Welcome to Edinburgh's premiere  Recording Studio 
& Audio Production Company on the Royal Mile

 Unrivalled in our  Voice over Recordings, ADR,
Audiobook Productions & Music Productions

Some Audio Projects in 2023

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  • Adam Shaw at Offbeat
  • Sir Alexander McCall-Smith at Offbeat
  • iain glen at offbeat
  • riot games at offbeat
  • IRVINE WELSH AT OFFBEAT
  • IAIN DALE at OFFBEAT
  • terribly famous at offbeat
  • elena knows- audiobook at offbeat
  • BBC RADIO AT OFFBEAT
  • woodland workshop
  • ALIA SHAWKAT AT OFFBEAT FOR HBO / TITMOUSE
  • penguin random house at offbeat
  • jack lowden and david morrisey at offbeat
  • KT Tunstall at Offbeat
  • how to survive everything audiobook at offbeat
  • THE FUCK IT BUCKET AT OFFBEAT FOR NETFLIX
  • the history of 101 women in objects at offbeat
  • NICKY CAMPBELL & BRUCE FINLAY AT OFFBEAT FOR BBC 5 LIVE
  • hatchette audiobooks produced at offbeat
  • CHRISTINA HENDRICKS AT OFFBEAT FOR BENTO BOX
  • Book machine Panel
  • sky

Some well known clients

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Experienced Producers

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Self Published Authors

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Music Composition

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Projects  in the studio

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Busy, busy, busy, that's the way we like it, with so many talented artists working on so many diverse projects passing through our studio... 

Allie fox

Allie’s second album at Offbeat, Wayland’s Blues, is an instrumental album of highly original acoustic and emotive guitar-based compositions, incorporating folk, blues and classical influences, arranged for both solo guitar & multi-musician line-ups.

CBBC 
Gym stars

Recording the finale commentary for this popular CBBC series Gym Stars with Presenter London Hughes & TV Producer Tamsin Summers for Drummer Television productions

OFFBEAT RADIO

We are currently producing a 1 hour radio show highlighting the incredible diverse range of music we've been involved in. The show will be syndicated to various stations and features - Mike Heron, Spirit Of The Glen, Becky Smith, Doug Anthony Allstars, Tam White, Hamed Kane, Imaginary Creatures, Hex and many more artists we've worked with at Offbeat.

JA connor

We've been working with singer/songwriter JA Connor for many years noe. Recording two no1 tracks for Celtic Radio. Now Jim is back in the studio creating instrumental versions of his songs Drift Away, Mysterious Lady and Open Your Mind for TV stations in the USA.

Stuart reid

Incredible Childrens Author Stuart Reid is recording his first audio book from the successful Gorgeous George series entitled Grandpa Jock and the Incredible Iron-Bru-Man Incident

BBC RADIO 4

Rosalind Newton is in the Offbeat studio recording for BBC Radio 4 with producer Melvin Rickarby for the Soul Music series focusing on music with an emotional impact.

The track being featured is Peter Maxwell Davis's famous composition Farewell To Stromness

Pineapple fm -netflix

Catherine Cohen, one of the amazing comedians performing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival is recording a voiceover session to record intro's and outro's for a Netflix podcast by New York's Pineapple FM.

Becky Smith

Singer/songwriter Becky Smith is currently recording her debut EP of vibey piano-based Pop songs with Iain on musical accompaniment and production. Becky's a gifted vocalist and musician who also plays guitar,  

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Back in the studio for the 3rd year running, recording their online programme and the opening announcement for this year's International Festival, produced by Mauro Silva (above right). Offbeat also recorded the opening announcement for last years 2018 International Festival spectacle at Edinburgh's Festival Square.

UNION JACK RADIO

Recording a series of radio interviews / podcasts  for Union Jack radio during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Featuring Christopher Biggins. Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Brodkin, Shappi Khorsandi, Lucy Phol, Basil Brush & Mark Dolan

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All Covid protocols are still  in place here at the studio. 

We take your wellbeing seriously. 

See details below of who we  currently work with.
February 19, 2024
History Stinks Audiobook by Suzie Edge

Producing a kids audiobook all about poo for Hatchette Childrens Group by author & narrator Suzie Edge. Lots of interesting and eye watering facts about a smelly subject. eg. Did you know that during the American Civil War, as many as 95,000 soldiers died of diarrhoea diseases?

