Album/Single Recording and Production
The quality of our equipment
combined with the expertise of our staff
gives you the ideal foundation for your music. The relaxing atmosphere
and air-conditioned comfort of the recording studio is designed to bring
out the best in every performer. We have produced many albums for both local and
national artists, achieving critical acclaim and radio airplay on numerous occasions.
Soundworks Recording Studios has a large air-conditioned live room perfect for the bigger band to rehearse in.
A Pearl Export drum-kit, bass/guitar/keyboard amplifiers, and a piano are all provided free, as are
powerful vocal monitors, mics and stands - at some of the cheapest rates
There is also plenty of free parking.
We have the equipment
and the ears to bring out the best in your recording.
High quailty outboard and plugins allow us to tweak and control your audio
to maximise its potential on CD. We have prepared many red-book masters
for production. Soundworks do not provide a CD pressing facilty, but we are
happy to point you in the right direction.
Location RecordingFed up of the poor
quality of your live recordings? Vocals too quiet and audience too loud? We can come and
make a multitrack recording
of your gig or concert, which can then be mixed in the recording studio for a professional
Need a 4-song demo for minimum
cost? We have produced hundreds of demo CDs for bands, and can help you get the best result
possible for your budget. One of our experienced engineers will work with you to get the
sound YOU want. Contact us
We can also help design your artwork and manage the pressing of your CD.
The Neumann microphones and Valve pre-amps at Soundworks Recording Studios will
assure the high quailty of your vocal recording. Digital editing facilities then
allow us to tailor the audio to your exact requirements. We cater for educational,
broadcast, and corporate clients, and have worked with companies such as Vodafone, Macmillan, Endemol, and Channel 4 among others.
Midi ProductionAn extensive collection
of midi instruments and a large sample library, coupled with some fast
editing skills and experienced ears, make Soundworks the number one choice
for midi production. We can create a track with you from scratch, or take your ideas and
develop them into a fully-fledged song, using a combination of midi instruments, samples, and live instruments.
Soundworks Recording Studios can cater for your post-production needs, whether it's sound-to-picture for
Film, TV, Advertising, Multimedia, or the production and editing of jingles and shows for Radio.
Soundworks have worked with clients such as OFVM, Channel 4, and Passion FM, and offer some of the
lowest post-production rates in the industry.
Our experienced engineers
have done live sound all over the country for hundreds of
bands, venues, and festivals, from Coldplay to Nizlopi and from Truck Festival to Reading Festival.
Make sure your band gets the best sound it can by having your
own sound man. We can even provide the PA hire
for your gig.
Audio Transfer and Restoration Soundworks can cater for all
formats, including Cassette, CD, DVD, Minidisc, DAT, Hi8, Reel-to-Reel, Vinyl records, .mp3, .wav, .aif etc.
We can remove the hiss from your old cassette
recordings and the crackle from your records, and transfer them onto CD.
We can transfer your music to .mp3 for uploading to a website.
PA HireFrom 600W of Wharfdale to 10,000W
of TurboSound, from weddings to Festivals, we can supply and run the
PA to suit your needs. Soundworks can supply a small decks-and-speakers
set-up for a party or a full rig for a college ball or festival with live bands.
Acoustic Design and Soundproofing Services
Soundworks have acted as both consultants and builders on many sound-critical
building jobs, including recording studios, radio stations, and sound-proofed
practice rooms. We have worked with private clients and also with Oxford City Council,
and we are always happy to come and talk to you about your requirements.
Music Technology Workshops
Soundworks work in close conjuction with individuals, schools,
and the County Youth Service to provide workshops in areas such as DJ skills,
Vocal Training, and Midi production. See the page on Courses & Workshops
for more details.
Courses in Studio Engineering
Soundworks run a variety of accredited courses, including a BTEC in Audio Engineering.
Following the success of last year's BTEC course at Soundworks, register your
interest NOW for the next course! See the page on Courses & Workshops
for more details.