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

 Unrivalled in our  
Voice Over Recordings, Audiobook Productions 
& Music Production

We Produce Audio for

  • canongate books
  • dk audio
  • saga egmont
  • offbeat studio 1
  • bbc radio
  • voquent
  • unesco
  • offbeatstudio2
  • ingram core source
  • profile books
  • harper collins
  • saraband
  • offbeatstudio7

Audiobooks

sawbones audiobook

Audiobook Production

Experienced Producers

Broadcast Quality Sound

Audiobook Narration

ACX Specifications Standard

ACX Upload Service

Quality Control

Self Published Authors

Voice Overs

battersea poltergeist

Voice Over Services

Audio Producer Included

Sound To Picture

Narrators

Remote Sessions

Dubbing

Editing

Audio-Visual

Recording Studio

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Recording Studio

Central Edinburgh location

BBC Approved Studio

Voice Overs

Audiobooks

Music Production

Remote Sessions

Audio Mastering

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.
July 17, 2022
Christina Hendricks at Offbeat Studios, Edinburgh

Hollywood star Christina Hendricks was in the Offbeat Studio recording for an upcoming project yet to be announced. She is currently in Scotland filming the new TV Series The Debutante

June 17, 2022
Green Energy, Some Inconvenient Truths - BBC World Service

Allan Little is back in the Offbeat studio recording a 4 part series for Compass on BBC World Service. Produced by Anna Horsbrugh-Porter from Just Radio.

June 7, 2022
Graham Goulden interview by Helena Kennedy

Another great interview for Zinc Communications Producer Simon Hollis. This time Scottish Violence Unit's Graham Goulden was interviewed over Zoom by Helena Kennedy.

June 7, 2022
Summer In The Orchard

One of two audiobooks we have been commissioned to produce for Saga Egmont in Denmark. Amy Alexander was chosen from several contenders to narrate her very first audiobook.

May 31, 2022
ABC Australia Interview - Bill Simpson

An enjoyable interview with author Bill Simpson at the studio for ABC Australia with Producer James Vyver conducting the interview over Zoom

May 25, 2022
A Midsummer Nights Dream

Recording a series of Classics for Wen Li Academy in China, with narrator Morwena Kotz. Starting with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Plato's Apology of Socrates

May 7, 2022
Holyrood Gallery & Buckingham Palace - Masterpieces

The third acoustic tour guide we have recorded for Holyrood Gallery and for the first time at Buckingham Palace Gallery features The Masterpieces

May 4, 2022
Queen Elizabeth - Platinum Jubilee Celebration - Gaelic

An official Platinum Jubilee souvenir (Gaelic Version Audiobook) that explores the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth. Produced by Offbeat Audio for DK Audio.

March 29, 2022
May God Forgive by Alan Park for Canongate Books

The third book of Alan Park's in the Harry McCoy series for Canongate Books produced here at Offbeat by Steve Worsley & Iain McKinna

March 2, 2022
Recovery by Dr Gavin Francis for Profile Books

This 2022 Sunday Times bestseller and Observer Book of the Week offers great insights into convalescence after illness or strategies on dealing with 21st Century stress, written and read by Dr Gavin Francis.

January 12, 2022
Audiobooks - Catherine Simpson

Saraband Audio commissioned Offbeat to produce and direct well known Catherine Simpson's Book One Body about her battle with cancer.

January 12, 2022
Audiobooks - Anna Fleming

Canongate Books commissioned Offbeat to produce and direct Anna Flemings fascinating book Time on Rock

January 12, 2022
Audiobooks - Olga Wojtas

Saraband Audio commissioned Offbeat to produce and direct Olga Wojtas's third novel Miss Blaine's Prefect & The Weird Sisters

November 17, 2021
BBC Radio 4 - Steve Reicher

Recording  with Professor Steve Reicher for a BBC Radio 4 special New Years Day edition of Under The Influence

November 9, 2021
BBC Book at Bedtime - The Princess Bride

William Goldman's The Princess Bride for BBC Radio 4's Bitesize series as well a full length drama version for Christmas Day 2021.

October 19, 2021
Pat McGlynn Tribute Album - Blue Skies

Great to be working with him again and to be involved in both covering a track and writing a song for the Pat McGlynn Album 'Blue Skies'.

October 19, 2021
DEFRA announcement for Cop 26

We recorded an important announcement for DEFRA about the State of our Oceans with Sally Masterson and commissioned by Voquent.

August 25, 2021
Henning Wehn - Visit Germany

Great session with Henning Wehn, recording a Voice over for a Visit Germany series of films produced by John Lee of Spiel Creative

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 this film which won 2nd prize for best documentary at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

kubrick award

Kubrick Award

The 15 part series with commentary by Mark Cousins won a Stanley Kubrick Award best Documentary and the Palme D'Or Award for Best film.

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