We’re an independent recording studio just outside Guildford that provides the facility to record bands & artists from composition and preproduction to tracking, mixing and post-production.
We are very proud to mix some of the latest digital audio equipment with some of the finest vintage analogue gear available. If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch please do contact us.
We work very closely with artists and bands to capture a sound that is honest and represents them as truthfully as possible.
We have managed to source some of the best instruments and amplifiers available and they are always available to use for your session.
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Services

Studio and engineer

Day Session 10am – 6pm £350
Evening Session 7pm – Midnight £220
Per Hour £50

Studio Dry Hire (Equipment Included)*

*Studio induction before session required

Day Session 10am – 6pm £200
Evening Session 7pm – Midnight £100
Night Session 1am – 9am £150
Per Hour £25

Engineer Hire

Per Hour £40
Fuel £0.45 per mile

Services Breakdown

At MasterLink we offer a range of services from basic recording (tracking), mixing & production and composition & arrangement sessions. In the past couple of years, as well as recording bands, we have done a lot of work one on one with writers and artists helping them bring their songs to a commercial standard. All of these services are covered in our pricing.

With all studio bookings a 50% deposit must be paid before the beginning of the first session. Final payment must be made by the end of the final session and no audio material will be released until full payment has been received.

Discounts are available for bookings of three days or more although we may ask for a staggered payment for longer sessions.

At the end of the final session the recorded material may be transferred onto audio CD (if applicable) at no extra cost, it is advisable for the client to bring an external hard drive or USB stick to store their material.

All bookings and sessions are subject to our Terms & Conditions, please read them carefully.

Studio

Analogue & Digital

At MasterLink we have invested the time to source the right gear for the studio, from the outboard compressors and EQ’s to the headphone monitoring and instruments. You’ll find a great blend of equipment from our control surface which brings back ‘hands-on’ mixing, the intuitive Pro Tools software which makes editing a breeze to our analogue gear such as the hand built 1176′s, the Summit EQ’s and connecting everything together, the patchbay. It’s also a great place to be with custom studio furniture by Waldo Griffiths & the excellent APS Aeon’s providing monitoring.

Getting it right at the source

We believe it’s about getting a performance from who ever is in the studio be it a solo artist, voiceover or band so we have individual headphone mixers, great headphones by Beyerdynamic and studio monitors in the live room so the artist can listen to takes more easily. We have spent years getting our heads around mic technique and we’re very proud of what we do so we take the time to make sure everything is miked up properly so, for example, if a band is taking a project away to mix the session files will sound great right out of the box.

Location is everything

We’re located only 30 miles south west of central London and only 5 mins from the M25 but we’re still in the heart of the Surrey countryside and we attract many clients looking for a studio outside of London. See our contact section for details.

 

Gear

Gear

Microphones

AKG C12A (yes, an original!)
AKG C414 EB silver (w/CK12 brass capsule)
AKG C414 EB black
AKG C451
AKG D190 x3
Audio Technica AT4050 x2
Audio Technica ATM25 x2
Audix D6
Beyerdynamic M201 x2
Beyerdynamic M88 x2
Calrec CM652D x2
Coles 4038 x2
Neumann KM84 x2
Neumann U87
Oktava Mk-012 x2 (omni and cardioid)
Royer R-121 (Pair)
Sennheiser E609
Sennheiser MD421 x5
Shure Beta 52a
Shure Beta 57
Shure SM7B
Shure SM58 (loads)

Instruments & Amps

Kawai BL-71 Upright Piano (1973)
Hammond Organ M102 (1965) (with full foldback mod)
Leslie 145 Cabinet
Suitcase Rhodes Mark 1 (1976)
Wurlitzer EP200
Roland Fantom X8
Tama Star Classic Drum Kit
Custom Gibson Firebird
Fender Telecaster
Yamaha CPX-5 Acoustic
Admira Nylon Acoustic
Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray (5-String Bass)
Fender Blues DeVille 4×10
Marshall JCM800 1×12″ Combo (1985)
Fender Twin Silverface
Fender Blues Junior
Fender Musicmaster Bass

Recording, Preamps & Monitoring

Pro Tools 11 HDX
25 Mic Inputs (Total 54 I/O)
Avid C|24 Control Surface
Audient ASP008
Focusrite ISA 828
Focusrite ISA 220
Hairball 1176 Compressor x2
Summit Audio DCL-200 Tube Comp
Summit Audio EQP-200B Tube EQ
APS Aeon Nearfields
Avantone Mix Cubes
Dangerous Music Monitor ST
Burl B32 Vancouver Summing Mixer
Furman HDS-16 Headphone System
Five Remote Mixers
Beyerdynamic Headphones DT150
Beyerdynamic Headphones DT100

Studio

Control room
Spacious live room (400sq/ft)
Isolated drum room
Amplifier cupboard
Kitchen facilities

Work

Work

Tiny Leaves

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After the successful release of 'In These Narrow Spaces', Tiny Leaves embarked on a longer and more musically challenging album 'A Good Land An Excellent Land' released in 2013. Joel's latest release was recorded by Masterlink at Concorde college in December 2014 titled 'A Certain Tide' and released back in mid 2015 to critical acclaim.
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Alphabetic

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Alphabetic have just finished recording their debut album here at Masterlink. Imagine a great indie band...playing 80's dreampop. A real departure for me in terms of production, this project has really pushed me to my engineering limits and we've had the pleasure of using some incredible gear on the album.
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Charlie Hole

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Charlie Hole has been to visit us a couple of times over the last few years under the wing of guitarist and producer Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart, Cockney Rebel). In March 2016 he came back with the full band and recorded his new album live in the studio.
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Tom Butler

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Seattle born Tom Butler is in the middle of recording his first full length album. Inspired by his American roots and love of London, Tom's album is going to be an absolute showstopper.
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Stefan Redtenbacher

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Austrian native Stefan Redtenbacher wears many hats: bassist, guitarist, composer, bandleader, arranger, educator, producer, music-software developer, and intrepid captain of the groove ship Funkestra.
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Bill Laurance

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Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy and solo artist in his own right. An old friend and incredible musician.
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Contact

Telephone:
07917 226087

Email:
james@masterlinkproductions.co.uk

Address:
MasterLink Productions
Send Hill
Send,
Woking,
Surrey GU23