This authentic recording studio experience at a purpose built recording studio on the Powys Shropshire
is a great introduction to the world of recording - either for fun or out of serious professional interest.
looking for a gift for a musical friend or relative, or just someone who loves to sing or play an
voucher comes highly recommended by many hundreds of customers who've passed
across our threshold since
2002, when a customer called the studio to ask if we ever offered recording
studio experiences. It seemed like
a good idea to offer something for singers and musicians just starting
out or new to the world of recording so
we tried it and have been recording day sessions ever since for
amateurs and professionals alike, with
See our glorious recording studio reviews
The recording studio voucher is suitable for any level of performer, whether shower-time diva or serious professional artist, and can be sent out to you at the drop of a hat by email, or posted to present as a gift. Buy more or less recording time depending on your needs, and choose from singing covers, songwriter day, music production session, singer songwriter or instrumental/drumming day. We also offer group and band sessions. Recording studio experience vouchers last a year. We also offer a range of group days including hen parties, team building sessions and stag dos, as well as group songwriting weekends in association with Jampro. More about options.....
See what the professionals see, whether singing covers or creating your own music, and work alongside a skilled production team to develop the gift of a lifetime - your own CD, and maybe even a video of your day or your track uploaded to Youtube. Experience the excitement and satisfaction as your own recorded tracks come together before your eyes (and ears), moving from a basic format to a smooth and commercial-sounding finish.
The Beehouse has been offering recording studio experiences since 2002 alongside its commercial recordings with unparalleled success. As a professional studio, providing recording and music production services for a variety of clients in both very modern genres and retro styles, the Beehouse is fantastically well-equipped and staffed to be able to handle all your musical ambitions, in a laid-back but fast-moving session you'll never forget.
Immersed in a working recording environment and pushing cutting edge tracks out to promoters on a regular basis, the Beehouse production team is able to add that gloss of studio magic to your end results, inspiring you to give better and better performances. The recording session can be treated as fun, a confidence builder, and educational experience or training for a future career. You can also use the time in the same way as you would during a professional session
If you've thought of booking a day in a studio before, then take this opportunity to buy an experience day which is qualitatively superior to most of the others on the market. Not only is it great value for money, but you know that your experience is for real - and we are also in a position to take your music further, should you be interested, and can advise you on how to go about making your music available to the public.
Even if you're not considering a career in music, the Beehouse experience has been widely recognised as a great confidence builder and our sessions have been regularly used for therapeutic purposes, due to the calm atmosphere and fantastic end product. We have regularly hosted music studio days from students funded by their colleges to develop their skills or increase their assertiveness and self-worth. If in doubt, read the reviews on our website. Here are a couple:
Songwriting Experience:"An incredible day at the Beehouse. Thanks to Phil and Jane for expert knowledge ! Highly recommended! A high point of my happiness, we caught a great feel - produced a dynamite song from start to finish in just 5 hours." Leasley, Cardiff
18th Birthday Party Recording - Singing to Backings: "Had so much fun, it was an amazing experience. Jane and Phil were very friendly and welcoming, and I certainly learned a lot about singing, pitch, recording, and even playing instruments, even though I didn't bring my guitar. Even tuned the slightly off bits of the songs, hehe. Awesome experience!" Jaz, Hereford
Where's the studio?
Based in an idyllic location on the Wales Shropshire border, at the historic site of the Llanfyllin Union Workhouse, this experience is suitable for and regularly taken up by customers from Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Birmingham, Telford, Wolverhampton, Wrexham and the Midlands generally, as you will see from the reviews.
You will also note that people travel from much further afield, from the South of England and Ireland quite regularly to access our services. With overnighting costs at the adjoining bunkhouse as little as £14 a night, and maybe £30-£40 for a bed and breakfast, it's very easy to set up an inexpensive and very rewarding recording break in this stunning environment.
What would my recording studio experience include?
DESCRIPTION: (full description for each experience available on booking. All experiences are interchangeable but songwriter and drummer are minimum 5 hours). 3, 4, 5 or 10 hours' recording experience
Choose from *singing to backings, *writing your own songs, *music production *instrumental day such as guitarist, drummer or piano (virtually any instrument) or *party bookings.
Voucher or booking is valid for a year with an introductory letter for the recipient of your gift. Party bookings on a fixed date are paid by deposit system
A commercial quality CD or MP3 recorded to take away.
Use of the in-house studio backings - our library is very extensive and we are rarely unable to provide the backings required for our recording experience clientele.
For music recording experiences, you may use our backings resources if necessary. You may also take advantage of our editing facilities and range of midi voices for various instruments such as keyboards, guitar, piano, drums and wind instruments.
