Studio 1

Epic tracking studio with a vast spec featuring a 72 channel vintage EMI Neve console - one of the rarest desks in the world.

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The legendary The Church Studios relaunched in 2014. However, this time with Grammy and Academy Award-winning music producer, musician and songwriter Paul Epworth at the helm. One of the most celebrated UK Record Producers of his generation, Paul has transformed The Church. As a result exciting, new culturally significant studios have been born.

The beating heart of this historic and spectacular building is The Church Studio 1. An epic tracking room with expansive floorspace, triple height ceiling, and vast equipment spec. Taking centre stage in the studio is one of the rarest recording and mixing desks in the world, a 72 channel vintage EMI Neve console. It’s the only one of its kind in London. Comprised of two halves – one which lived at Abbey Road, where it recorded hits such as Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, and the other at the famous Pathe Marconi studios in Paris – this is an incredible piece of kit. The size of it alone is a sight to behold; however the vintage quality and warmth it creates is what gives everyone a real fever pitch.

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The sound of the room alone is massive, however by implementing a number of panels, screens and amp cupboards you have a large variety of acoustic options. One of the old church booths has been converted into a large recording booth which can accommodate drums, and there are countless nooks and crannies around the building that can be exploited, for example the church spire which makes a brilliant echo chamber.

Paul has designed Studio 1 to be a completely ‘no-bars’ recording experience. Cast an eye over the full equipment spec to see all of what’s on offer, from both the analogue and digital domains.

