We're delighted to feature this leading classic SSL UK music recording studio in aptly named Beethoven Street, London. We filmed a video interview with regular visiting engineer Cameron Craig.
Beethoven Street Studios reopened in May 2006. The SSL studio has been completely refurbished and is ideal for tracking and mixing. The studio has an enormous selection of vintage outboard and classic microphones but also includes a full Protools HD 3 24/48 rig.
The studio has a spacious and comfortable control room with a 48 channel SSL 4048 E series (with G computer) and ATC monitoring. The live area, which features natural light, can happily accommodate a full band set up.
There is a separate self contained relaxation area complete with Plasma TV, broadband internet access, sofas and a full kitchen including a dishwasher and washer/drier, this is the perfect space to relax between takes.
The studio specs:
Control Room: 350 sq foot
Live Area: 300 sq foot with natural daylight
Console: SSL 4048E with G series computer & total recall
Studio Monitors: ATC 200s, Dynaudio M1s, Yamaha NS10MS
Machines: Protools HD 3 24/48 with various plug ins, Studer A820 1/2” with Dolby A/SR, Sony PCM R500 DAT machine & PCM 2700 CD, HHB Burn-It machine and Dream Prism AD2 & DA2.
Sony Digital 3348HR, Radar II available & Studer A827 Gold at extra cost
Mic Amps: Telefunken V76, Summit TPA200B, Neve 3315 x 2, Neve 31064 x 4 & Focusrite ISA 115HD
EQ: Focusrite ISA115HD, Avalon 2055, K&H VE400, Pultec EQP1A x 2, Manley Mono Pultec, Neve 3315 x 2, Neve 31064 x 4, Klark Tecknik KTDN22
Compressors/Limiters: Summit TLA100A, DBX 165A x 2, Urei LA4 x 2, Urei 1176LN x 2, Aphex Compellor, Valley People Gain Brain x 4, Tubetech CL1B, Anthony De Maria Labs CL1500, DBX 160X, Fairchild 660, DBX 163A x 2
Reverb/Delay: AMS SDMX 1580S, AMS RMX 16, Lexicon 480L, Lexicon 200, Lexicon PCM42 x 2, Roland SDE330, Roland SRV330, Lexicon PCM70 and Eventide Orville.
Misc: Korg DTI, Drawmer DS201 x 2, DBX 120XP, Aphex Type C, Urei Little Dipper, TC Electronics 1210, SPL SX2, Roland Dimension D, A&D Panscan, Valley People Kepex II x 4, DBX 902 x 2, MXR Flanger, Aphex Type III.
Microphones: AKG D112, AKG C451EB, AKG C414-ULS, Beyer M201, DPA 4006, Neumann U47, *Neumann valve U47V, Neumann U87, Sennheiser E901, Sennheiser E901, Sennheiser E902, Sennheiser E906, Shure beta 57A, Shure beta 58A, Shure beta 52,
* subject to availibilty.
Beethoven Street Studios is situated within easy reach of the West End and is moments away from St Johns Wood and Notting Hill. The nearest tube is Queens Park (Bakerloo line) and Kensal Rise (Silverlink) is also conveniently close to the studio.
56 Beethoven Street,
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 964 3399
Fax: + 44 (0) 208 451 5544