Professional Recording & Mixing Services
Bottle Rocket Recording is a London based professional recording, mixing and mastering service run by Jonny Coddington.
Specialising in indie, punk/post-punk, shoegaze and alternative rock, BRR's mission is to help produce high grade recordings that are full of great tones and character whilst carefully and sympathetically adhering to the artists intentions.
I am currently recording at The Crow's Nest Studios, which is based in Netil House, Hackney. The studio is well equipped with both vintage analogue and modern digital recording equipment and software, combining the best of both worlds for maximum flexibility and creativity to achieve your musical goals (see full equipment list here).
Being a musician myself (guitar, bass, drums, synthesiser), I can play on your records and help you with songwriting, if required. I also offer a location recording service, should you prefer to record outside of the conventional studio space (a church, your front room, rehearsal space, grain silo...).
Artists I've worked with previously include Lazy Day, Joanna Gruesome, The Magic Gang, Garden Centre, Sulky Boy, Abbatoir Blues, Manuka Honeys, Deep Throat Choir, Playlounge, Flirting, Dirtygirl, Alex Chilltown, Fantasy Rainbow and King of Cats, along with independent labels such as Art Is Hard Records, Echochamp, Reeks Of Effort, Beech Coma, Witch Girl Recordings and Tiny Lights Recordings.
If you would like to work together please go ahead and send a message through the contact page, including details of what you would like to achieve with your project.
An 8-hour session inclusive of studio and engineer is £135. Instruments, amplifiers and drum kit are all provided. Please see equipment page for more information.
If you would like to use your own instruments, please make sure your drums have new skins and your guitars are properly set-up with a fresh set of strings.
Location recording - please get in touch via the contact page with your location and what you would like to accomplish.
£70 per track. 10% discount for 5 or more tracks.
Mixing is normally carried out 'offline'. This means that it is carried out in my own time with guidance from the client via e-mail or phone.
If you would like to be present for the mixing process, the cost is £135 per day.
Mixes aren't signed off until you're happy with them!
First track: £25.
Subsequent tracks: £15 per track.
Finished recordings will be delivered as high resolution WAV files via wetransfer.com.
Regardless of your budget, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I'm sure we'll be able to work out a bespoke solution for your project's needs.
AVID | Pro Tools 9 HD
Universal Audio Apollo Quad interface
Audient iD22 interface
Apple iMac Intel Core 2 duo 16GB RAM 500GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro i5 8GB RAM 250GB SSD
OTARI MX5050 1/2" 8 track tape machine
Revox B77 HS 1/4" 2 track tape machine
Consoles + Preamps
Soundtracs PC MIDI mixing console w/ EQ (16)
Neve 1073 (2)
Drawmer 1960 valve pre/compressor (2)
Universal Audio 6176 valve pre/EQ/compressor (1)
CAPI VP28 (2)
Ocean Audio 500 MIC (2)
Focusrite Octopre (8)
Alice 828 mixing console (8)
Focal CMS65 monitors
Yamaha NS-20 monitors
Studiospares M1000 (3)
Guitars + Basses
Edwards Les Paul w/ Bare Knuckle pickups (70s)
Fender Musicmaster bass w/ Aero pickup (70s)
Fender Mustang (60s)
Fender Jaguar (MIJ 90s)
Gibson SG (MIA 90s)
Gretsch Country Gentleman (70s)
Grizzly Guitars Telecaster w/ Monty pickups
Silvertone Bobkat w/ DeArmond Gold Foil (1965)
Squier bass VI
Squier Jazz bass w/ Monty pickups
The Loar LO 16 acoustic guitar
Keys & Synthesis
Korg MS20 Mini
Korg Delta poly/string synth
Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
MFB 522 drum machine
Roland Rhythm 330 drum machine
Casio SK1 8bit sampling keyboard
Casio 1000p keyboard
Doepfer Dark Time sequencer
Drums + Percussion
Premier Series Maple - 13" 16" 18" 22"
Premier XPK Birch - 10" 12" 14" 16" 22"
Premier Beebop Jazz - 10" 14" 18"
Premier Modern Classic, Bell Brass 14" x 8"
Premier Steel 14" x 6.5"
Premier Super 14" x 5" (1970)
Premier Birch 14" x 5.5"
Ludwig Black Beauty 14" x 6.5" (1990)
Ludwig 400 Supraphonic 14" x 5.5" (1964)
Slingerland Studio King 14" x 6.5" (1 of 6)
Paiste 2002 - 14" Hats, 18" Crash, 20" Ride
Paiste Giant Beat - 14" Hats, 18" & 20" Crash/Ride
Paiste Twenty Series - 14" Hats, 18", 20" Crash, 21" Ride
Paiste Traditonal - 15" Hats, 17" Crash, 22" Ride
Paiste Signature - 21" Silver Mellow Ride
Paiste Alpha - 16", 18" Crashes
Ludwig Musser Glockenspiel
Loads of tambourines and eggs etc.
AKG D112 (2)
Electrovoice 635a (2)
Sennheiser MD421 (2)
Shure SM7B (2)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure 545 Unidyne III (2)
Telefunken TD-20 (2)
Cascade Fat Head (2)
Reslosound RB ribbon 60s w/ Xaudia 'beeb' mod (2)
ADK Area 51 TT
Audio Technica PZM
Calrec CM652d (2)
Rode K2 (2)
Rode NT5 (2)
Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 bass head
Ashdown Mag 300 bass head
Ampeg SVT-200T bass head
Ampeg 410 bass cab
Ampeg 210 bass cab
Fender Blackface Champ (60s)
Fender Silverface Princeton (70s)
Fender Silverface Pro Reverb (70s)
Fender Silverface Twin (70s)
Fender Hot Rod Deville
WEM Clubman (70s)
WEM Westminster (70s)
Vox AC30 (60s)
Roland Jazz Chorus 50 (80s)
Delay + Reverb
Boss RSD-10 digital delay (80s)
HX Memory Man (80s)
Korg DRV1000 digital reverb (80s)
Melos DE-1 analogue delay (80s)
Pioneer SR-101 valve spring reverb (60s)
Roland RE-201 space echo (70s)
The Great British Spring (80s)
VanAmps Sole-Mate spring reverb
Yamaha E1005 analogue delay (80s)
Yamaha SPX90 digital reverb (80s)
Overdrive, Distortion + Fuzz
Boss DS-1 (black label 90s MIJ)
EHX Russian Big Muff
Guyatone Hard Rocker
Interfax Harmonic Percolator fuzz
ProCo The Rat - big box (90s)
ProCo small box Rat - flat top (90s)
Tokai TOD-1 (80s MIJ)
Tronographic Rusty Box
Zoom Power Drive PD-01
Z-Vex Fuzz Factory
Z-Vex Super-Duper overdrive
Akai Intelliphase P1
EHX Neo Clone chorus
MoogerFooger ring modulator
DBX 160A compressor
Drawmer 1960 valve compressor (2)
Universal Audio 6176 compressor
Lindell Audio 7X-500