A full drum kit and a number of professional keyboards, guitars and pianos are on hand, as well as a couple of violins and a variety of recorders. If you play anything else we can mic you up.
For singers, microphone coaching, and help with vocal layering.
Tuning assistance and vocal editing if required, for that final gloss!
Songwriters will work with a songwriter, music producers with a music producer
Some instrument tuition available
For solo experiences, up to three may come with you to take part in the recording studio experience.
For parties, up to twelve within the price bracket
Suitable for all ages.
Key changing service available for many tracks - please enquire for details.
Friendly, patient and experienced recording and production staff.
The possibility of contributing the results of recording studio experiences to the Beehouse Charts
Information about next steps for serious musicians
The Beehouse specialises in a number of music genres, including:
dance and electro styles: electropop : funk : dubstep
organic styles: rock, indie, folk, ballad
However we are able to contribute to most genres including classical works, jazz, choral recordings, choirs and we also record speech and theatrical pieces.
The recording of singers is a specialism, and we can teach not only about how to record your vocals well, but how to layer them effectively and how to record your voice at its best. We can also help if you are a solo vocalist and are particularly hot on developing tracks for non-musicians, or vocalists who do not write music. We have easy access to vocalists, instrumentalists and musicians for hire in general.
Equipment :The studio is well equipped with guitars, weighted and non-weighted pianos and keyboards including Yamaha, Roland and Mox-8, a commercial drum kit and a variety of other instruments. This means we can offer specialist recording studio experiences including guitarist experiences, drumming experiences, pianist experiences bass guitar experiences, and a wide variety of other instrumentally based days, including tuition for these. We are fully technically equipped with hardware and software to record solo artists, bands, choirs, theatrical and live events, and a whole raft of other possibilities. For a technical run-down please check out our technical page.
Phil has been professionally involved in recording and production since the late seventies, and still regularly works with a wide range of experienced and unknown artists of many different genres. He is very approachable and is experienced at getting the best out of even the most nervous of performers, with an outgoing but sensitive way of handling things. He is much sought after as a first choice for innovative or complex projects. He has skills in songwriting, production and lyrics. Read more....
Jane has an analytical approach to your needs and often works well in songwriting and creative situations. She often contributes to both the initial development and the final stages of an original track. She has a teaching background and is experienced at working with a wide variety of ages. Jane can move new materials very quickly from idea form into a concrete structure. She is a songwriter, producer and lyricist, read more....
In case of emergencies, the studio has access to several other high calibre engineers. We have available expertise and versatility in a wide variety of musical genres, and members of staff who can communicate in French and Arabic and a number of other languages such as German, Italian, and Spanish to a lesser degree.
Can I bring a group to a recording studio experience?
We regularly host recording parties at the studio.
For a small recording party of up to four persons you can use your ordinary voucher at no extra charge. However, if you have an additional guests, there's a £25 surcharge per head.
We also have a three hour package for up to twelve participants at £250, which may be worth opting for. This is especially suitable for a hen party, stag party, birthday recording experience, kids party recording or team building session.
Finally we have a Jampro songwriting weekend which can be solo or joint with up to twelve participants, costing £350-£400 per head exclusive of accommodation and lasting from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.
The studio has a control room, live and dead recording facilities and a vocal booth.
There is a full HD video suite based around the Canon 7D. The Beehouse is able to film and produce up to full 1080p HD quality videos and video uploads to Youtube, having the use of two interior photography areas, and miles of unique countryside! Video facilities mean that you can also book a video of your recording studio experience, maybe of one of the tracks you record, or a more general video.
There is a large car park and easy access to the studio
There are lovely gardens outside
For day visitors of course we provide tea, squash, coffee and water.
For larger parties, you may also use the Bunkhouse, or there are a number of excellent bed and breakfasts, a hotel, and number of restaurants, a chippy and a pizza cafe within walking distance.
There is also a leisure centre with a swimming pool nearby.
The studio has wifi and credit card facilities.
There are several music and artistic workshops based around the Beehouse, and there is an occasional bar at the weekend in the Workhouse.
If you are accompanying an artist but you don't want to hang around, there are a few interesting little shops in the town centre, or you can take a bus to Welshpool or Oswestry from the main road. Lake Vyrnwy, a 15 minute drive away, is also well worth a visit.
Please ask in advance if you wish to bring a dog with you. Visiting dogs are generally welcome at the Workhouse complex providing they are kept on a lead, and are well-behaved, but there may be occasions when there may be issues. Dogs in any case are not allowed into any of the recording studio buildings themselves out of consideration for those with allergies.
Booking with us
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