Studio Manager - Stuart Matthews
Chief Engineer - Rick Dowding
Owner - Geoff Barrow
Owner - Julian Hill ( Gobz )
This website is a micro website there will be an extensive
official website up in the future. Use the link at the bottom
of this site. If you book time at the studio and mention this site
i.e. `Gobz State of Art Micro Site` then you will receive a 10 %
reduction on your final bill.
Gobz opened the studio commercially in 1991. At that time the facility
provided recording services and rehearsal rooms. The engineers there
were : Gobz and Shaun Atkins ( both later in Whores of Babylon and Soundisciples
), Dave McDonald ( now formally of Portishead )
By 1997 Geoff Barrow from `Portishead`
had bought into the studio and it was privatised for a time. By late
1999 the studio under went a massive equipment revamp and it was reopened
to the public together with the appointment of Stuart Matthews as manager
and Rick Dowding ( formerly manager of `The Coach House Studios, Clifton,
Bristol ) as chief Engineer.
WHATS IT LIKE ?
You can see from the pictures included here taken in 2000 the size
of the Control room which is much larger than the majority of studios
and over the years a feature that has proved very popular with artists.
For more info see the official site.
WHO HAS RECORDED THERE ?
Most of the product featured on the `302 Music Junction` network
of sites, both Soundisciples albums, the majority of the recording on the last 2 Portishead albums
and a whole bunch of other stuff ( see official site ). Please note
that the studio is not just for bands with record deals, it also caters
for the needs of local bands.
WHAT SPEC / KIT DO YOU GUYS
HAVE THERE ?
( and please don`t blind me with too much science ! )
Control Room 6.5m x 6.5m
Live Room 6.5m x 6.5m
Isolation Room 1 4.0m x 3.0m
Isolation Room 2 4.0m x 3.0m
Large sunny relaxation
room with T.V., etc.
Secure Parking and easy access to local amenities, shops and
Part Of The Live Room
DDA MR24, 60 track automated mixdown desk, a wacking great mixing
desk on loan from the federation starship Voyager ( only joking ).
Soundcraft Saturn 824 2" MTR, 2" 24 track analogue multitrack recorder
RADAR24 Digital MTR, a digital hard disk multitrack recorder
Yamaha NS10M speaker monitors
ATC SCM100A speaker monitors ( we had to re-mortgage our houses
for these ! )
Loads of analogue and digital FX and processing units
A collection of top spec Neumann, Akg and Shure microphones
An upright piano ( in good nick ! )
Computers, Dat mastering machines and an HHB CD recorder
Rick In The Control Room
SOUNDS COOL, NOW WHAT ?
If you are interested further in the Studio then please visit the
official site when it is up and running or use the contacts at the top
of this site. Remember to quote this site for a 10 % reduction on your
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