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Studio 1

Studio 1 has a huge live recording room (7 x 6 x 3.3m), one large vocal booth and two amp booths to enable fully separated live recording. The Control Room and Live room benefit from natural daylight. Our much loved Amek Einstein, which we had from 2001 – 2012 has recently been upgraded to an SSL 948 AWS, an upgrade that has served us and our artists very well since. A beautiful upright Yamaha YUS piano is available for clients’ use, as well as various other keyboards, guitars, drums and amps.

Bands wishing to record live will benefit from the numerous recording spaces that Studio 1 offers as well as its Hear Back monitoring system which enables independent control of all instruments through the performers’ headphones.

With daylight streaming into both control and live rooms Studio 1 is a very comfortable space to work in for anything from a half day to weeks at a time; fuelled only by the music and numerous pots of strong coffee. There is also a separate lounge available exclusively to Studio 1 artists as well as shared kitchen facilities.

The hire rate for Studio 1 is £350 + VAT per 10 hr day including engineer.
The minimum booking is 5 hours (a half day).

 Equipment

  • SSL AWS 948 console
  • Mac Pro running Digidesign Pro Tools HD2 Accel
  • 24 track 2″ analogue tape machine by Otari
  • Monitors: Quested V2108 (updated VS2108)
  • Monitors: Yamaha NS10 powered by Quad 405 amp
  • Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System
  • UAD Quad card
  • Apogee AD16X, DA16X and Rosetta 800 converters
  • Neve 1073 mic pre amps x 2
  • Universal Audio 6176 (610 preamp and 1176 compressor)
  • Empirical Labs Distressor x 2
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Calrec RQD 6400 twin stereo compressor
  • SPL Transient Designer TD 4
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture
  • Roland Space echo tape delay
  • Watkins Copicat tape delay (previously owned by Syd Barrett)
  • Demeter Real Reverb RV1 Spring Reverb
  • Great River pre amp
  • API pre amp x 2
  • Focusrite Compounder stereo compressor
  • Drawmer DL221 stereo compressor
  • Drawmer LX20 stereo compressor
  • Drawmer DS201 stereo gate/expander
  • GSSL stereo bus compressor
  • Lexicon MPX 500 effects unit
  • BBE Sonic Maximiser
  • Orban De-esser
  • Little Labs IBP
  • Teletronics LA2A
  • Telefunken EQ
  • Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer
  • Urei 565T Filter Set

Microphones

Both studios share our varied mic collection:

Condensors
Lomo 19a18, Neumann U87 (x2), Neumann TLM 103, Neumann KMS 105, AKG C414 (x2), Schoeps CMC6 (x2), Calrec CM652 (x2), Rode K2 valve (x2), AKG C451 EB, Rode NT5 (x4), Rode NT4, AKG C1000 (x2), Shure Beta 91, SE Electronics SE2200a, Bock 251

Dynamic
Sennheiser MD421 (x2), Sennheiser MD441 (x2), Shure SM57 (x5), Shure SM58 (x1), AKG D112 (x2), AKG D12E, Shure SM7b, Beyer M88, STC/Coles 4017c, Beyer MS201 (x2), STC 4021 (Ball and Biscuit), Placid Audio Copperphone

Carbon
Placid Audio Carbonphone

Ribbon
Coles 4038 (x2), Beyer M160