Thursday 13 February 2014

The Sound of Abbey Road Studios

The Sound of Abbey Road Studios
With Brian Kehew, Kevin Ryan and special guest Ken Scott
Abbey Road Studios announce new series of unique public events in April and May
·      “More than a few fans said they equated the visit to a religious experience
Time Magazine
Abbey Road Studios are pleased to announce ‘The Sound of Abbey Road Studios’, the latest instalment in a unique series of public events which will take place in April and May, featuring special guest former Abbey Road Studios Engineer Ken Scott.
The entertaining talks mark a fresh opportunity for music lovers and audio technology enthusiasts to visit Abbey Road Studios’ world famous Studio Two where many iconic artists have recorded, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Elton John, Oasis and Adele. 
Event hosts Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of critically acclaimed book Recording the Beatles, return for the third instalment of this fascinating talks series with a brand new lecture exploring the evolution of recording techniques and equipment, many of which were pioneered at Abbey Road Studios. In addition to a multitude of informative and entertaining stories behind these techniques, the lectures will include demonstrations using both new and vintage equipment, some of which has been used on many landmark recordings over the studios’ 82 year history.
For the first time in the series, Brian and Kevin welcome a special guest. Renowned former Abbey Road engineer Ken Scott will be returning to speak in the very room where he recorded tracks by legendary artists including Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck and the Beatles. An esteemed producer and pivotal figure in Abbey Road Studios’ history, Ken has also made records with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Lou Reed, to name but a few.
With Brian and Kevin’s incredible knowledge of Abbey Road Studios’ history and its role in the development of audio production plus Ken’s unique insight into life at the world’s first purpose built recording studios, these talks promise to be a captivating experience for all classical, rock, pop and film score fans. 
Visitors will have the added bonus of an early entrance time to allow them to explore and take photographs in the famous Studio Two.
Ken Scott, Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan are available for telephone and email interviews.

The Sound Of Abbey Road Studios Events Schedule
Please note the events will take place in Studio Two only and do not involve a tour of Abbey Road Studios.
Admission is £88.40 per ticket, including booking fee.
Friday 25th April
Session 1: Doors 2pm/ event starts 3pm
Session 2: Doors 7pm/ event starts 8pm
Saturday 26th April
Session 1: Doors 10am/ event starts 11am
Session 2: Doors 3pm/ event starts 4pm
Sunday 27th April
Session 1: Doors 10am/ event starts 11am
Session 2: Doors 3pm/ event starts 4pm
Friday 2nd May
Session 1: Doors 2pm/ event starts 3pm
Session 2: Doors 7pm/ event starts 8pm
Saturday 3rd May
Session 1: Doors 10am/ event starts 11am
Session 2: Doors 3pm/ event starts 4pm
Sunday 4th May
Session 1: Doors 10am/ event starts 11am
Session 2: Doors 3pm/ event starts 4pm
3 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 9AY
About Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan
Brian Kehew, co-author of Recording the Beatles, is a record producer, engineer and musician. He has worked with The Who, Air, Rod Stewart, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, Black Sabbath, Little Feat, Fleetwood Mac, Ramones, The Pretenders, Morrissey, Alice Cooper and The Stooges.
Kevin Ryan, co-author of Recording the Beatles is a Houston-based producer, arranger and composer. He is also a talented graphic designer and video/film artist.
The critically-acclaimed, definitive book Recording the Beatles has won huge praise from Abbey Road Studios alumni including Alan Parsons, Norman Smith, Ken Townsend and John Kurlander, whose engineering/production CVs count The Beatles, The Hollies, Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy between them.
About Ken Scott
An man indelibly linked to Abbey Road, Ken’s first-rate career began there aged just 16 and has since spanned over 40 years, acquiring many platinum discs, a Clio award win and two Grammy nominations. Ken has produced and engineered for some of the world’s biggest and best artists including The Beatles (plus solo projects by John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr), Elton John, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Harry Nilsson, America, Supertramp, Duran Duran, Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Procol Harum and The Rolling Stones.
About Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon.
Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the legendary studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Elton John, Oasis, Elbow, Lady Gaga and Adele.
Since the score for Raiders of The Lost Ark was recorded at the studios in 1980, Abbey Road has developed into one of the world’s premiere locations for movie scoring. Blockbuster films such as the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The King’s Speech and Skyfall feature scores recorded there, while recent projects include the Oscar-nominated scores to Gravity and Philomena. Additionally, a number of high-profile video games such as Halo 4 and Call of Duty have recorded in-game music at Abbey Road Studios.
The studios house a number of state of the art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include albums by M.I.A, Johnny Marr, My Bloody Valentine, Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the Virgin Records 40th anniversary celebration anthology.
Abbey Road Studios also offers online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers, live concert recording, archiving and video services. The studios also host a select number of special events each year.
Music recorded, mixed and mastered at Abbey Road has won countless awards, including BRIT Awards, BAFTAS, Oscars, GRAMMYs, Golden Globes and Gramophone Awards.

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