Warner Chappell Production Music has opened two new recording studios – Sandtrack Sound in Nashville and SkyLight Studios in Los Angeles.
WCPM’s Sandtrack Sound is situated on Music Row in the more than 8,200+ square foot building originally known as Emerald Sound Studio and later, Benchmark Sound. Built in 1981 by pioneering acoustic designer Tom Hidley, it has been home to the creation of many Gold and Platinum albums, including releases by Johnny Cash, George Strait, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Olivia Newton-John, and more.
Sandtrack features three studios, the largest of which, Studio A, is capable of holding more than 30 musicians. Studio A, along with two additional control rooms, received substantial equipment upgrades, including a custom hybrid Avid S6/Tonelux 1628 console and microphone preamplifiers by Rupert Neve Designs.
“We’re thrilled to be working out of such a historic studio and using it to bring together Music City’s talented songwriters and musicians to record for Warner Chappell Production Music,” says SVP of Production, Aaron Gant, who oversees WCPM’s operations in Nashville. “Our team is extremely excited for the future.”