Studio Tour

Beat Street Studio

Engineer Oliver Sekunda shows us around a very nice studio in Leeds

Look around this Aladin's Cave of a studio, so much equipment and so many instruments in such a compact but flexible space that's designed for bands to be affordable.

Based in Leeds the studio has now built up a great track record so we wanted to take a look around and Russell Cottier was given a tour by resident recording engineer Oliver Sekunda.

Beat Street Studios tour with recording engineer Oliver Sekunda

Oliver Sekunda started his career at Chairworks studios in Castleford then moved to assisting at a studio in France. On his return to Britain he took the engineering helm at Beat Street Studio.

Oliver is an expert engineer when it comes to recording and mixing bands. He also has an extensive number of production credits under his belt. In the past he has worked with a diverse range of artists including The Pigeon Detectives, Cud, KRS One, Young Thug and Ginger Wildheart.

As well as recording bands Oliver has a deep knowledge of electronic music and instruments. He has great experience in writing and producing for artists that are using electronic elements in their productions so this is a really good video showing what's available at Beat Street and hopefully you can get some insight in to the personality of the studio and engineer.  We highly recommend people visit this studio to see if it could suit their needs!



NEVE V3 36 Channel inline with dynamics on every channel

Neve Moses & Mitchell Patchbay



Telefunken U47 Valve Condenser

Neumann U87 1973 x 3 (purple badge/battery compartment)

Neumann U87 1966 x 2 (purple badge/battery compartment)

Neumann FET47 1975

Neumann KM54 Valve SDC early 1960’s x 2 (matched pair)

Coles STC 4038 (1950’s)

Coles 4038 (matched pair)

Royer R-122 ribbon (matched pair)

AKG 414XLS (matched pair)

Electrovoice RE20

Electrovoice RE320

Shure SM57 x 4

Shure SM57 (transformer-less)

Shure Beta57 x 2

Shure Beta 52

Shure Beta 98S

Shure SM58

Shure Beta58

Shure SM87A

Shure Beta92



AKG D202e x 2

AKG C451e x 3

AKG C451b

AKG C518 x 4

AKG C408 x 2

AKG c418 x 4

Bastard BM88 x 2

Sennheiser MD441

Sennheiser MD421 x 5

Sennheiser MD411 x 2

Audio Technica AT4040 x 2

Audio Technica AT2031

8” NS10 Sub Kick Woofer



Pro Tools 10 HD2 with full VI expansion pack offering 32 Ins and 40 0uts

Mac Pro 8 Core with faderport Pro Tools control and dual wall mounted screens

UAD-2 Duo with a plethora of their finest plug ins



Black Lion Audio FM192 – 32 ins and 40 outs (extra 8 ins if required via ADAT from Audient ASP008)


Soundcraft 760 2″ 24 track

Studer B67 1/4″ 2 track  3.75 | 7.5 | 15 ips

Revox B77 Mk2 1/4″ 2 track  7.5 | 15 ips



Dynaudio M2 via Urei 6250

Yamaha NS10 via Quad 520f

Avantone MixCube



AMS  RMX 16 digital reverb

AMS DMX-1580 delay

Lexicon 224 digital reverb

TC Electronic M3000

TC Electronic Fireworx

Amek 9098 stereo compressor (Rupert Neve)

Universal Audio LA610 Mk 2

Manley Vari MU Valve Compressor

Thermionic Culture ‘The Phoenix’ Valve Compressor

Thermionic Culture Vulture

Manley Massive Passive EQ

Crane Song Ibis EQ

Crane Song HEDD 192

Crane Song STC-8 Mastering Compressor

Crane Song Trakker x 2

DBX 160XT compressor x 2

TL Audio C2021 Indigo Valve Compressor

Warm Audio WA 76 (REV D)

Urei 1176 LN compressor

Connor 1107 broadcast compressor

Drawmer 1960

Urei 7110 x 2

Eventide H3000 D/SE

Orban 622B dual channel EQ

SPL Gold Mike dual channel Valve Mic Pre

SSL XLogic Superanalogue channel strip

Focusrite ISA428 4 channel Mic Pre

Neve 1073 4 Channel Mic Pre

Audient ASP008 Mic Pre (8 channel)

