THE BEST ART COMES FROM THE BEST ENVIRONMENT
Based in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Gospel Oak Studio is one of the premier SSL recording and mixing studios in the Midlands. Based around a fantastic SSL AWS 900 +SE DELTA Control console and stunning Prism ADA-8XR Converters, our recording studio offers seclusion and privacy to recording artists. The studio is one of the most comprehensively equipped recording studios in the Midlands, offering pre-production, recording, and mixing to artists, with matchless facilities and highly skilled, experienced sound engineers and producers.
Gospel Oak’s team of highly skilled, experienced and friendly sound engineers are passionate about bringing our artists vision to life. We aim to deliver a friendly, professional and expert service whilst capturing both the highest quality audio and performances. We offer the full range of recording services to enable this. These include; multi-track recording, overdubbing, and location recording.
A great mix is vital to how a track will be presented in its final form. Volume, panning, equalisation, and effects are the four basics of mixing music. Our intention at Gospel Oak is to bring an already good song to life through the mix process and ensure it has the heart and soul to connect with the listener. Our spacious and naturally lit control room is the perfect environment to relax, and create.
We are spoilt for choice at Gospel Oak with our standards and range of equipment, including Pro Tools 12.5 HD Native System, SSL AWS 900 +SE DELTA Control console, PRISM ADA8 XR AD/DA Converters, the highest quality SSL and Morbin Audio outboard dynamics, Bricasti M7 stereo/mono reverb and an almost endless supply of high end plug-ins from UAD, WAVES etc.
Gospel Oak have an array of associated producers available for projects, as well as a roster of talented and seasoned professional players that we can recommend. Our production team can be on hand to assist with gathering ideas for the project, selecting songs and/or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, producing the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions and supervising the entire process from the all important pre-production stage, right through to the final mastering stage.
Firstly from a purely technical point the equipment is top notch with quality compressors, reverbs, outboard gear, large choice of quality mics and full digital recording with the best plug ins you can get. The studio is in a really nice rural, private setting and the layout is well thought out and really comfortable. All of this is nothing without a good engineer and Baz Bayliss is amazing. He hears things that most people would miss and the results he gets are incredibly clear with excellent separation, even with complex mixes.
Not only Is Baz one of the most knowledgeable and gifted engineers you could ever wish to meet, he also makes you feel extremely welcome in his presence. He's a workaholic, a complete perfectionist and won't stop until you're both 110% happy with the finished outcome/mix. I've stepped in countless studios and Gospel Oak has the best equipment I've ever come across. But all that gear is worthless in the wrong hands. Thankfully, Baz knows how to work his magic and he had my songs sounding better than I could've ever imagined.
Fantastic place! Friendly, knowledgeable, professional. Would recommend to anyone - I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could!
Baz and the everyone involved at Gospel Oak are really great, full of ideas and make you feel really comfortable and will get the best performance from you. Would throughly recommend taking a visit, you'll want to go back and record there!