At Air-Edel Recording Studios we have a fantastic selection of consoles, outboard and microphones, as well as always staying right up to date with the latest software, plugins and converters.

We can cater to you if you want to use only the most modern, state of the art equipment, or if you want to go completely old school and record exclusively analogue – or we can get the best of both worlds and work both retro and contemporary technology.

  • Cadac console

    The centrepiece of Studio 1, the last studio Cadac console ever built is integral to all sessions.

  • Outboard compressors

    Our full rack adds genuine analogue processing to record and mix sessions, with some true classics such as the Manley Vari MU, Neve 33609 and Inward Connections Vac Rac.

  • Otari MTR 100A

    Our 24 track 2” tape machine has recently been refurbished to perfect working order.

  • Neumann U47s

    Arguably the most sought after and beloved microphone ever built, our three are the jewels in our microphone collection, having been kept in pristine condition for decades and used on almost every session.

  • AKG C12

    The C12 valve microphone is well known for its highly sought-after bright and airy qualities, and is perfect on violins and female vocals.

  • Neumann U87s

    Perhaps the most commonly used studio microphone in the world, the U87 is an old faithful, always achieving a high benchmark of audio quality for practically any instrument and perfect for spoken word.

  • Neumann U47 fet

    The FET transistor version of the classic valve mic has garnered a reputation as an excellent outside of kick drum mic, but ours is in pristine condition and works equally well on double bass and vocals.

  • STC Coles 4038s

    These fantastic old school BBC mics have become something of an industry standard for brass sessions but also perfect for drum overheads and anything that could naturally use some gentle high end roll off.

Record and Playback

Avid Pro Tools Ultimate 2018 HDX2

Three HD IO interfaces, 32 analogue inputs, 40 analogue outputs

Mac Pro 3.7GHz Quad-Core with 64GB memory

Otari MTR 100A 24 track tape machine

Otari MX-55 1/4″ 2 track tape recorder


Cadac 72 input split console

48 mic/tape channels, 24 monitor channels, 24 group sends, 10 auxiliary sends

Uptown 2000 fader automation


Dynaudio M2 monitors left, centre, right

Dynaudio BM15 left surround, right surround

Dynaudio BX30 subwoofer

Yamaha NS10M nearfields

Quested 2108 nearfields

Dynaudio BM6P nearfields


2 x floor-standing 50” LG HD TVs

2 x mounted 32” LG HD TVs

AJA T-TAP Thunderbolt video converter


Avid HD IO

House video reference

2 x LYNX Timeline with KCU


Steinway B Grand Piano

Korg Triton Keyboard


Pre amps

Neve 1073DPD pre amp

Chandler Germanium pre amp/DI


2 x Manley Vari Mu compressors

Neve 33609 compressor

Inward Connections Vac Rac TSL 4 compressor

2 x Urei 1176 compressors

Summit Audio TLA 100 compressor

2 x Neve 2254A compressor/limiters


TC 6000 mkII reverb and mastering

3 x EMT 140  plate reverbs

Roland Space Echo delay

AMS DMX 15-80 delay


Thermonic Culture Culture Vulture Super 15

3 x dbx 120A Subharmonic Synthesizers

Record and Playback

Avid Pro Tools Ultimate HD Native

HD IO interface, 8 analogue inputs, 8 analogue outputs

Mac Pro 3.7GHz Quad-Core with 32GB memory

SADiE series 6


SSL XL desk

8 mic channels, 8 line channels, 16 secondary inputs, 4 stereo groups, 1 stereo send and 2 mono sends


ATC SCM12P Pro monitors

ATC P1 amp

500 Series

4 x SSL E series EQs

SSL Bus compressor


Neve 4081 four channel mic preamp with digital option

2 x Focusrite ISA430 mkII channel strips

Urei 1176 (on request)


  • C 12
  • C 12A (x2)
  • C 414 (x2)
  • C 451 E (x2)
  • C 452 EB
  • CK 8 capsule
  • D 20
  • D 202 (x2)
  • D 222
  • D 224 (x3)
  • C42
  • D12
  • D112


  • M 69
  • M 201
  • X1N



  • CM 1050


  • RE20


  • MP 30 (x2)


  • U 47 valve (x3)
  • U 87 (x7)
  • U 87ai
  • U 89 (x2)
  • U 47 fet
  • KM 84 (11)
  • KM 83
  • KMS 85
  • KM 86
  • KM 88
  • SM69 Stereo


  • R121 (x2)


  • CMC 5/U with MK4 capsules (x2)


  • MD 441


  • SM 57 (x6)

STC (Coles)

  • 4038 (x3)