Studio:

What Makes A Great Music Recording Studio?

by Sarah Ella Osmond
15 June 2022

Between our world-class acoustics and award-winning architecture, the Ten87 team are passionate about helping our expert engineers, producers and artists create top high fidelity sounds. We want our 150+ long term lets and day hire clients to thrive within our friendly architecturally designed facilities. But, what exactly makes our music recording studio facilities stand out from the rest?

1. Bespoke Soundproofing & Acoustics

“I was originally a sound engineer and rented some space from some friends in a studio in Stoke Newington,” explained Rob Burn, founder and owner of Ten 87. “It was open plan and we were struggling to find artists to record. We ended up splitting the space up into a few different rooms and rented them to producers we knew.”

But we didn’t stop there - the design process for the Ten 87 studios was extensive and comprehensive. We consulted designers, architects, engineers and artists to create the perfect environment for you to work in. Thanks to our extensive early research, we use soundproofing material that expands as far as 4ft to guarantee that your session is uninterrupted by the outside world.

2. Collaboration

We understand the importance of the wider music community and how individuals can really benefit from working with others, to expand their practice and make new connections. As part of our dedication to collaboration, our facilities are enjoyed by internationally acclaimed artists and local musicians alike. We encourage you to share studios to help grow our community.

You can also reap the benefits of our very own in-house A&R team to really make the most of the process. Plus, we will place you in zones with other artists who we feel are a great fit for your interests where we can. Our own commercial partners include iZotope, Spitfire Audio, Slate+Ash, Aston Microphones, Roland, NTS.

3. Accessibility

Our extensive Tottenham facilities are open 24/7 with CCTV and secure entry included as standard. You will also personally benefit from bright and light spaces, on-site parking, Wi-Fi and a kitchenette. The studios themselves feature customised panelling, perfect reverb times and backline storage options too. So, you can really get the most of your time with us. 

If you are feeling in need of a break, we recommend trying Craving Coffee - some of the best coffee in town just seconds away from your door. Or, one of the nearby local pubs!

4. Flexible Contracts 

All of our competitively priced contracts are inclusive of our advertised facilities alongside a range of studio options and terms ranging from two months to three years. We now also offer an exciting new day hire venue named ‘The Club’, which was previously known as a popular nightclub called ‘Five Miles’. 

During its time, Five Miles was host to a wide range of artists such as Theo Parrish and even Virgil Abloh (RIP). Now, it has been converted around the incredible acoustician Nick Whittaker’s bespoke design. The result? The perfect neutral finish and proportioned dimensions for a truly even listening environment for you to enjoy.