Designed by Owners Pete Lyman and Jeff Ehrenberg, Infrasonic Sound was created as a home away from home. Under the direction of Recording Engineer Eric Palmquist, the studio’s relaxed vibe is secluded enough to let artists really get down to it, but – just a few minutes from Echo Park – close enough to everything L.A. has to offer (restaurants, taco trucks, liquor stores, music stores. The important things).
Artists and labels may choose to work with Lead Engineer Eric Palmquist (credits include Fool’s Gold, Wavves, Trash Talk, No Age, Mountain Man and more), owner Jeff Ehrenberg or an outside engineer of their choosing. Standard sessions also include one assistant. For rates or to set up a tour, please contact us.
Infrasonic boasts one of the largest tracking rooms of any independent studio in Los Angeles.
Adjacent to the tracking room are three isolation rooms that enable us to track an entire band at once with complete isolation. Alternatively, the band can record all together in our larger room with less extreme “gobo” isolation, such as the Rolling Stones did in the film “Sympathy for the Devil”. The acoustic treatment in the larger room is modular in order to switch from an open John Bonhamesque sound to a tight, dry Al Greenesque sound.
Unless the band or style of music dictates a digital recording, we almost always track to the 2” tape machine. We have 16-track and 24-track heads for the machine that can be switched over in a matter of minutes. Often times we transfer the analog source into the computer system for mixing and editing. This blend of technology provides the engineer and artist the best of both worlds.
The mixing room is equipped with a Trident 80C 32-ch console as part of our complete control room re-model. The Trident features mic pre and 4 band EQ, 24 monitor/line inputs with 4 band EQ; 24 buss, 4 echo returns and a total of 84 inputs at MixDown. Infrasonic is also equipped with custom Inward Connections Mix Buss and Monitor Buss, custom 10 Acopian Power Supply, all cabled with Mogami wires.
The Trident is a perfect tie to the studio, the 24 track tape machine, ProTools rig and wide range of outboard gear.
Whether the session is analog or digital, we always utilize the console to take advantage of our arsenal of outboard effects, dynamics and equalization. Without a doubt, tubes, transformers, discrete circuits, plate reverbs and tape echoes sound better than plug-ins and we take full advantage of them. We also have a wide range of plug-in effects if needed.
Infrasonic is capable of mixing down to almost any format. The control room has two analog mix down reel to reels as well as digital recorders.
The Infrasonic staff all share an appreciation and understanding of an eclectic array of music, not to mention 60+ combined years of experience both playing and producing music. We are dedicated to the art of recording music. There are no egos at Infrasonic. We are willing and able to work with anyone in any facet. Artists and labels are welcome to bring in their own producer or engineer without any friction from our staff – we welcome the chance to collaborate.