Studios

Strongroom’s story began when Richard Boote opened doors as a single studio in 1984. One of the few businesses around in a then no-go Shoreditch, Strongroom grew organically into all areas of the old furniture factory, transforming it and the surrounding area into the vibrant cultural destination it is today.

The guiding principles were clear: the best, most innovative technology in a vibrant and creative environment. Where other studios feared or downplayed the significance of computers, MIDI, digital audio etc, Strongroom embraced them. Richard championed emerging technologies, including the dawn of Pro Tools, founding mobile venture Stronghire, and 5.1 sound for music & video, as part of the Air Entertainment Group family with then-sister studios AIR and Air Post.

Richard’s passion for nurturing a creative atmosphere is represented visually in the work of the iconic Jamie Reid. Jamie’s ground-breaking design throughout the studios and complex following a major flood in Strongroom1 (with none other than Flood engineering!) focussed and defined Strongroom as a radical outlier and a trailblazer in an area now celebrated for its forward-thinking innovation, and it all started here.

Floating Gear

Additional to the equipment preloaded in each room, we have a large collection of microphones, outboard and backline available at no additional cost. Read below or contact us for more information.

Microphones
Mics are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please pre-book if you have specific requirements. Contact bookings if you require mics not listed here.
    Valve
  • 1 x AKG C12VR
  • 1 x AKG C28B
  • 1 x AKG The Tube
  • 1 x Neumann U67
  • 1 x sE z5600
  • 1 x Sony C800G
  • 1 x Telefunken ELAM 251
    Ribbon
  • 1 x AEA R88 Mk II
  • 4 x Coles 4038 (2 matched pairs)
  • 2 x Beyerdynamic M160
  • 2 x Royer R121
  • 1 x sE RNR1
    Condenser
  • 1 x AKG C414EB
  • 2 x AKG C414B-ULS
  • 2 x AKG C414-XLS (matched pair)
  • 2 x AKG C451E (+ 2x CK5 capsules)
  • 1 x Aston Spirit
  • 2 x B&K 4006
  • 2 x DPA 4011
  • 2 x Josephson C42
  • 2 x Neumann U47 FET
  • 3 x Neumann U87ai
  • 3 x Neumann KM84i
  • 1 x Neumann KM184
  • 2 x SE 4400a
    Dynamic
  • 1 x AKG D12E
  • 1 x AKG D112
  • 1 x AKG D224
  • 1 x AKG D196
  • 1 x Aston Stealth
  • 1 x Beyerdynamic M201TG
  • 1 x Electrovoice PL20
  • 1 x Funkberater MD30
  • 4 x Sennheiser MD421
  • 2 x Sennheiser MD421-U
  • 2 x Sennheiser MD421-N
  • 2 x Shure Beta 52A
  • 6 x Shure SM57
  • 2 x Shure SM58
  • 4 x Shure SM7b
    Other
  • DPA SMK4060 Stereo lavalier/boundary kit
  • 1 x Phone Microphone
  • 3 x Realistic PZM Boundary mics
  • 2 x Yamaha NS-10 cone Subkick
    DI / Guitar Interface
  • 2 x EMO Systems Passive DI
  • 4 x MTR DI-3
  • 2 x Summit Audio Tube DI
  • 6 x Radial J48
  • Radial JD7
  • 1 x Radial X-Amp Reamp box
  • 1 x Radial SGI Studio Guitar Interface
Toys
Floating goodies subject to availability and by prior arrangement only.
    Dynamics
  • Alan Smart C1
  • API 2500
  • dbx 160x
  • dbx 902 De-esser
  • 2 x Fairchild 663 (1960s)
  • SPL Transient Designer
  • 2 x Urei 1176 (silverface)
  • Urei 1178
  • Universal Audio LA2A
  • Tube-Tech CL-1B
    Mic Preamps and EQs
  • 2 x AEA RPQ500
  • 2 x Chandler TG2-500
  • dbx 120A
  • Focusrite ISA 828
  • Neve 1073 DPA (2 channels)
  • 2x Neve 88RLB (500)
  • 2 x Shadow Hills Mono Gama (500)
  • Thermionic Culture Rooster II
  • Tube-Tech PE-1B
  • Tree Audio Branch II
    Effects
  • AKG BX25 Spring Reverb
  • Bel Electronics BDE 2400
  • Echoplex EP3
  • Pioneer SR-101 spring reverb
  • Roland Chorus Echo RE-501
  • Roland SDE 2500
  • Roland SDE 330
