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    Saal 3, Berlin

    Studio File

    In 2016, acclaimed pianist, composer and producer Nils Frahm took over operation of the former chamber music hall at Funkhaus, and after extensive remodelling, the studio is now ready to embark on the next phase of its journey.

    Music Business Dec 2017
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    LowSwing Studio, Berlin

    Studio File

    Berlin has become a major hub for the creative industries in recent years, and its importance extends far beyond German or...

    Music Business Nov 2017
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    Off The Record

    Off The Record

    Music & Recording Industry News

    New York’s Avatar Studios — au revoir, but not goodbye.

    Music Business Oct 2017
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    17 Hertz Studios, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    Originally named One On One Recording, the studio became very famous from the 1970s to the 1990s, with Studio A in particular gaining a reputation for delivering one of the best drum sounds around LA...

    Music Business Oct 2017
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    Larrabee Studios, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    As a large multi-room facility, Larrabee Studios remains in demand both by artists and industry professionals, to the point where they are not only holding their ground but are actually expanding.

    Music Business Sep 2017
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    Valentine Recording Studio, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    Mothballed for over three decades and reopened two years ago, Valentine is a time capsule of awe-inspiring completeness, providing us with a clear window into a great era of record-making.

    Music Business Aug 2017
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    Studio SOS: Sound Leakage

    Ollie Gray

    As well as tackling monitoring issues, this month’s Studio SOS visit sees the team making extensive modifications to a leaky vocal booth.

    Techniques Aug 2017
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    Studio SOS: Lack Of Low End

    Paul Allen

    A reader’s home-studio monitoring suffers from a lack of low end and poor stereo imaging. Can the Studio SOS team track down the cause?

    Techniques Jul 2017
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    Midilive Studios, Paris

    Studio File

    This remarkable French studio lay dormant for over a decade before being reborn...

    Music Business Jul 2017
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    Arturia present BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Journey Through Time

    Film interviews remaining members of BBC electronic music studio

    The Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958 by Daphne Oram and Desmond Briscoe to provide sound and electronic music...

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    Vox Recording Studios, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    Possibly the oldest independent studio in the world, Vox was built in 1936, and its layout served as the template for the celebrated Gold Star Studios.

    Music Business Jun 2017
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    Real World Studios, Bath

    Studio File

    The English county of Wiltshire is home to many sites of historical importance, including the stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury. Less ancient, but of much larger significance to the global recording community, is Real World Studios.

    Music Business May 2017
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    Recording '50s Style

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    Inspired by Norman Petty and Sam Phillips, studio owner Dean Amos has lovingly built a perfect recreation of a 1950s recording environment — right down to the dimensions of the pegboard!

    Techniques May 2017
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    Grande Armée, Paris

    Studio File

    With a floor space of over 500 square metres, spread across three rooms, Grande Armée is among the largest recording studios in the world, and certainly is one of the most spacious in France.

    Music Business Apr 2017
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    Studio SOS: Studio Desk & Acoustics

    Graham Battersby

    The Studio SOS team put their DIY skills to the test, constructing a new studio desk and optimising a home studio’s acoustics.

    Techniques Apr 2017
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    Ableton launch bitesize creative tips video series

    Recording musicians offer creative strategies in ‘One Thing’ monthly series

    The idea behind Ableton’s new ‘One...

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    Watch producer Just Blaze record with UA

    Apollo Artist Sessions return with legendary producer

    In this Apollo Artist Session, watch legendary producer Just Blaze (Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar) track and...

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    Emil Berliner Studios, Berlin

    Studio File

    Not many recording studios can boast a history more than a century long. And although Emil Berliner Studios are no longer located in their original site, their story is inseparably linked to some major milestones in the history of recording.

    Music Business Mar 2017
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    HOME Studios, Hamburg

    Studio File

    A cosy, friendly atmosphere is considered so important at one German studio that it is named House Of Music and Entertainment — or HOME, for short.

    Music Business Feb 2017
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    Fairfax Recording, California

    Studio File

    When Sound City Studios closed its doors in 2011, it had been a legendary rock & roll recording venue for over 40 years. Now the premises have been taken over by a producer and sound engineer whose aesthetic is even more retro and analogue-based than Sound City’s.

    Music Business Jan 2017
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