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Studio Spotlight: The Dairy Studios, London

Daniel Gumble
Studio Spotlight: The Dairy Studios, London

Audio Pro International, in association with AllStudios, presents the latest instalment of our Studio Spotlight, whereby we focus on some of the world’s top studio facilities. This week, we take a look at The Dairy Studios in Brixton, London…

Located in the bustling heart of Brixton, South London, The Dairy Studios is a family-owned and run studio which opened for business in 1995. Designed and built by Roger D'Arcy and Nick Whitaker of Recording Architecture, The Dairy was initially a single studio based around a DDA AMR 24 console, with a live area able to accommodate up to 16 musicians.

The DDA has since been moved to producer Craigie Dodds' production room whilst Studio One, currently on longterm let to Nitin Sawhney, now centres around a Neve VR60 Legend.

Since 1995, two more recording studios have been added: Studio Two, day-lit with wireless internet throughout, is home to Eden Studios' 60 channel SSL E-series 6000 as well as a full Pro Tools HD3 rig and a choice selection of old and new outboard. An adjoining booth, with tie-lines, gives line of sight into the control room making it ideal for vocal sessions and overdubbing instruments (even a drum kit on the odd occasion).

Studio Three is a vocal/production room that offers a full Pro Tools HD3 rig, Logic Pro 9 and access to a wide selection of microphones. It has an adjoining vocal booth and can be linked up to Studio Two's control room for use as an additional live room if required.

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There are also three production rooms offered for long-term let to producers, artists and writers Studio owner Mary Evans told AllStudios: “We offer a friendly, professional service, combining vintage and cutting edge technologies to produce top quality records. We bought Al Stone's Townhouse microphone collection a little while ago and we are proud to announce our installation of photovoltaic panels, which generate electricity and reduce our carbon footprint as well as our bills.”

The Dairy's extensive client list includes Alex Winston, Athlete, Basement Jaxx, Beverley Knight, Bloc Party, Charlotte Church, Claire Maguire, Crystal Fighters, Delilah, Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran, Doves, Elbow, Eliza Doolittle, Example, Jessie Ware, Muse, Oasis, One EskimO, Professor Green, Tinchy Stryder, The Enemy, Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Little Boots and M.I.A.

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