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.

* Denotes Floating Equipment (shared between studios, subject to availability).
EMI Neve 72 Channels with 1091 EQ/Pre modules
Bryston 4B Power Amp
EAR 890 Power Amp
Guzauski-Swist GS-3A Stereo Monitor System
Quad II Forty Mono Power Amp (x2) (Currently Unavailable)
Quested SB10 Passive Subwoofer
Tannoy Super Red SRM 15X Monitors
Yamaha NS10M Monitors
Mackie SRM1801 Subwoofer*
Realistic Minimus 7 Monitors (x2)*
Tannoy/Manley ML10 Monitors*
Guitar Pedals (All Floating)
Moogerfooger MF-103 12-stage Phaser
Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator
Moogerfooger MF-101 Low Pass Filter
Metasonix TM-1 Vacuum-Tube Waveshaper and Ring Modulator
Meris Ottobit
Meris Zona
Mantic Flex
Maestro Rhythm ‘N Sound for Guitar
Line 6 D14 Delay Modular Pedal
Korg Microsampler
Korg MS-04
Korg Kaossilator
Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss HC-2 Hand Clapper
Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner (x2)
Boss VT-1 Voice Transformer
Butler Audio Tube Driver
Carlsbro Mantis
Chandler Limited Germanium Drive
Colorsound Wah
Death By Audio Ghost Delay
Death By Audio Harmonic Transformer
Death By Audio Robot
Death By Audio Soundwave Breakdown
Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation
Devi Ever FX Godzilla Fuzz
Digitana Hi-Fli
DOD FX90 Analogue Delay
Electro Harmonix Foot Controller (for 16 Second Delay)
Electro Harmonix Freeze Sound Retainer
Electro Harmonix HOG Guitar Synthesizer
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Electro Harmonix Key9 Electric Piano Machine
Electro Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe
Electro Harmonix Octave Multiplexer
Electro Harmonix Pocket Metal Muff
Electro Harmonix Ravish Sitar
Electro Harmonix Superego Synth Engine
Electro Harmonix 16 Second Delay
Eventide Modfactor
Eventide Pitchfactor
Eventide Timefactor
Fender Blender Fuzz
Fredric Harmonic Perculator
Fredric Kl*n Buffer (x2)
Hologram Dream Sequence
Ibanez Tube Screamer
Ibanez UE405 Multi-effects
JHS Colour Box
Klon Centaur Overdrive
Kilpatrick Vibroman
Korg Kaoss Pad
Moog MF-107 FreqBox
Moogerfooger MF-105 MuRF
Mu-Tron Bi-Phase Phase Shifter
Mu-Tron Flanger
MXR Phase 90
Oberheim P-100 Phasor
Rangemaster Treble Booster
Roland Phase II AP-2
Strymon Blue Sky Reverb
Strymon Deco
Strymon Flint
Wampler Faux Tape Echo
Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer (x6)
Aviom AN-16 AD Converter
Beyerdynamic DT-150 Headphones (x4)
Sound Devices HX-3 Headphone Amp
Beyerdynamic DT-100 Headphones (x9)*
Beyerdynamic DT-250 Headphones (x3)*
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro Headphones (x10)*
EAR HP4 Headphone Amplifier*
Multitracks / Hard Disc Recording
Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (x3)
Avid HDX 2
Endless Analogue CLASP Tape-Machine Interface
Studer A80 Tape Recorder
MIDI Controllers
Kawai MP10 Stage Piano
M-Audio Oxygen 49 (x2)*
Novation SL Mk II 61 Keyboard Controller (x2)*
Studer C37 Tape Machine
Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder*
Otari MTR 12 2 Track 1/4″ Machine*
Mic Pres
API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Preamp
Chandler Limited TG2 EMI Special Edition Mic Preamp (x2)
