Sound & Vision

We are a creative venue. Specialising in the capture and recording of your artistic work.

About Us

Comfortable, well-equipped venue for all your audio-visual needs in friendly, easily accessible recording studios found on beautiful premises in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Fully professional studio hire (with or without production engineers) for both professional and amateur musicians, audiobook authors, voiceovers and spoken word artists.

  • Full EP/album/single production – from start to finish. Support with arrangements, recording, editing, mixing or mastering as required.
  • Video production – for singers and song-writers, bands or business promotion.
  • Promotional photography packages
  • Off-site video and recording equipment hire – with or without operator.
  • Artist development and mentoring packages
  • Rehearsal space hire
  • Songwriting Workshop Days for individuals or bands.

Gift Vouchers for studio time also make an ideal gift for a partner, friend or family members

We also sell records and merchandise for our artists in our online shop.

Recording Studio

Our recording studio is housed within a grade 1 listed property, previously home to the queen’s race horse breeder. What was the old horseshoe forge is now our live room of which the walls and ceiling retain the original victorian wooden cladding. Our control room is right next door in the old saddle making room.

  • Live room (16 channels in, 4 returns).
  • Vocal booth (4 channels in & out).
  • Control room centred around Apogee® Ensemble Thunderbolt.
  • Industry-standard audio equipment – Neumann®, Adam Audio, EVE Audio, AKG®, Lewitt®, SSL Audient.
  • Exceptional quality house instruments from Fender®, Gibson®, Roland®, Yamaha® and more.
  • Wide array of amplification from Fender®, Mesa Boogie®,  Blackstar®, Ashdown® and Roland®.
  • Three house drum kits – Modern, Rock & Vintage from Pearl® and Beverley.
  • A great selection of snare drums including a ’67 Ludwig Supaphonic 400 aka. The Hitmaker.
  • Easy-peasy loading via double doors.
  • Free parking right outside our door.
  • Free Tea & Coffee.

Check out our gear list.

Team



Jack Hobbs | Songwriter/Producer

Having spent most of his time on stage at school, Jack switched his focus to the technical side of the music industry. His huge interest in the art of songwriting and music production resulted in the construction of his own recording studio – Jacket Records. Jack is our founder and CEO but also a singer/songwriter in his own right.

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Will Heasman | Audio engineer

Originally hailing from a seaside town in Devon, Will moved up to Cambridge to study Creative Music Technology. He takes pride in having a deep, personal interest in several areas of music – from performing and composing to mixing and audio engineering. An early fascination with music led to proficiency in multiple instruments including bass, electric guitar, drums and keys as well as numerous pieces of software including logic and pro tools.

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Blog

Childish Gambino, Nicole Arbour & ‘This Is America’

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