- Argyle Studios
See Rehearsal rooms.
Cloud Productions 25 Clyde Business Centre, 31 Clyde Street, Clydebank. G81 1PF. Tel. 0141 951 1100,
The best deals
are single and album packages, providing everything
you need from ProTools 24-track digital recording
to design and duplication of the finished CD. This
starts at £500 for a single and £850 for an album,
both including loo copies of the finished article.
No-frills recording and mastering with ProTools
costs £20/hour. Separate CD duplication is available
for larger runs. Sweaty drummers will appreciate
Production 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Maryhill, Glasgow,
0141946 3366, www.blueproductions.com,
A well-kept secret, offering up to 128-track digital
recording with Cubase running on G3 and G4 Macs,
and 16-track analogue to 2 inch tape. Theres
an impressive array of processors and effects including
samplers, and also a range of keyboards. If you
re unsigned, recording and mastering cost
£18/hour, £175 for a full 10-hour day, or £150/day
if you book for three days or more. Theres
also a single production package, which includes
a consultation, session musicians (if required)
and mastering your song to DAT and CD, all for £500.
Rates for signed bands start from £25/hour for recording
and mastering. An impressive range of vintage instruments
and equipment is available for hire, starting from
£10/day for effects pedals.
- Carlton Studios See Rehearsal rooms.
Sound Workshops 30 Bentinck Street, Glasgow,
0141334 5099, www.cavastudios.co.uk,
Part of Glasgows musical heritage, Cava has
recorded bands for over 25 years to nationwide acclaim.
Space isnt a problem in this renovated church:
studio one of three can comfortably accommodate
a 50-piece orchestra. Theres comprehensive
analogue and digital recording facilities, a full
range of outboard gear and amps, a Bösendorfer
imperial grand piano, other keyboards, and ample
lounges with PlayStations and T Vs. Prices are usually
worked out individually, but special deals are available
for unsigned bands. A mobile 48-track analogue/digital
studio can also be hired if you plan to get the
TV rights to T in the Park before the networks,
and theres a CD duplication service offering
Unit 5a, Peacock Cross Trading Estate, 32 Burubank
Rd, Hamilton, 01698286882, www.chem19studios.co.uk,
The nineteenth release by Scotlands
premier independent label Chemikal Underground,
in case the name stumped you. Youre likely
to see any of the labels signings in recording:
starting at £20/hour for 24-track analogue onto
2 in tape and DAT mastering, or rehearsing, in one
of two rooms equipped with Carlsboro, Marshall and
Peavey amps, Pearl kit and PA, for £22/3 hours,
down to £15 from noon to 6pm on weekdays.
- Chow Productions
Unit 7, Clyde Business Centre, 31 Clyde Street, Clydebank, 0141 952 3111.
Operates on an individual basis with each client, and caters mostly for professionals;
consequently, no backline is provided. Theres enough floorspace for
40 musicians, meaning a lot of choirs and big bands are recorded here, alongside
voice-overs and adverts. Chow also offers graphic design, duplication and
shrink-wrapping. A new studio is being built.
- Core Studios
See Rehearsal rooms.
- GoGoStudios www.gogostudios.com firstname.lastname@example.org provide a quality service for professionals & the creative on a budget. Located between Great Western Rd and Byres road in the west-end of Glasgow. You can get a quote on the website tailored to your specific needs. As well as a recording studio GoGoStudios Multimedia offer a wide range of other services for musicians. Check em out!
- Encore Music 45 Herbertshire Street, Denny, 01324881881. Based in two spacious rooms of
a detached house, Encore primarily records for songwriters who want to see
their work fleshed out with accompaniments and backing tracks. Recording is
done on a Mac running Cubase. A 10-hour day costs £200,8 hours costs £160
all-inclusive. Duplication runs of up to 400 copies, start from £1.10/CD with
a basic sleeve.
- The Foundry Unit 1b, Glasgow Media Park, 24 Craigmont Street, Glasgow, 0141 403 1556.
Features ADAT digital tape recorders, Cubase VST hard disk recording, and
a wide range of outboard effects and processors. £15/hour for 24-track digital
recording, £20/hour for mastering. Shares all the amenities the Practice Pad
has to offer (see Rehearsal rooms).
- Gravity Studios 54 Washington Street, Glasgow, 0141 2045394. Located in, but independent from
Berkeley 2 (see Rehearsal rooms), Gravity offers 24-track digital recording
mastered to any digital format for £240 plus VAT for a 10-hour day. Recent
artists include Mull Historical Society, AC Acoustics and Eugene Kelly.
