Rock Garden Studio is home to the only custom-built Aengus/API Custom 30 Channel recording console in service. Installed and customized by audio genius Deane Jensen (founder of Jensen Transformers) at Indigo Ranch Studio in Malibu, California from 1973 to 2006, the Aengus was purchased and painstakingly restored by Rock Garden Studio in 2012 and has over 100 hit records to its credit. Loaded with legendary Jensen 990 mic preamplifiers and API 550a channel equalizers, the sound of this console is huge, open, clear and beautiful in character, and quite simply has no equal.

Legendary 1973 Aengus/API 30 Channel, 8 buss recording console installed at Rock Garden Studio.

Legendary 1973 Aengus/API 30 Channel, 8 buss recording console installed at Rock Garden Studio.

Artists that have recorded on Rock Garden's Aengus console.

From 1973 to 2006, Rock Garden's famous Aengus console lived at the Indigo Ranch, a picturesque mountain recording retreat in Malibu, California, recording famous artists across four decades and diverse musical genre.

LIMP BIZKIT                            
AT THE DRIVE IN
KORN                                   
STING                                 
FAITH EVANS                            
THE MOODY BLUES                       
SOULFLY
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE               
SEPULTURA
BOB DYLAN                              
SLIPKNOT
LL COOL J                              
MACHINE HEAD
W.A.S.P.                               
MARVIN GAYE
MORRIS DAY                             
TEMPTATIONS
MOTLEY CRUE                            
FISHBONE
NICK CAVE                              
DICK VAN DYKE
L.A. GUNS                              
BURGESS MERIDETH
MEGADETH                               
JAMES WHITMORE
THE GO-GO'S                           
ALF T.V. SERIES
VAN MORRISON                           
TERI GARR
JEFFERSON STARSHIP                     
KATEY SAGAL

LENNY KRAVITZ

SIR GEORGE MARTIN

 

BILLY DAVIS JR.                        
BOBBY WOMACK                                                      
THE WINANS
EARTH  WIND  &  FIRE                   
OINGO BOINGO
MICHAEL PINDER                         
THE VENTURES
LEONARD COHEN                          
BEACH BOYS
ERIC BURDON                            
MOBEY GRAPE
WAR                                    
COLD
THE ANIMALS                            
THE CALL                            
BEAT FARMERS                         
PEACHES & HERB                     
BLIND MELON
LEVEL 42                               
IRENE CARA
RAMSEY LEWIS                           
LITTLE EVA
JEFF LORBER                                                   
TEENA MARIE                 
CANNED HEAT                           
ALBERT LEE
JOE SAMPLE                             
JOAN JETT
HUBERT LAWS                            
FRANKIE VALLE

THE GO-GOs

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN

SAVOY BROWN                            
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.                         
CHARLIE SHEEN
BILLY PRESTON                          
MARTIN SHEEN
CHAKA KAHN                            
PEARL JAM
PATRICE RUSHEN                         
DANNY ELFMAN