Matt Lane of Miloco Studios, who installed the console, is impressed by its user-friendly configuration and “limitless potential”, and envisages features like the stereo bus compressor, dynamics processing, Total Recall and independent summing input being particularly helpful going forward.“Whenever drum recording will be needed, the analogue functionality will come in very handy,” he says. “Having the option to switch channels to and from stereo mode has been incredibly useful, and has easily streamlined things like playback and monitoring while recording.”
Operations Manager at Miloco, Pete Hofmann, adds: “Miloco are very excited to add BRxTN Studios to our roster of international studios – it’s such a unique location with such a diverse community.
“Whatever time of day or night, there is a huge choice of bars and restaurants in the vicinity, and the energy in the village makes it an inspiring place to make music. The studios themselves are kitted out to the highest specification based around the SSL console, and the PMC monitoring sounds incredible.”
Aside from the refurbished SSL 948 console, the sustainability element of the studio was a big consideration for the team when it came to settling on certain design options.
To carry this sustainable theme throughout the entire space, the team refrained from using any plastics in the kitchen or lounge spaces and installed a water filter in the kitchen to avoid any need for single use plastics. The studio even utilises a food delivery platform called TableSnappr, which allows studio users to order from restaurants in the market below, and which is also completely plastic free.
The studio has a carefully curated assortment of emerging contemporary artworks adorning its walls, which have been placed accordingly throughout the studio to inspire the dialogue of the space and contribute to the overall narrative, serving as a critical component of this innovative, yet culturally relevant musical playground.
Meanwhile, a number of steps have been taken to establish and maintain a strong relationship with the local community.
“We’ve been cross-pollinating with the fellow entities within the village, from using drink and food vendors for our events to working with Re:Sole and Impact Brixton,” shares Karl Lokko, Brixton resident and Head of Creative at BRxTN Studios. “We are constantly making sure everyone is aware of our current activations.”
And it’s already been a busy time for the studio; since opening it has booked a number of mainstream artists through Miloco, and has been working alongside StepNow, a youth initiative which gives young people the opportunity to gain skills within music.
“We are also collaborating with MR.IAMNEXT to present our new platform ‘Sky Cyphers’, which will showcase both established and up-and-coming drill, grime and rap artists,” Lokko adds. “We start shooting this month, so it’s exciting times!”
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