14 REA STREET, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6LB.

Recording

MUTHERS RECORDING STUDIO brings together analogue and digital technology plus a variety of  acoustically treated spaces.

The combination of outboard pre amps, vintage compressors, effects; tape and the latest DAW technology deliver clear & outstanding  recordings every time.

In house engineer David McCabe has over 10 years of recording, producing and mixing experience. He has material released on Universal Publishing, EMI and Warner Chappel. Music he has written/produced & mixed has gone on to be broadcast on XFMRadio 1. Channel 4 and Sky Sports. 

David specialises in anything electronic, indie, dance orientated and loves working with bands of all genres. He’s recently collaborated with Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, Electronic) on a forthcoming release and also worked with Steve Osborne (U2, Happy Mondays).  For a showreel of David’s work please click HERE or check out any of the list of bands he has worked with in the side bar.


Space

The key to a great recording is the sound of the rooms in the studio itself and at Muthers there are some amazing sounding spaces. The control room has a large, dry wood cabin feel, it’s great for recording acoustic instruments and voice. The smaller live room is acoustically dead and this allows any sound to be captured cleanly & accurately whilst the large, open conservatory space makes any drum kit sound Huge and the room is large enough to track a big band, choir or even a small orchestra!

Control Room

Live room

Live room

 

STUDIO RATES

Pease use the contact form below for details.

 

DRY HIRE

The studio can be hired without an engineer. All equipment is included.

Logic & Ableton DAW’s are loaded on to the studio machine. Pro Tools available on request.

Anyone interested needs to book a simple induction to be shown around before first session.

Please contact for more information.

LIVE RECORDING FROM VENUE 

Full mic set up recorded live from our stage with an engineer. Includes the option of taking the files away to mix yourself for free or having it mixed post recording in the studio at a later date. ( *mixing charged at separate rate, Contact for details.)

=£30 per hour

 

 

 

 

Mixing & Mastering

If you already have a recording and need it to sound professional and up to broadcast standard then we also offer a mixing and mastering service. We can master to 1/2″ tape if you ‘d prefer a more fuzzy analogue sound.

The studio uses some of the best audio plug ins for mixing such as the Waves gold bundle and  SSL collection, Brainworx, Slate Digital everything bundle

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Technical Jargon

96khz digital recording through pro tools and logic pro as well as providing analogue tape recording through a Tascam 38 1/2 inch tape machine.

Preamps

16 channels of pristine discrete class A Audient ASP008 as well as  4 x MOTU 828’s and 2 x DBX 286A channel strips. If you want more bite and warmth we have a stereo ART Pro MPA stereo valve mic pre and an 8 track Tascam 38 1/2″ tape machine to give grit and drive to your recordings.

Compressors

We also have a stereo pair of classic DBX 160A and 160X Compressors and as well as that we now have a stereo FMR audio RNC

Our microphone cabinet includes the new Aston Spirit, award winning multi pattern condenser, Sennheiser E906,  Sure SM57’s, AKG C1000’s (pair), AKG C214 (pair), C414ULS, Beyer m260 (ribbon), Beyer M808’s (pair) Revox 3500 (pair), AKGD112’s, Sure Beta 52, Rode NT1’s (pair) and renowned Audix D series.

We also have a quality range of guitar amps including  VOX AC30, Orange tiny terror, Fender Deville, Sans amp rigs and an Orange bass terror amongst others  and a choice of drum kits including a Yamaha custom oak

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examples of other tracks recorded at the studio

 

 
 

For more information feel free to use the contact form below or telephone 0121 622 7110

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