17 Hertz Studio

17 Hertz Studio
Founded 2012
Founder Jason Gluz
Status Active
Location North Hollywood, CA
Official website www.17Hertz.com

17 Hertz Studio is a 10,000 sq ft production and recording facility in Los Angeles, California. It is located at 5253 Lankershim BLVD, North Hollywood, CA, in the center of the NoHo Arts District.[1]Coordinates: 34°09′58″N 118°22′33″W / 34.166196°N 118.375697°W / 34.166196; -118.375697


17 Hertz Studio was formerly known as One On One Recording, which was owned by Jim David (son of Hal David).[2] The studio was popular for having the "best drum sound in Los Angeles" and was highly recognized for recording Metallica's 16x platinum self-titled album Metallica, also known as the Black Album.[3]

The studio was featured in Metallica's 1992 documentary, A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica.[4]

The well-known albums that were recorded here, include Metallica's ...And Justice for All, When The Pawn... by Fiona Apple, Crazy Nights and Psycho Circus by Kiss, and Dirt by Alice in Chains

News about the studio piqued the interest of Japanese rock musician Yoshiki Hayashi, drummer of heavy metal band X Japan. He tried to book recording time but was told he would have to wait over a year due to a long waiting list of clients. Preferring not to wait, Yoshiki bought the studio in 1993, converting it into his private recording facility and eventually renaming it to Extasy Recording Studio.[5]

In 2012, 17 Hertz LLC took over the space, restoring it and renaming it to 17 Hertz Studio.


Acts that used the facility included Metallica, KISS, Alice in Chains, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, Megadeth, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Bad English, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Mötley Crüe, Tom Petty, Lita Ford, A Perfect Circle, Poison and Earth, Wind & Fire.[6][7][8]

Current independent and Major Label clients of labels 17 Hertz Studio include Universal Music Group, Def Jam, Mo Town, Interscope, Atlantic Records, BMG Chrysalis, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Akon, Alex Da Kid, Birdman, Bone Thugz N Harmony, Boyz II Men, CeeLo Green, Goodie Mob, Chance The Rapper Crooks & Castles, Deezle, French Montana, Gareth Emery, Jabbawockeez, Lewis Hamilton, Mann, Mark Ronson, Prince Royce, Ray Dalton, Rita Ora, Skylar Grey, Stalley, Steve Lobel, T.I., Tyler, The Creator, Wyclef Jean, Halsey, Lido, Papa Roach, Jeremih, Zendaya.[9]

Studio Rooms

Studio A

17 Hertz Studio A is popular for its 2,148 sq ft Live Room, one of the largest in Los Angeles. Comes equipped with a complimentary Yamaha C7 Grand Piano. It also includes a 414 sq ft Control Room, a private lounge and two Isolation Booths. Our Studio A Control Room features an SSL J9080 80 Channel console which was purchased from rockstar Bryan Adams's The Warehouse Studio. Our monitoring system is a Custom Augspurger DSP System with Dual 15″ Drivers, 4″ Horn Drivers and Dual 18″ subs on each side. Amplified by 1,000 watts at 4ohms to each Subwoofer, 500 watts at 4ohms to each 15" Driver. Equipped with Pro Tools 10 & 11 and 64 analogue inputs and outputs with four the new 16x16 Avid I/O's. Equipped with the new apple mac pro "trashcan" 12 Core with 64 Gigs of Memory.

Studio B

17 Hertz Studio B was designed by Richard Landis as an exact replica of his popular home studio, The Grey Room. It includes a spacious control room, live room, machine room and vocal booth. Now equipped with A SSL AWS 900+SE 24 Channel Mixing Console. Dual TAD 15" Drivers, Northwest Horns and dual PAD 18" Subwoofers on each side, Amplified by JSX Audio's 6 Channel Amplifier and QSC Q-Sys DSP Technology.

Studio C

17 Hertz Studio C is a 483 sq ft space that includes a mixing/production area, lounge and vocal booth.

Other Rooms

17 Hertz Studio also includes additional writing rooms and production spaces.


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