Inside your recording studios
The process of creation is different for everyone, yet the need for a quiet, productive space is universal. With self-service access, professional equipment provided free, and affordable day rates, our recording studios help you capture your creativity the moment it sparks.
Pop in for an hour, settle in for a day session, record, mix, edit — the space is yours for whatever purpose you need, and available 24/7 to work around your daily routine.
Your space to create
Whether you're a relative beginner or a seasoned pro, our specialist Dalston studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix music with no distractions.
We have four different studio types for you to choose from in Dalston:
- Hone your mix on club-standard DJ equipment
- Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig in
- Plug and play podcast studios for easy recording
- Production studios to write songs or record vocals
Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.
What is Pirate?
A worldwide network of DJ, production, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios, giving you round the clock access to create. Because we’re open 24/7, we've made the experience entirely self-service using our unique entry code system — but if you ever need a hand, we're here. The fastest way to get support is via Live Chat.
East London's creative corner
Busy Dalston is centred on Kingsland Road — a place where old London meets new. Cocktail bars are squeezed alongside charity shops while the stalls of Ridley Road Market sell produce, African textiles and any household goods you can imagine.
Pirate HQ used to be in Dalston, so the team has a lot of opinions about the area.
If your stomach is rumbling we love Rainbow Bakery, Dusty Knuckle, the iconic Andù Cafe for vegan Ethiopian food. For a cheap eat, choose any Turkish restaurant (we particularly rate Evin) or queue for Nepalese dumplings at House of Momo.
After dark, head to the Dalston Roof Garden, Farr's School of Dancing, The Haggerston, Brilliant Corners, Pamela's, The Glory and Dalston Superstore.
- Monitors - Monitors: 2x KRK V6 or Yamaha HS8
- Microphone - SE Electronics SE2200II Condensor
- Interface - Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 / Clarett 4pre / 2 pre
- Keyboard/Midi Controller - Novation Impulse 61
- Headphones - Beyerdynamic DT770
- Other - External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR
Driving? There is on-street parking and a paid car park to the rear of the building.
If you’re coming by public transport the nearest Overground stations are Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland. Buses Balls Pond Rd. Buses stop nearby on Kingsland Road. Check out TfL for more details.
From the Community
"DJs and producers - Pirate Studios is a game changer."