The Sound Factory

The Sound Factory

Profile:
Use only for recordings 1969-1980, or reissues which credit retrospectively.
Recording studio built in 1969 by Dave Hassinger and converted from the old Moonglow Records office on Selma Avenue, California. Hassinger also opened The Sound Factory West as a 'B' studio for a short period. This closed when he expanded the Selma Ave studio in the early '70s with studios 1 & 2. The Sound Factory closed in 1980.

Apart from Hassinger and his work with The Rolling Stones and The Electric Prunes, the studio entertained the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Seals & Crofts, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, Little Feat and more, with emerging technicians like Greg Ladanyi and Val Garay.

Paul and Tutti Camarata purchased the defunct studio in 1981 and merged it into their Sunset Sound Recorders operation (just a few blocks away on Sunset Strip) as Sunset Sound Factory, which opened in Jan 1982.

"Mixonline" extract: ...Ladanyi still speaks reverently about The Sound Factory and its original owner, the great engineer/producer David Hassinger...

"The Sound Factory was like the David Hassinger School of Recording," he says. "That man was brilliant. He was one of those guys who had a magic about him and how he did things. He taught Val Garay, he taught me, he was responsible for some of the other guys who came through there, a number of really good engineers who are still doing good work.

"He had great equipment in The Sound Factory, all you could ask for - an API console, Fairchilds, LA-2As, 1176s, the Phase Linears on the speakers. We had four of the old EMT 140 plates and an unbelievable microphone collection-251s, U47s, M50s, M49s. He had the old Neumann 54s, which were so great on strings; I learned a lot about how to record string sections from him. That studio was a racehorse-it was in great shape; he had things very well-tuned."
Contact Info:
Reopened 2017 as
Sound Factory
6357 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, California 90028
Sites:
[l266876]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C062-81193 Blues Project  album cover The Blues Project Blues Project(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C062-81193 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-81 208 I'm Bad  album cover Kim Fowley I'm Bad(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI Electrola 1C 062-81 208 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 329 Mother/Bow To The King  album cover Bang (12) Mother/Bow To The King(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 329 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 062-81 757 All In Love Is Fair  album cover Nancy Wilson All In Love Is Fair(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1 C 062-81 757 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 062-93 752 Birtha   album cover Birtha Birtha (LP, Album, Gat) Probe, EMI Electrola 1 C 062-93 752 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-97586 Fools Gold  album cover Fools Gold Fools Gold(LP, Album) Arista 1C 062-97586 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062 - 98 130 Funky Kings  album cover Funky Kings Funky Kings(LP, Album) Arista 1C 062 - 98 130 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1 C 064-86 285 Nielsen/Pearson  album cover Nielsen/Pearson* Nielsen/Pearson(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1 C 064-86 285 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-98 588 Mr. Big  album cover Mr. Big* Mr. Big(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-98 588 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-99 396 Boats Against The Current  album cover Eric Carmen Boats Against The Current(LP, Album, Gat) Arista 1C 064-99 396 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1 J 062-81.193 Blues Project  album cover Blues Project* Blues Project(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1 J 062-81.193 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
1R1 6688 JT  album cover James Taylor (2) JT(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Club) Columbia 1R1 6688 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 6935 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp) Asylum Records 1R1 6935 US 1976 Sell This Version
1R1 6969 Flag  album cover James Taylor (2) Flag(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Columbia 1R1 6969 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 7233 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp) Asylum Records 1R1 7233 US 1980 Sell This Version
2C064-81823 Heart Like A Wheel  album cover Linda Ronstadt Heart Like A Wheel(LP, Album) Asylum Records 2C064-81823 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C064-93752 Birtha  album cover Birtha Birtha(LP, Album) Probe 2C064-93752 France 1972 Sell This Version
2C 066-96.534 Closeup  album cover Frankie Valli Closeup(LP, Album) Private Stock, Private Stock 2C 066-96.534 France 1975 Sell This Version
2S 068 85 948 A Taste Of Honey Another Taste(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2S 068 85 948 France 1979 Sell This Version
3C 054 81823 Heart Like A Wheel  album cover Linda Ronstadt Heart Like A Wheel (Album) 3C 054 81823 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-99396 Boats Against The Current  album cover Eric Carmen Boats Against The Current(LP, Album) Arista 3C 064-99396 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
4XT-11110 Bang (12) Mother / Bow To The King(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT-11110 US 1972 Sell This Version
