Eddie Kramer on building the Jimi Hendrix studio

August 6, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized 

The 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady studios in New York. To celebrate the event the Audio Engineering Society will host an event in recognition of the guitar legend and his incredible legacy.

In this video, Jimi’s sound engineer, Eddie Kramer, talks about the construction of the studio which started way back in 1969. He reveals the original plans for Electric Lady to be a night club, and his involvement in turning the project into the first artist led recording studio.

Acts such as Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and The Strokes have all recorded at Electric Lady. Guests at the anniversary celebration will include Janie Hendrix, and Eddie Kramer himself.

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