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THE TRACK RECORD, OVERVIEW, & SOME IMPRESSIVE HISTORY OF RUMBO RECORDERS:
Rumbo Recorders, was sold in the Spring o 2003, At the time of the sale in 2003, Rumbo was a 10,000 square foot building, containing a three-room, state-of-the-art, recording studio - located in Canoga Park, California.

Rumbo was initially designed & built in 1979 by Daryl Dragon, also known as the "Captain" of the Captain & Tennille. Comfort along with a 'no pressure', creative environment in a studio was always the motto that Daryl believes enhanced he & his wife's (Toni Tennille) success in the music industry, and with the successful track records of countless other successful producers / engineers / artists that had since completed projects at Rumbo for more than two decades, the above described 'creative environment obviously contributed to the immense musical outflow from Rumbo.


As mentioned above, Rumbo was recently sold.. During it's span of operation - while owned by Captain & Tennille, Rumbo Recorders had become a respected, trusted recording facility and had firmly established itself as a major creative force in the Southern California-based recording industry. To visit, virtually & historically what RUMBO WAS, click on the link entitled, 'HOME' now.

2003: - BUT: CHANGE WAS IN THE AIR:
Dramatic Changes in the recording / music industries as of the year 2000 or so, had unfortunately taken it's toll on just about all recording facilities - as well as the entire music-recording business in general; negative changes consisting mainly of what has been labeled 'internet audio-file sharing / swapping' or illegal music piracy, which had literally created a permanent 'on hold' condition in the record business - which will probably continue to stifle the industry - until the industry can figure out a 'fix' (an alternative income-earning-model) for this ongoing problem. Illegal 'pirating ' or file sharing of copyrighted music, along with record company's resulting limited artist-rosters and dwindling recording budgets, had basically resulted in a massive shut-down of many other independent recording facilities across the nation as well. SO: It was decided at that time, that it was probably a wise idea to 'sell Rumbo' - just in case an easy 'fix' for the recording industry was not just around the corner.


TONI & DARYL WISH THE NEW BUYERS SUCCESS IN THEIR DECISION TO KEEP THE BUILDING AS A RECORDING STUDIO!!
It is certainly possible that the climate of the recording industry could change for the better - dramatically - very soon, and that Rumbo will again produce tons more of the great (radio friendly) music it has been known for - throughout it's long history. Whatever the climate of the recording industry, Toni and Daryl wish all the best for the new owners of this very special studio.


2009: -UPDATE: THIS NEWS / EMAIL received in Jan. '09: A DRASTIC CHANGE WAS DESTINED TO BE - IN THE AIR:

Subj: Rumbo Tapes & Weddings.
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009 3:02:43 PM
From: mixguy@mac.com
To: Captain&Tennille@aol.com
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Hello, to whom it may concern,
I'm a recording engineer/producer who worked on various projects at Rumbo over the years. One of my clients, Bob Seger, has recently taken interest in tracking down old tapes that may have been left at studios over the years. I recently contacted the current owners of Rumbo and they were kind enough to let me dig through the pile of tapes in the attic above the studio.
We didn't find anything pertaining to Seger but I did come across a handful that were "Captain & Tennille" and thought you might want to be aware of that information. I surely would've thought you would have gathered up all your important assets before leaving the building and perhaps these last few reels are nothing of major interest. But I felt compelled to let you know my findings.
It was with a heavy heart that I pulled out of the parking lot of Rumbo, not for the lack of discovery of tapes for my client, but at the site of seeing the large studio being disassembled. The console was on it's back, the modules removed, and covered in plastic. It was ready to be shipped out. The control room was completely gutted and a 2 foot stage built in it's place. The new owners apparently want to book out the room for weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Long live Rock 'n Roll,
-David




READ AN ARTICLE RELEASED BY "LA WEEKLY" (2009) RE. GUNS 'N ROSES AND RUMBO RECORDERS.


READ A PARTIAL LISTING OF FAMED RECORDING ARTISTS, PRODUCERS, ENGINEERS, ETC, WHO HAVE WORKED AT RUMBO RECORDERS.