Fox Barn Studios

Recording and Mixing in the Heart of Cheshire

Fox Barn studios is situated in a converted 200 year old barn in Darnhall, Cheshire surrounded by rolling countryside and a lake. It’s the new home of producer and session player Daniel J. Logan who specialises in working with acoustic singer-songwriters and bands. The studio is built around Dan’s approach to recording and mixing with vintage and modern equipment alongside one another and is intended as a relaxing, intuitive and creative environment.

Opened in 2021 Fox Barn Studios is the culmination of over 17 years’ professional experience and brings together all the elements that Dan knows are essential in creating amazing records. Standing in the very centre of the Cheshire countryside, the studios have been designed to be relaxing, engaging and promote creativity with both their sound and aesthetic. Both the Live and Control Rooms have natural light flooding in which helps create an airy, refreshing atmosphere and the studios are packed with some of the very latest technology along with time honoured and respected equipment (as well as a few rather more quirky bits and pieces!)

“A Session at Fox Barn Studios” – Mini-Doc by Scott Edwards (Opens in Youtube)

To book a session or discuss your project please email or fill out the form on the Contact page.

Dan’s fees start from £30 an hour for recording/production and from £35 per song for mixing. However, all projects are unique so please get in touch to discuss your ideas and budget.

  • Microphone Selection includes:
  • AKG C414
  • AKG D112
  • AKG D58
  • Audio-Technica ATM350
  • Beyerdynamic M64 (1960s)
  • Beyerdynamic M400 (1980s)
  • Blue Baby Bottle
  • Gefell M930
  • Neumann KM184 x2
  • Neumann U87
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM7b
  • Sony F-96 x2 (1960s)
  • Telefunken TD300 (1960s)
  • Toshiba OB-1489B (1960s)
  • Outboard Selection includes:
  • Mic Preamps –
  • Neve 1073
  • Universal Audio 610 x2
  • Altec 1611a x2 (1960s)
  • Altec 1589b (1960s)
  • Ampex 600 valve (1950s)
  • Compression –
  • Dbx 160XT
  • Dbx 119 stereo (1970s)
  • Shure SE30 (1980s)
  • Universal Audio LA-610
  • Effects –
  • Lexicon MPX 550 reverb processor
  • Roland Revo 30 analogue stereo Chorus (1970s)
  • Neve 1073 Eq
  • UREI 530 duel channel eq (1970s)
  • Yamaha R1000 reverb processor (1990s)
  • Vintage hand-wired spring reverb unit
  • 2 in-built reverb tanks/chambers
  • Console, Computer & Monitoring:
  • 12 (stereo) channel BBC World Service Console (1978) fully analogue with Neve-designed circuitry
  • Apple Mac with Logic Pro X & various software plugins
  • Antelope Audio Orion 32 AD/DA conversion
  • Monitoring & Headphones –
  • Dynaudio LYD 48
  • Genelec 8010a
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

Selected Instruments:

Guitars/ Stringed Instruments:                                                        Fender Stratocaster | Gibson ES-175D (1990) | Gibson Les Paul

D’Angelico Spanish | Gretsch Bobtail Deluxe Resonator |

Ibanez Concord Acoustic (1975) | Taylor 210ce Acoustic

Höfner Shorty Bass

Ballaliaka | Mandolin | Tenor Guitar


Pearl Export Kit (1990s) | Sonor Martini Kit

Various Meinl Shakers/Hand Percussion/Etc.

Zildjian A, K and A Custom Cymbals | Impression Cymbals


Fuchs & Möhr (Upright Acoustic)

Kawai CN43 (88 Key Weighted)

Bontempi 5 (1970s) | Lorenzo Reed Organ (1960s) |

Yamaha Keytar (1980s)

Fox Barn Studios has access to The Dead Room Studio located within the same complex. The very dry acoustic of this extra space allows for more options when recording.

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