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Laguna Sound Studio provides a professional environment to record and a friendly comfortable vibe that encourages productivity and creativity.


Our goal is to build a sense of community and inspire musical and artistic innovation. This is a rare gem of a studio in its quality, design and the passion of its professional team.



Come rock with us!

Our Mission

To provide a comfortable, yet professional environment in which artists can create, express and record. To maintain an experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals that understand the equipment, recording process and the creative mind of each artist.


To build and foster a strong sense of community for musicians not only in our hometown of Laguna Beach, but for all who seek professional recording services and musical camaraderie.

Meet Our Team

Kurtis Gentile

Audio Engineer

Kurtis Gentile, experienced recording engineer is also a veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist. He has had the opportunity to work with some of his favorite musicians including Mike Nesmith (The Monkees), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Kenny Loggins, and Aimee Mann.

Alec Bauer

Audio Engineer & Live Sound

Alec Bauer studied commercial recording, which lead him to becoming a band member of L.A. Guns. His education, touring and recording experience were a natural segue into audio engineering. Alec has engineered recordings for many Orange County bands and promotional jingles.

Gary Hicks

Studio Manager

Gary has an extensive background in business management, music promotion, artist management, and talent scouting. His attention to detail, understanding of the creative process and appreciation for musical artistry will offer clients the best studio experience possible.

Nick Yrizarry


Nick Yrizarry is the founder of Laguna Sound Studio. A natural born musician, classical flamenco guitarist, and song writer at heart, he hopes that the studio will shape the Laguna community positively through the love of music.






Logic Pro X
Pro Tools 11





Apple 2,9 GHz intel Corei5, 8BG of Memory (x2)






Neumann U87 Ai
AKG C 414 XL (x2)
AKG Perception 420 (x2)
Audio Technica AT 4033a (x2)
Audio Technica AT 3035 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421 (x3)
Sennheiser E8225 (x2)
Shure SM57 (x2)
Shure Beta 52A
Behringer XM8500
V-Tech VT 2008





Genelec 8250A
Genelec Studio Monitors
Yamaha HS80M Near-field Monitors
Yamaha DXR8 Far-field Monitors
Cakewalk MA-150 Stereo Reference Monitors





Avalon 737p



Other Equipment


Whisper Room Vocal/Amp Booth
JLC Cooper Electronics PPS-2 (for syncing computer to tape)
Yamaha C3 Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha Disklavier DKC100R Control Unit
Yamaha Stage Custom Drum Kit
Avid Eleven Rack Multi-Effects Processor
Monster Power 3500 Power Center
Akai Professional Max 49 Midi Controller
Orange Crush 35LDX Guitar Amplifier
Orange Crush 100BTX Amplifier 
Behringer Powerplay Pro-8 HA8000
Fender Precision Bass Guitar
Fender DeVille 212 Amplifier
Novation Impulse 25 MIDI Controller
Yamaha MT4X Multitrack Recorder
AKG K77 Stereo Headphones (x 8)
AKG 240 Studio Headphones   (x1)
Shure SRH940 Headphones






We are located in beautiful downtown Laguna Beach at

381 Forrest Avenue, Suite D, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.


The entrance to the studio is on 2nd Street, across from the Presbyterian Church.


Studio Phone: 949-395-9400