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The best, most amazing and absolutely stunning recording studios in the world!!!

Hi everybody,

there are so many really crazy and amazing recording studios in the world!

Lets collect them, so everybody can get some inspiration for their own dreamstudios.

I start with the Black Rock Studios
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ironic that they should use such dreary music on their web site.
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Atrium Studio

Tommy Lee's place
It looks really nice in the pictures but I suspect there are awful comb filtering and L/R phase issues in that control room with the way it looks... and measures.

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Sorry, but that Greece studio looks way cheesy. It's just not outlaw. If I were a producer of softporn: Yes. For Rock 'n Roll? No.
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Miloco Recording Studios London

get it here without the crap music....
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Whereabouts in Dublin is that? I only remember the mackie room they had in Bellyfermot. Always wondered if there were any good studios around.
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ballerfermot college? you know matt out there?

man theres tons of great places to record here

windmill was owned by van morrison bu is now owned by pulse recording and is down in ringsend.

pulse recording have "the engine room" just outside city centre (located on the same premises as their college)
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Vega Studio

me like vega studio

Had a great time there, and sunny south of France... what can I say???
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Tommy Lee's place

Looks like a porn shoot with outboard in the BG.

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I'm quite over the huge-bombastic-studios phase, now I like any place that is organic, vibey, with lots of nature around it and lots of sunlit rooms. Doesn't have to be big and posh at all. No, actually I'm quite over the "own a dream studio" phase. I'd rather travel all over the world to try every nice studio even if I had the $ to own a huge one.

That said, the ex-Allaire Studios was the dream of dreams.
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While I'm impressed (possibly jealous and definitely falling for it) by what I've seen - I just don't get this 5 star residential concept... Seems more suited to airline carriers or late night dream holiday programs... At the end of the day it's what gets in the can that matters. Time to get back to your warehouses/garages guys!

+ most of the gear listed didn't strike me as 'exceptional' ...
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While I'm impressed (possibly jealous and definitely falling for it) by what I've seen - I just don't get this 5 star residential concept... Seems more suited to airline carriers or late night dream holiday programs... At the end of the day it's what gets in the can that matters. Time to get back to your warehouses/garages guys!


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these are ridiculously high end places catering to a high end market. do you honestly think that **insert latest global superstar** is going to want to record in your garage when they have some of the above on offer?
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so large format SSLs and neves alongside 1176, distressors, LA2As, various beautiful tape machines, top end monitoring systems, instruments most of us can only dream about etc isnt exceptional? what exactly is in your book?
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That's what I love about Vega studio in my previous post. It's so "homey"
Great sounding space, not at all surgical and lots of different spaces to work with, from very reverberant to very tight.
And the EMI desk, well, what can I say...



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While I'm impressed (possibly jealous and definitely falling for it) by what I've seen - I just don't get this 5 star residential concept... Seems more suited to airline carriers or late night dream holiday programs... At the end of the day it's what gets in the can that matters. Time to get back to your warehouses/garages guys!

+ most of the gear listed didn't strike me as 'exceptional' ...
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ballerfermot college? you know matt out there?

man theres tons of great places to record here

windmill was owned by van morrison bu is now owned by pulse recording and is down in ringsend.

pulse recording have "the engine room" just outside city centre (located on the same premises as their college)
I lived in Dublin 2004-2005. I absolutely loved the place and felt like a true dub after a while. Lived in Beamount. 78a to Bellyfarout everyday. The upper saloon of that bus truly was like a proper Wild West saloon. Good times. Haven't been back since which is a real shame. Don't know Matt though, but it's been a while.

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I lived in Dublin 2004-2004. I absolutely loved the place and felt like a true dub after a while. Lived in Beamount. 78a to Bellyfarout everyday. The upper saloon of that bus truly was like a proper Wild West saloon. Good times. Haven't been back since which is a real shame. Don't know Matt though, but it's been a while.

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im originally from beaumont. elm mount rise.. living in my studio in inchicore these days.. (not as bad as it sounds though, it was originally an apartment so i still have seperate bedroom and lounge)

yeah 78a is my bus home from town.. "the junkie express"
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these are ridiculasly high end places catering to a high end market. do you honestly thing that **insert latest global superstar** is going to want to record in your garage when they have sopme of the above on offer?
Of couse not - but that's not the point. Apologies for the sweeping comment (and I don't own a garage). I was referring to a couple of the corny videos and the basic marketing gist behind them. The, as you put it, 'ridiculously high end of the market' (whether a recording studio or what) is more often than not, exactly that: ridiculous and FOS. And I cringe whenever I come across it (my bad, i know...)
I have nothing against great studios with great accoustics and engineers (strange how that came last...) and a prohibitive ticket price - but I just don't buy the whole 'greek island for multimillionnaire pop star to peacefully record his album' crap. That's just plain BS. Ask Smokey Robinson.

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so large format SSL and neves arent exceptional? what exactly is in your book?
(you edited that but...)
Again my bad, was certainly not referring to Windmill or anyone else...

I think I just don't get this industry.
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im originally from beaumont. elm mount rise..
Celtic Park Ave over here! Story, neighbour!

B.T.W, Tones 12 is absolutely spot on. I wanna have a dodgy place like American, or Motown or Stax or Muscle shoals. The greek thing is just pure BS.
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i know where you're coming from but...

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but I just don't buy the whole 'greek island for multimillionnaire pop star to peacefully record his album' crap
but that just happens to be a high end studio on a greek island. no more, no less. it wasnt put there by the gods or anything, just whoever opened it happens to live on or near the island and if artists choose to use it because of location then so be it.

people come to windmill because U2 have a history with the building.. doesnt mean they're gonna sound like U2. just another marketing angle to get business.

i think you're thinking about it too much to be honest

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