MUSEUM OF RECORDING ARTS
Elevate Your Sound
For the first time, Museum of Recording Arts is opening its doors to the public. With backstage access to San Diego’s largest television and recording studio environment, we offer working demonstrations of the science showing how the famous sounds and images that rock our world were (and are!) created. You will now listen to all your favorite songs with a new understanding. But now, and for the first time, we offer a walk thru of one of the largest working backline collections of vintage guitars, amplifiers, equipment and memorabilia of the stars! Participants wear wireless headphones as we relay many heretofore unheard stories of rock and roll! An unforgettable experience!
THE MORARTS STORY
Long ago, on Hollywood’s famous Sunset Strip, Steve Stopper was managing the Country’s largest music repair facility. Working with all the great touring acts of the day (Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, individual Beatles, etc.), he began his lifetime of collecting instruments and electronics used by the stars.
Museum of Recording Arts now boasts one of the greatest collections of instruments signed and/or used by famous artists! Explore instruments of:
Guitar slingers like Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more
Bassists. Stanley Clarke, Chris Squire, John Entwistle and more
Drummers: Ringo, Neil Pert, Carl palmer and more
Current artists: Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Jewel and more
Bands: Rolling Stones, Beatles, ELP, Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Deathcab for Cutie, and more!
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
When Steve moved to San Diego starting a Media Contracting and Consulting firm, America’s Finest Sound, his first grade daughter asked him to make a presentation about his sound work to her class. Steve drew upon the example of the early “Mister Wizard” science program of combing “hands-on” unusual and fun experiences demonstrating the scientific principles of Audio. The “musical lightbulb”, the “Surf creating speaker” and other fun sensory experiences were born. It was well received and Steve routinely did school seminars and conferences. He started making a permanent presentation space out of the business warehouse and
In 2000, the business grew and took over a new warehouse and in that space our first working Audio Video television and recording studio was built for student use. He then started adding interesting hands-on television aspects to the seminars.
In 2014, the business expanded again and took over an even larger building with dedicated studio spaces. We have built the contracting, consulting offices, music and recording television studios side by side. Already overwhelmed by requests to view the studio, we now have added the musical collection and all the seminars hands on sensory experiences and now are opening the museum of Recording Arts to the public.
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