The Hobby Shop is located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The surrounding area contains all needed amenities; taco trucks, restaurants, parking, and lodging.
The facility is made up of two independent recording studios working together under one roof. Studio East is owned and operated by producer/composer Scott Gilman (Frank Black, Wires in the Walls, and Paramount Pictures) and Studio West is owned and operated by producer/engineer Andrew Murdrock a.k.a. “Mudrock” (Lou Barlow, Jango Bates, The Riverboat Gamblers). Together in 2003 they purchased the building, which was a hobby shop in the 1950s. They spent the next year knocking down walls and building two studios with the help of studio designer Vincent Van Haaff. They opened the facility in 2005 just in time to produce Avenged Sevenfold’s platinum City of Evil record. The Hobby Shop has gone on to facilitate sessions for local independent and national major label bands, film scores, and live concerts and events.
Outside engineers are welcomed and can be accompanied by an assistant engineer. If you need an engineer, we can help you find one. Don’t hesitate to contact either studio with any questions.