The Lofts, home to two new studios, Three and Four, is on the seventh floor of GCRS and has
been designed in collaboration with long-term partner Derek Samuel. Unlike traditional studio designs,
the spaces within The Lofts have been created in order to give maximum light and space, with a soft,
airy colour scheme. Both studios have access to panoramic roof terraces, with Studio 4’s terrace
being completely private.
The new state of the art speakers, specifically developed by Exigy, feature a revolutionary technology
which allows guests to hear a perfect mix wherever they are in the room, eliminating the dreaded monitoring
’sweet spot’ and transforming the audio experience. Both studios have AMS Neve DFC mixing consoles
and Protools HDX systems.
Bespoke furniture has been created for the space by Another Country and Arper. The roof terraces have
furniture by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal, with studio specialist designers AKA providing original design voiceover
tables. Every aspect of the design has been chosen in order to provide maximum comfort,
calm and very best in audio experience.
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Eight state of the art digital studios: all designed and built to the highest acoustic and
technical standards for sound design and mixing.
Listing their capabilities:
One Dolby Atmos Theatrical and High Order Ambisonics studio equipped with a 32 speaker array for
Dolby Atmos or a 43 speaker array for High Order Ambisonics, one Dolby Theatrical 7.1 with D Cinema
and Dolby DCP playback two Dolby 7.1 studios one 5.1 studio three stereo studios.
This wide range of facilities allows us to provide our clients with audio mastering solutions for all budgets
for projects ranging from Radio, Television, Film to Virtual Reality, in all its manifestations. Audio Lab 2,
the High Order Ambisonics studio is equipped as a development suite for immersive audio for VR projects
with two ProTools HDX systems and Alienware Area 51 PCs with all of the major VR headsets and
immersive software installed. All studios are equipped with Avid Pro Tools up to HDX3, along with an
extensive range of up-to-date plug-ins and outboard equipment to maximise clients creativity for sound
design and sound manipulation.
Six of our studios contain AMS Neve DFC Geminis, allowing hugely dynamic mixing capabilities essential
for both our stereo, cinematic and VR work, whilst two studios house Avid S6 consoles allowing full
compatibility with our Pro Tools systems. The studios can connect with other facilities anywhere in the
world with Source Connect and ISDN codecs CDQ and APT available in all rooms. Our 10Gb intranet
allows instant playback / import from our 600,000+ SFX server.
A common core of technical hardware in all the main studio areas is also key in allowing us to move
sessions from A to B with minimum downtime. This gives clients flexibility when booking sessions for
sound designer choice, studio features and size.
A combination of talented, dedicated sound designers, a unique range of studios and pioneering technology,
allow us to approach each creative process holistically, maximizing the potential of each spot to advance
from dynamic stereo mix to any of today’s ever developing formats.