Pete Townshend posted a photo of his new home studio on Instagram, and gave fans an update on his work on the next Who album. Townshend has been on a roll, with the band's 2019 WHO album, topping out at Number Two, and utilizing the pandemic to prep new material for the band.
Townshend posted on Instagram, “In lockdown I’ve been writing. But also finishing off a small but powerful old style new home studio at the very top of the house. All my first studios in the ‘60s were on top floors. This studio has taken me a very long time to complete and I’m still waiting to bring up the central 24 track tape machine. Why tape? Not for the sound. Rather for the process of recording demos in layers.”
He explained, “I want to emulate the work I did on the demos of Quadrophenia. A lot of that work would have been much easier with a computer, but maybe less loose and edgy. Using the same kind of equipment I used to write Q. Needless to say carrying all this gear up 100 stairs has kept me fit. Do any of you modern studio producers still work with tape? EVER!!?”