British Grove Studios

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British Grove Studios is a recording studio located at 20 British Grove in Chiswick, West London, owned by musician Mark Knopfler.

British Grove Studios was built by Mark Knopfler as "a monument to past and future technology".<ref name="mix">Template:Cite web</ref> It has two studios. Alongside modern technology, the equipment includes two old EMI mixing consoles: a very rare tube desk from the 1960s like the ones used by George Martin and The Beatles and a later console on which the album Band on the Run was recorded.<ref name="mix"/> The large console in studio one is a custom-made Neve 88R, while the console in studio two is an API Legacy. The main speakers are ATC monitors in a 5.1 configuration.<ref name="atc">Template:Cite web</ref> Specifically, the full-range models are ATC SCM 300ASL (300A) mounted in standard left-center-right configuration, with two more 300As on a unique track system for surround. Dual ATC SCM0.1/15ASL PRO (Sub 1/15) subwoofers alongside the left and right mains provide the LFE monitoring.

In February 2009, British Grove Studio was the winner of the Music Producers Guild Award for 'Best Studio'.<ref name="mk-award">Template:Cite web</ref>


The following albums were recorded at British Grove Studios:

  • Razorlight by Razorlight (2006)
  • The Boy with No Name by Travis (2007)
  • Kill to Get Crimson by Mark Knopfler, (2007)
  • The Age of Understatement by The Last Shadow Puppets (2007)
  • Footsteps by Chris de Burgh (2008)
  • The Age of the Understatement by The Last Shadow Puppets (2008)
  • Hayley Sings Japanese Songs by Hayley Westenra (2008)<ref name=beds>Template:Cite web</ref>
  • Beautiful You by Greg Pearle and John Illsley (2008)
  • Songs for My Mother by Ronan Keating (2009)
  • Get Lucky by Mark Knopfler (2009)
  • Endlessly by Duffy (2010)
  • Serotonin by Mystery Jets (2010)
  • The Sailor's Revenge by Bap Kennedy (2012)
  • Privateering by Mark Knopfler (2012)
  • Heart of Nowhere by Noah and the Whale (2013)



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