While the custom 16 Channel SSL G Series Console may take centre stage, the array of classic outboard gear and top of the range monitoring from ATC rounds of the control room as an environment perfect for mixing as well as tracking.
The studio's extensive collection of synthesizers and drum machines are wall mounted, wired to the patch bay and linked via midi. All cabling used throughout the studio is high grade Van Damme.
There's enough space for a large band to play together in the live room, and interchangeable acoustic panels for a variety of room sounds. We frequently house small orchestral sessions and medium-sized choral sessions.
Some of the highlights of our instrument and amplifier collection are found in the live room, notably an impeccably reconditioned Yamaha U1 upright piano (one of best sounding pianos we've ever heard), a 70s Wurlitzer 200, a 1965 Gretsch Clipper, 1985 Fender Jazz Bass, 1969 Fender Telecaster, an original Ampeg B-15 and a beautiful early 70s LA Camco drum kit. The owners' private collection of vintage snare drums & cymbals are also available for all sessions.
A high end D&B PA system is installed in the live room for any artists wishing to shed the constraints of tracking with headphones. Though the PA was initially installed with solo writing in mind, it has also been used to transform the live room into a rehearsal space ideal for pre-production or live rehearsals.
Directly in front of the control room, a larger 'main' booth is a popular choice for vocal recording with line of site to the engineer or producer behind the recording console. This room is also big enough to track drums, should you wish to utilise the larger live room for other recording purposes. A separate vocal booth adjacent to the control room and an additional amp room provide further isolation of sound.
Upstairs is a cosy lounge area that serves as the perfect space to take a break from recording, to conduct meetings or even casual writing sessions. The lounge has recently been refurbished with a newly installed kitchen and bathroom, reliable fast internet, a fully spec'd out office (perfect for management or label use during sessions) and Apple TV.
Baltic Studios is equipped with a Phillips Hue lighting system throughout. Clients can make the space their own, altering the hue and brightness of any light in the studio. This addition is particularly popular for film and photography shoots.
There are a number of secure & private car parking spaces in a gated courtyard right outside the studio. Please let us know if you require parking when booking.
All bookings for Baltic Studios receive full and exclusive access to the entire complex – an entirely self-contained East London production house with control room, live room, booths and upstairs lounge/office space.