Narration Recording Studio At Media City Manchester

We offer professional narration recording facilities 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.

With our ISDN, Source Connect, ipDTL, Skype and TBU connections we can connect with studios around the world.

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.

Voice to picture flat screen TVs are conveniently located for talent and we are also proud users of the Emmy award winning cueing system EdiCue and Ediprompt. Customisable audio, visual cues and on screen text, assist our engineers and talent in achieving an inspired and professional performance.

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.

“We were contacted by a production company based in London who wanted to record with North West based talent. They requested a specific setup including an additional room microphone behind our standard Neumann U87. The team also wanted to dial in through Skype to view their talent in the booth, which was available through either our iPads, MacBooks, or in-booth LCD monitors.”


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