Designed by acclaimed acoustic consultancy Munro Associates, Sphere's Studio One is a multipurpose tracking room equipped with custom 5.1 monitoring utilising Dynaudio Acoustics M4 speakers and a Neve 88R console - the first of its kind to be installed in the UK.

At 50 square meters, the control room offers ample space for technical staff, engineers and producers and feature both natural daylight and full sound to picture facilities. The centrepiece of the room is the 72-channel Neve 88R console with 12 1081 Remote Mic Preamps. These dramatically improve overall sound quality and allow better control between the studio, its recording area and can be linked to any of Sphere's six production rooms. The control room features a totally analogue monitoring path from the hand built discrete volume pot, customised analogue crossovers and carefully selected hybrid amplifiers. A comprehensive range of analogue and digital systems are available via the central machine room.

Full facilities are provided for up to 35 session musicians in Studio One's large recording area which incorporates fully floated, separate isolation booths for piano, drums, amplifiers and vocals. The sound of the recording area is enhanced by a ceiling height of six meters while the actual room design maintains lines of sight between engineers in the control room and musicians in the live area and booths. Nemisis cue mixers are provided for up to twelve musicians.

  • Neve 88R 72 channel console
  • Dynaudio M4 custom 5.1 monitoring
  • Yamaha NS10 studio (Bryston Amp)

Choice of Second Small monitors
(Available on a First Come First Served Basis)

  • Genelec 1031
  • ProAc Studio100
  • Dynaudio M1 (2)
  • Sonodyne SM100AK
  • Barefoot Micromain 27

Choice of Main Reverbs:
(Patched from CMR on a First Come First Served Basis)

  • Lexicon 480L (2)
  • Lexicon 224 (2)
  • Bricasti M7 (2)
  • EMT 140 Plate
  • TC System 6000

EQs:

  • API 215L filter (4)

Mic Pre/ Dis:

  • Neve 88r (72)
  • Neve 1081R/Air (12)
  • API 512 C (6)
  • Avedis Audio MA5 (2)
  • Cartec Audio Pre Q5 (2)
  • API 212L (6)
  • API 205L DI (2)
  • Groove Tubes Vipre

Effects:

  • AMS RMX 16
  • PCM 70
  • TC Electronic M3000
  • TC Electronic 2290
  • Roland SDE 3000 (2)
  • MXR Auto Flanger
  • MXR Auto Phaser
  • Drawmer DS 201 dual gate
  • Dolby 361 A noise reduction unit (2)
  • Yamaha SPX1000
  • Yamaha SPX990
  • Eventide H3000 D/SE

2Track:

  • Apogee PSX 100 AD-DA
  • Sony PCM 7040 Timecode Dat
  • HHB CD Player/Burner

Upon Request:

  • Mark Spitz ATR 2 track ½ inch Tape machine
  • Protools Print rig with Lavry Gold and Prism front end

Multitracks

  • Protools 10 with Prism ADA8 XR
  • 48 i/o as standard. Protools rig comes with Waves Mercury and an assortment of other Plugins.

Studer 827 2" tape machine with Clasp system (2) (Upon Request)

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Sphere's Studio Two is a Munro-designed multipurpose premier mixing and overdub facility that offers classic equipment within a finely tuned acoustic environment.

The centrepiece of the large and spacious 45 square meter control room is a 60 channel SSL G+ series console and 5.1 monitoring facilities.

Designed from the ground up to be a premium 5.1 control room Studio Two boasts a pentagonal-shaped control room that enhances the room's surround and stereo capabilities. A major refit has seen the rebuilding of the front wall of the control room to incorporate custom Dynaudio M4 monitors for consistancy with the widely acclaimed Studio 1 acoustic, ensuring that what you hear in the studio will sound just as good when it is played back elsewhere.

Studio Two also offers comprehensive sound to picture facilities, including a 50" plasma screen, plus a large private client lounge/vocal booth equipped with TV and the latest computer games.

