ORANGE COUNTY, CA—An Orange County recording studio was victim to an armed robbery in October, when three men invaded the studio, stealing $40,000 worth of cash and gear.
Days after the crime, a still shook-up producer Asaf Fulks, who was at OC Recording Company at the time of the robbery, spoke to Pro Sound News to retell his story, to warn other studios to be cautious when working late, and to reassure his clients that the studio will not shut down because of the incident.
“It could have been a lot worse,” Fulks said. He described the scene— while he was cleaning up the night of October 7th, the three men came to the door claiming they had a session scheduled at the studio. He thought the men might be lost and let them in to make a few phone calls. Fulks continued to clean, and when he went back to the main entrance, he noticed the front door was closed and the men were putting gloves on.
“That’s when I knew something wasn’t right,” Fulks said. “One man tackled me and tied me up, and they stole basically all of Studio B and C.”
Most of the gear stolen from the studio was high-end microphones, guitars, computers, and some rack gear, Fulks said. A security camera caught an image of the getaway car, described as a white Chevrolet Uplander.
While the robbers have not been caught, Fulks remains optimistic. In the meantime, OC Recording Studio will work with its insurance company to replace the stolen gear, and Fulks assured his clients that the studio will be up and functioning again soon.
“We really appreciate everyone’s support, and this isn’t going to set us back. We’ve been in business for nine years and never had a problem, and we plan to continue being here. This robbery won’t discourage us,” Fulks said.
OC Recording Company