Reservoir Studios

Established for 10 years, Reservoir Studios has become a favourite place to hang out and record for many artists.

Set in North London, the facility is run by Chris Clarke, an experienced musician with over 50 released recordings to his name spanning 30 years. His eclectic musical heritage has led to an ability to engineer and produce many acclaimed records.

The studio has been custom built to the highest standard. It boasts an impressive 25sqm live room with treated 'live' and 'dead' areas for versatile recording; a smaller 8sqm 'amp' room; a large 20sqm control room and a separate kitchen/chill out area. All set in charming mews with off street parking and ground level load-in and no congestion charge, minutes from Finsbury Park station. It is running Pro Tools HD, through a Sountracs Quartz console with Valley People mic pres, loads of outboard coupled with all the usual plug-ins associated with Pro Tools and a few nice little extras! There is a fully stocked mic cupboard and an in-house kit if required, with some great vintage amps and instruments for use at no extra cost, plus all the tea and coffee you can drink: we’ll even throw in some choccy biscuits from time-to-time!

We are currently recording and filming for our new 'Reservoir Unplugged Sessions' – live acoustic performances with studio quality audio, and embarking on some live recording in association with The House of Mercy radio station. Reservoir Studios undertake all types of audio work including voice-overs and music for film.

Please message us for more info, hourly minimum, and day rates.

Studio Type:
Rehearsal Studio
Home/Project Studio
Mid Level Studio
Top Line Studio
Podcast Studio
Services Available :
Audio Engineer Included
Audio Engineer (Additional Fee)
Other Services
Main Equipment: CONSOLE sountracs quartz32 analogue console with integral patch bay MONITORING tannoy little reds ferguson hill fh-007 fostex 6301b quad amplifier samson cque 8 headphone amp (x2) headphones from beyerdynamic, sennheisser, studio spares etc HARDWARE apple mac g5 dual core running mac os 10.5.8 pro tools hd v. 8.0 digidesign 192 i/o (expanded) digidesign 96 i/o fostex adat expander **a total of 24 ins and 24 outs** KEYBOARDS harmonium upright piano leslie 147 cab dr fishsticks leslie controller roland controller keyboard nord electro 3 OUTBOARD api 3124+ 4 channel mic pre a-designs p1 mic pre avedis ma 5 (x2) meris 440 mic pre valley people mic pres (x4) valley people gain brain compressor valley people maxi q eq (x2) tla 5021 mk2 dual valve compressor tla 5021 mk1 dual valve compressor drawmer dl221 dual compressor focusrite pentium compressor/micpre dbx 266xl dual compressor joe meek c2 compressor yamaha spx 90 multi effects alesis midiverb 4 multi effects alesis microverb 3 multi effects zoom studio multi effects (x2) plus all pro tools hd plug-in's MICROPHONES neumann u87 large diaphram rode k2 large diaphram valve audio technica 4033 large diaphram se r1 ribbon (x2) akg 451 (x2) akg 451 - vintage beyerdynamic m201 (x2) beyerdynamic m88n akg d112 akg c3000 shure sm57 (x3) shure 545 - vintage 60's (plug it in to the bassman and sound like paul butterfield!) shure sm 58 x3 akg c1000 **i also have access to many other mics including:neumann, electrovoice, sennheisser, audio technica** AMPLIFIERS/GUITARS fender bassman 135 fender 2x15 bass cab messa/boogie 1x15 bass cab 1969 fender twin orange ad 30r fender 75 * i have access to many guitar combo's from fender, marshall, sound city* 1969 fender precision pre-ernie ball musicman stingray 1966 hungarian double bass louden acoustic martin hd28 acoustic epiphone j200 acoustic vesta stratocaster vesta telecaster **if there's anything you need for a session and it's not covered in the above list, drop me a line and i'll try and source it for you**
Amenities: free parking, bathroom, kitchen
Past Clients: Frank Turner, Xtramile Records, Loose Music, the BBC, SO recordings, House of Mercy radio, Danny and the Champions of the World, Frank Turner, The Jim Jones Revue, Artrocker magazine/New Heavy Sounds (record company), Dado Dzihan (soundtrack for In the Land of Blood and Honey, Dir. Angelina Jolie), Mindshapes (interactive voice-overs), BJ Cole, The Rockingbirds.
Listing created Apr 24, 2015