Studio A is a purpose-built, analogue and digital recording facility located onboard Lightship 95, moored at Trinity Buoy Wharf in East London.

  • Spacious and acoustically designed live room and control room

  • Isolation booth with sight-lines into live room and control room

  • Ability to partition smaller spaces for close recording

  • Equipped with it's own echo chamber and analogue reverberation devices

  • Calrec mixing console with 48 channels

  • Tape machines are available for 2” magnetic recording or dubbing

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Home to our Calrec S2 mixing desk and Otari MTR 90 mkII 24 track 2" tape machine, the control room has ample space for the entire band to participate in the mixing process.

Analogue reverberation options include our stereo plate reverb, located in the hull of the ship, as well as a tiled echo chamber and an AKG BX20E  spring.  Our selection of analogue outboard includes Drawmer, DBX, Neve, API and Focusrite.

Our unique collection of vintage instruments is freely available for you to play. A couple of select items are kept offsite so please enquire when booking about availability.

GUITARS

Gibson 1940s acoustic
Dobro single cone resonator
Fender USA Telecaster
Fender Japan Jazz bass
Silvertone (pre-Danelectro) 
Gibson Flying V

DRUMS

Vintage 1970s Rogers drum kit
Slingerland kick drum
Slingerland radio king snare
Ludwig Acrolite 405 snare

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PEDALS

Fender Blender, Route 66, Hot Cake, RAT distortion & various FX pedals
Custom board of hand-made pedals by Fredric Effects

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PIANO

Broadwood upright piano

KEYS

Hammond M102 organ
Valve Leslie 145
1968 red Wurlitzer
Roland RS-09 organ/strings
Vintage rhythm boxes & small synthesizers

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AKG D112
AKG D12 (1960s)
AKG D19C (pair)
AKG D190 (pair)
Sennheiser MD421 (pair)
Sennheiser 441
Rode NT5 (pair)
Shure KSM32
Shure beta 57
Shure SM58s and SM57s
Custom-built sub-kick speaker mic

 

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Mellotron M4000D
1967/70 Martin D45
1958 R8 Gibson Les Paul
1958 Gibson Lucy  Les Paul (flat wound strings)
Gretsch 1959 white falcon
Fender custom shop 1962 telecaster
Vintage Martin Jumbo acoustic
Fender 50s Original spec P Bass (flat wound strings)

BACKLINE

Fender Bassman tweed
Fender Bassman 100 head
Fender Champ
Fender Vibro-Lux
Fender MusicMaster Bass
Fender Twin Reverb head
Fender Spring Reverb
Rosewell Spring Reverb
WEM Dominator

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MICROPHONES

RCA 44BX Velocity ribbon
Manley Reference Tube Mic
Neumann U87 (1969)
Neumann U87 (AI)
Neumann TLM 170 (pair)
Coles 4038 ribbon (x4)
Grampian GR2 ribbon
Earthworks TC25 (pair) + SR25
Electro-Voice RE20
Electro-Voice 666
AKG 414
AKG C451E x 5
AKG C451EB/CK1 & A51 angle joints (pair)

 
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Console

Calrec S2 48 channel console
6 stereo bus compressors
8 aux sends

Recording

Otari MTR 90 mk II 2" 24 track  
Focusrite ISA828 8-channel pre
API 3124 4 channel pre
Ekadek Neve 4-channel pre
Fatlady 6-core Mac Pro
Antelope Orion 32
Pro Tools 12

Outboard

Ekadek Fat Lady 2-stage transistor pre-amp / varimu limiting amp
Drawmer 1960 stereo valve pre-amp/compressor
Warm Audio WA76 compressor
Drawmer DL241 stereo compressor/gate
DBX 165A overeasy compressor/limiter
Chandler tube driver
WEM Copicat x 2
Roland Space Echo RE-101
Roland Space Echo RE-5
KMD DD900 analogue delay
Bell analogue ADT

Plugins

Slate Everything Bundle
Soundtoys 5
Fabfilter Pro-Q2, Pro-C,
Pro-MB and Pro-G

Reverberation

AKG BX20 spring reverb
NSF stereo plate reverb 
Tiled reverb chamber  
Intersound PRV-1 spring reverb
Great British Spring reverb

Monitoring

Adam A77x powered monitors
Sennheiser HD600 monitor heaphones

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