Essex Recording Studios hosts a collection of the very best recording equipment in the world. Our philosophy is simple: If you have the best, there's nothing left to worry about. Artists recording with us will never have to worry about quality or if there could have been a better piece of gear used on their recording. Artists can simply focus on their performance, and our producer/engineer James Curtis-Thomas handles the rest! Plenty of our recording gear comes from other famous studios, producers and artists who have used our gear on some of the biggest recordings of their careers.

Mixing Console:
SSL Duality Delta 48 Channel Desk - The Rolls Royce of mixing consoles
Conversion: Orion 32 HD Gen 3 x 2
Pro Tools Ultimate
Logic Pro X

Atomic SixTens - Custom made for Lana Del Rey's "Ultra Violence" record
Barefoot MicroMain27 - The new standard in world class studios
Behringer: Powerplay P16 x 6
Genelec: 8050
Yamaha: NS10

Channel Strips:
API: 7600 Channel Strip x 2
API: "The Channel Strip" x 2
Avalon: VT-737SP Tube Channel Strip x 2 (ex Jessie J, The Invisible Men)
Chandler Limited: TG Microphone Cassette Channel Strip x 2
Empirical Labs: Mike-e/Lil Freq Channel Strip
Neve: 1073 DPX
Neve: 8801 Channel Strip

API: 550 Equalizer x 4
Chandler Limited: Curve Bender
Empirical Labs: Lil Freq
Manley: Langevin Pultec Type EQP1-A x 2
Manley: Massive Passive
Manley: Stereo Pultec Limited Edition
Neve: 1073 EQ x 2
Neve: 8801 EQ
SSL: E/G Series EQ's x 48
Tube-Tech: ME 1A Mid Equalizer
Warm Audio: EQP-WA x 4

API: 225L Compressor x 2
API: 527 Compressor x 2
API: 2500 Bus Compressor
Avalon: AD 2044 Pure Class A - Opto Compressor
Chandler Limited: TG1 Opto Compressor Limiter
Empirical Labs: Distressor EL8-X British Mod x 2 (ex Friendly Fires) 
Empirical Labs: EL7 Fatso Jr (ex The Darkness)
Focusrite: Red 3 Compressor (ex Dido, Rollo Armstrong)
Mohog Audio: Mo3a Leveling Amplifier (ex The Darkness)
Purple Audio: MC76 Limiting Amplifier
Purple Audio: MC77 Limiting Amplifier x 2
Shadow Hills: Mastering Compressor (ex-employee 1st unit ever!)
Urei: 1178 Stereo Compressor
SSL: Bus Compressor
Summit Audio: DCL-200 Dual Compressor Limiter (ex JAY-Z, Jimmy Douglas)
Tube-Tech: SMC 2B Stereo Multiband Compressor

Microphone Pre-Amplifiers:
API: 212L Mic Preamp x 2
API: 512C Mic Preamp x 2
API: 3124MB+ Mic Preamps x 4
Chandler Limited: TG2 Preamp x 2
Empirical Labs: Mike-e Preamp
Focusrite: Red 1 Mic Preamps x 4
Neve: 1073 Mic Preamp x 2
Neve: 8801 Mic Preamp
SSL: SuperAnalogue & VHD Mic Preamps x 48
Summit Audio: TPA-200B Tube Preamps x 2


AKG: C414 x 2 Stereo Pair
AKG: D12
AKG: D112
Cascade: Fat Head x 2 Stereo Pair
Chandler Limited: REDD Mic - Abbey Road EMI
Coles: 4038 BBC Ribbon Mics x 2
Neumann: KM 184 x 2 Stereo Pair
Neumann: M147 
Neumann: U47 Fet Studio Set
Neumann: U67  Studio Set
Neumann: U87 Ai Studio Set - Black
Neumann: U87 Ai Studio Set - Silver
Royer: 121 x 2 Stereo Pair
Sennheiser: e835 x 3
Sennheiser: e906 x 2
Sennheiser: e935
Sennheiser: MD 421 II x 2
Shure: Beta 52A
Shure: Beta 58A x 2
Shure: SM7B
Shure: SM57 x 8
Shure SM58 x 4
Shure: Super 55 Deluxe Black Edition x 3
Sontronics: ARIA
Soyuz: 023 Bomblet Fet Condenser
Warm Audio: WA-47 x 2