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    Atmos at The Village

    The rise of Kali Audio in the SoCal studio scene

    Kali Audio, based in Burbank, California, was founded at the start of 2018 by some former employees of nearby industry giant...

    Music Business Aug 2023
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    Running A Commercial Studio

    A Creative Business

    Many of us dream of setting up a recording studio. But where do you start — and what’s it really like to run one as a commercial business today?

    Music Business . Jun 2023
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    Inside AIR Studios

    SOS FEATURE VIDEO

    Lyndhurst Hall at AIR remains a favourite destination for Hollywood composers, rock bands and pop stars, and it's just emerged from a stunning renovation.

    Music Business Apr 2023
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    Reinventing Studio 4 at RAK

    GENELEC’S IMMERSIVE MIXING SOLUTION

    What would a modern, immersive studio look like if you had the opportunity to re‑invent it from the ground up? The answer, at least as far as the recently revamped Studio 4 at RAK is concerned, is very different to most people’s idea of what a professional studio looks like.

    Music Business Apr 2023
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    Inside RAK Studios

    SOS FEATURE VIDEO

    In this Sound On Sound exclusive feature video, we explore the former Victorian schoolhouse and meet the people who help RAK maintain its reputation as one of the world’s premier recording venues.

    Music Business Feb 2023
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    The Secrets Of Spotify's Studio

    SOS VIDEO FEATURE

    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.

    Music Business Sep 2022
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    Cutting Vinyl At Abbey Road

    VIDEO FEATURE

    SOS visits the world’s most famous studio, Abbey Road, to discover how the ones and zeros in a digital recording get turned into grooves on a vinyl record.

    Music Business Apr 2022
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    Soup Studio, London

    Studio File

    If you want to build a studio in England's capital, you're faced with what Giles Barrett from the Soup Studio team calls the...

    Music Business Aug 2019
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    Capitol Studios: Past, Present & Future

    Video Feature

    From Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys, Iron Maiden to Arcade Fire, LA's famous Capitol Studios has played host to the world's greatest talents for more than 60 years. Sound On Sound visited the iconic building for an exclusive tour.

    Music Business Jun 2019
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    Riverside Studios, Cologne

    Studio File

    Having the right gear is obviously crucial to the success of any recording studio, but other factors are sometimes overlooked...

    Music Business May 2019
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    MOSH, São Paulo

    Studio File

    The largest country in South America, Brazil boasts a musical history like no other, spanning classical music, heavy metal,...

    Music Business Apr 2019
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    La Siesta del Fauno, Buenos Aires

    Studio File

    La Siesta del Fauno's founder, Ernesto Romeo, has curated a haven for creativity in Argentina that is specialised in the intricacies of analogue and digital synthesis...

    Music Business Feb 2019
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    Black Rock,
 Santorini

    Studio File

    There is still a demand for residential studios where artists can get away from distractions, and one particularly pretty example is Black Rock Studio on the Greek island of Santorini.

    Music Business Dec 2018
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    Art & Music, Milan

    Studio File

    Established in 2012, Art & Music was founded by Milan-born record producer, musician, pianist, DJ, sound engineer and label manager Bruno Carlo Oggioni, who as an artist also goes by the name of Dr Shiver.

    Music Business Nov 2018
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    Altes Elektrizitätswerk, Munich

    Studio File

    Installed in an old water mill, the building is home to the 200-square-metre ‘stone studio’ Studio A, an open-plan space with no acoustic barrier between the control and live areas...

    Music Business Oct 2018
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    Trixx Studios, Berlin

    Studio File

    This central Berlin studio was founded in 1985 by musician, engineer and producer Klaus Knapp, who also worked at the famous Hansa Studios at the time...

    Music Business Sep 2018
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    Studio Tour: MØXE, Nashville

    Video Feature

    Multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Hamlin leads us on a tour of MØXE, taking in some ingenious and hand-made acoustic treatment, and she explains the design and ethos behind this unique, residential recording facility outside of Nashville, TN.

    Music Business Sep 2018
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    The Sanctuary, New Providence, Bahamas

    Studio File

    The Caribbean is a favourite holiday destination for many, thanks to its sandy beaches, clear waters and subtropical weather...

    Music Business Jul 2018
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    BangyBang Records, Miami

    Studio File

    Originally conceived as a private studio, BangyBang Records is now opening up its doors to the outside world...

    Music Business Jun 2018
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    Daft Studios, Belgium

    Studio File

    Although it only opened for business in 2017, Daft Studios did not appear out of the blue. It is, in fact, the rightful heir to and successor of another legendary large studio, La Chapelle.

    Music Business May 2018
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    Tonscheune Oleak, Berlin

    Studio File

    For many decades, sound recording studios have conventionally had physically and acoustically separate live and control rooms...

    Music Business Apr 2018

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