Sir George Martin (left) and Richard Boote inside AIR's Lyndhurst Hall control room
Richard Boote, owner and managing director of Strongroom (www.strongroom.com) recording studios, has purchased AIR Studios (www.airstudios.com), the world-class recording facilities established and chaired by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, from Chrysalis Group PLC and Pioneer GB Limited.
Martin, chairman of AIR Studios, said, “What I love about AIR is that as well as being a great studio, it has a well-deserved reputation for friendliness and efficiency. People who record here always want to come back. I am very happy that we are now associated with Strongroom, a company that shares our ideals and our dedication to recording high-quality music. I am confident that Richard will continue to promote and develop AIR as a world-class recording facility.”
According to Boote, “Clients will benefit from an expanded and more varied pool of technological knowledge and experience, a wider choice of studios and access to a much broader range of state-of-the-art audio and video post-production facilities.” For example, AIR's post clients will have access to packages including Strongroom's offline and online HD video post facilities, while Strongroom's clients will be able to use AIR's Lyndhurst Hall studio for orchestral and large-scale acoustic recordings.