Studio Designer Eddie Veale talks Studio Design with Phil English


Legendary recording studio designer Eddie Veale took time out of his schedule to talk with Phil English. Phil was very keen to learn all about studio design and made sure that he got some free advice on how to tweak his room at the same time too!


Eddie Veale has over 40 years experience in studio design. With over 500 projects Eddie has designed studios for Music, Radio, TV & Film, Post Production, Education, Auditoria
Architectural Acoustics, Heritage Buildings, Theatre, Cinema etc etc.


Eddie's clients over the years reads like a 'who's who' of famous clients, from John Lennon to George Harrison, Eric Clapton to Pete Townshend, Mike Oldfield to Gus Dudgeon, Trevor Horn to Trident Studios, Dolby Laboratories to Brüel & Kjær, Channel 4 to Carlton TV the list goes on and on and on.


recording studio designer eddie veale


Some of our favourite recording studios were designed by Eddie, one at the top of that list must be Hook End Manor which has changed hands over the years but most recently was owned by Trevor Horn pictured below.


eddie veale designed hookend manor studios


We hope that you enjoy this 30 minute video interview shot at Phil's Alexander Sound Studios. Special thanks to everyone that helped make this feature possible!





2CR Bournemouth
Advision Ltd
Alvin Lee
Apple Corps
Avan Studios
Baby Records
Bauer Media
Beacon Broadcasting
The Beatles
Ben Nigeria
Bill Whelan
Bluebird – Shepperton
Boosey and Hawkes
Box TV
Bradford City Radio
Bristol Polytechnic
Britannia Row Studios
Broadcast Software Systems
Brüel & Kjær
J Byrne & Co
Cambridge Radio
Capital Radio
Carlton TV
CBS Recording Studios
Central Band Radio
Channel 4
Chapel Lane
Chiswell Wire Co
Chris Squires
Christian Vision
Chrystal and West
Chrysalis Group
Circle Milan
Classic FM
Complete Video
Conrad Ritblat Sinclair Goldsmith
Continental Coffee
County Sound Radio
Cunningham Associates
D Dahl
David Gilmore
Danubius Radio
Dartington College of Arts
Dean Street Studios
Dearne FM
Dell Computers
Delta Radio
Denis O’Brien
Diamond Broadcasting
Dick Swaneveld
Dolby Laboratories
Dowty Aerospace
Duffy & Carr
East Berkshire College
East Herts College
The Edit Works
Editorial Sciascia
Eel Pie Sound
Eric Clapton
Essex Music
Essex Radio
Faber Music
Fendal Sound
Forum Studios
Fox FM
Franz Peters
Galaxy Faze 102
Gallery Studios
Gary Moore
The Gates Wine Bar
George Harrison
Gilbert & Page
Glass House
Global Radio
GMG Radio
Goldcrest Studios
Granta Radio
Great Westwood Manor
Gulf Recording
Gus Dudgeon
Great Western Radio
Hackney Jewish Family Centre
Hallam FM
Harlow 1017
Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Highland Studio
Hit Record Production
Hook Centre Studio
Hook End Manor
Hotline Studios
Island Records
ITV Geneva
Jam Recording Studios
Jazz FM
John Lennon
Jupiter Radio
Ken Hensley
Kershaw Mechanical
Kings Cross Cinema
Kiss 100
Kiss 101
Kittiwake Productions
Lansdowne Recording Studios
Lincs FM
Ling Dynamic Systems

The Living Room
Lloyds Bank
London Business Radio
London FM
London South Bank University
Love Radio
Lyanda Sound
Magic FM
Maia Production
Maltha Services
Marquee Studio
Martin Rushent


Maurice Gibb
Mayfair Studios
MCI Limited
Mercury Radio
Merseyside Independent Radio
Meteolites Ltd
Metro Radio
Middlesex University

Mike Oldfield
The Mill
Ministry of Defence
Moonlight Recordings
Moray Firth Radio
Moss Side Studio
Music Pavillion
Mulino Milan
National Rock Radio
Network East
Neve Electronics International
New Quality Records
North Sea Medical Centre
Nova Studios
Oasis Radio
Ocean Sound
Palace of Westminster
Patrick Mimran
Pete Townshend
Philip Drake Electronics
Piccadilly Radio
Picture Production
Pilgrim Sound
Portland Studios
PPM Radiowaves
Premier Radio
Princess Alice Hospice
Propak Sheet Metal
Radio 2000
Radio Aire
Radio Broadland
Radio Ceredigion
Radio City
Radio Coventry
Radio Trent
Radio Wyvern
RAF Mildenhall
Red Dragon Radio
Renzo Melloncelli
Reward Studio
Ritz Music
Robert Manning College
Roger Waters
Roger Whittaker
Rother FM
Roundhouse Studios
Royal Albion
RPM Records
Russell Prince
Sarm Studios
Sega Europe
Satril Records
Smith Kline and French
Societe Anonyne
Somersound Limited
Sound Format
Sound Track
South Beds City Trust
Southern Radio
Star FM
Stevenage Borough Council
Stevenage Borough Football Club
Studio Facility
Stewart Copeland
Surrey University
T Morais/Farmyard Studios
Tip Tip Productions
Today FM
Tom Conti
Townswomen’s Guild
Trax FM
Trent FM
Tri-Star Broadcasting
Trident Studios
Trident Tape Service
Turners Films/Videos
University College Falmouth
Video London
Video Time
Virgin Radio
Warner Place
Wave 102
Wave 105
Welcome Foundations/Savile Row
West Kent Radio
Westside Studios
Western Outdoor – Bombay
The Wireless Group
The Who Group Ltd


For further information about Eddie visit his website:


Telephone +44 1438 747 666


16 North Road



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