In the first week of October 1973 the results of four month recording were finally mixed at Air Studios in London. An initial album master mix was rejected by the band and as a result most of the material was remixed once more to the satisfaction of the band.
Associated Independent Recording (AIR), an independent recording company, was founded in London in 1965 by Beatles producer George Martin and his partner John Burgess after their departure from EMI.
Since 1969 AIR has operated its own professional audio recording facilities:
AIR's first facility was on the fourth floor of 214 Oxford Street, containing four studios, and later a MIDI programming room. The facility included two large studios (one 58×32 feet, the other 30×28 feet) and two small ones. The studios contained two Bösendorfer pianos, many soundproof booths, and a 56-channel mixing console, custom-designed by Neve to AIR's specification.
The company built another recording studio on the Caribbean island of Montserrat in the 1970s. The Montserrat facility was mostly destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
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