studio

Located within a stunning maritime arch overlooking Ramsgate Harbour and minutes from the high-speed train connection to London Kings Cross, Arco Barco studios offer an unparalleled solution to sound capture & reproduction. The studio boasts a range of specialist recording equipment and facilities, delivering a uniquely inspiring professional environment.

TRACKING: 

Tracking in Arco Barco can be done from anywhere in the space, from multi-instrument live recording in the main hall, to isolated recordings in our live room. We can also build remote booths with our 'Lego' style sound baffles. The space has been designed to fully exploit the astonishing acoustic characteristics of the maritime arch itself - enabling use of the main arch as an echo/reverb chamber - producing some of the richest natural reverbs. 

CONTROL ROOM: 

Our control room has been designed to achieve precision audio capture and referencing. The spec offers professional analog and digital sound reproduction, from a stunning analog console & tape machines to multi-channel surround sound playback. We've worked tirelessly on blending past technologies with current digital processing - catering for the demands of artists and audio consumption trends. 

AUDIO PRODUCTION

Beyond music the studio is the perfect setting for tasks such as podcasting and audio post production. We've worked extensively with clients looking to develop audio content for Spoken Word, Documentation, Theatre, Film, Marketing and UX (user experience). Clients include, Instagram, IDEO, BBC to name a few.    

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Please note that Arco Barco is located within a second floor maritime arch and the only access is via a steep external staircase. We’re currently looking at options to amend this staircase but unfortunately it's a strenuous process given the nature of the building. We'd like to take this opportunity to offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who might be restricted by this. We also like to ask anyone choosing to visit us to contact us first - either through our contact page or by filling out the 'book' form below. 

Studio clients, please rest assured - our team at Arco Barco are experts at getting equipment in and out of the space. Simply let us know what you'd like to load in and we'll do our very best to accommodate your requirements.

FULL STUDIO HIRE

Includes: Control Room, Live Room, Main Arch and Engineer

(Opening Times: 6pm until Midnight on weeknights, and from 10am until  11pm on weekends) 

 

£30 per hour (15 hours +) 

£35 per hour (Up to 15 hours)   

Minimum booking time on individual weeknights: 3 Hours 

Minimum booking time on individual weekend days: 5 Hours

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FULL DRY HIRE

Includes: Control Room, Live Room, Main Arch

(Opening Times: 6pm until Midnight on weeknights, and from 10am until  11pm on weekends) 

 

£20 per hour (15 hours +)

£25 per hour: (Up to 15 hours) 

This booking option will require you to have a studio membership. This carries a one off cost of £45 and will cover a three hour induction session in which we introduce you to the studio and provide you with an engineer/performer to experiment with. This option is recommended for individuals who are experienced in this kind of setting as we can't guarantee that you'll always receive face to face support for your future sessionsYou'll also be required to undergo our Risk Assessment induction and provide ID with proof of address.   

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DAYTIME HIRE 

Includes: Control Room, Remote Vocal Booth & Engineer 

(Opening Times: 9am until 5pm on weekdays) 

£25 per hour

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DAYTIME Dry HIRE 

Includes: Control Room, Remote Vocal Booth 

(Opening Times: 9am until 5pm on weekdays) 

£15 per hour

This booking option will require you to have a studio membership. This carries a one off cost of £45 and will cover a three hour induction session in which we introduce you to the studio and provide you with an engineer/performer to experiment with. This option is recommended for individuals who are experienced in this kind of setting as we can't guarantee that you'll always receive face to face support for your future sessions. You'll also be required to undergo our Risk Assessment induction and provide ID with proof of address.  

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