The heart of Rolling Stock Recording Rooms is our beautiful sounding mudbrick lined tracking room. It’s a flexible room with big windows, moveable booth walls and various lighting options. It also houses our prixed 1938 Steinway B grand piano. Connected independently to each of the control rooms the live room can host everything from soloists through to multiple artists spread through out the Rolling Stock complex. The sonics of the space are always commented on and have suited everything from big band jazz through to punk rock, classical ensembles to trad jazz, pop to art noise.
Control Room 1
Control room 1 was designed and kitted out by Myles Mumford.
A luscious sounding room with lots of warm wood features a 32 i/o UAD Apollo system, an array of custom built equipment including a custom summing console built from Neve components and fantastic monitoring. 48 lines connect the control room to the performance space, 40 channels of mic preamps, an extensive selection of vintage and modern microphones, excellent outboard, and an inspiring and fantastic listening environment all make for a great production room.
Avacan is a recording studio built into a 20’ shipping container. This prototype for a production line of similar studios now resides within The Rolling Stock Recording Rooms. The studio is comprised of a control room and an isolation booth with operable walls and doors that allow the space to convert into a single room depending on the daily application.
The permanent audio equipment revolves around Focal monitors and an RME converter with various outboard 19’’ rack and 500 series units. 6 ins and 2 outs connect the isolation booth to the control room and a further 20 ins and 4 outs connect the live room to Avacan with a batch of preamps to suit. Avacan is suitable for full band recording from the live room and works well as a stand alone mixing, production and overdub suite. So far, Avacan has been the locus for seminal recordings by artists such as The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Chet Faker, Bombay Royale, Mantra, Wunmi, Poogie Bell, Hayden Calnin, Didirri, and many more.
Control Room 2 is Tom Strode’s workspace. It houses a selection of guitars, amps and keyboards including a spinnet piano. The control room also features a booth for overdubs, 24 channels of mic preamps, an excellent selection of microphones and is also tied into the live room for everything from full band recordings to solo artists, voice overs and overdubs.