CJ Vanston and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter with JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitorsHollywood, CA (April 22, 2015)—Toto’s latest album, Toto XIV, released March 20, was recorded at Hollywood’s The Treehouse using Harman’s JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors.
“We’re really pumped about Toto XIV—so much that we’ve nicknamed the album Toto V because Toto IV is the band’s biggest record and they really feel the current record is the best one they’ve ever made,” said CJ Vanston, owner of The Treehouse. Toto’s triple-platinum Toto IV was one of the records that defined the sound of 1980s rock. Toto XIV features the band’s original members, who hadn’t played on a record together in more than 20 years.
“The LSR monitors excel in every sonic respect that matters–smooth frequency response, incredible detail and the ability to ‘hear into’ a mix,” he continued. “The LSRs have a powerful dynamic impact, but most importantly they ensured that what everyone was hearing was an accurate representation of what we laid down.”
He added, “One of the benefits I really need to point out is that the drivers are designed to avoid ear fatigue. If my ears are tired, knowing what the speakers are doing is impossible. I know this is going to sound odd but because I know I can depend on them so completely, probably the best thing I can say about the JBL LSR6300 Series is that I never have to think about them.”
Vanston’s next project is a solo album with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.