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ABOUT

Studio 1

Studio 1 is our larger studio, with an abundance of space in both live room and control room. The two storey high live room, smaller dry room and control room are all lit with natural light from the large original church windows.

The control room is based around an 40 channel / 80 input Amek Rembrandt desk w/Supertrue automation. This desk features VCA compressors and gates on every channel, with eq on both large and small faders. The automation and control of this desk is of particular note, being easier to use than other large format console automation systems. The Supertrue system allows automation of faders, mutes, auxes and also the ability to share any parameter between the small and large faders, making it incredibly flexible in a tracking or mixing situation. There is also a very intuitive system for recalling all aspects of the desk.

Recording is based around a Pro Tools HD2 system (32 in / 48 out), loaded with many plug-ins, and a 24 track Studer A827 2" tape machine with Dolby. This machine has become one of the most sought after multitracks for music recording. Obviously everybody has their favourite sounding tape machine, with the Studers being up there for most people. However there is no doubt that the build quality and ease of use on these machines is second to none. We also have both Dolby SR and Dolby A 24 track units for these machines which in our opinion is a part of why people like the sound of tape.

The Rembrandt has 40 beautiful mic pres, however the control room has many other options if you're looking for different flavours. In addition to our mic preamps collection we have a great mix of vintage & modern outboard, with many different examples of classic compressors, reverbs, delays and multi-effects. These include various tape echoes (of which we are big fans), an EMT 140 reverb plate, classic AMS and Eventide effects, Pultec EQ's, LA-2A and Chandler compressors to name a few.

Our main 90 sq metre two-storey live room is an extremely versatile recording space. This is a great room for bands that wish to record live with good visibility, separation and plenty of space for each musician to set up anything they would want. We have large acoustic screens so we can configure the room in whichever way is necessary.

We specifically designed the live room and control room so that there would be plenty of space. As well as being good for large live sessions, the abundance of space in these rooms is fantastic for album tracking sessions as it allows various or elaborate recording chains left set up throughout sessions. We often set up lots of different recording areas and create a palette of available sounds that people can easily move between. That ability combined with our huge instrument and amplifier collection is a massively powerful creative tool for any session.

The live room obviously has a big sound, which is great for capturing different room ambiences. However we find the acoustic is quite mellow and very usable. The windows all have heavy curtains which can be drawn to change the acoustics if required. Between the curtains and the screens, dry sounds are easy to achieve. There is also a separate small live room which can be used as an isolation booth or another very dry space. The layout of the rooms allows for great eye contact between engineers and musicians, ensuring good communication between everybody at all times.

We have an extensive selection of instruments and amplifiers available for you to use. Vintage guitars (Gibson / Fender / Musicman / Epiphone etc), drums (Ludwig / Gretsch / Pearl etc), classic keyboards (Hammond / Fender / Wurlitzer etc), synths (Roland / Korg / Logan / EDP etc), amplifiers (Marshall / Fender / Selmer / Musicman / Orange etc) and guitar pedals of all varieties are all within easy reach. Please browse the instruments and amplifiers section to see what we have, we're adding to our collection constantly.

Downstairs on the ground floor we have a large kitchen where you are welcome to cook meals, a bathroom (with shower) and a spacious recreation room, complete with pool table, Xbox etc, along with a private courtyard.

STUDIO 1

EQUIPMENT

Console

Amek Rembrandt 40 Channel/80 Input w/Supertrue Automation

Multi-track Recording

Dolby SR24 Noise Reduction System
Studer A827 Tape Recorder (x2)

DAW

Apple Mac Pro 3.1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Avid Pro Tools HD w/ 32 in & 48 outs
Avid Pro Tools 8 HD
Apple Logic Pro 9
Apogee AD-16X AD Converter (x2)
Apogee DA-16X DA Converter (x3)
Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
eMagic Unitor 8 MIDI Interface

Monitoring

Genelec 1037B Studio Monitors
PMC TwoTwo.6 Active Nearfield Studio Monitors
Yamaha NS10M Monitors
Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Headphones
Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