EAR 824 M 2-Channel Mic Preamp (x2)
Telefunken V72 Mic Pre-Amp (x4)*
Universal Audio 610-A (x2)*
API 550B Discrete 4 Band EQ (x2)
API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)
EMI TG12414 Filter
Pultec EPQ-1s
Radial PhazeQ EQ (x2)
Tube-Tech PE 1B Program EQ
EMI TG12412*
Pultec EQP-1* (Currently Unavailable)
Alesis 3630 Dual Mono/Stereo Compressor
BSS DPR-402 Dual Compressor/De-esser/Limiter
Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate
EAR 660 Tube Compressor/Limiter (Currently Unavailable)
Elysia Nvelope Dynamics Processor
EMI TG12413 Limiter (x2)
Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor with “British Mode” Compressor/Limiter (x2)
Empirical Labs Fatso Tape Simulator
Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter POM Clone
Lisson Grove R-124 Compressor
Neve 2252 Compressor (x2)
Neve 33609/C Limiter/Compressor
PYE 842678/001 Mono Compressor (x2)
RCA BA-6A Limiter
SSL XL G Series Bus Compressor
Tube-Tech CL 1A Tube Compressor
Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor
Urei 1176 Silverface
Valley People Dyna-mite Compressor/Limiter
EMI RS168 Zener Limiter*
Danelectro Electric Sitar-Guitar*
Dobro 1931*
Martin D-15M Acoustic Guitar*
ROLI Lightpad Block (x4)*
ROLI Loop Block*
Alesis Midiverb Signal Processor
AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
EMT 250 Plate Reverb*
Klark Teknik DN780 Digital Reverb
Knas Ekdahl Moisturiser Spring Reverb
Realistic Electronic Reverb
EMT 140 Plate Reverb*
Delays & FX Processors
AMS S-DMX Dual Channel Digital Delay
DBX FS900 Rack
DBX 120X Subharmonic Synthesizer
Focusrite Voicebox Channel Strip
Lexicon MPX-500 Dual Channel Processor
MXR Flanger/Doubler
Roland SDD-320 Dimension D Vintage Chorus
TC Electronics TC 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay/Effects Processor
Thermionic Culture Vulture Stereo Valve Distortion
Binson Echorec 2*
Digitana VCS3 CV & Gate Interface*
Digitana VCS3 Matrix Interface*
Elektron Analog Heat*
EMS AKS Synthi*
EMS Vocoder System 3000* (Currently Unavailable)
Echoplex EP-2*
EAR Wedgelt DI (x2)
Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box (x3)
ART ZDirect Passive DI Box (x3)*
Avalon U5 Direct Box/Instrument Preamplifier*
AKG C 414 EB
AKG C 451 EB
AKG D 12 E
AKG The Tube
Altec 175 A (x2) (Currently Unavailable)
Beyerdynamic M 201 N (x4)
Bruel & Kjaer 4006 (x2)
Coles 4038 (x2)
Korby KAT System 67 Capsule
Korby KAT System 251 Capsule
Neumann KM 86i (x2)
Neumann KM 84i (x2)
Neumann KU 100 Binaural Head
Neumann U 47 FET (Currently Unavailable)
Neumann U 87 A (x2)
Neumann U 87 (x2)
Royer R-121 Ribbon (x2)
Sennheiser Blackfire 521 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421-U-5 (x4)
Sennheiser MD 441 (Currently Unavailable)
Shure Beta 56A
Shure SM57 (x6)
Sontronics Apollo
AKG D19 Bk Hi*
AKG C12*
AKG C24*
AKG D 19*
AKG D19 E*
Electrovoice RE 20*
Josephson e22s (x4)*
Neumann KMS 105*
Neumann M49 (x2)*
Neumann TLM 170 (x2)*
Neumann U47 Valve*
Neumann U67*
Schoeps KF M6 Binaural Head*
Shure Beta 57A (x3)*
Shure SM7B*
Shure SM57 (x2)*
Shure SM58 (x3)*
Sony C-35p (x2)*
Sony C-36p (x2)*
Sony C-48 (x2)*
Ampeg B-15N Portaflex
Leslie 122 Speaker Cabinet
Marshall JMP 100w Head
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus
