Not Paramount recording studio

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

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Chris at Not Paramount studio


Drum tracking

Not Paramount's primary service is recording drums remotely.

Here's how it works: You send me both a version of your track without any drums, and a version with demo drums (if you have it). I'll provide one comped drum take. I typically provide 5 individual drum stems but can provide extra stems if required (such as close mics on toms, hi-hats, room mics or even heavily processed character stems).

I'll need the BPM of the track and what sample rate/bit depth you'd like me to record at. I include 2 revisions in my initial quote.

I can use any combination of drums and microphones (see gear list below) to get the right sound for your music at a competitive price-point.


If you've got initial ideas for songs that need developing or if your music is written and ready and you'd like a second opinion whilst you record, NP is a great, quiet place on the Sussex Downs to get to work.

There are audio tie-lines into a more acoustically-open room next door, which houses an upright piano and a Philicorda Organ. The combination of this room with the dry main studio room offers plenty of options.

Whether it's making a single, EP or full length album, using the various gear here, we can get your music 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 & Voiceover

Whether it’s working through existing audio to refine and balance or using the soundproofed room and microphones on offer to record voiceovers for your Podcast/Audiobook/Commercial needs, Not Paramount has got you covered.


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.

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


  • 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)

  • Western Electric 639b (Birdcage)
  • AKG 414EB
  • AKG D1000E
  • AKG D130
  • Beyerdynamic M260 (N)
  • Beyerdynamic M201 TG
  • Beyerdynamic MPC50 Boundary Mic x2
  • Electrovoice RE20
  • Oktava ML19
  • Reslo ‘The Beeb’
  • Reslo SDC (Xaudia Remade)
  • Sennheiser MD441
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Sennheiser e604 (x2)
  • SE Electronics RN17
  • SE Electronics Z3300a (FET)
  • Shure SM57 (x2)
  • Shure SM58 (x2)
  • Sub Kick Speaker
  • T-Bone RB500 ribbon

  • Rogers Fullerton 9/72 (13”/16”/22”) (1970s/US)
  • Yamaha Maple Custom (MIJ) 12"/14"/18"
  • Beverley (1960s) 12"/14"/20"
  • Rogers Holiday 20" Kick Drum (US)
  • Ludwig 400 (80s) 14” Snare
  • Ludwig Black Beauty (90s) 14” Snare
  • Rogers Dyna-Sonic 14" COB Snare (1960s/English)
  • Rogers Dyna-Sonic 14" Wood Snare (1960s/English)
  • Levin 14" Wood Snare (40s/Swedish)
  • Ajax Boosey & Hawkes 14” Snare
  • WFL 14"x8" Marching Snare
  • Hwang Yong Ha cymbalsmith 22" Namhae Ride Cymbal
  • Istanbul Agop 21" Signature Ride
  • Istanbul Agop 20" Signature Crash
  • Istanbul Agop 22" Turk Jazz Ride
  • Istanbul Agop 22" Turk Flat Ride
  • Zildjian Avedis (60s) 15" Hi-Hats x2
  • Zildjian & Cie (50s) 15" Hi-hats
  • Zildjian Avedis 14" (60s) Hi-Hats
  • Paiste Formula 602 14" Hi-Hats
  • Paiste Stambul 14" Hi-Hats
  • Istanbul Agop Clap Stack
  • Sabian 21" O-zone Legacy Ride
  • Zildjian Avedis 18" (70s) Crash x2
  • Dream Contact 17" Crash
  • Sabian HHX-treme 17" Crash

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

  • Fender Mustang Special (MIJ)
  • Jedson Bass (short scale)
  • Tanglewood Roadster Acoustic Guitar
  • Chromaharp Autoharp
  • Wurlitzer Swingin’ Rhythm Drum Machine

  • Vesta Kaza RV-3 (spring reverb)
  • LEM EC20 Tape Effect Chamber
  • Ibanez AD202 (Analog Delay)
  • Marantz modded Cassette Tape Delay
  • Phaser guitar pedal
  • Stereo tremolo guitar pedal
  • Fender Vibrochamp
  • Fender Blues Junior


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