About

EchoTown Recording Studio - Dorset - Vintage Iconic Equipment

The EchoTown Studio Story

The studio was built from scratch, allowing studio owner, singer-songwriter Nick Capaldi, to use his recording experience to build a suitable high-end studio full of character and world class equipment.

His view as both artist and producer heavily aided the design with thoughts going into every detail, from the characteristic wooden beams and air conditioning ducts painted to look like the Yellow Submarine through to the retro 70s vibes of the Control Room décor.

One of our main goals when designing the studio was to make everything as inclusive as we possibly could. In doing so we have spent much of our time researching and reaching out for advice and have made some wonderful friends along the way.”

Nick and Grace Capaldi

Accessiblity in our studio comes as standard

Co-director Grace Capaldi, a wheelchair user and one of our in-house audio engineers knows only too well that studios are sometimes tricky to navigate. Some we have visited together even proved challenging to get through the front door! We want our studio to make anyone who visits feel relaxed and confident. Music is accessible and we feel creating music in a professional environment should be equally available.

Rare and vintage equipment

We have spent over a year sourcing the best equipment, most of it vintage and some of it extremely rare.

The first purchase we made was a 32 channel Solid State Logic 6000E console which was previously owned by the BBC in the 1980’s. 

We have a microphone collection to rival any of the world’s best studios, plus a huge collection of vintage keyboards, pianos, guitars and amps.

We appreciate how nice to work in daylight and so there are inspiring Dorset countryside views from the windows and loading bay doors.

Vintage meets high tech

The control room has a retro feel with hi-end outboard gear. The machine room is visible from the control room which houses three vintage tape machines for those who want to really get back to the analogue magic, including a 4-track Studer J37 (the same model that The Beatles recorded many classic albums on).

We also have a very spacious lounge complete with kitchen area, seating and games including a snooker table for that all important break between sessions.

Grace and Nick are looking forward to meeting you, please get in touch for any enquiries.

Studio booking

To enquire about booking the studio, please contact us with details of your project so we can provide a bespoke quote.