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The Studio,
a High End,

A relaxed & productive space to work

Our specialist recording studio is based at The Grand in Clitheroe. This is a purpose built high-end facility with two live rooms and a twenty-four channel SSL AWS900 console with ATC and PMC monitoring. The flexibility of the spaces make it ideal for tracking small or larger ensembles, as well as editing & mixing (music or post-production). The console has a fully analogue signal path and full DAW control for Pro Tools or Logic Pro X. Avid HDX maintains zero-latency recording and there are plenty of excellent options for outboard too.



  • 1x Neumann U87AI
  • 2x AKG C414
  • 1x AKG Solid Tube
  • 2x AKG C451
  • 2x AKG C1000
  • 1x Rode NTK
  • 2x Audio Technica 4033
  • 1x Audio Technica 2020
  • 1x Shure Beta 91
  • 1x Shure Beta 52a
  • 2x Shure Beta 87
  • 1x Shure SM81
  • 7x Shure SM57
  • 1x Shure Beta57
  • 9x Shure SM58
  • 2x Shure Beta 58
  • 4x Sennheiser 421
  • 2x Beyerdynamic M201
  • 1x Beyerdynamic M88
  • 1x Crown 30D PZM
  • 1x Electrovoice RE20
  • 2x SM7B
  • 2x Neumann KM184
  • 2x Royer R101
  • 2x AKG 214
  • 2x Rode NT5
  • 1 x Townsend Labs Sphere L22


  • 24ch Solid State Logic AWS900 with AWSomation, Total Recall & DAW control


  • PMC MB3-a
  • ATC SCM25a
  • Dynaudio LYD


  • Yamaha YUS5 Acoustic Upright Piano
  • Moog Sub Phatty Synthesizer
  • Roland JP08 Synthesizer
  • Nord Electro 5 Stage Piano
  • Kurzweil SP88 Keyboard
  • Hammond Organ
  • Leslie 122 Rotary Speaker
  • Arturia KeyLab 88 MIDI Controller
  • Fender Stratocaster (MIJ)
  • Tokai Love Rock (MIJ)
  • Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
  • Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI
  • Fender 70s Reissue Jazz Bass
  • Rickenbacker 4001 (1975)
  • Vintage Double Bass
  • Yamaha Gigmaker Fusion Drum Kit: 10” 12” 14” 20” 14” Snare

Computer & Software

  • 2021 Mac Pro 3.5gHz 8-core Intel Xeon, 48gb DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Radeon Pro 580X
  • Pro Tools HDX with Pro Tools Ultimate Software
  • Logic Pro X
  • Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate
  • Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional
  • Spectrasonics Keylab & Omnisphere 2
  • ANA2 Synth
  • Arturia Analog Lab
  • AVA Instinct
  • Celemony Melodyne 5
  • UAD 1176 Collection
  • UAD LA-2A Collection
  • UAD EMT-140
  • UAD Pultec EQ Collection
  • UAD Neve 1084 Channel Strip
  • UAD Ocean Way Studios
  • Slate Digital Bundle including Virtual Mix Rack, Virtual Bus Compressors, Virtual Tape Machines, Repeater & Verbsuite Classics
  • Plugin Alliance Bundle including offerings from Brainworx, Lindell Audio, Maag Audio, Shadow Hills & the Black Box HG-2
  • SoundToys 5 including Decapitator, EchoBoy, Crystallizer & Devil-Loc Deluxe
  • FabFilter ProQ-3, ProL-2, Pro-R, ProC-2, Volcano 2, Timeless 2 & Pro-MB
  • iZotope Ozone 9 Elements
  • Softube SSL 4000E Channel Strip
  • Softube British Class A Channel Strip
  • Softube Abbey Road Brilliance EQ Collection


  • Vox AC30 CC2 with Celestion Greenback Speaker
  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
  • Marshall Cab (2×12)
  • Orange Crush 100BXT
  • Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Head
  • Aguilar SL112 Cabinet
  • Trace Elliot 1×15” Bass Combo
  • MJW Electra Twang 30w Guitar Head
  • Cornford 1×12” Guitar Cab


  • Neve 1081 Channel Strip
  • Manley Voxbox Channel Strip
  • Lexicon 960I Reverb
  • Lexicon MPX200 Effects Processor
  • Focusrite ISA 430 MKII Channel Strip
  • Avalon VT-737SP Stereo Compressor
  • Avalon AD2055 Stereo EQ
  • Drawmer 1960 Mic Pre & Vacuum Tube Compressor

N.B some mics & instruments are with us on a long-term loan basis, please get in touch if you would like to guarantee availability for a session.

Stay with us

Although we aren’t a residential studio, we are nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley, making the studio ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We are partnered with local homestays and lodges for an ideal residential studio experience. Spend a week with us and record your song, EP or Album at one of the best recording studios in the North West.


We have a team of platinum-selling, award-winning engineers and music producers available from across the North-West. We also have video production facilities for both live and pre-recorded music videos. Depending on your project, we will utilise the skills of the best person, or people, for the job.

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