Starling Audio

Starling Audio's Studio Facilities

Brock House

Our studio is in the village of Middleton Stoney, in Oxfordshire. We have two main recording spaces, an acoustically treated room about 1.9 x 4.2 m, and a larger control room about 5.2 x 4.2 m. There's also a corridor between the two for the banjo player.

The smaller room is comfortable for three musicians playing acoustic instruments simultaneously in - four at a squeeze. Alternatively, there's room for a reasonably-sized drum kit and a reasonably-sized bass player. There are 12 microphone channels to the control room, and four headphone returns.

Our main recording system is a PC with an M-Audio Delta 1010 and an M-Audio Delta 44 installed, giving us 12 simultaneous 24-bit recording channels. Recording & monitoring is via a Soundcraft Spirit Folio 20-channel mixer: up to four separate headphone mixes are available. We use the Ardour digital audio workstation software, running on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

There's a more detailed list of some of our more interesting & useful gear here, in case anyone's interested.