Delay+Haus Studios

Recording & Mixing Studio

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Solid State Logic console equipped Studio available for recording & mixing. Large live room, excellent outboard & mics!

Hidden in the beautiful rural countryside, DELAY+HAUS studios, near Milton Keynes, is less than an hour away from Central London.

The studio boasts a large performance area with lots of natural light and a fully isolated control room boasting a 32 channel Solid State Logic Origin console, racks of boutique studio outboard and a wealth of vintage effects units. On top of this, DELAY+HAUS features the unique KLANG headphone system, a collection of classic analog synthesisers & a selection of the finest backline instruments.

Our treated, 30m2 live room with 3m high baffled ceilings has become one of our most attractive selling features, with a vibey interior & unique acoustics, coupled with affordability, a huge selection of instruments & equipment.

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Interview with Delay+Haus Studios

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I love the immediacy of analog, and the way I can put a mix together on the console and have it ‘sound like a record’. The warmth (both physical and tonal) also smooths off the edges and gives a record a more organic feel to my ears. Having said that, digital is great for recall, and we pride ourselves on working hybrid and can accommodate either work flow.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I will always go above and beyond to serve the creative aspirations of the artist, and always want them to be proud of their work once we have completed it, but I also promise to make the journey as inspiring and fun whilst we make it.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: The creative freedom and ability to work with like minded people every day.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: I’m always asked for a cost, but every project is different so it’s best to discuss the whole process with a customer for them to understand the work involved at each stage. I will always offer a free consultation and studio visit to make sure Delay+Haus is the right studio for them.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: You just hit record and it is done! Everyone always forgets about the editing….

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: 1. What do you want to accomplish with this project? 2. Are you aware of each stage of the process of making a record and the importance of being well rehearsed? 3. Are you ready to record/mix/master, and are you looking for a producer to help shape this project or just to be supported in your own creative pursuits? Both are fine, but I need to know!

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Make sure your aesthetic choices align with the producer, mixer or recording engineer as their taste will always influence how a record comes together.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: I’d not be without my SSL console, Retro 176 compressors, Moog Model D, Roland Space Echo and Rhodes MK1. Give me those and I can make a record anywhere.

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: Music Tech masters degree and have been working as a freelance audio engineer and producer ever since, with nearly 20 years experience earned in the process.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is Hip-Hop adjacent, warm and complex. I love subtle mix changes and interesting sounds intertwined with strong song writing and production. I love working on Jazz and classical mucus just as much as Bass Heavy electronica or singer/song writer ballads.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: I’ve worked with so many great artists it’s almost hard to recall them all, but I’m more interested in working to help new artists and bands to reach their goals.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Mic choices & instruments is always affect the sound of a recording, but having the artist happy, comfortable engaged is the best way to ensure an excellent recording.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: I love recording real musicians playing together and encourage everyone involved to be playing so the groove and vibe of a song is captured when everyone is having fun in the studio.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: I believe my taste is the strongest asset, knowing what sounds great and what doesn’t work so well, allowing for quick creative decisions to be made and make sure each session is run smoothly and efficiently.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: I believe the recording process greatly helps to clarify a songs ideas and help refine the vision, shining a light on what works and what doesn’t. I can help Advise where sonic elements will clash or harmonise to enrich the experience the listener, and help an artist navigate the tricky process of capturing lightning in a bottle!

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: I love to work on a track from beginning to end, working with an artist to bring out their best by helping advise on how to best to record them and then make choices early to inform the mix. I believe collaboration and conversation help bring new & exciting ideas to fruition, and I always love mixing songs I record and putting all the pieces together with the artist’s vision as the guiding light.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: We have an awesome 32 channel SSL console wired straight from the live room allowing us to track all 32 channels directly into pro tools HDX for zero latency. We also have a huge selection of instruments available to use. Including our Moog Model D, Juno 106, Rhodes MK1 piano, Hammond Organ and Challen Upright. We also have a great selection of outboard FX such as the Manley Massive Passive, Chandler Zener, SSL Bus+, and vintage effects like the Roland RE-201 space echo.

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: I personally feel my aesthetic mixing choices are influenced from artists such as Portishead, Massive Attack and Flying Lotus. Warm, woozy but with a hip hop influence for tight clean mixes such as Dr Dre’s The Chronic.

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: We have lots of recording sessions in the studio, especially drums or full band ‘live on the floor’ sessions recorded with excellent isolation. We also have mixing sessions in person and remote so we can work with clients all over the world!

Gear Highlights
  • Solid State Logic Origin 32
  • Retro 176
  • KLANG
  • Chandler Zener
  • R44
  • DPA
  • Moog Model D
  • Moog Voyager
  • Space Echo
  • Rhodes Piano
  • Challen Piano
  • Hammond Organ
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