- Sun Studios
Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee is often referred to as the birthplace of rock and roll. It was founded by Sam Phillips in 1950 and has played host to a number of influential artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Presley's first single, "That's All Right," was recorded at Sun Studios, as were a number of other classic tracks including "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Hound Dog." The studio was equipped with a simple recording setup, including a single microphone and a mixing console.
- Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios in London, England is perhaps the most famous recording studio in the world. It was founded in 1931 and has been used by a wide range of artists, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead. The Beatles recorded a number of their most famous albums at Abbey Road, including "Abbey Road," "Let It Be," and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The studio is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art recording equipment, including a Neve 88R mixing console and a variety of preamps and outboard gear.
- Motown Studios
Motown Studios in Detroit, Michigan is known for being the home of the famous Motown record label. A number of iconic artists recorded at Motown Studios, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and The Jackson 5. Gaye's album "What's Going On" and Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" were both recorded at Motown Studios. The studio was equipped with a Neve 8028 console and a range of other high-quality recording equipment.
- Electric Lady Studios
Electric Lady Studios in New York City was founded by Jimi Hendrix in 1970 and has been used by a number of influential artists over the years, including Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and The Rolling Stones. Hendrix's album "Electric Ladyland" was recorded at the studio, as was Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust." The studio is equipped with a Neve 8078 console and a range of other top-of-the-line recording equipment.
- The Hit Factory
The Hit Factory in New York City was founded in the 1970s and became one of the most successful recording studios of all time. A number of iconic artists recorded at The Hit Factory, including Madonna, Whitney Houston, and Bon Jovi. Houston's album "Whitney" and Madonna's "Like a Prayer" were both recorded at The Hit Factory. The studio was equipped with a Neve 8068 console and a range of other high-quality recording equipment. Sadly, The Hit Factory closed for business in 2005.
- Ocean Way Recording
Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California is a state-of-the-art recording studio that has been used by a number of influential artists over the years, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Jackson's album "Thriller" and Madonna's "Like a Virgin" were both recorded at Ocean Way Recording. The studio is equipped with a Neve 88R console and a range of other top-of-the-line recording equipment.