17 Hertz Studio

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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
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FounderJason Gluz
LocationNorth Hollywood, CA
Official websitewww.17Hertz.com


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 aforementioned Black Album, Metallica's ...And Justice for All, The Ritual by Testament, Awake by Dream Theater, When The Pawn... by Fiona Apple, Crazy Nights and Psycho Circus by Kiss, and Dirt by Alice in Chains. Rust in Peace by Megadeth, was also mixed here.

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, Megadeth, Testament, Dream Theater, KISS, Alice in Chains, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Bad English, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Mötley Crüe, Tom Petty, Lita Ford, A Perfect Circle, Poison, Earth, Wind & Fire,[6][7][8] Dirtyphonics, and Sullivan King.[9]

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, Orgy, T.I., Tyler, The Creator, Wyclef Jean, Halsey, Lido, Papa Roach, Jeremih, Lil Yachty, Taking Back Sunday, BJ The Chicago Kid, Zendaya, and YG.[10]

Studio RoomsEdit

Studio A Control Room

Studio AEdit

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 Control Room

Studio BEdit

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 CEdit

Studio C Currently Unequipped

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

Other RoomsEdit

The Cabin Production Room

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

Nightlife Production Room


  1. ^ "www.17Hertz.com". Archived from the original on 2018-12-21. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  2. ^ "Hal David, Songwriter, Is Dead at 91" NY Times
  3. ^ Discogs.com: Metallica
  4. ^ A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica, Documentary
  5. ^ "NewsLine; Brooklyn Recording Studio" Billboard Magazine April, 1998: pg 3
  6. ^ "Audio Track" Billboard Magazine July, 1986: pg 60
  7. ^ Discogs.com
  8. ^ "When I See You Smile; Bad English" The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, 1989: pg 746
  9. ^ "Dirtyphonics & Sullivan King have just raised the bass/metal bar". UKF. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  10. ^ "17 Hertz Studio Clients". Archived from the original on 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-09-10.