The Studio is a cultural hub for Hartlepool,
bringing together music, the arts and communities.

Recording Facilities

The Studio’s recording facilities offer quality audio recording, mixing and production to suit a wide variety of projects at an affordable rate. Located upstairs above the venue on Tower Street, the spacious live room offers a character and ambience that is unique to the building – a converted 1800’s methodist church – often lacking in modern studios. The control room, houses a vintage mixing desk and mixture of analogue and digital outboard gear in combination with up to date, professional recording software.

We are inspired by the classic production techniques pioneered by studio engineers in the early days of multi-track recording and always relish the opportunity to put these creative techniques to use in our sessions. With an array of microphones for all applications, dedicated recording and mixing engineers and competitive studio rates, The Studio’s recording facilities will deliver excellent quality and flexible service to fit any project.

Equipment

Console

  • 32 Channel Amek BIG by Langley

Outboard

  • TL Audio Ivory 2 Mono Channel (Tube)
  • TL Audio Ivory 2 Stereo Compressor (Tube)
  • Drawmer M 500 dynamics processor
  • Yamaha REV500*
  • Lexicon Reflex*
  • Roland SDE-330 Dimensional Space Delay*
  • 2x Drawmer Dual Gate DS201*
  • Korg Toneworks tuner

Computer/DAW’s/Converters

  • Mac Mini i5
  • Focusrite Sapphire Pro 40
  • Focusrite Octopre Mk I
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live

Monitoring

  • Mackie HR824
  • Quested H208 monitoring system

Pianos/Keys/Synths

  • Upright Piano
  • Alesis QS8
  • Roland Juno 6*
  • Roland JP8000*
  • Novation Bass station 2*
  • Dreadbox Erebus*

Microphones

  • Neumann U87 Ai
  • Neumann KM 184
  • Audio Technica AT4041 (Matched pair)
  • AKG C414 B ULS
  • AKG C451 B (Matched pair)
  • AKG C451 E
  • Audio Deutchkraft SC1 (Matched pair)
  • 2x Studio Projects B1
  • Rode NT2
  • Rode NT1
  • 4x Seinheiser MD421 Mk1
  • 5x Seinheiser MD421 Mk2
  • 3x AKG D112
  • 3x Shure SM58
  • 3x Shure SM57
  • Shure Beta57a
  • Shure Brothers Incorporated Unidyne III
  • T-Bone RB100
  • 2x PMZ Microphone
  • Various DI boxes

Amps

  • Selmer Treble ‘N’ Bass
  • Marshall JCM900 cabinet
  • Ampeg BA-115*

Drums

  • Gretsch Catalina Club
  • Vintage Premier Kit
  • Pearl Export

*Only available upon request prior to session.

Pricing

The Studio operates on a £10 per hour rate plus negotiable engineer fees. Contact us with your session requirements and we will get back to you to discuss prices. Please email recording@thestudiohartlepool.co.uk for booking or more information.