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A hive of creativity and music in
Exeter’s city centre


Benny G has been producing music for over ten years, running Exeter's Studio 54 for the past five. In that time he's worked & learned with some of the best - John Cornfield (Muse, Oasis), Charlie Francis (REM, Toyah Willcox), Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Feeder) & Phil Johnstone (Robert Plant, The Levellers). Ben's productions have been played on Radio 1, 2, 4 & 6, featured on CBBC, Comedy Central & stadiums around the UK.

If he's not in the studio you'll find him on the stage, playing bass with Pattern Pusher or helping another band out with his multi-instrumental skills.​


Our High Street premises is home to our state-of-the-art recording studio, the Phil Johnstone Suite.


Record, mix and master your music in this modern, creative space right in the heart of Exeter's vibrant City Centre. Featuring two sound-treated live rooms, a large control room, and dedicated service from our Studio Manager, Benny G, this is the studio to make your music come alive.


Studio 54 Equipment List


We have a great selection of equipment able to achieve a variety of tones from vintage through to modern flavours. We often record bands live or can spend more time getting detailed individual sounds.


Audient ASP 4816 mixing console
Adam A7X monitors
Joe Meek VC1 Studio Channel
Warm Audio TB12 x2

Art Pro MPA II  

Klark Teknik 76-KT

dbx 1066 dual comp & gate

Drawmer DL241 comp
Drawmer DS201 gate
Yamaha SPX 900
Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre
Focusrite OctoPre


Neumann U87
SE Z5600A II

SE X1R x2
SE8 (stereo pair)

Rode NT1a
Shure Sm57 x2

AKG C451b x2
AKG D112 

Audio Technica MB5K x4

Audio Technica MB6K

Instruments & Backline:
Pearl Export Series Kit 22”, 14”, 12”, 10”

Pearl Steel Shell Snare 14”x8”

Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride 20” 

Zildjian K Custom Dry Crash 17”

Zildjian A Custom Hats 14” 

Zultan Cymbal Set 14” hats, 16” crash, 17” crash, 20” ride

Bentley Upright Piano

Hammond XB1 Organ

Novation Ultranova

Blackstar Artisan 15 Combo

Fender DeVille

HH V-S Bassamp Head & Cab

Squier P Bass

Squier 20th Anniversary Tele


We have access to various instruments and amplifiers. Please get in touch to discuss your needs. 

Logic Pro X
Plugin Alliance full subscription

Many plugins & virtual instruments 


We have options for MIDI syncing keyboards and all the basic cabling necessary for recording. If your project requires something unusual or special, please let us know, and we will see what we can do.


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