Church Road Recording Studio Brighton and Hove


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  • Tel: 07803 173003
  • Enterprise House, 197-201, Church Road, Hove, BN3 2AH
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Church Road Recording Co. is one of Brighton and Hove's longest established recording studios. Opened in 1996, we have seen massive changes in the local music scene in the last 17 years. Over that time we have concentrated on becoming THE place to record alternative music, and have built up a massive collection of analogue and vintage equipment in the process.

Julian Tardo and Paul Pascoe handle all the engineering and production work -  anything from a quick demo to a full professionally produced album.  You can listen to some of our production work on the Top Friends section of our Myspace. We also master tracks, record voice overs and e-learning, and prepare audio books. Our expertise is demonstated by our other occupations as lecturers in Music Production at Northbrook College

We see ourselves in the direct lineage of pioneering studios such as Sun or Black Ark. We use very high end audio equipment, such as our Apogee Rosetta converters, Neve or SSL pre-amps, recording everything on our massive 24 buss Soundtracs Quartz analogue mixing console. Our range of over 40 microphones includes choice picks like a Neumann U87, Shure SM7, and 2 EMI 1949 ribbon mics - click the PDF link to the right to download the entire list.

We have a 2" Lyrec  24 track , and a 2 track quarter inch Tascam for the tapeheads out there, although most recordings are made digitally using Logic.

We have amps - Vox, Fender, Gallien Kruger, Acoustic, Selmer, Wesminster, and guitars - Rickenbacker, Fender, Epiphone, Italia, Levin, Gretch, Eccleshall. 

Other items of note are our C3 Hammond, and our Samick Upright piano (always in tune!).

The studio live room can comfortably record up to 10 musicians and 24 channels of sound simultaneously. Check the studio snaps at our Flickr page for a better idea of the space.  For bands, we love recording the main take all together, so you get the best possible feel at source. Acoustic screens and booths reduce spill to a minimum.


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