As part of pop production legends The Matrix, Scott Spock (AKA Scott Alspach) has written, composed and produced tons of hits over the years, working with the likes of Jason Mraz, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Shakira, Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, Korn, The Mooney Suzuki, Christina Aguilera and numerous others. While those hits have circled the world, many of them first came into this world inside Spock’s private home studio, located appropriately in L.A.’s Studio City neighborhood.
Spock bought the ¾ acre property on a cul-de-sac back in 2002 for $1.61 million and recently put the house on the market for $3.95 million. While it sports his custom recording space, it also has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a four-car garage, a killer kitchen, tiled private pool, spa and more.
Audio pros, however, will want to check out the studio: Located on the lower level, the studio has its own kitchen, bedroom and private patio entrance, making it a self-contained facility. While there’s no word if the hardware comes with the house (we’re guessing no way), let’s eyeball some gear, shall we?
The main workspace is bookended by a sizable pair of PMC IB1S 3-way studio monitors, while off in the credenza, you can spot a Sherman Filterbank; Universal Audio 6176 channel strip; Manley VoxBox; two Empirical Labs Distressors; an API 2500 stereo bus compressor; a pair of API 512C 500 Series mic pres in a rack mount; a Neve 1272 Brent Averill Mic Preamp; and plenty of other goodies.
The adjacent guest room/iso booth is appropriately acoustically treated and wired up so that it can handle numerous mics, including the ones in the photo—a Blue Microphones Bottle in the foreground, and off to the left, a trusty Neumann U 87.