Recording Studios

Our Bournemouth-based recording studio comprises a large live room and comfortable control room, all fully equipped with a wide variety of professional-quality performance, recording and mixing gear. The studio is run by accomplished, well qualified engineers who have a wealth of experience under their belts.

Whether you're looking to put together a high-quality demo, create a release-worthy CD or simply commit some new tracks to 'tape', absolutemusic recording studio should be your first choice! Click here to find us.

Where and when

The absolutemusic recording studio forms part of our larger complex of rehearsal spaces, tuition rooms and café, situated next door to our two-storey superstore in Wallisdown. We're situated just four miles from both Bournemouth and Poole town centres and less than an hour's drive from Blandford, Salisbury, Dorchester and Southampton.

Our recording studio is available for hire until late, seven days a week and includes the services of one of our experienced engineers who can guide you through the recording process. Please call our studios staff (01202 572948) to discuss your requirements and to organise your recording session at a time to suit you, dependent on room and engineer availability, of course.

In the same building, our café serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and hot meals. It also sells items such as cables, plectrums, strings, tuners and other accessories, useful when the main store is closed.

The Gear

We have a wealth of professional equipment in the live room and control room, and also have access to a wide variety of other hardware and software through our superstore next door. Here's an abridged list of regular items:

  • Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG and Sontronics microphones
  • Full Mapex drumkit with cymbals and snare
  • Orange, Vox and Blackstar guitar amps
  • TC Electronic bass cab and head
  • A wide range of regular and boutique guitar pedals
  • Apple Mac running Pro Tools HD, Cubase and Logic
  • Massive suite of UAD and Waves plug-ins
  • Universal Audio Apollo interface with UAD processing
  • SSL Nucleus and three AVID Artist Mix control surfaces
  • Yamaha, Focal and Adam monitors
  • Various preamps

Click below to hear some examples of our work

Studio Prices

Our charges start at just £40 per hour and include the full use of the main live room, the control room and the services of our in-house engineers. Please call 01202 572948 or email us to discuss your needs so we can give you a more detailed quote and arrange a time and date for your session(s).

Studio Star Sessions

Our absolutemusic STUDIO STAR experiences offer you the chance to record in our Bournemouth-based studio with support from our expert vocal coach and studio engineer. You can choose from thousands of backing tracks, perform over the top and take home a professionally produced recording on CD or MP3.

Studio Star Prices 

A basic one-hour session for one vocalist or singer/songwriter costs just £60 and this includes the services of our vocal coach and engineer, download fees for one backing track and a free drink in our café. (It also includes VAT at 20%.)

Our absolutemusic STUDIO STAR sessions take place in our recording studio, which forms part of complex of rehearsal spaces, tuition rooms and cafe. The studios are situated next to our two-storey superstore here in Wallisdown, just 4 miles from both Bournemouth and Poole town centres, and less than an hour's drive from Southampton, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Dorchester. Click here to find us.

Our studios are open until late, seven days a week. Please call (01202 572948) or email us to book a STUDIO STAR session at a time to suit you (dependent on availability of our studio, vocal coach and engineer, of course).

If you'd like to give the experience to someone as a present, we sell STUDIO STAR gift vouchers in-store or online. You will receive a physical voucher, which can be easily popped into a birthday card and then redeemed when the recipient books their session.