James is currently creating a custom built residential studio, based in a 19th century Victorian Bank, in Hull, UK.

The acoustically treated control room is equipped with a combination of vintage analogue and state of the art digital equipment with a selection of high end monitors, outboard equipment and audio software.

The studio has a unique vibe with natural light throughout.

The 7m x 4m mainlive room has great acoustics and a wide array of instruments available to use.

Final plans include two live rooms, vocal booth, control room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms.


Young Chang Grand Piano
Hilton & Hilton Upright Piano
Hammond Organ + Leslie
Juno 60 (by request)
Moog Little Phatty (by request)

Selmer Treble 'n Bass (1960s Valve) Amplifier
Vox AC30 Amplifier
2 x 12 Custom Cab
Park 10 Watt Amp

Guitars & Bass
Fender Telecaster
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Acoustic Guitar
Westfield PRecision Bass

Gretsch Broadkaster Drums 12, 14, 18
Pearl Masters MMX Drums 10, 12, 14, 20
70's Beverley Drums 13, 16, 16, 22
Ludwig Acrylite 14" Snare
Gretsch Broadkaster 14" Snare
Beverley 14" Marching Snare

Neumann TLM 103
Coles STC 4038
SE Z3300A x 2
Sennheiser MD421
Sennheiser MD403
Audix D6
2 x Telefunken TD 21
3 X Realistic PZMs
3 X Rode NT5
4 x Shure Beta 57, SM57, SM58

Control Room
Genelec 1032A Monitors
Bowers & Wilkins DM 601 Speakers
Allen & Heath CMC 32 Channel Analogue Desk
4 x UA 2-610 Tube Preamplifiers
2 x Orban 672A Equalizers
EL8 Distressor
UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier
UAD Apollo Converters
UAD Satellite
Focusrite OctoPre MK2 + ADAT
Hear Technolgies Hearback System
UAD Neve, API, Chandler and Pultec
Pro Tools 2021
Massey Suite Plugins
Waves Plugins
SoundToys Plugins
Celemony Melodyne