About Forum Recording Studios
The Forum Recording Studios is based in the iconic Tunbridge Wells Forum.
With access to the various rooms around the venue, we are able to record a variety of sounds, ranging from wooden rooms, dead rooms and the venue hall.
The variety and scale of our facilities allows us to record in any way you wish, whether that be live tracking, isolated live tracking, overdubbing and many more.
All of the rooms around the venue have Van Damme cables running straight into our control room, allowing us to track in any room with ease.
We run a hybrid work flow at the studio; we track through iconic analogue preamps (see equipment list) into Pro Tools (or the DAW of your choice).
We also offer high quality mixing and mastering at the studio. We can record and mix onsite, or if you have externally recorded tracks, we can offer multi track mixing and stereo mastering.
Meet the Team
I’m Erik, and I have a diploma in Music Production from BIMM. I have extensive experience in tracking and mixing.
I am a lyricist and musician, and I’ve worked with bands such as Zap Euphoria, Isaac Holman, Lady Bird and many more.
I bring to the Forum Recording Studios my passion for songwriting and music production.
Don Bird (Sam Coppins BA HONS)
Grade 8: Thames Valley Music Theory & RSL Drum Kit
Grade 6: Guitar
Specialises in: pre-production, arrangement and acoustic drum recording.
Don also likes to tip on the analogue side of his hybrid workflow, after digital treatment he uses real tape saturation and an original BcII on mix down, one of the consoles which enticed Rupert Neve to join team AMEK.
He has been working within the walls of The Forum for over a decade, and supported the design of its multi-purpose live rooms.
Has performed with: Lady Bird, Pecho Mama, Slaves UK, Paloma Faith & Emeka Elendu (Fela Kuti)
Recorded/produced artists including: Lady Bird, Franky Perez (Velvet Revolver) & Baby Dave (in collaboration with Damon Albarn & Isaac Holman) + many more.
Why work with us?
At Forum Recording Studios we work to a high standard, but we believe in the experience of recording and beauty that lies within it. We will work extensively to make your records sound the best they possibly can.
Our engineers deal with demanding and complex sessions week in week out, and it’s what they do best.
History of The Forum
The Forum opened as a new music venue in January 1993 in a building on Tunbridge Wells Common which had been built as a public cold bath and was subsequently a public toilet and then a brass rubbing centre. It has since hosted a number of acts who have gone on to achieve significant commercial success such as, Oasis, Adele, Green Day, Ellie Goulding, Slaves and many more.