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.
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.
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!
The choice of Calrec console provides a distinctive, adaptable front-end. The room is designed for ease of use, either in an ‘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.
A selection of instant classics (and a few legendary anthems) made recently in this very room!