Sonic Vista Studios is a recording studio located in a 400-year-old Villa in the hills of Ibiza, Spain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Sonic Vista offers a wide range of services such as: audio recording, mixing, mastering, remote recording, music production, voice-overs, overdubs and residential accommodation.
Located just 10 minutes away from the island's airport, Sonic Vista continues to attract a variety of prominent musical talent to write, record and relax at its high-end residential facility. Furnished with industry standard equipment, Sonic Vista Studios is also active outside its main location and provides spaces such as the Piano Room Studio for rehearsals and Sonic Vista at Pikes Ibiza Rocks for recording and producing.
Founded by L.Henry Sarmiento II, Sonic Vista Studios officially opened in November 2004. Conceptually, the studio was created around two main influences: Chris Blackwell's Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas and Rick Rubin's "The Mansion" in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. The objective was to offer artists an escape from the noisy city life as well as an inspiring location to create music.
The studio's first client was Hideo Kobayashi from Tokyo, Japan in 2004 who needed mastering for his album "Yellow Diamond".
In 2004 Apple's iTunes needed mastering services for their "iTunes Exclusive" releases and with a list of songs that needed to be polished before releasing them on iTunes Store. These songs were written and performed at Sy Klopps Studios in San Francisco, California by artists such as Goldfrapp, Bloc Party, Flaming Lips, Cat Power and Nouvelle Vague.
That same year was when the Pacha Group also became an official client.
In 2005, Sonic Vista attracted the attention of Café del Mar, renowned for their chill out compilations.
In 2007, Ms. Dynamite wrote and recorded a record with Rez Safinia and Niara Scarlett.
In 2008 when Ibiza Rocks Hotel began hosting live music bands and Dj's, Sonic Vista put together a high-end remote rack for the occasion and has been recording their live performances ever since. Live recording and then mixing back at Sonic Vista for the Ibiza Rocks show on MTV England. Artist include: Ellie Goulding, Dizzie Rascal, Jake Bugg, Florence and the Machine, Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro to name a few.
In 2009, Lady Gaga went to Ibiza accompanied by her producer RedOne for a show at Eden Club in San Antonio. Whilst on the Island they booked a songwriting/recording session with Sonic Vista and recorded the song Alejandro.
A few songs from Sounds from Nowheresville by the Ting Tings were written/recorded at Sonic Vista Studios in 2011. Other A-list artists also include Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Akon, Taio Cruz, Ne-Yo, Mousse T, Ms. Dynamite, Idris Elba, 50 Cent, Ester Dean, Andy Taylor and Priyanka Chopra.
In 2011, Eva Herzigová recorded a Voice over for a Dolce & Gabbana commercial.
Redfoo from LMFAO worked on his remix for Carly Rae Jepsen's song This Kiss in 2012 and David Guetta, Akon recorded the song Play Hard at Sonic Vista in July 2012.
Sander Kleinenberg worked on remixes for Katy Perry and Robin Thicke at Sonic Vista in 2013.
That same year, Sonic Vista mastered the official aftermovie for Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Also in 2013, Lena Headey of HBO Game of Thrones recorded a voice over for their DVD collection.
The 400 year old villa in which the studio is located was previously occupied by the late ibizenco artist Vincent Calbet, knowned for his amazing paintings of mediterranean landscapes and his coloring techniques using striking brushworks.
With a fully accommodated residence, Sonic Vista has three bedrooms for artists, a poolside area and six fully equipped studios. It was the first studio to bring Pro Tools HD to Ibiza in 2004 and is the first to have a Pro Tools HDX system on the Island.
In 2014, Sonic Vista Studios became a writer for the music business column of "Headliner", a music technology lifestyle magazine.
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