Our multi-room setup, is cost-effective and flexible - you only pay for the spaces, times and people that you need.
Our control room looks onto two of the three recording spaces; the third room is linked through non-latency screens.
Find out more: call Chrissy today.
Process and Output are equally important to us. We know you'll love the fluid, caring and contemporary process here. We also know you'll love and trust the quality output. Listen to and read about our current and recent projects here.
To be a part of the story, call Chrissy today.
Whether it's producing single-microphone audio-books for Audible, multi-room/multi-site radio dramas for the BBC, traditional voiceovers for marketing or national award ceremonies - we are the most cost-effective, trusted and flexible studio for you.
Talk to Chrissy today to get started.
Handbuilt Oram (Trident) 24 channel console; Genelec monitoring; UA Apollo 24 channel D/A converters; huge microphone selection; boutique outboard selection; range of keyboards, stage pianos and an acoustic piano, custom made Liberty and Pearl Masters drum kits, bass and guitar amplifiers; multiple rooms tie-lined to the control room, including amp cellar. Full tech sheets available on request; book a virtual tour, or come in to say hello - we'd love to meet you.
Behind the scenes
What are sessions at Crown Lane like?
It is sometimes easier, safer, or more cost-effective, for some or all of your team to work away from the studio. We've created several solutions to this:
Single Click Listen
Developed by Abbey Road, this system broadcasts exceptional studio sound at near real-time using only your browser (Chrome and decent headphones recommended).
Watch the fluidity of workflow in this 10 second clip during a BBC radio drama using the rig.
Talk to us today, and we'll build the solution to meet your requirements.
Spoken Word Virtual Recording
If you're at another location and want to pair remotely please get in touch. We've a range of options.
From experience over 2020/21 we'd like to ensure a few prerequisites:
- stable internet
- fast upload AND download speed
- a good clean pre-amp
- suitable acoustically treated space
- appropriate microphone
With these in place, for no cost, we'll attempt a trial link up prior to booking.
Read our blog about our Jazz FM remote session.
Get in touch to begin the conversation.
As long as the musicians in Crown Lane don't need to hear (in real-time) the elements being recorded to our feed from other studios, then after each take, the other studios simply transfer their files for us to immediately import. They'll then hear the mix including their components. Talkback remains open across all locations at all times throughout the process - and we've found Zoom/Google Meet etc are all far better for this process than any of the inbuilt virtual talkback options.
Attempting simultaneous tracking and listening across multiple sites is still in its infancy and prone to much error.
Don't worry, we're watching this eagerly as it develops, once we can guarantee a reliable and non-latency option, we will be offering it (though we imagine this is years away rather than weeks or months!)
Get in touch to chat through your ideas for recording music remotely.
Although there's something magical that happens when you work with the team here at Crown Lane, we understand there are also occasions where you want to work on your own, or with your team, while making use of our spaces.
Here are the options:
Podcasting at Crown Lane
Our beautiful podcast room (room 3) can be booked online and is available by the hour whenever the studio or Metronome Coffee House are open.
For longer (or regular) bookings give us a call and we'll quote for you.
Although our rooms are acoustically treated and soundproofed (by industry leading acousticians), the podcast room is adjacent to the control room. To save paying an additional small fee to guarantee absolute silence during day time bookings, make your reservation during the hours 07:00-10:00 or evenings from 18:00-23:00.
Book online now.
Dry hire recording
For short term (half/full day) bookings, an introductory meet and walk-through session is required prior to booking. This is to reassure you, and us, that all users feel confident using our custom made Oram desk.
To book for live recording, be sure to book the correct quantity of live rooms you require when making your booking.
To chat about short term dry hire - we'd love to hear from you.
Dry room hire
Many engineers book our rooms as a quiet place to set up their rig for a day or two to work away from home in a precise soundproof acoustic.
Room 2 is particularly suitable for this. Behind our acoustic curtain we have a sturdy fold out large table you are welcome to use, as well as additional acoustic baffles if required.
This is our most versatile room and popular space, we recommend that you book early.