What we do

  • Live & session recording
  • Broadcast/Live-streaming
  • Installation consultancy
  • Producer services
  • Session photography & videography
  • Digital audio editing
  • Mixing & mastering
  • Audio repair & restoration
  • CD artwork & packaging design
  • Video editing

A professional musician and active performer, our founder and chief engineer/producer Francis brings considerable experience to bear on his recordings, having contributed to over a dozen commercial CD projects as well as numerous live and pre-recorded radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

We work in a detailed and fastidious way at every stage of the process to produce recordings that will withstand many playings and provide lasting joy for the listener. For more information about Francis, see his biography.

We are available not only in and around Nottingham and the East Midlands but around the UK for all kinds of live concert recording, demo tracks / audition videos for conservatoire or university admission, as well as larger projects, such as choir, orchestra, band, instrumental, piano or vocal recordings. Put simply, if it is classical music or jazz and you need a high-quality recording, we can help.

Digital editing of classical music is a real strength – our Oxford University-educated chief engineer and editor Francis gets to the heart of scores through his rigorous training and expertise, and is able to use both in-session production & coaching skills as well as detailed and precise editing to produce a highly polished musical product and make the most of your performances.

We are happy to see a project through from start to finish, or to handle any single aspect of the process as desired. The label is based in Nottingham, but we travel regularly across the UK recording for concerts and CD releases alike.

How we do it

  • High-definition audio capture (up to 16ch at 192KHz) via pre-amps from Line Audio & A/D conversion by MOTU
  • High-quality condenser & ribbon microphones from Line Audio, sE Electronics, Rode etc.
  • PreSonus, Beyerdynamic & Sony monitoring solutions
  • Adobe® Creative Cloud suite of applications, plugins & tools by Waves, HOFA & Sennheiser.

What it costs

  • Standard hourly rate of £27.50 (£30 if also acting as producer), with a minimum charge for on-location recording of a half-day (5 hours).
  • Travel & porterage within a 25-mile radius of Nottingham included, or charged at 50p/mile.
  • Days are 10 hours, which includes time for set-up and take-down, as well as a total of 1 hour’s break.
  • Fixed rates available for editing and mastering (please apply for further details).
  • Tailored quotations available upon request: get in touch for details.

Recent CD Releases