A secluded haven.
Wildwood is a secluded haven for musicians, writers, performers, artists and thinkers and is part of NEVER EVER MEDIA. NEM was set up by creatives for creatives is quickly evolving to meet the needs of its clients - musicians, artists, photographers, poets and the like - who need a space to record, write, practice and a community in which to air and share - music, ideas, images, gear, posts...Its team of founder members consists of musicians, producers, artists, photographers, web designers and music industry professionals (See our section on Founder Members to choose your producers and collaborators.)
Why NEVER EVER MEDIA? Founding Partners Oliver and Stewart outline their vision:
We just wanted a studio where you never have to play through rubbish gear. Where the stuff is never knackered, the space is never boiling hot or freezing cold, and where there’s plenty of natural light, in inspiring surroundings.
But we didn’t want this to be a mega-budget exclusive environment either.
We wanted somewhere where those with a passion can use the best, most modern intuitive recording suite ever, with a straightforward interface to plug in the laptop and go, not some old mixing desk and a bunch of disused outboard gear.
We’ve built the opposite of a disorganised, faceless venue that double-books and doesn't really care and we wanted to create somewhere people can record all night if they want to, without fear of being thrown out at closing time right in the middle of something important.
A place where you never have to worry about whether recordings have been saved, or whether they’re just sitting on a single hard-drive at risk. A place where recordings are backed up securely to cloud storage automatically
We want to be able to remotely access our work wherever we are in the world at any time of day, and to be able to retrieve, mix, and master anywhere - even if we are not at the studio, or the studio is closed, or we are on a flight, or the mountains have crumbled to the sea…
And, we wanted much more than just a studio. We wanted the best space online for showcasing ours and other people's stuff to our community, for seeing their stuff showcased, a forum for hearing what others are doing and their interests, outside of the track or VT they have posted - we want to know what people are into, to provide an interactive space where people can drop-in, or go online and hang out, preferably from wherever they are.
Stewart explains, 'I could never find a single studio that does almost any of this, never mind all of it. I've never ever come across this kind of place but always thought it possible. I think that's what we all want. When I met the other partners, the studio was already built and the motivation for kitting it out moving forward ticked all of these boxes. I couldn't believe it....'
NEVER EVER MEDIA is never just one voice, one way of doing things. We aim to be the fastest growing, evolving, morphing studio and community forum dedicated to musicians and performers. We are starting out in Guildford with the launch of this Wildwood Studio, but we certainly don’t intend to stop there..