echo chambers beneath the Hollywood tower. EMI is appealing an approval of the project as recording pros fret.


By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 18, 2008


They were singing the blues in the legendary Studio A at Hollywood’s Capitol Records tower.


“Losing this place would be a big deal. There’s nothing better than this anywhere in the world,” said recording engineer Al Schmitt.


Schmitt, a 19-time Grammy winner, was standing over the banquet-table-size mixing board in the Vine Street studio’s control room. Punching a button on the console, he played back a silky smooth track recorded minutes earlier by jazz singer Roberta Gambarini. The sound was flawless.


Those involved in Hollywood’s thriving music scene fear that’s about to change.  READ MORE



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One Response to “Capitol Records…”

  1. Andy Walker says:

    I’ve been there recording , and it was a beautiful experience .

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