About Reel

Just five minutes from the centre of the picturesque city of York, lies this purpose built, spacious, comfortable and fantastic sounding recording studio.

Generously equipped with the latest in digital recording technology and classic analogue gear, twinned with a selection of the most technically and creatively capable engineers the industry has to offer. Reel Recording Studio is the obvious choice for your next project.

Pass the hours in our spacious, well lit, and comfortable control room. Carefully designed to give even sound wherever you are, so fell free to sink into the sofa knowing you’re hearing exactly what you need to.

In the age of the bedroom producer, the right live space is often overlooked. Here at Reel we spent months trying, testing and designing our live space. At 350 square feet, our live room offers the space needed to achieve huge rock drum sounds, whilst still retaining a tight, focussed character. There is more than enough space to track a full band, and we can also offer a full PA and Monitor rig for live performance or pre-production.

We also offer a fully redundant 64-channel live recording system with splits, powerful enough to capture everything you need, with a tiny footprint.

Studio Gear

Reel Recording Studio’s control room is built around Allen & Heath’s GS-R24M and Pro Tools 11. Analogue sound with improved digital workflow combine to make the heart of Reel.

New Old Sound McOne Monitor Controller
Presonus HP60 Headphone Amp
Audio Technica M50x Headphones
Quadcore 2.6ghz Intel i7
2x Samsung 21” HDMI Monitors
Apple Magic Trackpad & Keyboard
DNA Music Labs Hotkey Matrix
Focusrite VRM
Pro Tools 11
Waves Gold Bundle V9
Waves R Bass
Waves Scheps 73
Waves C6
Waves TransX
Waves CLA Compressors
Waves PYE Comp
Waves GEQ
Waves PuigtecEQ
Waves Puigchild
Waves API Bundle
Waves Studio Rack
Waves One Knob
Waves DBX160
Waves Manny EQ
Eventide H3000 Bundle
SSL Duende Native Bundle
Antares Autotune 7
Antares Warm
Antares Choir
Lexicon LXP Bundle
Klanghelm DC8
Slate Trigger 2
Sound Toys FX
Ez Keys
2x Avalon 737
EL8x Distressor
Universal Audio 1176 Blackface
Urei 565 Filter Set
Anthony Demaria Labs ADL1000
Lindell 6X-500
Lindell PEX-500
Lindell 7X-500
Drawmer DS201
Klark Teknik DN360
SPL Transient Designer
TC Electronic Triple C Stereo
Focusrite Trakmaster


Reel has a never-ending list of microphones from brands including Audio-Technica, Shure, Heil and Sontronics.

AT4050 Urushi
AT4050LE 50th anniversary
AT4021 x2
AT4022 x2
AT4080 Ribbon
AT4081 Ribbon
AE2500 dual element
ATM450 x2
ATM250 x2
ATM650 x2
Heil PR40
Sontronics STC1 x2
Shure Beta91
Shure Beta 56
Shure PG27


Everyone has ‘their’ instrument, but just in case you fancy something different, Reel has a copious collection of guitars, drums, amps and analogue effects on hand so you can find that specific sound.

Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga Drum Kit 22,10,12,14
Tama Superstar Birch Drum Kit 24,12,16
Tama SLP Limited Edition 14×8 Alloy Snare
Premier 13×7 Modern Classic Maple Snare
Pearl Masters 12×8 Popcorn Snare
Pearl 14×5 Sensitone Alloy Snare
PDP 10×4 Maple Snare
DW9000 Double and Single Pedals
Blackstar HT5 Combo
Blackstar 1×12 cabinet
2x Hughes & Kettner Red Box
Radial Twin City ABY switch
Morpheus Drop Tune
Line6 M5
Electro Harmonix Octave Multiplexer
Electro Harmonix Germanium Drive/Muff
Korg Polytune
Danelectro Reel Echo
M-Audio Oxygen8 Midi Controller
Alesis Micron Synthesiser
Korg EA1 Electribe
Fender 73 reissue Jazz Bass
Fender Telecaster
Meet The Team


Studio Owner & Engineer



Studio Engineer

Studio Clients Include