Audio Pro International, in association with AllStudios, presents the latest instalment of our Studio Spotlight, whereby we focus on some of the world’s top studio facilities. This week, we take a look at The Park Studios….
Situated in Wembley, NW London and previously known as Sub-bubble, The Park Studios has provided quality equipment at accessible budgets since its arrival two and half years ago.
In those two years, The Park Studios’ clients have included the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Ghostpoet, Silver Tongue and Federika Stahl.
Each space inside the studio provides its own acoustic benefits with the skate park, made up of a large wooden bowel and half pipe, used for ambience as well as recording.
Housed inside the main studio is an SSL AWS 900+ SE console as well as a selection of analogue gear whilst the main control room contains the desk, the preamp collection and a range of items including a large Analogue Systems RS8500 modular synth.
"We’ve got one main studio with a live room, and a smaller production room with a vocal booth. Everything is tie-lined so you can connect to any room from any other. We’ve also got a lounge downstairs with a grand piano, which is a lovely recording room, and that’s tie-lined too. These are the studio’s main recording areas but there are other parts of the building we can use as well, like the skate park, which sounds fantastic, and even occasionally gets used for skating!” In-house engineer Tobin Jones told AllStudios.
The main items used for recording are the console, the four Lunchbox 1073s and the API 3124 preamps. The Park’s backline contains a selection of vintage amps including a 1968 Ampeg B15N Flip Top and a ‘70s Marshall JMP Master MkII as well as more recent examples like the Orange Tiny Terror.
"I don’t think I could work on bass guitar without using the Ampeg any more. It’s instantly everything you want from bass, full and deep, yet warm. I tend to use an RE-20 about a fist away and an MD421 a bit further back. I generally don’t take a DI feed from the bass unless I’m not mixing the session, as I get everything I need from the amp.”
With a new website launched this week, those wanting to know more on The Park Studios can visit http://www.allstudios.co.uk/blog/148.