Productions Todhill Farm, Larbert Nr Falkirk,
Record your folk or rock in the country in this
converted farmhouse just off the M876, 30 minutes
from Glasgow. Homegrown offers analogue or ProTools
digital recording and provides a full backline with
Ampeg and Marshall amps and a range of keyboards
and effects. Theres CD duplication available
for small or large runs, mastering services, a cover
design facility and a handy basic web site design
service which can print your details and MP3 songs
onto the net under your own domain name. If you
like it country-style, the studio can also arrange
affordable local accommodation.
- Lemon Groove
Records 10 Clydeholm Road, Whiteinch, Glasgow, 01415765154. Dance specialists
Lemon Groove have taken over the former Celestial Sounds studio primarily
for their own interests, but they also hire it out when the rooms free.
24-track recording costs £20/hour all inclusive and is blocked in eight hour
- Loch Lomond
Studios See Rehearsal rooms.
Lane Studio 974 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 0141
636 1218, www.parklanestudio.com.
A well equipped professional studio, with 24 track
analogue recording to 2 inch tape. Most artists
recording here are signed or will have management
backing, as a recent client list including Westlife,
Sophie-Ellis Bextor and the Fugees might suggest.
Recording costs are calculated on an individual
basis, but the studio operates a daily rate to get
the job done with minimum pressure. Theres
a lounge with Sky TV and PlayStation, a pool room,
showers and a kitchen.
Halls See Rehearsal rooms.
Centre Vansdorf Way, Airdrie, 01236760315. Run as a commercial venture
by North Lanarkshire Council, whose subsidies mean that non-weekend rates
are very reasonable: £12.30/hour for 36-track hard disk recording with tons
of outboard equipment including compressors and samplers. The live room -
featuring valve amps and a Gretsch kit - can be hired for rehearsals for £2.70/hour.
On Sat prices rise to £ 17 .20/hour for recording and £7.60/hour for rehearsals.
The centre also offers video editing and a full production service for backing
tracks, and its own voluntary Beatroot label is up and running with the aim
of putting local bands on stage, radio and TV.
- Random Rhythms
Music Workshop See Rehearsal rooms.
- Red Eye Studios
See Rehearsal rooms.
Ripe Productions 5 Muir Park Avenue, Renfrew, 0141561
Ripe caters primarily for the professional pop and
dance markets, and also does a variety of remixing
and film and TV work. Recording is mainly PC-based
with a range of samplers and keyboards for use,
costing around £150/day all inclusive.
- River Clyde Studios, Unit 4, Bridge Court, 12 Cook St, Glasgow, 07732787548. Affordable recording / rehearsal studios based close to Glasgow city centre and serviced by plenty of public transport. Located in a secure complex providing plenty of parking monitored by CCTV. Go to www.riverclydestudios.tk for a full location map and information on our services.
Recording Studios Unit 7, Lowermill Road, Lowermill Estate, Clarkston,
Glasgow, 0141644 5572, email@example.com.
Travis, Teenage Fanclub and Alex Chilton have chosen Riverside in the past,
yet its two studios remain distinctly affordable: studio one costs £150/day
all inclusive for a 16-track recording to 2 inch tape, whereas studio two
offers 24 or 48-track recording to CD or DAT for £300/day. Both have a full
range of ontboard equipment with many vintage effects and processors. Two
rehearsal rooms with full backline including Fender, Marshall and Peavey amps
and Premier kit can be hired for £21/3 hours or £18 on weekdays.
- Seven A
7a Clarkston Road, Glasgow, 0141 6375403, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formerly situated beneath Merchant City Music (see Music shops), this professional
recording studio has now moved southside. Owned by Steven X of Bis, its
mainly a facility for his own band, but can be hired out if youre serious
about what you do, as Mogwai and Arab Strap did at the old place. Seven A
is geared towards Glasgows dance community, with digital recording,
a ton of outboard gear, and access to Bis enormous stash of analogue
and digital synths. Prices are arranged individually, and clients are usually
invited for a look around before work starts proper.
- Small Town
Audio Unit 7, Cambuslea Road Industrial Estate, Ayr, 01292619365,07881740822.
24-track digital recording is available here for £ 16/hour, and a fully equipped
rehearsal room can be yours for £24/3 hours. Theres a CD duplication
service, free tea and coffee, and an extensive range of PA systems for hire:
a 20k PA system costs £1500/day, and smaller vocal rigs for pub-style gigs
are available for £200/day. Open seven days, noon-midnight.
