Services

Tracking, mixing and production services are all available at What Studio, negotiated to meet your needs

More details are available below, but it’s always best to get in touch to talk about your project.

**COVID 19 UPDATE**

Drum tracking, solo tracking, remote tracking (live) is all possible.

Get in touch to discuss how. BIG SAVINGS ATM.

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Recording

Sessions at What Studio can range from short 4-hour drum tracking to extended block bookings for album projects.

The live room is HUGE, at 40 x 30 x 30 foot; naturally, as bands love playing together in the same room, it makes for a better recording. The space itself has a growing reputation for an awesome drum sound.

The live room is linked to an actual church (used as reverb chamber!), and also has Iso spaces for guitar and bass, and more options besides.

Need musicians? For drumming, bass, keys, etc – just ask!

Production

Whether you want a light touch or a total re-vamp, What Studio will enhance your song with professional production suited to its destination.

Take a look at the clients page to get a feel for the range of music supported, all enquiries are welcome.

Projects, when Stephen’s role includes writing, are negotiated on an individual basis.

If you would like to hire Stephen to work elsewhere, to produce, mix or record, please get in touch well in advance.

Mixing

What Studio can take the tracks you’ve already recorded elsewhere, and turn them into professional, unique recordings. This is a What Studio favourite, you will love the results!

Mastering

Using a hybrid approach, What Studio delivers a coherent final master that translates well onto all types of listening systems and environments.

What is ‘mastering’? Arguably, it is working with a person you trust, with the appropriate equipment and experience, to ensure the output of your track is of a quality that meets music genre expectations and professional standards.

Composition

Unique yet traditional writing to open or prescribed briefs, delivered on time and on budget: songs, advertising, sound design, radio, digital, and audio for film. Showreel available on request. Clients.

Vocal Tuning, Alignment

Do the vocals in your track lack that commercial finishing touch? Perhaps they need tuning, or editing? Let What Studio ‘tune-up’ your song.

Drum Tracking, Alignment

Do your drums lack that commercial finishing touch? Perhaps they need fixing, editing? Let What Studio ‘tune-up’ your drums.

Live Video Recording Session

LIVE Video recording + LIVE Audio recording = BRILLIANT

  • Multi-track pristine audio recordings
  • H.D. video (up-to 4k resolution if requested)
  • All composited together ready for streaming or TV
  • 1 camera shoot / 5 camera shoot…lets talk
  • Great for showreels

Live Video: Regular Release Programme

Imagine one song, recorded LIVE and filmed once a month…regularly…building momentum for your project…

  • Work together closely with What Studio to plan and produce a live video and audio session
  • Live audio recordings and video provided for your use in any way
  • Ideal for snowballing your content to hungry fans
  • Regular new films released each month, quick but well-produced, perfect for engaging your social networks
  • Potential to combine with other What Studio services, for the complete

More info HERE

Previous Live Video Capture and Recording by What Studio for POSTMUSIC:

Howie Reeve, The Evil Usses, Mr. Sterile Assembley, Shatner’s Bassoon, Hilary, Germanager, Zombina and the Skeletones, Horsebastard, Pifco, Cowtown, Coltsblood, Hugs Bison, Deux Boules Vanille, Godwosh, Trouble with Books, Mind Mountain, Unicursal, Peter Smyth, Bilge Pump, Colin Eccleston, Double Echo, Paddy Steer, White Blacula, Claire Welles, Charles Haywood, Icy Demons and  R. Stevie Moore.

Recording On Location

What Studio’s Remote Rig means you can be recorded almost anywhere –  at a live show, in your practice space, in your home, or any space with a power source that will accept the volume levels of your performance.

Lecturing / media

What Studio’s Stephen Cole lectures on Songwriting, Audio for Film, and Music Production in Further and Higher Education. He has been invited to speak at The Bluecoat Chambers (Captain Beefheart panel discussion),  Liverpool Hope University, The University of Gloucestershire, Liverpool Media Academy (#RobbieWilliams), and The University of Liverpool Business School, alongside Bill Drummond.