Nestled amongst acres of rolling hills two miles from Monmouth, Monnow Valley Studios is in an idylic spot. With good road connections, two international airports at well under an hour's drive and a mainline railway station 10 miles away, getting to Monnow Valley is very convenient for UK and international artists and producers. There are seven bedrooms so even the largest band can be accommodated with the food included, or, if you are trying to keep the budget down a bit, you can book as self catering.
Neve console specialist Blake Devitt at the classic Neve at Monnow Valley Studios, Wales
The studio has plenty of space with daylight flooding in to the recording areas and control room. The 1200 sq ft live room is one of the largest of any residential recording studios in Europe and features variable acoustics so a great variety of sounds can be created. There is an additional iso area and the main room can be closed in to give seperation by shutting the gigantic doors (pictured). The control room acousics have been improved and tweaked in the last year.
The main recording space can split in two with a massive door giving live & dead rooms
Monnow Valley studios has excellent leisure facilities, is well maintained and has a really, really nice atmosphere and is one of the best studios to take a band anywhere. Browse the collection of Monnow Valley Studio and producer Bob Marlette pictures, these are available as licensed images. A video interview with legendary record producer shot at Monnow Valley Studios will be here soon.
The Monnow Valley Studios driveway
Producer Bob Marlette in the studio with the previous SSL console
Monnow Valley have upgraded the facilities changing everything from the flooring to changing the mixing desk and monitoring. The refresh is a great sign that great studios are still very much needed and people looking for a great studio to record have now got an even greater choice.
Monnow Valley's newly updated control room with classic Neve mixing console and Andrew Scheps
Andrew Scheps features
VIDEO - Drum Recording methods and microphones
VIDEO - Moving to the UK and chatting about production
Russell Cottier and Mike Exeter at Monnow Valley Studios
Recording Equipment available at Monnow Valley
Premier Drum Kit
ADT Gemini Easy Rider
Amek / Neve System 9098 x2
AMS DMX 15-80S
AKG D112 x2