Arts & Music Project See Rehearsal rooms.
Storm Studio Crossbow House, Stoneymeadow Road,
Blantyre, Glasgow, 01698710630, www.stormstudio.co.uk,
Storm offers 32-track digital recording with outboard
equipment, PC programs, and two live rooms with
amps and a kit. DJ-ing facilities are also available.
An introduction the day before recording is the
norm; prices are calculated individually, but a
rough indication is about £250/day all inclusive,
with the option of fully-packaged CD duplication.
Theres also a £250 digital four-track demo
deal, which include ten hours of studio time with
an engineer and five copies of a fully packaged
CD. Storm has moved into video production, and can
record promotional clips using either a multiple-point
shoot or digital still motion. This is transferred
onto CD as an MPEG, and can be converted to DVD;
basic packages weigh in between £500 and £750.
STEALTH Recording Studio Strathclyde Business Centre, 120 Carstairs Street, Glasgow G40 4JD, 0141 554 9244, 07910 725 716. www.stealthrecordingstudio.com STEALTH offers digital recording, editing, mixing and mastering in Glasgow. We also provide CD duplication and graphic design services. Please visit the website to hear high quality MP3 samples and find out more about the studio.
24 track analogue studio with drum/vocal booth and
large live room. PC based digital edited packages.
Cubase VST and Saw32 used, mixing desks used MCI
JH600 series and TASCam M-3700 automated, Kurzweil
K2500 keyboard and Akai 30001 sampler. All musical
styles covered. Clients include Blackanized, Badgewearer,
Finitribe, Finley Quaye, The Rizillos and Irvine
Welsh. Address: 34a-36a Broughton Street, Edinburgh
EH1 3SB, Tel:+44 (0)131 558 7007 Email: email@example.com
Contact: Scott McNeill, Jack, Sean Watt
Beat Factory 01324610 741, firstname.lastname@example.org,
No-nonsense studio and mobile recording based in
Falkirk. Geared towards recording bands on a smaller
budget, theres a 16-track digital recording
setup and mastering facilities No hourly rate as
such, but a typical charge might be around £100
for a three-track demo.
Byte Sound Solutions 51 Circus Lane, Edinburgh,
0131 226 3180, email@example.com,
A professional and pretty swanky looking bespoke
built, 72-track, digital studio facility with a
lot of dance friendly software and hardware. Its
team of freelance engineers and programmers is headed
by ex-Cava Studios man Dugald Brough, who has worked
with the likes of Idlewild. Rates for bands and
dance projects are around £25/hour including VAT.
Studios The Old School, Pencaitland, East Lothian,
0131 6661024, firstname.lastname@example.org www.castlesound.co.uk Analogue and digital recording facility with a 72-channel Neve mixing desk
and full ProTools system. If its
space and daylight youre after, this is the
place, with large and windowed recording areas and
control room. Sound editing, mastering and location
recording services also available.
- Chamber Recording Studios 120A West Granton
Road, Edinburgh, 0131551 6632, email@example.com,
Home to quality independent label Human Condition
Records, this 24-track analogue and digital setup
caters for bands of many flavours. The large live
room is excellent for full band recording, while
a wide collection of gear (including some great
guitars and amps) is available to use for free.
The rate is £22/hour, and the list of previous clients
is a Whos Who of Scottish indie, including
Mogwai, Snow Patrol and Annie Christian.
Productions 56 Comiston Road, Edinburgh, 08707424226,
A general music production facility that offers
everything from artist management to song arrangement,
audio restoration, composition and, of course, recording.
Thirty-two tracks of digital studio are on offer,
as well as the usual mastering service. Clients
come from all sorts of backgrounds, from folk to
rock to jazz.
1 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, 01315536717,
Established in 1989 for the creation of electronic
music, Finiflex is a forward thinking studio with
a dizzying array of hardware and software for all
your dance music needs. Digital recording, top quality
sequencing, sampling and effects are all available,
as well as expert help from folk who really know
- Golden Acrid Unit 1 Albion Business Centre,
78 Albion Road, Edinburgh, 01316596673. In the shadow
of Hibernians' Easter Road stadium, this 64-track
ProTools studio has played host to Helicopter Girl,
the Nectarine No 9 and the Bathers. A collection
of vintage gear includes Hammond and Rhodes keyboards,
while recording software tutoring is also available.
