If you are budgeting for a large scale production of your music and you are using our studio production services, we negotiate tailored discounts on Mixing & Mastering services. Talk to us about your needs and we can help you budget for Mixing & Mastering too.
We have partnered with the best recording studios in Manchester to bring an unrivalled variety in production. Our scope in studio environments can accommodate all projects large and small and allow us to do what we do best, produce music.
You can of course purchase each tier for studio time as normal, yet there is huge value in having a producer on-board that can help you budget for your project and get the best value out of what is available. For example, recording an EP may only require a couple of days in the high-tier studio for tracking drums and the mid-tier studio is perfect for laying down the guitars and vocals; it is then decided that BV's and other overdubs can be done in the low-tier studio to keep costs down.
Every inch of value that can be sought, is found.
There are some major changes underway with this recording space and is currently unavailable, the page will be updated the second it is up and running again.
A high quality analogue and digital hybrid studio with a custom built mixing desk. The studio has a variety of vintage microphones and analogue outboard gear. Housed in the old Suite 16/Cargo Studios there is no shortage of heritage and maintains multi-track tape recording capabilities.
> Custom built Neve Mini-V console
> SSL, Vortexion preamps
> B&W, PMC, & Yamaha monitoring
> 8 track tape
> Vintage EMT 140 plate
> Vintage mics from AKG, STC, Telefunken & more
£250 per day
Located next to Media City our mid-tier studio space includes a control room connected to a live room and a vocal booth for isolated recordings. A comfortable envinronment to work and well spec'd to offer a versatile pallete of sounds.
> Soundcraft Spirit Digital 328 x2
> UA, Joe Meek, Focusrite preamps
> Yamaha NS10
> KRK VXT8
> Alesis Monitor Two
> Mics from Neumann, AKG & more.
£200 per day
This is small 13ft by 9ft project studio space. Acoustically treated, suited for overdub recordings, and solo or duo recordings. Also, it's a good place to carry out pre-production for larger projects.
> Logic Pro
> Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 x2
> Adam A7X monitors
> Mics from Rode, Shure, AKG and more
£70 per day
Frequently Asked Questions
There is talk about multiple bookings discount, how much do I have to book to get it and exactly how much is saved?
Strictly speaking there are no official discount policies so we offer the discounts in good faith on an individual basis. Each project is different and depending on the circumstance of each one, discounts can vary from 5% to 20% and in some cases significantly more for mixing & mastering.
Do you charge more than these studios to make a profit?
No, we don't charge more than the day rates of those studios and the partnerships we have with them allow us to do this. We are not in competition with them, we work with them.
These studios are open to the public, why don't we just go straight to them?
Firstly, you're likely to save money on your project through properly planning a recording budget. Secondly, working with a producer can hugely benefit the creative and technical processes of recording.
Thirdly, we have a free pre-production policy to help you properly prepare your music for the recording studio.
What justifies such a huge price difference between the tiers?
Our pricing accurately reflects the market; of course because they are the same rates of the studios themselves offer. Size and equipment do contribute to the pricing of a recording studio, but not only that, the overall recording experience had at a studio really helps to confirm it's worth. If you don't believe us we are happy to organise a visit/tour of any of the spaces.
We can't afford a lump sum, can we pay with installments?
Of course you can, however the specific arrangments depend on each individual project. Remember we're more than just a recording studio, we're a production company; to get the best value for your project it often involves engaging with a number of services and usually the payments are due upon the delivery/fulfilment of each service. We can also arrange payment plans for anyone with specific needs.