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Strongroom 4

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Strongroom 4

Introduction

Redeveloped in 2013 with producer Danton Supple, the studio is based around an ex-BBC Calrec Q-Series console. A fantastic range of outboard mic pres, compressors and EQs make it ideal for writing & production, recording and overdubbing.

Floor to ceiling windows overlook the courtyard filling it with abundant natural light. The live room houses a characterful vintage Chappell upright piano and is renowned for producing an intimate drum sound.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT Strongroom 4
  • Studio four was designed to create an ergonomic work space in a beautiful light filled room. The recording area has perfect line of sight to the desk and sounds great. Despite its size, it is my favourite drum room.

    Danton Supple
    Producer / Mix Engineer
    (Coldplay, U2, Ian Brown)
  • Studio 4 is my favourite studio to record an album in. It has the perfect amount of gear, vibe and natural daylight. Also the drum sound is impeccable!

    Steph Marziano
    Producer / Mixer / Writer
    (Kasabian, Mumford & Sons, The National)

Technical Specifications

The choice of Calrec console provides a distinctive, adaptable front-end. The room is designed for ease of use, either in an β€˜in-the-box’ configuration or with a traditional console-based workflow. The adjoining live area provides excellent line of sight to the mix position making it perfect for vocal sessions. Studio monitoring is centered around a Cranesong Avocet controller, feeding a pair of Genelec 8351s, Yamaha NS10s and a Pure Evoke DAB radio to the side of the room.

Additional to the range of valve and vintage pre-amps and compressors, FX and backline include a Yamaha DX7, Nord Rack synth, WEM Copicat and a Revox 1/4" reel-to-reel plus digital multi-fx processors. The live room can be used as an additional tracking area for larger recording sessions in Strongroom 3, leaving the control room available for editing and mixing on larger multi-suite bookings.

Equipment List

    Console
  • Calrec Q Series Desk (28 Channels)
    Monitoring
  • Genelec 8351A (with SAM Room Calibration)
  • Yamaha NS10s with QUAD 606
  • Pure Evoke 2XT DAB Radio
  • Crane Song Avocet Mk1 Monitor Controller
    Pro Tools & Converters
  • Pro Tools HDX2 (16 in / 32 out)
  • BURL B2 Bomber ADC
    Computer Specs
  • Mac Pro 5,1
  • 2.4 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
  • 64 GB DDR3
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
  • OS X 10.10.5
    Tape Machine
  • Revox PR99 MKIII 1/4β€³ Reel to Reel Tape Machine
    Synchroniser
  • Avid Sync HD
    Mic Preamps and EQs
  • Avalon VT737sp
  • Cartec Pre-Q5
  • 8x D.A.V. Electronics The Broadhurst
  • Gardens No.8
  • 2x Drawmer 1960
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Meris 440
  • 2x Neve 1081
  • Summit Audio TD-100 DI
  • 8x True Systems Precision 8
    Dynamics
  • API 2500
  • Chandler TG1
  • dbx 118
  • 2x dbx 160X
  • 2x Drawmer 1960
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • Manley Vari-Mu
  • SSL Stereo Bus Comp
  • Summit TLA100
  • Teletronix LA-2
    Reverbs & Effects
  • 2x Dolby System 361 A-Type Noise Reduction
  • TC Electronics M2000
  • Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture
  • Mastering Plus
  • WEM Copycat Tape Delay
  • Yamaha REV-1
  • Yamaha SPX-990
    Backline
  • Chappell upright piano
  • Yamaha DX-7
    Software and Plugins
  • Antares Auto Tune Evo
  • Apple Logic X
  • Audio Ease Altiverb 7 XL
  • BombFactory all bundles
  • Celemony Melodyne Editor 4
  • Digidesign Re-Vibe
  • Eventide Anthology II
  • Fabfilter Total
  • FXpansion BFD 2
  • iZotope RX6
  • McDSP Filterbank
  • Melodyne Editor 4
  • ProTools HD 10/11/12
  • Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors – Virtual Mix Rack – Trigger
  • Softube Studio Collection
  • Serato Pitch n Time Pro
  • Sonnox EQ w/GML option
  • SoundToys Native FX
  • TC Master X3
  • UAD Octo card with pretty much everything
  • Valhalla DSP Room – VintageVerb – Shimmer – Ubermod – Freq Echo – Plate
  • Waves Abbey Road Collection – Center – CLA Classic Compressors & Signature Series – In-Phase – Platinum – Tape, Tubes & Transistors – Vocal Rider

The Strongroom 4 Playlist

A selection of instant classics (and a few legendary anthems) made recently in this very room!

Strongroom 1

The premium Strongroom experience, where it all began.

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Strongroom 3

Versatile, celebrated, and impeccable-sounding mix & production suite.

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BOOKING ENQUIRY

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 Strongroom has made the decision to reschedule all studio programming until further notice for the protection of our staff and clients. We will be back as soon as possible.








Please note: this form is for enquiries only. Bookings are not confirmed until a Booking Agreement has been issued and a signed copy returned to us.

For non-account clients, this must be accompanied by payment in full. All bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions.

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