Ocean Way Recording

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Ocean Way Recording
Industry Recording studio
Fate Sold
Predecessor United Western Recorders
Founded Los Angeles, United States (1984 (1984))
Founder Allen Sides
Defunct 2015 (2015)
Headquarters Los Angeles, United States
Number of locations
Area served
Sunset Boulevard
Website oceanwayrecording.com

Ocean Way Recording was[citation needed] the name of a series of recording studios located in Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee. Originally known as a two-building complex in Hollywood called United Western Recorders, the establishment was sold to Allen Sides, who renamed it to Ocean Way Recording in 1984.

In 1999, the building located on 6050 Sunset Boulevard was partitioned and sold as EastWest Studios. Ocean Way retained the other building and continued to operate on 6000 Sunset Boulevard. In 2015, it was sold and renamed to United Recording Studios.[citation needed]


The original United Western studios, constructed in 1952, was the home of many major recording sessions in the 1960s and 1970s. Bill Putnam, the original owner, sold it to Allen Sides in 1985, who renamed it Ocean Way Recording.

In 1999, the original Ocean Way/Western Recorders facility at 6000 Sunset Blvd. was sold to Cello Recording Studios (now EastWest Studios ), and Sides retained the building next door at 6050 Sunset Blvd.[1]


Two additional studios were later added to the Ocean Way Family; Record One studios in Sherman Oaks in 1988, and Ocean Way/Nashville opened on famed Music Row in 1997. The Ocean Way Nashville facility was later sold to Belmont University. Ocean Way recording now carries on business at two locations - Hollywood and Sherman Oaks.


Ocean Way Audio manufactures and markets Allen Sides’ highly regarded monitor speaker systems. Ocean Way Drums, in partnership with producer Steven Miller, is creating musical instrument plugins.


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