Studio Tour

First Cut Music

Dan Gautreau studio tour

Composer and producer Dan Gautreau gives a tour of his studio

Dan Gautreau has relocated his recording studio up to Scotland. He's bought a lovely large church and with the help of top studio designer Chris Walls, he's turned it in to an amazing recording and mixing space.

In this tour you get to see a good amount of the studio but there are lots of other spaces ready for later conversion in to additional recording or production spaces.

Centre of the control room is an SSL AWS 948 mixing console and main monitoring is with Barefoot monitors. A high selection of instruments and guitar pedals help make this a great creative space.

Special thanks to Mike Exeter for the music!

Website for Dan Gautreau:

Dan Gautreau is an award-winning composer / producer / mixer who started his career at Trevor Horn’s world renowned Sarm West Studios in London. Having achieved Top 20 chart success as a songwriter, with acts such as W-inds, Anna Tsuchiya and Ben Haenow (X factor) and production / mixing credits with Multi award winning artists like Ben Howard and Paulo Nutini. Dan divides his time by working with new artists and bands, and creating high quality production music. You can find his recent work on The Inbetweeners Movie, Delivery Man (Vince Vaughn) and high profile shows such Top Gear (BBC), Lethal Weapon (Fox) and Saturday Night Live.

First Cut Music is a private studio based 1 hour from Edinburgh, Scotland. Housed in what used to be an old church, the building is now a creative hub for musicians, composers, and artists.

Studio A is a fully floated production / mix room designed by Level Acoustic Design. It houses an SSL AWS 948 Delta Console, Barefoot Monitoring and a long list of vintage and modern outboard gear.

Studio B is a flexible writing / production space.

There is a live area with a 7m ceiling and a collection of modern and vintage instruments.