Experienced engineer/producer Dare Mason

The VIP Lounge is the studio base of engineer/producer Dare Mason, whose credits include Placebo, the church, Soul II Soul and Thirteen Senses.

Dare has built a reputation as a mixer of international status having worked with many local and global acts including Elton John, Tommy Tokyo (Warner Bros, Norway)  and The Grid (Virgin) among others. He has been awarded with two gold discs – one for the Blow Monkeys and one for Tommy Tokyo.

Here Dare speaks about his philosophy regarding mixing –

“I work in close collaboration with the artist in order to realize their vision of the song. I believe in using the convenience and flexibility of digital technology in conjunction with the warmth and character of analogue equipment. The aim is always to achieve emotional depth, clarity and the highest level of sound quality.”

A premier recording studio in Cornwall

Since opening in 2001, the relaxed, comfortable ambience combined with consistently high standards ensures that the VIP Lounge is the number one choice for local bands and artists. The studio has built a national and international reputation, with clients from London, France, Norway and the US having recently used the facility.

We specialise in recording music played by real musicians, from rock to jazz to classical and all points in between. Many former clients have been offered record deals on the strength of tracks they have recorded at the VIP Lounge and songs produced by Dare are regularly played on local and national radio.

In addition to being a first class recording and mixing studio, we offer educational packages for schools and colleges.

Next door to the studio is the amazing In Deep Music Archive which is the home to thousands of vinyl albums and singles as well as a huge collection of CD’s and music books.

Have fun browsing the website and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.