proFILES | Ehren Ebbage

With several years of experience collaborating with Westlake Pro, Ehren Ebbage has earned recognition as an award-winning songwriter, producer, and composer. Formerly a member of Justin King and the Apologies on Epic Records, Ehren has curated a diverse portfolio that extends into television, film, and music. We interviewed Ehren Ebbage to delve into his creative process and uncover how he managed to produce a successful record in the midst of an unpredictable environment.

Studio Spotlight | Green Room 180

Studio Spotlight | Green Room 180

Nestled in the creative hub of Santa Monica, Green Room 180 is a cutting-edge green screen facility designed to meet the dynamic needs of the media industry. Located within arm’s reach of leading advertising agencies and film and television studios, Green Room 180 is a testament to Longacre’s vision of creating a space that bridges the gap between high-quality audio and visual production.

proFILES | Fall On Your Sword

Fall On Your Sword is a boutique music and post-production house in Los Angeles. Home to Composer and founder Will Bates and Executive Producer Lucy Alper, their work encompasses film, TV, and immersive art installations.

Recording Drums At Secret Hand Studios

When you’re recording a drum kit it helps to have the right gear for the job. With each part of a drum kit living in vastly different frequency ranges, it benefits to have enough I/O to accurately grab the performance.

proFILES | Boom Box Post

Boom Box Post

When Jeff Shiffman and Kate Finan of Boom Box Post approached the Westlake Pro Design Services Group for help gearing up their new post-production facility, they already had an idea of what they wanted. “This was our first project with WLP, and until now we’ve been able to feel our way through things ourselves, but we really needed the professionals on this job.”

Kentucky’s First Atmos Studio: Sound x Rucker

Sound X Rucker Kentucky's First Dolby Atmos Studio

With the music and post-production worlds constantly evolving, it takes a lot to stay on the cutting edge and be the first to try something new. When Rucker Sound was looking to make the jump to Dolby Atmos, they called the Westlake Pro Design Services Group for help constructing the first Dolby Atmos studio in Kentucky.

proFILES | Kendyle Paige’s Latest Music Video ‘BullsEye’

Kendyle Paige’s story is one of love, hard work, and serendipity. Born to a Grammy-winning family, Kendyle has taken her own path and risen to international notoriety after a series of successful television appearances and producer collaborations. This includes the hit single “Cravin” produced by Stileto, which has garnered acclaim, trended on social channels, and accrued more than 12M streams and placements on 36K playlists. 

proFILES | Chiller Sound, Part Two

Chiller Sound

Chiller Sound was founded in 2001 by Jon Altschiller.  Known for his attention to detail and extensive mixing credits, Jon recently moved his studio onto a 9-acre piece of land in Pound Ridge, New York, and has been hard at work creating truly immersive mixes. Westlake Pro’s Matt Knobel helped Jon design his new space to be able to mix both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio in the same control room.

We recently caught up with Jon to talk about the project.

proFILES | Chiller Sound, Part One

Chiller Sound Studio

Chiller Sound was founded in 2001 by Jon Altschiller.  Known for his attention to detail and extensive mixing credits, Jon recently moved his studio onto a 9-acre piece of land in Pound Ridge, New York, and has been hard at work creating truly immersive mixes. Westlake Pro’s Matt Knobel helped Jon design his new space to be able to mix both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio in the same control room.

We recently caught up with Jon to talk about the project.

proFILES | Steve Chadie

GRAMMY-Winning Atmos Engineer Steve Chadie

Steve Chadie has been a mainstay in the Austin, TX, recording scene since 1995. As a Recording Engineer, Producer, and Mixer, Steve has made a name for himself, working with the likes of Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, Sublime, Dolly Parton, and Meat Puppets. With multi-platinum and GRAMMY-nominated projects under his belt, Chadie has recently come full circle, going back to a true “out of the box” workflow. Westlake Pro was there to help him take the leap, and we even got some good Texas BBQ tips along the way!

proFILES | Reel Foley Sound

Reel Foley Sound

Founded in 2016 by Emmy-Nominated Foley Artist Sanaa Kelley, Reel Foley Sound is an award-winning Foley Studio based in Costa Mesa, California. RFS creates the sounds for Film, TV, Animation and Video Games, and their work can be heard on Ted Lasso, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and Shameless, just to name a few titles.

