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Abbey Road Mic Collection with Sylvia Massy

Video Feature By Will Betts
Published November 2018

Abbey Road Studios is undoubtedly the most iconic recording complex on earth and is also among the longest standing. Opened in 1931, the building is home to one of the most historic mic collections anywhere.

In this video feature, top engineer, producer and author Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Tool) gets exclusive access to the studio and meets Lester Smith, the custodian and maintenance engineer for their astonishing microphone collection. Visit the Sound On Sound YouTube channel to learn about some of the gems in the collection and hear about Lester’s nearly 50 years at Abbey Road Studios.