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.

Square Footage & Covid Capacity

Studio 1: 158.3 SqM (15 people max)
Control Room: 20.5 SqM (5 people max)
Booth: 9.7 SqM (2 people max)
Booth: 12.8 SqM (3 people max)
Balcony: 36.6 SqM (8 people max)

Floating equipment is shared between studios, and available on request. It can be viewed here.

EMI Neve with 1091 EQ/Pre modules, 72 Channels (48 io to Pro Tools)

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

Guzauski-Swist GS-3A Stereo Monitor System
Manley Tannoy ML10
Tannoy Super Red SRM 15X
Quested SB10 Passive Subwoofer and MB Controller (x2)
Yamaha NS10M

Bryston 4B
EAR Yoshino 890
Quad 540F (currently unavailable)
Yamaha P1600 (x2)

Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer (x6)
Aviom AN-16 AD Converter
Sound Devices HX-3 Headphone Amp

Apple Mac Pro (2019) 16-Core Intel, 192GB RAM
Black Lion Avid HD 16io (x3)
Avid HDX 2 PCIe (x2)
Universal Audio Octo PCIe

Please enquire well in advance:

Endless Analogue CLASP Tape-Machine Interface
Otari MTR 12 1/4″ (2 Track)
Studer A80 2″ (24 Track)
Studer C37 1/4″ (2 Track)

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

API 3124, 4 Channel
Chandler TG2 EMI, 2 Channel (x2)
EAR 824M, 2 Channel (x2)

API 550B (x2)
API 560 (x2)
EMI TG12414 (x2)
Pultec EPQ-1
Pultec EPQ-1s (currently unavailable)
Tube-Tech PE 1B

Drawmer DS201 Gate
EAR 660
Elysia Nvelope (x2)
EMI TG12413 (x2)
EMI RS168A Zener Prototype
Empirical Labs Distressor (x2)
Empirical Labs Fatso
Fairchild 670, POM Clone
Lisson Grove R-124
Neve 2252 (x2)
Neve 33609 Limiter/Compressor
PYE 842678/001 Mono Compressor (x2)
RCA BA-6A Limiter (currently unavailable)
SSL XL G Series 500
Tube-Tech CL 1A
Universal Audio 1176LN
Urei 1176 LN
Valley People Dyna-mite

AMS RMX16
EMT 140 Plate
EMT 250 Plate
Moog Spring Reverb (located within the Moog modular system)
Lexicon PCM60
Telefunken Echomixer

AMS S-DMX (currently unavailable)
DBX 120X Subharmonic Synthesizer
MXR Flanger/Doubler (currently unavailable)
Thermionic Culture Vulture

EAR Wedgelt (x2)
Little Labs Red Eye DI/Re-amp Box (x3)
Additional control room DIs (Listed in Mic Pre section)

All backline is listed as Floating Equipment, available to clients in all studios upon request and subject to availablility.

Aguilar Tone Hammer 500
Ampeg B-15N Portaflex (x2)
Fender Champ (currently unavailable)
Fender Twin Silverface 1967
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Leslie 122 Speaker Cabinet
Marshall 4×12 Vintage Bass Cabinet
Marshall JMP Mkii 100w Head
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus
Selmer Truevoice
Selmer Zodiac Tremolo 50 Mkii (currently unavailable)

AKG C 414 B-ULS
AKG C 414 EB
AKG C 451 EB
AKG D 12 E
AKG The Tube
Altec 175 A
Beyerdynamic M 201 N (x4)
Bruel & Kjaer 4006 (x2)
Coles 4038 (x2)
DPA 4011 (x2)
Neumann KM 84i (x2)
Neumann KM 86i (x2)
Neumann KU 100 Binaural Head
Neumann U 47 FET (x2)
Neumann U 87 (x2)
Royer R-121 Ribbon (x1)
Sennheiser Blackfire 521 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421-U-5 (x4)
Sennheiser MD 441
Shure SM57 (x6)
Sontronics Apollo

See Floating Equipment for more microphones.

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

ARP 1613 Sequencer
ARP 2600 Analog Synth
Bechstein Upright Piano (please enquire)
Bridgeport Organ Company Harmonium
Doepfer A-100 Modular System
Fender Rhodes ’73
Hammond B3
Kawai MP10 Stage Piano
Korg Poly 800 MKII
Korg PS-3300
Mellotron M400
Moog System iiiP Modular System
Novation SL Mk II 61 Keyboard Controller
Philips Philicorda GM760
Roland Paraphonic-505
Roland SH-5
Roland SPV-355
Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus Analogue
Sequential Circuits Prophet 10
Steinway Model D Grand Piano
Yamaha CS-80 (please enquire)
Yamaha DX1
Yamaha VSS-30 (Circuit Bent)

All MIDI Keyboards are listed as Floating Equipment, available to clients in all studios upon request and subject to availablility.

Arturia Keylab 88 MKii
Arturia Keylab 61 Essential (x2)
Arturia Keystep
M-Audio Oxygen 49
Kawai MP10
Novation SL MkII 61 (x2)

Moog Compliment B Sequencer

Gon Bops Mariano Series Bongos
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1225 Tumba
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1075 Quinto
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1150 Conga
Gon Bops Fiesta Djembe
Premier Marching Bass Drum
Premier Royal Engineers Marching Bass Drum
Tama Rotary Toms

Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (x3)
Avid HDX 2
Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo (x2)

Apple Logic Pro X
Apple OSX 10.15 (Catalina)
Avid Pro Tools Ultimate

Altiverb 7
Antares Auto-tune and various plugins
ApulSoft ApTrigga
Avid AIR Tools
Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle
Expert Sleepers
FXpansion
Gforce impOSCar
Gforce M-Tron
iZotope
Massey
Native Instruments
Oli Larkin Endless Series
Output Sounds
Rhythmic Robot
Sinevibes
Smart Electronix
Softube
Sonic Charge Synplant
Soundtoys
Speakerphone
Sugar Bytes
UAD
Valhalla
Waves v12 Abbey Road Collection
Waves v12 Mercury
Waves v12 SSL 4000 Collection
Wavesfactory TrackSpacer
Xfer Records Cthulhu
Xfer Records LFO Tool
Xfer Records Serum

 

Subject to Availability:

Arturia
Kush
Melodyne
Synchro Arts Revoice Pro