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The Secrets Of Spotify's Studio

Published September 2022

Spotify At Mateo isn't your average recording studio. Designed to support the Spotify Singles programme and provide facilities for podcasters, it's an epic build that is stuffed to the gills with the best vintage and modern gear.

In our exclusive video feature, Spotify's William Garrett and Chris D'Angelo explain how they put together this no-compromise studio complex — and why, in the DAW age, Studio A has a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 analogue console at its heart and Studio B has an Avid S6 digital console.


00:00 - Start
00:16 - Introduction from William Garrett, Senior Music Producer
02:34 - Chris D’Angelo, Head Of Studio Facilities, On Designing The Studio
04:27 - Creating A Comfortable Environment
05:28 - Studio A - Instruments & Gear
08:02 - Spotify Singles
09:03 - Steinway Spirio Player Piano
10:08 - Designing The Podcast Studios
13:04 - Analogue Studio Outboard Gear
14:11 - Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Mixing Console
16:13 - Workflow Between Studios A & B
16:20 - Avid S6 Digital Console
17:25 - Purpose-built Echo Chamber
18:27 - Vintage Microphones, 2-Track, Roland Space Echo
20:19 - Spotify Singles - Production Process
22:18 - Striving For Perfection
23:03 - Outro

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