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The Motor Museum
Recording Studio

Phone 0151 727 3632
Address 1 Hesketh St, Liverpool L17 8XJ
Vintage Neve Console
Three Live Spaces
Unique Setting

Liverpool’s Most Inspiring 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/MonitoringMic Preamps/Equalizers/DynamicsReverbs/Delay's/FX ProcessorsCondensor MicrophonesRibbon/Dynamic Microphones
Neve 8232 Inline mixing consoleAPI 3124+ 4 Channel Mic PreampAKG BX 20 Spring ReverbAKG C414 B-ULS (x3)AEA R44CE Ribbon
Pro Tools HDX1 - Intel Mac Pro 5,1 with 24 inputs and 40 outputsAmek Medici Stereo EQAphex 204 Aural ExciterAKG C451BAEA R88 Mk2 Stereo Ribbon
Apogee PSX-100Avalon VT-737SP Mono Mic Pre-Amp/Compressor/EQChandler Industries Tube DriverAKG Solidtube ValveCascade Fat Head II Ribbon
Pro Tools 12.10HDAPI 560 Graphic EQEventide H3000-D/SEAudio-Technica AT4033Coles 4038 (x2)
ATC T16 Near Field Monitors (x2)Cartec EQP-1A (x2)Korg Kaoss PadBlue Bottle Valve MicrophoneAKG D112
Beyerdynamic DT100 (x5)Neve 1073 (x4)Lexicon 960L 8 Channel ReverbCalrec CM1050CAKG D12E
Beyerdynamic DT150 Headphones (x3)Ridge Farm Gas Cooker Mic Pre / DILexicon PCM 90Manley Reference Valve MicrophoneAKG D19
Beyerdynamic DT770Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2 Stereo Preamp & EQRadial PhazerNeumann KM 84 (x2)Audio-Technica ATM25
Crane Song Avocet Monitor ControllerTritone Fethead (x2)SPL VitalizerNeumann TLM 170Beyerdynamic M201
Hear Technologies Hear Back Headphone System (x5)Alan Smart C2 Stereo CompressorTC Electronic FireworX Multi-Effects ProcessorNeumann TLM 193 (x2)Electrovoice RE20
Quad 405-2 Power Amp (x2)DBX 160X (x2)WEM Watkins CopicatNeumann U87Sennheiser MD421 (x4)
Unity Audio The Boulder 3 Way Active Monitor (x2)Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise GateRealistic PZMShure Beta 52A
Yamaha NS-10M Studio (x2)Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor (x2)SE Electronics Gemini IIShure SM57 (x5)
Yamaha SW10 Sub WooferRetro Sta-Level Gold EditionShure SM57 Transformerless
Urei 1176 Silverface (x2)Shure SM7B
Valley People 610 Dual Compressor/ExpanderYamaha Subkick (x2)
Valley People Dyna-mite Compressor/Limiter
SPL Transient Designer 2
Little Labs Red Cloud 8 Channel Balanced Attenuator
Guitar/Bass Amplifiers/Keys/SynthsFX Pedals/DI's/Signal ToolsDrums/Percussion
Ampeg B15RBoss CE-2 ChorusLudwig Super Classic 1968
22×14 12×8 16×16
Ampeg 8×10 CabinetBoss CS-3 Compression SustainerPremier Silver Jubilee 1975 24×14 14×10
Bad Cat Cub IIIRBoss HM-2Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite
24x16, 14x12, 16x16, 18x16
Dr Z Maz 18 NRCeriatone Klon CentaurKD Customs Vented 14×5 Snare
DWJ Fender PrincetonEarthquaker Devices AfterneathMapex Black Panther Snare Drum 14×5
Marshall 4 x 12″ Speaker Cabinet (T75's)Earthquaker Devices ArpanoidPearl Sensitone Steel Snare Drum 14 x 6.5
Marshall 7400Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SrWorldmax Brass Snare Drum 14 x 5
Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Rect-o-verbEarthquaker Devices Transmisser
Mesa Boogie Dual RectifierEbow
Peavey 6505+Electro Harmonix Micro Synthesizer
Fender Rhodes MK2 Stage Electric PianoHudson Broadcast 24v
Korg Trident Mk2Jim Dunlop Cry Baby GCB-95
Moog MinimoogLovepedal 4 Knob Blackface Deluxe
Octave The Cat Monophonic SynthesizerMarshall Jackhammer
Studio Electronics SE-1X (x2)Pro Co Rat Distortion
Challen Upright PianoSansAmp Bass Driver DI
Zvex Super Hard-on
Zvex Wah Probe
BSS Audio AR116 Active DI Box (x3)
EMO E520 Passive DI Box
Little Labs STD Instrument Cable Extender (x2)
Radial Re-amp


Loïc Gaillard

Loïc Gaillard is the head-engineer at The Motor Museum.  Originally from Switzerland, he moved to the UK to pursue a career in the recording industry, and in 2017 was awarded the Music Producers Guild Prize to recognise his achievements.

He joined The Motor Museum as an assistant, before his exceptional work ethic earned him an in-house engineer position in 2018.  He now leads 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.

Being a multi-instrumentalist gives Loïc a very musical approach to recording, and he excels at working in a wide variety of genres.  His enthusiasm for great sound is infectious, and an optimistic, professional attitude mean artists love to work with him.


Credits include…

Little Comets / Larkins / Neon Waltz / Zuzu / Stealing Sheep

Loic’s Showreel



Tom Peters

Tom has spent nearly a decade behind the console of some of the the most remarkable studio’s in the UK.  As a client of the studio for many years, Tom was a natural fit for our engineering team and brings nearly a decade of experience to his sessions.

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.


Credits include…

The Fall / Big Country / Jamie Lenman / Alpha Male Tea Party / Grace Davies

The Motor Museum is home to Al Groves, a number one selling record producer.

Find Out More

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.

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Please note that all visits are by appointment only. If you'd like to view the studio in person, fire us a message and we'll make it happen!