Set in a beautiful daylit warehouse in the heart of Sefton Park, The Motor Museum is the leading Liverpool Recording Studio.
Our ethos is simple.
Provide a world class recording studio to inspire our clients,
Foster collaborations between artist and producer to create the most exciting new music.
Mediterranean architecture features three dramatic live spaces, an SSL Duality SE 48 console, and a mouthwatering selection of rare and vintage equipment.
Tropical foliage and natural daylight meet to deliver a vibrant backdrop that defines The Motor Museum as Liverpool's most iconic recording studio.
A thirty two year legacy has shaped the careers of some of the UK’s hottest artists including The 1975, Bring Me The Horizon, Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg.
The Motor Museum’s location on Lark Lane puts a range of independent bars, restaurants and the beautiful Sefton Park on it's doorstep.
Its also got the backline to match; vintage drums from Ludwig and Tama, a collection of iconic synths including an original Moog Minimoog, and a desirable selection of boutique guitar amps come together to form a unique, inspiring and wonderfully creative recording studio – welcome to The Motor Museum Liverpool.
Al has made his name with acts such as Bring Me The Horizon and Cast as well as developing a whole of host of new talented upstarts. Recent artists produced and mixed by Al include STONE, The Reytons, and The Sherlocks.
Al’s productions regularly feature on radio and streaming playlists, and his work has earned him Platinum, Gold and Silver awards worldwide.
Al is available for Production, Mix, and Writing sessions and is represented by Pip Newby at Friends Vs Music.
After graduating Lipa in 2020 his longtime relationship with The Mysterines led him to contribute to their debut album ‘Reeling’ earning him his first top ten album credit. He quickly capitalised on this early success that has led to him participate on records for The Luka State and The Sherlocks.
Ben’s strengths lie in how he supports artists through the creative process; his gentle personality nurtures creativity in those around him, and he is a master of guiding sessions to being wonderfully productive events. He cares deeply about the music he is entrusted with, and is an advocate of ‘doing things right’ when it comes to applying recording techniques.
Ben is comfortable on a variety of genres spanning Guitar to Pop, and has a special interest in recording live and capturing performances. He is also an exciting co-writer!
He joined The Motor Museum as an assistant, before his exceptional work ethic earned him engineering roles in 2018. He later graduated to leading our engineering team, working closely with Al Groves and regularly engineering projects for him.
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.
Loic left the in-house team in 2021, but continues to deliver Motor Museum Mastering from his new studio and still a familiar face around the studio.
An exceptional drummer (Al says one of the best in the north west!) Sam had already spent many hours behind the kit in our live rooms and understands The Motor Museum culture perfectly. Friendly, conciencious and highly professional, Sam ensures the studio runs like clockwork. He’s a great people person and a friend to everybody, with great insight into what makes an artist-friendly recording studio.
Sam looks after day to day operations, technical projects, social media and client liaison. He’s also an avid fan of Formula One!
Recording is our bread and butter, and we think we’re pretty good at it. We see recording as an art form, and our engineering team are dedicated to the perfect application of it. We specialise in both live recording and overdubbing, and we’ve curated a workflow that takes the obstacles out of recording to focus on capturing amazing music. Whether loud band or an intimate acoustic, our recording services are focused on capturing amazing music in the most authentic way possible.
Some of the most acclaimed records of the last decade have been mixed at The Motor Museum. Whether it’s the incredible sounding control room or our vintage Neve console, mixing makes up a large part of our work. Our in-house engineers are experts in balancing sound and creating beautiful sonic landscapes, and Al Groves brings his unique high-impact style to bring a mix to life. The magic of what we do can be applied to songs recorded elsewhere too, and all our mixes include instrumentals as standard.
Mastering is the final step in producing a quality recording. It’s very much like framing a great photo, and is the final buff and polish before a track goes out into the world. Good mastering focuses the energy in a mix and ensures the music we create in the studio sounds just as good outside it.
Priced at £50 + VAT per track, our mastering service provides a cost effective way of preparing a mix for release, and we offer DDP and ISRC embedding for easy integration into streaming platforms.
SSL Duality Delta SE 48
ProTools HDX1 (PT2019), Intel MacPro 7.1 w/ 28in & 50out
Burl B2 Bomber ADC
Genelec 8351B x 2
Genelec W317A x 2
Hear Technologies Hearback Headphone Mixers (x4)
Beyer DT100/150/770 (x8)
Cartec EQP-1A (x2)
Neve 1073 (x3)
Ridge Farm Gas Cooker DI
Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2
Tritone Fethead (x2)
DBX 160X (x2)
Empirical Labs ES-8 Distressor (x2)
Retro Sta-Level Gold
Urei 1176 Silverface (x2)
SPL Transient Designer 2
Little Labs Redcloud 8ch Attenuator
AKG BX20 Spring Reverb
Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
Chandler Industries Tube Driver
Korg Kaoss Pad
Solid State Logic Fusion
TC Electronic FireworX
WEM Watkins Copicat
AKG C414 B-ULS (x2)
Flea U47 Vintage
Neumann KM84 (x2)
Neumann TLM193 (x2)
Realistic PZM (x 2)
SE Electronics Gemini II
AEA R88 mkII (stereo)
Cascade Fathead II
Coles 4038 (x2)
Sennheiser MD421 (x4)
Shure Beta 52A
Shure SM57 (x5)
Shure SM57 Transformerless
Yamaha Subkick (x2)
Ampeg 8×10 Cab
Badcat Cub IIIR
Custom 2×12 Cab (G12H30 + G12M25)
Dr Z Maz 18NR
Fender Super Twin Reverb
Marshall 4×12 Cab (T75’s)
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb
Fender Rhodes MK2 Stage
Octave The Cat
Studio Electronics SE1-X
Challen Upright Piano
FX Pedals/DI’s/Signal Tools
Boss CE-2 Chorus
Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
Ceriatone Klon Centaur
EQD Disaster Transport Sr
Hudson Broadcast 24v
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Lovepedal 4 Knob Blackface Deluxe
Sansamp Bass Driver DI
Zvex Super Hard-on
Zvex Wah Probe
BSS Audio Active DI (x2)
EMO Passive DI
Little Labs STD (x2)
Ludwig Super Classic 1968
22×14 12×8 16×16
Premier Silver Jubilee 1975 24×14 14×10
Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite
24×16, 14×12, 16×16, 18×16
KD Customs Vented 14×5 Snare
Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum 14×5
Pearl Free Floating Brass Snare Drum 14 x 6.5
Pearl Sensitone Steel Snare Drum 14 x 6.5
Worldmax Brass Snare Drum 14 x 5
The Motor Museum is home to Al Groves, a platinum selling record producer and mixer whose credits include Bring Me The Horizon, The Sherlocks and STONE.Find Out More