The Fab Factory up close

Up Close: The Fab Factory

Purpose, Passion and Dedication: Shaun Fabos, who launched The Fab Factory in August, is clear about his ultimate mission with the one-of-a-kind North Hollywood-based recording facility. The veteran mixer, who honed his sonic chops working with major artists and top producers at Action Go Now and Larrabee Studios, says, “Our passion for sound is matched only by our dedication to our clients. We are a studio with purpose, and that is to do everything we can to help artists, engineers and producers come together in an amazing space to create incredible music. The Fab Factory offers its rates at a lower price than other studios.” Fabos and his co-founders have created a state-of-the-art acoustic environment designed to feel like a luxury hotel—complete with custom couches, eclectic artwork and sculptures. The studio’s all-star team of engineers, producers and mixers includes Jared Lee Gosselin (India.Arie, Keyshia Cole), multiple Grammy nominee Dave Pensado (Pink, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé) and Fabos, aka D1, who has mixed for Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Jamecia Bennet, Alicia Madison, Tina DeCara and others.

The Fab Factory up closeDynamic Acoustic Design: With great attention to detail, designer Erik Reichens creat- ed the acoustic aspects for all rooms at The Fab Factory Studio. Studio A and B are production rooms with tall ceilings, allowing for a more precise sound for live instruments. Both have vocal booths. Mixing Room C is Fabos’ personal mixing room, but the space and equipment are available for rent. The arsenal includes Pro Tools 12 HD Native, Logic X, Ableton 8 and vintage mics like Telefunken AK-47 MKII, Flea 47 Nex, Bock Audio | 251 and many others people can find online. Studio D (Dave Pensado’s space is the other mixing room. All rooms are available for reasonably priced monthly lockouts.

Expansion is Underway: Currently housed in a 2,700 sq. ft. location, The Fab Factory will be expanding its facility to bring more rooms to the community. “We’re building a bona fide creative community here,” Fabos says.

For more information, visit fabfactorystudio.com.