Set in a beautiful daylit warehouse in the heart of Sefton Park, The Motor Museum is one of the most in demand recording studios in Liverpool.
Boasting a rich legacy spanning more than two decades, it has shaped the careers of some of the UK’s hottest artists including Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Jake Bugg and Bring Me The Horizon.
Mediterranean architecture features three dramatic live spaces, a vintage Neve console, and an impressive selection of rare and vintage equipment.
Tropical foliage and natural daylight meet to deliver a vibrant backdrop that marks The Motor Museum as the north's most iconic recording studio.
Its also got the backline to match; vintage drums from Ludwig and Premier, a collection of iconic synths including original Roland TR-808 and Moog Minimoog, and a desirable selection of boutique guitar amps come together to make The Motor Museum a unique, inspiring and wonderfully creative recording studio.
|Mixing Console/Recording/Monitoring||Mic Preamps/Equalizers/Dynamics||Reverbs/Delay's/FX Processors||Condensor Microphones||Ribbon/Dynamic Microphones|
|Neve 8232 Inline mixing console||API 3124+ 4 Channel Mic Preamp (x2)||AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb||AKG C414 B-ULS (x4)||AEA R44CE Ribbon|
|Pro Tools HDX1 Running on Intel Mac Pro 5,1 with 32 inputs and outputs||Amek Medici Stereo EQ||Chandler Industries Tube Driver||AKG C451B||AEA R88 Mk2 Stereo Ribbon|
|Apogee PSX-100||Avalon VT-737SP Mono Mic Pre-Amp/Compressor/EQ||Eventide H3000-D/SE||AKG Solidtube Valve||Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon|
|Pro Tools 12.8.2HD||API 560 Graphic EQ||Korg Kaoss Pad||Audio-Technica AT4033||Coles 4038 (x2)|
|ATC T16 Near Field Monitors (x2)||Cartec EQP-1A (x2)||Lexicon 960L 8 Channel Reverb||Blue Bottle Valve Microphone||AKG D112|
|Beyerdynamic DT100 (x10)||Neve 1073 DPA||Lexicon PCM 90||Manley Reference Valve Microphone||AKG D12E|
|Beyerdynamic DT150 Headphones (x2)||Neve 1073N (x3)||Radial Phazer||Neumann KM 84 (x2)||AKG D19|
|C AUDIO TR850 Monitor Amplifier||Ridge Farm Gas Cooker Mic Pre / DI||SPL Vitalizer||Neumann TLM 170||Audio-Technica ATM25|
|Crane Song Avocet Monitor Controller||Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2 Stereo Preamp & EQ||TC Electronic FireworX Multi-Effects Processor||Neumann TLM 193 (x2)||Beyerdynamic M201|
|Dynaudio DCA Monitor Amplifier||Tritone Fethead (x2)||WEM Watkins Copicat||Neumann U87||Electrovoice RE20|
|Hear Technologies Hear Back Headphone System (x5)||Alan Smart C2 Stereo Compressor||Realistic PZM||Sennheiser MD421 (x4)|
|Quad 405-2 Power Amp (x2)||DBX 160X||SE Electronics Gemini II||Shure Beta 52A|
|Unity Audio The Boulder 3 Way Active Monitor (x2)||Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate||Shure SM57 (x5)|
|Yamaha NS-10M Studio (x2)||Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor (x2)||Shure SM57 Transformerless|
|Yamaha SW10 Sub Woofer||Retro Sta-Level Gold Edition||Shure SM7B|
|Urei 1176 Silverface (x2)||Yamaha Subkick (x2)|
|Valley People 610 Dual Compressor/Expander|
|Valley People Dyna-mite Compressor/Limiter|
|SPL Transient Designer 2|
|Little Labs Red Cloud 8 Channel Balanced Attenuator|
|Guitar/Bass Amplifiers/Keys/Synths||FX Pedals/DI's/Signal Tools||Drums/Percussion|
|Ampeg B15R||Boss CE-2 Chorus||Ludwig Super Classic 1968
22×14 12×8 16×16
|Ampeg 8×10 Cabinet||Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer||Premier Silver Jubilee 1975 24×14 14×10|
|Bad Cat Cub IIIR||Boss Dimension C||Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite
24x16, 14x12, 16x16, 18x16
|Dr Z Maz 18 NR||Boss HM-2||KD Customs Vented 14×5 Snare|
|DWJ Fender Princeton||Ebow||Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum 14×5|
|Marshall 4 x 12″ Speaker Cabinet (T75's)||Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man||Pearl Sensitone Steel Snare Drum 14 x 6.5|
|Marshall 7400||Electro Harmonix Micro Synthesizer||Worldmax Brass Snare Drum 14 x 5|
|Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Rect-o-verb||Electro Harmonix Nano Muff Distortion Pedal|
|Fender Rhodes MK2 Stage Electric Piano||Jim Dunlop Cry Baby GCB-95|
|Korg Trident Mk2||Marshall Jackhammer|
|Moog Minimoog||Pro Co Rat Distortion|
|Octave The Cat Monophonic Synthesizer||Zvex Super Hard-on|
|Studio Electronics SE-1X (x2)||BSS Audio AR116 Active DI Box (x3)|
|Challen Upright Piano||EMO E520 Passive DI Box|
|Little Labs STD Instrument Cable Extender (x2)|
|SansAmp Bass Driver DI|
Holding a Bachelors degree with first class honours from the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Loïc brings a wealth of knowledge and technical prowess to his sessions.
Being a multi-instrumentalist gives Loïc a very musical approach to recording, and he is comfortable working in a wide variety of genres. He has a relaxed and friendly personality that make others around him feel comfortable, and his attention to detail makes him an exceptionally talented engineer.
As the in-house engineer, Loic handles all the sessions where an artist is self-producing, and assists when artists bring in their own producer.
Motherhood / AM:PM / Run Like Girls / Taws / Pisonia
The Motor Museum’s location on Lark Lane puts a range of independent bars, restaurants and cafe’s right on the studio’s doorstep that covers everything from Thai to traditional Turkish Barbecue.
Just a handful of steps from the studio is the beautiful Sefton Park, providing a wonderful way to escape long sessions. Renowned as an artistic hotspot in Liverpool, Lark Lane offers the perfect environment for a laid back, stress-free recording experience.
The Motor Museum is home to Al Groves, a number one selling record producer.Find Out More