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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!