As I was fumbling to unlock the front door to Coast Mastering (aka Fantasy Studio C) this morning, a car drove by, windows open, blasting Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Born On A Bayou." Life giving me a little wink.


Studio C was built for John Fogarty and CCR, and they recorded a bunch of albums in the very space that now houses our mastering rooms. The old CCR console sits in my archiving and editing room (formerly the iso booth!), racked up with a Nakamichi cassette deck, Vadlyd archival phono pre-amp, an old Tascam DAT machine... and this unused patch bay, which I left intact as a nod to the history of this space. If (okay, when) I buy more gear, I'll probably have to knock it out and use the rack space, but for now, it's a wink and a nod to the past.