(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #171: Mixing Board Geekery

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #171: Mixing Board Geekery

Is it just me or are mixing boards so cool?  I had the opportunity to spend the day at the Record Plant recording studio in Hollywood on Sunday.  The history of this place will blow your mind. I was there to cover a session with LL COOL J and a musician named Def K who had won a contest that my company helped sponsor.

I had never been in a recording studio, its a pretty interesting place.  While I was there both will.i.am and Avril Lavigne were in other studios down the hall, although I never ran into them.

For me I loved the rooms which were way cool.

How about you? Have you ever been in a recording studio? What was your experience like?

About Andi Fisher

I'm a lifestyle blogger focused on travel and food. A marketing gal who gave up my job to travel around the United States in an RV with my hubby. I'm now settling into the Portland area where I'm looking for my next career adventure! I love to travel via my stomach. Eating, seeking out local artisans and features to share. I've got more than 26 years of experience in marketing focused on content, social media, and direct marketing and I've mentored many bloggers, old and new.


  1. I don’t think they’re cool at all, but my husband used to deejay and he does.

  2. Well, mixing boards might not be cool, but LL COOL J sure the heck is! Oh my gosh, he was like my first real man crush (my first crush was Michael Jackson, but he, um, wasn’t a REAL man)! Ladies love him and I am so jealous!

  3. I remember as a kid/teen I really wanted to work in the music industry; I’m not sure why that passion faded (and turned into film), but I still think recording studios hold a kind of coolness. This is a great picture! I had an internship in college with a small commercial production company and I remember one week there were rumors that Sheryl Crow was in the room next to us recording an album. I never saw her, but it was neat to think she was so close!

  4. Cassandra Garffie says:

    Yeah, just you…to many knobs to hurt myself on.

  5. Catherine says:

    THEY ARE COOL. Oh my word. Its just such a beautiful tool, for making beauty and things that touch people.
    Or just a serious awesome tool used to get dancing. Whateves. 😉

  6. Amy Heffernan says:

    I was to LA once. Beautiful place!!

  7. I took a sound and recording class when I was in college, and can’t believe everything that goes into creating a mix! The people who do this are very talented. I’ve only ever been in my college’s recording studio, though. It would be really cool to go to see a legitimate studio!! (I went to a very small college, therefore had a small recording studio).

  8. Mary Dailey says:

    I would love to do this and would actually like to sing and record it!

  9. I have never been in a mixing studio but I have been in a tv production truck!

  10. Victoria Cortinas says:

    I want to hang out with LL Cool J!! LOL . I also have always wanted to push all of the buttons and move those things up and down, haha. I’m such a dork 🙂

  11. Elizabeth Gentry says:

    i have never been in a recording studio but my boyfriend is a recording artist and was in a band signed to an indie label. They were on tour for a couple of years, made 2 cd’s, a couple of video’s on MTV and got to open for some pretty popular bands like Marilyn Manson, White Zombie, and some others. It sounded like a really fun experience but all that technical stuff he knows comes in handy still…

  12. It would really be something else to learn to run a recording studio. I would love to sing in one someday and see how I would fair out.

  13. I have never been to a recording studio but I know I would have been in awe of those sound boards. I just love where our technology has gone over the years to allow us such great sound products.

  14. #5 I have never been to a mixing studio myself, I think it would be so much fun to actually see music artists in the studio.

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