Recording and Rehearsal Studios

Recording and Rehearsal Studios

Here at Guitar Lessons Exeter there is nothing we are more proud of than hearing that one of our students has started a band, done a few gigs and gather together enough money to record their first E.P. Since we want to support you every step of the way here is the low down on the best places in Exeter to record or practise. In no order...

The Sound Gallery in the Exeter Phoenix has fantastic state of the art recording and rehearsal studios rentable at seriously reasonable rates. Their dedicated rehearsal room, equipped with a Mackie PA and a Mapex drumkit, as well as a guitar and bass amp, is a relaxed and warm environment located just of Exeter's High Street. Priced at roughly £12 per hour it is great value for money. Their recording facilities are also first class, boasting an extensive range of classic analogue mics, pre-amps and synths alongside the best in digital effects processors, soft synths and plug-ins. Their in house sound engineers and producers, all great to work with, have recorded some of the best in the business including Duffy, Raphael Ravenscroft and BBC Radio One. Recording prices vary on each projected but a standard full day in the studio (8hrs/10am-6pm/weekdays) starts around £220.

Brightsound Recording Studios is a relaxed record studio located on the outskirts of Cullompton near Exeter. While more stripped back in than a few of the other studios it certainly makes up for it in spaced an a chilled out atmosphere, the price is good too at £200 for an 8 hour day or £10 per hour for using their rehearsal studio. With the rehearsal space measuring over 50sqm, more than enough space for any band, air conditioning and great sofas this part of the studio complex is perfect for both professional and amateur musicians alike.

Exeter Recordings looks like an awesome record studio. Unfortunately, it is located in New Jersey, America, making the travel expenses to the studio massive. Even I have been fooled by the name - worth checking the site out to see how they what is available the other side of the pond by no help if you're looking for record studios in Exeter. Gutted.

Broadwater Studios located a little outside Exminister, south-east Exeter, is probably the best studio to record your first E.P. in. It has a great vibe with friendly staff and boasts a whole heap of amazing equipment. By far the most exciting thing about the studio is that they offer "Solo Superstar" (£125) or "Songwriter Experience" (£295) days for young musicians to get a feel for recording studios. They are also fully geared up to record local bands E.P.'s with the "E.P Special" (£1175) four days in the studio, mixing, mastering and 250 CDs. Enough E.P's to supposedly cover the studio cost if sold for £5 each. For the more advanced bands the "Full Works" (£1475) four studio days, mixing, mastering and 300 CD's - as well as a music video. These are both very decent deals and certainly wins my award for the best studio for up and coming Exeter bands.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy live music, check out our article about Music Venues in Exeter.

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