Line 6 POD XT Pro

MXR Pitch transposer

Beat Street Studios tour with recording engineer Oliver Sekunda

MXR flanger/doubler

Bel BF20 Stereo Flanger

Klark Teknik DN780 Digital Reverb

Aphex 204 with Big Bottom enhancer

Drawmer DS201 dual noise gate

Lexicon PCM 81 digital effects processor

Yamaha REV7 digital reverb

Yamaha D1500 digital delay x 2

Yamaha SPX990 digital effects processor

Roland Space Delay

TC Electronic D Two Stereo Delay



Nexo PS15 loudspeakers

Camco Vortex 4 Power amplifier

Allen & Heath WZ3 Mixwizard

Symetrix EQ



Hammond L102 Tonewheel Organ

Kemble (Yamaha) upright piano circa 1930

Polymoog Keyboard

Yamaha CP-80 Electric Grand Piano

Roland JX3P synth with PG200 controller

Leslie 147 speaker cabinet

Wurlitzer EP200 Electric Piano

Yamaha YC45-D Combo organ (as used by Madness and The Specials)

Korg SV-1 73

Korg R3 synth

Doepfer A-100 Eurorack full of analogue goodies

Microbrute Arturia



Various Moogs,  Oberheim Matrix 12, Studio Electronics Omega 8 (please ask when booking)



Ampeg SVT 2 Valve Pre Amp

Ampeg SVT 2 (original 1980 USA valve head)

Ampeg 8×10 Bass Cabinet (1970’s)

Musicman HD150 valve head

Acoustic 126 vintage bass combo

Hartke HA5000 bass head

Hartke 4.5XL 4 x 10 bass cabinets x 2

Stephenson Valve Head

Mesa Boogie Nomad 55 valve combo (4 x 10)

Ampeg VT60 1 x 12 valve combo

Marshall 1960 4 x 12 cabinet

Hi-Watt 4 x 12 Cabinet

RARE* 1960’s Selmer Treble & Bass 50 Valve Head Cy Cerbak Blackface Conversion with Mullard Valves

1970’s Selmer Treble & Bass 50 Valve Head

Marshall JMP-1 valve preamp

Marshall JFX-1 guitar multi FX

Yamaha B212 Vintage Combo (2×12)

Roland Jazz Chorus 2 x 12 Combo (1980’s)

Peavey Classic 50/50 valve power amplifier

Fender Twin Reverb (red knob evil twin)

Fender Eighty Five guitar combo

Vox VT120 combo

Sessionette 75  combo (2×12)



Jalepeno Drum Kit 22, 10, 12, 14, 16

Yamaha Stage Custom drum kit, 22, 8, 10 , 12, 14

Pearl brass shell piccolo snare 14”

Pearl Dennis Chambers signature model snare drum 12″ x 7″

Mapex Black Panther 14″ x 5″ snare

Premier 10″ x 7″ Popcorn snare drum

Great selection of Zildjian K Custom Dark and Paiste cymbals

DW and Iron Cobra bass drum pedals

Gibraltar Double bass drum pedal

Congas and Bongos (various)

Selection of shakers and hand percussion

Original South American rain stick



Fender Precision Basses, 1963, 1978

Fender Jazz Bass 2001

Signature Jazz Bass Maple Neck 1990

Signature Jazz Bass Maple Neck 1990 (fretless)

Musicman Stingray 5 string bass 1992

Musicman pre Ernie Ball 1978 stingray bass

Fernandes Revival fretless Jazz Bass 1980

Fender Stratocaster

Ozark Acoustic 4 string bass

Early 1970’s Antoria 12 string acoustic guitar

Levinson Blade Panama Stratocaster 1992

Levinson Blade RH2 Stratocaster 1994

Yamaha Pacifica guitar

Carlo Giordano 3/4 Double Bass



Cry Baby Wah Wah pedal

Cry Baby Bass Wah

Ebow Plus

Digitech Whammy Pedal

Comprehensive selection of stomp boxes



Tascam DA20

Alesis ADAT XT

HHB Burnit CD player/recorder

Audeze LCD-X Headphones

Beyer Dynamic DT880

Beyer Dynamic DT100 (6 pairs)

Klark Teknik DN100 DI boxes


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