Studio Tour

Hive Rooms Studios

Video tour with Phil Bashford

Studio engineer Phil Bashford took us around the Hive Rooms mid COVID pandemic so had to wear a mask but we hope to re-visit and bring a bunch of new videos filmed at Hive Rooms soon!

The Hive Rooms, a rehearsal and recording facility in Horley, Surrey (near Gatwick airport) – built by musicians for musicians. The studios offers spacious, fully equipped rehearsal rooms (including gear by Blackstar, Ashdown, Pearl, DB Technologies and Allen & Heath), a large preproduction room (ideal for larger rehearsals, video shoots and the like) and a new recording studio which opened in September 2019. A second, larger recording studio will be completed and open for business in early-mid 2021.

Previous clients include Nik Kershaw, Cats In Space, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Freak Power, The Vapors and Skinny Lister to name a few, as well as a host of our regular local (and not so local!) bands.

There is an on-site shop, selling strings, leads, drum sticks and all the things you need for your rehearsals and gigs, now online! Please note, they are currently only operating on a Click & Collect basis.

Visit the Hive Rooms website

Tel: +44 (0)1293 855 374

The Hive Rooms
Bayhorne Lane,
Horley, Surrey, RH6 9ES
United Kingdom

Studio Equipment

  • Cadac J Series 24 track Mixing Console
  • Avid HD I/O 16x16 (x2)
  • Heritage Audio RAM 5000 control
  • Tascam MS-16 reel to reel tape machine
  • Mac Mini i7 3.2ghz - 32gb RAM


  • Amphion One18's
  • Unity Bolder's


  • Universal Audio 6176 (x2)
  • Universal Audio 4-710d
  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 (x2)
  • Warm Audio WA2A
  • DBX 160a
  • Neve 1076 SPX
  • Bricasti M7
  • SSL Xlogic Alpha Channel
  • SSL Xlogic Alpha VHD Pre


  • LDCs
  • SE Electronic Gemini III
  • SE Electronic SE4400a
  • Neumann U87 (pair)
  • Neumann U47 FET i
  • AKG 214
  • Audio-technica AT4022a (pair)
  • Brauner Phanthera
  • SDCs
  • Neumann KM184 (pair)
  • Oktava MK-02 (x4)
  • Sennheiser e906
  • Sennheiser MD421 (x3)
  • Shure SM7b
  • Shure SM57 (x2 more on site if required)
  • Beyerdynamic Opus99
  • Beyerdynamic Opus88 (x4)
  • EV RE20
  • Beyer 201
  • Homemade sub kick