As part of the MINERVA (Musical Interactions in Networked Experiences Using Realtime Virtual Audio) project, a team from the AudioLab, led by Dr. Gavin Kearney recently went to the world-famous BBC Maida vale recording studios. The MINERVA project focuses on meaningful music making and musician interaction across networks, so the goal of the research is to create a fully virtual version of the recording studio, which required extensive acoustic measurement and visualisation. Maida Vale has recorded artists for BBC radio for nearly a century including the Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Bing Crosby, Nirvana, the John Peel sessions and countless other famous artists. The team captured over 80,000 independent measurements in one day, using advanced recording and signal processing techniques – a new world record! A fully immersive VR model of Maida Vale Studio 4 is now under construction. The AudioLab will be returning in September to the studios to run perceptual comparisons between the real and virtual spaces. The audio team consisted of PhD student Patrick Cairns, BEng student Jacob Cooper, research technician Ben Lee and current MSc AMT students Francesca Lorico and Anthony Hunt.