About

What Studio works with you, creating a sound and vision with your desired intent and confident agency.

The studio is based in the unparalleled neo-classical location of St Brides, in Liverpool’s city centre, a stone’s throw away from the Georgian quarter. Incredible spaces make for incredible projects.

These surroundings will inspire you to get the best out of yourself and your ideas.
What Studio is here to assist with this.

Past projects include acclaimed work with Ex-Easter Island Head, Cavalier Song and Barberos, released through labels like Upset The Rhythm, Cargo, Pickled Egg Records, Lowpoint and God Unknown Records.

Co-founder and producer of multi-genre veterans a.P.A.t.T., as General Midi, Stephen has toured and played with artists including Daniel Johnston, Secret Chiefs 3, Lightning Bolt, Howard Skempton, The Locust and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

A hybrid digital/analog approach is taken to recording, mixing and mastering.
The front end is Allen & Heath, Apogee, Neve 1073’s, MOTU and Audient input stages. We have a tasty ever-growing microphone collection including Neumann, Sontronics and Pearlman. Audio monitoring is Neumann and ADAM and the DAW is Logic 9/X. Stephen is proud to be an ambassador for Sontronics and Roland



Stephen Cole, What Studio Manager



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