Resident started in 2001 by taking over the ailing Stepping Stone Studios, which was at one time a leading studio in the busy Willesden music scene and had a substantial studio complex, albeit deserted. The downturn in the music industry over the next few years claimed many other local studios as the record companies started to tighten their belts and more artists were recording their material at home. Over the next few years, Resident developed the idea of a community of local bands who rehearsed there and could collaborate on projects, thus creating a network of unsigned artists. It was natural that the next step would be to create demos for the new bands and help them propergate their music through the swiftly evolving social media phenomena.
The recording facilities developed over the years from original 2″ tape to the now industry standard Pro Tools rigs and has expanded to three recording suites which can adapt to patch in to any one of four live rooms.