5C 038-80909 Mudlark  album cover Leo Kottke Mudlark (Album) 5C 038-80909 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C06262870 Ride To The Rainbow  album cover Thelma Houston Ride To The Rainbow(LP, Album) Motown 5C06262870 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5E 509 Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School  album cover Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School (Album) 5E 509 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-511 Hold Out  album cover Jackson Browne Hold Out (Album) 5E-511 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E 511-2 Hold Out  album cover Jackson Browne Hold Out(CD, Album, Club, RE) Asylum Records 5E 511-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-516 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two (Comp, Album) 5E-516 US 1980 Sell This Version
5T-8509 Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School  album cover Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School(8-Trk, Album) Asylum Records 5T-8509 US 1980 Sell This Version
5T8 516 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(8-Trk, Comp) Asylum Records 5T8 516 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-104 Simple Dreams  album cover Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams (Album) 6E-104 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-104-2 Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 6E-104-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-106 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits (Comp) 6E-106 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender (Album) 6E-107 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-107-2 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender (Album) 6E-107-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
6E-113 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-113-2 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty(CD, Album, RM, RP) Asylum Records 6E-113-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-116 All This And Heaven Too  album cover Andrew Gold All This And Heaven Too (Album) 6E-116 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-118 Excitable Boy  album cover Warren Zevon Excitable Boy (Album) 6E-118 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-131 Laura Allan  album cover Laura Allan Laura Allan (Album) 6E-131 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-142 Living Room Suite  album cover Harry Chapin Living Room Suite (Album) 6E-142 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-144 Thank You … For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)  album cover Donald Byrd Thank You … For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (Album) 6E-144 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-155 Living In The USA  album cover Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA (Album) 6E-155 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
6E-203 Kid Blue  album cover Louise Goffin Kid Blue (Album) 6E-203 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-247 Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C.  album cover Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C.* Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (Album) 6E-247 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-250 Innuendo  album cover Danny Kortchmar Innuendo(LP, Album, Spe) Asylum Records 6E-250 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-264 Whirlwind  album cover Andrew Gold Whirlwind (Album) 6E-264 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-302 Posh  album cover Patrice Rushen Posh (Album) 6E-302 US 1980 Sell This Version
06SP 189 Your Smiling Face / If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight  album cover James Taylor (2) Your Smiling Face / If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight(7", Single, Promo) CBS/Sony 06SP 189 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-98588 Mr. Big  album cover Mr. Big* Mr. Big(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-98588 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
7E-1045 Prisoner In Disguise  album cover Linda Ronstadt Prisoner In Disguise (Album) 7E-1045 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1059 Black Rose  album cover John David Souther Black Rose (Album) 7E-1059 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1070 Waking And Dreaming  album cover Orleans Waking And Dreaming (Album) 7E-1070 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1072 Hasten Down The Wind  album cover Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind (Album) 7E-1072 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1079 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender (Album) 7E-1079 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1086 What's Wrong With This Picture?  album cover Andrew Gold What's Wrong With This Picture? (Album) 7E-1086 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1088 White Shadows  album cover Tim Moore White Shadows (Album) 7E-1088 US 1977 Sell This Version
7E 1092 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits (Comp) 7E 1092 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
7ES-1042 White Shadows  album cover Tim Moore White Shadows(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES-1042 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
7ES-1045 Prisoner In Disguise  album cover Linda Ronstadt Prisoner In Disguise (Album) 7ES-1045 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
7ES-1079 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES-1079 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
