Recording & Post Sound Studios in Manchester | 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Cert | 2x ADR Sound Stages | 2x VO Studios | 2″ Analogue Tape | Podcasts
Voice Over Studios
Two voice over recording studios in Manchester, UK. The best selection of mics in the north of the UK along with great sounding super quiet rooms. Experienced engineers with respected CVs. Source Connect Pro, Zoom, SessionLink and numerous remote dial in options. Voice to picture sessions made easy with both visual & audio comms. We can quickly & reliably connect to other similarly equipped studios, remote producers/directors and voice-over artists situated anywhere in the world. Our premises & procedures are COVID secure.
ADR Sound Stages
Two high-end ADR sound stages located close to Manchester’s city centre with secure on site parking.
Sessions made easy via Source Connect Pro, along with remote connectivity via Zoom or alternatives.
We share production pictures with sound & an additional HD feed of talent (for visual comms). Talent can see all participants on the call, and vice versa. We can set up & distribute meeting links as necessary. Our premises & procedures are COVID secure and we follow social distancing guidelines.
Recent clients include Warner Brother Pictures, HBO, Apple, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Netflix, Amazon & the BBC.
Music Recording | 2″ Tape & Digital
80 HERTZ has a beautiful 24ft / 5 meter high, 1000 square foot live room with a beautiful natural acoustic like no other in the North West. A custom Neve Genesys console with 88RS EQs & vintage 1084 EQs paired with the latest Lynx & Lavry digital conversion. We can (simultaneously with digital) record to 2″ analogue tape with our 24 track Otari MX80 (ATR tape), paired with our 1/2″ master Otari MTR 12 recorder, allowing for a full analogue workflow from live room to LP.
Latest Pro Tools Flex and Logic X. HUGE selection of classic valve mics, such as three Neumann U49’s, along with U67s, 47 FETs and 87’s to vintage AKG dynamics. We’re proud of having the largest collection of sort after ribbon mics in the north of the UK. We favour valve pre amps from DW Fearn, as well as many more from Neve & API found here with our extensive and varied outboard gear.
Exemplary R2R ladder digital to analogue converters paired with the best in class analogue to digital converter, the LAVRY SAVITR AD-24-200 GOLD.
Analogue outboard processing featuring valve/tube gems from D.W Fearn, including the VT7 compressor, VT5 EQ & 2x VT2 line amps. These paired with Manely Massive Passive EQ, Vari-Mu compressor, the API 2500 & the mighty Neve 33609J, with original Neve Marinair transformers.
We also have a very well maintained 1/2″ analogue stereo tape machine lined up with ATR tape formula.
We have a large format Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 certified mix suite, using the latest Genelec GLM ‘Ones’ calibrated monitoring systems. Fit for Film, TV, and music.
Our music studio’s centre piece is the 48 input Neve Genesys, hand-built in the UK. It combines the best analogue design and true Neve preamp circuitry with hands-on DAW control and MADI connectivity for Pro Tools Ultimate HDX, Logic Pro X, Cubase/Nuendo etc.
24 fader config plus 24 channels of DAW mixing and 48-channel analogue summing when mixing. Eight auxiliary buses, and eight group buses and plus 5.1 monitoring.
High-end analogue outboard units from such industry leading names as DW Fearn, Neve, Urie, API, SSL, Manley, Universal Audio and Chandler Limited.
Podcast studio in Manchester, fit for 8 contributors with plenty of space for a producer & engineer. Professionally treated specifically for voice recording with no ‘echo’ or unpleasant room reverb.
Podcast sessions come with our highly skilled and experienced engineers.