This experience is ideal for musicians who would enjoy the chance to record a song in a well-appointed studio with studio professionals on hand to offer the benefit of their expertise. The equipment has all been chosen for its quality and the recordings take place in a purpose-designed studio with a dedicated producer in the control room to oversee the whole process.
Before the recording session, the producers will send the participant details of the 8,500 backing tracks available for them to choose from and ask them to confirm ten to record on the day. They will be invited to the arrive at the studio at around 10am for a warm welcome from the studio staff who will explain what format the day will take, discuss song choices and offer some pointers on how to use the equipment to best effect.
The session will last until around 3pm and the team will guide the musician through as many of their chosen tracks as possible, ensuring that they are happy with their performance. Then it will be time for the experts to get to work editing and mixing the CD to create the finished masterpiece to be taken home. Additional copies can be purchased on the day.
Photos will be taken throughout the session which can then be used for the cover of the CD. The studio team are happy to accommodate special requests, so if the participant wants to play their own instrument on the day then they can discuss this in advance and make suitable arrangement to include them.
At the end of the session the participant will be presented with a certificate in a black card mount as a momemto of their once in a lifetime experience.
Please note, participants can take their own backing tracks (lyrics need to be provided too) if there’s a song on the backing track list provided by Soundmagic Studios they can’t find, alternatively you request the venue to supply the songs at £5 each. Extra singers can be brought along on the day for an additional fee.
This experience is available Monday to Friday subject to availability, Throughout the year. Bank Holidays are excluded.
The total experience will last for approximately 6 hours.
It'll just be you and the production team.
You are able to bring a maximum of three spectators with you on the day.
To do this activity you must be at least 8 years old.
Under 18 years olds must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is not suitable for people with hearing complaints.
No experience or qualifications are necessary.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Soundmagic Studios, Great Totham, Essex
Tzarina from National Accounts, July 2019
What did you get up to?
I thoroughly enjoyed my Platinum Recording Studio Experience at Soundmagic Studios. Steve, the owner of the recording studio was incredibly professional and friendly throughout my experience. Singing is my passion so this was the perfect experience for me, as I got to record 6 of my favourite songs, which we edited and added effects to. It was very insightful to hear about different techniques used in recording music. I got to walk away with my own personalised CD, for which I could choose the title and images for, along with my own certificate which made this experience extra special. It really feels like I have my own mini album which I’ve always dreamed about! I also paid extra for a black personalised presentation plaque which was definitely worth it and a really special way to commemorate this wonderful experience. I’d definitely recommend to anyone if they want a taste of the recording studio life, whatever genre of music they like to sing.
What did you enjoy the most?
Taking home my own personalised CD which I can keep as a reminder of my incredible experience!
1. Sing the songs you enjoy the most
2. Drink plenty of water as singing for the best part of 4 hours can be thoroughly enjoyable but also challenging!