Montreux Studios question


Question: Do you guys still use the Montreux studios? Just curious….

We (Queen) sold Montreux Studios to our long-time Engineer/Producer David Richards about 15 years ago.

He ran it as a commercial studio for a while, but then moved his operation to another premises.

Work has been going on for many months now on a “Queen: The Studio Experience” (QSE) in the old studio, which is now owned by the Casino Barrière de Montreux, and we will open it on December 2nd – just a couple of weeks’ time.

The QSE will be a permanent exhibition relating to how we worked in Mountain Studios in its heyday … including a facsimile of the original desk and outboard gear, many of our instruments, and associated gear. There will be a guided tour, and the opportunity to ‘play’ with the faders, and do a mix of some Queen multitracks on site – sounds like fun !

Mixing Room
The reconstructed sound desk – photography by Richard Gray
Large Desktop size image HERE (a desktop desktop !! Ed]