UK recording studio expands and relocates with help from public

A professional recording studio has relocated to a small village near Carnforth with help from the public.

The studio has also “greatly extended its services” as part of its move to Tewitfield. Mark Gray, owner of King Sound Studio, said it outgrew its previous location near Halton, north of Lancaster, UK.

“After months of searching, (we) found the perfect location for what had become ambitious plans – to create two unique recording spaces perfectly engineered for their purpose and to broaden our offering,” said Gray, who added that a crowdfunding campaign made a “big difference” to the station’s goal of building a dedicated control room and live room.

Phil Wood, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger, said: “Our new location on the border of Lancashire and Cumbria is ideal – just minutes from the M6 and West Coast mainline, yet relatively secluded. We have a roster of professional session musicians who will travel to King Sound Studio from across the country. Recording sessions can be intense so it’s great to wander down the canal to take a breather.”

The studio offers a range of services, including digital audio recording for musicians, audiobooks, voiceovers, podcasts, and live and location recordings.

Chris Brookbanks, engineer and producer, has worked with artists including The Christians, Midge Ure, and Imogen Rae. He said: “We listen very carefully to our artists to discover what they are trying to achieve with their recordings. Each artist is unique. Sometimes we throw out the rule book and try new recording techniques which can produce amazing results.”

John Kirby, who leads the studio’s vocal coaching service, said: “The human voice is an amazing instrument and very few singers use it to its full potential. We aim to get the most out of our vocalists, helping them with technique, suggesting harmonies they may not have considered and generally exploring the full range of what their voice can do.”

This story was originally published on 10/11/19 via