North West London’s finest live recording studio
Why choose us for your recording?
- Specialists in Live recording
- Large Acoustically tuned live room
- Multiple amp recording spaces for maximum separation on live recordings
- Great selection of studio mics inc Neuman U87, Sure SM57/8, etc
- Price include full backline: Drums, Bass Amp, Guitar Amp and microphones as well as all recording gear
- New studio reception with snacks, refreshments & quality hot drinks
- Experienced engineers who understand music and musicians!
- Great Location which is only 15 Mins* from Central London by train and Zone 4 on Oyster
- Easy disabled access
- Free onsite parking
Mill Hill Music Complex first entered the recording business in 1979. Since then, we’ve recorded artists from all genres of music, from Metal, Grunge, Gospel, Hip Hop as well as Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk Klezmer and even traditional Indian Classical music. Our largest, acoustically tuned live recording area gives a superb drum sound is used by many producers for recording drums, even when they have their own in house studio.
We have great equipment. We have industry standard microphones, such as Neumann U87’s, and great valve pre amps to capture great vocals sounds and acoustic instruments. That is why many of our customers have been coming back for years. We also specialise in spoken word, with many customers use us for recording speeches for corporate events, Bahmitzvahs and other family events.
Our chief engineer Fil Ross, is always happy to help and advise. Fil’s website has some great tips for bands and artists looking to record their music.
“It’s important to prepare well for a studio session in order to make the best use of your time in the studio and to get the best out of your session. Ideally, you should have a strong idea of the style of your song and how it should be recorded before you arrive. It is helpful if you can bring with you any reference tracks that you like or tracls which have a similar style to what you are aiming for.
Once you are in the studio the time will pass quickly, so it is important to have a very clear idea of your goals and to be realistic about what can be achieved during the session. If you are working with other musicians it is important that they are aware of the recording goals and also what is required of them, especially in terms of their familiarity with the song arrangements, the instruments required and your recording schedule.”
Room dimensions :
live room – 21′ x 18′
control room – 9’ x 14’
chill out room – 9’ X 10’
Recording equipment :
Apple iMac / Logic X Pro + 24 x 24 Soundcard
Apple macpro / logic 9 + MOTU 24 I/O
Media transfer available from Fostex B16 tape & ADAT
Soundtracks Megus 28 Channel
A large selection of outboard equipment and valve pre processors including TLA, Alesis, Symetrix and much more
Free use of backline :
Pearl Master Series Drumkit
Trace Elliot bass amp
Price including Engineer
- 1 hour – £50
- 2 hours – £80
- 3 Hour – £100
- 4 Hours – £120
- 8 Hours Week days – £200
- 8 Hour Weekends and Bank Holidays – £240
4 Hours Live Recording (including mix and free CD) – £120
Discounts are also available for block bookings (ie multiple day bookings)
Want to see how the studio looks and Sounds?
Here is the iconic David Cross (King Crimson) recording in our studio
This is Koven recording in the studio