West Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2013)—The Village Studios is home to Grammy-winners John Alagia (pictured at right) and Ken Caillat, who both maintain facilities equipped with studio furniture from Argosy Consoles, Inc.
Grammy-winning engineer, producer, musician and songwriter John Alagia, best known for his long working relationships with Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Jason Mraz, as well as Ben Folds, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Liz Phair, Zac Brown and many others, moved into The Village eight years ago. His production, writing and mixing studio, which incorporates an iso booth for vocals and instrumental overdubs, features an Argosy 70 Series for Digidesign ProControl complete with a 19-inch rack bay and is an exact duplicate of the set-up at Crabtrap, his converted home studio overlooking Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
"I love to mix in this room," says Alagia. "I would not be in L.A. had it not been for The Village. CEO Jeff Greenberg goes above and beyond to keep everybody happy."
Grammy-winning engineer, producer, studio designer and author Ken Caillat, who recently published a book on the making of Fleetwood Mac's Grammy-winning Rumours album, which he co-produced, and which is one of the top ten best-selling albums of all time, also has an Argosy desk in his room at The Village, plus another at his home studio. The two desks are very similar: Caillat's home facility features a 50 Series for Avid Control24 while his studio at The Village, where he set up shop in 2010, is equipped with a 50 Series for Avid C|24.
Caillat naturally gravitated toward the Argosy desk: "It was just the style and the functionality and the price," he says. "I needed something, so I looked around and discovered Argosy, which fit the bill; I didn't need to look anywhere else."
Argosy Console was a participating sponsor of the invitation-only "An Evening of Jazz," the sixth annual Grammy Week event held by the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing at The Village Studios on February 6, 2013.
The Village Studios