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COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Covid Secure Re-Opening We are committed to ensuring Crown Lane Studio exceeds all government recommendations to ensure safe rehearsing, recording, mastering, visiting and working. Here is our full risk-assessment and team documentation. This is a constantly evolving document as the situation develops, so if you are concerned, please check back nearer the time of your …

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What’s Behind a Successful Release?

When you’re contemplating recording, often the thoughts are on the immediate – the micro-construction of the songs and the details of the recording process definitely fill most people’s minds.  Here, we look beyond recording, beyond mastering, beyond publishing and copyright, all the way to the release. How you release something will very much depend on …

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Sustainable Music – Giving Your Music More Value

We take very seriously the environmental impact of making music. Crown Lane Studio director John Merriman has been on the journey a long time. PSNEurope (a European trade journal that sadly had to close as a result of Covid-19) asked him to share his top tips for creating a fully sustainable recording. Here is a …

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Award Winning Studio

We love it when the music created here succeeds; it’s what we’re all about. However, we know people come to Crown Lane for so many reasons, and receiving local and national recognition helps us know we’re still headed in the right direction. Over the years, we’ve won many small business awards (locally, the best business …

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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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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 succeedWe are helpfully located 2 mins from the London Underground (step-free) and have off street parkingOur top-quality, world-class (and often custom built) equipment works distraction free in the background to enable creativity to …

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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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Testimonials

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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