Throughout the course of history, countries of the likes of England, Germany, and the United States have always led the way of the recording studio industry, with top-notch technologies and engineer. The music industry wouldn’t be anything without the great recording studios and all of the personnel that helps artists bring their creations to life, and obviously, some of those studios have been far better than others.
World famous and iconic artists like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC/ and Willie Nelson paved the way for some of the world’s most famous studios to become icons of the industry, and today, we’re going to let you know about them:
This studio doesn’t follow the ordinary rules most modern studios follow nowadays, and that’s probably why it stands out from the crowd. Owned by Peter Gabriel, this Wilshire, England located studio has seen great artists like Bjork, Marillion, Robert Plant, Manic Street Preachers, Steven Wilson, and even Kanye West record their hits.
Criteria Recording Studios
Criteria Recording Studios is one of the first and most iconic recording studios of Southeastern USA, and it has helped create some masterpieces like I Feel Good by James Brown and Hotel California by The Eagles. It has the highest technological developments but has always kept its old-fashioned design anyway, and that’s one of the main reasons why artists love it. Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Bob Marley recorded here at least once.
Electric Lady Studios
Founded in the ‘70s by the legendary Jimi Hendrix in Greenwich Village, New York, this study has become the home of artists of the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, The Clash, and even Christina Aguilera, and Lana Del Rey. Priorly known as The Generation Club, Hendrix bought it and transformed it into one of the most beautiful studios in the world with John Storyk’s help. Obviously, he recorded several pieces here as well, but some of them weren’t released until decades after his passing.
Abbey Road Studios
Located on the mythical Abbey Road on one of London’s most wealthy neighborhoods, this legendary studio helped bring to life most of The Beatles albums, like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Yellow Submarine, and obviously Abbey Road as well. Moreover, Depeche Mode, The Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Duran Duran, Kate Bush, Rush, Gustavo Cerati, Oasis, Panic! At the Disco and Florence and the Machine have also recorded here.
Gold Star Studios
And last, but not least, we find the legendary rooms of Gold Star Studios. Founded way back then in the ‘50s, Gold Star Studios was the home of The Ramones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan. Sadly, it’s history only lasted for over 30 years, as it was burned to the ground in 1984, but all of the masterpieces that were recorded there will last on for generations to come, as music history wrote itself inside its walls.