West L.A. Music and SSL Sponsor SPARS luncheon!

West L.A. Music’s George Adjieff and Mark Spiwak with legendary entertainer and comic, Sinbad.

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 22, 2008 – SPARS, the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, held their Los Angeles luncheon on July 22, 2008. The event, attended by Southern California studio members, was sponsored by West L.A. Music and Solid State Logic.

SPARS President Leslie Ann Jones welcomed members and guests to the meeting, which included presentations by West L.A. Music’s George Adjieff, and SSL’s Director of Commercial Applications Chris Jenkins. Chris Jenkins discussed the design philosophy of SSL’s latest offering, Matrix, a 16 fader 40 input super analog console with the ability to control four simultaneous workstations.

Also in attendance were Jeff Greenberg, SPARS Past President and operator of the Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles, Paula Salvatore, Director of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Val Garay, Producer and five-time Grammy winner, Phil Wagner, President of Solid State Logic, Don Griffin, president of West L.A. Music, and Sinbad, legendary entertainer and comic.

SPARS’ membership includes audio recording and mastering facilities, manufacturers, engineers, and multimedia specialists — everyone from single-operator studios to large multi-room facilities. SPARS’ mission statement emphasizes the core values of sharing practical, “hands-on” business information about facility ownership, management, and operations. SPARS’ work is carried on by sister organizations in England, Japan, and Canada. For more information about SPARS, visit http://www.spars.com.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals. For more information about SSL, visit http://www.solid-state-logic.com.

West L.A. Music supplies music, audio, and recording equipment to recording studios, broadcast companies, film and video post-production facilities, major artists, producers, composers, and record companies, as well as schools, churches and government agencies. West L.A. Music offers system design, installation, and training services for outfitting home studios, sophisticated world-class studios, local clubs, concert arenas, and more. For more information about West L.A. Music visit www.westlamusic.com

Sinbad and Nicole Mihalka.

George Adjieff of West LA Music addressing the SPARS luncheon.

Leslie Ann Jones, SPARS President and Director of Music Recording & Scoring for Skywalker Sound.

SSL Director of Commercial Applications, Chris Jenkins presenting Matrix, SSL’s new 16 fader 40 input super analog console.

Leslie Ann Jones and Sinbad.

Ellis Sorkin of Studio Referral Service, Sinbad, and Paula Salvatore, Director of Capitol Studios.