That studio looks amazing, but there is a definitely a whiff of elitism going on as well.
They do rent it out so it’s not that elitist.
I found myself changing my point of view as the video progressed.
Initially I just thought it was weird and not something I’ll be replicating but it’s no different to some studios/engineers refusing to go digital.
It certainly lends itself to sci-fi film soundtracks. I would have thought it possible to emulate it with something like Reaktor.
It was interesting to hear the results of those oscillators and filters etc being ‘performed’ through the mixer, it reminded me of 10cc creating the I’m not in love vocal backing track with each group member fading up different faders to create each chord.
I enjoyed their enthusiasm and willingness to incorporate other ways of doing electronic music.