Live room

Mwnci Studios (pronounced Monkey) is a purpose built residential recording studio found in the grounds of the beautiful Dolwilym estate in West Wales. The live room features exposed stone walls and a solid french oak floor.

Control room

The control room is large with plenty of natural light.

featuring x6 AML EZ1073 (Neve) preamp EQ’s / x10 AML EZ AM16 Langevin style capacitor-less preamps / x4 EZ 1081 (Neve) preamps / x4 Hairball Lola preamps x10 Louder Than Liftoff EQ’s.

The live room sounds great and suits anything from rock drums to strings. The ‘dead’ end of the studio is also excellent for tracking drums and is separated from the main studio with glass bi-fold doors with clear line of site into the main room. There is also a vocal booth for a further degree of separation.

Monitoring is handled by a pair of ATC SCM Pro 150SL and a pair of Yamaha ns10’s


We have a great slection of microphones from Neumann, Royer, Peluso, AKG, Sennheiser and many more.
Preamps from Neve, AML, TL Audio, Vortexion
Dynamics by Empirical Labs.

There are some quirky vintage bits to add some colour to your creations including x2 Grampian 636 Spring Reberation units, all valve Copycat tape delay and two vortexion 1950’s valve mixers.

Our luxury log cabin on stilts sleeps 6. There is a large wooden veranda overlooking the Taf river valley. The cabin is fully equiped for self catering.

The studio is on the Dolwilym estate in West Wales on the carmarthenshire/pembrokeshire border.

Dolwilym is a rambling old gothic estate covered in forest. There are walks up to the Cromlech, an ancient megalithic monument dating back over 3000 years

Want to get out of the city? Work surrounded by amazing scenery with space to focus on your music. There’s plenty of room to spread out in the studio and grounds in a truly inspiring location.


x6 AML EZ1073 Neve preamp/eq’s
x10 ezAM16 (Langevin ‘capacitorless’ preamps)
X10 Louder Than Liftoff Chop Shop EQ’s
x4 AML EZ1081 Preamps
x4 Hairball Lola Preamps
Vortexion 2M Pres
Vortexion MXR Type 3 Pres
x2 Grampian Spring Reberation unit 636
Apogee Symphony
total of 32 inputs @ 24bit 192khz
Protools 12 HD (perpetual)


Neumann U87Ai
Coles 4050 stereo ribbon
Neumann TLM103
2x Modded Rode NT1 (Neumann U47 capsule)
x4 Shure beta 181s
x2 AKG C414B-XLS
x2 AKG C414B -ULS
x2 Sennheiser MD421
Royer Labs R121
Sure Beta 52
x4 Shure sm57
x2 Sure SM58
2x AKG C451B
6x AKG SE 300 B (CK91 capsules)
4x AKG C418 Clip on
2x AKG D112
Yamaha Subkick
Sennhieser E602 MK2


Yamaha u1 upright
Philicorda 706 electric organ


Empirical Labs Distressors EL8 XS (linked pair)


quested VS1115b Sub
Yamaha NS10M’s (modded QUAD 405 -2 amp)


Jeff Beck Fender Strat
Anniversary Fender Strat 96
Gibson EB2 bass. Single sidewinder (1961)
Guild Starfire Semi Acoustic


Trace Elliot GP11 AH350X and matching 1818x cab
Marshall 100w Super Lead (Purple)
Marshall 20W lead and bass
Vintage Sola Sound 4×12
1912 Marshall cab


Vox V847 Wha
Cry Baby Wha
Boss DD6 Delay
MXR Phase 90
Pro Co Rat
Copycat (old valve model)
Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Ebow plus


(3x stereo headphone mixes)
3x Sony 7510
3x DT100
2x DT150


Mac Pro 6core 3.33ghz 32gb ram
Protools 12 HD
Steven Slate VBC
Slate Trigger 2
Massive Pack Pro 6
Soundtoys AAX v5 (complete)
All the Fabfilter stuff
Guitar Rig Pro 5
Slate Digital Trigger 2
NI Massive
Numerous others..