Elliott Smith’s recording studio, New Monkey, is up and running. Their myspace page contains a cool instrumental mix of “Coast to Coast.”
“new monkey studio in van nuys, ca is now open for business. after a year of renovation and vintage equipment repair, we’re ready to officially open the doors. the studio features an early 1970’s trident a-range mixing desk (one of 13 in the world, we’ve had it re-capped and ultra-sonically cleaned in the last year), an mci 2″ tape machine (as well as 1/2″ & 1/4″ two-track machines, & the 8-track 1/2″ machine), a nice selection of vintage and new outboard gear (1950’s stereo fairchild 670, vintage teletronix la-2a, urei 1176, ua 175, sony dre-S777, api mic pre’s & eq’s, and much much more), and a great selection of microphones (neumann u48, u87, a pair of coles 4038’s, soundelux u95, plus all the standard utility mics). the studio consists of a good-sized control room, a live tracking room, a small lounge (with tv, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, bathroom), an isolation room, a mic locker/machine room, and a hallway that can be used as an isolation booth. there is also free wireless internet throughout the studio. artists who have recorded in the studio include elliott smith, jon spencer blues explosion, the elected, troy von balthazar, & peter walker. we’re working to get a website online soon, but in the meantime you can send us an email ([email protected]) with any booking questions. a complete list of recording equipment and instruments is available for serious inquiries. the studio was purchased from the estate of elliott smith in august of 2004, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure that this will always be elliott’s place.” Via Sweet Adeline.