Studio History

The History of This Famous Recording Studio

17 Hertz Studio was formerly known as One On One Recording, owned by Jim David, son of Hal David. The studio gained popularity during the 1980s and 90s for having the best drum sound in the city and became home to many of the nations top acts.

One On One Recording was highly recognized for Metallica’s 16x platinum Black Album, which was recorded in full at our facility. Two documentaries captured great visuals of Metallica at One On One, A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica and Classic Albums: Metallica – The Black Album.

Japanese rockstar Yoshiki bought the studio in 1993, converting it into his private recording facility and eventually renaming it to Extasy Recording Studio.

In 2012, Jason Gluz, President and CEO of 17 Hertz, LLC, took over the 10,000 sq ft space, which was in ruin after years of vacancy. Jason renamed it to 17 Hertz Studio, bringing life back into the historic facility and renovating it from the group up. Read more here.

Some Of The Legends That Utilized Our Studio

• A Perfect Circle
• Alice in Chains
• Aretha Franklin
• Bad English
• Burt Bacharach
• Dionne Warwick
• Earth, Wind & Fire
• Etta James
• Hal David
• Jimi Hendrix
• Lita Ford
• Megadeth
• Heart
• Metallica
• Michael Jackson
• Michael McDonald
• Mötley Crüe
• Sammy Hagar
• Survivor
• The Temptations
• Tom Petty

Jimi Hendrix - Morning Symphony Ideas

Metallica - Black Album

Tom Petty Playback

Lita Ford Lita
KISS Crazy Nights

Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls

Metallica And Justice For All

KISS - Psycho Circus
A Perfect Soul Mer De Noms

Alice in Chains Dirt

Heart Brigade

Megadeth Rust In Peace