Northstone Studios

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Northstone Studios

Situated within the Court Colman Manor Hotel, Northstone Studios is a modern - vintage residential studio with beautiful countryside surroundings and relaxing environment. The 250 year old Victorian building arms itself with 22” thick sandstone walls, dense slate flooring and heavily soundproofed ceilings.

Internally modernised for classic and modern acoustic requirments, the building is made up of 3 rooms.

*The studio runs Pro Tools 2020.5 Ultimate HD, Cubase 8.5/9 and FL Studio 11/12/20 using x 4 Digidesign 192 AD|DA conversion.

*Powering all our software is a specially built, high spec quiet PC, armed with a 10th generation i9 10900X 12 Core Pentium - 3.7GHz processor, Corsair Vengance - 64gb Ram and 2 X & M.2 NVme SSD 3500/3300

*Our modular console is and armed with a wide range of vintage and modern Preamp's/Eq's:

-Pre Amps|Eq-

Preamp: Rupert Neve Shelford 5052, 3 band EQ x 9

Preamp: Rosser DR70 x 10

Preamp: Neve 1073LB x 4

Preamp: API 512c x 2

Preamp: Rupert Neve Portico 511 x 4

-Tape Emulation-

Tape: Rupert Neve 5042 (7.5-15 ips) x 4

Tape: Rupert Neve 542 (15-30ips) x 1

Tape: Roger Mayer 456HD X 4


Compressor: Neve 2254/R(Mono) x 2

Compressor: Rupert Neve 5254/R(2 Mono/Stereo) x 1

Compressor: TK Audio BC1-THD (Stereo) x 1

Compressor: Empirical Labs EL8XS Distressor (Mono/Matched Stereo) x 2

Compressor: Empirical Labs FATSO (Stereo) x 1

Compressor: SSL - G (Modified Oxford - Stereo) x 1

Compressor: ART Pro VLA II Valve (2 Mono/Stereo) x 1

-Summing Mixers-

Summing: AMS Neve 8816 x 2 Master/Sub (32 out)

Microphones ranges are: Neumann, Rupert Neve, Aston, Shure, Sennheisers and SE

*The control room is acoustically isolated to give the best possible sound within the building. It is both cosmetically beautiful and specious with a customised console desk designed by Jayce Lewis.

*Live room 1/Hall Room is a spacious mid ceiling, long room… used for guitar cab mic’n, Piano, string and Vocals

*Our 2nd live room/drum room is blessed with high, solid walls and a spaciously higher pitched ceiling to encompass the acoustics of any natural instrument, renovated and designed by a musician for musicians.

*We also have 2 huge rooms situated within the Manor Hotel - The Ball Room and The Garden Room. Both provide an enormous spacious natural reverb for orchestral, choir or anything requiring a large room sound.

Northstone Studios
Court Colman Manor
Mid Glamorgan
CF31 4NG

Telephone: (+44) (0)1656 502026

Northstone Studios