  • T.C. Electronic – Fireworx
  • T.C. Electronic – M2000
  • T.C. Electronic – M3000
  • Wem Copicat x 2
    Effects Pedals [Blackstar]
  • HT-DIST – Pure Valve Distortion
  • HT-DISTX – Pure Valve Filth
  • HT-DRIVE – Pure Valve Overdrive
  • HT-DUAL – Pure Valve Distortion
  • HT-BOOST – Pure Valve Dynamics
    Effects Pedals [Line 6]
  • Crunch Tone
  • Dr. Distorto
  • FM4 – Filter Modeller
  • Liqua Flange
  • MM4 – Modulation Modeller
    Audio Interface & Converters
  • Apogee AD8000
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Prism Sound AD-124
  • Prism Sound DA-1
  • 2 x Prism Sound Lyra
    Monitors
  • Auratone 5C Super Sound Cubes
  • Dynaudio B15A
  • Genelec 1031A
  • Genelec 1032A
  • Genelec 1092A
  • Genelec 8040B
  • Yamaha NS10
Backline
All backline is available on a first-come first-served basis. Backline requirements should be indicated at time of booking.
    Guitar Amps
  • Audio Kitchen The Big Trees
  • Epiphone Valve Jr
  • Fender Blues Jr
  • Fender 5C1 Tweed Champ
  • Fender ’65 Twin Reverb
  • Fender Bassman 100 (1970s)
  • Kemper PowerRack + Remote
  • Marshall Artiste (1963)
  • Orange Tiny Terror
  • Peavey 6505
  • Peavey Classic 50
  • Peavey Delta Blues 15
  • Stone Deaf SD50
  • Vox AC30 TB (1999)
    Guitar Cabs
  • Orange PPC212 2×12
  • Peavey Penta 412 4×12
    Bass Amps
  • Ampeg B-15-N (1967)
  • Audio Kitchen Base Chopper
  • Ashdown Little Bastard
  • Fender Bassman 100
  • Trace Elliot AH600-12
    Bass Cabs
  • Fender Bassman Pyramid Cab
  • Trace Elliot TE1048H 4×10
  • Trace Elliot 1518 1×15
    Instruments
  • Fender 50s Precision bass
  • Fender Stratocaster (USA)
  • Fender Telecaster (USA)
  • Faith Naked FKV Venus
  • Gibson LG-0 (1964)
  • Nord Piano 88 keys
    Drums
  • Premier full kit 22×16, 12×10, 13×11, 16×16
  • Rogers Powertone kit (1960s) 22×14, 13×9, 16×16
  • Slingerland Studio King kit (1970s) 22×18, 10×8, 12×9, 13×10, 16×16
  • Slingerland Radio King kit (1950s) 26×14, 13×9, 16×16
  • Ludwig 400 snare 14×5
  • Ludwig Black Beauty snare 14×5
  • Mapex M-Series snare 14×6
  • Noble & Cooley Tulip snare 14×7
  • Slingerland Studio King snare 14×5.5
  • Pearl ELX snare 14×6
  • Pearl Superhoop snare 14×6
  • Zildjan S Family Rock cymbal set 14, 18, 20, 22 (plus assorted collection of vintage & modern Zildjan, Sabian and more)
    Synths
  • Dave Smith Mopho
  • 2x Moog Minimoog
  • Nord Rack
  • Oberheim Matrix 1000
  • Oxford Synthesiser Company – OSCar
  • Powertran Transcendent 2000
  • Roland TR-707
  • Roland Juno 60
  • Roland Jupiter 8
  • Roland SH2000
  • Roland JP-8000
  • Vermona DRM1 MKIII
  • Yamaha DX-7
  • Yamaha Tenori-on
Plugins & Software
  • Antares Auto Tune Evo
  • Apple Logic Studio 9
  • Apple Logic X
  • Audio Ease Speakerphone 2
  • Audio Ease Altiverb 7
  • BombFactory all bundles
  • Celemony Melodyne Editor 4
  • Fabfilter Total
  • FXpansion BFD 2
  • iZotope RX6
  • Leapwing Audio CenterOne – DynOne
  • Massey TapeHead, DTM, THC
  • McDSP Futzbox
  • Native Instrument Komplete 10
  • Neyrinck SoundCode for Dolby E
  • Pro Tools HD 10/11/12
  • Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors – Virtual Mix Rack – Trigger
  • Softube Studio Collection
  • Sonnox Restoration
  • SoundToys 5
  • Synchro Arts Vocalign
  • UAD pretty much everything
  • Valhalla DSP Room VintageVerb – Shimmer – Ubermod – Freq Echo – Plate
  • Waves 360º Surround Tools – Abbey Road Collection – Center – CLA Classic Compressors & Signature Series – In-Phase – Platinum – SSL 4000 Collection – Tape, Tubes & Transistors – Vocal Rider – WLM Loudness Meter
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