About TRI

About TRI

Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios) is a state of the art, world-class audio, video, streaming venue, and recording facility created by legendary Grateful Dead founding member, and 1994 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Bob Weir. This visionary, one-of-a-kind virtual venue provides music fans with unparalleled access to their favorite artists, allowing them to enjoy intimate, live performances in the comfort of their own homes, or anywhere they have Internet access.

Bob Weir Discusses TRI

While TRI allows fans a behind-the-scenes, all-access feel, it simultaneously provides artists with an interchangeable blank canvas on which to perform. Utilizing advanced acoustical technology from Meyer Sound, artists can emulate the acoustic properties of any performance spaces ranging from small nightclubs to a Roman cathedral, Wembley Stadium to Madison Square Garden, or anything in between. This groundbreaking innovation is a creative sandbox that invites artists to experiment with their sound, which further brings together both the artists and their fans. Events at TRI are filmed, directed, mixed and webcast live in HD.

"TRI was kind of built on the principle that it was going to be a fun place to be," explains Weir. "The ultimate playpen for a musician." Weir’s intent is to build upon the Grateful Dead’s penchant for experimenting musically and technically in the quest to “make IT better.” For the audience, this means the most intimate connection with the artist possible. “We put the fans in the band. Everyone into the playpen.”

Welcome to TRI Studios.