Dean Street Studios has begun taking bookings for Hook End Studios, which has been added to the organisation’s portfolio. Radiohead and Manic Street Preachers are among the acts to have used Hook End in recent years.
One of the most prestigious residential facilities in the UK, Hook End Manor began operations in the 1960s under the control of current Dean Street director and manager Jasmin Lee’s father, celebrated guitarist Alvin Lee. Ownership subsequently passed to David Gilmour, who recorded parts of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, at the facility. Trevor Horn took control in the 1990s and undertook a number of notable upgrades.
Horn put the studio on the market in September 2007, ultimately finding a purchaser in linguist, musician and businessman Mark White. A major upgrade initiative has seen a host of extra vintage and classic analogue outboard added to the studio, while White has also brought in a Pro Tools HD system with 112 input/output capacity.
The facility also features one of the UK’s largest SSL consoles – a 96-channel J Series frame equipped with 80 modules.
For more information on the latest chapter in the Hook End story, see the April 2010 issue of Pro Sound News Europe.
Set in idyllic rural Oxfordshire, but within easy driving distance of London, Hook End Manor features extensive accommodation.
For details and bookings, please contact Jasmin Lee at Dean St. Studios on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0207 734 8009.