Recording is at the heart of Crown Lane Studio. Whether you want to produce your entire project here or want to use our facilities to get the best drum recording, we would love to put together a solution for you. We have had over 700 satisfied clients (and friends) over the past 4 years, with over 70% becoming returning customers. The team here are all musicians so understand the value of studio time. We want to give you the maximum amount of time possible to really focus on your music and not the clock.
Our rooms are acoustically designed by Cole Jarman (Acousticians to the Royal College of Music) in partnership with ARa Architects to capture the most incredible details in your music.
Studio Live Room: 170 sq ft
Control Room: 104 sq ft
Studio Live Room 2: 200 sq ft
Vocal/acoustic piano recording area
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Social/Break out space (with piano and refreshments) feel free to use this any time of day
New larger live/rehearsal room
Fully intergrated recording sessions utilizing both live rooms, amp cellar and vocal zone – all linked to the control room.
Our gear is all lovingly hand-picked and always kept in top condition. From our brand-new (though stunningly characterful) custom built (in Kent) 24 channel Oram console to our SafeSound Audio Compressor, SPL Frontliner and Neve 9098 EQ Preamp with magic ’sheen’ and ‘glow’ functions – we will help to craft the exact sound you are after. Our equipment is all installed to making you sound your best. Our Digital to Analogue converter is the SSL XLogic Alpha-link MADi 24.
|SPL Frontliner||Oram console|
|SafeSound Compressor||Neve Preamp|
Instruments: Pearl Masters drum kits (including snares and cymbals); Cornford Harlequin hand wired valve guitar amp; Vox AC-30 Guitar amp; Laney valve guitar amp; Marshall JCM valve guitar amp; Marshall Valvestate; Hartke bass combo; Ashdown Bass Magnifier combo plus ext. cab; Akai MPK 61; Korg 5 octave keyboard; Korg VP1 Vintage Stage Piano; Roland FP-2; Acoustic Piano; A massive selection of World Percussion and even the awesome Korg Wavedrum!
|Laney valve||Acoustic piano|
Studio equipment list: MacPro (2012); Pro Tools 10.2; SSL Alpha-Link Madi 24 channel I/O interface; Oram (Trident) 24 channel T-series analogue console; Westlake Audio BBSM-4 Monitors; Genelec 8040s monitors; Safe Sound Audio Dynamics Toolbox Processor; Amek Neve 9098 Pre-amp EQ; SPL Preamp, EQ, DeEsser and Compressor; dbx 166 compressor; RB-1 Sansamp bass channel; only the best and most useful plug-ins; (gear list updated regularly). All gear is patched so every room and zone can be operated simultaneously with individual headphone mixes.
On site microphones: Neumann TLM49, Sontronics Sigma Ribbon Mic, 2x AKG D112s, 4x AKG C418s, 2x C414s, 2x AKG C1000s, 6x Shure SM58s, 3x Shure SM57s, 2x Rode NT2s, 2x Audio TechnicaU851R, 2x Spirit IM1s, 2x Spirit VM1s,
A band came to us wanting to produce a top quality album without breaking the bank. Here is how they did it:
£3000 budget split between band members and album sponsor costing the musicians in this case less than £500 each
In addition to these costs – mastering was undertaken externally (£250 for the album), as well as short-run duplication and on-line distribution costing a further £790.