Charlbert Street St Johns Wood
up and owned by producer Mickie Most in 1976,the building housing
the studio dates back to1890 and was originally a church institute.Before
being taken over by RAK it was owned by ATV and used for television
studio 1 and 2 both housed 32 channel API consoles and Lyrec
TR532 24 track. RAK also ran a successful mobile again
with API 56 input and 2 x 3M M79 24 track machines that was
used among other things, by the BBC to record 'The Old Grey
Whistle test. The Mobile actually pre-dated the studio, originally
being called "team recording', and was used so extensively
by Mickie Most that it was suggested that he would be better
off buying it, which he did.
first clients to use the studios were Gallagher and
Lyle. Over the years, as fashions in equipment came and went, RAK stuck with the API desks and has remained constantly in demand.
Recent clients include, Beady Eye, Michael Kiwanaku, Westlife, Dido, Shakira, Cee-Lo, The Feeling and Mumford & Sons.
At Rak Studios :
Who - Who Are You - 1978
Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner - 1978
Chocolate – Mystery - 1982
Cure - Pornography - 1982