Fantasy Studios, is closing (internationally renowned film and music studio)
Fantasy Studios, which has been a center of the music and film scene in the Bay Area since 1971, is shutting down.
Located in West Berkeley, the building at 2600 Tenth Street in which it operated is being sold, and that Fantasy Recording Studios will be closing effective September 15th, 2018.
Numerous successful albums were recorded there, including Green Day’s 1994 Dookie and Santana’s 1999 Supernatural, which went 15 times platinum and garnered nine Grammy Awards.
The list of accomplished artists who have recorded at Fantasy include Green Day, Tony Bennett, Bobby McFerrin, Country Joe McDonald, Creedence Clearwater Revival, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Flora Purim, Journey, Santana, Robert Cray, Aerosmith, Counting Crows, Chris Isaak, and many more. The building has also been a film center for almost 30 years. At least three Academy Award-winning films, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient, were produced there.
Fantasy Studios was one of the most requested recording studios on the West Coast was comprised of three legendary recording and mixing rooms, all equipped with ProTools HDX and an extensive selection of microphones, outboard gear, instruments, and natural echo chambers.
Fantasy Studios will truly be missed.