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Smart Studios to close

Postby m0rrigan » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:44 pm

Serious bummer:
Confirming some Internet rumor chatter that's been brewing today, an engineer at Smart Studios—the near-East Side recording studio co-founded by producer Butch Vig, and site of many notable recordings, perhaps most famously some demo sessions for Nirvana's Nevermind—has told us that the place is closing up shop. "We kind of came to this decision a couple days ago" for financial reasons, engineer Beau Sorenson told The A.V. Club this afternoon. Smart hasn't set an official closing date yet, Sorenson added, but might shut down for good around March 1.
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Re: Smart Studios to close

Postby bluethedog » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:04 pm

Holy shit.
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Re: Smart Studios to close

Postby Michael Patrick » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:09 pm

This sucks... :cry:
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Re: Smart Studios to close

Postby iwiw99 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:39 am

That stinks. The economy is sure taking it's toll.
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Re: Smart Studios to close

Postby bluethedog » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:02 am

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Re: Smart Studios to close

Postby iwiw99 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:16 am

Here is a good studio story....

When I was about 20 years old, we went to London to shop our demo tape to Polygram.

It was a fun trip but we got shut down very quick and very fast. (no regrets).

Toddling through London, we saw a sign out front "Recording Studio" - I forgot the name.

I rang the bell, a guy let us in, huge board, classic English sound studio.

The music notes were on a stand in the middle of the room,

It was Meat Loaf.

I guess we caught him when he was out to lunch.

It was very exciting at the time.
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Re: Smart Studios to close

Postby superman » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:39 pm

very sad :(
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