Room acoustics is top of most serious musicians’ agendas

We have been designing, building and treating recording studios and music rooms since the 1990s and our range of absorbers and diffusers have been tried and thoroughly road tested in projects across the UK and USA.

We tend to be involved in projects where sound quality and acoustic accuracy is paramount to our clients. We often work closely with architects and interior designers ensuring an economical high performance outcome – the result is happy customers.

Where creativity and productivity are fundamental our studios provide the best performance and the highest quality sound.

“Our live rooms, isolation booth and control room were meticulously designed by acoustician Douglas Doherty of DACS Audio. Douglas was able to provide us with spaces we can trust and are able to capture high quality sound, providing a creative, unique and versatile environment when catering to different recording scenarios.”
Simon Pollack, Owner of The Mother Lode Recording Studio

Our clients


Philosophers Barn Mastering

Philosophers Barn Mastering lies within an old "misshapen" barn in the Norfolk countryside. Headed by Eric James, who has over a decade of mastering experience moved into a new environment and required a little bit of fine tuning to get the very best out of his room.

Coming soon...


Sunbeams Music Trust

A state of the art design for Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust offering community music therapy for vulnerable and disabled people of all ages in the rolling hills of Cumbria.

RUG - Drury Lane

Nick Lloyd-Webber needed a permanent home for his recording projects in the heart of London. Kazbar Systems was commissioned to build the multi room facility, and DACS’ Douglas Doherty was appointed as designer.

Beetroot Studios

Beetroot Studios and Engineer/Musician Stuart MacLeod have, over the last 15 years, forged a strong reputation in the music industry in Scotland, and in England, working with major labels, established acts and upcoming bands.

Medway Historic Dockyard

Medway Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent is part of the University of Kent School of Music and Fine Arts. DACS were tasked with upgrading their Fire Station and Foundry studio buildings with state of the art design and sound for the students of the University of Kent.

The Mother Lode

Situated in the rural Norfolk village of Welney. The recording studio in The Fens offers mixing and mastering expertise, top end equipment, excellent sounding rooms and even a guest house to stay.

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University's music department wanted a modern studio space for students and staff alike.

James Reynolds

Award winning sound engineer James Reynolds was moving rooms and wanted a high performance space where he could mix the likes of Tinie Tempah, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris and Tiesto.

Sussex Studio

Sussex based composer Damian Montagu wanted a quiet space where he could compose his classical pieces. No stranger to the classical charts Damian Montagu required an ambient control room with a window overlooking the south downs and a live room large enough to facilitate the instruments required to compose his work.

John Kelly