Fox Barn Studios

Recording and Mixing in the Heart of Cheshire

Fox Barn studios is situated in a converted 200 year old barn in Darnhall, Cheshire surrounded by rolling countryside and a lake. It’s the new home of producer and session player Daniel J. Logan who specialises in working with acoustic singer-songwriters and bands. The studio is built around Dan’s approach to recording and mixing with vintage and modern equipment alongside one another and is intended as a relaxing, intuitive and creative environment.

Opened in 2021 Fox Barn Studios is the culmination of over 16 years’ professional experience and brings together all the elements that Dan knows are essential in creating amazing records. Standing in the very centre of the Cheshire countryside, the studios have been designed to be relaxing, engaging and promote creativity with both their sound and aesthetic. Both the Live and Control Rooms have natural light flooding in which helps create an airy, refreshing atmosphere and the studios are packed with some of the very latest technology along with time honoured and respected equipment (as well as a few rather more quirky bits and pieces!)

  • Microphone Selection includes:
  • AKG C414
  • AKG D112
  • AKG D58
  • Audio-Technica ATM350
  • Beyerdynamic M64 (1960s)
  • Neumann KM184
  • Shure SM7b
  • Sony F-96 x2 (1960s)
  • Telefunken TD300 (1960s)
  • Toshiba OB-1489B (1960s)
  • Outboard Selection includes:
  • Mic Preamps –
  • Neve 1073
  • Universal Audio 610 (valve)
  • Altec 1611a duel channel (vintage 1960s)
  • Altec 1589b (vintage 1960s)
  • Ampex 600 valve (vintage 1950s)
  • Compression –
  • Dbx 160XT
  • Dbx 119 stereo (vintage 1970s)
  • Shure SE30 (vintage 1980s)
  • Effects –
  • Lexicon MPX 550 reverb processor
  • Roland Revo 30 analogue stereo Chorus (vintage 1970s)
  • Neve 1073 Eq
  • UREI 530 duel channel eq (vintage 1970s)
  • Yamaha R1000 reverb processor (1990s)
  • Vintage hand-wired spring reverb unit
  • 2 in-built reverb tanks/chambers
  • Console, Computer & Monitoring:
  • 12 channel BBC World Service Console (1978) fully analogue with Neve-designed circuitry
  • Watch this space for the additional analogue console coming in 2022
  • Apple Mac with Logic Pro X and Pro Tools (on request)
  • Antelope Audio Orion 32 AD/DA conversion
  • Monitoring – Dynaudio LYD 48 and Genelec 8010a
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 pro headphones