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Grand Cru Studio is a commercial recording studio, on a 100 year old, 110 foot Dutch Barge, moored in Central London.

Pete Townshend had the barge converted into a studio in the late 70’s. Until now, it has mainly been used exclusively by a select few, and spent 33 years moored outside Pete’s main studios near Twickenham.

In 2009 the barge left Twickenham and sailed to it’s new home St Katherine Docks, a beautiful marina with shops, cafe’s, restaurants, pubs, bars and plenty of history.

The current studio has been built up over the past 5 years to cope with a number of wildly different and demanding private projects. We’re left with a high quality, great sounding and well equipped writing, recording and mixing studio.

The perfect production space.

Grand Cru Studio is available to hire with engineers, or assistant engineers.

The studio is run by Producer/Engineer Myles Clarke

Equipment/Floorplan

Console
SSL AWS948

Monitoring
Focal SM9
Genelec 8030 + Sub (5.1 System)

Multitracks
Ampex ATR102 1/2″ 2 Track
Studer A827 8 Track (16 Track available on request)
IZ Radar V
ProTools HD 10 (32 In/40 Out via Avid HD192 Interfaces)
Avid Midi I/O
Avid Sync I/O

Plugins
UAD Firewire Duo Core
Lots of plugins, Sonnox, McDSP, Waves etc.

Outboard
Amek Pure Path x2
Focusrite ISA430 x2
Universal Audio LA610
Neve 1066 x 4
Neve 1073 x 4
Thermionic Culture Early Bird
Drastic Audio Obsidian (Stereo)
Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor x2
Millennia Twin Com TCL-2 (Dual/Stereo)
Neve 33609 (Dual/Stereo)
Summit Audio TLA-50 x2
Tube Tech SMC-2B
Urei 1176 LN (H)
Urei 1178
Urei LA-3A (Dual/Stereo)
AKG BX15 Spring Reverb
Lexicon 224
Roland SRE555

Amps
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Vox T-25 Bass Amp
Mesa Boogie Mk2
Line 6 Pod Pro XT

Instruments
Gibson SG Classic
Les Paul Deluxe
Gibson J45
Line 6 Variax
Ludwig Super Classic with Cymbals
M-Audio Keystation Pro
Yamaha Avant Grand
Yamaha CS80 (With Kenton MIDI Retrofit)
Novation Bass Station 2

Microphones
AKG C451b x2
AKG C414 XLii x2
AKG C414 EB
AKG D112
AKG D25
AKG D20
Audix D20
Beyer M201 x2
Coles 4038 (Pair)
Neumann U47
Neumann U67
Neumann M149
Neumann U87ai x2
Royer R121 x2
Scheopps CMH54
Shure SM81 x2
Shure Beta 91 x2
Shure Sm7 x2
Shure SM56 x2
Shure SM57
Shure SM58 x2
Shure Beta 57a x2
Soundelux 251

Misc
Ridge Farm Gas Cooker DI
Various DI Boxes
Impedance matching re-amping
Soniflex Redbox Balancing Box
Vestal BDT-2500 Deck
Vicoustic Portable Baffles
Various headphones (Beyer, AKG, Focal Pro)

floorplan

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

For availability, rates, quotes and bookings please send a message.

(For casual chat, and technical questions, message us on Facebook or Instagram, you’re more likely to get an answer)