Iain & Kirsty McKinna have worked together in the recording studio business since 1982. They started Offbeat Studios & Productions in Edinburgh's Royal Mile 30 years ago in 1992, Iain as a musician and producer and Kirsty as a musician and studio manager
Offbeat Audio Ltd was formed in 2019 and the company is predominantly involved in voice-overs, voice commentaries, programme making & audiobook production.
Through Offbeat Audio Ltd, Iain is currently an audio producer for Voquent, BBC Radio 3 & 4 and BBC World Service, ID Audio, STV, Canongate Books, Saraband, Penguin Random House, Haunt Publishing, Profile Books, Harper Collins, Edinburgh International Festival and many other major broadcasters, production companies & publishers as well as for self funded artists and authors. See Full Commercial Client List
Over the years they have been professionally involved in many aspects of the recording industry including audio production, film & tv, sound engineering, live performance, music publishing, record labels, artists development and music production.
They have been recording studio owners together since 1987 when they started Sonic Studios in Edinburgh. At Sonic they worked for many major labels including Sony, Polydor, Rough Trade, Virgin, Chrysalis, EMI as well many indie labels.
As session players and instrumentalists they have toured Internationally and played on too many albums to mention here in a diverse range of Offbeat musical styles.
As artists they make music under the name Harmonic Overdrive and are currently featured on BBC Radio 6 and the BBC Music website. Their album of the same name reached no1 in the iTunes UK New Age Chart in 2019.