10. Island Sound Studios - Honolulu, HI
Back when Kanye West was recording My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, he headed out to Hawaii to get the upmost privacy and avoid any leaks or unwanted previews of his soon-to-be classic hip-hop project. To achieve this, he set up shop at Island Sound Studios — formerly Avex Recording Studio — the state-of-the-art full service studio that sits right on the marina in Hawaii Kai. Beautiful scenery aside, Island Sound is stocked up with the right tools to make a quality record like the SSL 9000J recording consoles in both of their studios and a Yamaha Maple Recording Drum Set for live music recording. If it’s good enough for Yeezus, you know this is a studio fit for a king.