Right in the heart of London’s world famous Theatre Land is The Umbrella Rooms, a production facility catering for Workshops, Casting, Film Production, Events Spaces and Music Recording/Production. Kazbar Systems has recently supplied Umbrella Sound with their studio equipment requirements.

Situated in the spacious basement of the Umbrella Rooms building situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, the studio has a spacious Control Room and Live Room. Chief Engineer, producer and composer Ben Robbins liaised with Kazbar with the equipment specification.

Presonus Series III Studiolive 32 Digital Mixer available from Kazbar Systems

Ben has a distinguished career having worked with the likes of Sir Cliff Richard, Heather Small, A-Ha, Errol Brown, Gabrielle, Rick Astley, and recently won The Music Week Sync award for best music in a Drama, with his composition ‘In Paradisum’ used in BBC’s ‘Broken’ starring Sean Bean.

More recently the studio has taken advantage of its location in Theatre Land with clients from Musical Theatre including Alfie Boe, John Owen Jones, Louise Dearman, Rydian Roberts, Kerry Ellis, Marisha Wallace, Nick Lloyd Webber, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Hayden Tee, Kelsey Grammer.

Ben required a recording system which offered hands on recording and mixing but integrated with his DAW plus allowed for speedy workflow. Ben opted for the 
Presonus Studio Live 32 due to its excellent sound and preamps, onboard effects plus seamless audio connectivity with his Mac Pro computer.

Focal Trio 6BE Active Studio Monitor available from Kazbar Systems

Also central to the studio are the 
Focal Trio 6BE Active Studio Monitor Speakers, Ben auditioned many speakers but found the Focal Trio’s offered the desired sound across the broad genres of music he works on.

The studios main recording chain are catered by two 
Universal Audio LA610MKII Channel Strips and Avantone CV 12 Tube Microphones also supplied by Kazbar Systems.

Avantone CV12 Microphone available from Kazbar Systems

Ben can be contacted at benrobbinsmusic@me.com for all Production / Composition & Studio enquiries.


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