Recording

Our recording studio features the usual two-room layout – the live room, where the performance happens, and the control room, where the mixing and capturing happens. We specialise in the following:
  • Band recordings (both in-studio and live)
  • Singer songwriters and rappers
  • Voiceovers for adverts, audiobooks, overdubbing etc.
  • Audition tapes (including filming in 4K with smoke and lights)
  • Voice reels for actors and voice-over artists
That’s not an exhaustive list, by the way. Let us know what you’d like to record and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.
The recording process typically involves the following stages:
  • Set up (getting you and the equipment ready for the session)
  • Recording (which usually involves multiple takes)
  • Rough mix (so you can get a feel for how each track will sound)
If you’re happy, the session usually ends there, leaving us to do the final stages of mixing and mastering your tracks.

What We Do

about the Studio

Please click on the items below for more information on the recording studio
When you arrive at the studio, the first room you will enter is the control room (12.8sqm), which doubles up as a waiting room, complete with sofa, refreshments and free WIFI. Through the door is the acoustically treated live room (11.3sqm). A large acoustic window separates the two rooms.
  • Studiocraft LX7ii 32 Channel Analogue Desk
  • Cymatic uTrack 24 Channel Multi-Track Recorder
  • Behringer X32 Rack (For mixing the live room)
  • Pair of KRK Rokit RP5 G3’s (For Tracking)
  • Pair of Adam A8X’s (For Mixing and mastering)
  • Avatone Mixcube (For mix checking)
  • Presonus Studio One 4 DAW
  • Tascam US2400 and Behringer X-touch DAW Controllers
  • 24-channel XLR snake (leads to Live Room)
    Microphones
    Large Diaphragm Condenser: 2x AKG C214 and 1x Shure PG42
    Pencil Condenser: 2x Rode NT5, 2x AKG P17 and 2x Behringer ECM8000
    Dynamic: 4x Shure SM58, 4x Shure SM57 and 1x Sennheiser e845
    Ribbon: 1x S-Electronics X1R

    Other Equipment
  • Fender Twin Reverb Amp
  • Boss GT-1000 multi effect pedal
  • Shure SRH440 Headphones
  • Electrovoice ELX112 Passive Speakers
  • Plenty of DI boxes, cables, mic stands and music stands
  • Yamaha CP4 Stage Piano
  • Roland Juno DS61 Synthesizer
  • Roland TD25K V-Drum Kit
  • Fender US Stratocaster
  • Ibanez GRS200 Bass
  • Yamaha CPX-700 II Acoustic Guitar

  • We also have a wide variety of VST Instruments
    Sampled Instruments such as Toontrack’s Superior Drummer and Spectrasonics’ Keyscape
    Synthesizers such as Native Instruments’ Massive and Arturia’s Pigments
Much of our audio set up is portable, allowing us to mic up and record live bands (including full drum kit). We can capture up to 16-channels in separate tracks, allowing precise mixing after the event. We can also do the mixing for you, if preferred.
More on our Live Sound services here. Full list of rates here.


Our Rates

Our recording rates including the hire of all equipment and having a technician working with you throughout your session. The day rate is for 12-hours. The price for recording live on location includes travel time, but not expenses. Our editing (mixing / mastering) rates can be found here

Per Hour

£30

Per Day

£300

Live Per Hour

£28

Live Per Day

£250

Meet the Team

Phin Hall

Phin set up HMS in 1994, focusing on tuition, composition and recording. He heads up the tuition side of the studio, and is often to be found on the live side of the glass and gigging with local bands.

David Hall

David joined HMS following completion of his BTEC in media. He has worked as a sound engineer and audio editor since 2013. He heads up the recording and rehearsal side of the studio, and runs the desk for most sessions.

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