EMI Neve 72 Channels with 1091 EQ/Pre modules
Quested SB10 Passive Subwoofer
Guzauski-Swist GS-3A Stereo Monitor System
Yamaha NS10M Monitors
Quad II Forty Mono Power Amp (x2) (Currently Unavailable)
Tannoy Super Red SRM 15X Monitors
Quad 540F Amp (x2)
EAR 890 Power Amp
Acoustic Energy AE22 Pro Active Monitors
Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer (x6)
Sound Devices HX-3 Headphone Amp
Aviom AN-16 AD Converter
Multitracks / Hard Disc Recording
Studer A80 Tape Recorder
Endless Analogue CLASP Tape-Machine Interface
Avid HDX 2
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (x3)
Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core
MIDI Controllers
Otari MTR 12 2 Track 1/4″ Machine
Mic Pres
EAR 824 M Mic Preamp (x2)
Chandler Limited TG2 EMI Special Edition Mic Preamp (x2)
API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Preamp
Tube-Tech PE 1B Program EQ
Radial PhazeQ EQ
Maag EQ4 Six Band EQ
EMI TG12414 Filter
API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)
Valley People Dyna-mite Compressor/Limiter
Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor (x2)
SSL XL G Series Bus Compressor
RCA BA-6A Limiter
PYE 842678/001 Mono Compressor (x2)
Neve 2252 Compressor (x2)
Neve 33609 Limiter/Compressor
Lisson Grove R-124 Compressor
Empirical Labs Fatso Tape Simulator
Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter POM Clone
Elysia Nvelope Dynamics Processor (x2)
Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor with “British Mode” Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate (x2)
EAR 660 Tube Compressor/Limiter
BSS DPR-402 Dual Compressor/De-esser/Limiter
Alesis 3630 Dual Mono/Stereo Compressor
Realistic Electronic Reverb
Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor
Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor
Knas Ekdahl Moisturiser Spring Reverb
Klark Teknik DN780 Digital Reverb
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
Alesis Midiverb Signal Processor
AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
Delays & FX Processors
Roland SDD-320 Dimension D Vintage Chorus
MXR Flanger/Doubler (x2)
Lexicon MPX-500 Dual Channel Processor
Focusrite Voicebox Channel Strip
DBX FS900 Rack
DBX 120X Subharmonic Synthesizer
Echopet EP-100 Echo/Delay Unit
AMS S-DMX Dual Channel Digital Delay
Yamaha E1010 Analogue Delay
Thermionic Culture Vulture Stereo Valve Distortion
TC Electronics TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay/Effects Processor
Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box (x2)
EAR Wedgelt DI (x2)
Sontronics Saturn
Sontronics Apollo
Shure SM57 (x6)
Shure Beta 57A (x2)
Sennheiser MD 441 (Currently Unavailable)
Shure Beta 56A
Sennheiser Blackfire 521 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421-U-5 (x4)
Royer R-121 Ribbon (x2)
Neumann U 87 A (x2)
Neumann U 87 (x2)
Neumann U 47 FET
Neumann KM 86i (x2)
Neumann KM 84i (x2)
Korby KAT System 67 Capsule
Korby KAT System 251 Capsule
Electrovoice RE 20
Coles 4038 (x2)
Bruel & Kjaer 4006 (x2)
Beyerdynamic M 201 N (x4)
Altec 175 A (x2) (Currently Unavailable)
AKG The Tube
AKG D 19
AKG D 12 E
AKG C 451 EB
AKG C 451 E
AKG C 414 EB
Selmer Truevoice
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus
Leslie 122 Speaker Cabinet
Marshall JMP
Fender Champ 600
Ampeg B-15N Portaflex
Keyboards & Synthesisers
Yamaha VSS-30 (Circuit Bent)
Yamaha DX1
Yamaha CS-80
Steinway Model D Grand Piano
Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus Analogue
Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 (Currently Unavailable)
Roland TB-303
Roland SPV-355
Roland SH-5
Philips Philicorda GM760
Roland Paraphonic-505
Novation SL Mk II 61 Keyboard Controller
Mellotron M400
Korg PS-3300
Korg Poly 800 MKII
Korg PS-3010
Hammond B3
Korg 700S
Fender Rhodes ’73
Doepfer A-100 Modular System
Bechstein Upright Piano
Bridgeport Organ Company Harmonium
ARP 2600 Analog Synth
ARP 1613 Sequencer
Tama Rotary Toms
Premier Royal Engineers Marching Bass Drum
Premier Marching Bass Drum
Gon Bops Fiesta Djembe
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1075 Quinto
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1150 Conga
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1225 Tumba
Gon Bops Mariano Series Bongos
DAW System
Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (x3)
Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core
Avid Pro Tools 11 HD
Apple OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)
Apple Logic Pro X
Apple Logic Pro 9
Ableton Live 9
GForce Software M-Tron Pro
Synchro Arts VocALign
Plugin Alliance SPL DrumXChanger
Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3
Plugin Alliance Maag EQ
Celemony Melodyne Editor 4
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle
Arturia Prophet V2
Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle
Arturia Moog Modular V2
Arturia Jupiter-8 V2
Arturia Minimoog V2
Arturia CS-80
Arturia ARP2600 V2
Antares Auto-Tune Live
Xfer Records Serum
Xfer Records LFO Tool
Xfer Records Cthulhu
Waves SSL 4000 Collection
Wavesfactory TrackSpacer
Waves Mercury
Waves Abbey Road Collection
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Valhalla Uber Mod
Valhalla Shimmer
Valhalla Space Modulator
Valhalla Room
Valhalla Freq Echo
UAD All Plugins Collection
URS Saturation
Sugar Bytes WOW
Sugar Bytes Unique
Sugar Bytes Vogue
Sugar Bytes Turnado
Sugar Bytes Thesys
Sugar Bytes Robotronic
Sugar Bytes Effectrix
Sugar Bytes Artillery2
Sugar Bytes Consequence
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
Sonic Charge Synplant
Soundtoys Soundtoys 5
Softube Volume 1
Softube Tube-Tech Classic Channel
Softube Tape
Softube Console 1
Softube Modular
Softube Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Smart Electronix s(M)exoscope
Smart Electronix SupaTrigga
Smart Electronix SupaPhase
Smart Electronix KTGranulator
Smart Electronix MadShifta
Smart Electronix Cyanide 2.0
Smart Electronix Crazy Ivan
Smart Electronix Bouncy
Sinevibes Complete AudioUnit Pack
Rhythmic Robot Tubes and Wires
Rhythmic Robot Snaps and Claps
Rhythmic Robot Loopscape
Rhythmic Robot Jennings
Rhythmic Robot Logan Complete
Rhythmic Robot Beat Combo
Prosoniq Morph
Overloud Breverb
Output Rev
Output Exhale
Oli Larkin Endless Series
NUSofting Combo Sister
NUSofting daHornet
Native Instruments Reaktor 6
Native Instruments Flesh
Native Instruments Komplete 10
Michael Norris SoundMagic Spectral Beta 6
Massey Plugin Bundle
iZotope Stutter Edit
iZotope Trash 2
iZotope Spectron
iZotope Iris 2
iZotope Ozone 7
IK Multimedia T-RackS
IK Multimedia Total Studio
IK Multimedia Amplitube 4
Gforce M-Tron
Gforce impOSCar
Fxpansion Tremor
Fxpansion Etch Filtering
FXpansion Geist
Expert Sleepers Silent Way
FXpansion DCAM: Synth Squad
Expert Sleepers Oomingmak
Expert Sleepers Augustus Loop
Eventide Reverb 2016 Stereo Room
Eventide Omnipressor
Eventide H3000 Factory
DDMF Metaplugin AU to AAX wrapper
Avid Tel-Ray Variable Delay
Big Tick Cheeze Machine
Avid Air Tools
Audio Ease Speakerphone 2
Audio Ease Altiverb 7
Audio Damage Vapor Chorus
Audio Damage Tattoo Drum Synth Sequencer
Audio Damage Rough Rider Pro Multi-Band Compressor
Audio Damage Ronin Modular Multi-FX
Audio Damage Ricochet Delay
Audio Damage Reverence Reverb
Audio Damage Replicant Buffer Effects
Audio Damage Ratshack v2.0 Reverb
Audio Damage Phosphor Vintage Digital Polysynth
Audio Damage Panstation Panner & Tremolo
Audio Damage Phase Two Stereo Phaser
Audio Damage Liquid Flanger
Audio Damage Kombinat Distortion
Audio Damage Fluid Chorus
Audio Damage Filter Station Stereo FIlter & Envelope Follower
Audio Damage Eos Algorithmic Reverb
Audio Damage Dr. Device filter/delay
Audio Damage DubStation Delay
Audio Damage BigSeq2 Effects Sequencer
Audio Damage Discord Pitch-Shifting Delay
Audio Damage Axon Sequencer/Synth
Audio Damage Automaton Cellular Automata
Audio Damage ADverb Digital Plate Reverb
Audio Damage 914 Fixed Filter Bank
ApulSoft ApTrigga 3
Antares Auto-Tune EFX 3
Abbey Road TG Mastering Pack
Antares AVOX 4
Abbey Road TG12413 Limiter
Abbey Road Brilliance Pack