Mic Pres and Equalisation

Siemens W295 EQ (x2) (currently unavailable)
API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ
API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)
Pultec EQH-2 EQ
Amek CIB Channel Strip
API 312 Mic Preamp (x2) (currently unavailable)
API 512C Mic Preamp (x2)
AML 5003D "Carnhill" Mic Preamp (x2)
Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI
Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp
Focusrite ISA 828 Mic Preamp
Siemens V276 Mic Preamp (x4)

Dynamics

ADR F769X-R Dual Compressor / Limiter
DBX 160A Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier
Neve 33609/C Stereo Compressor/Limiter
Altec 1591A Compressor (currently unavailable)
API 525 Discrete Compressor (x2)
Alan Smart C2M Stereo Compressor
Chandler Limited TG1 Stereo Compressor Abbey Road Special Edition
Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A Compressor
DBX 165A Mono Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor
DBX 520 De-esser

Reverbs/Delays

EMT 140 Plate Reverb
AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
AMS DMX 15-80S Digital Delay
Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor
Lexicon PCM 41 Digital Delay Processor
Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo

FX Processors

Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer
Eventide H910 Harmonizer
AMS DM2-20 Tape Phase Simulator
Roland DC-50 Chorus/Echo
Roland SVC-350 Vocoder
Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Plus Valve Distortion
Zoom 1201 Multi Effects Processor

Microphones

AKG D 112 Dynamic
AKG D12 E
AKG C 1000 S
AKG C 3000 (x2)
AKG C 414 EB
AKG D 112
AKG D 12 E
Audio Technica ATM450
Audio-Technica AE3000
Audio-Technica AT4081
Beyerdynamic M 201 (x2)
Beyerdynamic M 88
Coles 4038
Electrovoice RE 20
Mojave MA-301 FET
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann U 47 FET
Neumann U 87 Ai (x2)
Placid Audio Copperphone
Rode NT-2A
Rode NT-4
Royer R 121 (x2)
Royer R 122 Active Ribbon
Sennheiser 421 (x2)
Sennheiser 441
Sennheiser E 602
Shure Beta 57A
Shure Beta 58A
Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Shure SM7B
Yamaha Subkick

DI's / Reamp Boxes

Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box
A-Designs REDDI Tube DI Box
Behringer Ultra-DI DI100 Active DI Box
Broadcast Pro Audio Passive Link Reamp Box
Countryman Type 85 DI Box
Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active DI Box
Radial X-Amp Active Re-amp Box

Plugins

Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Antares Auto-Tune 4
Avid Tel-Ray Variable Delay
Eventide Omnipressor
Flux Epure
IK Multimedia Sample Tank
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3
IK Multimedia T-RackS
Line 6 Amp Farm
Native Instruments Absynth 5
Native Instruments Battery 3
Native Instruments FM8
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4
Native Instruments Komplete 4
Native Instruments Massive
Native Instruments Reaktor 5
Slate Digital Trigger
SPL Transient Designer Plugins
Softube Acoustic Feedback Deluxe
Softube FET Compressor
Softube Vintage Amp Room
Softube Tonelux Tilt
Softube Trident A-Range
Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C
Soundtoys Devil-Loc Deluxe
SoundToys TDM Effects Bundle
URS Vintage Cinema 6 Band EQ
URS MotorCity 7 Band EQ
Various Waves Plugins
Various Universal Audio Plugins

