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 including a 4 track 1 inch 1964 Studer J37 (The Beatles), 24 track 2 inch Otari MTR90 MK3, 2 track half inch Otari MTR12 and a 2 track quarter inch Ampex 440. The machine room also 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, however we have a list of places that deliver food and drink, we can pre-order this in for you and add the costings to your invoice. 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.
Whilst you’re recording in the wonderfully picturesque countryside, you’ll be able to fully relax wherever you choose to stay, soaking up the tranquillity and inspiration that Dorset offers. We are only 20 minutes from the coastal towns of Weymouth and West Bay, Bridport. These locations are a must-see if you love the beach and nothing beats watching the waves whilst sipping a drink on the seafront.
Although we are not a residential studio, we are surrounded by an abundance of stunning properties and boutique hotels to suit your needs. We work closely with property owners who offer a range of accommodation situated in both the heart of the surrounding vibrant towns and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you would like to book any accommodation, please contact us and we can book you in at a special rate.
To enquire about the studio, please contact us with details of your project so we can provide a bespoke quote.
For a bespoke quote contact us with details of your project.
The Willows, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9DS
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