Small Pond

Recording, Mixing & Mastering

19 Reviews
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We're a Recording Studio in the center of the creative hub that is Brighton on the South Coast of England. Our studio is built around a Pro Tools Ultimate rig, and a 1979/80 Neve 8108 console, and loads of lovely gear inlcuding a great range of modern and vintage amps (mostly valve.. we like valves..)

Set up in 2015 a group of friends in Brighton, Small Pond has become a little hub for musicians in central Brighton - we have 6 Rehearsal Rooms, Recording Studio (Live room, Control Room and Booth), Label, and Promotions Company (Bad Pond Festival).

The studio is compact, but stuffed full of vintage and modern gear - centered around our Neve 8108 console (1979/80) and a Pro Tools Ultimate Rig, we've also got loads of amps:

Supro, Cornford, HiWatt, Selmer, loads of Marshal, loads of Fender, a few Orange, Ampeg SVT, Ashdown, Roland, WEM, Sound City, Hayden, Vox

And some nice outboard:
2 x Neve 1073's, 2 x API 512's, UA 6176, UA 610, Stereo Pultec EQP-1A clone, Stereo SSL Gbus clone, 2 x 1176 clones, Neve 33609 Clone

And loads of amazing plug-ins including:
Everything by Steven Slate, Everythign by Plugin Alliance, Everything by Sound Toys, Slate Trigger 2 with loads of packs (including some amazing custom samples), loads of Waves, Valhalla, loads more.

For more detail on some of our equipment, see our list here, be aware though, it's always updating, so feel free to get in touch for the latest.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

19 Reviews

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  1. Review by Batz
    by Batz

    They have definitely been my go-to studio for a while now. Professional engineers, friendly environment, and always ready to listen for the project's needs. Countless times I have worked with them, and countless will.

  2. Review by Paul S.

    I took my daughter here for a session - it was easy to organise and went like a dream. My daughter loved it and it gave her valuable experience and was great value for money. They were helpful relaxed and professional made the experience a really pleasurable experience - a great present for a budding singer

  3. Review by Ben E.
    by Ben E.

    An amazing team and great studio. I have witnessed (and heard) their excellent work in a variety of genres. It's one thing to have great gear but they also know how to use it. What makes small pond unique is how welcoming and creative they are. Highly recommended

  4. Review by Daniel Bright
    by Daniel Bright

    Amazing group who always make us feel at home when we rehearse/ record!
    My band and I have had the pleasure of recording a single at Small Pond, mixed by Joe Caple. The whole process was an absolute pleasure and we would record there again in a heartbeat. Top quality recording, cannot recommend enough!

  5. Review by Jude
    by Jude

    My band and I had a wonderful time recording at small pond! The engineers were fantastic and got round all the technical issues recording a 4 piece band live. Also the mixing was top class and our engineer was very efficient in finishing off each track within the 10 hour day we booked.

  6. Review by Paul Waller
    by Paul Waller

    OHHMS had a fantastic time recording with the Small Pond team. Top notch recording rooms & pro team. Totally DIY independent punk rock spirit high end results.

  7. Review by Michael Williams
    by Michael Williams

    I've absolutely loved working with Small Pond. My band (Quiet Lions) and I have had a couple of great recording sessions in their in house studio, as well as great experiences filming video sessions with their in house team. I cannot recommend them enough for your next project.

  8. Review by Joe E-Smith
    by Joe E-Smith

    Worked with Small Pond on many occasions over the past few years including the recording of 2 EPs and a live session recorded after hours in their awesome studio. There are many reasons we kept going back; the fantastic equipment, comfortable recording and practice space, but above all is the atmosphere; a perfect mixture of professionalism and fun. Each member of staff is a pleasure to be around and the sound engineers truly know their shit. I'm thrilled with everything we produced during our sessions with the SP crew, and I'll never forget my experiences with the place! Thank you, SP!

  9. Review by Andy Crowder
    by Andy Crowder

    Worked with Small Pond a few times and recorded a session at their studio. Nothing but nice things to say - great people, amazing equipment, incredible quality.

  10. Review by Charlie Evans
    by Charlie Evans

    I have recorded and rehearsed here. When I mixed/recorded I did so with Liam who is frankly beyond incredible on the desk. Huge thumbs up to the guys at Small Pond.
    In short: Professional, friendly and a fucking cool bunch of people work here.

  11. Review by Steve J
    by Steve J

    We've been using Small Pond for the last 3 years both to rehearse and record - great atmosphere there; the guys are super helpful and it's in a great location!

  12. Review by Steve J
    by Steve J

    We've been using Small Pond for the last 3 years both to rehearse and record - great atmosphere there; the guys are super helpful and it's in a great location!

  13. Review by Connor Stanford
    by Connor Stanford

    Small Pond, on the whole, is brimming with talent. The staff are attentive, focused and an absolute joy to work with. They have produced some of the greatest tracks within our local community and beyond. I will forever vouch 100% for their ability and love for creating great music.

  14. Review by Adam P.

    We used Small Pond last year as we had heard the work they had done for bands like Delta Sleep, The Physics House Band and Wild Cat Strike. I can honestly say that the job that Joe did on our mix and the mastering services were the best investment our band has ever made and we will be using them again in the near future.

  15. Review by The I.
    by The I.

    Recorded with Sam back in November for our first single. Couldn't have asked for more!! Professional and hard working.
    The Mann And I.

  16. Review by Daniel G.

    Working with Small Pond has always been a pleasure. They are very attentive and personal and have helped bring so much music and so many projects to life.

  17. Review by EL MOONO
    by EL MOONO

    Sam absolutely nailed the production of our song 'Thanks for Nothing'. We had never experienced a more thorough and involved producer, getting hands on in practices before we tracked, learning the song inside out before we pressed record. We were delivered a track we loved. If you want professional, hard working, dedicated producers for your mix, the Small Pond team are your guys.

  18. Review by Ben Wildi
    by Ben Wildi

    Amazing, creative and cooperative guys. Always listening, always giving good advice and cutting great sounding records. The best environment I've ever recorded in, had a blast and wasn't worried for a moment. Highly recommend these lads.

  19. Review by Sally Schofield
    by Sally Schofield

    Small Pond are incredible as a little business, they are helpful, friendly and most of all really lovely guys! Would highly recommend them for all your musical endeavours xx

Terms Of Service

Get in touch for a detailed quote specific to your project! Recording: £275pd / £35ph. Mixing £175pd / £25ph. Mastering £45-55 per track.

Gear Highlights
  • NEVE 8108
  • Neumann U87 (1980's)
  • AKG 414EB pair
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