Studio Tour

Vada Studios

A tour around the studio with Clint Murphy

This is a short video tour around Vada Studios with recording engineer / producer Clint Murphy while on a session at the studio that gives a taste of just how flexible and unique Vada Studio is.

Clint shows us his drum recording setup / techniques and also a little on his guitar recording setup. The recording spaces sound fantastic, the equipment choice is vast, amazing microphone selection and lovely accommodation makes this one truly epic residential recording studio.

Many thanks to Matt Terry and everyone at Vada Studios for letting us in and we hope to be back soon to record something a little more detailed. Again, special thanks to Clint Murphy for showing us around the studio and letting us slow his session down :-)

Vada Studios website -

Clint Murphy website -

Vada Studios, a residential recording studio with historic note like no other. Built in a chapel founded in 1260 and set in over 20 acres of beautiful rolling fields and formal gardens, it is an idyllic location for a studio, perfect for a broad range of recording projects.

Located near the town of Alcester on the Warwickshire / Worcestershire border, Vada Studios is easily accessible by rail or road, less than an hour from Birmingham airport and two hours from Gatwick airport. A facility that finds itself equally comfortable with orchestral clients as it does with rock and pop, Vada Studios versatility matches its beauty and as many clients have pointed out, "looks as good as it sounds".

The residential option offers guests a beautiful 4 bedroom barn conversion, on site, which can sleep up to 7 people. There is a spacious living area with TV and Playstation, a dining room and fully equipped kitchen to make self catering feel home from home.


  • SSL 4000 G series 56 channel

Outboard List

  • Neve 1073 dpa x 4
  • Neve 8801 x 1
  • API 3124 x 1
  • API Channel Strip x 1
  • DW Fern VT 1 x 1
  • Avalon 737 x 2
  • Thermionic Culture Phoenix x 1
  • Thermionic Culture Rooster x 1
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture x 1
  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor x 2
  • TK Audio BC 1 x 1
  • Avalon U5 DI x 1


  • Adams A7 X’s
  • ATC SCM110A’s
  • Yamaha NS 10’s
  • SL 1 Power Amp
  • Dynaudio Air 6’s
  • Hear Technology System (5 Hubs)
  • Beyer DT100 Headphones x 5
  • Beyer DT102 Single Headphones x 30
  • Audio Technicha MH 50 Headphones x 5
  • Lynx Aurora 16 x 2