Steerpike Studio

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Steerpike Studio
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Location: mobile studio
Years in operation: 1992-08-08 - YYYY

Sting Praises Portable SSL

"The Steerpike Portable Studio is a complete digital multitrack recording studio that can be packed into flight cases, taken anywhere in the world, and set up in less than two hours.

Manufactured by SSL for Sting's New York hire company, Steerpike, the portable studio is based around a 64-channel SL 4000 G Series console, with Ultimation TM and Total Recall TM. The console breaks into three sections and folds up into flight cases. Other flight cases contain the patchbay, G Series computer, power supply, outboard equipment and a Sony 3348 digital multitrack.

The first client for the Portable Studio was Sting himself, who together with producer Hugh Padgham, used it at his Wiltshire home to record his new album, Ten Summoner's Tales.

"The SSL Portable Studio allows me to work at home and, when the project is finished, have my house put back to normal within a day," says Sting. "The system is as comprehensive and up-to-date as any, and there were no technical disadvantages as far as the recording went. Everything was done in the same room as the desk and, although the drums were a little loud, everyone felt very connected, both to the project and to each other. Communicating ideas between musicians and engineers was easy.

I'm more than satisfied - and can't wait to do the next album."

(from an SSL special in "Studio Sound And Broadcast Engineering" - April 1993)


Sting recorded his albums Ten Summoner's Tales and Mercury Falling at Lake House using the mobile Steerpike Studio.

Sting recorded his album Songs From The Labyrinth at Il Palagio using the mobile Steerpike Studio.

Recording history

The following Police and related albums or songs were recorded at this studio:

Album (or song) title Artist or band Producer Release year
Ten Summoner's Tales Sting Sting and Hugh Padgham 1993
Mercury Falling Sting Sting and Hugh Padgham 1996
Songs From The Labyrinth Sting Sting and Edin Karamazov 2006

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source: "Studio Sound And Broadcast Engineering" - April 1993