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RECORDING STUDIOS

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Classic Sound - Modern Design

The Studio

Established in 2006, London Road Studios are based in the historic market town of Baldock, Hertfordshire, just off of junction 9 from the A1(M) The studio is a modern hybrid facility, featuring classic analogue equipment, partnered with cutting edge digital hardware and software, to cater for any audio production or musical style.

The Studio spans over 132 m2, and features a large, acoustically-tuned live room with a custom

designed air conditioned control room and isolation room.

The Studio has a multi DAW setup, with the latest versions of Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro and Steinberg Cubase and features Industry standard recording hardware.

 

We have a complete library of software plugins from Universal Audio, Slate, Waves, Soundtoys and Native Instruments. The studio also has a collection of vintage and modern guitar and bass amplifiers (inc cabs) a great selection of drums, snares and cymbals and a large microphone collection. 

 

GALLERY

EQUIPMENT

 

Hardware / Outboard

Apple Mac Mini (latest) 

3.2GHz 6-core Core i7 CPU / 64GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM / 1TB SSD HD

2x Universal Audio Apollo X8P

Audio Interface + x16 mic pres with 'Unison' (Neve, Api, SSL, UA) 

Focusrite Scarlett 8pre

8 Channel Mic Pre 

Kemper Profiler Rack

Digital Modelling Amplifier for Guitar & Bass

Revox PR99 Mk2 (1/4" reel to reel tape recorder)

Shadow Hills - Dual Vandergraph 500 (comp) 

 x2 Q2 Audio Complex - F765 500 (comp / limiter)

Manley Massive Passive

Manley Vox Box

Native Instruments - Komplete Kontrol S49 Key Controller

Universal Audio - UAD 2 OCTO (8 core) 

88 Key - Hammer action digital piano 

Audio Linear 'Sienna' (mastering grade monitors)

Adam Audio T7V

DAWS:

Cubase Pro 10.5
Pro Tools
(latest version / subscription) 

Logic Pro X

Software

Plug Ins: 

Universal Audio - Complete, UAD 2 Powered Plugins

Slate Digital - VMR, VCC, VTM, VBC, VMS, FG-X

Soundtoys - Complete Set

Waves - Diamond & Mecury Bundles, SSL 4000

Native Instruments - Komplete 11 Ultimate 

Guitar & Bass Amps / Cabs

Amps:

Ampeg - SVT-CL (300 watt all valve bass head)

Ashdown - ABM 500 (500w solid state bass head)

Blackstar - HT Stage 100 (100 watt all valve head)

Fender - Blues Deluxe (all valve, 1x12 combo)

Fender - Pro 100 (1982, 2x12 combo) 

Marshall - JVM410H (100 watt all valve head)

Orange - AD30 (30 watt all valve head)

Vox - AC30 C2 (30 watt all valve 2x12 combo)

Cabs:

Ampeg - SVT 810e (8x10 bass cab, 800 watts)

Ashdown - ABM 410 (4x10 bass cab, 500 watts)

Ashdown - ABM 115 (1x15 bass cab, 500 watts)

Marshall - JCM 800, (4x12 cab, 350 watts)

Marshall - JCM 900, (4x12 cab, 350 watts)

Orange - PPC212OB (2x12 open back cab 300w)

Orange PPC212 (2x12 closed back cab 350w)

Microphones

AKG - C414 XLS (Stereo Matched Pair)

AKG - D112 (bass / kick drum mic)

Aston - Origin

Audix - D(tom mic) x2

Audix - D4 (tom mic) x2

Audix - D6 (bass / kick drum mic)

Audix - i5 (snare / instrument mic)

Audix - SCX1-HC

SE Electronics -  SE5 (stereo matched pair)

SE Electronics - T2

SE Electronics - X1R (Ribbon) 

Sennheiser - E609

Sennheiser - MD421 x2

Shure - Beta 52A (bass / kick drum mic)

Shure - Beta 57A

Shure - SM7B

Shure - SM57 x4

Slate - ML1 x2

Slate - ML1 Vintage

Slate - ML2 (x5)

