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Our Recording Studios

Record at Studio Bell

We invite you to record in one of the most unique recording studio environments in the world.

Studio Bell boasts three historic analog recording consoles, state-of-the-art acoustic design, and access to over 200 musical instruments spanning 450 years of music technology.

Choose from three control rooms, each built around a rare vintage recording console, including:

Three live rooms are also available and feature NMC's unique "Living Collection" of instruments—from studio classics like Minimoogs and Mellotrons, to sought-after pieces such as a Hammond Novachord, a four-hundred-year old harpsichord, and the first and largest multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer in existence: TONTO.

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is much more than a museum. We provide artists with access to one of the greatest collections of instruments and music technology in the world to inspire and make new music—to use history to make history.

The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio

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Control Room B

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Control Room A

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Live Rooms

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Microphone & Accessory List

Tube Condenser

Large Diaphragm:

  • Neumann U47 (Klaus Heyne Modded, previously owned by Neil Young)
  • Neumann U67
  • Neumann CMV-3 (M7 capsule) Last version with Telefunken AC701 tube
  • Neumann CMV563 (M7, M8 capsule) x2 (M55k capsule)
  • Korby Empryean 251
  • Korby KAT4 (U47, C12, 251, U67 swappable capsules) x2

Small Diaphragm:

  • Altec 175a (M-29B)
  • Scheops (BEAG) 221b x2


  • AEA 44c
  • RCA 44-BX
  • RCA KB-2C x2
  • Oktava ML-15
  • Oktava ML-16
  • Oktava ML-19


Large Diaphragm:

  • Neumann U47 Fet
  • Neumann U87
  • Neumann U87ai
  • Neumann TLM-170
  • Neumann BCM 705
  • AKG c414 EB (CK12 brass capsule)
  • Aston Spirit x4
  • SE Z1100 x2
  • Beyerdynamic MC834 x2

Small Diaphragm:

  • Audio Technica ATM10a
  • Audio Technica Pro37 x2
  • Aston Starlight x2
  • Neumann Km-184 x2
  • Shure SM81 x2
  • AKG C1000 x2
  • Audio Technica AT 815a Shotgun x2


  • Sennheiser MD-421 x2
  • Sennheiser MD-441 x2
  • Sennheiser MD735
  • Sennheiser MD504
  • Sennheiser e835
  • Shure SM7b x3
  • Shure SM57 x8
  • Shure SM58 x8
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure Beta 87
  • Shure SM61
  • Aston Stealth x2
  • AKG D200E
  • AKG D112
  • Electro-Voice RE10
  • Electro-Voice 635a
  • Electro-Voice 664
  • Turner U9s
  • RCA BK-1A


  • Realistic PZM with Phantom Power Mod x2
  • Barcus Berry contact mic x2
  • PAIA 9506 MS Microphone


  • Rolling Stones Mobile mono passive DI x4
  • Radial PRO DI passive DI x2
  • Radial J48 mono active DI
  • Art dBDB Dual Passive DI
  • Radial JDI stereo passive DI x2
  • Radial JPC stereo PC active DI
  • Whirlwind IMP2 DI
  • Rolling Stones Mobile 1 into 3 Transformer Balanced Passive Mic Splitter x4
  • Radial Engineering Active Reamp box x2
  • Radial Engineering SGI x2
  • Radial Engineering X-Amp Active Studio Reamper x4
  • CL-2 Cloudlifter Mic Activator x2
  • PYLE PHE400 Mini Hum Eliminator x2
  • Avoim A-16II Personal Headphone Mixer x8
  • Samson Q5, 5 channel headphone amp x3
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones x7
  • Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones x2
  • Sony MDR-7506 x4
  • Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones
  • Vic Firth Isolation Headphones

Software & Plugins

  • Protools Ultimate
  • iZotope Music Production Suite 4
  • Soundtoys Bundle V5.2
  • Waves:
    • Horizon
    • Studio Classics Collection
    • Scheps Omni Channel
    • EMI TG12345 Channel Strip
    • IR1 Convolution Reverb
    • Abbey Road Reverb Plates
  • Valhalla Freq Echo
  • LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven
  • Antares Autotune Pro
  • Celemony Melodyne 5
  • PSP:
    • Lexicon PSP42
    • 2445 EMT
    • 285
    • BinAmp
    • BussPressor
    • E27
    • Echo
    • FETpressor
    • HertzRider2
    • Impressor
    • InfiniStrip WIND
    • L'otary2
    • MasterQ2
    • NobleQ
    • oldTimer ME
    • oldTimer MB
    • PianoVerb
    • PianoVerb2
    • Saturator
    • SpringBox
    • stepDelay
    • stereoController2
    • stompDelay
    • stompFilter
    • Twin-L
    • VintageWarmer2
    • Xenon