Projects don’t come much greater than this. Quite literally. Not only was it one of our longest builds at nine months of work, for one of the largest recording studios in the world, it was also one of the most ground-breaking projects The Creative Corporation have had the pleasure to create. Step inside Capitol Studios and feel the hairs on your neck stand on end. Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole – icons from music’s hall of fame have all recorded here. History was made here and melodies of musical legend composed. For many artists this is the dream – following in the footsteps of musical giants.
So, imagine our excitement to be involved right from the start with a project that makes such dreams come true. We had seen the success first hand of a similar project at Abbey Road Studios and suggested a similar system to Capitol: the opportunity for musicians across the globe to have their work mixed and mastered by some of Capitol’s award-winning and renowned technicians and engineers. This would be the first time in its 62-year history that Capitol Studios would be accessible to the public.
Our challenge, which we graciously accepted, was to develop a bespoke eCommerce platform and studio management system which allowed musicians to upload their files for mixing. Once verified (for length, quality, bit rate etc) users can book a specific engineer to master their recording for digital or vinyl press. All costs and time schedules are transparent in the user’s cart and include worldwide shipping costs and taxes, with all transactions fulfilled through the eCommerce store.
By far the most ambitious and technical project the team have ever undertaken and by far one of the most rewarding. Knowing we’ve helped thousands of musicians to have their tracks mixed by the masters of production and their sleeves credited with Capitol’s label is our greatest privilege.
“Dave and his team at The Creative Corporation were an absolute thrill to work with. Dave’s design team is top notch, and really transformed our vision for our Capitol Studios Online Services website beyond what we imagined. Despite extremely tight timelines and many iterations of feedback from our staff of engineers, Dave’s team was always accommodating, and worked tirelessly to deliver our finished product. Working with The Creative Corporate team is a truly rewarding experience, and you can trust that no detail will be left unturned.”