Hi friends, I hope you’re doing marvellously well! My friend and legendary producer Shelly Yakus recently hit me up and told me: ‘Hey Warren, for your next studio tour, you need to check out Clay Blair’s studio ‘Boulevard Recording’.
And I’m so glad I did!
Formerly named ‘Producer’s Workshop’, this studio has a lot of history: Pink Floyd’s masterpiece ‘The Wall’ was overdubbed, mixed and mastered at this studio, Steely Dan tracked ‘Aja’ and ‘Gaucho’ there, they had legendary artists like Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, Blink 182, as well as all former Beatles members.
Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin described this studio as “acoustically perfect“ and “one of the greatest recording rooms ever built“.
In this video, Clay tells us how ‘The Wall’ was recorded and mixed, and gives us a complete tour of the studio, including the live room where they tracked the record.
I have to admit: I felt a bit like a kid in a candy store! Every great vintage hardware unit which plugin designers like to model: Clay has the original one. Plus a huge collection of guitars, pedals, amps, vintage organs (used on Beatles records) and microphones!
You’ll get to see a legendary studio, get tons of great tips on how to put your favourite plugin emulations to use, and learn a lot about music history, I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you so much for having us Clay, it was a blast!
Thank you ever so much for all of your wonderful support! Please share this studio tour with your friends and leave a bunch of questions and comments below.
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,