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Quested monitoring for Glasto Cowshed Studio

A temporary recording facility constructed from a raised wooden frame and hay bale walls, Cowshed Studio looks set to be one of the unassuming stars of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which takes place this weekend.
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A temporary recording facility constructed from a raised wooden frame and hay bale walls, Cowshed Studio looks set to be one of the unassuming stars of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which takes place this weekend.

A recreation in spirit and approach of the eponymously-named London facility, Cowshed Studio Glastonbury is the result of a collaboration between Greenpeace and Cowshed’s Joe Leach (pictured). Featuring a green room and two live stage areas exploring the theme of the protest song, the low-impact studio allows visiting musicians the opportunity to record using the studio’s vintage keyboard collection, grand piano, classic mics/preamps, and an Audient 8024 analogue mixing desk.

Quested monitoring is also part of the set-up – specifically, the company’s flagship V3110 self-powered monitors. The company’s Ollie Shortland was on hand to help with the set-up.

“I was amazed at the whole building, and bearing in mind it was built in only a few days, surprised just how good the control room sounds,” he said. “As soon as we plugged in the V3110s, they sounded fantastic from the word ‘go’. I set them up horizontally, by rotating the baffle on the speakers, and mounted them on the STV-3 stands I had brought down. Joe played a few of his rough mixes from his London studio, and they sounded really good. I thought we would have to use the V3110s’ trim controls to fine-tune them for the room, but we set them up flat and they delivered just perfectly.”

Quested’s Guy Lewis added: “When Joe spoke to me about, it sounded a lot fun, and I was really pleased to be involved, especially with the V3110, which is finding more and more friends around the world.”

Cowshed Studio is the subject of an extensive feature in the June 2011 issue of Pro Sound News Europe that can be read here.

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