2nd Floor Recording Studio is located in Fountain Valley, California. We perform private and discrete multi-media audio and video production.
2nd Floor Recording combines the best of analog and digital equipment to meet the needs of our friends. We feature gear by Neumann, Sennheiser, Royer, Shure, AKG, Universal Audio, Pendulum Audio, Avalon Design, FMR Audio, True Systems, Empirical Labs, Gibson, Marshall, Fender, Martin, Mesa Boogie, Line6, Vox, Pearl, Tama, Roland, BOSS, Tascam, RME, Steinberg, Sony, Digital Juice, NewBlueFX and other fine companies.
For more information about the studio, please contact me by email ... firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a few folks I've had the pleasure of meeting ...
I had the pleasure of shooting a music video for The Bangles founding members Vicki and Debbi Peterson, bassist Derrick Anderson, and guest guitarist Kim Shattuck (The Muffs, The Pandoras).
The video supported Derrick's recent album (A World of My Own / "When I Was Your Man").
Dean Ford at 2nd Floor Recording
Dean Ford has a wide international following based on the original Marmelade band which was founded in Scotland. His song 'Refelections of My Life', co-written with Junior Campbell, has sold millions of copies and has been covered by musicians around the world.
Dean has a vast body of work and he continues to write and record as time permits.
Wish I could say I recorded this rock legend, but I didn't. However, he was kind enough to pose for a photo, sign an autograph, shake hands and exchange a few pleasentries .....
Here he is ... Jack Bruce ... bassist for the band 'Cream' (Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker).
Dave Williams (left) with rock legend Jack Bruce
Dave hangin' with surf master guitarist Dick Dale (Mizirlou)
Hey, that's Dick Dale (left), king of the surf guitars, hanging onto Dave Williams (owner of 2nd Floor Recording). Looks like they're having some fun.
Remember 'Mizirlou' from Pulp Fiction ..... well, that was Dick Dale on the guitar !!! And he still rocks like crazy !!!
Dave & Robby Kreiger
I know this picture looks fake, but it's the real deal. It was taken with a cell phone and I was a bit closer than the other guy who was standing in front of a black backdrop. So who is he? Well, that's me (on the left), and the other guy ... that's the legendary guitarist from The Doors, Robby Krieger.
He grabbed a Gibson guitar and right there in front of about 100 people played his famous guitar licks from the Doors song "Love Me Two Times", then autographed a picture (on my wall at home), and let us take this snapshot with a cell phone.
Dave & Gene Simmons
OK ... I know this picture is funny, but I'm posting it anyway.
In the middle of the picture is Gene Simmons (KISS). It was almost impossible to get close to him, so I walked around the ouside of the NAMM booth and my buddy Martin took this picture while I stood in the background, looking through the metal truss (the one holding the booth upright).
I later got within about 3 feet of Gene, but couldn't get a picture with him. Security was tight. He was having a good time at the show.