Musicosis Studio

Doc Stewart has been working in, designing and installing studios for decades, including operating from and running one of London’s most legendary studios, “Tin Pan Alley” in Denmark Street.  He also designed, installed and ran the studio in the world famous Rainbow Theatre.  He has taken this expertise, love of vintage pro audio and an ability to embrace modern technology and use this in the construction of his new studio in Somerset.  To this end, he has a studio that uses both analogue mixing desks and digital recording.  He has a number of DAW applications available and a Tascam Model 16 combined analogue desk and digital recorder.

 All this is enhanced by a Focusrite Clarett digital interface.  There is also an eclectic mix of monitors available with everything from classic Lockwood Audio/Tannoy through to modern Tannoy systems, Genelec, BBC LS3/5As and even a Century Retro Alexa unit as a “Grot Box”.  There is also a fairly extensive outboard FX rack containing both vintage equipment and modern clones of vintage classics.  We also have an extensive inventory of microphones ranging from vintage classics to modern classics (see the list below).  

Equipment List


  • Lockwood Universal Majors used as playback monitors in main recording room
  • 3 Way Tannoy 501 Active Reveal System with matching Sub Woofer as main monitors
  • Genelec 8030A 
  • BBC LS3/5As (Custom Built within Falcon Cabinets) and KEF components.  
  • Century Retro Alexa (Grot Box)
  • AKG and STAX Headphones
  • Recording Systems:
Our fully rebuilt and serviced 1960’s Dynacord Echocord Super 63 tape echo and reverb


  • Custom installation consisting of a Tascam Model 16 and Soundcraft E6 “Sidecar” Mixer to increase FX returns.
  • Focusrite Clarett 4+ USB interface
  • Mac Mini 3.2 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7 computer
  • Mac Book Pro Intel Core i7 computer
  • Zoom H4N Handy Recorder
  • 2 x 23 inch 4K LG Monitors
  • DAWs available:
  • Adobe Audition
  • Reaper 64
  • Logic
  • Also available on both Macs:
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Final Cut Pro

Outboard FX Rack containing:

  • Lexicon MPX1 Multi FX Unit
  • Lexicon MPX 100 Multi FX Unit
  • Yamaha Rev 500 Multi FX Unit
  • Bel BD80 (Legendary 1980s delay line)
  • Dynacord Echocord Super 63 Valve Tape Echo and Springline Reverb Unit (made circa 1965, fully serviced and rebuilt)
  • 2 x Klark Technik KT-76 (Urei 1176 clones)
  • 2 x Klark Technik EQP (Pultec Valve EQ clones) Retro fitted with vintage valves
  • LA Gear GCX2 Dual Compressor/Gate
  • Aphex Aural Exciter Type 104C2
  • Tascam 163 Mark 2 Audio and MP3 CD Player
  • Nakamichi BX20 Casette Deck
  • Revox A77 Vary-Speed Reel to Reel Recorder


  • 2 x AKG D130 E
  • 2 x AKG D190 C
  • 2 x Sontronics CT3 Large Diaphragm Condensers
  • 2 x Sontronics STC-1S Small Diaphragm Matched Pair
  • 4 x sE4400A Large Diaphragm Condensers
  • 1 x Sontronics Aria Valve Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • 1 x Golden Age Project R1 Mk1 Active Valve Ribbon Microphone
  • 2 x VRM – 26 Ribbon Microphones
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Electro-Voice N/D 68
  • 2 x Vintage PZM Boundary Microphones
  • 2 x Phillips 5034 Vintage Dynamic Microphones
  • 1x Audio Technica ATM-10
  • 1x Superlux PRA-318s

We also have a full Sennheiser EW3 Radio Mic System Normally used for video shooting and a large number of Audio Technica Lavallier and Shotgun Mics – again normally used for video work but available if required.