Game music is expected to be on a level with films … Final Fantasy XV.
A few years ago, decorators varnished the floor of Studio Two, whose decor is somewhere between a 1950s prep school gym and a ballroom on the Titanic.
The varnish was promptly chipped off, at vast expense.
Everything else remains preserved, with monastic reverence.
As such, the sight of the London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO tuning up in Studio One on a sweltering September evening in 2016 looks much the same as when Edward Elgar took up his baton during its opening in 1931.
There is one key difference: the music performed tonight will not end up on vinyl, film or in a concert hall.