The story goes, writer / producer Jed Leiber and famed guitarist Jeff Beck were staying in the Sunset Marquis Hotel in the early 1990's, and were writing and performing in their hotel room. After some noise complaints, the General Manager of the hotel offered them a laundry room in the basement, where they could make as much noise as they wanted. What started as a temporary room, turned into a destination for rock stars and the like to come hang, and make records. Jed saw the opportunity to build a fully developed recording studio, just steps from the famous bar, and luxurious pool at the Sunset Marquis.
NightBird remains one of the best equipped and most advanced studios in Los Angeles, and strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology.
Originally built in 1992, Studio A was supplemented by Studio B in 2003, adding to the already luxurious amenities available to Hollywood's elite musicians and producers. Featuring two floating rooms, Studio B was built for both writing and tracking, with a swappable control room and live room. Following several successful writing, tracking, and mixing projects over the years, a complete renovation to Studio A was performed in 2007, matching the rich mahogany wood and warm vibe of Studio B. In addition to the aesthetics, Studio A added a 7.1 surround sound theater system, large LCD displays around the room, and a 110" projection screen with a high end HD projector.
WHAT WE DO
NightBird is a premier production facility built to handle everything from tracking, editing, and mixing music, to audio for film and television. Outfitted with the latest digital and boutique analog gear and talented engineers who know how to use it all, NightBird has all the tools necessary to deliver the best.