Virginia Beach Recording Arts

Returning to home after ten years in Chicago as a recording/mixing engineer and event coordinator, Josh Haddad learned that Timothy ‘Timbaland’ Mosley’s Thomas Crown Studio complex was up for sale. Confident he could maintain the studios’ session flow, Haddad purchased the facility and rechristened it Virginia Beach Recording Arts.

‘Timbaland’s collaboration with legendary engineer Jimmy Douglass, and their track record with artists like Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, coupled with the fact that the studio has a WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group pedigree, convinced me that high -calibre artists would continue wanting to record in these great sounding rooms,’ Haddad says.

Virginia Beach Recording Arts is a spacious 6,756sq-ft, two-storey ‘destination studio’, with the spacious Cavalier Studio Live Room and Neve VR 72 Control Room; the Tangier Studio Block for mixing, mastering and overdubs and a writing/editing suite. A substantial collection of musical instruments, mics, outboard gear, a guest bedroom, kitchen and lounge complete the profile.

‘I called John Storyk before I completed the purchase negotiations,’ Haddad recounts, ‘He provided me with schematics, and with insights into design innovations and other details and that greatly informed our due diligence. John’s enthusiastic commitment to a studio he created over a decade ago confirmed my faith in its hit-making potential.’

Josh HaddadHaddad then contacted recording/mixing engineer Andrew Coleman, who is now his mentor/gear guru and freelance engineer/co-pilot…

‘A longtime Neptunes/Pharrell Williams, engineer, and multi-Grammy winner, Andrew quickly brought in some initial dates that, Number One, got us moving in the right direction and Number Two, are helping us get the word out that the Virginia Beach Recording Arts vibe is the real deal,’ Haddad says. ‘We’ve already held successful sessions for Pusha and his Good Music label artist, Cartel. Top producer/multi-instrumentalist, Chad Hugo had a photo session and interview here. And, we’re working with local hip-hop artists, Rich KRK, Backpack Johnny and Rozwell Fitzroy and with country artist Chase Payne. We’re just getting started, and the word of mouth is definitely positive.’

‘I was very pleased to learn that Josh Haddad was committed to keeping this studio from being “re-purposed” as a tattoo parlor,’ comments John Storyk. ‘We’ve always been extremely proud of the terrific music that Timbaland created in those rooms. Virginia Beach attracts many musicians and recording artists, and we’re certain that Josh and his team will keep the music flowing from his new Virginia Beach Recording Arts studio.’

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