Situated within the Court Colman Manor Hotel, Northstone Studios is the brainchild of a long-term patron, obsessive instrumentalist, and friend of Court Colman – Jayce Lewis.
Jayce’s passion for production and background in engineering and design led to him embarking on a mammoth renovation of the 250-year old Victorian building at Court Colman. The transformation from a once derelict site to stunning modern residential studios exemplifies the determination and vision Jayce possesses. He’s carefully preserved a vintage feel with a nod to the historic past of the building whilst successfully creating a space for modern and classic acoustic demands.
The studio consists of three rooms:
The Control Room
Home to a bespoke customised console desk designed by Jayce himself, this room has been purpose built and acoustically tested and treated for sound behaviour ensuring the most faithful reproduction of recording and mixing. This architecturally stunning room is kitted out with state-of-the-art recording equipment from AMS Neve (vintage and modern), Rupert Neve, Solid State Logic and an extremely rare set of Prosser preamps, as used on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and by greats such as Oasis, Coldplay, Motorhead and Black Sabbath.
Live Room 1 (Hall Room)
A spacious mid-ceiling long room used for vocals, mic’n guitar cab, piano and strings.
Live Room 2 (Drum Room)
Blessed with solid high walls and a spacious high-pitched ceiling. The acoustics of this room capture the pure essence of any natural instrument having been designed by musicians for musicians.
Due to our unique location at Court Colman, we also have the added benefit of utilising two extensive rooms within the hotel – the Ball Room and the Garden Room. Both rooms provide an outstanding natural reverberation for large ensembles such as orchestras and choirs.
Northstone Studios are ideally located in Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend, between Cardiff and Swansea in the beautiful South Wales countryside and minutes from the M4.