Cartel Studios offer low cost recording deals, rehearsal facilities and private tuition in person or by Skype. We are looking for bands who would like to record their single, EP or album in the studio. The studio is owned by Criminal Records UK, who also arrange live concerts and music industry networking events through the bookings arm, Criminal Booking Agency - so feel free to get in touch for all of those things.
Our producers have worked with a large number of high profile acts including Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Mark Ronson (Level 42), James Blunt, Das Pop, The Magic Numbers, Florence and The Machine, Keane, Graham Coxon, Hard Fi, Boy Kill Boy, The Rakes, Lucky Soul, The Rocks, Maximo Park, Bluetones, Mark Morrison, Do Me Bad Things, KT Tunstal, Infadels, The Young Knives, Towers Of London, The Yardbirds, Antony and The Johnsons, The Infadels, Nate James, Cyndi Lauper, Tricky (from Massive Attack), The Pretty Things, Fat Boy Slim and many many more.
We are based in West London, but also have accommodation for bands to come and stay whilst cutting a record. This can work out pretty well if you are looking to gig in London at the same time as well. Our equipment includes Protools, Logic, Mackie 32:8, Motu 896, Mac Titanium G4, MSP5 Studio Monitors, DM5 Alesis Midi Drum Kit, Lexicon MPX 200, Alesis DEQ830, Antares Vocal Producer, Triton Rack, Midi Keyboard, Professional Mics including AKG D112 and C100S’s for drum kit, SM57s / 58s and Rhode NTK Class A Valve Condenser for Vocals, plus tons of studio plugins and more! Also includes the use of all equipment listed below.
For rehearsals, Studio 1 is available for rehearsal slots at £30 per 4 hour session including the use of the following equipment. If you would like to book 2 or more sessions in the same week the price will be reduced to £22.50 per session. This includes the use of:
5 Microphones & Stands
Pearl Export Drum kit, including snare and cymbals if required.
Trace Elliot Bass Amplifier
Guitar, Bass & Keyboard stands
2000 Watt PA
12 Channel Soundcraft Mixer
Also there is:
Storage available at low cost
Deals available for block bookings
Rehearsal Booking Times (flexible):
Graveyard shifts are also available from 11.30pm - 9am any night for only £40 for those who like to live on the darkside.
From high quality multitrack recording, courses and lessons across the board or A&R workshops, it is all here. Get in contact at www.cartelstudios.co.uk or call 0208 123 5572