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The Best Environment for Voice Recording?

From 1 hour sessions to bespoke projects, Crown Lane offers fully isolated, acoustically treated VO tracking solutions with immediate turnaround. We are specialists in Radio, Awards and Commercial Voice Over. We regularly work with agencies who demand the highest level of quality and to particular industry standards. We record VOs regularly for Aid Agencies; Multi-National …

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The Most Creative Piano?

Pianists love recording at Crown Lane because of our exceptional acoustic Yamaha U3 piano. Now positioned in the brand new acoustically treated Room 3 (Opens mid/late 2020)- the piano sounds even more controlled. We’ve maintained the MIDI capabilities, so, although a stunning analogue piano, it can be switched to silent mode, and any sound source …

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Your Audio Book Comes Alive Here

The Perfect Environoment The prerequisites of recording an industry recognised audiobook are a minefield, and as such a studio with impeccable sounding soundproofed rooms and knowledgeable staff is the best place to start. With only a limited number of hours each day that a voice actor can work before becoming tired, we work very flexibly …

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A Smashing Idea

As part of our ever expanding Sustainable Studio experience we have added the opportunity to recycle your drummer’s old cymbals here at the studio. We are an official drop off point for Dream Cymbals Recycling Programme and your old metal (B8-B20 quality) will be made into Limited Edition “Forge Reserve” Cymbals or Crotales from the …

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John Merriman

Meet the Team  |  John Merriman

John is Crown Lane Studio’s Director. John graduated in 2001 from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in Music (Audio Engineering and Percussion focus) and a PGCE teaching qualification in music. Alongside always working in music production, he has hosted creative music related training courses in many different countries from Bulgaria to Zimbabwe as …

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Creating for Loopmasters Sample Library

Most bedroom producers, and many pro-producers will have used and pulled apart some Loopmaster samples at some point or other. We have been the studio of choice for two recent Loopmaster libraries, both using full funk band line up, with rhythm section and brass. A huge number of samples is required by loopmasters – so …

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10 Reasons to Record at Crown Lane

Not that you need any more convincing, but… We are an adaptable, beautifully built studio complex always striving to creatively help your project succeed We are helpfully located 2 mins from the London Underground (step-free) and have off street parking Our top-quality, world-class (and often custom built) equipment works distraction free in the background to …

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Protected: King’s College Hospital – O Holy Child 2020

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Meet the Team  |  Bill Sherrington

Bill has worked at Crown Lane since 2008,  recording, editing and producing client projects. He is our in-house mastering engineer and does an exceptional job. He has a keen ear for music and pays great attention to getting the best sound from both instruments and singers. He is particularly focused on guitar and bass tone …

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Crown Lane Reviews Read our Google and Facebook reviews to discover what other people have to say about Crown Lane. Recording and Mastering “Just spent three days recording a BBC Radio 4 drama at Crown Studio – can’t recommend it highly enough! A fantastic venue, fully wheelchair accessible, with great friendly staff who looked after us …

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