|South Tythe Studio, Bisley|
I built this facility back in 2006, specifically so I had somewhere warm, dry and intimate to work - where I could concentrate on song-writing, without the distraction of the telephone and without disturbing the neighbours..
The studio is mostly computer (PC) based. Although I tend to do most of my productions 'in the box', I have a small collection of analogue outboard kit, and a 32-channel digital mixing desk to handle all the routing and monitoring tasks.
The control room is fully sound-proofed and treated to enable same-room vocal and instrument recording.
Downstairs is a 'live' drum area, with two way video communication to the control room. We often put noisy extension guitar speaker cabinets there, so that we can get great 'loud' guitar sounds, without having to crank-up the monitors in the control room.
All the digital gear is word-clock synced, to maximise sonic clarity by avoiding jitter.
We are completely equipped for mobile multi-channel (32-track) location/live recording, using high performance lap-top and small-footprint, high quality Focusrite A/D and D/A conversion.
The studio is also equipped for small-scale video post-production.
What don't we do?
Well the studio isn't really big enough for in-the-round 'live' band recording, and is therefore not suitable for traditional rehearsal sessions.
This isn't a commercial 'hit factory' - it's not available as a dry hire for independent producers to come in and run their own projects.
We are a friendly bunch of enthusiastic people - we are in this for the music, so please don't be put-off by the previous paragraph.