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The Treefort Recording Studio is located in a quiet two-story building overlooking Topanga Canyon State Park, California. The main control room, foley stage, and one large acoustic room are on the upper floor, (Studio A), and a huge, all-wood and glass drum room and a third acoustic room are downstairs (Studio B). The upper studios house a Baby Grand piano and Hammond organ. There is also a separate, smaller, Studio C building on the property, and full living accommodations are available on-site for up to six guests.

Award-winning recordings in a wide range of genres including Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Jazz have brought studio owner, Chris Julian dozens of Gold and Platinum records, a personal 2006 Emmy Award, and his esteemed clients 4 Grammy Nominations. The studio vibe is private, warm, and creative, yet quite high-tech with it's many large, state of the art Pro Tools HD3 ACCEL systems and comprehensive Sound Effects, Orchestral, and loop and sample libraries.

A complete recording facility which includes a full complement of instruments, the layout is ideal for recording bands, live drums, vocals, acoustic instruments, and electronic music. An array of computers and video monitors also make the site perfect for film post production sound (, including recording, mixing, and editing. One studio is set up for foley recording (www.SeismicFX/studio/stage), including a complete set of props, surfaces, and pits (see bottom of the page at the foley link above).

The Treefort also provides a perfect situation for out-of-town musicians traveling to Los Angeles for their recording, as they may make arrangements to stay in the studio's comfortable guest accommodations. Both levels have full kitchens and bathrooms, there is a steam room on the premises, and a 270 degree deck wraps around the duplex with woods, a stream, and a waterfall in sight.

Owned and operated solely by engineer/producer Chris Julian, the studio is oriented towards personal service. Also a composer/singer-songwriter and an accomplished instrumentalist on guitar, bass, and keys, Chris' writing and hands-on producing are focused on modern Rock, AAA, and R&B arrangements which combine live drums and loops and samples with cutting edge, rock/pop instrumentation. His arranging capabilities are an asset to any project, and also make recording in Chris' facility uniquely right for singer-songwriters seeking a collaborator who can single-handedly complete their musical picture.

Studio time is available at the Treefort for a variety of budgets on a sliding scale. Please call to discuss your project details, and we’ll be glad to work with you. Most major credit cards accepted. Paypal below...
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Studios and Equipment

Studio A - 5.1 Surround Sound & Stereo Mixing, Pro Tools HD3 ACCEL / Acoustic and Electronic Music Recording (w adjoining Acoustic Studio w Grand Piano/ Live Drums / ADR / Foley). Indoor and outdoor kitchen, Full bathroom, 2 decks

Studio B - Stereo Mixing, Pro Tools HD3 ACCEL, Pro Tools TDM Mix Quad (equal to HD2 ACCEL) Acoustic and Electronic Music Recording (w adjoining Acoustic Studio), Indoor kitchen, Full bathroom, 180 degree deck

Studio C - Stereo Mixing, Pro Tools Mix Cube (Equal to HD1 ACCEL), Acoustic and Electronic Music Recording / Foley

Pro Tools

HD3 Accel (2), TDM Mix Quad (1), TDM Mix Cube (1), Digidesign 002 (2), Digidesign 001 (1), AMIII (2)

Facility Review

3 Studios networked and snaked, 3 Acoustic rooms, 2 Foley stages, ADR Stage


Urei 813A, Yamaha NS-10m, Powered Yamaha HS-50M Monitors, Tannoy Red Reveals, Beyer F770 headsets, wireless headphones, Monster THX Subwoofer, KRK Rockit Sub-woofer (2), KRK Rockit 5 rear field, Sony micro


Carver PM-20T, Crown D-150A Series II, Pioneer SA 750, Peavey CS800X

Microphones & Preamps

Grace Preamp, Neumann U 87 Ai (2), Neumann TLM 103 (2), AKG 414 (2), Sennheiser 421 (3), Sennheiser 451 (1), Electrovoice RE-20 (1), Shure SM-57 (6), Sennheiser 416 shotgun (2), Mackie 1604 VLZ PRO (2)


Lynx / Timeline Timecode Modules (2), Mitsubishi 50" Monitor (2), Vizio 32", Sharp 27" Color Monitor (2), RCA 13" Color Monitor, Sony Trinitron 19" Monitor, Sony SLV-575uc VCR, MiroMotion video capture card, MOTU Digital Timepiece, Blackburst Tone Generator, Frame-accurate lock to 24-track w / Pro Tools, Vizio 32" Flat screen HD, 17" Computer monitors (24), Canopus firewire video, Sony 3/4" Video deck. Sony 1/2" Video deck, Canopus


Apple G5 2.0 Dual (8 GIGS RAM) (2), Apple G4 Dual Boot/Dual Processor 1.25 (2 GIGS RAM) w Stealth serial port (2), Apple G4 400, Apple G3 330, Wacom tablets all computers, 1929 Premier Baby Grand Piano, Hammond Organ w/ internal rotating speaker, Roland D-50 Fm/Digital Synth Roland Juno -106 Analog Synth, Korg M1-R Module, Kurzweil digital piano module, Radium 49, Axiom 49 (2), Antares ATR-1, Tascam DAT machine, Sony cassette deck, Giga Studio


Apple OS X 10.4.8, 10.5.1, 10.3.2, 10.3.9, OS9. Pro Tools HD 7.4.1 cs6, 6.4.1 TDM, 6.4.1, LE 7.4, 6.4, 5.5. Kontakt, Komplete 4, East West and full Sample Library, Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia Studio 8, Final Cut Pro 6 Studio 2, Sorenson, Microsoft Office, SnapzPro, FileBuddy, FileMaker Pro, Melodyne, Reason 3.0, Ableton Live, Toast, Jam, Amp Farm, Guitar Rig, Amplitube, Comprehensive Sound Effect, loop, and Orchestral libraries (over 3 Terabytes), Logic 8, Performer


Yamaha Recording Series drums, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster, Hagstrom Electric Bass (vintage) Gibson Bass, Martin Backpacker Guitar, Val Dez Classical Guitar, Yamaha 100-watt solid state bass amp, various guitar fx including Sans Amp, Cry Baby, Rat, Line-6 Pod II, E-bow, Assorted guitar and Bass amps

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