Andrew has spent the last 20 years putting his studio together, rescuing gear from studios forced to shut their doors such as Sound City, Oceanway Recording and Signet Soundelux. The centrepiece of his collection and the re-fit is a 64 channel Neve 8068 Mk II complete with Flying Faders. Andrew has also brought a fantastic selection of vintage gear including Pultec and Lang EQs, Urei and RCA limiters, as well as valve classics from Neumann and AKG to sit alongside it.
Additional equipment includes a Neve BCM-10 (pictured) with 10x 1073 modules, a pair of RCA Ku3s and a wide selection of boutique mic’s, compressors and EQs. Full equipment list and studio spec here.
The install was overseen by studio co-manager Tom Manning alongside tech Richard Griffiths (ex Olympic Studios) and engineers Matt Glasbey, Curtis Elvidge, Liam Ross and Beau Blaise. Tom and Andrew designed the new layout, installing Pro Tools HDX2 with 64 i/o. New solid oak flooring has been laid in the control room complementing the unique organic design which flows through the studio. Of course, the enormous trademark cartwheel doors (15 ft high and 17 ft wide) remain and can be closed to partition off the 1,200sq ft live area, enabling variable acoustics between areas.