10C 064-086.281 Playing To Win  album cover Rick Nelson* Playing To Win(LP, Album) Capitol Records 10C 064-086.281 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18P2-2732 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(CD, Comp) Asylum Records 18P2-2732 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25AP 580 JT  album cover James Taylor (2) JT (Album) 25AP 580 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 1585 Flag  album cover James Taylor (2) Flag(LP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony 25AP 1585 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25S-18 Steppin' Out  album cover Vernon Burch Steppin' Out (Album) 25S-18 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
28DP 1039 J.T.  album cover James Taylor (2) J.T.(CD, Album, Promo, RE) CBS/Sony 28DP 1039 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-478 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(CD, Comp) Asylum Records 32XD-478 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
038 EMD 80 909 Mudlark  album cover Leo Kottke Mudlark(LP, Album, RE) Crystal (5), Emidisc (2) 038 EMD 80 909 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
106-2 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits (Comp) 106-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
118-2 Excitable Boy  album cover Warren Zevon Excitable Boy (Album) 118-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
380 I'm Gonna Blow You A Kiss In The Wind / Smilin'   album cover Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart* I'm Gonna Blow You A Kiss In The Wind / Smilin' (7", Single) B&H Aquarian Records 380 US 1969 Sell This Version
454 Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 454 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
1059-2 Black Rose  album cover John David Souther Black Rose(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 1059-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1072-2 Hasten Down The Wind  album cover Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind (Album) 1072-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2884-2 The Last Record Album  album cover Little Feat The Last Record Album(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2884-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3113-2 Greatest Hits  album cover James Taylor (2) Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RE, RP, sli) Warner Bros. Records 3113-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5162 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(CD, Comp) Asylum Records 5162 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
5978 Unfinished Business  album cover The Blackbyrds Unfinished Business(LP, Album, Gat) Fantasy 5978 France 1976 Sell This Version
5988 City Life  album cover The Blackbyrds City Life(LP, Album) Fantasy, Fantasy 5988 France 1975 Sell This Version
6313 Sweetwater  album cover Sweetwater Sweetwater(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6313 US Unknown Sell This Version
8925 Sound Of Lies  album cover The Jayhawks Sound Of Lies(Cass, Album) American Recordings, BMG 8925 Indonesia 1997 Sell This Version
9490 Vida En La Ciudad  album cover The Blackbyrds Vida En La Ciudad(LP, Album) Fantasy 9490 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
12162 The Life Pursuit  album cover Belle And Sebastian* The Life Pursuit(CD, Album) Trama 12162 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
013 404-2 What's Going On  album cover Marvin Gaye What's Going On(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Motown, Tamla 013 404-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
013 820-2 What's Going On  album cover Marvin Gaye What's Going On(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Motown 013 820-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
25 705 OT Glenda Griffith  album cover Glenda Griffith Glenda Griffith(LP, Album) Ariola America 25 705 OT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
25705 XOT Glenda Griffith  album cover Glenda Griffith Glenda Griffith(LP, Album) Ariola America 25705 XOT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
28.111-I American Flyer  album cover American Flyer American Flyer(LP, Album) United Artists Records 28.111-I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
31075-2 We Got The Neutron Bomb - Weird World Volume Two 1977 - 1989  album cover The Weirdos We Got The Neutron Bomb - Weird World Volume Two 1977 - 1989(CD, Comp) Frontier Records 31075-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
32.010 Hasten Down The Wind  album cover Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind(LP, Album) Asylum Records 32.010 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
32.015 Simple Dreams  album cover Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams(LP, Album) Asylum Records 32.015 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
32.071 Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(LP, Comp) Asylum Records 32.071 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
32220 Flag  album cover James Taylor (2) Flag (Album) 32220 UK 1979 Sell This Version
4630-2-L Weird World - Volume One 1977-1981  album cover The Weirdos Weird World - Volume One 1977-1981(CD, Comp) Frontier Records 4630-2-L US 1991 Sell This Version
50 221 Lovelock!  album cover Gene Page Lovelock!(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 221 France 1976 Sell This Version
52191 Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School  album cover Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School(LP, Album) Asylum Records 52191 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
53048 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender(LP, Album) Asylum Records 53048 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
53 055-Y Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Gat) Asylum Records 53 055-Y France 1976 Sell This Version
53085 Living In The USA  album cover Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 53085 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version