London, UK (November 14, 2012)—Abbey Road, the famed London studio has hosted artists including The Beatles, Oasis, The Hollies and Pink Floyd, will take center stage as part of a new lecture series by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of Recording the Beatles.
The series, Inside Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World, will take place inside the famous Studio Two during March 2013, and will feature brand-new content alongside the most popular elements of Kehew and Ryan’s first talk series on the studio. These talks will explore the studios’ decades of landmark recordings, celebrating the technology and sonic creativity that lead to epoch-defining music.
With over 20 years of research into EMI history, Kehew and Ryan have uncovered many secrets of the Studios, and have worked to preserve and illuminate the immense history and ongoing legacy of Abbey Road. The talks will explore the history and the present day action at the facility with rare archive photos, film and audio, showing changes to the studio and equipment and will illustrate Abbey Road Studios’ long progression through all kinds of music, from classical to rock and beyond, plus the methods used to record in each style/period.
These events will also give more focus to the more recent hits recorded, mixed and mastered at the studios, and artists who currently use the studios to create new music. They will also explore the studios’ rich experience in film scoring and even demonstrate how sound and images are synched for some of the biggest movies ever made, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The King's Speech, Prometheus and the new Bond film, Skyfall.
The series will also bring the authentic, classic sound of the past to life with demonstration of a vintage 4-track mixing console and tape machine, as well as the studios’ legendary echo chamber, used on countless classic recordings. The popular display of original instruments, microphones and studio hardware used to create classic tracks at Abbey Road will be making a return.
The event schedule for Inside Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World includes:
Friday 8th March—Session 1: doors open 2pm / event starts 3pm—Session 2: doors open 7pm / event starts 8pm
Saturday 9th March—Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am—Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm
Sunday 10th March—Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am—Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm
Friday 15th March—Session 1: doors open 2pm / event starts 3pm—Session 2: doors open 7pm / event starts 8pm
Saturday 16th March—Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am—Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm
Sunday 17th March—Session 1: doors open 10am / event starts 11am—Session 2: doors open 3pm / event starts 4pm
Visitors will be allowed early entrance with time to explore and take photographs in the famous Studio Two. Tickets for the series cost £80 and can be purchased at http://www.seetickets.com/tour/abbey-road-studios/.
For more information on Kehew and Ryan and their book, Recording the Beatles, read Pro Sound News’ article here: http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/Default.aspx?tabid=69&EntryId=105
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