British Grove Studios is an iconic award winning recording studio located in Chiswick, West London, owned by musician Mark Knopfler. British Grove Studios was built by David Stewart, the manager of the studios, commissioned by Knopfler as “a monument to past and future technology”. It has two studios. Alongside modern technology, the equipment includes two old EMI mixing consoles: a very rare tube desk from the 1960s like the ones used by George Martin and The Beatles and a later console on which the album Band on the Run was recorded. The large console in studio one is a custom-made Neve 88R, while the console in studio two is an API Legacy.
For me, it was absolutely magical to be in Mark Knopfler’s studio… he has always been my favorite guitarist and I adore his score for Princess Bride. The studio itself was run on the highest level… every cable, every mic and speaker perfect. Like being on a luxury yacht! Everyone took such perfect care of us so that we could completely concentrate on our work. Amazing!Suzanne Ciani