Telefunken TF47

 

SHOW REEL

(Pop Melodic) - Midnight DrivesRunning Out Of Reasons
00:00 / 04:11
(Alt) - Dirty HankWearing Thin
00:00 / 02:37
(Acoustic) - RewsCan You Feel It
00:00 / 03:25
(Indie Rock) ColorideMrs Glossip
00:00 / 04:05
(Heavy Rock) - DrinsipaDu Du Du
00:00 / 03:56
(Indie / Alt) - PointsAlicante Shuffle
00:00 / 04:27
(Rock) - Kindred ShinsI Don't Mind
00:00 / 04:24
(Metal) - The Air Turns To AcidPinstripe Grey With Party Welts
00:00 / 02:24
(Funk / Rock) - The Sleep DeepersStill Dreaming
00:00 / 03:58
(Reggae / Ska) - The DefektersLove Revolution
00:00 / 04:09
(Rnb / Vibe) - Flo Well Again
00:00 / 02:58
(Rock) - Electric BlackThrill Of The Chase
00:00 / 03:52
(Metal) - SnakesSick And Tired
00:00 / 03:20
(Classic Swing) - Tim Churchill Come Fly With Me (Cover)
00:00 / 02:47
(Hip Hop / RnB) - SadieWasting My Time
00:00 / 02:30
(Melodic Pop) - Ben DrakeLet There Be Light
00:00 / 04:15
(Alt Rock) - WasteFLP
00:00 / 02:54

PRICES / FEES

 

RECORDING / MIXING PRICES:

BANDS

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm & Weekends
Rec With Engineer / 7 Hour Day / £250

Additional Recording Per Hour / £35

Mixing & Mastering Of Projects / £25ph (or £125 per day)

Rec Without Engineer / 7 Hour Day / £135 *studio dry hire

*Access to all studio mics and amps, with your own engineer, call for details*

Live Demo Recording / £165 (4hrs)

*1 hour rehearsal / 2 hours recording time

includes basic mix-down and master

*1 hour rehearsal used to mic up equipment / get levels with a warm up before recording starts / 1 hour mix-down and master after session,


For non standard working hours (late evenings & overnight sessions)

Call or email to discuss

OTHER REC

Weekdays: 10am - 6pm & Weekends

Drum Tracking (£30 per hour) 

Acoustic Solo or Duos  / £25 per hour 

Piano / Singers / £25 per hour

Backing Track With Vocal Overlay Rec / £30ph

Suits:  Solo Vocalist, Pop / Hip Hop / Drill / Grime / Drum & Bass MC's.

RECORDING PACKAGES

  • VOICE OVER REC 

    1 and 2 hour packages

    We undertake all voice over sessions and have worked with clients such as the BBC & Channel 5. From Peppa Pig to Casualty & The Royal Shakespeare Society, Our high quality recording rooms, reference grade microphones & recording equipment give the best professional results. 

    1hr £30

    2 hrs £55

  • MC PACKAGE

    2 hours in the studio + free mastering

    The best package for MC's of all genres (Hip Hop, Grime, Drill, DnB, Garage Etc) Who would like to MC over their own pre recorded beats or over a backing track. 2 hours is the perfect amount of time to lay down your bars and for us to do an initial mixdown. We'll then master the tracks for no additional cost

    £60

    Usual price £90

  • ACOUSTIC REC

    1 day in the studio + 1 day mix & master

    £££ Saving

    The perfect choice for Acoustic solo, duo or Trio acts and artists. a whole day in the studio to lay down your tracks, we then mix and the master the results at no additional costs. 3-5 acoustic tracks in a day is realistic and perfect as a showreel to get gigs.

    £195

    Usual price £295

  • EP RECORDING

    2 days in the studio + 1 day mixing

    £££ Saving

    Save money on our standard hourly rate,
    A great choice for bands and artists who have 3-4 songs they'd like to record to a radio ready standard.

    £550

    Usual price £675!

 

Established 2006

Opening Hours: Via Appointment Only

Mon-Sun / 10am-11pm