Black Barns is a recording studio set in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a stone's throw from the mid point of Offa's Dyke. Part of a six and a half acre smallholding, we are not far from the historic market town of Ludlow and Shrewsbury, the region's capital. Rail link 15 minutes away, Birmingham International Airport 1 and a quarter hours. The tiny local town of Clun and nearby Bishops Castle offer a wealth of pubs, food, independent shops and places to stay.
The studio has been upgraded recently, with a dedicated live room, isolation booth, control room, mezzanine edit / programming suite and living areas.
The control room runs Logic and Pro Tools through a TL Audio M4 24 track analogue valve desk. Main monitors - Tannoy. Nearfield - PMC and NS10s.
We have a range of outboard and backline, as well as a collection of vintage guitars, basses and synthesisers, and a wide range of mics.
If you would like to book time or access our other services, please enquire using the online contact form. We offer tracking, mixing and re-mixing pre-recorded projects, re-amping, audio editing and mastering, and a consultancy and listening service. We also have broadcast standard video shoot and edit facilities.
Studio spec and equipment list here.
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We offer re-amping for guitars, bass or anything else you feel might need a bit of life-saving! We normally suggest recording with two contrasting mics - small and large diaphragm - so you have the choice of how to blend the signal at a later date. You can supply audio reference for what you are trying to achieve or we will provide you with a number of usable alternatives, sympathetic to your master.
(we will also ask you to specify file format for delivery)
Contact us for rates and offers. Special deals available for new artists