Santa Barbara, CA (February 6, 2004)–Producer and owner of Klown Records in Santa Monica, Stevo Bruno (Nikki Sixx, Prong, Fear Factory, Boy Hits Car) recently teamed up with producer and multi-platinum guitarist Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly, Puddle Of Mudd) to form a new production company called Three Ring Productions (T.R.P.). T.R.P. has already signed an exclusive deal with Harlan Lansky’s (Matrix Music Works) new label Rock Circus to produce several records for the new label.
Home base for T.R.P. will be in a brand new, purpose-built studio at Bruno’s Klown Records in Santa Monica, CA. The new studio was opened on February 1, and features 24 channels of Neve 1073s, Digidesign Pro Tools HD, 32 channel Pro Control, 42-inch dual plasma monitors, SSL stereo compressor, and racks and racks filled with Distressors, Teletronix LA-2As, Tube Tech, Eventide H-3000, Vintech, Avalon 737s, Summit Audio, Pultec EQP-1A, Manley, Urei 1176s, TC Electronics, and more. A Tascam GigaStudio System will also be installed with “every keyboard sound know to man,” added Don Polus from RSPE Audio Solutions who is providing all the new gear. New mics will be added to the Klown Studios arsenal including Neumann M-149s, U-87s and Fet 47s. Studio speakers include EV Sentry 500 mains, Genelec 1032 and NS-10 near fields with Tannoy subs.
The new 25′ x 25′ corresponding live room is has 12-foot ceilings and acoustic design by Auralex Acoustics. Many other toys are available as well, such as Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Bogner, Orange and Fender amps, several guitars and basses, and a private lounge and roof deck. The private lounge is decked with a 42″ plasma TV, X-Box video games, Internet computer, private phone & fax, cappuccino maker and more. Klown has also added a new redwood roof deck for recording studio clients only. The roof deck with spiral staircase access includes tiki bar, tables, chairs and telescope for stargazing.
The producer partners are working with legendary manager Tom Zutaut (Guns & Roses, Motley Crue) on new projects. Also in the works for T.R.P. is an exclusive deal with Harlan Lansky’s (Matrix Music Works) new label and tour appropriately called “Rock Circus.” T.R.P. will be recording, producing and mixing several records for the new label starting in March 2004 at Klown. Bruno’s latest productions are currently in record stores worldwide including Brides Of Destruction on Sanctuary Records, Prong’s Scorpio Rising on Locomotive Records, Mother’s Finest Meta-Funk’n-Physical on CNR Records, and Skare Tactic’s Remember When on Thorp Records. Mader currently has several records available including Machine Head’s Burning Eyes and Soulfly’s self-titled album on Roadrunner Records.
Three Ring Productions