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Analogue & Digital residential recording in rural Warwickshire



Otterhead Studios is a residential writing and recording retreat where bands and artists can escape into an idyllic rural environment and focus on creativity.


The studio is situated in peaceful gardens bordering the river Avon, surrounded by acres of rolling farmland. We are located just 56 minutes from London.


The studio consists of a 55m2 vaulted full height live room that is ideal for recording live bands and string sections. The control room is based around an SSL Custom E series console previously used at the Moles Studio in Bath.


The control room also has a great selection of boutique outboard including Neve, Calrec, Empirical Labs, Fairchild and custom valve mic pre amps.


The extensive microphone selection, house backline and drum collection provide everything required for an exclusive recording and writing setup.


Otterhead Studios is the perfect retreat to write and record your next tracks or to work on an album.  We have accommodation for 6 people within our converted stable and barn. Further accommodation is available on request.

  • SSL 4016 E custom console 16 Channels

  • Neve 54 series 16 ch “Suitcase” Mixer – Sidecar

  • 1x Ferrograph Series 6 Valve pre + DI

  • 1x Neve 1073 DPX

  • 3x Mic pre custom rack V72a, BBCAM7 mod & WSW

  • 2x Neve 1081 500 Series Clones

  • 1x Warm Audio WA73

  • 2x Audix Pre and EQ Strips

  • 1x Neve 33609 comp/lim

  • 2x Neve 2262 comp/lims

  • 1x 1176 Hairball Revision D

  • 1x Klark Teknik 1176 Clone

  • 1x Fairchild stereo comp 670 POM

  • 1x Stereo Tube Crusher (Thermonic culture clone)

  • 2x Empirical Labs Distressors

  • 2x KT Pultec EQs POM mod

  • 1x KTLA2A POM mod

  • 1x Soundfield DSF2 Controller

  • 1x Valley People Dynamite Stereo

  • 2x Roger Mayer 456

  • 1x BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer

  • 1x AKG BX20E Stereo Spring Reverb

  • Korg Pitchblack Pro Rack Tuner

  • Kemper Profiling Amp

  • Behringer P16 Personal Monitoring System

  • Protools HDX - Avid HD I/O (40 Analogue Inputs/32 Analogue Outputs)

  • Mac Mini 2018

  • Main Rogers LS/58 custom tuned with 15” Subs

  • Focal Twin6 Be Soffit mounted custom tuned

  • Focal Shape 40 Nearfield

  • Adam A7X Nearfield

  • Option to put Focal Sub 6 across Nearfield option

  • Various Midi Controllers

  • 1x Telefunken U47 POM Clone

  • 5x Shure SM57

  • 1x Shure Beta 57a

  • 1x Unidyne SM57

  • 5x Shure SM58

  • 1x Shure SM61

  • 1x Shure SM76

  • 2x Shure SM7B

  • 1x Shure SM85

  • 2x Coles 4038

  • 1x Coles Ball and Biscuit

  • 1x Neumann U87

  • 2x Neumann KMS 84i

  • 2x Neumann KM 84i

  • 2x Calrec 1051C

  • 4x Calrec CB20C

  • 1x AKG C451B

  • 2x AKG C414 EB

  • 1x AKG C3000B

  • 2x AKG D130

  • 1x AKG D25

  • 1x AKG D53

  • 1x Sony ECM-50PBW

  • 2 Warm Audio WA-47JR

  • 1x Sennheiser e609

  • 1x Sennheiser MD441N

  • 1x Sennheiser E901

  • 4x Sennheiser MD421

  • 2x Sennheiser MKH805

  • 1x Sennheiser MKH416P48

  • 1x United Fet 47

  • 1 Beyer Dynamic V35

  • 1x Electrovoice RE50

  • 2x Electrovoice 635A

  • 1x Electrovoice RE20

  • 1x JZ 67

  • 2x Golden Age Project R2

  • 1x Dr Alien Smith Alien8

  • 1x Solomon LoFreq

  • 1x Soundfield Ambisonic Mic

  • 2x Line Audio CM4


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