  • SSl 4000 G+ 64 channel console
  • Dynaudio M4 custom 5.1 monitoring
  • Yamaha NS10 studio (Bryston Amp)
  • Avantone Active Mixcubes

Choice of Second Small monitors
(Available on a First Come First Served Basis)

  • Genelec 1031
  • ProAc Studio100
  • Dynaudio M1 (2)
  • Sonodyne SM100AK
  • Barefoot Micromain 27

Choice of Main Reverbs
(Patched from CMR on a First Come First Served Basis)

  • Lexicon 480L (2)
  • Lexicon 224 (2)
  • Bricasti M7 (2)
  • EMT 140 Plate
  • TC System 6000

Compressors

  • UA classics 1176LN (2)

Mic Pre/ Dis

  • SSL G Series (64)
  • Neve 1081R/Air (12)

Effects:

  • Eventide H3000 D/SE
  • AMS RMX 16
  • AMS DMX 1580 S
  • Lexicon PCM 70 (2)
  • Hughes AK 100 spatial processor
  • TC Electronic M3000
  • TC Electronic 2290
  • Dolby 361 SR/A noise reduction unit (2)
  • Korg SDD 2000 (2)
  • Roland SDD 320 Dimension D
  • Roland SDE 3000 (2)
  • Drawmer DS 201 dual gate (2)
  • MXR Auto Flanger
  • MXR Auto Phaser
  • Yamaha SPX 1000
  • Yamaha SPX 90 MK 2

2Track:

  • Apogee PSX 100 AD-DA
  • Sony PCM 7040 Timecode Dat
  • Arcam CD Player

Upon Request:

  • Mark Spitz ATR 2 track ½ inch Tape machine
  • Protools Print rig with Lavry Gold and Prism front end

Multitracks

  • Protools HD3 (v.8) with Prism ADA8 XR
  • 16 in/48 out as standard. Protools rig comes with Waves Mercury and an assortment of other Plugins.

Studer 827 2" tape machine with Clasp system (2) (Upon Request)

Logic Pro

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Dave Bascombe in Studio 2

This Studio is currently unavailable due to a long term rental.

This hugely versatile and flexible studio features a spacious Munro-designed control room. It has plenty of natural daylight and a large, fully floated booth that is ideally suited to vocals and guitars.

A comprehensive range of analogue, digital and Protools systems are available via the central machine room.

Choice of Second Small monitors
(Available on a First Come First Served Basis)

  • Genelec 1031
  • ProAc Studio100
  • Dynaudio M1 (2)
  • Sonodyne SM100AK
  • Barefoot Micromain 27

Choice of Main Reverbs:
(Patched from CMR on a First Come First Served Basis)

  • Lexicon 480L (2)
  • Lexicon 224 (2)
  • Bricasti M7 (2)
  • EMT 140 Plate
  • TC System 6000

Upon Request:

  • Mark Spitz ATR 2 track ½ inch Tape machine
  • Protools Print rig with Lavry Gold and Prism front end

Studer 827 2" tape machine with Clasp system (2) (Upon Request)

Studio 3
Studio 3

Many producers and artists want their own project studios but are reluctant to set up at home because they prefer to maintain a distinction between their work and their private lives.

Sphere's seven production suites provide an ideal and cost-effective solution to this problem. Tenants can rent a Suite and set up their own equipment in an acoustically accurate environment that offers all the privacy and flexibility of a home studio but with none of the drawbacks.

Our production suites have been designed by Munro Associates as an integral part of the Sphere complex. Each one is tie-lined to the central machine room and main studios so that producers and artists can tap into Sphere's extensive mixing and recording facilities. Tenants can also take advantage of full on-site technical support and broadband communications systems as well as make use of Sphere's bar and recreation areas.

PROD ROOM 1

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

This Prod room was recently refitted with custom furniture designed by Sphere and built by Paul Longman from Hewman Furniture.

Visit the Duran Duran website: www.duranduran.com

PROD ROOM 2

Peter-John Vettese

Prod 2

This room is currently occupied by Peter-John Vettese

Visit Peters website: www.peterjohnvettese.com

PROD ROOM 3

Dave Bascombe

Dave Bascombe

Dave Bascombe has recorded, mixed and produced everyone from Goldfrapp, Bon Jovi to Soul Wax. His career as an engineer took off in the 1980s and his break though as a producer came on the Tears For Fears album The Seeds of Love. He has also worked a lot for the Mute label with bands like Depeche Mode and Erasure and, more recently, with a diverse range of artists. Last year he worked with Placebo, Aha and Korn! Bascombe has set up his own mixing room at Sphere Studios.

Matt Lawrence

Matt Lawrence

Eighteen years in the recording industry has given Matt the opportunity to work with a great many of the most influential artists and producers in the world. As an established engineer and experienced mixer, Matt calls upon these skills in his increasing capacity as a producer too.

Cutting his teeth working with some of the finest musicians at Van Morrisonís studio was a great start to any recording industry career. After working on seven Morrison albums a move to Londonís Metropolis studios was the next logical step. Twelve years there, six as the Chief Engineer has given Matt a rare grounding in all aspects of making records from the very oldest first principals, to operating at the cutting edge of technology.

