My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

Abbey Road Studios: My three days of recording

February 02, 2021 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 37
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Abbey Road Studios: My three days of recording
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Abbey Road Studios: My three days of recording
Feb 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 37
Doug Fearn

I’ve had the privilege to work in some iconic studios, but the one that made the biggest impression on me was Abbey Road in London.

I spent three days doing sessions there, but since I was working with very competent studio people, there was significant opportunity to explore the facility and ask questions of the EMI engineers. This was in 2008.

Abbey Road’s three studios opened in 1931. The largest room, Studio 1, was the largest purpose-built studio in the world – and it still is, 90 years later.

Studio 2 is smaller, but still quite large compared to most studios. This is where the Beatles and so many other successful groups and artists recorded their historic records. And it’s where the project I was working on took place.

In this episode, I describe the facilities, the neighborhood, and what mics and equipment we used. I cover some of the history of the studio complex. And I provide my personal impressions of working there.

On my podcast web site, dougfearn.com, I have posted some of the photos that I took while there. Find them on the "Extras" page.

As always, thanks for your comments, questions, and suggestions. I appreciate every one of them. You can reach me at [email protected]

Please tell your friends and colleagues about this podcast. The subscriber list grows daily, and your ratings and reviews help me to reach as many people as possible in my quest to help improve the sound of all of our recordings.

Show Notes

I’ve had the privilege to work in some iconic studios, but the one that made the biggest impression on me was Abbey Road in London.

I spent three days doing sessions there, but since I was working with very competent studio people, there was significant opportunity to explore the facility and ask questions of the EMI engineers. This was in 2008.

Abbey Road’s three studios opened in 1931. The largest room, Studio 1, was the largest purpose-built studio in the world – and it still is, 90 years later.

Studio 2 is smaller, but still quite large compared to most studios. This is where the Beatles and so many other successful groups and artists recorded their historic records. And it’s where the project I was working on took place.

In this episode, I describe the facilities, the neighborhood, and what mics and equipment we used. I cover some of the history of the studio complex. And I provide my personal impressions of working there.

On my podcast web site, dougfearn.com, I have posted some of the photos that I took while there. Find them on the "Extras" page.

As always, thanks for your comments, questions, and suggestions. I appreciate every one of them. You can reach me at [email protected]

Please tell your friends and colleagues about this podcast. The subscriber list grows daily, and your ratings and reviews help me to reach as many people as possible in my quest to help improve the sound of all of our recordings.