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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.
To create inspiring and remarkable productions that help advance the careers of our clients, and provide us with the opportunity to work on the most exciting new music.
Mediterranean architecture features three dramatic live spaces, a vintage Neve console, and a mouthwatering selection of rare and vintage equipment.
Tropical foliage and natural daylight meet to deliver a vibrant backdrop that marks 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 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 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 releases produced and mixed by Al include work by Glass Caves, The Reytons, and Haarm.
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.
Bring Me The Horizon / Cast / Glass Caves / Paris Youth Foundation / Haarm
Joining us in 2020, Bob graduated from LIPA with first class honours and it didn’t take long for him to make an impression. This was illustrated when his production of Luke Royalty’s ‘I Do’ landed him a string of Radio One features and playlists.
An expert at turning the studio into an instrument, Bob provides a recording experience that is driven by creativity. He excels at thinking outside the box and draws on his technical knowledge to find new and innovative ways to make the recording process fluid and effortless, deploying traditional studio techniques and inventing some new ones along the way.
He joined The Motor Museum as an assistant, before his exceptional work ethic earned him an in-house engineer position 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.
Little Comets / Larkins / Neon Waltz / Zuzu / Stealing Sheep
Tom’s career began in 2011 as an assistant at The Grande studio, working under a multitude of established producers. By 2013 he had climbed the ranks to in-house engineer and studio manager, and in 2017 established himself as a successful freelance engineer.
Tom has an insatiable appetite for music and he applies his thorough, meticulous approach to engineering to create exceptional recordings. His warm and friendly personality ensure sessions are always fun, productive and stress-free! He’s also an accomplished musician and works well across all ends of the genre spectrum.
The Fall / Big Country / Jamie Lenman / Alpha Male Tea Party / Grace Davies
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.
Neve 8232 Inline console
ProTools HDX1 (PT2019), Intel MacPro 5.1 w/ 24in & 40out
Burl B2 Bomber ADC
ATC T16 (x2)
Genelec 8351B (x2)
Unity Audio Boulder (x2)
Yamaha NS10M (x2)
Yamaha SW10 Sub
Hear Technologies Hearback Headphone Mixers (x5)
Beyer DT100/150/770 (x8)
API 3124+ 4ch Preamp
Cartec EQP-1A (x2)
Neve 1073 (x4)
Ridge Farm Gas Cooker DI
Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2
Tritone Fethead (x2)
Alan Smart C2
DBX 160X (x2)
Empirical Labs ES-8 Distressor (x2)
Retro Sta-Level Gold
Urei 1176 Silverface (x2)
Valley people 610
Valley People Dynamite
SPL Transient Designer 2
Little Labs Redcloud 8ch Attenuator
AKG BX20 Spring Reverb
Aphex 204 Aural Exciter
Chandler Industries Tube Driver
Korg Kaoss Pad
TC Electronic FireworX
WEM Watkins Copicat
AKG C414 B-ULS (x3)
Blue The Bottle
Manley Reference Cardiod
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)
Ampex 8×10 Cab
Badcat Cub IIIR
Dr Z Maz 18NR
Marshall 4×12 Cab (T75’s)
Mesa Boogie Rectoverb
Mesa Boogie Dual Recto
Fender Rhodes MK2 Stage
Korg Trident Mk2
Octave The Cat
Studio Electronics SE1-X (x2)
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 Sensitone Steel Snare Drum 14 x 6.5
Worldmax Brass Snare Drum 14 x 5
The Motor Museum is home to Al Groves, a number one selling record producer and mixer whose credits include Bring Me The Horizon, Paris Youth Foundation and Glass Caves.Find Out More