Sundance Studios is a cozy boutique-creative space for originating, rehearsing and recording musical dreams.
Home to the former songwriting duo of Hammer & Clifford, as well as their band, Woodwork, Sundance Studios is now proudly housing The Silver, a band of awesome music-makers bringing their originals and unique classic rock arrangements to the local scene.
Sundance Studios is also open to the musical public by appointment.
Sundance Studios features 16 channels of digital tracking, ProTools, Logic, midi, outboard analog effects, live tracking room, isolation, separate control room, and a wide array of microphones - Shure, MXL, AKG, Sennheiser, and RØde.
Here, you see an over-the-shoulder video clip of engineer Bob Shubop hard at work on the board during a live session. Wisecracks courtesy of Chris Clifford. The first 4 hours are free for new clients. Extremely competitive rates. Call for booking and quotes: 818/943-2769.
Sundance Studios is designed for maximum comfort and creativity – an outdoor lounge and coffee/beverage kiosk welcome clients. Located conveniently in the San Fernando Valley. Heck, we might as well be a riverside lodge in the woods for musicians!
In May, 1997, I’d just moved to my new home in Ventura County, CA. Quite a move for us. I was working in financial and estate planning and decided sometime thereafter to dedicate some time to reignite my passion for music. Fortunately, a friend of mine was a sales rep for Washburn Guitars and I picked up my new bass guitar from her.
Next, I gutted my garage and designed it to function as a jam room/recording studio, embarking upon the long road toward completion: sound treatment, air circulation, etc. The studio became familiar to the locals and we would have a variety of talent come by, especially easy since I kept the garage door open. The neighbors welcomed the entertainment
It was sometime in 2006 (?) that I met my new friend and partner who happened to be an extraordinary guitar player and a recording engineer as well. He and I, along with a high school buddy of mine, who himself is a musicians’ musician, became the nucleus of what was to become the band ‘Teardrop Garage’.
We jammed at least once a week…for years. Throughout those years the room expanded, gear was upgraded, an isolated recording/engineer’s booth was added, microphones were improved and the room was tuned. It became clear that an album was in the offing. Fortunately, we had material. It might have begun with a song kernel generated by our lead guitar with lyrics and melody added by me, or an old-time composition dusted off by our rhythm guitar player. At last count we had 13 original compositions in varying states of readiness. We began recording and may yet finish our hoped-for album.
Present day: Teardrop Garage will be a central location for The Silver. I’ve upgraded software and modified the environment. Now that The Silver has two studios, we can choose to record live tracks in one and mix/master in another. I’m truly excited about the future.