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.
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.
"Really good, efficient and quick These guys are great - we went in for 4 hours to record backing tracks to take away, and got the best sound we have ever had. ace! Would highly recommend them Rating: 9/10." Touch Brighton
"An impressive looking studio, with more of a guitar-band slant to their recording skills and stacks of vintage gear, if you're after that warm sixties sound this place is analogue heaven." Totally Wired
"Church Road Recording Co. in Hove has a good name. We recorded ours there as we'd heard such good things about the place." Brighton Rock