Recordings are carried out on one of several portable rigs. Each rig is based around RME hardware, ensuring decent headroom margins and high system reliability, and an Apple Mac running Cockos Reaper, the BBC's preferred software for live recordings and broadcasts. We can accommodate 64 channels of digital audio and run solid-state backups during all sessions. A comprehensive microphone collection comprises modern and vintage condensers, dynamics and ribbons by established European manufacturers, including:


beyerdynamic MC740, MC930, M160, M88, M69, M201

Microtech Gefell M930

Neumann U87Ai, TLM102, KM183, KM185

Sennheiser MKH8040, MKH8020


Monitoring is by PMC and Sennheiser. Hardware includes solid-state and transformer-equipped EQ, preamps, DI boxes and other outboard gear by Solid State Logic, Radial Engineering and LA Audio, whilst software includes plugins by Focusrite, SSL, 2CAudio and iZotope. To discuss your requirements: