50:50 Studios


Karousel Music has access to 50:50 Studios, which provides professional recording facilities for singer/songwriters, producers, bands, editing, and voice overs. It is the ideal place to record overdubs for full album projects, and is very popular with many of our clients who wish to write and record in one session. Alongside our close ties with some of the best session musicians in the UK through our Karousel network, we can make introductions for appropriate projects. The Studio is equipped with a Pro Tools HD2 Accel system on an 8 Core Mac Pro with 12 GB Ram, running Pro Tools 10 and Logic Pro 9.




We have a fantastically warm, playable and characterful Steck baby grand piano tuned to concert pitch that sounds like it’s just fallen off a Joni Mitchell or Neil Young record, and for those wanting a brighter sound there is a wealth of samples including Synthogy Ivory. Currently, Ben Trigg has made 50:50 the home for his staggeringly beautiful Baby Grand Butterfly Wurlitzer (with incredible working speakers!) making this an ideal, vibey writing room. We provide an excellent option for artists, publishers, managers and labels alike.


Neumann U47 Fet
2 x 70′s Neumann U87i
Brauner VM1
sE Neve RNR1 Active Ribbon
2 x sE VR2 Voodoo Active Ribbons (matched pair)
2 x Neve sE RN17 pencil mics (matched pair)
2 x AKG C451 (matched pair)
2 x Golden Age R1 Active Ribbon
sE X1 Ribbon
Beyerdynamic M201
AKG D112
Shure SM7
Shure Beta 58
Shure SM58

2 channels of Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052 Pre/Inductor EQ
4 channels of custom racked vintage Neve 1272 preamps
2 channels of Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012
2 Rupert Neve Designs 5017 Preamp/DI/Compressors
2 channels of Rupert Neve Designs 5043 Compression
TubeTech MEC1A channel strip
Urei 1178 stereo compressor
TubeTech ME1A EQ
Apogee Symphony 16×16 AD/DA converter
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5059 Satellite Summing Mixer
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5042 Tape Saturation unit
2 x Rupert Neve Designs RNDI DI boxes

sE Munro Eggs
Yamaha NS-10′s
Avantone Active Mixcubes
Presonus Central Station
Grado RS1i
AKG K271
Sony MDR 7506
Beyer DT150


1963 Epiphone Frontier
1964 Epiphone Texan
1965 Epiphone El Dorado
Taylor K65 Koa 12 String
Tanglewood acoustic set up in nashville tuning.


1958 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (Reissue)
1982 Fender Squier JV series Strat
Gibson 335
Epiphone Sheraton
Custom Bass


Steck Baby Grand
Wurlitzer baby grand butterfly Electric Piano – similar to EP200A
Fatar SL990 Pro
Busliachio Electric Harmoniuim

1960′s Fender Twin Reverb Blackface
Fender DeVille


1 x Palmer DACCAPO Reamper
1 x Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer
1 x Memory Man (stereo)
1 x Boss TR-2 Tremolo

We can hire additional pristine vintage amps in at a very reasonable daily rate from our friend Steve Hoyland. There is of course, an extensive library of sampled keyboards, strings, drums and whatever else you can think of for Logic and Pro Tools.

Recent clients include Chris Difford (Squeeze), Mark Nevin (Fairground Attraction), The Family Silver, Pat Dam Smyth, Kaskade, Kathryn Williams, Martin Rossiter (Gene), Jonathan Jeremiah, Dougal Lott, HE IS A PEGASUS, Mike Lindup (Level 42), Chris Helme (Seahorses), Jon Hargreaves, Sansa, Dom Harrison, Ayanna Witter-Johnson; Rosalie Deighton and Steve Balsamo, Adam Dunmore, Cameron McIntosh (for Disney), Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Matt Deighton, Dennis Bovell (Matumbi, Linton Kwesi Johnson etc), Ana Silvera, Athena, Linda Lewis, Ollie Sloan, The Bench Connection, Emma-Jane Thommen, Noel and Ewan Cowley, Tommy Molotov, Christina Fielder, Ben Trigg and Chris Sheehan.

Studio Rates:

Available on request.
Discounts available for multiple days and repeat bookings.


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