Recording costs from £25/hour plus VAT, while there
are also three well-equipped rehearsal rooms, which
16a York Place, Edinburgh, 0131 5568619, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mac-based 32-track digital system with full automation
and ProTools caters mainly for singers, with plans
to expand to full band recording this year. Prices
start at £20/hour, with mastering facilities as
well as an in-house writing and production team.
3 Baillie Fyfes Close, 107 High Street, Edinburgh,
Run by Keith Mitchell who has worked with Deacon
Blue and the Cocteau Twins during twenty years as
an engineer and producer. A mobile 32-track digital
recording system is on offer, as well as a full
mixing and mastering suite. Rates are negotiable,
but typically around £10-£20/hour, and all flavours
of musicians and songwriters are encouraged to get
Hill Studios 18d Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, 0131
621 7066. 32 track, fully automated digital recording
and editing with a ProTools option. Rehearsal rooms
are also available, and you should phone for current
prices. Off Beat Scotland 107 High Street, Edinburgh,
0131 5564882, email@example.com,
New Recording & rehearsal Studios in Edinburgh
for musicians & music-makers. Excellent rooms
& location. Easy access and free secure parking.
We have a great space for traditional and classical
musicians 14m x 14m with a view to the sea. Eqpt
hire & tuition available. August special, £6.50
per hour.Book 2 sessions get one free. If any bands
require a large stage setting we can provide that.
Our Largest space is 310m2 with a height of 10m.
3-phase power. Electric roller door 10mx6m, production
office & tool room for set building. The complex
also includes a Pro Tools Digital Studio with live
Room. Also If you require a video, talk to us. We
produce them. Tel: 0131 551 5788. Mobile 07931 331
Beat offers a wide range of services including
composition, session musicians and arrangement for
solo artists as well as production and mastering.
Artists tend to be more folk and world music based.
It runs its own label, Off Beat Records. Prices
vary with recording project.
House Studios la Granton Square, Edinburgh,
0131 5523549. Established twenty years ago, Pier
House houses a 48-track digital recording setup
with a lot of software products to provide archive
recording restoration and mastering work as well
as the usual recording services. Recording costs
£25/hour plus VAT, and the studio deals with acoustic
folk to heavy metal.
Studios Q10 Queensway Industrial Estate, Flemington
Road, Glenrothes, 01592 611327. 24-track digital
recording facilities on offer, as well as decent
sized rehearsal rooms which come well equipped with
a backline of amps and drum kits Prices vary.
Studio 16 Nelson Street, Edinburgh, 07956881827.
Facilities include a Neve mixing desk, 24-bit digital
recording and gear such as a baby grand piano and
a Fender Rhodes keyboard. Rates depend on the project,
and it caters for solo singer songwriters as well
Sound Cafe 3 Walstone Steading, near Penicuik, 01968674913,
This favourite among jazz artists is situated at
the base of the Pentland hills. Good live room with
plenty of space contains a healthy amount of useable
gear, including a baby grand piano and plenty of
guitars and amps. The studio can offer 40-track
digital recording, as well as outside recording
Level 3 East Mains, Ingliston, Edinburgh, 0131
3335024. Primarily provides a demo service for guitar
based bands. Digital and analogue recording both
on offer, at the knock down price of £ J 5/hour.
Rehearsal facilities are also on offer, one room
(with a further room planned) with a full back line
costing £8/hour. Theres also a pop and dance
production suite next door.
Station Studio 252 High Street, Cowdenbeath,
High quality 32-track sound recording costs around
£20/hour here, while there are also a multitude
of production facilities and rehearsal rooms for
hire at £6/hour. The Sub Station is a favourite
indie haunt in Fife. The Zephyrs, Laeto and I Am
Scientist have all recorded here. It also serves
as an agent for Vitaminic and as such can offer
the opportunity to distribute your music on the
- Captain Tom
Music 11-15 Ann Street, Aberdeen, 01224647500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in recent years to provide rehearsal and recording facilities
for the large number of bands and artists in the Aberdeen area, Captain Toms
offer 24-track digital recording at their studio in the heart of the granite
city. Tom s also boasts four rehearsal rooms with prices at £12/hour
to rehearse and £ 17 /hour to record.
- Riptide Music
40 Blinshall Street, Dundee, Angus, 01382220234. Riptide Music is concerned
with both recording and rehearsal in Dundee. It offers 64 track digital recording
and incorporate a booking agency onto its operation, which is entirely comprised
of bands producing their own material. Recording is £25/hour and rehearsal