We love recording music and audio and since we started as a music studio and music production company in 1992 we have worked with some amazing clients in a diverse range of musical styles in our Edinburgh recording studio.
Around 10 years ago we also began recording voice overs for multi-media projects. Our voice over clients now come from far and wide and have introduced us to the amazing world of recording voices or Radio, Film & TV.
Since we developed our voice over studio for broadcast quality audio work, projects we have been involved in have won seem prestigious awards.

Welcome to

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

We've been working with local and global singers, songwriters, solo artists as well as major and Independent broadcasters and film / multi media companies since we first established our studio here in 1992. Take a look at our services and then check out our client lists, some names you'll recognise, others you may not. 

For us, it's only the production values that matter. That's why Offbeat is the destination studio to record and produce music, voice-overs and audio for multi-media audio-visual projects of all shapes and size. 

Do you have a project you'd like to bring to life? Look no further — get in touch today! You may be surprised how affordable our recording studio and music production services are.

Music Production

Established since 1992

Musical Accompaniment

Help With Arrangements

Broadcast Standard

Studio Engineering

Stress Free Sessions

Remote Facilities

Promo page on website

Voice Overs

Experienced Engineer/Producer

No Hidden Charges

Dial In Facilities

Excellent Location

Programme Editing

Sound To Picture

ADR

Audio Books

Local

We work with some amazing local clients in a wide range of musical styles and voice over broadcasting projects in our Edinburgh recording studio. 

Global

We also work remotely with Artists and Music and Film Producers from all over the world, including the USA, India, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Awards

Our broadcast quality music and voice over studio work has gone from strength to strength, involving us in some prestigious award winning projects.

who's in the studio

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beat

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... 

skyler Jett

Grammy Award Winning singer is in the studio recording a single Positive Vibes, co-written with Offbeat producer Iain McKinna. Skyler has worked with Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and other major artists.

ALAN STEADMAN

Some of you may recognise Alan Steadman as the voice of the Talking Clock (as sponsored by Accurist) and here he is taking his time recording a commercial for Emirates Airlines. 
Alan has a great vocal range and can work in many styles. He was recently in the studio recording a showreel for Scottish Voice Overs a company Offbeat has done a lot of work for over the past year.

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.

norine mindeyes

Nigerian born Norine Mindeyes is back in the studio working with Iain on her songs. She writes and sings the songs and Iain provides the music. They have been working together successfully now for several years.

WILF PARKINSON

Wilf's a very accomplished songwriter and guitarist who’s been working on his songs with Iain McKinna for the past few months. They first worked together at Edinburgh' Sonic Studios in the late 80's. 

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 for this year's Festival, produced by Mauro Silva (above right). Offbeat also recorded the opening announcement for the 2018 International Festival.

Drinks bakery

Following on from their success on Dragon Den in which Deborah Meaden & Peter Jones became partners, the Drinks Bakery have been in the studio recording TV ads for the USA market. Steve Worsley did the Voice Over.

ANGELIKA MORUS

Singer and Songwriter Angelika Morus is about to come in to the studio for several Music To Lyrics sessions for her forthcoming singles. Watch this space!

EARTHRISE

Earthrise is an award winning TV series highlighting environmental issues for the Al-Jazeera channel. Presenter Russell Beard is back at Offbeat recording sound to picture commentary for the forthcoming series.

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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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

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

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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
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