The Dungeon is probably best known for the hip-hop collective that was born out of it, Dungeon Family. The Dungeon itself was a studio in the basement of producer Rico Wade's mother in Atlanta, Georgia, but the collective has included some of the best hip-hop acts in the south and, consequently, of all time. In the upper left is the only image I could find of the dungeon that appears in it is that of Dungeon Family and the founders of the production company Organized Noize, Sleepy Brown, Ray Murray and Rico Wade (from left to right). Probably the most famous members of the Dungeon family are Big Boi and Andre 3000 (bottom left).
Practically every Outkast album was recorded with Dungeon Family. It is also home to Gnarls Barkley, Cee-Lo Green, Bubba Sparxxx, Janelle Monae and Future (pictured right with a Dungeon Family tattoo on his forearms). On the other side of the world, we have Sunset Sound Recorders, on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It was originally built to record the music of Walt Disney movies, and you can thank them for Mary Poppins, Bambi and 101 Dalmatians, but they reached much higher rock heights.
In addition to the founders of rock, Sun Studio also recorded albums for blues greats B, B. King, Howlin' Wolf and Junior Parker. It closed for a while, but then reopened in 1987, where, probably, most notably, he recorded U2's Rattle and Hum (198). It's called “The Motown of Jamaica”, but it really should be called Studio One.
Because Studio One is the home of reggae, and it doesn't need the Motown qualifier. . Abbey Road is a legendary studio located in northwest London, UK, known for its musical history. Not only is Abbey Road the most popular recording studio, it is currently the largest in the world.
It is best known for being the home of The Beatles and has been used by many other famous musicians such as Oasis, Adele, Rolling Stones and many others. Originally a nine-bedroom house built in 1829, it was purchased by the Gramophone Company in 1928, who then built the world's first purpose-built recording studio. The address of St John's Wood was chosen for its large garden and its ideal location, close enough to the performance spaces of the time, but away from the noise and vibrations of traffic and trains. The studio was founded in 2000 by Wyclef Jean from The Fugees and Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis, Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum producer.
The two came together with the goal of giving artists an unparalleled studio experience. By focusing on sound quality, productivity and privacy, they have created a truly world-class space where artists instantly feel at home, can get into their creative flow and record the next big hit. The studio has been home to many famous artists, including David Bowie, U2, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and many others. This former British recording studio was created by former drummer of The Hunters, Norman Sheffield, in 1967. The Beatles went there for their first recording test with George Martin in June 1962, and they were blown away by the facilities.
Every morning, Motown held a “quality control meeting”, where honest opinion was valued, to decide what to record on a 22-hour day. Great artists from 1950 such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash and more have recorded in the studio. In 1962 he signed The Beatles with EMI and went on to produce all the records they made until the band broke up in 1970. At that time, musicians were recorded while playing or singing in real time, and the performance was captured directly on master records.
Now, Metropolis serves musicians in a warm and sophisticated environment, pushing those who record to play good music and see it mixed and mastered with great precision. The Rockfield Recording Studio in Monmouth, Wales, founded in 1965, is reportedly the oldest residential studio in the world and is where Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was recorded. It was commissioned by famous rock musician Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and designed by architect John Storyk and sound engineer Eddie Kramer in 1970. Much of the dynamism of the records associated with Sun could be attributed to his engineer's ear for sound and his innovative use of slapback echo and tape delay.
It was founded as a studio complex by Peter Gabriel after touring as a soloist and wanted to create a permanent home for his projects, which would also be available to other artists wishing to experiment with cutting-edge recording technology. In the 1950s, thousands of people entered small telephone booths in stores to use the Voice-O-Graph system to record their voices directly onto a phonograph record. The Swampers, which is the music section of Muscle Shoals, founded the Muscle Shoals recording studio in 1969. On January 3, 1950, Sam Phillips, a young talent scout, DJ and radio engineer from Alabama, opened the Memphis Recording Service on Union Avenue, Tennessee, in a converted car garage. Pioneer Bill Putnam, one of the first architects of the modern recording studio, used techniques in his studio at the Chicago Civic Opera that would come to define the modern recording engineer, such as the use of tape and multitracking, creatively deployed reverbs and overdubbing.