Recording Studio Southampton

 
 
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Hill Audio Concept 200

Hill Audio Concept 200

RCA Orthophonic Preamp LMI 32215 - AKA Joe Meek’s ‘Cooker’

RCA Orthophonic Preamp LMI 32215 - AKA Joe Meek’s ‘Cooker’

Leak Varislope Mono Preamp and Vortexion 15/4/M Mixer

Leak Varislope Mono Preamp and Vortexion 15/4/M Mixer

Fully Portable Acoustic Drum / Vocal / Instrument booth

Fully Portable Acoustic Drum / Vocal / Instrument booth

Steinway Room

Steinway Room

Ambient Hallway Recording

Ambient Hallway Recording

Stereo ambient mic with spot mic for an opera singer in the Steinway room

Stereo ambient mic with spot mic for an opera singer in the Steinway room

Control Area / Room 1

Recording Console: Hill Audio Concept 200 (built in 1986) - 28 into 16 console

Canford Audio CCM3 6 Channel Broadcast Mixer

Mic Preamps: 2 x Neve VR, 16 x Antelope Audio

AD/DA converters - 24 x Antelope Audio

Vortexion 15/4/M Valve Mixer (1958)

RCA Orthophonic Preamp (1960) - Joe Meek used one of these in 304 Holloway Road and referred to it as his ‘Cooker’ - A gorgeous-sounding warm valve EQ and filter. Listen to the sound clip below.

Leak Varislope Mono (1966) - Valve EQ/preamp and filter - modified Hifi preamp

Vortexion WVA Mono, Three head Tape Recorder - 3 3/4ips + 7 1/2ips (1957)

Melos Echo Chamber (Tape Delay System from 1970s)

Vintage Keys Custom built Stereo Reverb Spring (2012)

Monitors: JBL, Yamaha HS 6

2 x Optical Compressors Joe Meek VC3 (1990s)

2 x Neve VR Compressor/Limiters

2 x Neve VR EQs

Vintage Keys Custom Tremolo Units (One transistor, one optical)

Amplification: H and H V200 FET and V500 FET

This room and other areas have fully movable acoustic treatments to cater for any style of recording. We have a 9 panel acoustically treated drum/vocal/instrument booth as well as many live areas.

Microphones

2 x AKG D19 bk200 Dynamics (1960s)

AKG D20 Dynamic (1956)

Rode NT 1 first gen x 2

Rode NT 1 second gen x 2

Oktava MK 012 small condensors x 2

Rode Valve Mic

Warm Audio WA47 Valve Mic (Very good Neumann U47 immitation)

Audix i5 x 3

Audix d6

Superlux Ribbon Mic

Realistic PZM x 2

SE Valve Mic

SE, MXT condensors

AKG D190 Dynamics x 3

AKG D120 Dynamic Omni

Beyer Dynamic

Vintage Keys Studio is a Southampton based Recording Studio.