Caroline Pennell Jordan XL

Caroline Pennell Jordan XL Recording Session

Caroline Pennell Jordan XL Recording Session

Artist: Caroline Pennell
Producer: Jordan XL
Engineer: Nick Breton


What a treat today was :). Lovely first session with Caroline Pennell and Jordan XL. Jordan was first to arrive, just a few minutes ahead of Caroline and he went straight to the piano and started playing. Once Caroline arrived we discussed the plan for todays session, I was happy to learn they came to cut final vocals on a number of songs. We’ve come a long way from being the studio where people go because it’s cheap and you can lay rough demos. As the studio continues to improve weekly, our clients are really appreciating the high-quality work coming out of here.

We started recording our first song on the piano, they wanted to do an acoustic version of one song. I set Caroline up with the U87 in the control room while Jordan played piano so she could sing along with him. One AKG 414 for the piano, just over his right shoulder facing the piano with an open lid. Fantastic results from the piano today!

Caroline went into the booth and started to lay vocals for the whole track. We went through each section of the song three times in case Jordan wanted to comp a take with all the recordings. She absolutely killed it! We were all really happy with the way the first song turned out, before adding any computer processing at all. I just dropped the UA EMT 140 on there with a little EQ work to it and we called that one done within an hour.

The second song was nice and easy as well. Jordan had the full track t0 put it in Pro Tools. Caroline went in the booth and started the same process we did for the first song.

Hilarious duo – these two cracked jokes every second possible. All credit for todays recording session goes to my hair (inside joke).


Neumann U87
Purple Audio Sweet 10 500 Series Rack
Great River MP500NV Pre Amp
Purple Audio MC77 Compressor
Dangerous Music BAX EQ
Lynx Aurora 16
Dangerous D Box
Pro Tools HD 12
Adam S3X-H


Truth Studios is a boutique recording studio located in the Fairfax district of Hollywood, California. The studio started in the bedroom of studio owner Nick Breton’s apartment making music with local Los Angeles buzzing artists. We have since grown into a beautiful loft where the studio currently operates. Truth offers studio rental, recording, mixing and mastering services to independent and major label clients from every corner of the globe.

Truth Studios is affiliated with acts such as Chance The Rapper, James Blake, Vic MensaJoey Bada$$, Boi 1da, Macy Gray, Mr HudsonWalk The MoonMartin GarrixDom Kennedy, Asher Roth, Chuck Inglish, Alina Baraz, Anatii and hundreds of other artists. This studio has become a landmark icon in Los Angeles and the music community worldwide.


Caroline Pennell Jordan XL Recording Session at Truth Studios Los Angeles with engineer Nick Breton. Caroline Pennell Jordan XL Recording Session.