Shell Rock, IA – November 2019… This year marks the 20th anniversary of pro-audio manufacturer Chandler Limited. Chandler Limited is celebrating this milestone with a micro-sode series documenting the origins and journey of founder, Wade Goeke, and the manufacturer’s unique relationship with the iconic EMI / Abbey Road Studios; the most famous recording studios in the world.
Chandler Limited, known for modern-day productions of historic recording equipment originally designed by EMI for Abbey Road and it’s other recording outposts distributed around the world, and greatly expanded and reimagined for the modern studio environment, currently manufactures 24 studio “must haves,” —and counting— with 13 of them proudly carrying EMI / Abbey Road Studios badge.
Abbey Road’s Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products adds — “When I first met Wade I was still working as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road. Having had the pleasure of using both original TG and REDD equipment I was really impressed with his knowledge and respect towards this gear, that at the time wasn’t really on many people’s radar. Wade’s love and enthusiasm for the legacy of work started by EMI technical legends like Mike Batchelor, Len Page and Bill Livy is unparalleled. It’s always inspiring working with Wade and the Chandler team and I’m very proud of what we have accomplished together. I wish them a very happy anniversary.”
Today, Chandler Limited’s gear can be found in studios globally, adding to the fabric of some of the world biggest names in music.
In episode one (1:56 runtime,) Wade Goeke, recounts his inspiration and inclination to develop audio equipment for the recording industry, leading to the birth of the only company in the world licensed to develop and market the official equipment of EMI/Abbey Road Studios.
About Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio in the world and a global music icon.
Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the legendary studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 87 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Oasis and Radiohead to Sam Smith, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Nile Rodgers, Frank Ocean, Brockhampton and Adele.
Since the score for Raiders of The Lost Ark was recorded at the studios in 1980, Abbey Road has developed into one of the world’s premier destinations for movie scoring. Blockbuster films from The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Skyfall, most of the Harry Potter series and the Oscar-winning Gravity feature scores recorded here, while recent projects span Black Panther, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Rocketman, Yesterday and the multi award winning The Shape of Water. Additionally, a number of high-profile video games such as Halo 5 and Call of Duty have recorded in-game music at Abbey Road Studios.
In Spring 2017, in the biggest transformation since opening, Abbey Road launched two new smaller studios – The Gatehouse and The Front Room – making the magic of Abbey Road accessible to a new generation of recording artist. The new studios have already played host to artists from Mura Masa, Tayla Parx, George Ezra, The 1975, Novelist and Jaden Smith to legends Nile Rodgers and Noel Gallagher. A new Dolby Atmos Premier accredited Mix Stage also opened in 2017 making Abbey Road the only facility in the UK to offer both scoring and film sound post production, with recent projects including Tim Burton’s much anticipated live action Dumbo and Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots.
Symbolic of the new era, in March 2018, Abbey Road appointed multiple Grammy Award winning producer, guitarist, arranger and composer Nile Rodgers (of The CHIC Organization) to the specially created role of Chief Creative Advisor. The new role sees Nile establish Abbey Road Studios as his primary creative base in the UK and serve as the Studios’ global ambassador within the artist and creative community.
The studios house a number of state-of-the-art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include music from The Beatles, Sam Smith, Sade, Abba, Krept & Konan, Black Midi, Dido, The Police, Fontaines DC, Goat Girl, Johnny Marr, Roxy Music, New Order, Frank Turner, Rita Ora, Queen, Brian Eno, The Rolling Stones and Novelist’s Mercury Prize nominated debut.
Abbey Road Studios is accessible no matter where an artist is located, offering online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers and live concert recording.