Northridge, CA (March 7, 2011)–The Treehouse studio features JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors, which owner CJ Vanston is using on a project with guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.
Songwriter, musician and producer Vanston has worked with dozens of artists, including Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, N’ Sync, Julio Iglesias, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Spinal Tap, Chris Botti, Celine Dion and more. His credits include more than 100 albums and movie soundtracks, as well as the music for all of Christopher Guest’s films. Currently, Vanston is working with guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers fame on the debut album from the Baxter Vanston Band. The record is slated for 2011 release and will feature Michael McDonald and a host of surprise guest stars. Vanston has also partnered with Phil Collen of Def Leppard on a new album and an online label.
With a continuous influx of projects, Vanston uses the LSR studio monitors often. “I don’t want any surprises from my studio monitors,” noted Vanston. “I want what I’m hearing to be the same as what’s being heard in the outside world–and I don’t want to do that in a lo-fi way. After I’m done recording an album, I don’t want to get a call from the mastering engineer because something doesn’t sound right. I need a true, accurate representation of what’s going on in the mix.”
Since making the LSR studio monitors a fixture in The Treehouse, Vanston comments, “The LSR monitors have been amazing. For the last few records I’ve done, the mastering engineers have barely touched the mixes–that says a lot right there. The LSR monitors have a big, beefy sound, even without a subwoofer. They’re so rich-sounding that I don’t get any ear fatigue as I would with some other studio monitors.”