Live Programmes At Media City Manchester


Our professional audio studio facilities are perfect for live programmes being broadcast from Media City Manchester.

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.

We use the industry standard Neumann U87 and TLM 103 with many other microphones available on request. Plus, both studios have ISDN, Source Connect, Skype and TBU connectivity so you can easily connect with multiple guests all over the world.

As well as delivering your programme live, we will record and deliver your audio immediately after, via secure FTP, or alternative upload systems.

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.

“When a Manchester based contributor was asked to join a live, national BBC radio programme, we got the call to make it happen. Our facilities were cheaper and more convenient than the BBC’s in house studios and we made sure the guest was well looked after before, during and after the show. We connected to the BBC using ISDN, offering broadcast quality connection for the duration of the live programme.”

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