3. Hyde Street Studios - San Francisco, CA
Between the three rooms that make up the Hyde Street Studios facility in San Francisco exists a trail of classic recording sessions from the likes of Willie Nelson to Tupac Shakur. In Studio A, there’s a Yamaha C-3 6 grand piano that will immediately catch your eye — that is, if you can take you attention off of the vintage Neve 8038 mixing console long enough to take in the beauty of the room’s layout. Studio D is where artists go to get the sound of a historic live room, and even has mobile recording if you need the sound brought to you. Their ability to showcase music technology that caters to the digital age while still offering vintage studio features like an echo room and tape machines is how Hyde Street has continued to expand on their reputable recording legacy.