123 Studios, one of London's top recording studios (recordings at 123 have over a billion plays on Spotify alone), has been set up by Producer/Engineer Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Foals, Lady Gaga, Daughter, Clean Bandit), next to Peckham's Bussey Building in one of South London's most exciting new creative developments.
The idea behind 123 was to design a studio that had the same recoding recording heft and fatness of sound as some of the classic vintage Neve and API desks. With the flexibility in mixing of the SSL studios and a compliment of outboard gear to match some of the best mix rooms around.
We have had a major update in the live room by increasing the floor space by almost 25%. (7M x 5.5M) It now has three booths and is exceptional for live recording. The wooden walls have a flexible, rich warm tonality. Easily changed from large and open to tight and focused, with high ceilings and adjustable height ceiling cloud, interchangeable wall panels and electronic "Drumbrella".
The large selection of some of the very best tube and solid state preamps around produce a harmonically rich, thick but clear tone. Complimented by many of the finest vintage and modern microphones. (Vintage Neumann U47 tube, U67s, M249b (M49),TELEFUNKEN 251E, U87, KM84's, Bock 251 and Ifet, Flea U47 and M49, Coles 4038s, Rca 77d, AEA 44, AKG 414 to name a few)
Featuring an astoundingly accurate purpose-built natural light control room (7M x 5.5M) that houses a vintage SSL E series console, ATC scm50asl monitors and some of the finest high-end gear around. With a large live room, high ceilings and booths, makes 123 ideal for full band tracking.
The studio can record fully analogue to 24 track tape, digital or a combination of the two.
Production, recording, mixing, and mastering are all available.
Brett Shaw (Resident Producer, Engineer, Mixer)
Brett spends his time helping others make music. Tracks he has worked on have well over a billion plays on Spotify. He recently Co-produced (with the band) both of Foals latest albums at 123. Earning the bands first ever number 1 album, a Mercury nomination and winner of the album of the year at the Q awards. 2021 has seen him working with Gorillas and co producing tracks with Muru Masa for Cosha's new album.
Brett's credits have achieved four number 1 albums (2x U.S 2x U.K) and two number 2 albums (One U.K one U.S and U.K- One quadruple platinum album, One platinum album, Four gold albums, one silver album ). One quadruple platinum no 1 Single which won the Grammy for best dance recording, two Mercury nominations and three Ivor Novello awards.
Previous work includes Co Production/Writing and Engineering on Florence and the Machine's "High as Hope" album both here at 123 and out in L.A. as well as recording and production credits on albums such as Lady Gaga's "Joanne", Florence and the Machine's, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, (extended edition) and engineering on Clean Bandit's "Rather be" which won the Grammy for best Dance recording.
Other recent work includes recording and production credits on albums such as Lady Gaga's "Joanne", Florence and the Machine's, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, (extended edition) Clean Bandit's "Rather be" which won the Grammy for best Dance recording.
Brett has also had great success producing and mixing for unsigned acts. His work with Ewan J Philips has over eight million plays on Spotify. ( Which earns roughly £40000+ for the artist). Another usigned artist Brett has produced is George Taylor with another six million plus plays on Spotify. Mixing for Sal Dulu helped his first two singles to over a million streams each while both were number ones in the Hype Machine chart. The album Brett produced and mixed for Rina's Mushonga got on to Pitchfork's rare, albums that rate 8 or above list and was several albums of the year listings including The line of Best fit and independent album of the year so far lists (the lead singles have around two million plays on Spotify).
"The studio's great. It has a great atmosphere to it. It's very laid back and it's very light which was a pleasure to work in. Somewhere that felt light and warm." Yannis/Foals
Hear the sound of the studio here - https://soundcloud.com/brett-shaw-123
Artists working at 123 studios - Gorillas, Foals, Florence and the Machine, Muru Masa, Liane La Havas, Cosha, Kindness, Robyn, Still corners, Magic Gang, Swim Deep, Shy Girl, Hawk House, Alex Burey, Cosima, Christina and the Queens, Daughter, Swim Deep, Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne, M.I.A , Eliza Doolittle, Keaton Henson, Rita Ora, Say Lou Lou, The Kooks, Labrinth, Julio Bashmore, Noisettes , Jamie T, Dry the river, Jack Bruce , M.I.A, ,Babydaddy (Scissor Sisters), Aquilo, Saint Raymond, Gabriel Bruce, Roisin Murphy, Marcus Foster, Kyla La Grange, Iggy Azalia , Ghostpoet, Skepta and Ed Sheeran