With an acoustically “true” control room and a great sounding live room, the VIP Lounge is the perfect place to record and mix your tracks. Our ethos is to allow your creativity to come through so your music can reach its full potential. And hopefully we’ll all have a lot of fun in the process.
The studio is fully equipped with a large range of quality microphones and a collection of instruments, amps and vintage guitars.
The control room is large and comfortable, large enough to fit a three seater sofa and can easily accommodate six people. It benefits from natural light and is acoustically treated to give it a true sound for accurate monitoring. The feel and décor of the room is homely and relaxed rather than clinical and cold.
The live room used to be a cellar in the days when the house that the studio was based in belonged to a sea captain. Affectionately known as “the cave” this room, though small, features great natural acoustics and can accommodate a group of up to five musicians, though we have been known to cram in a few more!
If you’re interested in the technical stuff, read on and you’ll find a list of the equipment at the studio.
Toft ATB 32 channel mixing desk
Apple Mac running Cubase or Logic
MOTU audio interfaces
Sony DAT recorder
Yamaha KX330 cassette recorder
Urei 1176 compressor
DBX 160 compressor
TLA C-5021 stereo valve compressor
BSS Opal stereo compressor
SPL Transient Designer
Lexicon LXP 1
Ibanez DMD 2000 digital delay
Yamaha E1010 analogue delay
Yamaha SPX 90
Vesta RV-3 analogue reverb
Roland Chorus Echo
2 Neumann KM184’s
Rode NT2 and NT1
2 x Rode NT35’s
4 x Shure SM57’s
3 x Sennheiser e604’s
Instruments and Guitars
Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Takamine. Many are vintage models.
Basses by Hofner and Fender
Maton lap slide guitar
M Audio 88 key weighted keyboard
Novation Bass Station
An abundance of virtual instruments
Custom snare drum
Plus an array of percussion and unusual things to hit and strum
Vox AC30 (60’s model)
Orange “Tiny Terror” all tube Class A amp
Orange Heritage 4 x 12 cabinet