BY JEFF TOUZEAUNOV
Los Angeles, Calif. – CRē•8 Music Academy’s vision is to fill the gap between traditional audio engineering & production schools, and then translate this to what happens in the commercial studio realm. The school, a professional music production facility with strong ties to Westlake Studios, opened its doors in 2015 and recently BAE Audio’s Colin Liebich was invited to track a live recording session alongside students there. Among topics discussed by Liebich was the history, selection, and usage of BAE outboard equipment — both inside and outside the renowned studio.
Westlake, one of a handful of the remaining giant recording studio complexes left in Los Angeles, has a rich, star-infused legacy: it was where Michael Jackson recorded “Thriller,” and continues to be a centrifuge of pop smashes like Beyoncé’s “Beyoncé” and “Night Visions” by Imagine Dragons. Currently, the studio is outfitted with 24 channels of BAE 1073s and four BAE 1032s.