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 Edinburgh Recording Studio, Voice Over Recordings, ADR Dubbing,
Audiobook Recording & Production, Podcasts & Music Production

Welcome to Edinburgh's Premiere  Recording Studio 
 on the Royal Mile

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TILDA SWINTON ENDORSES OFFBEAT

Recording Studio in Central Edinburgh established since 1994

Based in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, our creative and comfortable studio is involved in all things relating to audio using Pro Tools Ultimate & Logic Pro X including : Audiobook Recording & Production : Voice Overs : Sound to Picture : Podcasts : ADR Dubbing : Audio Guides, Music Composition & Music Production.

Established since 1994

We are Edinburgh's most central recording studio as well as being the longest established since we opened 30 years ago in 1994. 

BBC Approved

We're a BBC Approved studio and make recordings for TV, Film & Radio for major broadcasters too. like Channel 4, Film 4, SKY TV, Sony Picture Classics, Warner Bros, Netflix as well as live Radio broadcasts. 

Remote Facilities

We can host or connect with you remotely utilising ZOOM, SOURCE CONNECT PRO & IPDTL {user name: offbeataudio}

We can also connect via Teams, Google Meets, Zencastr & Session Link Pro.
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Experienced Producers

Broadcast Quality Sound

Audiobook Narration

ACX Specifications Standard

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Self Published Authors

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ADR Dubbing

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Podcasts

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Music Composition

Musical Accompaniment

Music Production

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Testimonials

What Industry Professional Say
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    Iain Dale

    BROADCASTER
    "Smoothest live outside Broadcast Experience ever at Offbeat for the Iain Dale Show on LBC"
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    Anna Horsbrugh-Porter

    JUST RADIO PRODUCER
    "Thank you for your skill and proficiency, a very good session, Allan Little's voice sounds lovely "
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    Kirsten Lass

    LOFTUS MEDIA PRODUCER
    "Thanks for making it a great experience for the girls on the Terribly Famous Podcast"
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    Rebecca Wojturska

    HAUNT PUBLISHING
    "A huge thanks to you all the work you've put in! I'm absolutely over the moon with the finished product".
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    Joanna Lord

    CANONGATE PUBLISHING
    "We thoroughly enjoy working with the Offbeat team. The end results on our audiobooks are excellent".
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    Ollie Grant

    PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
    "Excellent job! This wasn’t a straightforward record. Hopefully we can work on another title soon! "
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    JJ Chalmers

    TV PRESENTER - ONE SHOW
    "Love doing Voice Overs at Offbeat, It's a great set up and creative atmosphere."
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    Phil Niland

    AVALON PRODUCER
    "Great to work with you again with Russell Howard on his Travels with My Mum series."
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    Melvin Rickarby

    BBC RADIO PRODUCER
    "It all worked out well on the Soul Music Episode for Radio 4 and the sound was really lovely."

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    Nathaniel Mackenzie

    PROFILE PUBLISHING
    "May I say you did an excellent job recording Recovery by Gavin Francis. Thanks so much for your work".
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    Sarah Hunt

    SARABAND PUBLISHING
    "We enjoy working with Iain, he is extremely helpful and does an excellent job"
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    Chitra Ramaswami

    AUTHOR AND NARRATOR
    "What an intense, emotionally wringing, and utterly wonderful experience. Thank you".
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    Fiona Scott-Barratt

    AUTHOR
    "I 'm delighted with the audiobook recording of The Exit Facility, thanks for your valuable input".
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    Gaia Poggiogala

    CANONGATE BOOKs
    " Iain is excellent at introducing our authors to the basics of 'narrating audiobooks."
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    Alice Lee

    ID AUDIO
    "Thanks for providing the excellent audio for Sawbones. No issues at all for which is very much appreciated."

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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
June 27, 2024
Coatbridge , The Disappearance of Moira Anderson Podcast

Amazing Edinburgh launch of this fascinating podcast Audible series narrated by the truly inspirational Sandra Brown and recorded at Offbeat and produced by Chalk & Blade. It’s the astonishing story of how she uncovered her own father’s involvement in the disappearance and suspected murder of a 12 year old Coatbridge girl in 1957

June 24, 2024
Chanel Audio Tour - PSA Shanghai - Narrated by Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton was back once again in the Offbeat studio recording a full audio tour of the Chanel exhibition at the PSA (Power Station of Art) in Shanghai. Directed down the line from China. Small world!! 

June 22, 2024
ADR with Tilda Swinton on the Room Next Door - Sony Picture Classics
June 4, 2024
Tilda Swinton - Movie Dialogue - Heart of Light

Tilda Swinton is in the studio recording dialogue for a film by Heartbeatt Pictures. An evocative film about Fiji and it's exploitation by colonists & tourism.

May 27, 2024
Highland Wildlife Park Listening Posts

We recorded some leading conservationists and wildlife experts for the Bright White audio listening posts at Highland Wildlife Park yesterday for RZSS (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland). Fascinating stuff and very nice to get out of the studio!

May 10, 2024
Adventures of Mary Jane Audiobook by Hope Jahren

Time Magazine named Hope Jahren one of the top 100 influential people globally! Offbeat’s recording her debut fiction, "Adventures of Mary Jane," as an audiobook for Penguin Random House USA, narrated by Elizabeth Robbins and directed over Zoom from NY by Paula Parker. 

April 27, 2024
Blood & Gold by Mara Menzies Audiobook

Multi-award-winning storyteller and writer Mara Menzies was in the studio recording the audiobook of her novel Blood & Gold for Birlinn Books. As a narrative artist, Mara draws on her dual Kenyan/Scottish cultural heritage, creating worlds that explore contemporary issues through legend, myth, and fantasy.

April 13, 2024
Riot Games - VALORANT new character Clove

Eye popping sessions with Riot Games! Isla Campbell, an exciting young new talent, takes on the role of Clove, a new Scottish character in the video game Valorant. The Riot Games team directed the character from their team in LA while we recorded Isla down the line from Offbeat to the Liquid Violet studio in London

March 31, 2024
Expecting - Audiobook by Chitra Ramaswamy

Always a lovely and enlightening experience recording author and journalist Chitra Ramaswamy. This time it’s the audiobook of the second edition of “Expecting” for Saraband Publishing. 

March 13, 2024
What Doesn't Kill Us - Ajay Close Audiobook

WHAT DOESN’T KILL US - Really enjoyed editing and mastering the audiobook of Ajay Close’s novel. It was recorded and produced in Leeds by Emily Zurowski and narrated by Molly Hannan. “Vivid and visceral” - Val McDermid

March 2, 2024
Warframes article - The Guardian

Very positive article about the Global Warframes Community in this Guardia article. We recorded Ashley Bell, a new character in the game for Digital Extremes in Canada

 

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 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

February 2, 2024
The Dissolving Man - Irvine Welsh Documentary

Following two recording sessions in the Offbeat studio we have completed the recording of the Irvine Welsh commentary for this fascinating documentary by Director Paul Sng, due in Cinemas soon.

January 13, 2024
Poyums - Audiobook by Len Pennie for Canongate

Great to hear that Poyums by Len Pennie is no 2 in the Sunday Times bestseller chart . The audiobook was directed by Carolynne Henry and produced by me for Canongate Books

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.

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

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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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“To Iain...
         ... in admiration.”
Film Director & Presenter
Mark Cousins

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
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
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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

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Cannes Award

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

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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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