Studio Tour Closed Archive page: published 2001

New Rising Studios



New Rising Studios now feature the amazing Focusrite mixing console that was previously at Metropolis Studios. Having been the board that recorded many many hit records for the likes of Queen we will be re-recording the studio tour in the near future!

Mark Daghorn talks about his studio on camera. CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

New Rising is a brand new residential studio that aims to offer recording artists and producers a creative and inspiring atmosphere in which to tracklay and mix both single and album projects.

Control room

Studio area

A worms eye's view outside in the garden!

Located in one of the most picturesque parts of North Essex and set in an acre of private gardens, New Rising is a fully equipped facility with a substantial live room that is ideally suited to recording bands.

The studio is owned by producer Mark Daghorn whose production credits include Marillion, Fish, John Wesley, Katherine Crowe, David Booth, Area 54 and The Positive Light.

Daghorn originally intended to use the facility for his own projects and also as a base to record artists signed to his record label, Positive Records. However, New Rising's reputation as a great place to work spread so fast that Daghorn decided to respond to external enquiries by opening the studio as a fully commercial venture.

Studio front view

The pool may not be covered, but it's very warm and kept at 90 degrees!

Yes, the pool really is 90 degrees, Mark's just checked!

"We hosted our first commercial sessions for Cradle of Filth and Hangnail during February and March and these were a huge success," Daghorn says. "We are now attracting a lot of interest from labels such as Road Runner, Eagle Rock, Rise Above Records, Helicon (Israel), One Fifteen Management and V2 America who are keen to use the studio because we offer such good value for money."

"Our philosophy is very simple: we believe that artists respond best if they are given a relaxed and informal environment in which to work. We also recognize that in today's economic climate it is important to offer realistic rates, so we have deliberately pitched our pricing at a level most bands can afford."

New Rising is housed in an unusual 1970s building with a strong Scandinavian feel, which was designed by renowned architect Brian Thomas. Accommodation is of the highest standard, with TV and video in every bedroom. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool and fantastic catering, which is looked after by Daghorn's Barbadian wife, Jules, who specializes in traditional Caribbean dishes. There are also plenty of local pubs within easy walking distance of the studio.

One of the dining areas, the food is excellent!

A view from the side shows that there really is space

The DDA console

The control room, situated on the ground floor, is equipped with a 56-input DDA DCM232 console with full automation. Other equipment includes an Otari MTR90 24-track tape machine; a Mitsubishi X850 32-track digital tape machine; JBL 4312A and Yamaha NS10 monitoring; Tascam DA30 and DA20 DAT machines and a wide range of outboard equipment and microphones. Both the control room and studio area have natural daylight and are in full visual contact.

One of the studio's most recent clients - Rise Above Records' signing Hangnail ? was booked in by A&R executive Will Palmer. He says: "I'm a big fan of residential studios because they give bands like Hangnail an opportunity to work in comfort and without distractions. New Rising is ideal because it is technically well equipped, not too far from London and offers a great service with no compromises. I was also impressed by its affordability and by the fantastic Caribbean food."

For further information contact Mark on:

Phone; 01206 735324
Fax; 01206 735106

New Rising Studios
Church Road