Girish Mahajan

Hinge Studios

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Hinge Studios

Hinge Studios was initially a premiere recording and mixing facility located in Chicago, Illinois and home to Grammy winning producer/mixer Craig Bauer. Opened by Bauer in 1993, the studio was a pioneer in ushering in the world of digital recording with one of the country’s first Euphonix CSII digitally controlled recording consoles and the very first Otari RADAR 48 track hard disk recording system.

In 2014, Hinge Studios adopted the new Avid S6 mixing console and relocated to Los Angeles, California, where the studio is temporarily operating at the historic Devonshire Studios in North Hollywood while a new permanent facility is being built.

Hinge Studios and Bauer have hosted and recorded a diverse roster of talent over the years, including: Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Lil’ Kim, Wu-Tang Clan, Da Brat, Brian Culbertson, Richard Marx, 98°, Yolanda Adams, Steve Cole, Dave Koz, Dennis DeYoung, Styx, Destiny’s Child, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Public Enemy, Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Donald Lawrence, The Clark Sisters, and Hezekiah Walker.

Hinge Studios Chicago was once dubbed “Kanye West’s fortress of solitude in the late ‘90s” by MTVNews.

In 2012, Ed Sheeran performed at Hinge Studios for “The Live Room” video series powered by the Warner Music Group.


Craig Bauer received a Grammy award at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards for recording and mixing The Clark Sisters’ 2007 album, Live: One Last Time at Hinge Studios and has been recognized by NARAS and the Grammy‘s for over 30 nominations in various categories and genres.


Hinge Studios Wikipedia

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