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One of the most celebrated record producers of recent times, Paul Epworth, has completed the rejuvenation of The Church Studios in North London using exclusively Van Damme cabling. The famous studio, whose previous owners include Dave Stewart, was the very first studio client of VDC Trading in 1987 so it seemed appropriate that the company should supply the cabling for this major rebuild. The studio has been transformed into a world-class facility. Epworth worked with the Walters-Storyk Design Group and Miloco Builds to present three brand-new, top-end studios built for the modern-day recording industry.
The Church 1 is a large tracking room with a suitably prestige spec. It is built around a 72-channel vintage EMI Neve console, which is a hybrid of two desks: one from Abbey Road, the other from the famous Pathe Marconi studios in Paris.
The Church 2 is a state-of-the-art WSDG-designed SSL studio with a newly re-capped SSL 4000G console and custom built Augspurger monitors with horn compression drivers and 4 x 18″ subs.
The Church 3 is another room designed by John Storyk of WSDG and built by Miloco Builds. This is Epworth’s new writing room, and comes equipped with top end kit including a Shadow Hills Industries The Equinox summing mixer and 20-channel Neve Sidecar, a Yamaha Electric Piano, and Avid HDX 2 running Pro Tools 10 HD loaded with “an arsenal” of plug-ins. Church 3 is also tie-lined to the rest of the building.
Miloco Engineer Finn Eiles explained: “The cable was a major component of the refurbishment. We used thousands of meters of Van Damme blue series, data and Starquad cable.”