|WARREN G||FABIAN QUIROZ|
|JEFF TIMMONS||DUSTIN LEES|
|FRANK D. WRIGHT||JESSE WRIGHT|
Frank has worked and performed with such greats as Sonny & Cher, Chicago, American Breed and Kansas. Since achieving an audio and video engineering degree from SMI. He turned his focus towards producing and engineering, working with major record labels such as ABC Records (Brian Ingoldsby, President), A&M Records, Geffen, Interscope, Cherokee Records, Filmways Hyder and WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic).
Some of his favorite musical accomplishments have been with David Foster (St. Elmo’s Fire), George Martin (Producer of Beatles) Michael Frankovich, Jr. (Producer of Purple Rain), Morris Diamond, Phil Spector (Music Record Producer & Songwriter), Bob Pittman (MTV / WKQX Hometown Album), Michael Crawford (Phantom of the Opera), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Dick Dale, AC/DC, and Hootie and the Blowfish Also, Frank has written and produced music soundtracks for motion pictures such as Death Fear, Fire Storm, The Wrong Dude, and The Peter Principle Project. For project info, call 949-855-0211 and ask for Nathan Wright
Warren G. joins the California Sound Studios team of Producers. Get your music to Warren for the midas touch. In 1990, Warren G formed the group 213 with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg. In 1992, Warren G introduced the group to his brother Dr. Dre. Dr. Dre was impressed and signed Snoop Dogg to his and Suge Knight’s record company, Death Row Records. Thus, 213 broke up for a while before releasing any group records, and the three artists pursued separate careers in the same style. Even though Death Row Records did not sign Warren G, his career began with some contributions to Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic, released 1992. Warren G was a regular contributor to many Death Row albums.
In 1993, Warren G produced the track Indo Smoke featuring himself, Nate Dogg, and Mista Grimm. He also produced and rapped on Snoop Dogg’s debut album Doggystyle.
Warren G’s debut album Regulate… G Funk Era was released in 1994 on Def Jam. It was certified triple platinum in the United States and sold over 4.5 million units on soundscan worldwide. It featured the hit song “Regulate” featuring Nate Dogg, which samples Michael McDonald’s classic hit, “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near).” The lead single “Regulate” was certified platinum and peaked out at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also on that disc was “This D.J.,” a popular, track and hit video on MTV, and also a chart hit, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified gold. For project info, call now 949-855-0211 and ask for Nathan Wright
Known as the founding member of the multi-platinum selling group 98 Degrees. He has gone solo, at least, temporarily, and plans to perform with his beloved group again that brought such mega hits as “The Hardest Thing” “I Do.” “Invisible Man” “Give Me Just One Night” “Because of You” and the number one hit with Mariah Carey “Thank God I Found You”. 98 Degrees’ albums reached gold or platinum status in 15 countries around the world.
After a stellar career with 98 Degrees, Jeff has single-handedly written and produced his first solo album, released as a joint venture between his own company, Rising Phoenix Media, LLC and SLG Music. The album gave him a Top 20 hit on both the Billboard and Radio and Records charts with the lead off single “Whisper That Way” and was the most added single at radio every week leading up to its peak position. The album also produced 3 more chart topping singles worldwide.
One early career highlight for Timmons included singing at the White House. “I’ve never been so nervous before a performance, when we were to sing acappella for President Clinton. It was the first time we were doing ‘Ave Maria’ in public and it was live on TV for a White House Holiday Special.” No need for anxiety – the group was invited back. Other highlights include hosting, appearing and performing on such shows as MTV’s “TRL,” “Beach House,” “House of Style,” “Video Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve,” “The Tonight Show,” and “The Teen Choice Awards” (for which he is the owner of their coveted award surf board). Timmons’ group also received a Radio Music Award to go with the many platinum records on the wall at California Sound Studios. For project info, call now 949-855-0211 and ask for Nathan Wright
Quickly establishing himself as “the indie Rick Rubin” for his Midas Touch with edgy artists in rock, hip-pop and punk, famed keyboardist and producer Ronnie King returns to his roots as music producer and musician at California Sound Studios, Inc. One of the busiest and most requested keyboardists and producers in pop, hip-hop, alternative and modern punk over the past 15 years. King’s resume runs wildly eclectic, from mainstream pop artists (Mariah Carey and KC & JoJo) to hot pop-thugs (2Pac, Coolio, Snoop Dogg protégés Eastsidaz) and the metal inflected punk of The Offspring. Known for his trademark sound on Analog Mini-Moog, he also toured with Rancid and was a member of L.A. punk supergroup The Joykiller.
Most recently, Kings talents were heard as an integral player on the soundtrack for the Tupac Shakur documentary Resurrection, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2005. He also had the privilege of working closely with the late rapper and poet throughout his career, his stylings can be heard on albums such as Still I Rise, Until The End of Time and Better Dayz.
With an extensive and eclectic history in and out of the studio, King also found himself pulled into the Punk Rock realm. As a live performer, he previously toured the world playing keyboards with noted punk act Rancid and had a recent stint on tour with popular mainstream act, The Offspring. He has also worked in the studio with The Offspring as well as the Distillers, NOFX, Rancid, Pennywise and his own band, The Joykiller, which was signed to Epitaph Records.
While Ronnie has dual citizenship in both of the Punk and Rap nations he is also a respected traveler throughout the musical atlas. 2006 brings a new direction as King headed straight to Texas where has jumped right in and is currently working with local Houston producer Cory Mo (Slim Thug, Bun B). He is also co-writing with Texas Folk/Americana sensation, Glenna Bell while working his way around the burgeoning Houston music scene currently being spotlighted by multi-platinum acts such as Paul Wall, Chamillionaire and Slim Thug.