After a busy year with a number one album and number two single, Matt has been shortlisted in the Best Recording Engineer Category by the MPG (Music Producers Guild) for their 2011 awards.

PROD ROOM 4

Guy Farley

Guy Farley

Guy studied music at Trinity College of Music, Douai School and Morley College and is foremost a film composer. He has recently completed work on Land of the Blind (2005) with Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland, and Irish Jam (2005), a comedy with Eddie Griffin and Anna Friel. In 2004 he scored the Steven Segal film Enemy Within as well as the top 5 US DVD charting Wake of Death starring Jean-Claude van Damme. Earlier credits include Sorted starring Matthew Rhys and Tim Curry, Last Run directed by Anthony Hickox, the Stephen Seagal feature Submerged, Out of Season with Dennis Hopper, the three-hour epic with Indian and orchestral score soundtrack, Mother Theresa of Calcutta starring Olivia Hussey and more recently House of Nine (2005) again starring Dennis Hopper and Kelly Brook. In 2003, a collaboration with the Bauer Martinez studios led to Guy's work on Citizen Verdict which stars Armand Assante, Roy Scheider and Jerry Springer, and Modigliani starring Andy Garcia which opened in Europe and the US, the score to which has been released commercially and has also been described by 'Music from the Movies' as 'one of the five best film scores of 2004'. Further titles include Sumuru (2003) and Darkness Falls (1999) starring Ray Winstone.

Guy has a long list of television credits for a wide range of broadcasters, including the daily news show by ITN and Discovery which has had huge coverage on 'Discovery Today' as theme and library music, and India Diaries, a series scored to picture for the launch of Discovery Channel Asia. Short films for TV include Twos Company with Gareth Hunt, A Fairy Story with Janet Suzman, White Bits with Nick Moran and A Crowning Achievement, a film by Jackie Stewart on the Bahrein F1 grand Prix circuit in 2005. Further credits include the ITV series Gypsy Girl and ITV game show I'm the Answer, the prime BBC entertainment series I'd Do Anything and the BBC thriller The Monkey's Paw. He has scored four productions for the National Geographic Channel and the one-hour special One Woman's War on the war in Afghanistan for NBC.

Guy advertising credits include Lloyds TSB with Michael Nyman, Cancer Research, NSPCC, Gordon's Gin, Lynx, Galaxy, 'Bratz Passion for Fashion', Cable & Wireless, Motorola, the Teacher Training Agency, Compaq and Fifa.

Recording credits include song writing, arrangements and production for EMI, Island, Polydor and Sony. He worked on the Come Here single from the album by Cassandra Fox produced by Rollo (2005), arrangements for Duran Duran, Stephen Fretwell, Sugababes, writing and production with Appleton including the UK top ten hit Don't Worry, and has collaborated with Mica Paris and Charlotte Church. Guy also produced the track Tonight by Amy Winehouse which featured in Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason.

PROD ROOM 5

Austen Corbin Productions

Ausin Corbin

Mike Austen and Dan Corbin are a writing and production team who have been base at Sphere Studios since 2008.

Their partnership began over 10 years ago and they have a wide experience working for independent artists, major record labels and composing for film, TV, animation and commercials.

Recent work includes productions and scores for Bank of Scotland, Leerdammer, Lynx, BBC, HedKandi, PWL, Sony Records, NSPCC, Baileys, Mini, Olay, Actimel, LG, Carling, HSBC, Tesco, Special K, Muller and Travel Channel to name but a few.

Visit their website to find out more: www.austencorbin.com

Austen Corbin Productions
Prod 5
Sphere Studio
2 Shuttleworth Road
London, SW11 3EA

Tel: 020 7326 9475

PROD ROOM 6

Andy Wright

Andy Wright

Prod 6 is currently occupied by Andy Wright.

Please click here to visit Andys website.

PROD ROOM 7

Metrik

Metrik

Drum and Bass Producer Metrik has just moved into Prod 7. We're trying to convince him to do a set for us at our next evening as a change from acoustic sets

Visit his website to find out more: www.metrikmusic.com

Comfortable surroundings and a relaxed, easy atmosphere make Sphere's fully licensed bar the perfect place to chill out and unwind between sessions or at the end of the day.

Sphere's bar is also a great place to hold informal meetings or meet up with other producers and artists to exchange gossip, information and ideas. We anticipate some interesting collaborations as a result of chance meetings in our bar!

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