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Abbey Road mastering engineer Christian Wright talks through the process behind creating the 2015 vinyl release of ‘Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr B.B. King’.

 

Abbey Road News: Get inside with Google and the latest mastering for India

News channels and the press around the globe have been getting excited about the new feature from Google. This time it’s stroll around Abbey Road Studios in St John’s Wood whilst learning about the history, try your hand at mixing, watch some iconic videos and hear some of the many tracks recorded at the legendary studios. Head on inside! The only thing you won’t be able to get your hands on is a brownie from the Restaurant!! Too good! (Google!! Add that feature on the next upgrade?)

You get a chance to look inside all three main studios as well as a mastering studio where you will catch a glimpse of Christian Wright, one of the finest mastering engineers who has been busy of late mastering tracks featured in a new Indian film released today. Nanak-Shah-Fakir-poster The film Nanak Shah Fakir is an epic about Guru Nanak the founder of the Sikh Faith. The score is by Finnish composer Tuomas Kantelinen with songs by legendary Indian Music Director Uttam Singh.  Oscar winning composer AR Rahman presented the film and was the score mentor.

 

For more info on Mastering your Indian projects at Abbey Road call one of the team in Mumbai (details on the contact page) who will help you choose the right engineer best suited to your music and will help you through the process.

Abbey Road’s Geoff Pesche Talks Mastering

As you well know Bohemia represents Abbey Road Studios in India for Mastering, a crucial stage of the music making process. Recently PRS for Music, UK one the world’s largest performing rights organisations and also a co-sponsor of our Mumbai Composers Lab interviewed one of the leading Mastering Engineers in the UK Geoff Pesche. Geoff has mastered many great tracks and before joining Abbey Road Studios some 9 years ago he worked at The Townhouse, Tape One, Masterpiece and Utopia. In this revealing interview he talks through the mastering process, what it is and why you need it and about some of the great records he has worked on. Many thanks to PRS For Music’s M-Magazine for the Clip.

Musings on Abbey Road…

There is always that feeling that once you have been in Abbey Road Studios you don’t really want to be anywhere else.

 

Of course there are fabulous studios all over the world. One of my other favourites is the glorious Yash Raj Film’s Audio Wing in Bombay and its fab main studio with genius chief engineer Shantanu Hudlikar.

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Recording Sgt Pepper in Studio 2 circa 1967

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Microphone lust with George & Paul.

I came across this amazing picture of the Beatles in Studio 2 at Abbey Road during the recordings for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The instruments still exist and if you are recording there you can use them and many of the other great bits of gear scattered (in a nice way) around the studios, cupboards and corridors. Oh and the mic below  I think is in the Microphone cupboard. If you are really nice you might get to use it.

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Yours Truly with two beautiful babes!

Last year whilst we were running BMI’s Bass Camp working in studio 3  there was a wonderful array of desks set up that an Australian artist had been using in conjunction with the main desk in the control room.  I love the fact that the studios are still alive with the past but embraces modern technology as we all should. The place has such a history and that exudes from every wall, nook and cranny.

If you want to know more about Abbey Road check out the website or….if you get a chance go to this event shown below in the video next time it happens!! If any of our Indian composers, producers or musicians are visiting London and are interested in using the studio either to record, mix or master and want to have a tour let us know and we can fix it up for you.

 

Don’t forget you can master your music through the online mastering service as have many great Indian artists, film companies and labels. Get in touch and we’ll help you through the process and find you the best engineer for your project. For more info and technical specifications check here! or drop me an email.

 

 

 

Some of the pics I grabbed from this cool website with thanks!