the gear

The centrepiece of the control room is the beautiful Raindirk Symphony LN1. A superbly equipped British-made console offering 32 channels of warm mic pre-amps and stunning EQ. Originally the recording console at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London, we are delighted to be the next owners of this fantastic piece of history. Combining the very best of analogue with a Dante interface  gives us digital outputs direct into Pro Tools/Logic Pro X. Our live room is a comfortable 22ft x 15ft and equipped with personal digital headphone monitoring.

Along with a variety of house instruments and amplifiers we have an excellent range of microphones from AKG Acoustics, Audio Technica, Neumann, 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. We also have a Pearl Masters kit available on request.

Being slightly microphone obsessed we have a wide array of microphones from AKG, Neumann, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser 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 stage pianos made – the mighty Roland RD700GX. WIth a great range of onboard sounds, we can also take the MIDI signal direct into Pro-Tools or Logic Pro X giving you many more options in from vintage synths to Bosendorfer, Steinway and Yamaha pianos.

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.

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.

The small but mighty all-valve Fender Blues Junior  is a fantastic amp to record with. 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?