With three air conditioned recording areas, a wealth of classic and contemporary equipment and a client list of renowned artists, The Cowshed Recording Studio is one of London's finest recording spaces.
Established by producer Joe Leach to specialise in live band recording and post production, the Cowshed is the number one choice for musical genres from jazz, blues and pop to punk rock and world
Our recording philosophy begins with the unique and atmospheric live area - think of it as a living room with great acoustics, classic instruments, hi-spec mics and headphones and the very best in behind-the-scenes technology - set and ready to capture your creativity in full flow. Add to this our no-nonsense analog engineering approach and you have the perfect environment in which to achieve the ultimate goal - capturing magic on tape.
"Really enjoyed the time here, felt more relaxed eventually, than I'd expected and felt I'd learnt more about being in a studio setting"
"The collection of vintage equipment and Mr Leach's skill and sensitivity contribute immeasurably to the achievement of what every mature recording artist wants - a signature sound."
"We've got a bit of a lump of poo on a stick Joe can you turn it into something fabulous"
"Loved your studio, loved the old Ludwig kit, loved the way you record. You're bloody good at it AND you have Rooibos tea bags!!! Amazing."
"For me as a singer and producer this studio cannot be beaten - best sound, best atmosphere, best engineer"
"I have been lucky enough to record in Abbey Rd, Metropolis and other well respected studios both in London and abroad but the best results I have experienced have come from this studio"
"I could be so effusive it would put people off"
"Amazingly good, fantasticly efficient and overwhelmingly nice and helpful. Thanks."
-All Enquiries Production
"The sound of our album has been described as 'epic' and that has gotta be in large part due to the vintage analog signal-path at Cowshed. It's like ****ing Aladdin's cave!"
-Nick Of Time
"I was cosy and well looked after- great atmosphere"
"The Cowshed has a unique "ingredient X" that translates into fantastic recordings that are more than the sum of their parts"
"Of all the studios I have worked in, including Abbey Rd, none have been as enjoyable place to work or yielded the results that I have got from The Cowshed"
"There is nowhere else to capture our music better... Joe Leach is really one of the great engineers"
"The Cowshed is my favourite independent studio by a long way, and I'm not alone by a long shot. It's affordable without a loss of quality and service"
"That's the best recording of my guitar I've ever heard... absolutely unbelievable"
"It's the drum sound I have dreamt for years and years"
"I'm so glad I decided to go to tape, that thing sounds absolutely magic"
"The Cowshed is a place that screams creativity, has a great vibe and is a very comfortable space to work in"
"Your studio is just the kind of alternative I'd always hoped we'd find compared to cold-ass stuffy studios you usually bump into"
"Your studio sounds top notch from dub to rock and everything in between"