Not Paramount recording studio

A drum recording studio in Lewes, UK managed by session drummer Chris Boot.

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Drum tracking

Delivering drum stems at your preferred sample rate/bit depth. I can use any combination of drums and microphones provided to get the right sound for your music at a competitive price-point.


Whether it's making a single, EP or full length album, using the various gear at NP Studio I can help you craft a product ready for release.


Mixing services can either be on a song by song basis, an EP or a full length album. Mastering services are available too, to get your tracks ready for release. Sending references is always helpful.

Audio editing

Whether it’s just working through existing audio to get rid of unwanted noise or starting from scratch to record and arrange an entire podcast there is a fully sound proofed room here and some detailed microphones to choose from.


Drums/Percussion on all tracks below were recorded at Not Paramount.


Drum recording and audio production

Not Paramount is the result of needing two main roles from a modest space. The studio was designed to spec, with one half acoustically treated as a neutral position for mixing, mastering, podcast editing and more, and the other as an open space for recording live drum tracks.


  • Apple iMac - 16GB RAM/SSD
  • Ableton Live 11
  • Universal Audio Apollo X8p
  • Native Instruments Komplete 9
  • Native Instruments Maschine 2
  • UAD Plug-ins, Soundtoys 5 bundle, Audio Damage, Izotope
  • Tascam Porta One

  • Focal Shape 65

  • Neve 1073
  • UA 610
  • Energy Technology VKP-1 valve

  • AKG 414EB
  • AKG D1000E
  • AKG D130
  • Electrovoice RE20
  • Sennheiser MD441
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • SE Electronics RN17
  • SE Electronics Z3300a (FET)
  • Beyerdynamic M201 TG
  • Shure SM57 (x2)
  • Shure SM58 (x2)
  • Sub Kick Speaker
  • T-Bone RB500 ribbon
  • Reslo ‘The Beeb’
  • Beyerdynamic MPC50 Boundary Mic x2

  • 70’s Rogers Fullerton 9/72 (13”/16”/22”)
  • Yamaha Maple Custom - bop sizes (12”/14”/18”)
  • 60’s Beverley (12”/14”/20”)
  • Ludwig 400 (80s) 14” Snare
  • Ludwig Black Beauty (90s) 14” Snare
  • Ludwig 405 Ludalloy 13” Snare
  • Rogers Dyna-Sonic 14” Snare
  • Ajax Boosey & Hawkes 14” Snare
  • Istanbul Agop & Vintage Avedis Cymbals (assorted)

  • Roland Juno 6
  • Sequential Prophet 6
  • Korg Minilogue
  • Eavestaff mini-piano
  • Philips Philicorda Organ
  • Suzuki Omnichord OM-27

  • Fender Mustang Special (MIJ)
  • Tanglewood Roadster Acoustic Guitar
  • Chromaharp Autoharp
  • Simon & Patrick 12 String Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Collection Jazz Bass
  • Wurlitzer Swingin’ Rhythm Drum Machine

  • Marantz modded Cassette Tape Delay
  • LEM EC20 Tape Effect Chamber
  • Phaser guitar pedal
  • Stereo tremolo guitar pedal


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