North West London’s Finest Live Recording Studio

Studio 1

Why choose us for your recording?

Studio 1 – Recording – Mill Hill Music Complex

    • 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, Shure SM57/8, etc
    • Price include full backline: Drums, Bass Amp, Guitar Amp and microphones as well as all recording gear
    • 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


Established in 1979, 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 largeacoustically tuned live recording area gives a superb drum sound. It is used by many producers for recording drums, even when they have their own in house studio.

We have industry standard microphones, such as Neumann U87’s, and great valve pre amps to capture your vocals sounds and acoustic instruments to perfection.  We also specialise in spoken word, 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.

Fil says

Fil & Josh HommeIt’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.”

More info and booking details on Studio 1 »

Studio 1 - Recording - Mill Hill Music Complex

Studio 1 – Recording – Mill Hill Music Complex

Studio 1

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

Desk :

Soundtracks Megus 28 Channel

Effects :

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
Marshall Amp
Trace Elliot Bass Amp

Next Steps

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


Check availability of studio here (please email  before booking to confirm engineer availablity)

Special Offers

4 Hours Live Recording (including mix and free CD) – £120

Discounts are also available for block bookings (ie multiple day bookings)

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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