Hollywood, CA (September 7, 2016)—United Recording, founded in 1957 by recording engineer, studio designer and electronics inventor Bill Putnam, has launched a new archiving division headed by Dan Johnson.
“United has a 60-year history of uncompromised audio excellence and innovation,” commented studio manager Robin Goodchild. “We have assembled a vintage treasure trove of virtually all modern recording machine formats and the ancillary equipment crucial to accurate archiving to insure the new masters will be preserved for the ages.”
United’s new head of archiving Dan Johnson spent the past five years as a dedicated audio preservation engineer working with masters by such high-profile legacy artists as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Eagles, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Ramones, Van Halen, Rod Stewart and Otis Redding. Prior to that, Johnson was a recording engineer at Capitol Studios and Ocean Way (now United).
United’s new suite is a secure, climate-controlled suite that features such attention to detail as a specially built anti-static floor to prevent any electrical mishaps. A full-time dedicated maintenance staff means the gear is well cared for and running correctly at all times.
“I started my engineering career at United almost 20 years ago, and opening an audio archiving facility here is a timely decision,” commented Johnson. “The studio’s high standard of quality and excellence, as well as the commitment to an unparalleled legacy provided me with the foundation that I have built my career on. It’s good to be home.”