STUDIO

With original oak trusses and natural stone walls, the faithfully restored main live room is at the heart of the studio. Double height vaulted ceilings and a solid oak floor contribute to the huge sound that can be achieved, whilst heavy wool serge curtains and custom designed gobos give a variety of acoustic options. Large hayloft windows and skylights provide plenty of natural light, and in addition, programmable lighting is installed throughout the studio, transforming the mood of each space.

The state of the art control room, designed from the ground up by White Mark Ltd, can comfortably accommodate up to 7 people and is centred around an SSL 4040G+ console. Coupled with ATC SCM 150SL main monitors and a selection of near-fields, the acoustics and monitoring make this a fantastic mix environment. The large selection of outboard includes; Neve 1084 mic-pres / EQs, a Chandler TG 12345 Curve Bender, POM Fairchild 670, and an EMT 240 Gold-foil plate to name a few. A separate machine room houses the Pro Tools HDX system with three Avid HD I/O interfaces providing 48 inputs and 48 outputs.

Well designed sight-lines connect the control room with both recording spaces making communication effortless. The second live space has again been purpose built and gives great contrast to the main room. Well balanced diffusion and absorption provides a very focused and detailed sound perfect for vocals, guitars and piano. Tie lines to both recording spaces enable flexibility for the musicians and re-amping situations. With an abundance of rustic charm, comfortable modern features and a contemporary feel, Chale Abbey is a truly inspirational space in which to write and record.

EQUIPMENT

Console
  • 40 channel SSL G+ (32x ‘G’ EQ and 8x ‘Pultec’ style EQ)
    Multi Track and 2 Track
  • Pro Tools HDX with 48 inputs and 48 outputs
  • Lynx Hilo
  • Plugins
  • Waves - Horizon and Redd
  • Abbey Road Complete
  • Sound Toys
  • Altiverb 7
  • UAD Selected Plugins
  • Drumagog 5
  • Melodyne Assistant
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Dynamics
  • AWA 2G58250
  • Altec 436c
  • Empirical Labs Distressor x2
  • Focusrite ISA130 mkII
  • POM Fairchild 670
  • POM Pye (stereo)
  • SSL Quad Bus Compressor
  • Thermionic Culture Phoenix
  • Tube-Tech CL1B
  • Universal Audio 1176
  • Universal Audio 6176
  • Monitoring
  • ATC SCM150SL (Mains)
  • Adams S3a
  • Yamaha NS10m
  • Genelec 8030A
  • Aurotone 5c
  • Equalisers and Pre’s
  • AML ez1073-500
  • Chandler TG12345 Curve Bender
  • E.A.R 822Q EQ
  • Focusrite ISA430
  • Focusrite ISA428 x8
  • Lindell Audio 6x-500 x3
  • Neve 1084 x2
  • Pye Germanium Pres (1960s) x2
  • Universal Audio 6176
  • Effects
  • Wem Watkins Copicat
  • Electro-Harmonix Memory Man
  • EMT 240 Goldfoil Plate Reverb
  • Bricasti M7 Reverb
  • Pioneer Spring Reverb
  • TC d2 Delay
  • TC M2000 Multi FX
  • Valve Microphones
  • Soundelux 251
  • Wunder Audio CM7
  • Condensor Microphones
  • AKG C414 XLS x2
  • Neumann U87 x4
  • Neumann KM184 x2 (matched)
  • Wunder Audio CM7 FET
  • Dynamic Microphones
  • AKG D112
  • AKG D25
  • EV RE20
  • Sennheiser MD421 x4
  • Shure SM7
  • Shure SM57 x6
  • Shure SM58 x2
  • Yamaha NS10
  • Ribbon Microphones
  • Beyerdynamic M160 x2
  • Coles 4038 x2 (matched pair)
  • Royer 121
  • DI’s
  • Avalon U5 x2
  • Radial JDI Passive DI
  • Radial EXTC Effects Reamper
  • Radial X-Amp
  • Headphones and Cues
  • 16 channel digital cues
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50 x 6
  • Beyer DT770 Pro x1
  • Electric Guitars
  • Gibson ‘56 Gold Top (Heritage Re-Issue)
  • Fender American Standard Stratocaster
  • Gretsch 6117 Double Anniversary Model
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Gibson Songwriter
  • Hofner Senator Archtop
  • Martin CE0-4R
  • Taylor
  • Bass Guitars
  • Fender Jazz (1965)
  • Amplifiers
  • Fender Twin (1970’s)
  • Vox AC30
  • Marshall JTM45 Blues Breaker
  • Fender Bass Man 100 with 4x12 Pyramid Cab
  • Drums
  • Ace Tone Rhythm Ace
  • Rogers Powertone Fullerton Era *
  • Pearl Masters Studio
  • Snares
  • Ludwig 400 Snare (1969) *
  • Ludwig Acrolite 14x5
  • Premier Piccolo Brass 14x4
  • Slingerland 1960’s Brass 14x5
  • Tama Starclassic Maple 14x5
  • Keys
  • Moog Prodigy
  • Bechstein Baby Grand Piano
  • Bechstein 9 Upright Piano
  • Fender Rhodes 73 Mark I
  • Hammond Organ L100
  • Leslie 145 Cabinet
  • Philips Philicorda
  • M-Audio Controller Keystation
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Roland Juno-106
  • * available on request

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