#253: Recording engineer Ellis Sorkin joins Dave and Herb on the 253rd episode of Pensado's Place. Ellis has worked with artists such as George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and many others. His experience at A&M led him to start Studio Referral Service Inc., a service that helps people find the best possible studios for their individual needs. His company was responsible for referring Nirvana to Sound City and hence the movie. Also arranged countless other major albums by Lady Gaga, P!nk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Linkin Park, and dozens of others in all genres. In this episode of Pensado's Place, Ellis Sorkin describes his grueling introduction to the music business through an A&M studio apprenticeship. Ellis also talks about his company, Studio Referral Service, Inc. where he now books studios on a global level for major artists. He addresses the changing studio environment, from mid-tier to top-flight operations and speaks on the constraints of home studios, and how some artists gravitate toward the flexible and accommodating professional studio environment.