Toe Rag Studios

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Toe Rag Studios
Type Private
Industry Recording industry
Genre Recording studio
Founded 1991
Shoreditch, London, England
Founders Liam Watson, Josh Collins
Headquarters Hackney, London, England
Website http://www.toeragstudios.co.uk/

Toe Rag Studios is an analogue recording studio located in Hackney, London, England.

History[edit]

The studio was founded in 1991 by Liam Watson and Josh Collins in the Shoreditch area of London. In 1997, the business relocated to Hackney due to rising overheads.[1] Although the studio didn't open exclusively in the analogue market, it was formed to eventually only use analogue equipment (despite the cost), as "there were loads of [cheap digital studios] opening up all the time and then closing down every week because they didn't really offer anything unique".[2]

Facilities[edit]

Toe Rag offers clients music production using eight-track multitrack recording technology, and all recording media is magnetic tape.

Equipment[edit]

Recording is centred on an EMI mixing console (originally from Abbey Road Studios[3]) and Studer A80 tape machine, as well as microphones by Neumann, Reslo and STC[disambiguation needed]. Monitoring is performed through Tannoy loudspeakers. Vintage backline includes Vox and Fender amplifiers, and instruments include Farfisa and Hammond organs, as well as a 1965 Ludwig drum kit.[4]

As well as hardware, the studio's live room was specially built to maximise the acoustic properties. In addition to this, the studio makes use of echo chambers.

Notable clients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Daniel James. "Liam Watson & Toe Rag Studios". Soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ [3][dead link]

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