A quote from Brian Wilson's Musical Director - Darian Sahanaja in 2011 regarding the Big Daddy albums recorded at Sunburst..."My GOD these albums are amazing! And the sound quality (off the masters) is killer! I feel so privileged". "So many of the songs are (in my opinion) even superior to the ones chosen for the "Best Of (Big Daddy)" release. I can't even get over the tour-de-force that is "I Just Called To Say I Love You"...a production masterpiece! And the Del Shannon checks into the "Hotel California" is pure genius. We were recording with Brian Wilson today and I had to play "I Write The Songs" for everyone. We had such a laugh. Again THANK YOU. Hopefully, I'll get a break here soon and schedule a visit down to Sunburst."
In 2008, legendary record producer Brooks Arthur (Bette Midler, Van Morrison, Robin Williams) wrote of working with Adam Sandler at Sunburst..."Your room has a very distinct perfect sound...The addition of Mike Masters (Pro Tools recording engineer) to your studio repertoire certainly brings today's recording capabilities to a new height, BUT he meshes it perfectly with the sound and vibe of the room you built...The record sounds sensational 'cause we cut it at your place (Sunburst Recording)."
Richard Foos, founder of Rhino Records and CEO of Shout! Factory Entertainment wrote in 2002... I have known Bob Wayne (and Sunburst Recording) since the late 1970's during the early days of the Rhino Records label. Bob showed a sincere dedication to these early projects and proved time and time again to be a talented recording engineer and producer. Over the next 20 plus years, Bob continued to make a major contribution for Rhino as he produced and engineered well over fifty projects including Rhino's first international hit record in the UK "Dancing in the Dark" by Big Daddy in 1985 and "Chantmania" in 1994, the biggest selling original project ever on the Rhino label.
This is the first of a number of letters of recommendation that we have received over the past few years... To Whom It May Concern: ...Working with Bob Wayne at Sunburst Recording has been a delight. Bob's professionalism and level of support has made our work easy, quick and enjoyable. The quality of the recordings have always been impeccable. Bob knows what he is doing. Jack Canfield, President, Self Esteem Seminars and author of the series of best selling books: "Chicken Soup For The Soul".
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