Hen at work The head of Dub Studio is renowned vinyl mastering engineer, Henry Bainbridge. He has spent the last 20 years cutting dubplates and lacquers for some of hottest names in the UK music scene and beyond.

Henry opened the studio in 2003, at a time when the digital revolution meant vinyl was quickly giving way to exciting new formats and platforms. His aim was to show that vinyl could always find a place in music, because it would always have a firm place in the hearts of those that buy, collect and play it. Time would prove him right.

Aside from cutting records for a living, Henry is a passionate advocate for the use of vinyl in the music industry, often giving demonstrations at universities and colleges, working alongside tutors to include vinyl in their syllabus, and helping students to see how it can be a part of their future careers. He often plays vinyl at music events as a way to connect with people through music and remind them of the enduring legacy of dub plates in sound system culture.

Henry is always on hand to give advice and guidance to clients about working with vinyl, from budding producers to established label owners alike. He also organises vinyl workshops and even takes the lathe on the road to give demonstrations of how vinyl is made. Through his tireless efforts, Henry can be credited with putting vinyl dub plates and lathe-cut short runs at the heart of the music industry, as a way of bridging the gap between digital releases and full pressing runs, and in doing so he has helped to bring vinyl back from the brink of obscurity, and into the mainstream once again.

See below for some of the work Henry has been involved in over the years:


 — 2003-2022 (a selection, 2003 - 2022)

Addison Groove · Ant TC1 · Appleblim · Bengal Sound · Blazey · Boofy · Channel 4 (Dubplate Drama) · Cyantific · Daddy G · Danny Byrd · DJ Die · DJ Joker · DJ October · Drum Terror · Dubkasm · Gardna · Glume · Hi5Ghost · High Contrast · J:Kenzo · Kahn · Kasra · Kowton · Krust · London Elektricity · Mala · Medis · Neek · Noodles · NuTone · Om Unit · Pendulum · Peverelist · Phoebe Waller-Bridge · Pinch · Randall · Redlight/Clipz · Rob Smith/RSD · Roni Size · Sepia · Sir Hiss · Six Sunsets · Skelly Roots · S.P.Y · Sunun · Suv · TC · Titus 12 · The Heatwave · Vinyl Junkie · Wedge


 — 2003-2022 (a selection, see Discogs for more)

Al Breadwinner (Tradition Disc) · Andy Scholes (2 Kings) · Bandulu Gang (HLM) · Benton (Benton Beats) · Borai (Higher Level) · Cando (Counter Slip) · Clang Sayne · Compa (CPA) · Cornell Campbell (Descendent Music) · Deleted Scenes (Distance & Pinch) · DJ Oa$is (FuckPunk) · Far Too Loud (Funkatech) · Grand Union Orchestra (Redgold) · Hodge (Pollen) · Horsepower Productions · John Osborn (TANSTAAFL) · Kromestar (Dream Eater) · Mandidextrous (Amen 4 Tekno) · More Rockers (Effective 96) · Nat Birchall (Ancient Archive of Sound) · Ray Mighty (SledgeHead) · Sir Hiss (No More Mailouts) · Technical Itch (TechItch) · Vandal (Kaotik)


University of Westminster, UK — Vinyl Mastering

April 2018

Lecture and practical demonstration: mastering and cutting vinyl discs.


UWE, Bristol — Vinyl Mastering

Nov 2017

Presentation:  introduction to mastering and cutting vinyl discs.


University of Huddersfield, Heritage Quay — Cutting a Record

April 2016 &  April 2017

Mobile vinyl cutting studio for visitors to Heritage Quay.


Bridgwater & Taunton College, UK — Vinyl Mastering

May 2013 / Apr 2016 / May 2017

Lecture and practical demonstration: mastering and cutting vinyl discs.


Access to Music, Birmingham — Vinyl Mastering

March 2012

Presentation:  introduction to mastering and cutting vinyl discs.


Access to Music, Bristol — Vinyl Mastering

December 2008

Presentation: introduction to mastering and cutting vinyl discs.


Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham — Vinyl Mastering

2008 / 2009 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Lectures, seminars & practical demos: mastering and cutting vinyl discs.



(a selection) 

Kathy Hinde, Earthquake Mass Re-imagined — (vinyl records)

 JUN 2022 - Sonica, Glasgow / El Aleph, Mexico City


Georgina Starr, I am a Record, I am the Medium — (soundworks on vinyl)

MAR 2010 - Entrepôt-Galerie, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France


Yuri Suzuki, The Physical Value of Sound — (vinyl records)

MAR 2009 - Clear Gallery, Tokyo



(a selection) 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Commemorative record — (one-off vinyl) 

NOV 2008 - Bristol


Luke Jerram, Talking Ring — (silver ring recording)

MAY 2005 - Hot Air Balloon, Bristol

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