Prince Fatty and the Fox & Firkin launch a music recording and mixing facility like no other.
The Studio’s multiple live room options offer your musical project sonic variety and flavour. The brand new, acoustically designed and treated venue stage is wired and ready to go for high-fidelity live recordings with optional streaming and video potential.
Above the Fox & Firkin is Prince Fatty's London lair: a new 35 square metre mixing and mastering room, alongside a voiceover booth. You’ll find a Led Zeppelin-style stairwell echo chamber and a 1965 Plate Reverb machine for the lovers of classic recordings.
The new control room is the perfect hybrid of the latest digital converters and work station complemented by the best vintage analogue equipment to satisfy the ears of the most demanding engineers and producers. All connections available via bantam patch bay.
We are ready to welcome you and your project! Contact us today!
Live Show Recording at the Fox & Firkin
We can offer full multitrack live recording of any show at the Fox! Up to 32 channels of pristine audio from the new acoustically treated stage including extra ambience and crowd microphones. Capture the live energy of your music at one of London's best live music venues.
As avid collectors ourselves, we know the importance of records, and how they make you feel. Over the last fifteen years I have been working with mastering engineer, Frank Merritt. He has mastered and cut thousands of records, cementing himself as one of the most sought after vinyl mastering engineers in the UK. We are proud to be working together knowing that almost all the projects we work on are destined for vinyl. And to avoid any disappointment, we insist on mastering and cutting all our masters at The Carvery.
Streaming has become the most popular method for consuming music. To get the most out of digital tracks, we produce high-resolution streaming masters, optimised to preserve quality and conform to the algorithms developed by streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music.
Attended Mixing & Mastering
We always welcome attended sessions, primarily for mixing or live show recordings at the venue. For many artists and engineers, attending the mix is very much part of the music making process, and a rite of passage for newer producers, as it helps to better understand how the music will translate to your speakers.
For those having trouble with the acoustics in their room, or in need of a little help getting their mixes in balance, we are able to offer our new Stem Mastering service.
Instead of us mixing all the individual parts of your track, we ask you to supply us with the bass, kick, melody (guitar/synth etc), vocal and percussion as five or six separate mix groups, or stems. We then mix the individual elements so they are perfectly in balance, and produce your master from our new mix of your track.
FAQs and Notes:
How should I prepare my mixes for mixing and mastering?
Please leave around 3db of headroom and ensure there is no limiting / compression or overloading on the final mix bus, this will give us the head room required to work on your track. If you have been mixing with compression / limiting on the final bus, you can send us this version to use as a reference but ensure you bounce a version without limiting for us to mix or master from.
We recommend 24bit / 44.1khz or 24bit / 88.2 khz WAV or AIFF files.
If supplying more than 8 stems, then we prefer to be supplied with a pre-prepared Pro Tools session. If this cannot be done, a set up charge of £50 will be incurred.
Separate FX stems to be included alongside mixes in a Pro Tools session file. If drums are your thing then we advise including the original drum and percussion multitrack files. Please bypass any noise gate plugins if used.
With Multi Track Mixing, a Pro Tools session file should be prepared in advance and 100% checked. We obviously cannot be held responsible for missing files in the mix.
Digital allergies and analog fanatics:
If vintage analog sound is your thing then stay true to the 1960s with choice of Pultec tube mixer (8 inputs), Ampex tube and Class A mixers (16 inputs) and Lang Mixer (5 input with Aux). Use the 1965 EMT 140S Plate Reverb, Fairchild Spring Reverb, Fischer Space Expander Tube Spring Reverb or Dynacord S62 Tube Tape Echo for that classic sound!
Prices and estimates:
Get in touch and we will provide you with a free estimate for your job.
The guideline rate for Studio services is £75 per hour.
Yamaha NS10M / Quad 520F
24 Channel SSL X-Desk
1960s Pultec SP3 and MH4 Tube Mixer - 8 inputs
1960s Ampex MX10/AM10 Tube / Class A Mixer -16 inputs
Otari MTR12 1/4 inch Stereo Mastering Machine
EMT 140S Stereo Plate Reverb
Fairchild 659 Spring Reverb
Orban 106-C Spring Reverb
Grampian (Prince Fatty Edition) Spring Reverb
Fischer Space Expander Tube Spring Reverb
Dynacord S62 Tape Echo
Rodec - Stereo Filter
Akai MFC-42 Stereo Filter
Dynacord DRP-16 Reverb
TC M-One Reverb
TC D2 Delay
Moog 500 Series Delay
Eventide 500 Series Delay
AMS RMX Reverb 500 Series
Chiswick Reach Stereo Tube Compressor
EMI TG1 Stereo Limiter
SSL G Comp Mix Bus Compressor
SSL LMC+ Limiter / Filter (2)
1176 Klark Teknik (4)
SSL 4 Band XR625 (12)
Summit EQP 200 Stereo EQ
Eckmiller Stereo Mastering EQ and Filters
Urei 565 Filters (2)
Altec Hi and Lo Pass Filter (2)
Pultec Hi and Lo Pass Filter
Radial Toss Over Hi and Lo Pass Filter (2)
Ampex MX-35 Tube mic amp (4)
Ampex AM10 Class A mic amp (8)
Focusrite ISA Class A mic amp (2)
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone
EV RE-320 Dynamic Microphone
Groove Tubes Tube Condenser Microphone
Beyer M160 Ribbon Microphone