Hit the North – Miloco welcomes The Fall to latest studio11 August 2009
UK: The studio management group’s first operation in NE England, Chairworks, is situated in Castleford, near Leeds, reports David Davies. The addition of the residential complex to Miloco’s already-substantial portfolio is the result of a partnership with musician and Chairworks owner Ryan Jarvis.
Since the new arrangement, the studio has been used by The Fall for tracking sessions with Ross Orton, while Ken Thomas has also been in to work on a project with Yann Tierson.
Occupying a converted and refurbished factory building, The Chairworks is structured around a large daylit control room, two recording rooms and four recording booths. The technical spec includes an SSL 4000G+ 48-channel console, ProTools HD3, and a selection of monitors and processors.
The complex also includes a five-bedroom outbuilding that can sleep up to eight people and incorporates a self-contained kitchen. Back in the studio building itself, acts can also make use of a large recreation area/kitchen.
"The addition of Chairworks has allowed us to expand our presence in North England, having take on The Motor Museum in Liverpool [read more here] earlier this year," Miloco’s Richard Woodruff tells PSN-e. "We’re also thrilled that we now can offer a residential studio up North, and the combination of Chairworks’ affordable accommodation, comprehensive spec and its range of recording spaces make it ideal for bands looking to record and mix albums on a budget."
Invited to consider where Miloco might go next in the UK – a Scottish studio would seem to be an obvious gap in the group’s portfolio – Woodruff responds: "Well, that would be telling_! We don’t tend to divulge too much [about] our future plans. We love running studios and are fully focused on providing our clients with the best service there is, and are always looking to provide the very best choice of facilities at the best range of prices."
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