 

 

February 15, 2024
Bollywood Actress Amrita Puri ADR Session

We are very pleased to be welcoming Bollywood actress Amrita Puri to the Offbeat Studio to do some ADR dubbing for her forthcoming movie and directed down the line from Mumbai

February 15, 2024
New Daily Mail Podcast Series in Production

We are currently recording a new podcast series for The Daily Mail. We can't announce details just yet for this show but it involves famous people taing about their careers

February 10, 2024
The Woodland Workshop with Aimee McCulloch

Offbeat is recording the commentary of presenter Aimee McCulloch for 5 episodes of series 2 of The Woodland Workshop by Ricochet TV & Warner Bros for the Discovery Channel

December 31, 2023
Val McDermid Audiobook Recording at Offbeat

It was such a pleasure to record Val McDermid came into the studio to record a piece for The History of 101 Women in Objects for Canongate Books

December 31, 2023
Sir Alexander McCall Smith - The Perfect Passion Company

We were delighted to have the opportunity to produce The Perfect Passion Company, the latest novel by Sir Alexander McCall Smith for Polygon Books and beautifully narrated by Amy Alexander

November 15, 2023
ITV Tonight Show with Adam Shaw at Offbeat

Offbeat welcomed journalist and presenter Adam Shaw to record commentary for the ITV Tonight Show for a piece about Sick Britain.

October 3, 2023
The History of 101 Women in Objects Audiobook

We can now announce that the recordings we did with Nicola Sturgeon & Jackie Kay were part of the 101 Women in Objects audiobook version of the book by Canongate Books which also features narration by Margaret Atwood, Olivia Coleman, Helena Bonham, Caitlin Moran and many other influential women. 

August 31, 2023
Iain Glen at Offbeat - Riviera Cruises

Iain Glen came into the studio to record a series of TV & Radio ads for Riviera Luxury Cruises, directed down the line to Kitchen Studios in Soho using Source Connect Now. Phenomenal voice as you would expect.

August 31, 2023
Study for Obedience Audiobook by Sarah Bernstein

Study for Obedience by Sarah Bernstein has been longlisted for the Booker Prize 2023. She came into the studio for Penguin Random House to record the audiobook and was directed down the line from Toronto by Producer Jaclyn Gruenberger and Director Rachel Cairns.

August 18, 2023
Terribly Famous Podcast at Offbeat

We giggled all the way through this incredible podcast session for Wondery. Episode 3 is focusing on Victoria Beckham. Hosted by Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini.

August 18, 2023
The Master of the Universe Audio Tour

Recorded a really fascinating interview with Brian Caster  (aptly named) for an audio tour at Leeds Uni. Initially a student of sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi, Brian cast his masterpiece The Master of the Universe under Paoluzzi's instruction.

August 3, 2023
Global Radio Broadcasting from Offbeat for Fringe

Global Radio will be broadcasting the Iain Dale 7pm to 10pm show from 7th to 10th August during the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 from the Offbeat Studio

July 23, 2023
Rochenda Sandall at Offbeat

Rochella Sandall was in the studio recording an advert for BT recently. She has starred in Line of Duty, Dr Who, Black Mirror, Small Axe and Star Wars, the Rise of Skywalker. A lovely lady with an amazing voice!

June 28, 2023
All About Romance 'Audiobook' by Daniel Tawse

Another production for Hodder & Stoughton 'Hatchette Childrens Department'. The 'All About Romance' Audiobook was written and narrated by Daniel Tawse. Produced and Directed by Steve Worsley and Iain McKinna

June 20, 2023
Reuters World News with Kim Vinnell

Excited to be recording a Reuters World News Programme with Presenter Kim Vinnell at Offbeat in June.

June 13, 2023
Royal Collection Trust - Linlithgow Palace

Great to announce our involvement in an audio guide for The Royal Collection Trust's audio guide for Linlithgow Palace with ATS Heritage Producer Sian DeWied

May 11, 2023
The F*ck it Bucket ADR at Offbeat

Great to be involved in doing ADR dubbing for the forthcoming series of The F*uck It Bucket for the Crown's Producer Left Bank after recording Sam Reuben's commentary for episode 6.

