per day!



Large live room with adjacent amp booths making it possible to record live with varying degrees of separation as required.

Analog or digital mixing performed with Trident 8T-24 console along with analog outboard and large plug in collections.



Joe's Garage is a recording studio located right in the heart of Old Market in central Bristol specialising in capturing exciting live performances. Covering everything from a live 'band in a room' sound to more Hi-Fi results and recording all styles of music from Jazz, Blues and Folk to Rock and Metal.


We have a nice big live room and adjacent amp booths to accomodate a full band tracking completely live.


The studio was set up and is run by engineer Joe Garcia. Joe has been touring as a live sound engineer around the world and recording music professionally for over 10 years.





The studio houses a great selection of equipment and is constantly being upgraded

Trident 8T-24 console

Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard

(valve summing mixer)

Euphonix MC Mix DAW controller
SSL and RME convertors

Neve 1073 DPA (2 channel preamp)

API 3124+ (4 channel preamp)

16 channels of Audient preamps
(Able to record up to 28 mic channels live)
Roland RE201 and SRE-555 Space Echos
Vesta Fire RV2 stereo spring reverb

Empirical Labs FATSO and EL8 Distressor

TK Audio BC1-S (SSL style bus comp)
4x DBX 160 and 2x DBX 166

2x Universal Audio UA610 valve preamp

Universal Audio LA610MK2 valve channel strip

2x Warm Audio EQP-WA Pultec style valve EQ
Mac Pro 5.1  running Logic Pro X 10.1
Plug ins from Slate, Sound Toys, Waves and UAD among many others


Adam A7X and Focal CMS50 monitors

Wide selection of mics including:

Neumann U87ai

2x Earthworks SR30 (MP)

2x Neumann TLM102
3x AKG C414ULS
2x Josephson C42s (MP)

Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina

Audio Technica AT4041

Sennheiser MD441

AKG C535

Solomon LoFReQ sub kick 
Shure SM7b
Blue Bluebird

Blue Ball

2x Crown CM310a
2x Sennheiser e906s
4x Sennheiser e904s

Sennheiser e935

4X Telefunken M80

Telefunken M82

Shure KSM9
2x Audio Technica ATM450s

Audio Technica AT804

STC 4032
Shure Beta91a
Realistic PZMs
2x Beyer M88

Beyer M69
4x Beyer 201s
4x Shure SM57s
Beyer TGX-50

EV ND868

2x Bang & Olufsen BM3 (RCA ribbons fitted by Xaudia)
2x Bang & Olufsen BM5 (stereo XY ribbon) 

2x Bang & Olufsen MD8

Beyer M130 figure 8 ribbon

2x Beyer M260  ribbons (refurbished by Xaudia)

Radial JDX48 and Palmer speaker DI/sims
Sansamp, Orchid, Radial, EMO and BSS DI’s

Guitar/bass amps:
1970’s Fender Twin Reverb ‘silverface’ 
1970’s Burman Pro501 combo
1970’s Burman Pre/Power 100w head
1969 Ampeg SVT / Aguilar GS412
1970’s Ampeg V4 + 4x12
1970’s Ampeg B25B + 2x15


Beyerdynamic DT770 and DT150, Audio Technica ATH M50, AKG K271 and K171 and Superlux 'Iso'  headphones  


Premier Genista drum kit

(22" kick, 12", 13", 16" toms and Big Dog 13" snare)


Loads and loads of FX pedals including pieces from Strymon, Bugbrand, Snarling Dogs, Proco, EHX, Catalinbread, Alesis, Boss, Vox, Jim Dunlop, DOD and Marshall among others

We also have some great contacts to hire in vintage amps, keys and drums when required.


Some recent clients include:
Rose Kemp and Maddy Prior
Dave Perry Trio
Age Decay
The Dead Astronaut
Memory of Elephants
Row of Ashes
Davey Woodward
The Parlour Scene
False Lights
Eddie Martin
Antoni Maiovvi
Warrior Pope
Vena Cava
Moon Ate The Dark
Jemima Surrender
The Blunders
Hi Fiction Science
The Plainviews




Old Market Street, Bristol, UK

joe@joesgaragebristol.co.uk Tel: 07761471809


Have some questions or ready to book a session? 

Call us on 07761471809

or fill out the contact form & we’ll get you rolling


The studio is available with engineer for £180 per day


Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss your session in more detail.