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Saturday, October 8, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm


In 1970 Jimi Hendrix commissioned architect John Storyk to design a recording studio in Greenwich Village. The walls were triple thick to insulate the sound; the ceilings were 20 feet high and adjustable; the control room looked like something out of the 22nd century; and the basement layout allowed for a few discreet sump pumps to compensate for potential flooding by Manhattan’s old Minetta Brook, which runs to this day directly under the building. Hendrix didn’t mind the brook at all. He said the flow of water gave music recorded there a special resonance. For 35 years this landmark facility has been hosting sessions for countless stars including The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Sheryl Crow, and U2.

Price: $25 members; $35 nonmembers

Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the convention center.

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