Allen Sides (left) and Steve Vai
St. Barths (October 27, 2010)–Steve Vai is rocking and recording in Ocean Way’s resort studio on the island of St. Barths in the Caribbean.
Engineer and owner of the Ocean Way studio facilities Allen Sides is recording tracks for Vai’s forthcoming symphonic album project.
The new Ocean Way St. Barths studio is located at The Eden Rock, an exotic resort destination since the 1960s for such celebrities as Greta Garbo, the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds. Just completed is a new 16,000 sq.ft. beachfront villa, which includes four bedroom suites, a 20-seat home cinema that doubles as a professional audio recording space, and a new control room installed by Ocean Way.
Housing a wealth of vintage gear alongside state-of-the-art digital equipment, at the center is a vintage Neve console that was used by John Lennon to record “Imagine,” among countless other historic hits.