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Home Studio Essentials by Jeff Touzeau

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Appendix A. Astoria: The “Ultimate” Home Studio

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be invited aboard “The Astoria,” David Gilmour’s houseboat studio on the Thames River, just outside London. I was to write an exclusive story for Tape Op, a great magazine for which I wrote some of my very first articles. I guess you could call The Astoria the ultimate home studio—the vast majority of us could not even begin to dream of owning such an over-the-top recording environment. Still, it is nice to dream.

Astoria: The “Ultimate” Home Studio

David Gilmour, who amassed incredible wealth during his career as guitarist in Pink Floyd, spared no expense in acquiring the boat and converting it ...

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