Ameraycan Studio A




About Studio A

Ameraycan was built in the mid 1970’s by famed artist-producer Ray Parker, Jr. as his personal recording studio. Ray was the session guitar player on all the great Stevie Wonder records, and then became a household name for writing and recording the hit song “Ghostbusters”. The facility was designed by Jack Edwards who also designed studios such as United Western and Ocean Way with Bill Putnam. As Ray expanded the building it became one of the top mix studios in Los Angeles.

When first opened, the two-room facility with a private production suite operated with the newest technology available and was also the first facility to have SSL consoles in both studios, a clear commitment by Ray Parker Jr. to have the best of the best.

The studio became a popular commercial studio with the likes of Billy Idol, Miles Davis, and Cypress Hill calling the studio home for months on end for their recordings. Paramount purchased Ameraycan in 2000 and the studio went through a large renovation with the addition of a 80 channel G+ SSL (with ultimation) console in Studio B and the addition of 16 channels to the 56 channel SSL G in studio A to make it a 72 channel console.


SSL 4000 G/G+, 72 inputs, 16 E EQs
Pro Tools HDX with 48 outputs
Pro Tools Ultimate software
Augspurger TAD Monitors
Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
GML 8200 Stereo Parametric
Manley Variable MU Stereo Limiter
Summit EQP-200B EQ
Pultec EQP-1R
Tubetech CL-1B Compressor
Tubetech PE-1B EQ
AMS RMX-16 Reverb
AMS DMX 1580S Delay
Neve 1073 Mic Pre/EQ’s (2)
Audix Mic Pre/EQ
API 550A EQs (4)
Lexicon 480L
Lexicon PCM-42 Delays (3)
Lexicon PCM-80 Reverb
Empirical Labs Distressor (2)
DBX 165 Limiters (2)
DBX 160VU Compressors (2)
DBX 160X Compressors (2)
DBX 902 De-essers (4)
Urei LA-2A Compressors (2)
Urei 1176 LN Limiter (2)
Urei 1178 Stereo Compressor
TC Electronics 2290 Delays (2)
Eventide H-3000 Harmonizer
Eventide DSP 4000
Yamaha SPX 90-II
Yamaha Rev-5 Reverb
Apogee Rosetta AD Converter
Lynx Timeline Synchronizers (2)

Telefunken 251 tube
Neumann U-47 tube
Neumann U-47 fet
Neumann U-67 tube
Neumann U-87
Neumann TLM-170
Neumann KM-84
Sony 800G Tube
Sony C-38
AKG C-24 tube
AKG C-12 tube
AKG 414
AKG 451
AKG D112
AKG “The Tube”
AKG 460
Audio Technica Pro 37R
Audio Technica ATM 25
Royer 121 Ribbon
B&K 4011
Coles 4038 Ribbon
Sennheiser 421
Shure Beta 56
Shure SM-57
Shure SM-58
Shure SM-81
Shure 520 Bullet
Electrovoice RE-20
Crown PZM plate

Floating Equipment

Neve 1081 Mic pre/EQ
Neve 1073 Mic pre/EQ
eve 1064 Mic pre/EQ
Neve 3104 Mic pre/EQ
Neve 1081 Mic pre/EQ
Neve 2254 compressor
API 3124 4 ch. Mic pre
EMT 251 Reverb
SPL Transient Designer (2 Ch)
Joe Meek VC-2 Mic pre/Compressor
Fender Rhodes electric piano
Private Q personal Headphone mixing

Ameraycan Studio A Live Room Floor Plan

Ameraycan Studio A Control Room Floor Plan