Thornton Students Record at Ocean Way
Guest engineer Brian Malouf introduces the Music Production and Popular Music students to United Recording Studios’ Focusrite console.
Malouf leads Music Production students through a mic'ing tutorial.
Malouf has recorded artists such as Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, and the Dave Matthews Band.
Malouf runs through proper techniques for mic'ing guitar amps.
Preparing to record Popular Music bassist Mackin Carroll, drummer Carter Couron, and guitarist Sam Yun record.
Bassist Mackin Carroll.
Bassist Mackin Carroll, who also served as a producer on the project, leads a session with Music Production students.
Guitarist Hudson Barineau, as seen from the studio control room.
The massive Focusrite console.
Drum channels on the console.
Popular Music students Sam Yun and Cooper Bell.
Sam Yun plays the guitar.
Popular Music student Camila Mora at the console.
The drum and mic setup.
Popular Music drummer Carter Couron setting up.
Popular Music student Nick Kennerly records.
Keyboardist and vocalist Cooper Bell in the studio.
After a long day of recording.
Ocean Way Recording is a storied complex. Everyone from Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole to Natalie Merchant and Mariah Carey have recorded at the studios on 6050 Sunset Boulevard that were formerly known as Ocean Way and have since become United Recording Studios. On Saturday, April 8, students from USC Thornton joined the ranks of famed musicians who have cut tracks there.
“We had a fantastic day,” said Rick Schmunk, chair of Music Technology at Thornton. “This was a special event and collaboration between the school’s Popular Music and Music Technology programs.”
The day-long session featured musicians performing a song that was written by current Popular Music students and recorded by students in the Music Production degree program under the guidance of noted engineer Brian Malouf.
The song, written by junior Cooper Bell, featured the following students:
Vocals/piano: Cooper Bell
Backing Vocals: Lauren Jones, Georgia Greene, Cooper Bell
Synth: Sara Mulford
Guitars: Sam Yun, Hudson Barineau
Bass: Mackin Carroll
Drums: Carter Couron
Producers: Mackin Carroll and Andrew Stogel
Recording Assistants, editing and mixing: Jacob Chabon, Joey Messina-Doerning
Guest Engineer: Brian Malouf
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