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 72 Channels with 1091 EQ/Pre modules

Bryston 4B Power Amp
EAR 890 Power Amp
Guzauski-Swist GS-3A Stereo Monitor System
Quad 540F Amp (x2) (currently unavailable)
Quad II Forty Mono Power Amp (x2) (currently unavailable)
Quested SB10 Passive Subwoofer
Tannoy Super Red SRM 15X Monitors
Yamaha NS10M Monitors

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

Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (x3)
Avid HDX (x2)
Endless Analogue CLASP Tape-Machine Interface
Studer A80 Tape Recorder (please enquire)

Otari MTR 12 2 Track 1/4″ Machine (please enquire)

API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Preamp
Chandler Limited TG2 EMI Special Edition 2 Channel Mic Preamp (x2)
EAR 824 M 2 Channel Mic Preamp (x2)

API 550B Discrete 4 Band EQ (x2)
API 560 Graphic EQ (x2)
EMI TG12414 Filter
Radial PhazeQ EQ (x1)
Tube-Tech PE 1B Program EQ

Alesis 3630 Dual Mono/Stereo Compressor
BSS DPR-402 Dual Compressor/De-esser/Limiter
Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate
EAR 660 Tube Compressor/Limiter
Elysia Nvelope Dynamics Processor (x2)
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 Limiter/Compressor
PYE 842678/001 Mono Compressor (x2)
RCA BA-6A Limiter (currently unavailable)
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

AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb
EMT 140 Plate Reverb
EMT 250 Plate Reverb
Knas Ekdahl Moisturiser Spring Reverb (currently unavailable)
Lexicon PCM60 Digital Effects Processor
Realistic Electronic Reverb

AMS S-DMX Dual Channel Digital Delay
DBX 120X Subharmonic Synthesizer
Lexicon MPX-500 Dual Channel Processor
MXR Flanger/Doubler (currently unavailable)
Thermionic Culture Vulture Stereo Valve Distortion

EAR Wedgelt DI (x2)
Little Labs Red Eye 3D Phantom DI/Re-amp Box (x3)

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 Dummy Head
Neumann U 47 FET
Neumann U 87 (x2)
Neumann U 87 A (x2)
Royer R-121 Ribbon (x2)
Sennheiser Blackfire 521 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421-U-5 (x4)
Sennheiser MD 441
Shure Beta 56A
Shure SM57 (x6)
Sontronics Apollo

Ampeg B-15N Portaflex
Leslie 122 Speaker Cabinet
Marshall 4×12 Vintage Bass Cabinet
Marshall JMP Mkii Master Model 100w Lead Head
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus
Selmer Truevoice
Selmer Zodiac Tremolo 50 Mkii (currently unavailable)

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)

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)

Ableton Live 9
Apple Logic Pro 9
Apple Logic Pro X
Apple OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)
Avid Pro Tools 12 HD

Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Abbey Road TG12413 Limiter
Abbey Road TG Mastering Pack
Antares AVOX 4
Antares Auto-Tune EFX 3
A.O.M. Invisible Limiter
ApulSoft ApTrigga 3
Audio Damage 914 Fixed Filter Bank
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 Ease Altiverb 7
Audio Ease Speakerphone 2
Avid AIR Tools
Avid Tel-Ray Variable Delay
Big Tick Cheeze Machine
DDMF Metaplugin AU to AAX wrapper
Eventide H3000 Factory
Eventide Omnipressor
Eventide Reverb 2016 Stereo Room
Expert Sleepers Augustus Loop
Expert Sleepers Oomingmak
Expert Sleepers Silent Way
FXpansion DCAM: Synth Squad
FXpansion Geist
Fxpansion Etch Filtering
Fxpansion Tremor
Gforce impOSCar
Gforce M-Tron
IK Multimedia Amplitube 4
IK Multimedia T-RackS
IK Multimedia Total Studio
iZotope Iris 2
iZotope Ozone 7
iZotope Spectron
iZotope Stutter Edit
iZotope Trash 2
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 Exhale
Output Rev
Overloud Breverb
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 SupaPhase
Smart Electronix SupaTrigga
Smart Electronix s(M)exoscope
Softube Abbey Road Brilliance Pack
Softube Amp Room Bundle
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
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
Waves Mercury
Waves SSL 4000 Collection
Wavesfactory TrackSpacer
Xfer Records Cthulhu
Xfer Records LFO Tool
Xfer Records Serum

Antares Auto-Tune Live
Arturia ARP2600 V2
Arturia CS-80
Arturia Jupiter-8 V2
Arturia Minimoog V2
Arturia Moog Modular V2
Arturia Prophet V2
Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle
Celemony Melodyne Editor 4
Plugin Alliance SPL DrumXChanger
Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3
Synchro Arts VocALign