The ROOM that David Gold built and seriously engineered.

Plenty of room for the whole band to track together with total sonic isolation. And with room to spare.

Room to Play. Room to Groove. Room to Move.

The live room is very spacious at 40′ X 40′ with an 18-foot high ceiling. Not only do you have room to move, you have room to set up an extra drum kit or whatever you’d like. It’s room to experiment–to switch between set ups for different flavors for different tracks. Room to work means efficiency and getting the job done faster with plenty of options.

That’s the best sounding room in San Diego. Period.” — Grammy Winners, Alan Sanderson & Mark Neill (Yes, they both said exactly that. And yes, at completely separate times).

This is all made possible by David Gold, the “Gold” in Gold Star Studios. He was the man made famous by recording industry insiders. His mastery of acoustical engineering made Hollywood’s Gold Star Studios one of the most sought-after rooms in audio engineering history. The insiders include Phil Spector, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Neil Young and scores of other recording legends.

When first told the pedigree of this room by Lou Mattazaro–the Analog Chew building’s owner–I remember asking, “Do you have a sketch–like on a cocktail napkin or something–that David Gold gave you?” “A sketch?!?” He was incredulous! Then, I’ll never forget as he held up his thumb and index finger spaced about three-quarters of an inch apart and boasted, “He gave me a binder full of engineering plans this thick!” Smirking, he shook his head and muttered, “a sketch.”

So, it was at that point I decided that I needed to look deeper into the engineering behind the live room at Analog Chew and find out just why it sounded so good.