Los Angeles

Kingsize Soundlabs

The Scoop

Kingsize Soundlabs is the birthplace of some of alternative music’s finest recordings over the past 15 years. Since its humble beginnings as a project studio in Chicago’s Wicker Park area to its current home in LA's Silverlake, the studio's goal has always been to provide a comfortable, well equipped and affordable workspace for musicians.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Patrick Park, Bobby Long, Everest, Dr. Dog, Off!, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Islands, Guy Eckstein, Grant Davis, Portugal. The Man, Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down, The Dropkick Murphys, The Mars Volta, Lucinda WIlliams, Sam Sparro, She & Him, Cold War Kids, Bad Religion, Rooney
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Dave Trumfio, Richard Robinson, Pierre De Reeder, Rob Schnapf, Mark Chalecki
Special Features: Vintage Neve Console, Dedicated Mastering Studio, Lounge, Outdoor Space, Grand Piano, Long Term Leases on Studios (when available)

SPECS

Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Neve 8068 console, Custom MCI console, 24ch 2" MCI tape machine, Pro Tools HD3 system, 32 I/O Apogee interface
Live Room Dimensions: Medium: 351 – 750 sq ft,
Outboard Gear: Alen Smart C2, Neve 33609/J, UA 1176LN (2), UA LA-2A, Empirical Labs Distressor (2), dbx 160 (2), dbx 160x (2), dbx 163x “Over-Easy”, Urei LA-4, Orban 414A, SPL Transient Designer 9842, GML 8200 (Series II), Tube Tech PE1C, Urei 535 Dual Graphic EQ (2), Ampex EQ, ECO Plate II Reverb, MCI JH-110 2 Track ¼” Professional Recorder (used for Slap Back)
Microphones: Neumann M149, (2) Neumann KM184, Neumann U87, Neumann UM57, (2) Josephson E22S, Beyerdynamic M500 Classic, Beyerdynamic M380NC, Beyer Dynamic M130 (Ribbon), (2) PZM Realistic 33-1090B, (2) Heil Sound PR20, Avenson Audio STO-2 (Pair), (2) Royer R-121, (2) Coles 4038, AEA R84 (Ribbon), Gefell M930 Cardioid XY Set, Mojave MA-200, Octava MK-319, Octava MK-219, AKG C 451 B/ST (pair), AKG C414B-ULS, SHURE Beta 52, SHURE SM57 (4), SHURE Beta 58A, SHURE SM7B, SHURE KSM 44, SHURE SlimX 777S, Sennheiser MD 421 II, Sennheiser e835, Sennheiser MD409U3, Sennheiser e609 silver, Audio-Technica AT4033a, Audio-Technica AT 8441, EV electro-voice RE1000, EV electro-voice RE-20, EV electro-voice NID357, Audix D1, Audix D2,
Monitoring: BareFoot Micro Main 27, Yamaha NS 10’s w/ Dynaudio BM9s Sub
Instruments & Amps: Yamaha G2 Baby Grand Piano, Hammond B3 organ, Dual Motor Leslie Cabinet, Mellotron