STUDIO 1

Equipment

STUDIO 1 – EQPT

Console
Amek Rembrandt 40 Channel/80 Input w/Supertrue Automation
Multi-track Recording
Dolby SR24 Noise Reduction System
Studer A827 Tape Recorder (x2)
DAW
Apple Mac Pro 3.1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Avid Pro Tools HD w/ 32 in & 48 outs
Avid Pro Tools 8 HD
Apple Logic Pro 9
Apogee AD-16X AD Converter (x2)
Apogee DA-16X DA Converter (x3)
Apogee Big Ben Master Clock
eMagic Unitor 8 MIDI Interface
Monitoring
Genelec 1037B Studio Monitors
PMC TwoTwo.6 Active Nearfield Studio Monitors
Yamaha NS10M Monitors
Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Headphones
Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System
Mic Pres and Equalisation
Siemens W295 EQ (x2) (currently unavailable)
API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ
API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)
Pultec EQH-2 EQ
Amek CIB Channel Strip
API 312 Mic Preamp (x2) (currently unavailable)
API 512C Mic Preamp (x2)
AML 5003D “Carnhill” Mic Preamp (x2)
Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI
Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp
Focusrite ISA 828 Mic Preamp
Siemens V276 Mic Preamp (x4)
Dynamics
ADR F769X-R Dual Compressor / Limiter
DBX 160A Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier
Neve 33609/C Stereo Compressor/Limiter
Altec 1591A Compressor (currently unavailable)
API 525 Discrete Compressor (x2)
Alan Smart C2M Stereo Compressor
Chandler Limited TG1 Stereo Compressor Abbey Road Special Edition
Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A Compressor
DBX 165A Mono Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor
DBX 520 De-esser
Reverbs/Delays
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
AMS DMX 15-80S Digital Delay
Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor
Lexicon PCM 41 Digital Delay Processor
Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo
FX Processors
Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer
Eventide H910 Harmonizer
AMS DM2-20 Tape Phase Simulator
Roland DC-50 Chorus/Echo
Roland SVC-350 Vocoder
Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Plus Valve Distortion
Zoom 1201 Multi Effects Processor
DI’s / Reamp Boxes
Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box
A-Designs REDDI Tube DI Box
Behringer Ultra-DI DI100 Active DI Box
Broadcast Pro Audio Passive Link Reamp Box
Countryman Type 85 DI Box
Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active DI Box
Radial X-Amp Active Re-amp Box
Microphones
AKG D 112 Dynamic
AKG D12 E
AKG C 1000 S
AKG C 3000 (x2)
AKG C 414 EB
AKG D 112
AKG D 12 E
Audio Technica ATM450
Audio-Technica AE3000
Audio-Technica AT4081
Beyerdynamic M 201 (x2)
Beyerdynamic M 88
Coles 4038
Electrovoice RE 20
Mojave MA-301 FET
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann U 47 FET
Neumann U 87 Ai (x2)
Placid Audio Copperphone
Rode NT-2A
Rode NT-4
Royer R 121 (x2)
Royer R 122 Active Ribbon
Sennheiser 421 (x2)
Sennheiser 441
Sennheiser E 602
Shure Beta 57A
Shure Beta 58A
Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Shure SM7B
Yamaha Subkick
Plugins
Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Antares Auto-Tune 4
Avid Tel-Ray Variable Delay
Eventide Omnipressor
Flux Epure
IK Multimedia Sample Tank
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3
IK Multimedia T-RackS
Line 6 Amp Farm
Native Instruments Absynth 5
Native Instruments Battery 3
Native Instruments FM8
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4
Native Instruments Komplete 4
Native Instruments Massive
Native Instruments Reaktor 5
Slate Digital Trigger
SPL Transient Designer Plugins
Softube Acoustic Feedback Deluxe
Softube FET Compressor
Softube Vintage Amp Room
Softube Tonelux Tilt
Softube Trident A-Range
Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C
Soundtoys Devil-Loc Deluxe
SoundToys TDM Effects Bundle
URS Vintage Cinema 6 Band EQ
URS MotorCity 7 Band EQ
Various Waves Plugins
Various Universal Audio Plugins

STUDIO 1 – EQPT TABS

Console

Amek Rembrandt 40 Channel/80 Input w/Supertrue Automation

Multi Track

Dolby SR24 Noise Reduction System

Studer A827 Tape Recorder (x2)

DAW

Apple Mac Pro 3.1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Avid Pro Tools HD w/ 32 in & 48 outs

Avid Pro Tools 8 HD

Apple Logic Pro 9

Apogee AD-16X AD Converter (x2)

Apogee DA-16X DA Converter (x3)

