State-of-the-art studios for hire
World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens’ new state-of-the-art facilities, designed by Munro Acoustics, offer a unique opportunity for your recording project.
Our space is also ideal for filming.
There are excellent transport links to this vibrant area of London. Situated adjacent to the US Embassy in Nine Elms, the studio is just moments from Nine Elms tube (Northern Line) and a short walk from Vauxhall station (Victoria Line).
Our facility comprises a main studio and a control room.
The studio comprises:
- Live Room / Auditorium – 102m2
- Sound booths – 16.5m2
- Control room – 21.5m2
We can record in analogue or digital. There are 48 analogue tie lines going directly into the control room, making our studio the perfect space to record anything from a solo vocalist to a jazz trio or classical orchestra.
The centrepiece of the control room is an SSL ORIGIN console. ORIGIN is the culmination of four decades of technical innovation, providing the immediacy and well-executed ergonomics that will inspire and engage a modern studio environment. With its modern feature-set, it bridges the gap between digital production and analogue console workflow.
We have a ProTools HDX rig with all the standard plug-ins you would expect to see in a high level studio to include WAVES full suite, FabFilter Pro Bundle, Izotype RX + Ozone and Sound Toys 5. We have a fully specced Mac Studio at the heart of our set-up and Dynaudio C3 studio loudspeakers.
A jewel in the crown for British recording studios . A magnificent live hall giving performing artists and musicians a sensational environment and multifaceted temple of sound and vision. A unique experience for audience and performers.Chris Kimsey, producer of The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff, Duran Duran (and many more!),
KIT & INSTRUMENTS
World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens boasts a 9ft Steinway Model D concert grand piano, which is meticulously maintained by Steinway’s own specialist team.
The studio has various amplifiers (tube and solid state) such as Markbass, and keyboards including Juno DX, Jupiter-8, JX3P, and an Arturia KEYLAB88 mkii keyboard controller.
We also have a selection of Fender signature guitars, TAMA and Natal drum kits, various snare drums and Sabian cymbals.
We have all the standard microphones, as well as specialist ones, such as Neumann TLM49 AKG 414 XLII, Matched Pair Coles 4038, Ribbon Microphones Matched Pair Sennheiser 421 and 441 Electrovoice RE20.
In our first year of operation we’ve been fortunate to have so many great artists record with us, including Adam F, Julian Joseph, Kirsty Hawkshaw, John Metcalfe, Branford Marsalis, and the BBC Strings.
Uniquely, our main studio doubles as a performance venue with one of just a few permanently installed d&b SoundScape systems in the UK.
And it doesn’t stop there. The whole building is literally ‘wired for sound’. By utilising Focusrite digital Pre-amps over Rednet, we are able to expand our inputs up to 96. This means that any other room in the building can effectively become an additional booth, giving you yet more options for the ultimate audio capture. We are also fully equipped for live streaming with up to five 4K Sony cameras and the building has fibre optic and is broadcast-ready.
We have a small team of engineers available to help bring your vision to life. Our friendly and experienced studio team will happily take the time to discuss your project and your individual needs, assuring that you get the result you want, at a price that works.
There is a café on site (daytime hours) should you need refreshments and several nearby
food shops, cafés and bars on our doorstep at other times.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
World Heart Beat is a registered charity. Hiring the studios is an ethical choice, supporting disadvantaged young musicians to learn music and develop their careers in the music industry.