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)
  • Voiceovers for adverts, audiobooks, overdubbing and the like
  • Audition tapes (including filming in 4K)
  • Voice reels for actors and voice artists
  • Singer songwriters
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.

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
  • Lexicon MX200 Multi-effects processor
  • Behringer Multicom Pro-XL 4 channel compressor
  • Behringer FBQ3102 Equaliser
  • Cymatic uTrack 24 Channel Multi-Track Recorder
  • Rackmount PC with Prosonus Studio One 4
  • 24-channel XLR snake (leads to Live Room)
  • Shure & Sennheiser Dynamic Mics
  • Shure Condenser Mic
  • Drum Mics
  • Fender Twin Reverb
  • Boss GT-1000 multi effect pedal
  • Shure Headphones
  • TOA Speakers
  • DI boxes and plenty of cables
  • Mic 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
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.

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.

Per Hour

£20

Per Day

£200

Live Per Hour

£18

Editing per Hour

£16

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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