I was lucky enough to be invited to arguably the most famous recording studio in the world by Bowers & Wilkins who have been stocking the studio with state of the art speakers for the last 30 odd years. Not only did we get a guided tour around the studio (and get to press a few keys on the half dozen half million pound pianos that they have there), but we got to hear a unique project that Bowers have conducted with car manufacturer Maserati.
The Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli come with the audio system as an optional extra and it was the idea of legendary DJ and music producer Howie B to see if he could create some music to showcase not only the Bowers speakers but also to show how these ‘musical’ cars could create their own melodies. By using rolling roads a Maserati Quattroporte and adding more microphones than they could count, Howie B was able to create a sound unlike anything I’ve heard before and you can listen to the finished products below. From the engine, they were able to create what they have determined as seven musical notes and have cleverly called this project Seven Notes (find out more about it here sevennotes.com). Mixing the final product at Abbey Road using these amazing speakers (that cost more than I could ever afford), they were able to create something rather unique and very clever and then adding the final element in the form of based band ‘All We Are’, they have a very clever project that has worked better than they ever thought it could.
First we have ‘Note One’ which was the first track they created, followed by ‘Note 2’ which as a much more Spanish flavour and then my personal favourite, the ‘Note One (RPM Remix)’.
All three tracks are available for you to list to below and for more information on this rather ambitious project, head right this way.
Note One (RPM Remix)
See more on how they made the project here:
After touring the world, the project hits London on July 17th where Howie B will be ending his Seven Notes World Tour, which climaxes with the London event on the 17th of July. Visit the official site above for more info and thanks to Bowers & Wilkins, Maserati and Abbey Road Studios for an amazing experience.