New York, NY (October 20, 2005)–Electric Lady Studios is celebrating their 35th year of recording at its historic Greenwich Village location. ELS Holdings, the new parent company of Electric Lady Studios, has named Nashville native Lee Foster, formerly operations manager, as the new studio manager.
Pictured are (back row from left): Electric Lady director of client relations Erin O’Donnell, HIM’s Ville Valo; assistant engineer Steef Van DeGevel, and Electric Lady studio manager Lee Foster. (Seated from left) mix engineer Tim Palmer and Pro Tools engineer Mark O’DonoughueFoster sees Electric Lady Studios as New York’s new top contender, bringing together the latest in digital music technologies with the studio’s unique creative vibe.
“We’re committed to offering our engineers and artists the tools they need to get the job done right,” said Lee. “It isn’t just the equipment, but workflow and atmosphere that helps our clients to get the best results. Having the newest, coolest gear is certainly important, but that’s just part of the mix. Without our clients’ confidence and comfort, they’re just boxes.”
Originally home to the 8th Street Playhouse film theater, built in1927, Electric Lady Studios opened on August 26th, 1970. Since then, the newly renovated facility has grown to a three-studio recording complex featuring Solid State Logic 9000 J consoles, Digidesign Pro Tools HD3 systems, and Studer analog recording.
Recent projects at ELS include recording artists The Pink Spiders, Jesse Malin, HIM, D’Angelo, and Fall Out Boy, live broadcasts by 3 Doors Down and The Alarm, and sessions with Snoop Dogg, Gary Katz, Mary J Blige, Ric Ocasek, Gavin DeGraw, Russ Elevado, Albert Hammond, Ryan Adams and Mos Def.
Joining Lee’s management staff are Mary Dandola, business manager; Erin O’Donnell, director of client relations; and Don Dowdye, chief technical engineer, an all new management team with over 35 years of experience in the music industry.
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