The studio is owned by Michael Johnson, ex-Factory Records engineer and producer whose discography includes Joy Division, New Order, Stone Roses, Soft Cell and Erasure. Michael learned his trade at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studio, where he worked for five years, progressing from tape-op to house engineer.
Tankfield features spacious recording and control rooms, with ceilings almost 4 metres high. The rooms have an airy feel and are ideal for recording acoustic or amplified instruments and voices. Drums record particularly well. The studio is on the ground floor and there is easy access straight in from the huge car park.
There's an artist's lounge and tea and coffee is free. Close by there is a large Sainsbury's, a corner shop, pubs and even a hospital (if going to the Wirral gets too much for you).
|£40 / hour|
|£140 / half day (4 hours)|
|£240 / full day (8 hours)|
|Discounts for longer bookings. |
We accept cash, credit cards and PayPal.
Recording: Apple iMac i7 quad core 16 GB RAM, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, Harrison Mixbus, Allen & Heath ZED-R16, ADR Vocal Stresser, Tascam 16-track analogue tape.
Monitors: Yamaha NS-10, Mackie HR824 Mk 2, E3 cubes
Plugins: NI Komplete, Melodyne, Valhalla, PSP, Sonnox, IK Multimedia.
Mics: AKG, Audio Technica, ElectroVoice, Golden Age Project, Shure.
Amps: Marshall, Vox, Hiwatt, Epiphone.
Instruments: Drums, synths, guitars, acoustic piano, organ, percussion.