Audiobook Sessions At Media City Manchester


We provide professional and comfortable studios for audiobook recording sessions at Media City Manchester.

Our acoustically treated studios use the Neumann U87 and TLM 103 as standard, with many other microphones available on request, and our experienced engineers will ensure your session runs smoothly.

Our facilities are air conditioned and designed with plenty of natural light and intelligent lighting systems to make your session as comfortable as possible. Guests are well looked after with comfortable sofa seating, high speed WiFi and complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks.

With our ISDN, Source Connect, ipDTL, Skype and TBU connections we can connect with studios around the world, allowing communication with Directors, Producers or Dialogue Editors from any remote location.

We’re located at Tomorrow, opposite the Media City multistory car park only a short walk away from the BBC and ITV. Convenient transport links make our location perfect for those travelling from Manchester City Centre and the North West.

All rates include an engineer, secure audio delivery, domestic ISDN line charges and a line test prior to the session. We know schedules and deadlines can be tight so we’ll always try our best to accommodate last minute and off-peak bookings.

“The largest audiobook producer in America needed a studio to record an major release. Their American voice actress was working in the UK for a few months, so turned to us. We recorded the audiobook, edited the files and delivered completed audio ready to go. Importantly for the talent, we were able to accomodate sessions in the evenings and weekends, enabling her to fit this job around her other commitments.”

Technical


Microphones Neumann U87, Neumann TLM 103, Sennheiser MKH60 and Sanken COS-11D
Computers and Software Apple iMacs, iPads, ProTools (updating latest version) and Adobe Audition
Monitoring Genelec speakers, Sony MDR 7506 headphones and LG LCD visual monitoring
Connectivity Prodys Prontonet ISDN, Zephyr Xstream ISDN, Source Connect Pro, ipDTL, Skype and Facetime
Plugins Waves Gold and Izotope RX
Other EdiPrompt and EdiCue