Lots of Air

Air Studios holds the world’s largest Neve 88R. And it also offers a custom Dynaudio 5.1 system. The control room certainly has an impressive front bank of monitors. The studio was founded by George Martin, producer of The Beatles.

Air Studios Control Room

Air Studios Floor Plan


This is the control room of Studio Echo. It is a basement studio located in a foreign land. And it has an SSL 4040G console with Pro Tools HD3.

Studio Echo

Castle Recording

The Castle is a recording studio in New York’s Mohawk Valley. The building was originally constructed in 1926 for the Church of the Nazarene. Jeff Avalier began the work of establishing a recording studio at this site in 1999.

The 42 by 42 foot live room has 35-foot wood ceilings and floors. The control room offers a Yamaha DM-2000 console, ProTools HD3, and Genelec studio monitors. Another great design by John Storyk.

Castle 1

Castle 2

Circo Beat

Circo Beat, located in Buenos Aires, is the personal studio of Fito Paez.

Another high-end home studio.

Circo Beat Control Room

Circo Beat Talent Room

BiCoastal Music

Hal Winer decided to augment his house with a 1,700 square foot recording space called BiCoastal Music.

Stunning design. Nice space to have in your home.

BiCoastal Control Room

BiCoastal Recording Room

Mixing It Up

I hadn’t checked out Tom Laune’s site for a while. Looks like he recently installed an SSL G in his project studio. Very nice console.

Tom Laune is a prolific mixer and he has worked on numerous major Christian music projects coming out of Nashville. Still mixing on NS-10s.

Tom Laune

John Lennon School Bus

Macworld 2006 is taking place this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Mac pilgrims from around the world will gather to hear from Steve Jobs.One of the highlights is the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit, mobile recording studio. The bus provides free hands-on programs to high schools, colleges, conventions and community organizations.

The bus contains a pretty impressive equipment list which includes 2 PowerMac G5s, 8 Powerbook G4s, a complete Pro Tools HD2/Accel rig and a pretty robust collection of analog and digital recording tools.

Lots of rumours flying around about what new products Steve Jobs will be announcing at his keynote tomorrow. And, if the keynote gets boring, the conference attendees can always go out to the bus and lay down a few tracks.

Home Recording

When I tell people that I have a recording studio in my home they generally think of something like this setup below.

Basement studio

I have something much nicer of course. But I think of having something different one day. Perhaps like this.

Ocean Way

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