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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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