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    Hit Factory Criteria, Miami

    Studio File

    If recording studios were viewed the same way as wine, 1958 would be seen as an exceptional vintage.

    Music Business May 2014
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    Estudios Areito, Havana

    Studio File

    Few countries in the world can boast a musical heritage as rich as that of Cuba.

    Music Business Apr 2014
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    Funkhaus Studios, Berlin

    Studio File

    Reborn out of the Cold War East German TV and radio network site, Funkhaus Studios can be found deep inside Block B!

    Music Business Mar 2014
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    Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco

    Studio File

    Our story begins with one of the most famous names in the history of recorded music: Bill Putnam.

    Music Business Feb 2014
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    The Magic Shop, New York

    Studio File

    The Magic Shop is not the oldest studio in New York, yet it is one of the few major recording venues left in Manhattan. Over...

    Music Business Jan 2014
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    Westlake Studios, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    Spread across two locations, the LA-based recording empire named Westlake Studios has played an important role in the making of some of the best-selling albums in the history of recorded music.

    Music Business Dec 2013
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    Village Recorders, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    These days, many top studios cater to a major-label clientele, and offer a rather streamlined approach. Happily, there is...

    Music Business Nov 2013
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    The BOP Studios Story

    Out Of Africa

    The most lavish recording facility ever built is not in London, New York or LA, but a remote part of South Africa. We trace the extraordinary story of BOP Studios.

    Music Business Oct 2013
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    British Grove Studios, London

    Studio File

    Mark Knopfler's British Grove studio complex is one of very few large studios in the world to have been constructed in recent years.

    Music Business Sep 2013
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    Candy Bomber, Berlin

    Studio File

    Candy Bomber opened its doors in 2007, shortly before the last aeroplane departed from Berlin's historic — and now closed — Tempelhof airport.

    Music Business Aug 2013
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    The Studio A control room features a unique Focusrite console.

    Ocean Way, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    This month we look inside Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios, the "Abbey Road of the West Coast".

    Music Business Jul 2013
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    The control room in Sunset Sound Studio 1, with its custom API/Di Medio desk.

    Sunset Sound, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    We take a look inside one of the world's top studios.

    Music Business Jun 2013
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    The Coach House control room is centered around a Neve 8128 console, accompanied by eight vintage Neve 1061 modules.

    Rockfield Studios, Wales

    Studio File

    We step inside one of the longest established residential studios in the UK.

    Music Business May 2013
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    Jungle City studio, New York.

    Jungle City, New York

    Studio File

    We visit this penthouse studio overlooking Time Square, New York.

    Music Business Apr 2013
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    Waterfront Studios, Hudson, NY.

    Waterfront Studios, Hudson NY

    Studio File

    We take a look inside one of the world's top studios.

    Music Business Mar 2013
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    Sony Scoring Stage, Los Angeles.

    Sony Scoring Stage, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    We take a look at the renamed Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) studio.

    Music Business Feb 2013
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    BBC Maida Vale Studios

    Maid In Britain

    Unique, unnavigable and steeped in history, the BBC’s extraordinary Maida Vale studio complex exemplifies everything we love about our national broadcaster!

    Music Business Jan 2013
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    Sear Sound, New York

    Studio File

    Inside the recording studio where the likes of David Bowie, Lou Reed and Steely Dan made their albums.

    Music Business Dec 2012
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    Abbey Road Studios, London

    Studio File

    We take a look inside one of the most famous studios in the world.

    Music Business Nov 2012
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    The large EastWest Studio 1 live area is still exactly as Bill Putnam designed it in the early '60s.

    EastWest Studios, Los Angeles

    Studio File

    In 2006, Bill Putnam's famous United Western studio complex on West Sunset Boulevard was re-opened as the EastWest Studios retaining much of it's original acoustic design.

    Music Business Oct 2012
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    Casino Baumgarten, Vienna

    Studio File

    We reveal the unexpected vintage treasures hidden inside an 18th Century palace.

    Music Business Sep 2012

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