Greatest Recording Studios of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Criteria Studios - Miami

Oh yes, the great Tom Dowd was phenomenal. - mdp1970

2 Abbey Road Studios - London

Pink Floyd, the Beatles and more, the bands that did record there were awesome! GO ABBEY ROAD

The place where the Beatles record in studio #2. what eles needs to be said!

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3 Cherokee Studios - Los Angeles

I helped them build their studio out of a barn in Chatsworth. I was good friend of their father Dave. I printed their first chart for the board and was their business cards. At a later date they allowed me to bring young kids from Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald Inn to watch Rick Nelson and many others. This was something the the kids who all have passed away. I wonder what happened to Tommy at the ranch in C

Best sounding Console ever was the "A-Range" in studio 1 @ Cherokee Studios Hollywood! Note... Also the ugliest console ever... But it had a great sonic personality!

4 Compass Point Studios - Nassau

Only studio in the world that came with there own genius. Or four, to be precise. Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare.

5 Capitol Studios - Los Angeles

My former roomy is a studio drummer and I had a chance to visit the studio for a session he had, and although Capitol is the only top studio I visited, as a mechanical Engineer, those guys were very impressive. The finish product, amazing! 2 thumbs up!

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6 Atlantic Studios - New York

Tom Dowd original brain child, enough said!

7 The Record Plant - Los Angeles
8 Olympic Studios - London
9 Sun Studios - Memphis

Umm. Elvis. Need I say more?

10 Motown Hitsville U.S.A. Studios - Detroit

Like this is where good music was born I mean many great artists recorded here - ballaboi17

The Contenders

11 Electric Lady Studios - New York

why isn't this in the top ten? - I<3Queen

12 Music Land Studios - Munich, Germany

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Queen all recorded in this basement studio underneath this building people used to commit suicide off the top of. - I<3Queen

13 Muscle Shoals Sound Studios - Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Swamped stones

14 Le Studio - Morin Heights, Qc.

« Le Studio » in Morin Heights, north of Montreal, with the God of sound engineering André Perry : a really nice and inspirational place for many top bands who recorded their albums up there (David Bowie, RUSH, the Police, etc., Pilot even named one of their albums "Morin Heights" in the 70's)

15 Metalworks - Toronto
16 Caribou Ranch - Nederland, Colorado
17 Mountain Studios - Montreux, Ch.
18 Gold Star Studios - Los Angeles

The West Coast sound of the sixties! From Phil Spector to Herb Alpert to Sonny and Cher, they all happened there.

19 Media Sound Studios - New York
20 Chess Studios - Chicago
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