by Mike Winslow
The rapper upgraded his Beach City Music recording and media complex, with Westlake Pro, a company that specializes in the construction and design of recording facilities.
The company has worked with Dr. Dre, guitarist Slash, Sony and other top clients, to bring the vision for their studios to fruition.
Snoop Dogg’s longtime collabaortor DJ Pooh over saw the rollout of the new flexible, futuristic studio.
And futuristic it is. Snoop wanted the hallways of his new compound to convey the experience of being aboard a spaceship.
“It was great to have Westlake Pro in the house. I had a vision and they knocked it out of the park,” Snoop said on completion of the studio.
Snoop’s modernized Beach City Music has two main production and mixing rooms: the Mothership and the Battleship.
The studio also boasts recording rooms, isolation booths, live recording rooms, and video production rooms.
Here are some specs for studio rats:
The Mothership boasts Zaor desk housing a 64-channel Neve Genesys Black console.
Battleship has a custom-built RAVEN Z3 Multi-Touch production console from Slate Media Technology, which serves as the nerve-center for the entire studio.
Battleship has two workstations in the rear corners of the room that allow producers to connect laptops, synthesizers, or other instruments.
“It’s been a pleasure working with these guys,” said DJ Pooh. “When all the studios were wired, we tested every wire in the studio. I think one wire might have been off out of thousands and thousands of wires. That’s a testament to the work they do. I’ve never seen that quality of work.