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Backwater Channels Recording Studio, Benfleet Essex


Located at the heart of the Thames Delta, The Backwater Channels offers a range of audio recording, music production and photographic services, as well as professional rehearsal facilities.


We can also provide you with tuition & training in audio engineering and music production.


Our recording studio is based in Benfleet Essex and located central to Southend, Rayleigh, Basildon and Canvey, with easy access from the A13. We are also just a 10 minute walk from Benfleet train station which is on the Fenchurch Street line and just 45 minutes from London.  


In additional to our recording studio we also have a dedicated rehearsal facility which is ideal for bands that require a comfortable space to rehearse, solo musicians and vocalists that need a rehearsal room in which to practise, and tutors of music instruments that require a professional facility from which to conduct their lessons.


For further information on our recording studio and the various services that we provide, please see menu above and feel free to get in touch.

Logic Pro / Waves screen shot
Audio Technica AT4050
Vintage Rhodes piano
Drum Kit
Music Man 212HD one thirty
Vintage Fender Champ
Studio Outboard / Compressors
Roland Juno 60 analog synth
Backwater Channels Recording Studio, Benfleet, Southend, Essex - Drum Recording
Emu SP12 sampling drum machine
Backwaters Studio - Mixdown
8-track analog tape machine
Vintage Music Man 212 HD130
Logic / Waves / Lexicon / Soundtoys
Vintage Watkins Copicat tape delay
Emu SP12 sampling drum machine
Jen SX1000 analog mono synth
Vintage Rhodes piano
Marshall JCM800 amp
Music Man guitar amp
Vintage Fender Champ

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In addition to our recording studio we also have a dedicated rehearsal facility available at just £10 an hour! Room hire includes PA, microphones, drum kit (minus breakables), 2 guitar amps, bass amp, and upright piano. Rehearsal room provides air con/heating, tea & coffee making area, ground floor loading in and allocated parking direct out front. For further details please see here.


Tuition and training in audio engineering and music production is available at our recording studio in Essex on both a one-to-one or group basis. For further information see here.



Although specialising in MUSIC & BAND photography we also cater for other types including:









  • AND MORE!!!


Examples of our photography can be found here.


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Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via our 'Contact' page.

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Backwater Channels Recording Studio in based in Benfleet Essex SS7. Surrounding areas include Hadleigh,Thundersley,Rayleigh, Leigh on sea, Battlesbridge, Pitsea, Canvey, Basildon, Wickford, South Woodham Ferrers, Chalkwell, Westcliff, Thorpe Bay, Southend, Rochford, Shoebury, Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Corringham, Grays, Hockley, Laindon, Langdon Hills, Maldon, Orsett, Rawreth, Stanford, Thurrock, Tilbury, Witham.

In addition to this, we also extend many of our services throughout the UK