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Up Close: Studio City Sound

Grammy-winning Mixer with Musical Family Ties: Tom Weir, owner and operator of Studio City Sound, near Los Angeles, established himself as a formidable force behind the boards by producing and mixing “Rock On,” a No. 1 hit in 1989 for his brother, soap star and singer Michael Damian. Some of the artists and producers who visited Weir’s home studio in Calabasas in the wake of that success became clients later as he moved to two different North Hollywood-based facilities in the ‘90s and established Studio City Sound in the 2000’s.

Before it was Studio City Sound, the facility was Fidelity Studios, which hosted sessions by Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, the Runaways, the Ramones and the Steve Miller Band. Weir won a Grammy for mixing Toots & the Maytals 2004 all-star duets album True Love. While catering to indie artists in many genres and building its rep as a post-production house for popular films and TV shows (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Criminal Minds, Ice Age 5, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Studio City Sound has hosted sessions by superstars like Rod Stewart, Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J, Chris Cornell, Warren G, Graham Nash and Joe Bonamassa.

Three Fully Equipped Rooms: SCS has three fully equipped studios with a spacious tracking room, ISO rooms and a world class blend of state of the art and vintage gear. Its main tracking room (Studio A) has a newly installed Custom Vintage Neve 8068 MK II mixing console. Studio B is a smaller room designed for overdubs and 5.1 mixing while Studio C is a dedicated mixing and mastering room with world class equipment including Custom Inward Connections summing mixers and Neve, API, UA, Tube Tech, ATC, dbx, Empirical Labs, Drawmer, Avalon, ADL, Lexicon, AMS and EMT 140.

Top Engineers and Mobile Recording: The staff includes top recording engineers Andrew Schwartz, Tyler Page, Marcus Colbert and Jeff Ryon. The studio also provides complete music production including arrangement, recording with world class session musicians and mixing and mastering. Clients can monitor and record sessions via Source Connect, ISDN and Nicecast. In 2012, the studio began offering mobile HD multi-camera video production for recording and live broadcasting/streaming, both in studio and on location.

For more information, visit studiocitysound.com.