Watch our exclusive video tour of Dean St. Studios, one of the most historic studio complexes in London.
Head engineer Austen Jux-Chandler currently mans Studio 1, which has recently upgraded to a new Pro Tools HDX system running on one of the new Mac Pro towers.
The control room houses a 48-channel SSL Duality console and loads of industry-standard outboard including pieces from Neve and Chandler.
The studio owners have also invested in a lot more instruments and amps for the live room in recent years. The collection includes an old Hammond C3 organ, George Harrison's Harmonium, and a 100+-year-old Bechstein, while the newest keyboard that Dean St. has acquired is a Streetly Electronics M400.
The mic cupboard includes a couple of Royers, the R-121 mono ribbon and the SF-24 stereo ribbon; a Wunder Audio CM7 tube; Josephson C42 pencil condensers and the e22S side-address cardioid; a Crowley and Tripp El Diablo ribbon; and a home modified valve Neumann U 87 Ai condenser.
By Jake Young