• Equipment

Vintage equipment, unique instruments

Based around an extraordinary 300m2 octagonal live room, our studio is stocked with vintage and rare recording equipment (Studer, Neve, Neumann, Universal Audio), the tape-based studio also features a unique collection of instruments including a Mellotron, a Hammond organ and Steinway concert grand piano.

For more information contact Ebby Acquah, E.Acquah@kingston.ac.uk



Our equipment list


Audient ASP8024 – 36 channel in line mixing desk

Recording and software

Apogee symphony 32 channel I/O

Pro Tools HD3

Logic Pro X

Sibelius 7

Waves and Sony Oxford plug-in bundles

Studer A827 2” 24 track tape machine

Studer A80 ¼” 2 track tape machine

HHB burn it CDR

Samsung DVD-R

DA30mk2 DAT

Motu midi express



Yamaha NS10M

Digital Audio LiveMix 4-Pod Analogue Bundle headphone monitoring

10 x Beyerdynamic DT150

4 x Beyerdynamic DT102


Drawmer DS201 dual gate

Drawmer DL241 compressor

Universal Audio 2-610 tube preamp

Neve 1073 DPA pre amp

Neve 1073 Mono Module – Mic Pre, 3 Band EQ

Avalon VT737 pre amp

Joe Meek Twin Q pre amp

API 3124 pre amp

Neve 1073/1084

Empirical Labs Distressor x 2

UA 1176LN (U) Classic FET-Style Limiter x 2

Little Lab, Radial helpers


Lexicon PCM70

Eventide H3000SE Ultra Harmoniser

Roland RE201 tape echo

EMT 140/240 Plate Reverb

Yamaha SPX2000


Steinway D concert grand piano

Hammond RT3 organ with Leslie cabinet

Streetly Electronics Mellotron

Timpani drums x 5

Marimba x 2

Orchestral bass drum

Paiste gong


ACMH String mic set (quartet)

AKG C214 stereo pair

AKG C414 x 4



AKG D112

Audix drum mic set

AKG C1000 x 2

B&k 4006 x 2

Beyerdynamic Opus drum mic sets


EV RE20 x2

Neumann KMC104 x 2

Neumann U87 x 4

Neumann KM184 stereo Pair x2

Rode NT1 Stereo pair

Rode NT5 Stereo Pair x 2

Rode NTG2 Shotgun mic

Royer R-122 Ribbon x 2

Royer SF-12 stereo ribbon

SE Electronics Titan

SE Electronics SE2200A x 2

Sennheiser MD421 x 4

Sennheiser MKH40 x 2

Shure SM57 x 12

Shure SM58 x 15

Shure SM7b

Shure SM58 Wireless x 2

Shure Beta 58A

Shure SM87A x 2


BSS DI box x 4

Behringer DI box x 5