Forecast Recordings is a boutique recording studio housed in a second story loft space in LA's downtown Arts District. Discreet, serene, spacious and vibe-filled, the studio itself is perfect for writing, producing, live tracking, mixing and mastering audio.
Upon arrival, it was easy to overlook the building that houses the studio because the exterior is blanketed by various graffiti and street art. Flanked by a furniture design shop and a shipping yard, a passerby wouldn't know there was a burgeoning music and art scene happening behind the colorful walls. As we stepped inside, it became clear that this was a hidden gem, tucked away deep into the heart of downtown LA. Thick curtains covered up 2 sliding doors that served as an entrance to the control room. This is where we found Senior Engineer Timothy Pae hard at work on a mix for the band The Flavr Blue.
We recently shot a live performance of The Flavr Blue, and we're currently collaborating with Forecast to capture audio and video of various live musicians in the Los Angeles area. Tim is one of the few engineers that can successfully track a band whether in the studio or on a live performance stage. This versatility is what makes businesses like Forecast invaluable to the creative community– the Forecast team has an understanding of both the live and studio aspect of the creative process, therefore it only made sense for us to get involved on the visual side.
Through the sliding doors you will find the control room, which seats up to seven people comfortably. Equipped with two flat-screen monitors, a sub-woofer, and 2 sets of hi-fi studio monitors, the space allows for a full display of your preferred digital audio workstation while working on any given audio project. Forecast also has the capacity to accommodate ADR, voice-over and other sound design for film, television and literary projects. The live room is optimal for tracking vocals, guitar, piano and drums/percussion. The staff is experienced, responsive and committed to tailoring each client's experience to create the most efficient work flow in an inspired environment. If you're in the Los Angeles area and looking for a creative space to create music or any audio related projects, check out ForecastRecordings.com and book a session!