Ronnies vibe and character are infectious. His outlook is positive and he radiates that. A true chameleon, his musical diversity transcends the borders and blurs the lines, an attribute that is instantly recognizable to both industry veterans and new artists alike. Look for great things from Ronnie King in the future of modern music. For project info, call now 949-855-0211 and ask for Nathan Wright
Fabian Quiroz is a new talent that gives fresh enthusiasm and valuable experience to every client that comes to his recording studio. Fabian graduated from the Recording Connection Program in August of 2007. Since then, he has been working hard for the past four years at California Sound Studios to improve and fine tune his craft. Beginning his professional career as a sound engineer, he has gained experience and industry wisdom while working with producers Ronnie King and Frank Wright, and artists such as Jeff Timmions, Kaleo Wassman (from Pepper), Frankie Doll, The Hooligans, Warren G, and Cirious & Deelux. Fabian is always working to go above and beyond to create amazing albums and movie scores. Fabian has gained valuable insight on the music industry through Jeff Timmions, Ronnie King, Frank Wright, and Ca$hish. He continues to be a valuable asset and family member here at California Sound studios.
California born and raised, Dustin Lees is a graduate of the Audio Recording Arts program of Golden West College where he perfected his skills in digital and analog audio recording, mixing and mastering, as well as sound theory, professional microphone techniques and mastering the use of Pro Tools HD. Dustin also attended the prestigious UCLA Entertainment Studies Course for Record Production where he specialized in music production, live studio recording, and developed greater mixing and mastering talents.
Dustin Lees has been producing and engineering professionally for over 5 years and his work can be heard anywhere from his recordings with “Celebrity Band from TV” and “West Coast Killa Beez/ West Coast Wu-Tang”, to sound on featured films including The Departed, and even his instrumentals have been the back beat for many mix tapes and EPs. Dustin has had the pleasure of working with some of the top Grammy winning/platinum artists, engineers, producers, record labels, arrangers, and musicians in the industry including Jeff Weber, Michael Clark, John Braheny, Finger Records, Death Row Record, RZA, DJ Babu, and many more.
Dustin’s recording philosophy is a respectful collaboration between artist and himself, inspired by capturing performances through communication and talents to present each artist at their best. His areas of expertise are in all forms of urban music including reggae and ska, in addition to rock, pop rock, hard rock, and punk rock.
Dustin Lees continues to evolve the quality of his projects and clientele while always being excited to take time to develop the sound of new talent.
Specializes in: Pop / Rock / Dance / Alternative / Indie / Punk
Music & Entertainment is my life. I have spent the majority of years of my life learning and experiencing every aspect of the Music Industry. From marketing to performing, writing, to booking & publicity, artist relations, stage management, high quality recording, producing and engineering. I have been lucky to have experienced so much. I don’t think any one element to a team is more important than the next. I have produced both musical & filmed production, toured 13 countries, done the booking, advertising. I can set up and run sound system & sound board, able to quickly trouble shoot & find problems with sound equipment. I can record an album, write an album and help you find missing elements to your album as well. I am an asset to any production team. Knowledge and understanding of all live music equipment and the ins & outs of a live production. I believe my training is not over either, and I look forward to working with many more people who are part of my journey to finding success and happiness in an industry I love.
Mister Qtastic is a music producer, artist, songwriter, and pro-tools engineer. He has worked with numerous artists such as Warren G,Cornelius Mims,Ronnie King,Daz Dillenger,K9,Frank D Wright,Latoya Williams,and many more. He has made numerous tracks for artist such as Sayne,Ben Frank,Cirious and Deelux,Aliso Black,Kabo,Street Lotto,Big Oz,Inferred,I&I,Justic. Just to name a few. He has been making beats and recording Artists for over 10 years and a Plus being a certified pro-tools engineer. He uses top quality equipment like Avid/Digidesign’s Hd pro-tools system complete with plugins. Three different Avalon pre amps starting with the Vt 737sp, the AD 2022, And the U5. Plus a Universal Audio 6176 Class a Pre Amp. And it all sounds good on a Neumann U87 classic Tube microphone. He also makes beats with Akai’s Flagship Mpc 5000, Yamaha motif xF and all up to date 8.0 pro-tools software complete with plugins and soft-synths.
Email MisterQtastic@gmail.com or call now 949-855-0211 and ask for Nathan Wright.
Jesse Wright is one of the original Lead Recording Engineers of California Sound Studios with an extensive experience in Producing Artist in all genres of music. Jesse also has been working with Honda, Legos, ESPN, Discovery Channel and many more Radio/ TV programs and voice-overs. Jesse has an excellent understanding of music which allows him to master tracking, editing, mixing and mastering major productions for some of the industries top selling artist and producers. Jesse has worked with major recording artist like Warren G, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Sleepy Brown of OutCast, Fieldy of Korn and many more. Jesse also works side-by-side with Frank Wright and Ronnie King in the production of Radio, TV and Movie sound tracks and commerical jingles. Jesse is also the trainner of our 4 Week Engineering and Recording Workshops. These workshops involve hands on recording sessions with Jesse, Frank and Ronnie along with internship oppertunities.
Steve Dang Bio
Steve Dang is a music producer, beat maker and composer from Orange County, California. He has composed music for American Idol, UFC, So You Think You Can Dance, Oprah, Dateline and Chris Rock. Artist clients include Baby Bash, Warren G, Shady Records, Curtis Young and the Kottonmouth Kings. Steve Dang performed in his college orchestra at UC Irvine for 4 years and his interests were quickly redirected to digital music production. His career began by dishing out hip-hop bangers to the local music scene but he quickly expanded his musical repertoire to pop, rock, dance, dub step and r&b. Steve Dang’s approach to new music is progressive, innovative and open-minded. You may listen to Steve Dang’s expanded catalog here:
Music Producer / Beat Composer
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