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Welcome to Riverstudios!

A professional recording studio set by the Ourthe river in the heart of the beautiful Belgian Ardennes


Riverstudios is owned and run by British-born, Antony Gouldsbrough (Gus), a multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years’ experience in the music industry releasing music as a songwriter, musician and producer. Gus also works as a freelance back-liner for KICK at major festivals.

At Riverstudios we cater for all aspects of music production and recording from working with bands and solo artists to creating radio jingles, voice-overs and sound design for films.

This is the perfect facility for your project and we strive to be highly flexible and creative. With professional recording equipment, a wide range of instruments and amplification, we can offer advice and guidance on technique if required. Our experience has taken us from short video clips to award-winning documentaries to full-scale movie trailers and shorts that are screened at film festivals the world over.

Riverstudios is also the home of team-building activities for company away days (Riverstudiosteambuilding.be) and a fun event, for participants of any musical ability, Pop Factor (popfacter.be).

Riverstudios is located in the picturesque Belgian Ardennes, half-way between Brussels and Luxembourg, 15 mins from Durbuy, La Roche-en-Ardennes and Marche-en-Famenne and it is easily accessible from the main road axes.

Our brand-new studio has been carefully designed to have all the essential features needed to produce high-quality work.

The Studio :

Our facilities measure over 200m2 and include:

  • a spacious control room with lounge area
  • 3 acoustically-treated sound rooms
  • vocal booth
  • large rehearsal space/conference room
  • private garden overlooking the river
  • accommodation facilities
  • free parking

The Belgian Ardennes is the ideal location to base yourself in for a holiday or short stay, it offers many outdoor activities (kayaking, rambling, cycling, paintball, even skiing, to name but a few) in its beautiful countryside.

There is a multitude of options for accommodation and eating out, ranging from campsites to chateaux, and from “friteries” to gourmet restaurants. We can advise you on local hotels and eateries.


What can we do for you?

Riverstudios is a professional fully equipped recording studio with the facilities to record bands and solo artists alike.

We offer a wide range of musical services catering to all aspects of music production.

Our in-house multi-instrumentalist can write, perform and produce music to order, from a 15 second commercial to a fully produced song, as well as the sound design for video/movie soundtracks.

If you are a songwriter we have all the skills needed to make your song into a full professional-sounding production.

  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Composition
  • Music production
  • Voice-over recording and ADR
  • Solo vocalist recording
  • 1-to-1 guitar lessons (practical)
  • Workshops – Introduction to playing music for fun
  • Text translations (French to English)
  • Event hosting (school visits, hen parties, kids’ parties, etc.)
  • Residentials (we offer accommodation)
  • Session players available
  • Rehearsal room rental
  • Gear rental
Song writing and development
We can provide full-scale arrangements, from a little added percussion to full-blown orchestrations.
Session players available
We can source everything from backing vocals to a fully-recorded orchestra.
Sometimes a fresh pair of ears are the best thing for a project.
We have international contacts who have worked with top artists, who are ready to take on your project.
Mastering in custom-built mastering suites.

Studio Equipment List:


Apple MacPro 2.66GHz Quad-Core
2 x Samsung 21’’ widescreen monitors
Logic Pro 9 and X
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Firewire audio interface, 24-Bit/96 kHz
Focusrite OCTOPRE: 8-channel class “A” microphone pre-amp, pro
channel compressor + limiter
Universal Audio UAD-2 duo soundcard
BFD2 drum samples
Extensive collection of plugins


KRK VXT 8 studio monitors


Soundcraft Ghost 32-channel
Spirit Studio 24-channel and 16-channel mixing desks


AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, T-bone microphones
SE Electronics reflection filters


M-Audio 88-key midi keyboard
Korg Wavestation
Yamaha P-95b real hammer action digital piano
Proteus 2 16-bit multi-timbral digital sound module


Marshall, Trace Elliot, Carlsbro,
Hughes and Kettner guitar and bass amplification


Gibson Les Paul studio,
Fender precision bass,
Fender precision custom bass,
Yamaha SG 1500,
Takamine NP-45 C,
Paul Reed Smith custom 22,
Gordon Smith handmade long-scale bass


Pearl worldmaster 5 piece drumkit
Paiste/Zildjian/Sabian cymbals

Alesis DM10 electronic drumkit


Tascam 2488 24-channel digital workstation
2 x Alessis 8-track Adat
Zoom 9120 advanced sound environment processor
Axon AX 100 midi guitar controller
Samsung DVD/DIVX karaoke player


We offer corporate events and team-building experiences (riverstudiosteambuilding.be).

We also organise a variety of events, including Pop Factor (popfactor.be), a service which enables people to be recorded singing their favourite song (or more), a perfect gift and enjoyable day out. This is popular with hen parties, but birthday groups, families and stag parties are also welcome.

Riverstudios has been key to introducing school groups with varying capabilities to music creation through individually tailored workshops.

We can put any packages together. Just ask and we can work it out together.

Come for a day or more – Day rates drop for multiple days.

The amount of time you spend and the amount of money you spend is up to you.

Come for a day for a rough demo. Come for a full residential and leave with a fully-produced album.

We are open and flexible, and ready to cater to your individual needs, so please don’t hesitate to contact us!


The studio is 15 mins from Durbuy 15 mins from La Roche-en-Ardennes 15 mins from Marche-en-Famenne 40 mins from Namur and Libramont, 50 mins from Liege and Arlon 1 hour from Maastricht and Aachen 1 hour 30 from Luxembourg and Brussels.

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Riverstudios Guestbook

Testimonial by Pierre Schevers
Que dire! Sinon, on veut revenir le plus vite et j’espère travailler avec toi pour l’école.
Pierre Schevers
, l’Athenée de la Roche-en-Ardenne
Testimonial by Jax Chambers
Quelques journées amusants avec un ingénieur du son qui connaît son métier, avec l’hospitalité en sus. Parfait!’
Jax Chambers
(Girlschool, Blitzkrieg, Sytera), England
Testimonial by Tanguy Dumortier
Un super endroit pour enregistrer les voix du documentaires! Tout de suite à l’aise chez ce punk de Gus !
Tanguy Dumortier
(presenter/producer), Brabant-Wallon
Testimonial by Sophie Brems
Très beau ‘nouveau’ studio. Un grand merci pour ce bel accueil devant l’Ourthe gelée !
Sophie Brems
(presenter), Rhede St Gènese

Call: (+32) 0487 43 11 67



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