Westlake Pro’s David Arnold Outfits PonderRosa Studios with an SSL XL Desk

About this Post Westlake Pro is proud to welcome David Arnold to our team in Nashville. We brought some of his most popular Studio Build Blogs over to our site to give you a look at some of his previous work. Enjoy! Almost exactly one year after outfitting, designing, and installing a brand, state-of-the-art recording […]

Pro Audio Specialist David Arnold Joins Westlake Pro

Westlake Pro is proud to announce the addition of Pro Audio Specialist David Arnold to our Nashville sales team. David’s expertise has been integral in the design and execution of several studios, and with varying workflows – a unique skill set that makes him the perfect candidate to join the team at Westlake Pro.

Spotlight | Bang Zoom! Studios

When it’s time for studio owners to make some serious upgrades, they know to turn to the trusted professionals at Westlake Pro to make sure the job is done right. When Bang Zoom! Studios in Burbank needed to upgrade their 9.1 system to a Dolby Atmos 11.1.6 Home Theatrical system for mixing and rendering, Lead Audio Technical Engineer August Belfiglio contacted Westlake Professional Danny Fasold to help design, install, wire, and customize the system to their specific needs.

Westlake Pro’s David Arnold Installs an SSL XL Desk

About this Post Westlake Pro is proud to welcome David Arnold to our team in Nashville. We brought some of his most popular Studio Build Blogs over to our site to give you a look at some of his previous work. Enjoy! In this particular blog entry, we traveled to North Carolina to Install the […]

Studio Spotlight: Twelve3South Studios

An Interview with Donnie Reis founder of Nashville’s Twelve3South Studios How’d you get into the audio industry?  Actually I got into the recording industry out of necessity.  I’m a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter.  I started out as a violinist at the age of 10, and then over time picked up the piano and the guitar.  […]

Spotlight: Atmos Mixing Engineer Mills Logan

Mills Logan (Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner) tells us how he wound up mixing songs for Atmos, some of the creative and exciting methods he’s come up with to do the job well, and what Dolby Atmos might mean for music listeners in the future.

Spotlight | Brandon Proctor On Mixing Blockbusters In Dolby Atmos

Brandon Proctor is a CAS Award-nominated Re-Recording Mixer known for his work on Black Panther (2018), A Quiet Place (2018), Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020), and A Quiet Place Part II, which is set for release in 2020. We had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon about how he used Dolby Atmos to make audiences feel like part of the action in Black Panther and A Quiet Place.

Spotlight: Atmos Mixing Engineer Jonathan Wales

For more than two decades, veteran re-recording mixer Jonathan Wales has had an incredible career in both film and television. Recent highlights include Get Out (2017) and What About Love (2020), as well as critically acclaimed shows like The Mist (2018).

Spotlight | Tony Maserati

We sat down with GRAMMY-award-winning recording engineer Tony Maserati to get an inside look at his career, workflow, and outlook on the current musical landscape.

Spotlight | David Gnozzi of MixBusTV

In this Spotlight, we sat down with David Gnozzi of MixBusTV. The story behind his emergence as a YouTube Audio Guru begins all the way back in his home country of Italy, with several surprising turns along the way.

Spotlight | Inventure Studios

When Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, and Quentin Tarantino need sound on film, they go to one place – Inventure Studios in North Hollywood, CA. In addition to 35MM Dolby Digital, Inventure houses the only Datasat (formerly DTS) 70mm film encoder in the world to produce the film soundtrack for major motion pictures like Ready Player One, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, and Dunkirk.

Studio Spotlight: Producer, Engineer, and Inventor Henry Strange (Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, Drake)

Henry’s the founder of Strange Electronic, which has come up with all kinds of cool gadgets: there’s “Set List” (a live-performance software that’s been used by Post Malone, Mac Miller, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, A$AP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, & more); a Wii remote he connected to Ableton for Kanye to use during his live performances; and the brand new “Lightstorm,” which combines creative lighting with a synthesizer workflow.

5 Questions with Composer / Sound Designer Anthony Baldino

Whether you know it or not, if you’ve been to the movies lately, you’ve heard the work of Composer/Sound Designer Anthony Baldino. He’s responsible for composing the action-packed music featured in the trailers for many of today’s biggest blockbusters, including Interstellar, Star Wars: Rogue One, Zero Dark Thirty, Avengers: Infinity War, Prometheus, and Ex-Machina. Obviously, a soundtrack must match or […]

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