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 the Northwest.
Boasting a rich legacy spanning more than two decades, it 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.
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.
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||AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb||AKG C414 B-ULS (x3)||AEA R44CE Ribbon|
|Pro Tools HDX1 - Intel Mac Pro 5,1 with 24 inputs and 40 outputs||Amek Medici Stereo EQ||Aphex 204 Aural Exciter||AKG C451B||AEA R88 Mk2 Stereo Ribbon|
|Apogee PSX-100||Avalon VT-737SP Mono Mic Pre-Amp/Compressor/EQ||Chandler Industries Tube Driver||AKG Solidtube Valve||Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon|
|Pro Tools 12.8.2HD||API 560 Graphic EQ||Eventide H3000-D/SE||Audio-Technica AT4033||Coles 4038 (x2)|
|ATC T16 Near Field Monitors (x2)||Cartec EQP-1A (x2)||Korg Kaoss Pad||Blue Bottle Valve Microphone||AKG D112|
|Beyerdynamic DT100 (x5)||Neve 1073 (x4)||Lexicon 960L 8 Channel Reverb||Manley Reference Valve Microphone||AKG D12E|
|Beyerdynamic DT150 Headphones (x3)||Ridge Farm Gas Cooker Mic Pre / DI||Lexicon PCM 90||Neumann KM 84 (x2)||AKG D19|
|Beyerdynamic DT770||Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2 Stereo Preamp & EQ||Radial Phazer||Neumann TLM 170||Audio-Technica ATM25|
|C AUDIO TR850 Monitor Amplifier||Tritone Fethead (x2)||SPL Vitalizer||Neumann TLM 193 (x2)||Beyerdynamic M201|
|Crane Song Avocet Monitor Controller||Alan Smart C2 Stereo Compressor||TC Electronic FireworX Multi-Effects Processor||Neumann U87||Electrovoice RE20|
|Dynaudio DCA Monitor Amplifier||DBX 160X (x2)||WEM Watkins Copicat||Realistic PZM||Sennheiser MD421 (x4)|
|Hear Technologies Hear Back Headphone System (x5)||Drawmer DS201 Dual Noise Gate||SE Electronics Gemini II||Shure Beta 52A|
|Quad 405-2 Power Amp (x2)||Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor (x2)||Shure SM57 (x5)|
|Unity Audio The Boulder 3 Way Active Monitor (x2)||Retro Sta-Level Gold Edition||Shure SM57 Transformerless|
|Yamaha NS-10M Studio (x2)||Urei 1176 Silverface (x2)||Shure SM7B|
|Yamaha SW10 Sub Woofer||Valley People 610 Dual Compressor/Expander||Yamaha Subkick (x2)|
|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 HM-2||Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite
24x16, 14x12, 16x16, 18x16
|Dr Z Maz 18 NR||Ceriatone Klon Centaur||KD Customs Vented 14×5 Snare|
|DWJ Fender Princeton||Earthquaker Devices Afterneath||Mapex Black Panther Snare Drum 14×5|
|Marshall 4 x 12″ Speaker Cabinet (T75's)||Earthquaker Devices Arpanoid||Pearl Sensitone Steel Snare Drum 14 x 6.5|
|Marshall 7400||Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport Sr||Worldmax Brass Snare Drum 14 x 5|
|Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Rect-o-verb||Earthquaker Devices Transmisser|
|Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier||Ebow|
|Peavey 6505+||Electro Harmonix Micro Synthesizer|
|Fender Rhodes MK2 Stage Electric Piano||Hudson Broadcast 24v|
|Korg Trident Mk2||Jim Dunlop Cry Baby GCB-95|
|Moog Minimoog||Lovepedal 4 Knob Blackface Deluxe|
|Octave The Cat Monophonic Synthesizer||Marshall Jackhammer|
|Studio Electronics SE-1X (x2)||Pro Co Rat Distortion|
|Challen Upright Piano||SansAmp 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)|
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.
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
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.