Studio 1 is high-ceilinged, spacious (132 sq ft) and houses our wonderful vintage collection of instruments, amplifiers and microphones. As well as serving as a recording studio, it is fully equipped for filming, photography and a multitude of other audio-visual purposes. It also includes an isolation booth.

Available to use are our beautiful, British-made John Broadwood & Sons barless grand piano (c. 1900), two rare vintage Wurlitzers including a 270 “Butterfly” model and a Wurlitzer 210 Electric Piano, an 88 key Rhodes MKII Stage Piano, Hammond L100 organ with accompanying Leslie speaker and a 1960s Philicorda. We also have a mouth-watering selection of guitar amps, including a Vox AC30, a Fender Twin Reverb and a Music Man 212 HD and a JCM800 Marshall Head with a vintage cabinet, which once belonged to David Bowie’s guitarist, Mick Ronson.

A complete list of our gear can be found below, along with some videos of our favourites in action.

For Post Production services, please visit Bleach Productions.

Equipment List

Console & Monitoring
  • Amek Big by Langley - 44 inline input/return
  • Focal Twin 6BE (pair)
  • Yamaha NS10 (pair)
  • (12) Beyerdynamic DT150 headphones
  • (3) Sony 7609 headphones
  • (3) Mackie headphone mixers
Microphones
  • (1) AKG D12
  • (1) AKG D112
  • (1) AKG D25
  • (2) Apex 460
  • (2) Aston Spirit
  • (4) Beyerdynamic 201
  • (1) Beyerdynamic M88
  • (1) Beyerdynamic M260
  • (1) Beyerdynamic M380
  • (4) Calrec CB20
  • (2) Coles 4038
  • (2) Josephson C42
  • (1) Microtech Gefell UM70
  • (2) Neumann KMS105
  • (1) Neumann RSM191 Stereo
  • (2) Neumann TLM103
  • (1) Neumann TLM170
  • (1) Neumann U87
  • (2) SE Electronics 4400A
  • (1) SE Electronics R1
  • (2) SE Electronics Se3
  • (1) Shure Beta 91
  • (2) Shure KSM27
  • (6) Shure SM57
  • (6) Shure SM58
  • (1) Shure SM7
  • (2) Sony C38
  • (2) Milab MP-30
  • (1) Yamaha NS10 sub kick
Recording & Software
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Pro Tools (HD9 & HD10)
  • (3) Digidesign 192 – 32 in, 32 out
  • (1) Digidesign Sync
  • Various plugins including: Soundtoys TDM, Massey, McDSP, Softube, iZotope RX 6 & more.
  • Revox PR99 MKIII 2-track tape recorder
Channel Strips
  • (2) Harrison 32C Pre/EQ
  • (8) Neve Prism VR Pre/EQ
  • (1) Universal Audio 6176 Pre/Dyn/EQ
Preamps
  • (1) DAV Electronics BG8 – (8 preamps total)
  • (2) Focusrite ISA 428 – (8 preamps total)
Dynamics
  • (1) DBX 160A
  • (1) DBX 160X
  • (1) Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
  • (1) TK BC1 stereo compressor
  • (1) UREI 1176 LN
Other Outboard
  • (2) Dolby 360-A
  • (1) Korg DTR-2 digital tuner
  • (1) Lexicon Alex digital reverb
  • (1) Pioneer spring reverb
  • (1) WEM Copicat tape echo
  • (1) Audio Kitchen The Big Trees preamp
Specialist
  • (13) Genelec 8330A speaker array
  • (2) Genelec 7360A subwoofers
Guitar Pedals
  • Line 6 Bass Pod
  • Boss TR-2 Tremolo
  • Jim Dunlop Rotovibe
Keyboards
  • John Broadwood & Sons Barless Grand Piano
  • Hammond L100 Organ with Leslie speaker
  • 60's Philicordia Organ
  • Rhodes MKII 88 Stage Piano
  • Wurlitzer 210 Electric Piano
  • Wurlitzer 270 ‘Butterfly’ Electric Piano
  • Korg Microkorg
  • Nord Stage 2 EX
  • Sequential Circuits Six-Trak synth
  • Yamaha CS5 mono synth
  • M-Audio Axiom Pro 61 MIDI keyboard
Drums
  • Gretsch USA 5-piece kit
  • Ludwig (1964) Super Classic 5-piece kit
  • Yamaha Stage Custom kit
  • Various snare drums
  • Various cymbals
Amplifiers
  • Ampeg SVT400 amp
  • Ampeg Classic 4x10 cab
  • Ampeg Classic 1x15 cab
  • Fender Blues Deluxe combo
  • Fender Twin Reverb combo
  • Hi-Watt 4x10 cab
  • Marshall 70's 4x12 cab
  • Marshall JCM800
  • Marshall Studio 15 combo
  • Music Man 210RP 100W combo
  • Music Man 212HD 130W combo
  • Pignose 7-100 combo
  • Vox AC30 Top Boost combo