Konk Studios is located in leafy Crouch End at the foot of Alexandra Palace and is one of London's oldest privately owned studios. It was established in the early 1970s by The Kinks as their private studio and a few years later opened to outside acts with the likes of the Bay City Rollers, Thin Lizzy, and the Bee Gees working here. The studio grew largely from word of mouth with a huge client list including Depeche Mode, The Stone Roses, Massive Attack & the Artic Monkeys.
Konk's comfy Neve studio has excellent acoustics, as well as a large collection of vintage valve mics and outboard, including vintage compressors and EQ's. There is a choice of Pro Tools HD3 or a pair of Studer A820's 2" machines as well as a choice of 2 track tape machines. Please see our equipment list for full details.
The Desk is a custom Neve 8048 console from 1974, which was brought in from Utopia Studios and had previously been put to work on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and Heatwave's "Boogie Nights". It also has a spectacular wood panelled main live room and various booths, which make for an ideal band tracking environment.
Konk's SSL Mix Room houses an SSL 6000E desk. The acoustics of the control room are brilliantly true and the studio has been used to mix hit records since the early 80's.
The studio has a large recreation and dining room which was formerly the Konk Club. There are full catering facilities available if required, we can provide a chef or you can bring your own. The lounge features table tennis, TV, billiards and comfy sofas. There is also wireless broadband available for clients.
While Konk has remained a secret to many, anybody that has used it likes the relaxed friendly atmosphere and the large amount of repeat clients speaks for itself:
Alan Moulder:"Konk is one of the few great studios left in London. The Neve console sounds fantastic, there are loads of great microphones and the mix room is incredibly accurate. I always prefer studios with character and Konk has plenty of it plus a solid sound to back it up."