123 Studios

"Production, Recording and Mixing all available."

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Introducing 123 Studios, Peckham, south east London

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 (Vintage Neves, Red 47, Tree audio Branchs, Coils, Capis- Preamps don't get any better). 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. As of Jan 2022, his past three major-label albums have reached No 2, No 2, and No 1 in the UK album charts respectively. His two most recent albums produced for independent artists both have over ten million streams with the most recent reaching No2 in the Spanish album charts and was at No 3 in the world for vinyl sales for two weeks.

He recently Co-produced (with the band) both of Foals latest albums at 123. Earning the band's first-ever number 1 album, a Mercury nomination, and winner of the album of the year at the Q awards. Previously recording Florence and the Machine's most recent album "High as hope" with credits including co-production and writing. 2021 saw him working with Gorillas, Oh Wonder, Honne and co-producing tracks with Muru Masa for Cosha's album. Tracks worked on have over a billion plays on Spotify

Credits include 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 three Ivor Novello awards.

Brett also very much enjoys working with independent/Unsigned artists. Having had great success producing and mixing for unsigned acts. Producing and mixing for Spanish Independent act "Izal", helped their album reach number two in the Spanish album charts. His work with Ewan J Philips has over eleven million plays on Spotify. (Which earns roughly £55000 for the artist). Another unsigned artist Brett has produced is George Taylor, with almost six million plays on Spotify. Mixing for Sal Dulu helped his first two singles to over a million streams each, while four of his tracks have been number ones on 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 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

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