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Happiness Is a Warm Mic

Tim and Bob share their Abbey Road thrill

The Abbey Road Studios are not, in fact, painted only in black and white. But that’s how they might appear to a dazzled Beatles fan who walks into Abbey Road, at least during the first hour or so of his own personal recording session.

I told you several years ago that two of our industry friends, Tim Schwieger of BSW and Bob Martin of RTM & Associates, planned to fulfill a midlife dream by booking time at Abbey Road and recording two songs.

They’ve now done a mini-documentary about the subsequent experience, pressed a two-song CD and created a website with photos about the experienc

The duo (who are, in fact, musically talented) recorded their stuff using Abbey Road’s original mics and electronic studio gear. Each wrote a song and recorded instrumental and vocal parts, using multitrack.

“When I first walked up the stairs and into the Abbey Road building I almost passed out from the adrenaline rush,” Tim wrote.

If you’re a Beatles geek — and especially if you know these two men — I dare you to watch their video, below, and not smile. You might even find yourself humming their tunes.