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the sound of abbey road studios
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The Sound of Abbey Road Studios

Monday 03 February 2014
Words Spindle

Abbey Road Studios have announced a new series of unique public events which will take place this coming April and May.

‘The Sound of Abbey Road Studios’ is the latest installment in a series of public events  featuring special guest former Abbey Road Studios Engineer Ken Scott. Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the legendary studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, and these talks provide an opportunity for music lovers and audio technology enthusiasts to visit Abbey Road Studios’ world famous Studio Two.

Authors of critically acclaimed book Recording the Beatles Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan will be returning for this third installment of talks, joined by special guest Ken Scott. Having begun his first-rate sound engineering career at Abbey Road aged just 16, Scott is a man indelibly linked to the history of Abbey Road, and recorded tracks by legendary artists including Elton John, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

This time the lectures will be exploring the evolution of recording techniques and equipment; and in addition to the multitude of informative stories behind these techniques, there will also be demonstrations using both new and vintage equipment, some of which has been used on many of the landmark recordings we speak of.

With Brian and Kevin’s incredible knowledge of Abbey Road Studios’ history, twinned with Ken’s unique insight into life at the world’s first purpose built recording studios, these talks promise to be an insightful and captivating experience for music fans of all genres.

The full schedule of events can be viewed here.

Words: Brooke McCord