Studio A

Studio A – Reserve our Large Recording Studio

To refer to 17 Hertz Studio A as a large recording studio would be a monumental understatement. Studio A is the largest recording studio in North Hollywood, and one of the largest in the nation. Only a powerhouse of this size could contain the thunderous distortion and earth-shaking percussion of Metallica’s infamous Black Album (recorded here in 1990 and 1991), and only a studio of this magnitude can do do just as much justice to large orchestras as it can to platinum selling rock bands. Welcome to Studio A. Your grand recording space awaits you.

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  • 17 Hertz - Studio A. Main View

Size Matters

A big production demands a big recording space. For large bands looking to capture an authentic live sound, or for symphonic outfits seeking a quality orchestra recording studio, Studio A was built for you. The acoustics are simply out of this world, and can be tailored to your precise intended needs. The pads on the ceiling are situated to trigger a measured response time of every frequency of every audible spectrum, in order create just the right amount of natural reverb and delay, which changes based on your location in the room. No sound is too rich, too multilayered, or too powerful to be captured with flawless precision in Studio A.

But Size isn’t Everything

Yes, Studio A is the ideal choice for anyone seeking a large recording studio, but its size is only one of its great virtues. The equipment is also the stuff of legend. The control room comes equipped with an SSL J9080 console and a Custom Augspurger DSP System with Dual 15″ Drivers, 4″ Horn Drivers and Dual 18″ subs. There is even an original Yamaha C7 Grand Piano. Check out the full equipment list below, and see for yourself why Studio A is the most versatile and powerful studio this side of Abbey Road.

Capture Studio A on Film

Given its monumental size, aesthetics, and history, Studio A serves a variety of purposes that transcend the tracking of guitar solos and reverberation of vocals. Studio A is also available for assorted video shoots, including for television, movies, music videos, and commercials. This gorgeous space radiates style as the archetypal high-end recording studio, and can serve as the perfect backdrop for any production requiring an exquisite music studio environment. And given its prestigious history within the recording industry, many passionate music buffs will instantly recognize the location in your video.

Shut Up and Dance

Do you need a large, well-appointed space for dance rehearsals, classes, or choreography? The studio’s massive live room is equipped with 2 speaker cabinets and wall-length mirrors, making it the perfect environment for any type of dance rehearsal. You can rent the space by the hour and use it only when you need it, ensuring that your students always have the perfect place to practice.

  • Live room at studio A

  • Grand Piano at Studo A

17 Hertz Studio Equipment List

Solid State Logic J9080
Telefunken ELAM 251 E
Augspurger Active DSP Mains
Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
Sony C-800G
Genelec 1031A
BAE Neve 1073 (Pair)
Neumann U67
Yamaha NS10
Tube Tech CL-1B (2)
Neumann U87
Yamaha HS80M
Tube Tech MEC1A
Neumann TLM 103
Retro 176 (2)
Manley Gold Reference
Genelec 8050A
Universal Audio 1176 (2)
Genelec 7060B
Universal Audio LA-2A (2)
AKG 414 (2)
Universal Audio 4-710D
Royer R-121 (2)
Universal Audio 6176
Coles 4038 (2)
Avalon VT- 737SP
Sennheiser 421 (3)
Chandler Limited Curve Bender
Sennheiser RE20 (2)
Chandler Limited Zener Limiter
Sennheiser 602
Chandler Limited Germanium Tone Control (2)
Shure SM57 (4)
Chandler Limited LTD-2
Shure SM58 (3)
Empirical Labs ELQ Lil FrEQ
Shure SM81
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X (2)
Yamaha Sub Kick
API 2500

API 312 A Module (4)
API 550A (2)
API 560 (2)
UAD Satellite Quad Flexi
Accel Core Protools HD Card
Protools HD Accel Card
Countryman DI (6)

Rent Studio A

Whether you’re seeking the perfect rock or orchestra recording studio, a quality space for your dance rehearsals, or the ideal setting for your next video, we invite you to check out this breathtaking — not to mention legendary — large recording studio. Give us a call at (310) 331-8818, and join the ranks of music icons who have made history at Studio A.


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