Michael Marquart

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Windmark Recording Studio

Michael Marquart established Windmark Recording Studio in Santa Monica, California in 1983. The studio was the location for countless landmark albums including several featuring Michael on drums. He toured with several bands over the years (including Flock of Seagulls) before coming off the road to focus on studio work. He sold the studio to The Neptunes ten years later, yet the studio is still a part of his legacy in music. With his home studio, Michael has recorded nine albums for his own band, A Bad Think, including Simple Rhymes in 2009, Medicine in 2012 and The Savior in 2019. In addition, Michael has served as a producer for such artists as Teddy Riley and The Neptunes (Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams). Throughout his NAMM interview Michael spoke at length about recording techniques and studio gear (including his prized Neve console, Dolby Atmos and Telefunken microphones)!