musicarta media
PROJECT STUDIO
Accessible London Studio

We are conveniently located just off the South Circular in South East London, with strong transport links to both Central London and the southern counties. Bringing equipment to the studio is easy, with free street parking right outside our doors. For more information on how to reach us, visit our contact page.

Control Room

A Sony DMX-R100 24-channel digital mixing console is the centrepiece of the control room, which communicates seamlessly with Pro Tools HD 12. The console itself includes 12 pristine phantom-powered preamps, but when you’re after more colour, we also have the legendary Neve 1073 DPA Stereo Preamp. A Yamaha SPX990 is on offer for tracking reverb/delay and we have countless plugins available for use, including the full Waves Mercury Bundle, Lexicon PCM Native Reverb and ValhallaDSP.

Studio Floor

A Bentley baby grand piano is at the heart of the studio floor, alongside a Nord Electro 4 HP digital keyboard. Our extensive microphone collection includes both vintage specialities and modern industry favourites, including the Neumann U87, AKG C414, Electro-Voice RE20, Calrec 1050C and many others. With acoustic treatment, a high ceiling and 11.4m2 of floor space, it has a tight and controlled sound which facilitates the recording of up to three musicians live in the studio.

…I have designed this studio for soloists and small ensembles, but multitracking is of course a viable way of recording larger ensembles here. My favourite thing about the studio is the beautiful baby grand piano, with its bright and even tone that is perfect for jazz and pop recording.
Oliver Bowring | Founder
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24/7
Our studio never closes, so you can be sure your session isn’t cut short
STUDIO SUITABILITY
Vocal Overdubs
0%
Singer-songwriters (Vocals + Piano/Guitar)
0%
Solo Instruments (Acoustic Grand Piano, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar etc.)
0%
Live Recording of Two Musicians
0%
Live Recording of Three Musicians
0%
studio portfolio

Browse a selection of audio and video projects produced at Musicarta Media. We make sure that our studio not only sounds great, but looks great too. Our media team are on hand to take photos and produce video for your session at a competitive price, but you are very welcome to bring in your own photographer or videographer.

Lost in Japan – Vocals, Piano and Keys
Angelina – Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Jazz Piano Arrangement
Stargaze – Original Track
Testimonials
Pricing
Dry Hire
£150
Per 10-hour Day
Unrestricted use of the studio facilities
Access to all microphones and studio equipment
Technical support always on hand
Mixing included (if within the 10-hour booking)
Photography: 10+ edited session photos
Video Production: 1 Studio Music Video*
best
Media Session
Most cost-effective plan
£500
Unrestricted use of the studio facilities
Access to all microphones and studio equipment
In-house producer/engineer to realise your project
Mixing included (if within the 10-hour booking)
Photography: 10+ edited session photos
Video Production: 1 Studio Music Video*
Wet Hire
£250
Per 10-hour Day
Unrestricted use of the studio facilities
Access to all microphones and studio equipment
In-house producer/engineer to realise your project
Mixing included (if within the 10-hour booking)
Photography: 10+ edited session photos
Video Production: 1 Studio Music Video*

*up to a maximum length of 5 minutes. We are happy to produce a video of greater length (and indeed more than one video) at additional cost.