Nando's open a free studio in a London restaurant


Entering the fourth year of their Nandos Music Exchange programme and the South African Peri-Peri restaurant have stepped things up a bit. Having already helped artists worldwide connect and link up, mentor and run workshops, their next step is their biggest and best yet. Within one of their London branches there will be a professional music studio opening to musicians completely free of charge.


The studio will be open for five days a week with it situating at the back of their Soho resturant. Nandos haven't half-hearted anything here. Their studio features an in-house engineer alongside the industry standard equipment, including an Neumann U87 microphone.

Here's the breakdown of the equipment:

• 2 x Pioneer CDJ2000 DJ CD Player 
• 1 x Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
• 1 x Pioneer DJM850 DJ Mixer
• 1 x K&M 210830055 Microphone Stand
• 2 x 4FXLR – 4MXLR, 4 Stereo Jack Socket – Balanced Jack Stage Box 8‐Way Loom 5mtr 
• 4 x Beyerdynamic DT100 400ohm Headphone
• 1 x Shure SM7B
• 1 x API 525 500 Series Compressor
• 1 x API 500‐6B Lunchbox Chassis
• 1 x Neve 1073LB 500 Series Preamp
• 1 x Neumann U87 Studio Set
• 1 x Universal Audio Apollo Duo Audio Interface
• 2 x Focal Shape 65 Active Studio Monitor
• 1 x Palmer PMS02 Microphone Splitter
• 1 x Mackie ProFX 12 Mixing Console inc Effects
• 1 x Mackie Big Knob
• 1 x Apple iMac 4.0GHz Quad i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive, Keyboard & Mouse
• 1 x Apple USB – Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
• 1 x 3mtr Thunderbolt Cable
• 1 x Ableton Studio Live 9
• 1 x Waves Platinum  Bundle


To apply for studio time head over to Nandos website here: nandos.co.uk/studio