DACS Studio

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. They are very effective performers. Their responses complement each other. To make your room smooth and even from 40Hz to 4000Hz upwards, we calculate what you need based on room size, construction and function (control rooms will be different to live rooms for example), and provide sketches showing where the units should be placed for the best results.

Our units are hand made and sit well with high end architectural finishes; customisation makes it easy to harmonise the treatment with the overall design and create a beautiful but functional space. Solidly built, these units can be moved to new positions without damaging them or the infrastructure. They mount portrait or landscape using the supplied split battens (2-3 screws) and sit flush with the wall upon which they are mounted. Ceiling mount and larger ‘clouds’ are also available.

Standard finishes are as follows:

Veneered* or plain MDF with clear or coloured lacquer (any RAL colour). Cloth face as standard from Camira Fabrics Cara or Carlow ranges; other fabrics are available. As well as standard units (600mm x 1200mm) we can offer custom sizes and finishes – please call or email for all customisation enquiries. *Oak as standard; premium veneers (eg Ash, Walnut or Cherry) are available.

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.

John Kelly


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.