This is where it all began. Featuring a phenomenal sounding double-height live room and a massive Neve VR60 console, SR1 is the premium Strongroom experience.
With capacity for full band, classic or jazz ensembles, drum recording, piano or vocal sessions, and additional booth and isolation areas, this is a prime choice for a wide range of projects. Jamie Reid visuals and plenty of natural light contribute to the comfortable environment where countless hit records have been produced for over 30 years.
For me there is no better room in London. Over the past 4 years, this is the room I have used for the vast majority of music I have mixed and produced. Not only is a great mixing room, it's also a fantastic versatile recording space.
Studio 1 just sounds great, and now that the pillar has gone it has another level of versatility.
The live room sounds great with a controllable but definite character that we exploited so it is an intrinsic part of 'RELAXER'. 5 stars would go again!
In the control room, acoustics by Harris Grant and Boxer/Chevin monitoring combine to create an exceptional listening space, with a choice of Genelec 1032 and Yamaha NS10 near fields. The Neve VR60 Legend, with Encore automation & Total Recall, offers legendary sonic quality and versatility. A 56 I/O Pro Tools HDX2 with Hear Back personal monitoring mixers, and 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 into portable racking with a further selection of spring reverbs, tape delays and other toys available on request.
A selection of instant classics (and a few legendary anthems) made recently in this very room!