The centrepiece of our Control Room is the magnificent Raindirk Symphony LN1. A superbly equipped British-made console offering 32 channels of stunning mic pre-amps and awesome EQ. Originally installed as the recording console at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London in the mid-90’s, we are delighted to be the next custodians of this fantastic piece of history. Artists such as Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame and others have all recorded through this board.

Combining one the very best analogue consoles with a high-end Dante interface gives us 32×32 digital i/o direct into Pro Tools/Logic Pro at up to 192kHz sample rate.

Our Control Room is fully acoustically treated and an excellent ‘critical listening’ space.

Our Live Room is a comfortable 22ft x 15ft, complete with a bespoke acoustic diffuser and floor-to-ceiling bass traps, giving a very natural uncoloured sound to the room. A vocal booth to one end of the Live Room enable us to focus a little more clearly on vocal delivery for singers, authors and V/O’s

Along with a variety of house instruments and amplifiers we have an excellent range of microphones from AKG, Audio Technica, Beyer Dynamic, Neumann, Octava, Røde, Sennheiser, SE Electronics, Shure and others to ensure we capture you at your very best. A comprehensive instrument and microphone list is available on request.

Our house kit is an all-birch shell vintage 1980’s Yamaha Recording Custom RC 9000 – highly regarded as the most recorded kit of all time for good reason. 

Our beautiful early 1980’s Yamaha U3 upright piano is a studio standard, regularly tuned and maintained, its perfect for recording, accompanying or simply for writing songs at.

KSS King Sound Studio Taylor 714ce

***Available on request***

This Limited Edition Taylor 714ce is one of Taylor’s finest high-end guitars, Cedar top combined with a stunning Hawaiian Koa back and sides make this particular guitar a dream to record.

Fender Japan at King Sound Studio

We have an interesting collection of mainly Japanese Fender guitars which you are welcome to use on your session.

Neumann u87 King Sound Studio Ltd KSS

Being slightly microphone obsessed we have a wide array of microphones from AKG, Beyer, Neumann (U87 pictured), Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Schoeps and Røde amongst others. A full microphone list is available on request – please get in touch if you’d like more information.

One of the finest pre-amps ever made the Neve 1073SPX brings the absolute best out of your vocal performance, with a dedicated EQ section this sounds sublime on literally everything it processes.

Zildjian K Dark Cymbals at King Sound Studio KSS

We have a great range of Zildjian ‘K’ cymbals amongst others. Tama Iron Cobra pedals for hi-hats and kick drum ensure your footwork is accurate.

Ferrofish A32 DANTE Converter with Behringer P16 Digital Monitoring System

Personal headphone monitoring with the Behringer P16 system keeps you in control of everything you want to hear. Need more of you and less of the drums? It’s at your fingertips!

Our favourite snare is the fantastic Ludwig L400 Supraphonic, almost 50 years old and still one of the greatest recording snares made. We also have a range of Pearl Signature snares available.

Fender Princeton at King Sound Studio Ltd KSS

Another studio standard, the small but mighty all valve Fender Princeton is a fantastic amp popular with session guitarists all over the world. Rated at just 15w it breaks up a lot earlier than higher powered amplifiers meaning you can get that tone you’re after without destroying small buildings. (Although if that is something you’re into we also have a Fender Blues Deluxe). 

Our Vintage Hammond organ was one of the first solid state models and features a single built in Leslie speaker giving a fantastic stereo effect.

The mainstay of the studio is a 2014 Russell Hobbs kettle. 3000w ensures quick boil time – so what are you drinking?