The World’s first professional grade recording studio has been installed in Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse at London’s Heathrow Airport because so many top class musicians and creative professionals fly with the airline.

Airport departure lounges are often one of the few places where artists have time to relax and can simply sit and think.  Music lovers and composers flying Upper Class with Virgin to Lagos from London who think of a new tune or need a last minute radio edit to their latest single whilst waiting for their flight can use the studio and record it immediately rather than running the risk of forgetting it.

The Virgin Atlantic Avid Edit Suite has been custom designed and built exclusively for the Clubhouse by AKA Design in London.  It is compact but powerful, offering the industry standard professional digital and editing and mixing system Pro Tools. The finished content can be emailed or uploaded to a record company, broadcaster or producer direct from the Clubhouse.

Virgin Atlantic spokesman Greg Dawson states:

“As an airline we want to do all that we can to help every musician’s career take off.  After ‘Garage’ and ‘House’ music we can now have ‘Clubhouse’ music!  Once again Virgin Atlantic is at the forefront of new innovations to make travelling an amazing experience.”

Ben Nemes of Avid says:

“The music and media industries have changed dramatically recently, the pace of creation and consumption is quicker than ever and deadlines are tight, requiring fast turnarounds and the ability to produce the finished article on the move.  Virgin Atlantic’s decision to create the world’s only airside production suite is the recognition of these needs in creative customers.”

The Founder Sir Richard Branson started his career in the music business  and many composers have produced their best work while waiting for buses, trains and planes.

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