Yiayia's Studio

About

Yiayia’s Studio has been designed and hand built by our experienced team of engineers. From conception to realisation, quality of sound has been our obsession. Packed with carefully selected recording equipment, vintage and new, digital and analogue, we can tailor our recording techniques to suit your sound. We can accommodate any project large or small so...

Get in touch for a free consultation with our head engineer, or pop in for a cuppa and a chat with the team.

Rooms

We have two large recording rooms, a vocal booth and an amp shack.

Wood Room

Using diffuser technology this room perfectly disperses the sounds to reveal a rich clarity and depth.

Stone Room

High ceilings and a flagstone floor offer a big reverb, tamed by acoustic panels. The acoustic panels are removable for that big room sound.

Amp Shack

Small but mighty, this is the key to our live recordings, isolating the sound of bassy amps from intricate instruments.

Vocal Booth

Fully padded with acoustic foam panels, this room offers neutral recordings free from any room acoustics.

The Lounge & Yard

Kick back with a pint of home-brewed beer and a great vinyl collection in our cosy lounge, or pass the time with a coffee and the Playstation 4. We also have a feed from the live rooms if you want to check in on your bandmates recording. You can record in here too - we’ve thought of everything!

Grab some fresh air in The Yard. Enjoy the sunshine! Or failing that (this is England after all) we have a canopy and some comfy garden furniture. A lovely place for a peaceful time-out.

Equipment

Control Room

Hardware

  • Allen and Heath GSR24M Mixing Console with Firewire Module
  • DBX 166xs Compressor
  • Focusrite ISA Mkii PP
  • Focusrite Sapphire Pro 40
  • Universal Audio 1176LN
  • TLAudio Fatman
  • Otari MTR10 ¼ 2 Track Mastering Deck
  • Behringer Powerplay pro-8 ha8000 X3
  • Tannoy Oxford Speakers
  • Adam A77x Monitoring
  • Adapted yaqin mc-84l Full Valve Pre-amp

Software

  • Mac Pro 32bit with more memory than the people that work here
  • Waves
  • Logic X and Pro 9
  • Pro Tools 12 HD
  • Soundtoys
  • Sonnox
  • Bos Digital Labs
  • Celemony Melodyne
  • Blue Cat
  • Ozone RX4
  • PSP
  • SSL
  • Slate Digital

Microphones

  • Neumann
  • Rode
  • Sennheiser
  • Audio Technika
  • SE
  • AKG
  • Electro Voice
  • Shure

Instruments

  • Stratacaster Guitar
  • Telecaster Guitar
  • Jazzmaster Bass Guitar
  • Gitan D500 acoustic guitar
  • Yamaha TAS280 bass guitar
  • Drum Kit - Tiki Custom Made
  • A selection of snares, cymbals & percussion
  • Baby Grand Piano - Monnington and Weston 1937
  • Nord Electro 5 Stag Piano
  • Mininova Analogue Synth
  • Korg Minilogue synth
  • Prophet 8 synth
  • Emanee Reed Organ
  • Trumpet
  • Saxaphone

All of our drums have a selection of snares from brass to deep wood and world class cymbals

Amps

  • Hughes and Kettner Vortex Stack
  • Fender Twin Reverb
  • Orange Rockerverb
  • Small Marshall Guitar Amp
  • Ashdown Bass Amp
  • Fame Bass Practice Amp
  • Boxer 65 Bass Amp
  • Mission 70 MKII Bass
  • 4 Channel PA System

Learn

We have an exciting opportunity now available at Yiayia’s Studio. We are opening our doors to share with you our tricks of the trade. Join us for a Saturday club for anyone with an interest in music and how it’s made! Learn how to record flawless audio in an independent recording studio.

Ages 14+

Get an inside look into the music industry!

Working closely with our head engineer, you will take charge of the mixing desk, learn how to set up microphones and get to grips with the fundamentals of audio engineering. By the end of the course you will be recording a full band! Learn all of this and more, using our studio quality microphones, our hybrid digital and analogue mixing desk, the computer (Logic & Pro-Tools) and onto our vintage tape machine. Be part of the Yiayia’s Studio team.

Want to find out more? Pop in, see the studio and meet the team:

Open days

Saturday 6th January 2018: 11am - 1pm

First session

Saturday 13th January 2018

10.00 - 12.00 ....... Beginners 16 and under
12.30 - 14.30 ....... Intermediate 16 and under
15.00 - 17.00 ....... Beginners 16 +
17.30 - 19.00 ....... Intermediate 16 +

10 week course + 4 hour recording day

£320

Check out last year’s work on SoundCloud

To register your interest please contact Jessica Coode (jessica@yiayias-studio.co.uk )

Rates & Services

FULL DAY £250 (8 hour day) or £40/hour

Including engineer and an assistant engineer. We offer discounts for block bookings so get in touch for a tailored quote.

Rehearsal £12/hour

Everything you need to pick up and play. A great selection of amps and a 4 channel PA system. Play the baby grand piano or our custom built tiki drum kit. You'll be rehearsing in our acoustically treated rooms for a perfect live sound.

Recorded Rehearsal £16/hour

You'll get all the same goodies as a rehearsal but we'll also put up a couple of top quality studio microphones to capture your set.

Mixing & Mastering £70 per track

If these days don’t fit your requirements we are happy take on any projects strange or wonderful, we want to work with you! So get in touch for a tailored quote.

10% Student discount.

Contact

01424 259518

enquiries@yiayias-studio.co.uk

64B Bohemia Road
Hastings
TN37 6RQ