The Studio

Best Value Recording Studio in London?

Quite possibly........ Our London based recording studio is equipped with the latest, cutting edge Avid Pro Tools HDX system. That, combined with decades of professional experience and expertise, is designed to guarantee that you complete your session with the ultimate in professional sound recording.

Pro Tools Ultimate HDX Recording Studio

At the heart of Boomtown Studio is our Avid Pro Tools Ultimate HDX system. This allows recording to a full 128 tracks of 32 bit audio compatible with all industry film editing programs like Apple's Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier and DaVinci Resolve. Our Pro Tools system is complemented by a selection of top quality microphones and pre-amps.

Unlike London recording studios offering only Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools HD Native or other native platforms, this HDX system allows true minimal latency monitoring as well as vastly increased processing power to run our substantial collection of AAX plug ins. Of the London recording studios offering Pro Tools HDX, we undoubtedly offer some of the best recording studio rates for such a highly specified system - a system used by AV professionals in similar studios the world over. 

Digidesign C|24 Mix Control Surface

Coupled with our multi computer Pro Tools set up is a Digidesign C|24 control surface. We truly believe that this piece of equipment, with the tactile feedback it allows, helps produce better sounding mixes as it encourages the engineer/producer to rely more on listening rather than staring at a computer screen - and that can only be a good thing. Being a highly engineered piece of Digidesign equipment, you won't find this in any studios that rely on anything other than Pro Tools HDX as their Digital Audio Workstation of choice.

Acoustically Treated Recording Booth

Our acoustically treated and insulated 2m x 3m vocal booth is of state of the art Studiobricks construction, both fully ventilated and daylight illuminated. It's one of the largest such booths in the UK. The directional LED lighting is adjustable to suit taste and the booth is big enough to accommodate multiple performers. Up to eight pairs of headphones can be used simultaneously, all with individual volume controls to allow personalisation of monitoring levels.

The booth can be both completely private (with no window to the control room) or with direct line of sight to the engineer if desired. This means that if a performer wants complete privacy then no one else will see! We will, however, hear and record - and the results can be spectacular!

Boomtown Studio Microphones

We have a carefully chosen selection of top quality microphones, from valve condensers, a ribbon mic and small diaphragm capacitor mics through to dynamics. 

  • Townsend Labs Sphere L22 - a mic that can model some of the most expensive and desirable mics out there.
  • Neumann M149 Tube mic with custom, ultra high quality Vovox cable - one of's top 10 mics of all time
  • Sennheiser MKH416 - a favourite with visiting US Voice Over Artists, this has a classic sound and is a favourite
  • ElectroVoice RE-20 - a favourite on Kick Drum and some visiting US Voice Over Artists
  • 3-Zigma Master 4 x 10 Toolkit - a host of classic FET condenser mic emulations (C12, U47, U67, ELAM 251)
  • Sontronics Sigma Active Ribbon Mic - unlike modern condensers this gives a darker, retro radio sound
  • Twin Lewitt LCT 940s - these can offer either valve or FET operation, or a blend of the two - fab!
  • Twin DPDA 4060 Lavalier mics - perfect for recording violins and other hollow body instruments as well as video game voice over by allowing the performer flexibility of movement.

Pre-amps by Slate Pro Audio, Broadhurst Gardens, TL Audio and Digidesign handle the audio inputs to our Pro Tools HDX rig.

Boomtown Studio Plugins

Every Pro Tools based voice over recording studio has its prized selection of digital plug-ins for enhanced processing and we are no exception. Our already highly specified system is, of course, complemented with a wide range of plug-ins (both the essential and the more esoteric) to ensure that you get the perfect professional recording, mixing and mastering. As well as those by Avid, we have the latest plug-ins by Antares, Aphex, Brainworx, Eventide, Izotope, Massey, MsDSP, Sonnox, Sound Toys, Source Elements, Synchro Arts, Wave Arts, Waves and many more.

Running a Pro Tools Ultimate HDX rig, our plugins are all AAX. However, due to the wizardry of Blue Cat Audio's MB7 and Patchwork, we are able to run VST plugins in our DAW as well, so please let us know if you have any special requirements in that area. It could be that you have a favourite VST plugin which hasn't made it to the AAX platform. If that's the case we should be able to run it!