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RECORDING STUDIO LONDON /// // STUDIO A STRATFORD

WRITING / PRODUCTION / RECORDING / MIXING / MASTERING STUDIO IN EAST LONDON

WAX Recording Studio is a high-end live recording / mix / production and writing studio founded in 2010 by acclaimed producer Robert Strauss. WAX is a studio known for warm hospitality and incredible artistic results…


Sonically the room is phenomenal…Large 15 foot arched roof in the all brick build main space + 2 adjacent iso-booths and movable live-sound partitions. It’s essentially a hybrid room for writing, production, instrument tracking and everything in between.

Whether it’s writing and production, beats and synths or high end live band tracking with every one playing together live, Well known producer / engineer Robert Strauss and his creative partner Vicky O’Neon would love to welcome you to a very special space to create and inspire…


WAX Stratford has free on site parking, is a 5-minute walk from Westham Tube and DLR and has massive kitchen / lounge area to relax and chill.

RECORDING STUDIO LONDON.  EAST. HACKNEY. STRATFORD, DALSTON. MIXING LIVE BAND. EAST LONDON. TRACKING. BAND RECORDING. LIVE BANDS. MIXING. VINTAGE

Staff Producer / Engineer – Robert Strauss

Recording, Mixing, Mastering & Production


Globally acclaimed Producer / WAX studio founder

Music Producer London&nbsp

Two decades of passion, craft & creative exploration, have found me my niche & voice (or shall I say methodology / approach) to life, and music making in general. Professionally speaking I have been blessed to have had much of my work revered by a DJ’s, radio presenters & diehard music fans across the planet. I work in all styles, for me it’s all about energy…

If you would like to share in the creative space, drop me a line via contact form below with a link to your music. I would love to hear what you have in mind…For more info see a detailed history on my backround via Wikipedia

VIDEOGRAPHY & EDITING

ONEONIZED PRODUCTIONS


vikoy oneon

Vicky O’Neon at ‘Oneonized’ is studio partner and videographer at WAX Recording Studio. If you’re looking for a music video, editing, or just a live video recording of your session, WAX is now offering videography and post production services.

Contact us today for a quote and have your recording session filmed for ultimate band exposure – we’ve got an affordable solution for you! Click here to check out many of the productions filmed and edited at WAX

Clients Past

Scroll through the playlist above to see a diverse range of new and classic artists who have recorded with WAX producer / engineer Robert Strauss at WAX 1.0-4.0


Robert clients include: Kwabs (Atlantic), Rejjie Snow (Ninja Tune), Kelli Leigh (Adelle, Duke Dumont) Roachford (Epic), Amy Winehouse’s fade to black band, Thomas Jules (Rudimental, Prof. Green),Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny Trio), Ian Thomas (Michael Jackson, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan), Swing Out Sister, Jimmy Norden (Alice Russell, Beth Rowley), Max Cliverd (Tom Odell), Kelli Leigh (Adelle), Alex Bonfanti (Jessie Ware), Xantone Blacq (Nigel Kennedy, Laura Mvula), Max Grunhard (Prince, Ibibio Sound Machine) plus many very talented independent artists.

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WAX CLIENTS

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

During our time in the studio, we have been privy to some very special and intimate moments of shared creativity.

Part of documenting this creative process, we have compiled hundreds of session photographs, some of which have been used in album artwork.

Our dream is to one day have a photo exhibit and publish a book of these memories along the way. Have a flip through…

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION & DIMENSIONS


DAW / MONITORING:

DAW: Protools 12  / Ableton 9 / Logic 9

Plugins: Slate Digital, Softube, Sound Toys, Arturia and many more…

Monitoring: Focal Twin Be’s + Subs, Avantone mix cubes, PA for live rehearsal


MICS & OUTBOARD

Vintage Class-A Mic Pre’s:

  • (4x) Classic API / 500 Series (warm and fat sounding)
  • (16x) late 70’s Telefunken / LAWO Pre’s (punchy & wide)
  • GA 1073 (Neve Clone)
  • Summit Audio (Valve DI)
  • 4 x RME (utility mic pres)

Microphones: We have a large selection in house of valve, ribbon and solid state mics to cover the range of recording applications. Additionally Neumann u47, U67 and AKG C12 is available at additional hire rate.

Headphones: Beyer DT-770’s (x2) Sony RP-DH 1200 (x 8)

Digital Converters: 36 channels of i/o (RME and Ferrofish Converters)

Headphone Mixer: Ferrofish Digital headphone mixer (8 unique mixes)


INSTRUMENTS AND AMPS

Guitars: Basic Steel string, Classical & Electric Guitar

Guitar Amps: 1980 Vox AC-30*, 1979 Marshall JMP combo, Fender Stereo Princeton Reverb (2×10′)

Bass Amps: Valve 800W Eden Metro / World Tour Bass bass amp w 4 x 10 / 2 horn cab.)

Drumkits: Rock kit: 3 pcs Sonar 3001 (22″,16″12″)  / Funk kit: early 80’s Premier 4 pcs, Creative kit: 2014 Custom Premier Signature series kit.

Keyboards: 74 Fender Rhodes Mk I, 70’s era Danemann upright piano, 1981 Roland Juno 6 *

Drum Machines / Midi Controllers: Ableton Push, Weighted Yamaha 88-Key Digital Piano, + various small and large semi-weighted midi controller keys

Odds and sods: Percussions, bells & whistles etc…

Please note: *Available by special request. We can hire backline to spec: Amps, Mics or outboard.


ROOM SPECIFICATION: 

Our tracking room is an acoustically treated large solid brick space with two-iso booths. Recording in this room sounds un-belivable for drums and vocals alike

RATES & SERVICES

RECORDING: Live band Recording, Mixing & Mastering


CREATIVE SERVICES: Music Production, Arrangements, Co-writing, Talent Sourcing


TUITION / CONSULTATION: Pro Tools Lessons, Artist Promotion & Guidance


 

Please contact us for a quotation. We are affordably priced for independent musicians.

DRY HIRE / JOBS / WORK EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL / ASPIRING ENGINEER? WAX IS CURRENTLY NOT HIRING ENGINEERS – HOWEVER IF YOU WISH TO HIRE WAX STUDIO FOR PROFESSIONAL USE. PLEASE MESSAGE US VIA CONTACT FORM HERE AND TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR SELF.

WORK EXPERIENCE?  UNFORTUNATELY WAX DOES NOT CURRENTLY OFFER WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME. RESOURCE LINK ON SUBJECT HERE

PARENT OR TEACHER? SEEKING RECORDING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE / INTERNSHIP FOR STUDENTS / CHILDREN AGE 11-25 SEE HERE

LOCATION / GETTING TO WAX

STUDIO ADDRESS: The Arches, Cranberry Lane, E16 4JB (google maps link)


PARKING: Plenty of free (un-metered) street parking outfront


TUBE / DLR: Westham (Hammersmith & City / District / Piccadilly) – 5 min walk from station)


DLR: Starlane (2 minute walk)

 

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CONTACT

HOW CAN WE ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR PROJECT ?

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