Sphere Studios

Sphere Studios, launched in 2000, is a large modern recording studio in Battersea in London, United Kingdom. The facility, designed by acoustic consultancy Munro Associates, has three control rooms dedicated to tracklaying, stereo audio mixing and 5.1 surround sound mixing, all with full sound-to-picture facilities. There are also six production rooms, a bar, a restaurant, and several private lounges within the complex.

History

The facility was converted from a Photographic Studio in South West London in 2000 by Francesco Cameli

Managing director Francesco Cameli originally studied bass at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the United States. As an audio engineer and Pro Tools operator, has worked alongside record producers and engineers such as Glyn Johns, Chris Kimsey, Nick Davis, Don Gilmore, Simon Rhodes, Steve Mac and Tony Taverner.

Producers

Notable producers and engineers who have worked at Sphere include:
*Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Johnny Hallyday, Killing Joke, Ash, The Chieftains, Soul Asylum, Duran Duran, Yes, INXS, and many others.)
* Tony Briscoe (Craig David, Beverley Knight and Lifford)
*Nick Davis (XTC, Genesis, and Herbert Gronemeyer)
*Glyn Johns (The Beatles, The Steve Miller Band, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Family, Eagles, Eric Clapton, The Clash, Midnight Oil and the Blue Öyster Cult, plus Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, New Model Army, Belly and many others.)

Musicians

Musicians who have worked at Sphere include:
*Super Furry Animals - "XFM" session of live “single” tracks - (Drawing) Rings Around The World
*Geri Halliwell - Peter Vettese recorded a track for Halliwell's album
*Lucie Silvas - Steve Osbourne mixed a track for Silvas' debut album
*Duran Duran - the bulk of "Astronaut" recorded at Sphere
*Ronan Keating - The strings from "I Hope You Dance" were recorded by Francesco Cameli
*Tim Booth/Rita Marley - Francesco Cameli engineered vocals for a Spanish release
*Razorlight - John Cornfield produced and mixed the bulk of "Up All Night"
*Boomtown Rats - Pete Briquette mixed the live DVD and Francesco Cameli mixed the extra tracks for the re-release of the Rats' albums
*Supergrass - John Cornfield recorded and mixed the two new tracks featured on greatest hits album "Supergrass is 10"
*Gary Moore - Chris Tsangarides recorded and mixed Moore's 2004 album
*Eric Clapton - Glyn Johns mixed a 5.1 SACD version of the classic album "Slowhand"
*HIM - Tim Palmer mixed a number of tracks from the album "Dark Light"
*bond
*David Hallyday
*Elton John
*Tony Moore - "Perfect & Beautiful" album

Projects

* "Queen: Greatest Video Hits" mixed by Justin Shirley Smith
* "The Constant Gardener" film soundtrack (2005)
* "Madre Teresa" film score (2003) produced by Guy Farley

References

* [http://www.spherestudios.com/ Sphere Studios] official site


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