If my Sanctuary is where I play, then this is where I work.
ICP Studios was founded by my Brussels high school friend John Hastry in the early 80`s which started out as a single recording studio in his dad`s factory. Now 25 years later, it`s one of the biggest residential studio complexes in Europe if not the world.
Aside from the 4 studios full of new and vintage audio gear and mics, the pool, the gym, the garden (hey, musicians gotta have barbecues, yeah?), 22 rooms and apartment lofts, in house catering and smiling staff, we`ve got an incredible instrument backline. With over 100 new and vintage guitars, as many amps, 11 complete drum kits, over 40 snare drums, a large collection of cymbals and percussion, a bunch of really cool vintage synths and over 500 guitar effects pedals, musicians can come and use all this stuff to record with free of additional charge. Total inspiration heaven.
I took some promotional shots today, and this one is of our backline hall where I guard our stuff and make sure it all stays in perfect working order for recording. We do our best to keep up with the latest gear while maintaining the vintage vibe for which we`re best known. If you`re into music gear, being surrounded by this stuff all day is amazing. I`m a pretty lucky guy!