Offbeat Recording Studios 

Award Winning Music Production and Voice Over Studio on Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Award Winners

The Eyes Of Orson Welles

Cannes Film Festival Award 2018
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The Story Of Film

New York Film Festival Award 2018
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Stanley Kubrick Award 2014

Stanley Kubrick Award 2014

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Earthrise —  Al-Jazeera

New York Film Festival Awards for Best Documentary 2018
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Spirit Of The Glen - Journey

Classical Brit Award 2009
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Spirit Of The Glen

Classic FM #1 in 2009
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SOLAS by Talitha MacKenzie

World Music #3 USA 1997
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SOLAS by Talitha MacKenzie

World Music #12 Europe 1997
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Searching by The Harmonics

No1 on Apple iCompositions 2007
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The Harmonics, Living The Dream

Music In Scotland Trust Winner 1991
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AUDIO FOR BROADCASTERS

Our BBC approved music production and recording studio produces audio recording for:

BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 6

BBC Radio 4

BBC1 TV

BBC Bytesize

Turner Classic Movies

Edinburgh International Festival

John Paul Getty Museum

Universal Music Group

Decca Records

Sky TV

Al-Jazeera TV

Film 4

More 4

STV

Offbeat For A Reason

Offbeat Experience

As both musician and producer Iain McKinna’s audio and musical journey – from Analogue in the 70’s to Midi in the 80’s to Digital from the 90’s to the present day — offers a wealth of knowledge and experience when collaborating with clients on their audio and music projects.

He's produced albums that have achieved World Music chart success and has received 2 Gold records and a Classical Brit award for recording the Spirit Of The Glen series of albums for Universal/Decca Records.

But even those achievements barely scrape the surface of Iain's background, past, worldliness, understanding and involvement in the industry to which he has devoted his life.

Offbeat Value

"Clients don't judge us by the size of our desk, they judge us by the outstanding results and real value we add to their projects."
Iain and Kirsty killing it in the 80s!

Offbeat Enjoyment

Clients don't return just for our great production values, they return for the craic, the confidence and relaxed professionalism that comes from lifetimes of experience.

On The Beaten Track

Only five minutes walk from Waverley Station, we're about as central as it gets on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. 
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You may have noticed we're not the same as other studios.

KEITH MORE

Engineer
"Iain & Kirsty's musical talent, productions and friendly helpful attitude have always been second to none. If you are looking for top notch productions look no further!!!"
“Iain was a consummate professional and perfectionist when it came to working on my project. Definitely not the last project with this incredible producer.”

Mark Cousins

Film Director & Presenter
“To Iain - In Admiration”

That's probably why our clients keep coming back.

You may have noticed we're not the same as other studios.

It's why our clients keep coming back.

Phil Niland

Avalon productions
Director & Producer
"Great to work with you again with Russell Howard at Offbeat."

Khylune

Singer/Songwriter from LA
“Iain was a consummate professional and perfectionist when it came to working on my project. Definitely not the last project with this incredible producer.”

Keith More

Guitarist with Tina Turner, Paul McCartney. Engineer.
"Iain & Kirsty's musical talent, productions and friendly helpful attitude have always been second to none. If you are looking for top notch productions look no further!!!"
“To Iain...
         ... in admiration.”
Film Director & Presenter
Mark Cousins

Award Winners

The Eyes Of Orson Welles

Cannes Film Festival Award 2018
Learn More

The Story Of Film

New York Film Festival Award 2018
Learn More

Stanley Kubrick Award 2014

Stanley Kubrick Award 2014

Learn More

Earthrise —  Al-Jazeera

New York Film Festival Awards for Best Documentary 2018
Learn More

Spirit Of The Glen - Journey

Classical Brit Award 2009
Learn More

Spirit Of The Glen

Classic FM #1 in 2009
Learn More

SOLAS by Talitha MacKenzie

World Music #3 USA 1997
Learn More

SOLAS by Talitha MacKenzie

World Music #12 Europe 1997
Learn More

Searching by The Harmonics

No1 on Apple iCompositions 2007
Learn More

The Harmonics, Living The Dream

Music In Scotland Trust Winner 1991
Learn More

Awards

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Brit Award

This trilogy recorded for Universal Music Group was no1 in the Classical charts and won best album at the Classical Brit Awards in 2009

cannes award

Cannes Award

Offbeat recorded the commentary for Mark Cousins film which won 2nd prize for best documentary at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

kubrick award

Kubrick Award

The 15 part series by (and with commentary by) Mark Cousins won a Stanley Kubrick Award for best Documentary & many other awards.

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