Multiple Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning composer and performer AR Rahman has set up a personal studio in the Los Angeles area, allowing him to work on his film scores and original music compositions during his frequent stays. Mr. Rahman won two Academy Awards for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2009 and was nominated again the next year for ‘127 Hours’. After a decades-long highly acclaimed and prolific career he was named one of the world’s most prominent film composers and one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time Magazine. He is also a member of SuperHeavy, a band formed with Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone and Damian Marley in 2011.

The new studio includes a composing, mixing and control room in a previous dining room of the residence, as well as a recording booth that can serve as an additional production studio. The booth was added to the footprint of the house and features large glass areas to the yard and a connecting window to the control room.

The main composing space is linked to the living room by large glass doors and connector panels there permit recording of the grand piano and other instruments in the larger space.

Featuring a pair of Genelec stereo monitors and a surround setup with B+W 800 Series Diamond speakers, the studio is complemented by an Euphonix console and several ProTools HD systems. 

building use: music composition and recording, mixing and post production.          
project scope:    500 sf; architecture, interiors, acoustics, systems integration
schedule:  completed 2011
construction cost:         N/A