Apogee Big Ben Master Clock

eMagic Unitor 8 MIDI Interface

Monitoring

Genelec 1037B Studio Monitors

PMC TwoTwo.6 Active Nearfield Studio Monitors

Yamaha NS10M Monitors

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Headphones

Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

Microphones

AKG D 112 Dynamic

AKG D12 E

AKG C 1000 S

AKG C 3000 (x2)

AKG C 414 EB

AKG D 112

AKG D 12 E

Audio Technica ATM450

Audio-Technica AE3000

Audio-Technica AT4081

Beyerdynamic M 201 (x2)

Beyerdynamic M 88

Coles 4038

Electrovoice RE 20

Mojave MA-301 FET

Neumann TLM 103

Neumann U 47 FET

Neumann U 87 Ai (x2)

Placid Audio Copperphone

Rode NT-2A

Rode NT-4

Royer R 121 (x2)

Royer R 122 Active Ribbon

Sennheiser 421 (x2)

Sennheiser 441

Sennheiser E 602

Shure Beta 57A

Shure Beta 58A

Shure SM57

Shure SM58

Shure SM7B

Yamaha Subkick

Mic Preamps & EQ

Siemens W295 EQ (x2) (currently unavailable)

API 550A Discrete 3 Band EQ

API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)

Pultec EQH-2 EQ

Amek CIB Channel Strip

API 312 Mic Preamp (x2) (currently unavailable)

API 512C Mic Preamp (x2)

AML 5003D “Carnhill” Mic Preamp (x2)

Chandler Limited Germanium Mic Preamp/DI

Telefunken V76 Mic Preamp

Focusrite ISA 828 Mic Preamp

Siemens V276 Mic Preamp (x4)

Dynamics

ADR F769X-R Dual Compressor / Limiter

DBX 160A Compressor/Limiter (x2)

Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x2)

Teletronix LA2A Leveling Amplifier

Neve 33609/C Stereo Compressor/Limiter

Altec 1591A Compressor (currently unavailable)

API 525 Discrete Compressor (x2)

Alan Smart C2M Stereo Compressor

Chandler Limited TG1 Stereo Compressor Abbey Road Special Edition

Universal Audio Teletronix LA2A Compressor

DBX 165A Mono Compressor/Limiter (x2)

Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor

DBX 520 De-esser

Reverbs & Delays

EMT 140 Plate Reverb

AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb

AMS DMX 15-80S Digital Delay

Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor

Lexicon PCM 41 Digital Delay Processor

Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo

FX Processors

Eventide H3000 D/SE Ultra-Harmonizer

Eventide H910 Harmonizer

AMS DM2-20 Tape Phase Simulator

Roland DC-50 Chorus/Echo

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder

Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Plus Valve Distortion

Zoom 1201 Multi Effects Processor

DIs & Reamp Boxes

Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box

A-Designs REDDI Tube DI Box

Behringer Ultra-DI DI100 Active DI Box

Broadcast Pro Audio Passive Link Reamp Box

Countryman Type 85 DI Box

Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active DI Box

Radial X-Amp Active Re-amp Box

Plugins

Abbey Road Brilliance Pack 

Antares Auto-Tune 4 

Avid Tel-Ray Variable Delay 

Eventide Omnipressor 

Flux Epure 

IK Multimedia Sample Tank 

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 

IK Multimedia T-RackS 

Line 6 Amp Farm 

Native Instruments Absynth 5 

Native Instruments Battery 3 

Native Instruments FM8 

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 

Native Instruments Komplete 4 

Native Instruments Massive 

Native Instruments Reaktor 5 

Slate Digital Trigger 

SPL Transient Designer Plugins 

Softube Acoustic Feedback Deluxe 

Softube FET Compressor 

Softube Vintage Amp Room 

Softube Tonelux Tilt 

Softube Trident A-Range 

Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C 

Soundtoys Devil-Loc Deluxe 

SoundToys TDM Effects Bundle 

URS Vintage Cinema 6 Band EQ 

URS MotorCity 7 Band EQ 

Various Waves Plugins 

Various Universal Audio Plugins