From the requirements of an 8 piece string ensemble to the demands of tracking a band live, Studio A’s 450sq. foot (40 sq. metres) live room provides a fantastic recording environment for the modern musician. Featuring wooden floors, an isolation booth and amp cupboard, the live room was designed at every stage to provide a space that was sympathetic to the needs of the artist.
Excellent lines of sight between recording areas allow musicians to see each other no matter where they are stood, and because the live room features large windows sunlight can reach every part of this recording studio. A 14-foot (4m) high ceiling provides the acoustic ambience essential to achieving those ‘big’ drum sounds, whilst the warm and colourful decor provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
A giant movable screen allows live room to be divided into smaller recording areas, providing versatility when recording ensemble performances. The raised drum platform – a unique feature of this recording studio, can be completely enclosed using the screen which creates an acoustically dead environment suitable for everything from vocal recording to dry ’70s style’ drum sounds alike.
In addition to 9 channels of API pres and Amek BCII side-car, the control room is built around a 40 channel Trident 65 console. This console, with its powerful, musical EQ is fully integrated with Pro Tools HD giving any project the versatility of digital recording with the option of a great vintage tone.
At Urchin we believe that an inspirational sound should never be too far away, therefore we host a great selection of vintage and modern drums, keyboards, percussion instruments, amps.
Studio B is Urchin’s writing room and production suite. Acoustically treated, fully air conditioned and with a decent sized vocal booth, the studio is perfect for small scale recording projects, writing, editing and mixing on a budget.
The studio can also be used in tandem with Studio A as a secondary overdub room, and is connected via tie lines to enable its use as an additional recording space during complex live tracking sessions.
The setup in this room is specifically geared towards being able to walk in with a laptop and get to work as fast as possible. No fuss.
Had a great time working with @lauramarling on her interpretation of Those Were The Days as featured on this new compilation of music inspired by the film #Roma - engineered and drummed by @matturchin and mixed by @danurchin
Our very own @danurchin has just made an album with @peterdohertyofficial! “Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres” was engineered by Dan and mixed here right here in Studio A through our @tridentaudio series 65 console. The record is out on 26th April!
Big shout out to @alicepisanomusic for appearing on @spotify UK’s New Music Friday today! “Lost You In The Crowd” was mixed here at Urchin by @danurchin, as was her previous single “Celebrate Life” which is fast closing in on 1 million streams. Be sure to give both tunes your full attention!
We’re supporting our brothers and sisters at @strongroomstudios by submitting an objection to the proposed construction at 118 Curtain Road, which threatens to seriously disrupt the day to day business of this iconic #recordingstudio. Email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 2018/0363 and tell them why the future of this vital part of our musical infrastructure and culture must be protected. Objections must be submitted by this coming Tuesday 11th Dec. Check out their social media to find out more. #savestrongroom
We are over the moon to be on the shortlist for the @musicproducersguild Awards Studio of The Year 2019! We’ll be hoping to win ourselves a friend for @danurchin’s award which currently lives on our studio A windowsill. Congrats as well to British Grove and @strongroomstudios for their nominations and also all the other fantastically talented individuals on the shortlist! #mpgawards