Studio 1?.


12 Responses to “Studio 1?.”

  1. Tammy says:

    Henry?, so this is Studio 1?, when did the Fabs use that studio?, for what?.

  2. mcarp555 says:

    The control rooms for studios 1, 2 and 3 were all used at one time or another for mixing; this might have been from one of those times.

  3. henry_the_horse says:

    The control rooms were used later on their career, around the White Album. Control Room One was used for the stereo mix of A Hard Day’s Night, but this is earlier, late 1963. First time the Beatles recorded outside Studio 2 was April 1966. Martin did try “Money (That’s What I Want)” on 4-track and tried to mix it in stereo at Control Room Three on the 30th October 1963. Does this look like No. 3? Cannot recognise the room through the window pane. The desk is at 90ยบ from the window, which is odd.

  4. henry_the_horse says:

    O.K., got it. This is Control Room 1 and it is 7th November 1963, stereo mix for “I Want to Hold Your Hand”/”This Boy”.

  5. henry_the_horse says:

    Oops! That was 7th November 1966. Apologies.

  6. Haha!!!, thanks Henry!!, fantastic info, as ever, I am not worthy :-)

  7. So strange to see Paul standing at this window in The world tonight, and Standing stone documentarys, all those years later.

  8. henry_the_horse says:

    I believe I have got it. From Lewisohn (1988): “Monday 21 October. Studio One (control room only): 10.00am-1.00pm. Mono mixing: ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ (from take 17); This Boy’ (remixes 1 and 2, from take 15). Editing: ‘This Boy’ (of mono remixes 1 and 2). Stereo mixing: ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ (remix 1, from take 17). P: George Martin. E: Norman Smith. 2E: n/a.
    Mono mixing for the single, stereo for unforeseen future use.” (Lewisohn: 1988, p. 37).

  9. henry_the_horse says:

    That is 21 October 1963.

  10. Again, fantastic work :-)

    So, even at this early stage, some of the Fabs were attending mixing sessions?.

  11. mcarp555 says:

    All three control rooms were used for mixing well before the White album. According to Lewisohn, the first time studio 1 was used was 25 Feb 1963 for the mono/stereo mastering of the ‘Please Please Me’ album.

    And several mixes for ‘With The Beatles’ were done in studio 3’s control room on 21 Aug 1963.

    And the first mention of the band attending mix sessions is on 26 Oct 1964, but it’s probable they attended earlier ones as well, when they were in town (perhaps just Paul or Paul and John). Certainly the photo proves they did.

  12. henry_the_horse says:

    You are right. I read on your last post as if the studios were used simultaneously for recording or mixing, which happened at the White Album. Apologies for the confusion.

    Best regards.

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