SH Spotlight Pictures of recording studios, old and new. Do you have any?

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  1. MMM

    MMM Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Lodi, New Jersey

    Depends on the session, but John Palladino, John Kraus, Roy DuNann, Val Valentin, Hugh Davies - possibly others.


    Great Sigma picture, thanks...
     
  2. Guardian

    Guardian Forum Resident

    Heres two studios a friend of mine runs:

    bigskyaudio in Springfield, PA (Just outside of Philly)

    The console he runs is the same console that was used to record SRV's Texas Flood album :) and used to be owned by Jackson Browne
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    http://www.bigskyaudio.com/
    Philly Sound Studios (Downtown Philly)
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    http://phillysoundstudios.net/
     
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  3. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    EMI Abbey Road, Studio One, opening day... Nov 12th,1931.
    Pink Floyd... Abbey Road, 1975
    Sun Studio , or was it named Memphis Recording Service at this point ?
    Abbey Road, Studio 2
     

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  4. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

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    NYC
    Boy those are great...thanks!
     
  5. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

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    Long Island
    Eel Pie
     

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  6. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Ohio
    Last year in Nashville, this is the infamous RCA STUDIO B, where many of Elvis' great hits were recorded, most of the Everly Brothers "Cadence" hits, Jim Reeves, "He'll Have To Go", Floyd Cramer's, "Last Date", Skeeter Davis', "The End Of The World" and on and on and on...

    Photo #1 is featuring my musician friend, Ryan Humbert, who at the time, was mixing his new album, "Old Souls, New Shoes", over at Jamie Tate's famous studio across town. I was an invited guest on this trip.

    Chris C
     

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  7. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Ohio
    A few more from Nashville...

    Photo's #1 and #2 are inside RCA STUDIO B, back in the day, with the Everly Brothers and Jim Reeves, recording there. Photo #3 is the back of SONY NASHVILLE last year, but, if you look almost in the middle of the photo and you see that bit of a curved "quonset hut" shaped rooftop. That is all that remains outside "visually" of Owen Bradley's infamous, "Quonset Hut" studio, where the likes of Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee recorded many of their biggest hits.

    Chris C
     

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  8. Geoff

    Geoff Senior Member

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    Roundnabout
    This thread is fantastic! Thank you everyone who has posted up pics.:righton:
     
  9. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

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    Live At Leeds (UK)
    Inside "the Rolling Truck Stones Thing"
     

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  10. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

    Location:
    New England
    Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios

    Mark Knopfler's - British Grove Studios, London
     
  11. ex_mixer

    ex_mixer Forum Resident

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    Wow! Another great photo thread! :righton:
    Post #55 and 56 of Real World brought back some fond memories.
    Here I am at RW circa 1989 in the main room, looks like Peter made a few changes since I was there. ;)
    Great studio and staff. The accommodations were first class all the way!

    Keep the studio pictures coming folks!!
     
  12. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

    Location:
    New England
    AIR Studios Montserrat, RIP
    Polar Studios, Sweden
    The Farm Studio,(Genesis) Surrey, England
     
  13. hoggydoggy

    hoggydoggy Forum Resident

    A couple of slightly mysterious shots, said to be Trident Studios in london, late 60's,

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    Great thread! :righton:
     
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  14. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

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    Northwest Illinois
    I love this picture.

    Very nice!
     

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  15. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

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    Northwest Illinois
    +1 :righton:
     
  16. aberyclark

    aberyclark Well-Known Member

    Any pictures of The Manor?
     
  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    Staged. That mike happy engineer wouldn't have placed them like that for an actual recording.
     
  18. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

    Location:
    Long Island
    Muscle-Shoals building and refurbished vintage studio:
     

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  19. blue

    blue Mastering rules

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    What a great thread!

    I see several studios that seem to have very well treated acoustics, but also some with lot's of glass, hard, tiled floors or extreme nearfield listening. Althought near field probably eliminates most room influences, can someone tell, if the final mastering of the products we listen to, is done under these conditions? Are the final masterings normally also verified under let's say normal high end listening conditions with either very efficiently or only little acoustically treated rooms?

    If final monitoring often happens by using EITHER bookshelf monitors far away from walls in nearfield OR large in wall speakers in a concert hall like room OR same in a small cabin OR huge floorstanders in extreme nearfield etc., I don't wonder why recordings sometimes sound so different tonally. Many of the studios seem to have nearly all of the options, which surely helps to judge a recording by all aspects. But there seems to be nearly no "normal" listening setup.

    I had the chance myself quite often to listen in a very well treated studio with extremly optimized reverbation periods and a fantastically dry bass response and to compare this listening with the same equipment in a normal room. It's a different world.

    I think if all sound engineers would check their work with different "normal" high end setups, too, it wouldn't happen that otherwise very well done masterings sound i.e. bright or bass shy or bass heavy on many neutral high end home setups (you can't do it right for everyone).

    The engineer I know didn't listen to home highend for nearly all his working period, just to studio equipment. Althought his room was perfect, his recordings were allways very bass shy (except with his setup).

    Is this an exception?

    What I don't understand at all is when recordings by the same engineer sometimes sound bass shy the other time bass heavy, the other time neutral (checked on different setups). So it seems some even don't have an "own" standard.
     
  20. reb

    reb Money Beats Soul

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    Long Island
    Capricorn Records:
     

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  21. hoggydoggy

    hoggydoggy Forum Resident

    I don't think that picture of Duane and Berry Oakley was taken at Capricorn - the ABB didn't record at Capricorn until AFTER Duane's death.
     
  22. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

    Location:
    New England
    From left to right: Roger Hodgson, Peter Henderson and Rick Davies at the Village Recorder during the recording of the Breakfast In America album.
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  23. Jamie Tate

    Jamie Tate New Member

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    Nashville
    That's the album recorded on the console from Post #28.

    http://www.ryanhumbert.com/music.php
     
  24. blue

    blue Mastering rules

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    sweet spot
    wow great, where are such pictures (Supertramp) available?
     
  25. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

    Location:
    Live At Leeds (UK)
    Musicland Munich. Was actually a studio in the basement of the hotel, so you can see why bands enjoyed recording there (roll out of bed, roll into the studio, roll into the bar and roll back into bed:) )

    Arabella Hotel (MusicLand Studio)

    Originally built as a residential block in 1966/69 (architect Toby Schmidbauer), located at Arabellapark, in the Bogenhausen neighbourhood. The studio was established by Italian record producer and performer Giorgio Moroder. Part of the block was converted to hotel rooms for the Olympic games in 1972, and named the Arabella Hotel (some rental apartments and offices remain). In 1998 it was renamed Arabella Sheraton Bogenhausen and should not be confused with the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel (run by the same company) across the street. I can't come up with any inside pics yet.
     

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