The finest and most unique recording space in South East London
Experience the sonic glory
of our RARE and FULLY RESTORED vintage valve and solid state preamps, mixing equipment and vintage and modern microphone collection.
Add DEPTH, WARMTH and CHARACTER to an existing mix of your own. Or TRACK, MIX and PRODUCE new music from scratch.
Optimised for band recordings we have a large (18x14 ft) BEAUTIFUL SOUNDING live room with two isolation booths so you can crank up the amps while still eyeballing the drummer - makes for great takes and keeps the band's connection and ENERGY in high FOCUS!
Alex the house engineer/producer has 25 years experience and is extremely disciplined - we like to have a good time - but we get
the job done!!! You want results - so do we.
Our extensive experience also includes working with DJs and digital composers, film timelines/video + audio editing and voiceovers.
Artists include: Ghostpoet, King Krule, Millions, Songdog, Phil Burdett, Micachu, Domino Records.
£180.00 per day monday to friday.
£200.00 per day weekends for an 8-9 hour day.
All inclusive - no hidden costs - includes engineer and producer...
1x Rode K2 valve mic (fitted with vintage bugle boy)
4x Calrec CM654d
1x AT 4033a
2x Line Audio CM3
2x Josephson C42
1x Beyer MC740N
2x PZM Plate Mics (hotwired)
1x Shure 545
1x Shure SM57
1x Shure SM7
1x Beyer M88
1x Beyer M69
1x Sennheiser MD421
1x Sennheiser MD403
2x AKG D25
1x Peavey PVM 520TM
1x Philips Dual Diaphragm
Valve mic preamps as used by Joe Meek, The Who and every other discerning engineer - we have 3.
Full, Fat, Beautiful and Delicious!
RFT valve mic preamps
Circa 1938. Beautifully open and rich. We have 2 pairs, each set with different valves for tonal variation. Lovely with ribbon, dynamic or condenser mics.
Spec built circa 1950 for a radio station - we have the only two ever built. Both have been modded for individual outs as have the valve equalisers. Fantastically rich for tracking - the transformers compress beautifully - and also superb for mixing through - if you want that original all tube colour flavouring your mix.
Outside broadcast mixer built for Welsh BBC and modified to have 4 individual outputs. Extremely high grade microphone preamplifiers - crystal clear but with rich, sweet colouration from the transformers. Magnificent on vocals and acoustic instruments.
We have 4 - and they are all incredible at what they do. The 3 smaller units are used mainly for recording - 2 have Belclere transformers at their inputs (like Neve preamps) and one has a set of Sowters - this one also has limiters on every channel so is angelic on acoustic instruments. The larger unit is mainly for mixing - we like punishing the limiters at the output for the pixie dust and energy they imbue.
We have a whole gamut of interesting professional outboard from top digital reverbs to valve spring reverbs to tape echos to analogue delays - to modulatory devices - valve and solid state compressors and equalisers - plus a bunch of very fine plugins if you're in a hurry.
We also like very much the wild creative element so have lapsteels, octave guitars, analogue synths, wind organs and all manner of squeaking honking paraphernalia to scratch that itch!
Victor Custom Workshop Studio Valve Saturator - Enhances, saturates and widens audio.
We all scream
40 Nunhead Green, Nunhead, London SE15 3QF 07538 150 710, or fill in this here form