About

Welcome to AIR Studios, home to exceptional recording and mixing studios created by Sir George Martin, and to a community of world-class studio talent.

Built in 1884 by Alfred Waterhouse, architect of the Natural History Museum, Lyndhurst Hall is now one of the world’s largest recording rooms. The live area accommodates a full symphony orchestra and choir simultaneously, with an inspiring acoustic that musicians love.

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Studio 1 is a perfect recording space for bands and small orchestral groups. The airy, naturally-lit space of the live room – a former lecture hall – has a versatile acoustic thanks to its moving wall.

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The acoustic design and 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos monitoring in Studio 2 make it one of the best mix rooms in the world. Whether using the classic SSL analogue console with a wide range of vintage outboard or Pro Tools mixing, the spacious control room provides the ideal creative environment.

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Our largest mix room, Studio 3 is a score mixing room for film, TV and games and Dolby Atmos Music certified for Apple Spatial Audio master mixes.

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Spitfire Audio, the world-renowned creator of high-quality sample libraries for composers and music makers proudly presents the release of their first effects plug-in, AIR Studios Reverb, in collaboration with London’s iconic AIR Studios.

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Writing Rooms
Photo Credit: Lee Kirby

Our writing rooms are used by composers, producers and musicians who are an important part of our creative community. We provide technical support and 24-hour access.

Technical Support
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A five strong technical department supports the studios and mastering facilities. At least one member of this team is on-site whenever any of the studios are operating. AIR Studios continually aims for the highest standards of technical excellence.

Cafe & Bar

Praised as the best tasting cafe in the industry, our fully licensed bar and food service will cater to your every need.

Recordists & Assistants

The knowledge and experience of our in-house operational team ensures the smooth running of every session at AIR Studios.

Chris, our most senior recordist, has established himself as one of the most highly regarded Pro Tools recordists and score editors within film scoring. Bringing with him a wealth of technical and recording knowledge, Chris is an asset to all sessions and much in demand, both at AIR and on external projects.

He has worked with orchestras and choirs for a wide variety of film soundtracks and scores – including Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Lorne Balfe), 21 Bridges (Henry Jackman and Alex Belcher) and IT Chapter Two (Benjamin Wallfisch).

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John joined AIR in 2011 and works on high-profile film and band projects. Since Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar in 2014, he has regularly taken the role of Pro Tools recordist on many major film scores including Isle of Dogs by Alexander Desplat, Red Sparrow by James Newton-Howard, Lady in the Van by George Fenton , alongside his work on album projects for Adele, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and many others.

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Jack joined AIR in October 2018 from Abbey Road Studios. He works as ProTools Operator and Editor on film, TV and game scores. Recent projects include Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power (Bear McCreary), Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Lorne Balfe), Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Harry Gregson-Williams) and Migration (John Powell).

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Ash has been a member of the AIR team since 2017, first joining while studying on the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey. Since graduating in 2019 he now regularly works as a ProTools Recordist and Score Editor for Film, TV and Video Game projects.

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Jed is an assistant engineer at AIR Studios, having joined the team as a runner in August 2020. Following his graduation from SAE London in 2016, Jed set off to work as a freelancer across both live and studio applications for the next three years.

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Rebecca Hordern is an assistant engineer at AIR and University of Surrey Tonmeister graduate. Her portfolio to date includes Oscar-nominated ‘Don’t Look Up’, A24’s critically-acclaimed ‘The Green Knight’ and blockbuster ‘No Time to Die’, as well as action-adventure films ‘The Northman’ and ‘Uncharted’, neo-noir psychological thriller ‘Nightmare Alley’, and ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’.

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Laura joined the team at AIR in 2024, having worked as a freelance assistant and recordist at a variety of London studios including AIR, Angel, British Grove and RAK. Beginning her career at Angel Recording Studios as an in-house assistant engineer and recordist. During this time, Laura developed a keen interest in orchestral, big band and crossover recording, which has continued to grow throughout her time as both a freelance and in-house assistant.

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Eve began working in the music industry at British Grove Studios, then freelancing across several recording studios in London, including RAK, Snap, The Church and Strongroom Studios. Her work includes engineering for artists including Ms Dynamite, Tom Walker, and Amaarae, as well as recordist roles for Mark Knopfler, Ellie Goulding, Eric Clapton and many more. Additionally, Eve has contributed to various film and TV projects as an assistant engineer and recordist. She joined the team at AIR in 2024.

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Wil joined AIR in 2023 after graduating from university where he completed a placement year at Abbey Road Studios. His portfolio to date includes film, TV and game projects such as Star Wars: Jedi Survivor (Gordy Haab & Stephen Barton), Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse (Daniel Pemberton), Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Bear McCreary), Pinocchio (Alan Silvestri) and Maestro (Leonard Bernstein), as well as work with artists such as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Coldplay.

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George graduated from Oxford with a music degree and joined AIR for a year placement in 2023. With experience at Abbey Road Institute and a year at the Royal College of Music, George has contributed to notable projects like Aquaman 2, Rebel Moon, Grand Death Lotto, and Nosferatu. Apart from their work as an assistant, they enjoy performing with their indie folk band, Iris & Steel.

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Contact

Discuss booking AIR Studios for your project:

Alison Burton or Charlotte Matthews – bookings@airstudios.com