Services

JBJ recording studio, Portobello Road, is a high end recording studio in London. Situated in the heart of Portobello Road, Notting hill, JBJ is based around an SSL AWS 924 console and boasts the very best in analogue and digital equipment.

The rooms were designed and built by Ethos acoustics and are fitted with Atc monitoring.

Artists looking to relax and really sink into projects can take advantage of the bespoke chill out and residency areas the studio offers.

We offer a full range of services including recording, mixing and mastering. Get in touch today

Control Room

Recording high quality audio is our passion and we have not cut corners in achieving the highest possible sonics for your sound. From our factory new SSL console through to Atc monitoring we have considered every element of our recording chain. It simply doesn’t come any better.

We boast one of the best microphone collections in London from the likes of Neumann, AKG, Brauner and Royer.

Our outboard consists of gml and pultec eq’s, fearn pre amps, thermionic culture and retro compressors and many more..

We record all of our analogue mixes to DSD or our Studer a80 tape machine for ultra HD masters.

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Live Room

Our spacious live room is amazing for drum sounds and also features a brand new Yamaha grand piano.

The live room boasts substantial natural daylight but can also be closed off to create a more vibey and intimate space. We have guitars from Martin, Gibson, Fender, stacks of high end amps and drums from Tama, mapex and pearl. We also have a full Zildgian K cymbal pack.

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Artists Pool Bar

Artists looking to take an inspirational break or have a drink after a days recording can take full advantage of our private pool bar.

The private bar is hidden in the basement of the studio and takes chill out to a new level. It is exclusively for use of artists and features bespoke booths, a full PA system, a high end playback system and a pro pool table.

This space is particularly useful for relaxing during a recording session or inviting labels in for playback.

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JBJ Residential

Why not slide out of bed and straight into creativity by taking advantage of our residential facilities.

Our residential suites are housed within the studio and are 5 star rated. They boast wonderful views of London’s famous Portobello Road with a private roof terrace and are all en-suites.

Also included is a large kitchen / living room area and our famous slide.

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JBJ Media

Our record label office is headed up by Philip Jones/Catapult media and is based out of Rainbow House on Portobello Road, London. We’re interested in new and exciting projects and enjoy listening to all kinds of music please get in touch here. Due the amount of submissions we receive we can’t guarantee a response.

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Voiceover

Professional voiceover has never been more important. Audiences demand high quality from digital media such as e-learning videos, apps and audio books. JBJ has one of the best equipped Voice over studios in London. Our acoustically dry room is very comfortable and ensures incredibly detailed, accurate recording.

Recent voice-over clients include Apple UK, NHS and Vodafone

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Equipment

Console

  • SSL AWS 924

Preamps / Interface

  • Fearn VT2
    Retro STA compressor
    Retro 176 compressor
    Retro 2a3 eq
  • AML Neve 1081 preamps x 4
  • Morbin Audio 1176 compressor (blue stripe)
  • GML Massenburg 8200 stereo eq
  • Thermionic Culture Phoenix compressorFocusrite red 1 x 4
  • Drawmer 1960 valve compressor x 2
  • SSL 4000 buss compressor

Converter AD/DA

  • Focusrite rednet 2 (x2) 32 in/out

Monitoring

  • Atc Scm 25a
  • Yamaha NS10
  • Chord spa 612
  • Audio technica MTH-350x (x4)
    Behringer p-16m personal systems (x4)

Microphones

  • Neumann U87 x 2
    Neumann u47
    Neumann tlm 170r
    Royer R121 x 2
  • Brauner VM1
  • Audio technica 4033a x 2
  • Aston spirit x 1
  • Aston origin x 2
  • Se R1 ribbon x 2
  • AKG d112 x 3
  • Shure sm57 x 3
  • Shure sm58 x 10
  • Ev re20 x 1

Software

  • Protools 12
  • Waves bundle
  • NI Komplete 7
  • Melodyne
  • Autotune
  • Slate everything bundle
  • Trigger 2 with all expansions

Instruments & Pedals

Guitars

  • Fender telecaster USA x 2
  • Fender Stratocaster Japanese x 2
  • Gibson 335
  • Martin dx1
  • Martin J-40
  • Martin dcx1ae
  • Fender jazz bass
  • Fender precision bass
  • Status 5 string active bass

Keyboards / Piano

  • Yamaha GC1 grand piano
    Kemble upright piano
  • Roland rd 64 fully weighted keyboard
  • M audio midi / usb controller

Drums

  • Tama Star classic
    Mapex pro m kit
  • Pearl export kit
  • Roland td 6 kit with brain
    Zildjan K cymbal pack

Amps

  • Vox ac30
  • Bad cat Hot Cat 30
  • Bad cat Hot Cat 30
  • Vox ac15
  • Orange tiny terror
  • Marshall JCM 900
  • Tc electronic 1×15 bass combo
  • Hartke HA 3500

Pedals

  • Fulltone ocd
  • King of klone
  • Electro harmonix HOG mk1
  • Blackstar ht dual
  • Artec analogue delay x 2
  • Boss expression pedal
  • Electro harmonix big muff
  • Electro Harmonix Memory man
  • Boss Space Echo
  • Strymon Big Sky
  • MXL Compressor
  • MXL Carbon Copy
    MXL Eq
    Roland space echo

Engineers

Jamie Brown

Jamie has achieved multiple national radio playlists for artists as a producer and mixer. Including BBC radio 1, 2 and 6 music. He has worked with artists such as Will Heard, Two door cinema club, Lucy Rose, Razorlight and Scouting for girls. Jamie has recently received critical acclaim as Bloxx record producer and mixer. He can pretty much play every instrument in the world, enabling him to encourage great performances out of artists.

Alistair Tildersley

Alistair is in the final stages of his degree at the SAE institute, London. He started as an assistant at JBJ and has been working closely with the team ever since. As well as assisting at JBJ, Alistair has enginered at RAK, Maltbarn and Foel for bands such as Coax, Bloxx and Slowlights. His calm, methodical approach to engineering make him a favourite with clients and artists. Perhaps best of all, he makes an incredible cuppa.

Clients

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Transport

JBJ Studio, Portobello Road, Notting Hill is very easily  accessible by the A40 or central line underground stations.

JBJ is easily accessible by plane, tube, bus, car or our own shuttle bus and is located on a private plot meaning clients will benefit from free parking.