• Recording & Mixing

    AKA Design have been specialising in recording studio furniture for over 20 years and can design and manufacture your perfect studio for recording, mixing, composing and mastering. We can integrate all types of control surfaces, keyboards and monitors to create a perfectly ergonomic recording studio furniture.We have designed and manufactured over 100 Avid S6 desks and can offer a sit-stand option on all audio desks.

    Clients include: Hit Factory Miami, Strongroom, Kore Studios, Karism Studios, Realworld, Germano Studios, Air Studios, Readbull Studios LA, Olympic Studios, Royal College of Music, Extreme Music & William Orbit

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Recording & Mixing Installation Projects

Giles Martin

AKA were delighted to be asked by the legendry Giles Martin to design and construct his new audio set-up at Abbey Road Studios. We integrated the Avid S6 desk into a custom desk constructed in oak and pippy oak veneer.

Abbey Road Studios

AKA were commissioned to design and manufacture the studio furniture for Abbey Roads 3 new studios including their new flagship Dolby Atmos theatre which includes rise and fall producers client desks.

Metronome

Ivor Novello nominated and award winning composer Walter Mair comimissioned AKA to design and build his ideal composing desk has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven interactive entertainment. We integrated his Dofler keyboard into the structure of the desk gibing him an optimum position to work and compose. The desk was finished in solid and veneered oak with a graphite grey stain finish.

SNK Studios

Fully Dolby Certified for mixing cinema commercials & trailers in 5.1 & 7.1, Studio 7 also holds Dolby Atmos pre-mix status allowing us to track-lay in the latest 360 surround sound format. Studio 7 is also the ideal suite for open-room ADR sessions with space for up to 8 clients and 2 or 3 actors, combined with Studio 1’s good size booth & control room setup, SNK Studios can handle a range of demanding ADR requirements. AKA supplied all the studio furniture including a custom S6 studio desk and matching producers desk.

Kore Studios

This 2,000sqft Chiswick based studio contact AKA to supply studio furniture to house their 48 channel Audient ASP console and a stunning collection of outboard gear. The studio has gone on the win the Best Studio MPG Awards 2010 and continues to attract some of the up and coming bands and producers.

Prodigious

AKA were commissioned by prodigious to design and manufacture 3 Avid S6 audio studio desks for their new London based facility. These were finished in graphite lino and oak to match the studio interiors.

Pure Soho

This relatively new start up company shows how the combination of our custom and product sides of the company can work together. Using a custom veneered walnut top combined with a product rack and D-Command tray, AKA were able to meet their budget on this project. The desk originally housed a 16 fader D-Command, but was easily upgraded to a 24 fader D-Command simply by removing the two “infill” panels.

Grand Central

AKA has been fortunate enough to design and build all of Grand Centrals Post production furniture since it started in 1994. This leading Post Production facility has worked on some of the world’s largest advertising campaigns and has seven fully equipped Post production studios at its Soho base. Two of the studios shown are a decade old but still look current and “on trend” which is an ethos we apply to all projects

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri, dubbed “Britain’s most advanced recording studio” is a purpose built room to hold the clients extensive out-board collection with dedicated programming areas build behind the main mixing desk. The look was enhanced with under-lit glass worktops with a high gloss sprayed finish.

ESPN

Working with technical installation company Absolute CAD AKA designed two purpose built Post studios for ESPN’s Chiswick Park facility. This turnkey project ran on time and on budget and has proved very popular with ESPN’S editors, producers and clients alike

Karism Productions

A purpose build studio in the heart of Paris to do all types of production and recording, which meant AKA had to integrate and layout both Mixing, Composing and Sound design areas within the main control room. The clients love of Out-Board was housed in curved fronted equipment racks with vintage Moogs integrated within the working area.

Goldcrest Post

One of the UK’s largest facilities with credits including Pirates of the Caribbean and the Fantastic Mr Fox, has used AKA’s Product line for its editing and sound design suites and we recently completed a new 4K Grading suite. The images shown are of two Post rooms that AKA supplied all the Audio and client furniture including fold-down Voice Over tables and seating.

The Hit Factory

AKA were fortunate enough to work on three of the main studios for the famous Hit Factory New York and were commissioned for the total revamp of the iconic Criteria records in Miami. AKA undertook all of the interior design and custom furniture while being sympathetic to its Miami Deco origins.

Music 4

Music 4 is one of the UK’s most established Music for Broadcast specialists. AKA was initially asked to supply furniture for studio one housing the SSL AWS 900 and associated voice over tables. We subsequently supplied two other studios and a Reception area.

Owl Space

AKA specifically designed this wrap around layout for a private client with a passion for outboard gear and vintage keyboards. With the Digidesign D-Control at its helm this layout gives the engineer/producer all of his favourite equipment to hand.

Pimp My Ride

Four members of AKA gave their time to this charity “Pimp my Ride” creating a recording studio inside an old Police Riot Van. With kind donations from Avid and Absolute CAD we created a tardice like studio including Voice Booth and control room.

Olympic Studios

This legendry Recording Studio in South West London has been the home for great recording artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin. Sadly in 2009 EMI decided they could no longer afford to keep this world renowed studio open. AKA were asked to do a full revamp of Studio One in 2007 which saw artists such as Eric Clapton and David Bowie use it for it’s last remaining years.