Our studio, The Cactus Tree Motel, is filled with many of the same toys as the other eleventy billion studios in Los Angeles; keyboards, outboard gear, microphones, monitors, computers, high-tech audio stuff that we act like we know how to use, oh… and instruments that we actually play… live, in front of you.
While it does serve as the main creative space for Chris Horvath and whatever he happens to be working on at the moment, it also serves as something bigger; a hub for all the music we make and the talent we work with. It’s a hub because that’s how music is often made these days… each composer/producer has a space they have created and use for their own specific needs. So that’s where we want them to work; where they do their best work.
Today’s studio is as personal as yesterday’s guitar rig, horn, piano, or drum kit. We know and respect this.
We use our network of talent because they are the best musicians we’ve found, not because they live next door and can be here in ten minutes. So we look at The Cactus Tree Motel as our “mission control” as much as our studio.
Sometimes we do the sessions here, sometimes at big fancy Hollywood studios, and sometimes one piece of music will be created by a few people hundreds or thousands of miles apart. Whatever will get us what we know is right, or what you want to hear, is how we’ll do it.
But since you clicked in, here’s a few shots of The Cactus Tree Motel.