Truth Studios Los Angeles August 2016

Samson Make Up Recording Session

Samson Make Up Recording Session

Artist: Samson
Recording Engineer: Nick Breton
Videography: Jakob Owens


I was really impressed with Samson after Jakob brought him in for a Live at Truth Studios film session. He recorded two songs that night and they both stuck out after everyone left. I started digging into his music and went to go see him live at Hotel Cafe with my girlfriend about two weeks ago. Everything I see from him is fantastic, great creative ideas, merch/clothes, songs and energy as a person. I wanted to help him record the studio version of his new song Make Up and set up a day with Samson and Jakob to film us making the song.

Recording details:

I set up the Sony C800-G again because I don’t see another reason to use another mic now (joke but not really). I had Samson run through the song once so I could set levels and get dialed. I’m still blown away by how good this chain sounds. Samson ran through recording the song a handful of times and we got the magic! He threw some light doubles on in one take after then experimented with adlibs but we decided not to keep them. I loved recording with him because it was very much an old school style. We recorded full takes of the whole song and picked the best one. Didn’t go bar for bar recording, didn’t punch and tweak this and that. Simple and easy with amazing results. Loved it!!!


Singer-Songwriter/Producer from Los Angeles working on music and performing all over the city.


Sony C800-G
BA 1084 (1990s version w original Neve parts)
Purple MC77
Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A
Lynx Aurora 16
Burl B2
Grace Design m905
Pro Tools HD 12
SMC50 | ATC Loudspeakers
Adam S3X-H
Adam Sub-12


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 RapperJames BlakeVic MensaJoey Bada$$Boi 1daMacy GrayMr HudsonWalk The MoonMartin GarrixDom Kennedy, Asher Roth, Chuck Inglish, Alina Baraz, AnatiiSmino and hundreds of other artists. This studio has become a landmark icon in Los Angeles and the music community worldwide.


Samson Make Up Recording Session at Truth Studios with Engineer Nick Breton. Samson Make Up Recording Session in Los Angeles at Truth Studios.