Brad Pitt has taken on a new career path.
The actor, 57, and music producer Damien Quintard partnered to reopen Miraval Studios which was responsible for hosting sessions for legendary musicians like Sting, Pink Floyd, and the Cranberries. Of course, the recording facility will undergo a redesign in time for its reopening next year.
Miraval Studios was established in 1977 by the previous owner of Château Miraval, Jacques Loussier. Two decades after being unused, Pitt and Quintard decided to have the whole place renovated to take on new recordings.
According to a press release, Quintard claimed that he and the actor “immediately clicked” when they met in Paris. He recalled, “It was an intense moment where we just talked and talked about sound. I was amazed at how sensitive and precise he was in his analysis of music.”
So what are the changes they’ll do to the studio? Well, they’ll still have the original recording equipment but with a touch of modern setting which includes a desk that the partners designed themselves. The renovations also feature multiple recording booths, rare musical gears and synthesizers, and other modern equipment. It also comes with a mezzanine that overlooks the whole studio.
As Quintard put it, the studio has “redefined a remarkable natural reverb so we can record voices or instruments anywhere in the studio. It really is a space where you can produce anything from pop and rock to hip-hop and classical records.”
In addition, there’s a tower connected to the studio which serves as a place for visiting musicians to stay. They don’t have to stay far from the studio, especially if they’re busy making new music. Other amenities to enjoy are access to the swimming pool and chefs who can cater to clients’ needs.
For those who aren’t aware yet, Château Miraval was bought by Pitt together with his former partner, Angelina Jolie, in 2012. In 2014, the two tied the knot at the estate’s chapel. The two decided to go their separate ways in 2016 and the Oscar-winning actor retained ownership of the estate,
Quintard explained, “The combination of Brad’s vision for Miraval and our common passion for taking the time to make simple but beautiful things has resulted in something that is one-of-a-kind. We are so excited for musicians of all types to be a part of what we’ve created.”