Nestled away discretely via the main Reception, Studio 2 is Strongroom’s best kept secret. Featuring a spacious, leisurely control room, a sizeable booth and a unique street-side view, this is Strongroom with a difference. Once the go-to studio for hit remix production and surround mixing, Studio 2 was then closed to the public for years as Nigel Godrich’s private facility, until 2018 when the doors opened once more as a joint venture.

Refurbished to feature a minimalist, collaborative approach marrying a selection of artwork from Nigel’s personal collection and original Jamie Reid panelling, Studio 2 brings a new aesthetic to Strongroom for those in search of a contemporary feel with greater environmental control. A large HD projector shines onto a screen behind the mix position and optional coloured lighting with low-noise dimmers allow for full lighting customisation.

Centered around a one-of-a-kind Dalcon console, and with the Strongroom-staple Boxer main monitors, the studio also offers Kii Audio, NS10 and Auratone nearfields along with a selection of classic vintage synthesizers (Moog, Juno, Transcendent 2000 etc). The booth houses a Wendel & Lung upright piano with a clear line of sight to the mix position and exterior windows.

A 32 I/O Pro Tools HDX2 system with an exhaustive list of plugins runs tirelessly on a Mac Pro 6.1 dustbin or, for the analogue fans, a 3M 24-track tape machine and oodles of classic compressors. Outboard effects include AMS, Eventide, Roland and an EMT 140 plate reverb, plus the usual floating Strongroom arsenal available on request.

Hugely versatile and implemented to the highest technical standard with one of the country’s most respected producers, Strongroom 2 is not to be missed.

 

“Studio 2 is a great sounding control room and a perfect home for my mixing setup. I love working there.
It is a calm focused oasis” – Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters)

 

Equipment list

Console

Dalcon (32 Channels) with GML fader automation

Monitoring

Coastal Acoustics Boxer T5
Kii THREE
Yamaha NS10 (with BK XXLS400 sub)
Auratone C5

Pro Tools & Converters

Pro Tools HDX2 (32 in / 32 out)
Apogee Rosetta 200

Computer Specs

Mac Pro 6,1
3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
64 GB RAM
AMD FirePro D500
OS X 10.13.2

Tape Machine

3M M79 24 track 2″
Studer A800 MkIII 16 and 24 track 2″
Ampex ATR 102 two track 1/2″

Synchroniser

Avid Sync HD

 

Mic Pre-amps & EQs

1x API 512b
1x API 512c
12 x API 550A
API 560b

Dynamics

EAR 660
Smart Research C2
Universal Audio 175
4x Urei 1176LN

Reverbs & Effects

AMS dmx 15-80
DeltaLab Effectron II
Eventide H9000
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
Roland DC-30
Roland SPH-323

Backline

Moog Minimoog Model D
Moog Subsequent 37
Powertran Transcendent 2000
Roland Juno 60

Wendl & Lung 122 upright piano

 

 

 

Software & Plug-ins

Antares Auto Tune Pro
Apple Logic X
Audio Ease Altiverb 7 XL
BombFactory all bundles
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 5
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 – Diamond – In-Phase  – Tape, Tubes & Transistors – Vocal Rider

 

 

Enquiries intending to record using multitrack tape machines should make this known at the time of booking or a minimum of 5 working days prior to the session date to allow time for tape-sourcing, routine lineup and servicing.

Large selection of mics, synths, effects, pedals and toys available on request. Click here for details. 

Downloadable studio floorplan and information sheet available from here