Best Way to Get That Vintage Sound

11th Street Records/Studio

Ronald Corso | Photo by Jon Estrada

Ronald Corso | Photo by Jon Estrada

Hidden behind East Fremont’s 11th Street Records is a new recording studio that looks, inexplicably, like it’s been there since 1960. 11th Street owner Ronald Corso built National Southwestern Recording to deliver the sound and feel of the classic studios (Sun, EastWest, Capitol, etc.) where artists such as the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Elvis did their best work. He’s gotten the look down (acoustic tile, checkerboard floor, muted colors), but more importantly, he’s gone to lengths to emulate that warm sound. His fastidiousness resulted in a studio that’s already been used by local and national acts, including Moon Boots and Hamell on Trial. But Corso won’t be entirely happy until his studio produces a Pet Sounds or Revolver: “I’d like to be a part of great records being made,” Corso says, “even if it’s just handing another producer the keys to the place and saying, ‘Go for it.’” 1023 Fremont St., 702-527-7995, NationalSouthwestern.com

 

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