The Project

Master Chord Studio is a modern recording facility built from the ground up with acoustics and ergonomics in mind.

All rooms are carefully built with the best solutions and materials: each room has its own independent floating floor, walls and ceiling, built by different layering materials and thickness in order to create a solid yet live structure, which reacts to vibrations in a natural way, letting the musician “feel” his performance and not only hear it. This technique allows modern multitrack recording and mixing to be carried out with the best possible sound isolation between rooms. And if you prefer to work “all in one room recording”, the booth’s doors can be left open, letting the sound spread from one room to the others, creating an amazing “ensemble” ambience. All rooms are equipped with regulated power outlets, heating/cooling via filtered fresh air systems, noiseless and low power consumption LED lighting systems and carefully designed bespoke acoustic solutions built using eco-friendly and nonallergenic materials only.

All these features contribute to making Master Chord Studio one of the finest recording and mixing facilities in London.

The Studio

The studio comprises of a Control Room, a Live Room, four booths with different dimensions and acoustics, a Machine Room, a storage area for all the equipment and a spacious Lobby with kitchen, leisure area and two toilets.

Control Room

32m² Control Room with extremely accurate, neutral and homogeneous acoustic, extra low noise systems, a comfortable production desk with remote control for talkback and a dedicated patch panel. It features glazed windows and doors looking into the Live Room.

Live Room

55m² Live Room with a 3.2m high ceiling. It offers a live, but controlled ambiance with a little shine in the upper frequencies to compensate for overcrowding (the room can seat up to 12 people), direct vision (through glazed doors) to all booths and Control Room.

Booth A

The yellow room, an 8m² booth designed with extra insulation layers and extreme-low frequency control to cancel modal resonances, is the perfect booth for guitar and bass cabinets to be recorded at max volume while still being able to record very quiet passages in the other rooms. Audio connected to Booth B, Live Room and Control Room.

Booth B

The blue room, a 13m² booth in a central position with a neutral acoustic footprint, is the perfect place to record a drum kit with the option to leave the doors open for clear, close micing and large far-field ambience thanks to the adjacent Live Room. Audio connected to Booth A, Booth C, Live Room and Control Room.

Booth C

The red room, a 16m² booth with 3m high ceiling, can seat a small ensemble, a drum kit, a Hammond with Leslie, all your guitar amps etc. It also has a glazed window for visual communication to booth B. Audio connected to Booth B, Live Room and Control Room.

Booth D

The green room is the smallest booth at 4m² which makes it a perfect vocal booth for live sessions and an additional booth for amplifiers. Audio connected to Booth A, Live Room and Control Room.

Lobby Area

The lobby is a place to rest and have a chat over a coffee between sessions. From the lobby, you can access the bathroom with basin, bidet sink and shower.

Storage and Machine Room

All the equipment is kept safe at your disposal in the big Storage/Machine Room behind the Control Room, so no messy booms and cables around when you are working.