About

WhatStudio will work together with you to craft sound and vision, with 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 iconic Georgian quarter.

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

WhatStudio manager Stephen Cole has over 20 years of international experience in a wide range of genres, as a performer, writer, producer, mixing and mastering engineer, and is very keen to understand your project. … he is writing in the third person.

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.

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

A hybrid digital/analogue approach is taken to recording, mixing and mastering. The front end is Allen & Heath Zed-R16, Neve 1073’s, GA73’s, MOTU and Audient input stages, a tasty ever growing microphone collection including Sontronics and Pearlman, ADAM audio monitoring and DAW is Logic 9/X.

Incredible spaces make for incredible projects.



Stephen Cole, WhatStudio Manager



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