The original Strongroom – it all began here and countless hit records have been produced in this studio. The double-height live room has a fantastic sound, particularly for drums but also very impressive for full band, orchestral, piano and vocal sessions. Separate booth and isolation areas make this room a great choice for a wide range of projects.

Jamie Reid visuals and plenty of natural daylight contribute to the comfortable, creative environment, with a spacious leisure room available for clients to relax between takes.

In the adjacent control room, acoustics by Harris Grant and Boxer/Chevin monitoring combine to create an exceptional listening space, with a choice of near field monitors including Genelec, Dynaudio and NS10s. The Neve VR60 Legend, with Encore automation and Total Recall, offers legendary sonic quality, with improved mic and mix amps compared to the standard VR series. 48 I/O Pro Tools HDX2 with a comprehensive list of plug ins runs on a fast, reliable Apple computer. Analogue recording is handled by two 24-track Studer A800s and a choice of Ampex ATR102 or Otari MTR12 ½”. Two EMT plate reverbs and an array of outboard processors are permanently installed with a further selection of spring reverbs, tape delays and other toys available on request.

Strongroom 1 has a pedigree that speaks for itself; it’s got what you need.

Equipment list

Console:
Neve VR60 Legend with Encore+ Automation, Total Recall, Events & Dynamic Metering

Monitoring:
Coastal Acoustics Boxer 5 Series
Yamaha NS 10
Genelec 1031
Dynaudio BM15 (on request)
Hearback Personal Monitor System

Pro Tools:
Pro Tools HDX2 48 in / 48 out

Tape Machines:
Studer A800 MkIII 16 and 24 track 2″
Ampex ATR 102 two track 1/2″
Sony PCM R700 DAT
HHB CD Recorder

Digital Converters:
Prism Dream AD-124
Prism Dream DA-1

Synchroniser:
Pro Tools Sync HD
Timeline Lynx with Motionworker

Miscellaneous:
Kawai Grand Piano

Mic Preamps & EQs:
4 x API 512c
2 x API 550b
2 x Cartec Pre-Q5
2 x Neve 1073LB
Hairball Audio Lola
GML 8200
Thermionic Culture Earlybird
Thermionic Culture Pullet
Tube Tech PE1B

Dynamics:
2 x API 525
2 x dbx 160 VU
2 x dbx 160 XT
2 x Empirical Labs Distressor with British Mod
Neve 33609
Tube Tech CL1A
Smart Research C1
Thermionic Culture Phoenix 11th anniversary
2 x Urei 1176 LN (blackface)

Outboard effects:
Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture
Eventide H3000 SE (DSE/DSX software)

Reverbs:
Lexicon 480L
AMS RMX 16
EMT 240 Stereo Plate
EMT 140 Mono Valve Plate

Digital Delays:
AMS S-DMX

Software & Plug-ins:

  • ProTools HD 10/11/12
  • Waves Platinum
  • Sonnox EQ w/GML option
  • Audio Ease Altiverb 7 XL
  • McDSP Filterbank
  • iZotope RX2
  • Antares Auto Tune Evo + 7
  • Melodyne Editor 4
  • Serato Pitch n Time Pro
  • Digidesign Re-Vibe
  • All BombFactory bundles
  • UAD – Octo card with pretty much everything
Large selection of mics, synths, effects, pedals and toys available on request. Click here for details.