Sigma Sound Studios (212 N. 12th), where David Bowie recorded his classic "Young Americans" LP in 1974, and where founder Joseph Tarsia hosted other major projects, is reinventing itself.
Music producers Durell Bottoms, who has worked with Pink and Boyz II Men and Adam Blackstone, who recently recorded Jill Scott and toured with Maroon 5, are among partners who have taken over the recording studio and transformed it in to a one-stop facility which can handle recording, video production and a concert space for private parties.
The guys are building several plush recording suites as well as a 3,000 square foot soundstage that is being used for TV commercials as well as music videos.
"We want to really cultivate artists and offer them the ability to do everything from music production to video production here," Bottoms said Friday afternoon.
The space now hosts the industry lounge for the Philadelphia Film Festival which runs through Oct. 24.