STUDIO 1

THE NEVE

Epic tracking studio with a vast spec featuring a 72 channel vintage EMI Neve Console – One of the rarest desks in the world.

The legendary The Church Studios relaunched in 2014. However, this time with Grammy and Academy Award-winning music producer, musician and songwriter Paul Epworth at the helm. One of the most celebrated UK Record Producers of his generation, Paul has transformed The Church. As a result exciting, new culturally significant studios have been born.

The beating heart of this historic and spectacular building is The Church Studio 1. An epic tracking room with expansive floorspace, triple height ceiling, and vast equipment spec. Taking centre stage in the studio is one of the rarest recording and mixing desks in the world, a 72 channel vintage EMI Neve console. It’s the only one of its kind in London. Comprised of two halves – one which lived at Abbey Road, where it recorded hits such as Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, and the other at the famous Pathe Marconi studios in Paris – this is an incredible piece of kit. The size of it alone is a sight to behold; however the vintage quality and warmth it creates is what gives everyone a real fever pitch.

Square Footage


Studio 1: 158.3 SqM
Control Room: 20.5 SqM
Booth: 9.7 SqM
Booth: 12.8 SqM
Balcony: 36.6 SqM 

You can view a full detailed floorplan of Studio 1 via the link below.

The sound of the room alone is massive, however by implementing a number of panels, screens and amp cupboards you have a large variety of acoustic options. One of the old church booths has been converted into a large recording booth which can accommodate drums, and there are countless nooks and crannies around the building that can be exploited, for example the church spire which makes a brilliant echo chamber.

Paul has designed Studio 1 to be a completely ‘no-bars’ recording experience. Cast an eye over the full equipment spec to see all of what’s on offer, from both the analogue and digital domains.

THERE ARE OTHER RECORDING STUDIOS. ​
THERE IS ONLY ONE CHURCH.

STUDIO 1 EQUIPMENT

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

EMI Neve with 1091 EQ/Pre modules*, 72 Channels (48 I/O to Pro Tools)

*10 of which live in a rack in Studio 2.

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

Guzauski-Swist GS-3A Stereo Monitor System
HEED Subwoofer Bass 12 - Pair
Manley Tannoy ML10
Tannoy Super Red SRM 15X
Yamaha NS10M
Bryston 4B
EAR 890
Quad 540F

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer (x6)
Aviom AN-16 AD Converter
Sound Devices HX-3 Headphone Amp

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

API 3124, 4 Channel
Chandler TG2 EMI, 2 Channel (x2)
EAR 824M, 2 Channel

API 550B (x2)
API 560 (x2)
EMI TG12414 (x2)
Pultec EPQ-1
Pultec EPQ-1s
Tube-Tech PE 1B

AMS RMX-16
EMT 140 Plate
EMT 250 Goldfoil Plate (currently unavailable)
Moog Spring Reverb (located within the Moog modular system)
Lexicon PCM70

AMS S-DMX
Thermionic Culture Vulture (currently unavailable)

EAR Wedgelt (x2)
Little Labs Red Eye DI/Re-amp Box (x2)
Additional control room DIs (Listed in Mic Pre section)

All backline is listed as Floating Equipment, available to clients in all studios upon request and subject to availablility.

Aguilar Tone Hammer 500
Ampeg B-15N Portaflex
Fender Twin Silverface 1967
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Leslie 122 Speaker Cabinet
Marshall 4×12 Vintage Bass Cabinet
Marshall JMP Mkii 100w Head
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus
Selmer Truvoice
Selmer Zodiac Tremolo 50 Mkii (currently unavailable)

Apple Mac Pro (2019) 16-Core Intel, 192GB RAM
Black Lion Avid HD 16io (x3)
Avid HDX 2 PCIe (x2)
Universal Audio Octo PCIe

Please enquire well in advance:

Studer A80 2″ (24 Track)
Studer C37 1/4″ 15ips (2 Track)

AKG C 414 B-ULS
AKG C 414 EB
AKG C 451 EB
AKG D 12 E
Altec 175 A
Beyerdynamic M 201 N (x4)
Bruel & Kjaer 4006 (x2)
Coles 4038 (x2)
DPA 4011 (x2)
Neumann KM 84i (x2)
Neumann KM 86i (x2)
Neumann KU 100 Binaural Head
Neumann U 47 FET (x2)
Neumann U 87 (x2)
Royer R-121 Ribbon (x2)
Sennheiser Blackfire 521 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 421-U-5 (x4)
Sennheiser MD 441
Shure SM57 (x6)
Sontronics Apollo

See Floating Equipment for more microphones.

For more, please view our Floating Equipment, shared between studios and subject to availability.

ARP 1613 Sequencer (currently unavailable)
ARP 2600 Analog Synth
Bechstein Upright Piano (please enquire)
Bridgeport Organ Company Harmonium
Doepfer A-100 Modular System
Fender Rhodes ’73 (please enquire)
Hammond B3
Kawai MP10 Stage Piano
Korg PS-3300
Mellotron M400
Moog System iiiP Modular System
Moog One, 16-Voice
Philips Philicorda GM760
Roland Paraphonic-505
Roland SH-5
Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 (currently unavailable)
Steinway Model D Grand Piano
Yamaha CP80 (please enquire)
Yamaha DX1
Yamaha VSS-30 (Circuit Bent)
ARP Solina String Machine

All MIDI Keyboards are listed as Floating Equipment, available to clients in all studios upon request and subject to availablility.

Arturia Keylab 88 MKii
Arturia Keylab 61 Essential (x2)
Arturia Keystep
Kawai MP10
Novation SL MkII 61

dbx 160x
Drawmer DS201 Gate
EAR 660
Elysia Nvelope (x2)
EMI TG12413 (x2)
EMI RS168A Zener Prototype
Empirical Labs Distressor (x2)
Empirical Labs Fatso
Fairchild 670, POM Clone (currently unavailable)
Lisson Grove R-124
Neve 2252 (x2)
Neve 33609 Limiter/Compressor
PYE 842678/001 Mono Compressor (x2)
RCA BA-6A Limiter (currently unavailable)
SSL XL G Series 500
Tube-Tech CL 1A
Universal Audio 1176LN
Urei 1176 LN
Valley People Dyna-mite

Moog Compliment B Sequencer

Gon Bops Mariano Series Bongos
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1225 Tumba
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1075 Quinto
Gon Bops Mariano Model MB1150 Conga
Gon Bops Fiesta Djembe
Premier Marching Bass Drum
Premier Royal Engineers Marching Bass Drum
Tama Rotary Toms

Percussion Plus Marimba
Various other percussion available

Apple Mac Pro (2019) Intel 12-Core
Avid HD I/O 16×16 Analog (Black Lion mod, x3)
Avid HDX 2 (x2)
Universal Audio UAD-2 Octo

Apple Logic Pro X
Apple OSX 10.15 (Catalina)
Avid Pro Tools Ultimate

Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited
Antares (various)
ApulSoft ApTrigga
Audio Ease Altiverb 7
Audio Ease Speakerphone
Avid AIR Tools
Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle
Eventide
Fabfilter
FXpansion (various)
iZotope
Native Instruments (various)
Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Softube
Soundtoys
Sugar Bytes
UAD
Valhalla
Waves v12 Abbey Road Collection
Waves v12 Mercury
Waves v12 SSL 4000 Collection
Xfer Records (various)

STUDIO 2

THE SSL ROOM

STUDIO 3

THE WRITING ROOM
(Currently Unavailable)