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Recording Studio

The MusicStation Green Room is the main downstairs live room, and has state of the art soundproofing with double doors and thick acoustic glass. Reflective walls are covered in sound absorbing ‘Buzzi Felt’ to soak up unwanted reverberations.
The room is fully air-conditioned for maximum comfort and also used for group teaching, Trinity graded music exams and band workshops.
The room has an iMac and a 50-inch plasma screen to show presentations and videos.
We use Roland guitar and bass amps, with two Fender Stratocaster guitars, a half size electric guitar, an acoustic guitar and an electric bass. We also have a beautiful Yamaha U3 acoustic piano for exams and recording sessions along with a Roland digital piano.
The Green Room also has a high quality drum kit for recording, workshops and exams.
Our recording software is Logic X and we have a selection of microphones including the Rode NT1 and Shure SM57s and 58s.
Recording Parties/ Recording Experience are £60 per hour or £90 for a one and a half hour session.

Additional recording/ mixing/ editing mastering hours are £60 ph.
(Backing tracks are £2 each)
Do you have a dream of recording a song?
MusicStation can help you to achieve this – you can record one of your favourite songs in our friendly and professional studio!
Our Recording Party/ Experience packages are suitable for all ages and abilities and is a great fun idea for any special occasion, or for team building events. You can come as a solo performer or as a group. Our studio accommodates up to 15 singers.
Here’s how it works:
Choose your song(s) to record with a backing track. Typically it takes 45 minutes to record one song, and 15 minutes are allowed for mixing and mastering.
The group will sing through the song and record a number of different takes – we will choose the best one. Usually groups will either elect a lead singer and the others join in on the choruses, or divide a song up with different singers taking a verse each, or sing the whole song as a group, or construct harmony arrangements – or you can combine any of these!
All recordings are made using the industry standard Logic X Pro in our comfortable, air-conditioned and acoustically designed room.
At the end of the session, each participant will receive a copy of their audio track, on CD (or MP3 if you prefer), professionally recorded and mastered.
We strongly recommend lots of preparation before recording and try to make sure that you can comfortably perform the whole song without any mistakes. Recording yourself on a phone is a really good idea. If it sounds good on your phone it will sound amazing in our studio. Many people think they are ready to record a song, but the pressure of the studio can sometimes make it harder. We do all we can to make it a fun experience though 🙂
If edits are needed, you will almost certainly need to book extra time as it can be quite time consuming.
A three minute song could need many listen throughs to get the best sound and balance of your performance.

Recording sessions start at £150 for 3 hours studio time.
Additional recording/ mixing/ editing mastering hours are £60 ph.

 For Band Recording sessions the time required depends on the expectations, experience and ability of the musicians. If the band is well rehearsed and can play together without making mistakes, it is possible to record and mix a few songs in 3 hours. If you struggle to get through a take without making mistakes it would be better to concentrate on getting one song recorded really well.
Remember, the vocal is usually recorded separately, so you need time to get a great performance when the band have finished their parts.
In ‘top end’ studios, musicians can often take many days to record one song (or in the case of Guns ‘n’ Roses, many years!). It is better to play people one well performed/ recorded song than half a dozen at a poorer standard.
We would advise that you should leave 1 hour for a basic mix of a band recording.
We will of course give you lots of advice and guidance about the session if you tell us in advance exactly what you require. It is unlikely that you can get the finished product on the same day if you need lots of editing/ mixing.
Our fees are very reasonable, so we hope you understand that any extra time must be charged for.

Do you know anyone who dreams of recording in a professional studio and taking away a CD of them singing one their favourite songs? That probably includes most of us! But, if anyone would really like to try recording, we can do it here in the comfort of MusicStation. Recording studios can be quite intimidating to even professional musicians, so we hope by recording here in familiar surroundings for our students, it will help to calm nerves and get a better performance.
The MMS Funky Organ Trio recorded the Starsky and Hutch theme.

The MMS Funky Organ Trio recorded the Starsky and Hutch theme.

Here is a video we made of MusicStation student Kiah Spurle recording ‘Rolling in the Deep’ in our studio.

Kiah soon came back to do her version of ‘Chandelier’

Guitarist Paul Malsom came into MusicStation to record some looped guitar instrumental music in December 2017. He also asked MusicStation to produce a video of his performance.

MusicStation tutors Sam Woods and James Sedge recorded this Jimi Hendrix song.

MusicStation student Daisy Port recorded this original song in the MusicStation recording studio October 2016.

The Premiere String Quartet recorded in February 2017

Young Fin Rawsthorne recorded this song backed by Sam Woods.

The Jean Bentley Band have recorded a whole album with us (featuring 90 year old Albert Parsons on drums). These were exciting sessions for us because there were up to ten musicians recording simultaneously.