State Of The Ark Studios is a home from home. Originally exclusively songwriter/producer Terry Britten's studio, since opening it's doors to the public State of the Ark has hosted a vast array of incredible artists including London Grammar, Kasabian, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Mumford & Sons, Jake Bugg, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to name a few.
Tucked away just outside of the centre of Richmond, Surrey. The studio comprises one large live room, two medium sized isolation rooms, two amp isolation booths and a control room. All recording areas have line of sight to the control room which makes for easy communication and cueing during live sessions.
The control room is centred around a 1960's 24 channel EMI TG 12345 MKIII Console, and surrounded by a vast amount of sought after valve and early solid state outboard gear.
There is plenty of natural light throughout the studio, with skylights in the control room and kitchen area and large floor to ceiling windows in the live room. Upstairs there is a kitchen/dining area which is fully isolated from the main studio. Behind the live room there is a rear entrance which is useful for loading in, there is also a decked private garden.
There are 2 great pianos at State of the Ark, in the live room there is a Steinway B grand piano (acclaimed by many to be the best in London!) and upstairs there is a 1930's Broadwood upright piano. There is also a Hammond C3, a Wurlitzer EP and a good selection of vintage synths.
The studio comes with 30+ guitars and basses, most of which are either 1960's or 1970's. In the amp room downstairs there is a broad choice of vintage valve amps.
If you're looking for a private studio with a homely vibe, a comprehensive backline, a large selection of vintage gear and great sounding live rooms then you've come to the right place!