Welcome to La Barca!

The studio is owned and operated by Nick Sowden and James Pryce who between them have over 30 years’ industry experience. Set in the beautiful West Sussex countryside near Petworth, the studio offers clients a relaxed environment in which to create.



Music and voice-over recording


Sound design and composition

Mixing and mastering

Location recording


The Place

In its rural location, La Barca Sound studio offers not only high end recording facilities but the inspiration and relaxation needed to create. Set on a sleepy farm in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, the studio enjoys breathtaking scenery without the noise and distraction of recording in towns and cities.

The studio is comprised of two rooms; “The Stable” and “The Garage”, which serve as live room and control room respectively. They can also be used independently for mixing, overdubbing and vocal recording.


We have a wide selection of sought after gear including units from Apogee, Focusrite, Rupert Neve Designs, DBX, Lexicon and some custom made outboard not found anywhere else!

Over the years the mic collection has also grown and includes mics from Neumann, AKG, DPA, Aston, SE Electronics and Blue.

As well as the hardware we have a good selection of noise making toys including assorted guitars, backline, keys, virtual instruments and orchestral libraries.




  • Address: Balls Cross, Petworth. W Sussex GU28 9JT
  • Tel: +44 (0)7789 236716 | +44(0)7980 587196
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