One of the reasons working in the recording studio is so great is the sense of spontaneity that can often be associated with it. Whether it's going into the booth with nothing written down or pairing with a collaborator you've never worked with before, these moments often lead to some of our best musical output.
For the past ten years, adidas has aimed to inspire artists by putting them in these types of creative situations. It started with their Song From Scratch video series, which asked artists to complete a song on the fly and in a single sitting. More recently, the brand expanded on the concept with Creator Camp.
The idea behind Creator Camp is simple. adidas rented out the famed Paramour Estate in Los Angeles and filled it with 20 musicians from various backgrounds. Over the course of a weeklong 24/7 creative workshop, artists were able to write, practice, and record in four studio spaces set up with gear from Vintage King.
For the Creator Camp, Vintage King supplied a treasure trove of new and classic gear, including a Trident 78 16-channel recording console, Universal Audio LA-2A, Universal Audio 1176LN, Universal Audio 6176, Manley ELOP+, Manley Nu Mu, Empirical Labs Distressor ELA8X, Barefoot Sound MasterStack12, Sony C-100, Peluso P-67, Wunder Audio CM12 S, Gefell CMV 563, Telefunken M80, SSL Stereo Bus Compressor, Rupert Neve Designs 535, BAE 1073MPL, Elysia Skulpter 500, Grace Design m501, and more.