About ’Small But Massive’ Studio

‘Small But Massive’ Studio is a recording studio located in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains. Based in the Cornstore in Draperstown, this 177 year old heritage building has been preserved and restored as a creative hub for music and arts in Mid-Ulster.



Tama Rockstar Drum Kit
Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz Drum Kit
Mapex 14″x07″ Phatbob Snare Drum
Sabian XS20 Rock Cymbal Set

Fender Precision Bass Guitar
Tech 21 Sansamp RBI
Ampeg SVT SVT-CL Bass Head
Ampeg 8×10 Bass Cabinet

Gibson Les Paul Junior
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Gibson Firebird V
Fender Stratocaster
Faith Venus – Naked Series Acoustic
Freshman FA400J Jumbo Acoustic
1975 Marshall JMP MKII.Master Model 100w Lead
Blackstar Series One 50w Head
Fender Deluxe Vintage Modified 40w Combo
Marshall JCM900 50w Head
Mesa Boogie V-Twin Rackmountable PreAmp

Marshall 1960a 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
1975 Marshall Bass Lead 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
Selection of guitar effects pedals

Front End

Logic Pro X
Pro-Tools 11
27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, 4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Slate Digital Raven MTI
Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Interface
Focusrite 828 Preamps
Universal Audio Solo 610
Focusrite Saffire 56
Focusrite Octopre MkII
Emperical Labs Distressor EL8X
Universal Audio 1176LN
ART P48 PatchBay


Munro Sonic Egg 150 Black Pair
Yamaha HS10
Extreme Isolation EX-29B Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro LTD/80 Headphones
Avantone MixCube MonoBlock
ART Headamp Pro 6


Solomon SubKick LoFreq Black
Shure SM7B
Shure SM57
AKG D112
Beyerdynamic M201TG
Electrovoice RE-20
Sennheiser MD421-II
Sennheiser e906
Neumann U87 Ai Stereo Set
AKG C 541 B Stereo Pair
AKG C414
Royer Labs R-121
Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Pair



Rates & Services

£150 per day
(Based on an 10hr day)

£90 per half day
(Based on a 5hr day)

Mixing (Includes Mastering)
£75 per song
£50 per song recorded in our studio

£25 per song

What Our Clients Say…

Men of Mountains

Instrumental, Post-Rock, Alternative Rock

“It’s great that there is a high spec studio so close to home in such a rural area. It’s a blast working with a sweet bunch of guys that really know what they are doing behind the desk!

Little Arcardia
Little Arcadia

Alt Rock Band

“Working with Nathan and Stephen on our EP ‘anywhereelse’ was probably one of our most heart warming experiences. Being able to have two people record your music who show so much care and interest in not just our music but the whole process of creating and producing it really made the time spent with them worth while.”

Mons Olympus
Mons Olympus

Space Prog/Fuzznk

“Recording our tracks was a breeze due to their professional attitudes and concise, yet comprehensive, approach.”

Junior Johnson

Folk & Blues Singer / Songwriter

“Having worked with several producers in the past and having different experiences with each, it’s a delight to work with two youthful engineers/producers like Stephen and Nathan who show so much intuition and interest, who are continually encouraging and open to suggestions, and to suggesting! I can’t wait to record with them again and would highly recommend you visit to see the ever growing, professional setup and to meet them in person. They’d charm the honey from a hive.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to record a song?

Every song will take a different amount of time to record but generally if the band is well rehearsed a song can be recorded in one day. We are happy to help any band/artist to work within their budget and this can be arranged with one of our engineers ahead of the recording session.

How do I get there?

The studio is located in Draperstown, in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains, which is in the centre of Northern Ireland. We are happy to accommodate artists travelling using public transport. The main Belfast-Derry line is a short 10 minute journey from the studio which we are happy to help arrange transport for artists recording with us.

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Is there accommodation?

Yes, accommodation is available. Please ask us for further information.

How do I pay?

A deposit of £25 must be made to secure the booking of a session. After this the rest of the fee can be paid on the day of recording. The deposit can be made online and the details for payment will be sent to you when you have requested the booking.

Can I cancel a session?

A session may be cancelled up to one week before the session, after this the artist will lose their deposit as a late cancellation fee. If a session is cancelled on the day, the full price must be paid.


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