In this, the final part of their tour of Challow Park Studios, James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert talks with Will Biggs about the main recording space at Challow Park - Their live recital hall with its 3 grand pianos and amazing installed pipe organ.
James and Will talk about the design and rebuild of the hall with its stunning natural reverb and discuss some of the mics and microphone techniques Will uses when recording classical and non-classical instrumental groups in this stunning acoustic environment.
Challow Park is very much a work in progress but this room totally finished. The 3 pianos, which all sound quite different when compared with each other are stunning, throw the pipe organ into the mix and you have a studio where just about anything is possible when it comes to recorded sound. We look forward to re-visiting Challow Park Studios around Christmas time to see how this project has progressed. Will the main control room be an up and running recording space? We will have to wait and see.