Aguilar Tone Hammer 500*
Fender Champ 600* (Currently Unavailable)
Fender Deluxe Reverb*
Fender Twin Reverb ’67 Silverface
Hiwatt Custom Head 100 Watt*
Selmer Truevoice*
Keyboards & Synthesisers
ARP 1613 Sequencer
ARP 2600 Analog Synth
Bechstein Upright Piano
Bridgeport Organ Company Harmonium
Buchla LEM-208
Buchla Music Easel
Casio CZ-101
Doepfer A-100 Modular System
Doepfer A-100 Modular System
Fender Rhodes ’73
Hammond B3
Korg MS-20 Mini
Korg Poly 800 MKII
Korg 700S
Korg PS-3300
Mellotron M400
Moog System iiiP Modular System
Novation SL Mk II 61 Keyboard Controller
Oberheim OB-X
Philips Philicorda GM760
Roland Paraphonic-505
Roland SH-5
Roland SPV-355
Roland TB-303*
Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus Analogue
Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 (Currently Unavailable)
Steinway Model D Grand Piano
Yamaha CS-80
Yamaha DX1
Yamaha VSS-30 (Circuit Bent)
Casio Casiotone MT-68*
Casio CK-1*
Casio SK-5 Sampling Keyboard*
Crumar Spirit*
EMS The Cricklewood*
Ensoniq ASR-10*
Farfisa Syntorchestra*
Gleeman Pentaphonic*
Hohner Pianet T*
Korg King Korg*
Korg Poly 800 MkII* (Currently Unavailable)
Korg 700s* (Currently Unavailable)
Mellotron M4000D*
Moog Memorymoog*
Moog MiniMoog Model D 1970s*
Oberheim Matrix-12*
Oberheim OB-1* (Currently Unavailable)
Roland Jupiter-6*
Roland Jupiter-8*
ROLI Seaboard*
Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus*
Drum Machines (All Floating)
Arturia Drumbrute (Currently Unavailable)
Dave Smith Instruments Tempest
EKO ComputeRhythm
E-MU SP-1200 (Currently Unavailable)
Linn Electronics LinnDrum (Currently Unavailable)
Roland TR-808 (Currently Unavailable)
Roland TR-909
Roland CR-8000
Simmons Clap Trap
Simmons SDS-V (Currently Unavailable)
Simmons SDS-800
Moog Compliment B Sequencer
KOMA Komplex Sequencer*
Korg SQ-1 Step Sequencer (x2)*
Ludwig Black Beauty 1970s Snare Drum
Paiste Full Crash “16
Paiste Hi-Hat 14″
Paiste Splash 12″
Ludwig LM400 Snare Drum*
Ludwig Mahogany Vintage 1938 Snare Drum*
Ludwig Super Classic Drum Kit (20″ Kick / 12″ Tom / 13″ Tom / 16″ Floor Tom)*
Ludwig Vistalite Snare Drum*
Paiste Ride “20*
Pearl Piccolo Brass Snare Drum*
Zildjian Avedis 22″ Ride*
Zildjian 14″ A New Beat Hi-Hats*
Gon Bops Fiesta Djembe
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1150 Conga
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1075 Quinto
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1225 Tumba
Gon Bops Mariano Series Bongos
Premier Marching Bass Drum
Premier Royal Engineers Marching Bass Drum
Tama Rotary Toms
Assorted Percussion*
DAW System
Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (x3)
Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo
Ableton Live 9
Apple Logic Pro 9
Apple Logic Pro X
Apple OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)
Avid Pro Tools 11 HD
Portable Interfaces (All Floating)
Apogee Duet 2
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Abbey Road TG Mastering Pack
Abbey Road TG12413 Limiter
Antares Auto-Tune EFX 3
Antares Auto-Tune Live
Antares AVOX 4
ApulSoft ApTrigga 3
Arturia ARP2600 V2
Arturia CS-80
Arturia Jupiter-8 V2
Arturia Minimoog V2
Arturia Moog Modular V2
Arturia Prophet V2
Audio Damage ADverb Digital Plate Reverb
Audio Damage Automaton Cellular Automata
Audio Damage Axon Sequencer/Synth
Audio Damage BigSeq2 Effects Sequencer
Audio Damage Discord Pitch-Shifting Delay
Audio Damage Dr. Device filter/delay
Audio Damage DubStation Delay
Audio Damage Eos Algorithmic Reverb
Audio Damage Filter Station Stereo FIlter & Envelope Follower
Audio Damage Fluid Chorus
Audio Damage Kombinat Distortion
Audio Damage Liquid Flanger
Audio Damage Panstation Panner & Tremolo
Audio Damage Phase Two Stereo Phaser
Audio Damage Phosphor Vintage Digital Polysynth
Audio Damage Ratshack v2.0 Reverb
Audio Damage Replicant Buffer Effects
Audio Damage Reverence Reverb
Audio Damage Ricochet Delay
Audio Damage Ronin Modular Multi-FX
Audio Damage Rough Rider Pro Multi-Band Compressor
Audio Damage Tattoo Drum Synth Sequencer
Audio Damage Vapor Chorus
Audio Damage 914 Fixed Filter Bank
Audio Ease Altiverb 7
Audio Ease Speakerphone 2
Avid Air Tools
Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle
Avid Tel-Ray Variable Delay
Big Tick Cheeze Machine
Celemony Melodyne Editor 4
DDMF Metaplugin AU to AAX wrapper
Eventide Reverb 2016 Stereo Room
Expert Sleepers Augustus Loop
Expert Sleepers Oomingmak
Expert Sleepers Silent Way
Eventide H3000 Factory
Eventide Omnipressor
FXpansion DCAM: Synth Squad
Fxpansion Etch Filtering
FXpansion Geist
Fxpansion Tremor
Gforce impOSCar
Gforce M-Tron
GForce Software M-Tron Pro
IK Multimedia Amplitube 4
IK Multimedia Total Studio
IK Multimedia T-RackS
iZotope Iris 2
iZotope Ozone 7
iZotope Spectron
iZotope Stutter Edit
iZotope Trash 2
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle
Massey Plugin Bundle
Michael Norris SoundMagic Spectral Beta 6
Native Instruments Flesh
Native Instruments Komplete 10
Native Instruments Reaktor 6
NUSofting Combo Sister
NUSofting daHornet
Oli Larkin Endless Series
Output Rev
Overloud Breverb
Output Exhale
Plugin Alliance Maag EQ
Plugin Alliance SPL DrumXChanger
Prosoniq Morph
Rhythmic Robot Beat Combo
Rhythmic Robot Jennings
Rhythmic Robot Logan Complete
Rhythmic Robot Loopscape
Rhythmic Robot Snaps and Claps
Rhythmic Robot Tubes and Wires
Sinevibes Complete AudioUnit Pack
Smart Electronix Bouncy
Smart Electronix Crazy Ivan
Smart Electronix Cyanide 2.0
Smart Electronix KTGranulator
Smart Electronix MadShifta
Smart Electronix s(M)exoscope
Smart Electronix SupaPhase
Smart Electronix SupaTrigga
Softube Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Softube Console 1
Softube Modular
Softube Tape
Softube Tube-Tech Classic Channel
Softube Volume 1
Sonic Charge Synplant
Soundtoys Soundtoys 5
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
Sugar Bytes Artillery2
Sugar Bytes Consequence
Sugar Bytes Effectrix
Sugar Bytes Robotronic
Sugar Bytes Thesys
Sugar Bytes Turnado
Sugar Bytes Unique
Sugar Bytes Vogue
Sugar Bytes WOW
Synchro Arts VocALign
Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3
UAD All Plugins Collection
URS Saturation
Valhalla Freq Echo
Valhalla Room
Valhalla Shimmer
Valhalla Space Modulator
Valhalla Uber Mod
Valhalla Vintage Verb
Waves Abbey Road Collection
Wavesfactory TrackSpacer
Waves Mercury
Waves SSL 4000 Collection
Xfer Records Cthulhu
Xfer Records LFO Tool
Xfer Records Serum
Antares Auto-Tune Pro