Recording and Rehearsal Studios in Cardiff

Recording and Rehearsal Studios in Cardiff

Here at Piano Lessons Cardiff, nothing makes us more proud than when a student takes those all-important first steps into the recording studio. We encourage all aspiring pianists to aim for this goal as it is sure to enhance musical skills, whilst also providing a source of inspiration and aspiration. Just being in the environment of the recording studio is a great experience where students can learn about the recording process and all the technicalities involved. Whether students choose to record as a solo artist or within a band, this experience signifies the first stage of a professional career in music. There are a vast range of well-equipped, professional studios in Cardiff, and we have compiled a list of just five right here for you that we highly recommend. Read on for our pick of the top studios in the area...

Stir Studio

Stir studio is conveniently located in the centre of Cardiff and provides a top quality recording experience at an affordable price. This studio is comprised of spacious recording rooms and a control room, and is fully equipped to standards on par with that of broadcast and industry. With highly skilled and experienced engineers and producers, Nic Palmer and Paul Durrant on site, clients are not short of musical advice and guidance when they record here. This studio even offers an online mix and mastering service for recordings, offering the chance to create high quality mixes of equal standard to today’s most popular artists. Customers simply send in their songs and receive a quote from Stir studios, before the final mix is produced and sent back for client approval and adjustment. (Prices for online mixing of each song range from £50- £200).  Stir studios pride themselves on their highly professional approach, and have a good reputation for their recording services in Cardiff. 

Find them at the following address: 120 Harrison Drive, St. Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0PJ. 

i Choose Music

i-Choose Music offer recording and rehearsal services for any genre of music, to bands, groups, choirs, and solo artists alike. With a group of talented engineers at hand, who have personal experience of record deals with established labels, this team know how to get artists signed. Staff have thirty years of combined experience in recording, and can impart much advice and assistance throughout the rehearsal and recording process, and even beyond this, when artists go on to release their music. This company is located in the ITV media centre, which provides a highly inspirational environment for clients. Prices start at £120 and discounts are available.

Find them at: Indycuee, Media Centre, Cardiff, CF5 6XJ.

Machine Rooms

Machinerooms first opened in 2009 and has been providing recording, production and composition services to both media and music clients ever since. The company offers a combination of the latest digital technology coupled with vintage outboard equipment and microphones. With a skilled team consisting of composers, producers, arrangers and engineers, from the likes of Richard Jackson (The Automatic, Witchita Records), and Steve Davis (The Manic Street Preachers), there is a wealth of experience on offer at all times, should clients need it. Clients are set at ease in a relaxed environment, which enhances creativity and thus improves the overall standard of the performance. Furthermore, Machinerooms cater for their clients’ every need by offering ‘chill out’ areas and onsite parking, alongside catering and accommodation packages.

You can find Machinerooms at: The Media Centre, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, CF5 6XJ.

Shabbey Road

Shabbey Road studios offer their services to a vast range of clients, in varying genres of music, from orchestras to death metal. This company is able to offer customers a wealth of advice due to the fact that all of the sound engineers are experienced and skilled musicians. As well as recording and rehearsal facilities, Shabbey Road also offer services relating to in-house music arranging, film music, and they provide help for song writers.

Find them at: Shabbey Road Studios, Unit 0, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly, CF83 3ED. 

Bow House Studios

Bowhouse Studios is comprised of a range of acoustically treated recording spaces and a mix studio fully furnished with high quality, industry standard equipment. This studio is run by experienced Audio Engineer, Musician, and Producer, Mark Bowie, who ensures that top software and hardware are used in the recording process, such as the likes of Focusrite, TC Electronic, and Shure. Bowhouse is a very versatile business, eager to collaborate on any project, be it a demo, a live recording, a voice over, or a full album. Furthermore, they ensure a personal service by working with clients one-to-one and discussing all ideas. In doing this, the final recording will reflect the wants of the client, guaranteeing complete satisfaction. Not only do Bowhouse offer live recording in the studio, but they conveniently offer on-location recording to the South Wales region (including Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, and Bristol).  

Find them at: Bowhouse Studios, 14 Letty Street, Cardiff, CF24 4EJ.

Classical and Contemporary

My piano lessons are driven by your personal taste in music, no matter which band / composer you passionate about - whether that is Coldplay or Chopin - we will play it in our lessons. I teach all levels of students, including many beginner students so would be delighted to help you if you are new to the piano, as well as those students looking to progress further. I tutor my students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in central Cardiff, with great access from across the city.

If this sounds like the kind of piano tuition you are looking for, don't hesitate to call me today for an obligation-free, friendly consultation on 03458 693391.

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