The control room has been acoustically treated and designed for maximum audio clarity. At the heart of the 38m2 control room, sits a fully revamped SSL 6000E 32 channel console complete with original computer.
It was restored to working order by our committed tech team and works seamlessly with our Pro-Tools HDX rig and classic tape machines. There are tie lines that link the console to our original EMT Plate Reverb and our AKG BX20 Spring Reverb. Our in-house engineer, Gareth, looks after all our gear to ensure it performs to its highest standard.
Our outboard racks boast some iconic compressors and limiters including an 1176 Blue Stripe and fully kitted Chandler rack. Our monitors include ATC 200 PROs, Barefoot MM45s and industry standard Yamaha NS10s.
The machine room houses three epic tape machines and doubles as an iso booth for intimate recordings.
Natural daylight floods our purpose-built 45m2 live room overlooking the best of the Dorset countryside. Homely touches include our French Oak beams and adaptable vibe lighting.
A unique LED graphic equaliser sits within the slatted windows adding to the studio experience. The live room lends itself seamlessly for a variety of uses including live recordings, soloists, bands, voiceovers, and audiobooks.
Accessible loading bay doors lead directly into the space easing the stress of loading in. There’s an amp iso booth and a selection of tie lines that run from the live room into the lounge/recreation room should a different acoustic vibe be required.
Downtime is an important part of the recording experience. Echotown Studio boasts a private accessible space complete with toilets, snooker table, Smart TV and classic arcade game machines.
The enclosed kitchenette offers a fridge, microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso machine. Please kindly note, Echotown Studio is self-catering. A list of places that deliver can be found here or nearby eateries can be found here. On stunning British summer days, the bi-fold doors open out onto an outdoor space with accessible picnic tables and a bench overlooking a large pond.
Echotown Studio is located on the outskirts of the historic county town of Dorchester, and only 20 minutes from the seaside resort of Weymouth.
We are also located 20 minutes from the coastal resorts of Weymouth and West Bay, Bridport. Both towns host incredible live music nights at various venues and we recommend visiting The Ropemakers in Bridport and The Belvedere in Weymouth to get your fill.