"For me the most important part of a studio is enabling. It should allow who ever is using it to be immersed and focused so that they can achieve something to be proud of. And although a studio environment is a place of work, it's so important that it can also offer a sense of fluidity and atmosphere. It has to be a place that responds to the demands of the highest fidelity requirements, whilst offering inspiration and freedom." 

Filipe Gomes  - Artist & Founder of Arco Barco     




For digital applications, we run the most recent high spec digital equipment. This is to ensure we can meet the needs of the ongoing developments in digital media - from large multi tracking sessions, to ADR, to Audio Post Production, to professional Radio/Podcasts, we're working with tools that meet the evolution of these demands.     

We've identified the need for 'plug and play' set ups too - you can bring in your laptop and, with one connection you'll be completely integrated with the whole control room, allowing engineers, producers and artists to directly record on to their own machines with ease. 

Beyond digital application,  we've worked tirelessly on blending analogue technology with current digital processing: multitrack tape machines, vinyl lathe cutter, a range of analog outboard, modular recording consoles, etc. 


Tracking in Arco Barco can be done from anywhere in the space, from multi- source live recording in our large studio live room, to isolated recordings in our vocal booths and  smaller live room. Our main vocal booth offer's great views in to the harbour and main studio space, and thanks to our silent air flow and filtration system, any aerosol left from the previous person in the booth, is extracted within 60 seconds. This means when you step inside, you're at a very low risk from coming in to contact with Covid.     


The rest of the space has been designed to fully exploit the astonishing acoustic characteristics of the maritime arch itself. We have built a wide range bespoke 'lego' style sound baffles that enable us to build isolated spaces around the building - this significantly aids live tracking , offering sight lines and shared space between performers. The baffles are also a key feature in shaping the sound of the space when re-projecting as an echo/reverb chamber, producing some of the richest natural reverbs. 




The space is optimised for all forms of audio production, from film audio post production, to sound design, to radio/podcasts. Arco Barco has been the home of a range of projects, catering for clients from a variety of backgrounds. From vocal booth work, to radio interviews, to audio mixing. Our studio has facilitated projects for some of the country's most prestigious arts, media and story organisations, including; Turner Contemporary Margate, Southbank Centre, V&A Museum London, Instagram and IDEO 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.


Unfortunately the building is listed so we cannot improve the accessiblity  We'd like to offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who might be restricted by this.

Studio clients, please rest assured that 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.