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The Wisseloord Studio is a recording studio in Hilversum, Netherlands. It was officially opened on 19 January 1978 by Prince Claus. The studios were founded by electronics company Philips, to enable their PolyGram artists to record in a professional environment. Initially there were three studios, nowadays there are five.
In the early days the studios were mainly used by Dutch artists. Later, international musicians such as Elton John, Scorpions, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, and U2 have used the facilities.
A major refit of the studios began in 2010. As part of this, major components have been updated including the inclusion of new mixing consoles from Automated Processes, Inc. (Vision) and Avid (Euphonix System5). The studios will also include a PMC active monitoring system. The refit is expected to be completed and the studio fully reopened sometime in 2012.
Artists who recorded at Wisseloord
- Lester, Ahren. "Legendary Wisseloord Studios install API console and PMC loudspeakers". Audio Pro International. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- (Dutch) www.wisseloord.nl