New Audient ASP8024 HE-equipped Rosewood Studios opens in Surrey, England

Rosewood Studios is a brand new state of the art purpose-built creative space in Redhill, Surrey, England. 

It features a modern control room equipped with a range of high-end gear and a large five metre high live room. 

The studio was installed by Studio Creations and acoustically designed by Chris Walls of Level Acoustic Design. 

The studio features an Audient ASP8024 HE console which is supplemented by a full rack of pro mic preamps as well as an indulgent selection of outboard gear from the likes of Neve, SSL, Manley, Chandler, API, Thermionic Culture and Prism Sound to name but a few.

It also boasts more than 10 Neumann microphones, Coles and Samar ribbons and all the usual dynamic mics that you’d expect from a professional grade tracking studio. 

Main monitoring comesin the form of ATC SCM100ASL, Neumann KH310A, and Avantone Mixcubes and there’s a Livemix AD24 system for foldback. It has the latest Pro Tools HD with 32 channels of AVID HD I/O and the Audient has a DLC section for DAW control.

"I wanted to create a space that focuses solely on the musician and the music itself" said Edward Scull, owner of Rosewood. 

"Our mantra is to create an optimum space for creativity to flourish. As soon as you walk through the door the outside world stops, there are no distractions, a nod to the studios we had back in the day.

“My studio and vision is centred on having the best sounding live room possible that also feels great to be in. The benefits of this are two-fold – obviously to get a great sounding recording, but even more so that the musicians will respond to being in a good acoustic space, allowing them to achieve their best possible performance. There’s nothing less inspiring than recording in a completely dead booth."

The studio is housed alongside Scull’s percussion hire company which features a full and extensive collection of drums and percussion including full orchestral percussion, latin percussion and many weird and wonderful sound FX. 

There are also over 20 industry leading drum kits and over 50 snare drums to choose from. The live room also houses a beautiful 115year old Weber Grand Piano. 

The Rosewood in-house team is Edward Scull and Sebastian Truman. 

Scull has a background in classical music and is a classically trained percussionist, a Foundation Scholar of the Royal College of Music and a winner of the Royal College of Music Concerto Competition. Scull performs extensively in all the major London Concert Halls and several times a year with Rick Wakeman. He also recorded the Symphonic Version of Pink Floyds Wish you were Here album at Abbey Road Studios.

Truman studied on the Tonmiester course at the University of Surrey and has worked at the likes of Abbey Road, Tileyard Studios, Spitfire Audio and as engineer/assistant composer to film/TV composer Christian Henson. He has worked with Paul McCartney, The Military Wives Choirs, Ella Eyre and The Cribs and has worked on TV shows including Poirot, Inside Number 9, and soundtracks for film including Prometheus, The Avengers, Paranorman and Skyfall.