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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes where the music is made, and learn the secrets of the mixing desks at Abbey Road Studios.
Abbey Road Studios is without question the world’s most famous recording studio. Much of the music you love was recorded there. And, since the 1980s, every single piece of music recorded at Abbey Road has been mastered on Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers. Today the Studios boast our flagship 800 Series Diamond speakers for their unrivalled accuracy.
So we’re delighted to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to The Sound of Abbey Road Studios, a unique series of talks in April and May, featuring renowned former Abbey Road Studios Engineer Ken Scott.
Scott will speak in Studio Two: the very room where he recorded tracks with 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.
Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of critically acclaimed book Recording the Beatles, will host the lecture and explore the evolution of recording techniques and equipment, many of which were pioneered at Abbey Road Studios. As well as telling the stories behind these techniques, the lecture will include demonstrations using both new and vintage equipment, some of which have been used on many landmark recordings over the Studios’ 82-year history – including, of course, Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond speakers, used to monitor recordings.
Winners of the amazing prize tickets will also be able to arrive an hour early, to explore and take photographs in the famous Studio Two, where many iconic artists have recorded, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Elton John, Oasis and Adele.
To enter the competition just tell us here what your favourite album recorded at Abbey Road studios is..
The Sound of Abbey Road Studios runs 25-27 April and 2-4 May. Tickets can be purchased online for £88.40 each, including booking fee.