The Louisiana Recording Studio

The Louisiana Recording Studio was originally built in 1999 by Universal Records' signed band Santa Cruz using their advance for their 2nd Album. Between this time and December 2021, it was used by many acts to record demos, singles, EPs & albums.  In December 2021, the studio was gutted and then rebuilt over 3 months. Parts of the old studio were recycled and factored into the new setup.

Since reopening, the studio has been in constant use. For the first year, it was free to use for Local artists, as a way for The Louisiana to support the local Bristol music community after the Covid lockdown. The studio has already hosted local acts including Pet Shimmers, Katy J Pearson, LICE, Langkamer, Bingo Fury, Saloon Dion, HAAL and many more.

The Louisiana Recording Studio

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£25 per day  + Engineer Fee* *Engineer fees to be discussed between Artist & Engineer.

The Studio Live Space, also plays host to Art Exhibitions and intimate live events from local artists. For exhibition bookings please contact

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Recorded at The Louisiana
Gear List


Midas Venice f32
Pro Tools / Logic Pro X / Ableton Live

In the box

  • UAD Spark
  • Waves
  • Soundtoys Suite
  • Native Instruments
  • Arturia V Collection
  • SSL Native




  • Drawmer MC 3.1
  • Genelec 8050
  • Genelec 7040 Sub
  • Avantone Gauss 7
  • Avantone Cube


  • Antelope Orion 32+
  • SSL Fusion
  • FMR Audio RNLA 7239
  • FMR Audio RNC 1773
  • 2 x Warm Audio WA76
  • Ridge Farm Stereo Valve Compressor
  • DBX 160a
  • Alesis Quadraverb
Louis Studio Kit Setup


  • AKG C414
  • 2x Beyerdynamic M160
  • Beyerdynamic M88
  • Beyerdynamic M201
  • SE VR2 Voodoo
  • 2 x Earthworks DM20
  • Telefunken M82
  • Telefunken M81
  • 2 x Lauten Audio Clarion
  • Lauten Audio LA 320 Tube
  • EV RE20
Louis Studio Kit Setup 2


  • Moog Subsequent 37
  • Moog Grandmother
  • Sequential Circuits Prophet REV2 – 8
  • Fender Rhodes MK1
  • Nord Electro 6D
  • Korg D1
  • Fender Jazzmaster
  • Taylor Academy 12e Grand Acoustic
  • Slingerland Drum kit


  • Musicman HD130 Combo
  • Ampeg Bass Combo
  • Fender Hotrod Deville
  • Audition