A refreshingly different, friendly and creative approach to making music, helping support your ideas and creativity.

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A modern, friendly recording studio in East Oxford

Start Recording has grown from over 30 years experience in the music industry, from recording and performance with local bands, signed and legacy artists, and session recording.
Now we’re a modern, friendly recording studio in the heart of Oxford with digital recording, analog processing, session musicians, sound engineering, production and creative input… all with decent coffee.

FOR VOICE OVER ARTISTS

For audio book narration, video voice overs, advertisements and more we can hep you get the quality recordings you need.  
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FOR SOLO ARTISTS / BANDS

If you want help in arranging, recording and producing a single track or album, we can help you to create a full, authentic sound.
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FOR RECORD COMPANIES

We produce stems for re-mixing, and can re-mix and produce artist's recordings for demo or to full release quality.
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Analog sound and digital control

We use class-leading Solid State Logic (SSL) Superanalogue preamps, Dynamics and EQ channels, with SSL bus compression because they are transparent, musical and have amazing build quality (they’re also local and very helpful). This is all controlled through an SSL Nucleus desk and SSL Native plugin suite. The benefit of this is full studio console analog sound and control in a compact package, providing great results.

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Number 11 Single - Owen Paul (StoneBridge/Damien Hall edit)

Prod and Start Recording have been working with Owen Paul on various projects since 2001. This was a collaboration between Owen’s songwriting and Stonebridge’s inimitable mixing talents. Originally the song was scheduled for a Robbie Williams album, but Owen then decided to work up the track with his vocal. Recorded at Start Recording as a […]

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Getting the sound of your amp into a computer

We've made a short video about our experience of getting all the tone and feel from your guitar amp using your tube amp, a speaker load, audio interface and TwoNotes Wall of Sound plugin

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Start Recording on 6 Music

Today I was mostly waiting to do 'Small Claims Court' - small claims to fame, on Shaun Keavney's 6 Music show. Mine was that in the late 1990s i'd been playing a gig with my band Flow at the Kings Head in Fulham when I had accidentally spilled a beer over Rod Stewart...

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Eurovision submission for Tony Myles

Tony Myles was the singer and songwriter with successful band The Poets in the 1960s. Continuing as a songwriter, he asked Prod at Start Recording, and Owen Paul as co-producer to help put together tracks for submission to the Eurovision Song Contest. The latest track “You Can’t Handle The Truth” is a homage to Phil […]

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Impulse Responses for Two Notes software

Making speaker impulses responses with the help of Nick Moorbath at Evolution Studios and his awesome fully restored original 1970s 32 channel Trident 80B console. These enable us to get the EQ curves and speaker responses which allow us to get this amazing sound with our valve amps at Start Recording (always using a speak […]

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100x30 - The Pocket Gods and Friends 2017

The Pocket Gods are a British indie pop band from St Albans founded in 1998 by lead songwriter Mark Christopher Lee (sometimes known as M.C. Lee). The band have changed lineups over the years and released over 25 albums. As a statement against the lack of royalties paid to artists by streaming services, they decided […]

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1A Newtec Place Magdalen Road Oxford OX4 1RE. Tel: 01865 420662
Registration Number: 4727797. 
VAT Registration No: 120 6690 36
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