We have recently upgraded the studio with Lifx LED smart lights, which have a vast combination of colours and tones - illuminating both the live area and the control room.
Here's something you don't see every day..!
A rare video of Liam Gallagher listening down to tracks in our control room.
Liam has been recording his solo album with us over the past few months, and it's sounding incredible!
We’ve been keeping it a secret up until now, but we can announce that Liam Gallagher has been recording his debut solo album “As You Were” with us at Snap over the past few months!
Liam has been working with a variety of writers and producers in Snap, but most notably Dan Grech who has been a regular client and friend of ours for some years.
Snap was chosen for its balance of privacy, vibe, choice of equipment and professionalism for Liam and Dan to craft the album. We are really proud to have played our part in such a milestone record!
It was great to have The Vamps here at Snap last month. Check out this acoustic version of 'All Night' straight from our live room. More to come!
We had a great session recently with producer Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden) working with talented singer Tammy Weis and guitarist Antonio Forcione. What a team!
Snap has been once more shortlisted for Pro Sound Award's Best Studio of the Year.
Winners to be announced at the award ceremony in London on September 22nd, 2016.
Thanks to everyone that has continually supported Snap over the years!
What matters most is talent and expression - ultimately it's what the gear is for.
Check out this fascinating video of young musicians taking their ideas from an idea into a finished track at Snap Studios.
Same drums, different rooms
We were featured in a brilliant in-depth article on the September issue of Sound On Sound magazine, comparing the drum sound in an array of top London studios, including RAK, AIR Lyndhurst and Snap Studios. The product of extensive hard work, Snap was designed by Mark Thompson and built/equipped by Funky Jun.
"A relatively young facility, Snap Studios features (alongside a mouthwatering array of vintage equipment) a 55-metre-square live room carefully designed to offer desirable acoustics. The floor is reclaimed oak while the long parallel walls of this rectangular room feature wood panelling on one side and absorbent panelling on the other." - SOS
"This is quite a new room on the London studio scene and it's amazing. It's built like back in the day but without the downsides of being an old place. This is a very nice medium-sized live room, with a good blend between absorption and reflections, so you can keep the sound focused while having it big and spacey at the same time." - Producer Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Manu Chao) on his experience at Snap.
Check out the video of the full experiment:
Huge thank you to SOS magazine and Tommaso Colliva for all the enthusiastic comments on our live room.
It's been a very busy few months for us since the new year here at Snap, and a large amount of that time has been taken up by Adam French recording his debut album.
It's often rare these days to have an artist develop their ideas and create an album from start to finish in the studio - and the results speak for themselves.
It's very gratifying to know that a good record has been completed entirely in your studio, so we're excited for this one, and are looking forward to hearing these tracks being played on the radio in the near future!