Patrick Kielty recording documentary about Mulholland Drive
Voiceover and Audio/Visual Studio
£75 PER HOUR AND NO HIDDEN CHARGES (ask about our off-peak rates)
Award Winning Quality
In our centrally located Offbeat recording studio on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, we provide top quality, professional voiceover recording services for projects large and small, including television, film and multi-media companies.
We also record sound for audio-visual presentations, podcasts, film dubbing & audio-books and can even provide original music soundtracks for any multi-media project in a wide range of styles.
Audio For BBC TV & Radio
The One Show Sunday Morning Live
with Tony Singh & JJ Chalmers
Our Voice to Picture Facilities are regularly utilised for Voice Over Portions of these prime time shows
Our voice booth can comfortably record up to 8 participants... or one Ruby Wax!
Using Neumann U87, Sennheisser MKH 416, Coles 4050 Stereo Ribbon, AKG & Rode NTK Valve microphones — along with Rupert Neve EQ and an arsenal of signal processing software and hardware — we achieve a naturally warm and uncoloured vocal sound for our customers through our Yamaha DM2000 mixing console using Metric Halo Convertors enhanced with warm Jensen Transformers. Speaker systems include Focal, Genelec & Neumann reference monitors with Class A Amps.
Coles Stereo Ribbon
Sennheisser MKH 416
Rode K2 Valve
Rode NTK Valve
Focal Solo6 BE Monitors (40hz to 40khz) with built in matched Class A Amps
Genelec 1029a Monitors with Sub
Neumann KH120 Full Range Monitors with built in matched Class A Amps
Our main digital to analogue convertors are the World Class “Metric Halo”
Yamaha DM 2000 Mixer - 96 channels
Rupert Neve pre-amps, Focusrite & Jensen Transformers.
The full set of the renowned Waves Platinum
Full set Chris Lord
Full set Kramers
FFull set Maserati
Full set JJP
Full set L3 Signal processors
Full set of One Knob processors, Metric HaloVerb, MH Dirty Delay, MH De-Esser, MH Character, MH Multi Processor.
Metric Halo - Oxford Audio Plugins
Three independent headphone mixes using Beyer DT100 & Beyer 770 Headphones.
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Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Skyler Jett recording his single Heal The World
Mark Cousins and Neneh Cherry recording Stockholm My Love at Offbeat
Off The Beaten Tracks
More of our Voice Over Projects
We recorded audio commentaries with a voice over for the The Heritage Detectives series of programmes for Maggie Aitken of Daisy Chain Associates, which were performed at The Scottish Parliament and Heritage Scotland. These featured Ronnie Brown from The Corries and several children who were involved in the events.
We provided the voice artist and recorded the forthcoming 2017 Festival music programme for The Edinburgh International Festival.
We recorded an online education programme for BBC Bitesize and BBC Science & BBC History.
Voice Over specialists Excellent Voices recently used the studio for a series of TV ads for cosmetics company JML for their Max Lash range as well as an advert for Red Bull.
Neneh Cherry came in and recorded dialogue for the BBC production Stockholm My Love, directed by Mark Cousins.
Liz Lochhead recorded an interview here commissioned by Loftus Media for BBC Radio 4 earlier this year.
Also we recorded Scots poet Don Paterson for The New Yorker Magazine.
We also recorded Patrick Kielty for a BBC TV production called Patrick Kielty’s Mullholland Drive.
We completed an audio book for Australian company Bolinda.com. Author Kirsty Logan came into the studio to narrate her debut fantasy adventure novel The Gracekeepers, and for her following novel, The Gloaming in 2018. We also recorded parts for an audio book with New Yorker Megan Tusing for Harper Audio (Harper Collins).
We recorded Alan Little’s voice for a Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4. Also in the studio was Pamela Stephenson Connolly recording parts for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance hit show Brazouka.
"Great to work with you again with Russell Howard at Offbeat"
Avalon Productions. Director & Producer
“The client was very pleased with Sara’s voice over. Hope we can work together soon”
Picture House Films
"Love doing Voice Overs at Offbeat. Great set up and atmosphere."
Presenter for The One Show & Sunday Morning Live for BBC TV
Off The Beaten Tracks
Another client, producer Alan Knight came onto the studio with Hollywood actor Brian Cox to record the voice of animated Scotty dog, Duggy The Dug for a pro Independence video called London Calling.
The innovative company CereProc have developed the world’s most advanced text to speech technology. Their voices not only sound real, they have character, making them suitable for any application that requires speech output.
In 2013 we recorded three episodes of Neil Oliver’s Voice over for Coast Australia for Great Southern Film & TV which was aired on The History Channel.
Gavin Hastings also came in to record for a voice over for HSBC bank.
We also recorded an audio book for BBC entitled Big Questions by Little People which was read by ex Dr Who girl and the voice of Dennis The Menace, Sophie Aldrid
Scottish Life, Royal London and Aegon also recorded voice over audio projects here for their in-house multi-media training programmes.
We had the great pleasure of recording a voice over and editing a series of audio meditation CDs for Dr Avinash Bansode (pictured left) for Mindfully Being UK. Avinash has a background in medicine and has been practising mindfulness meditation since 1992. He is also an ordained Buddhist with interests in mind-body integrative medicine and the holistic approach towards health and wellbeing.
Other Voice Over clients include – Damn Fine Media – (formerly) Bell-Pottinger – Shaftesbury Theatre, London &Picture House Films.
From Bollywood to Holyrood! We dubbed voice audio on Malayalam Thriller Adam Joan with Director Jinu Abraham, starring Malayalam & Bollywood actor Prithvaraj. After casting many actors for the voice of the head of a Satanic cult for the film, the role fell to Offbeat producer Iain McKinna!