WAX Recording Studio / Brighton is a boutique music recording / mixing / production and writing space originally founded in London circa 2010 by acclaimed producer Robert Strauss. WAX (now based in Brighton, UK) is a studio known for warm hospitality and incredible artistic results.
Please contact us for a quotation. We are affordably priced for independent musicians.
RATES & SERVICES
World Class Recording, Mixing & Mastering,
Bespoke Music Production, Arrangement, Co-writing & Talent Sourcing
& Writing Room Dry Hire
TUITION & CONSULTATION
Music Production Lessons, Artist Development & Career guidance
Podcast Recording, Editing & Post Production
Past clients include: Omar Lye-Fook MBE, Andrew Roachford (Epic), Kwabs (Atlantic), Jordan Rakei (Ninja Tune), Sugar Hill Gang, Blue Lab Beats (All Points), Rejjie Snow (Ninja Tune), Barns Courtney (Universal), Xantone Blacq (Amy Winehouse), Max Grunhard (Prince, Ibibio Sound Machine), Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock / Head Hunters), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny Trio), Ian Thomas (Michael Jackson), Swing Out Sister (Sony), Kelli Leigh (Adelle), Jimmy Norden (Alice Russell, Beth Rowley), Max Cliverd (Tom Odell), Thomas Jules (Rudimental, Prof. Green), Too Many T’s, Eneeks (Toyko Dawn), Rumours, Google, Good Foot, James Sayer (BBC / Ruen Brothers), plus hundreds of talented independent artists...
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GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCER / WAX STUDIO FOUNDER / IN HOUSE PRODUCER: ROBERT STRAUSS
20 YEARS OF MUSIC MAKING WAVES WORLDWIDE
Robert Strauss: WAX Founder / Globally Acclaimed Staff Producer / Engineer
Two-decades of passion, craft and exploration have lead me further towards a unique voice, methodology and general approach to music making, creativity and life...
Professionally speaking, I have been blessed to have had much of my work revered by DJ’s, radio presenters & diehard music fans across the planet. I work in all styles. For me - it’s all about energy!
If you would like to have me produce your music and share a creative space, please drop me a line via contact form below with a link to your music. I would love to hear what you have in mind, and don't be shy if it's just early stages for you!
> We love to help artists of ALL experience levels at WAX <
VIDEOS FILMED AT WAX
DRY HIRE / VIDEO SHOOTS / EVENT HOSTING
WAX is home to all sorts of creative energy. We can host your:
Private music listening event
Music video & live performance video shoot
Writing Camp Hosting
Workshop / Industry Events
Dry Hire (Room Hire Only)
Contact us today for a quote – we have an affordable solution for you!
WAX Started as a one time 'bedroom' studio above the legendary Cameron House (venue) in Toronto, Canada. Since then we've moved to five spaces and worked with countless artists, across cities, continents and genres, WAX is currently based in Brighton, UK
2015-2020 (LONDON, UK) WESTHAM, E16
2000-2007 (TORONTO, CA) QUEEN ST. WEST
2010-2013 (LONDON, UK) BRICKLANE, E2
2013-2015 (LONDON, UK) DALSTON, E8
2020 (BRIGHTON, UK) PRESTON ROAD, BN1
WAX STUDIO HISTORY 2000-2020
GEAR & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
DAW / MONITORING / CONVERTERS:
DAW: Protools 12 / Ableton 10
Plugins: Slate Digital, Softube, Sound Toys, Arturia and many more…
Monitoring: Focal Twin Be’s, Avantone mix cubes, PA for live rehearsal
Digital Converters: 26 channels of i/o (RME)
Headphones: Beyer DT-770’s (x2) Sony RP-DH 1200 (x 4)
Vintage Class-A Mic Pre’s:
(4x) Classic API / 500 Series (warm and fat sounding)
(8x) late 70’s Telefunken / LAWO Pre’s (punchy & wide)
GA 1073 (Neve Clone)
Summit Audio (Valve DI)
8 x RME (utility mic pres)
We have a large selection of high-end, classic and quality boutique (valve & solid state) condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones to cover the range of recording applications including a Neumann / Telefunken u47 & 2 x u87s (by Warm Audio).
PIANOS & KEYBOARDS:
Weighted (Hammer Action) 88-Key Piano Controller, 1974 Fender Rhodes MKI 73 , Korg Minilogue (analogue 4-voice polyphonic synth), Novation Peak (Eight-voice polyphonic synthesiser) + semi-weighted midi controller 61 keys.
Electric Guitars: Epiphone - Dot (semi-hollow 335 type with Bigsby)
Acoustic Guitars: Lag GLA T 98 A (Small body / Solid top ideal for recording)
Bass Guitars: Epiphone - Jack Casady (semi-hollow 335 type with flatwounds)
Classic late 70’s Premier 4 pcs + Snare (kit sound amazing)
Guitar: Fender Blues Jr. MK III (1 x 12" Valve Combo)
Bass: Eden Metro / World Tour (4 x 10" Valve Combo) + Valve DI
PA: Large Stereo PA (2 x Powered Wedges)
Odds and sods: Various percussion, Xylophone, bells & whistles etc…
Our tracking room is an acoustically treated, with custom- calibrated monitoring for flat mix response.
IF YOU WISH TO DRY-HIRE WAX STUDIO PLEASE MESSAGE US VIA CONTACT FORM BELOW AND TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR SELF AND HOW WE CAN ASSIST. WAX BRIGHTON IS CURRENTLY ARE HOME TO THREE PRODUCERS WORKING HERE WEEKLY.
WAX BRIGHTON IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENGINEERS OR WORK EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING A WORK PLACEMENT IN LONDON APPLY HERE
PARENT OR TEACHER? SEEKING RECORDING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE / INTERNSHIP FOR STUDENTS / CHILDREN AGE 11-25 SEE HERE
DRY HIRE / JOBS / WORK EXPERIENCE
LOCATION / GETTING TO WAX
STUDIO ADDRESS: PRESTON ROAD, BRIGHTON BN1 4QF
PARKING: Parking is free after 8 pm or £1/hr (max 4 hours) on street. Free parking is approximately a 10 minute walk. Download this free parking locator app!
LOADING: temporary parking for loading / unloading is possible please contact us for info.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER! TRAVELLING FROM LONDON? WAX WILL SPLIT THE COST OF YOUR TICKET (Single traveller / off peak return ticket)
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