PORTSMOUTH'S PREMIER RECORDING & REHEARSAL STUDIO

RECORD

MIX

MASTER

We've been making records since 2001.

 

From singles to full albums we've got you covered.

 

Our previous work has been played on national radio, featured on TV, released worldwide and reviewed in industry heavyweights including Kerrang! and Rock Sound.

 

Nothing beats the personal touch. We work closely with you during production to get the best out of your performances and achieve the sound that's right for you.

 

With years of experience and tried-and-tested gear and techniques we work tirelessly on each mix to produce killer sounding records.

 

Take a listen to some of our previous work using the music player below.

 

- state of the art digital recording studio

- experienced and passionate engineers / producers

- latest quad-core iMac running Pro Tools 12 and Logic X

- professional audio conversion by Antelope Audio

- plug ins by Waves, Native Instruments, UAD, FabFilter, Soundtoys, Addictive Keys plus many more

- monitoring by KRK and Dynaudio

- large control room

- vocal/amp room accessed by sliding glass doors

- full backline available to use by Yamaha, Zildjian, Hughes & Kettner, Marshall, Genz Benz, Trace Elliot and Fender

- full song production available using our in-house session musicians (drums, bass, guitars, piano/keys, brass)

RECORDING

RATES

SPECIAL RATES FOR BANDS | INCLUDES RECORDING, MIXING & MASTERING

 

One song = £180 | Two songs = £320 | Three songs = £420 | Four Songs = £520 | 5 Track E.P. = £600 | 10 Track Album = £1200

 

OTHER RECORDING RATES

 

Recording = £30 per hour | Mixing = £100 per track | Mastering = £20 per track

REHEARSALS

Here at the The Old Blacksmiths Studios, we pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled rehearsal environment.

 

We have three stylish and comfortable rehearsal rooms available to hire.

 

Each room comes equipped with a high quality PA system, three microphones, stands and XLR cables inclusive of the hire cost.

 

- three stylish and vibrant rehearsal rooms

- bespoke acoustic treatment

- large wall mounted mirrors

- Alto Truesonic professional PA systems

- three mics, leads and stands included in room hire

- selection of drums, amps and cabs available to hire (prices listed below)

- plenty of FREE parking

- coffee machine in reception

- cold drinks and snacks available

- spares shop stocking ear plugs, strings, sticks, plectrums and batteries

- 24/7 online booking available

- loyalty card scheme

RATES

REHEARSAL ROOMS

 

£10 p/h (daytime) | £12 p/h (evenings/weekends)

 

BACKLINE HIRE (per session)

 

Drum kit = £5 | Cymbals = £2.50 | Bass amp = £5 | Guitar amp = £5 | Bass cab = £2.50 | Guitar cab = £2.50

BOOK ONLINE / AVAILABILITY

Our fully automated booking system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

You can see which rooms are available at what times and book and pay for your session in advance.

CANCELLATIONS

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for rehearsal cancellations otherwise a £20 cancellation fee will be charged.

 

Bands that fail to attend a rehearsal session will be charged the full session cost (including any backline hire).

 

Full payment of outstanding cancellation fees will be required before any further bookings can be made.

ABOUT

The Old Blacksmiths Studios has long been a staple of the Portsmouth music scene.

 

Originally founded in 2001 the studio has been home to hundreds of bands across the south coast and we have worked on records that have been released worldwide, played on national radio and featured on TV.

 

The studio is owned and run by local resident and musician Ben Whyntie. Having played, recorded and toured with many bands over the years he knows exactly what bands are looking for when it comes to recording and rehearsing.

 

Music is our passion and we have created a professional yet relaxed environment for bands to do what they do best.

 

With years of experience producing and engineering we can cater for any genre of music and we aim to go that extra mile to ensure you leave with a record to be proud of.

 

Located in Hilsea, Portsmouth, we're just off the M27 and a stones throw from Hilsea train station.

CONTACT

02392 670300

 

studio@oldblacksmiths.com

 

Unit 8 The Admiral Park, Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5RQ

THE OLD BLACKSMITHS STUDIOS

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THE OLD BLACKSMITHS STUDIOS | A BUSINESS NAME OF THE BW SOUND LTD | REGISTERED IN ENGLAND | NO. 8188588