The thing that strikes me about that picture, though, is the space around me. Yes, I’m sitting at one of the world’s most famous pianos (‘Mrs Mills’, as heard on Lady Madonna etc) trying to fix some cock-up or other, but just look how big that room is. And Studio 2, isn’t even the biggest space at Abbey Road.
A combination of economics and technology mean that we can write and record in smaller and smaller spaces, then process afterwards to fake an acoustic. That’s been taken to the next level during Lockdown, when dusty bedroom corners have been brought back into musical service for people well past the age for student accommodation.