Recording Studio Types *




You and your crew

Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB


2x Pioneer XPRS 10


Audio Techinica AT2020 or SE Electronics SE2300

Monitor Speakers

Yamaha HS8 or KRK V6S4

Midi Keyboard

Novation Impulse 61

* Some studios may have different but equivalent equipment

This Space is Yours

Private Recording Studios

The creative process is different for every artist, yet the need for a quiet, productive space to work and learn is universal. 

Stop by for a quick hour during your lunch break or dedicate a full day, lock in for a solo session or invite the crew, the space is yours to experiment, make mistakes, and find your sound — at full volume. 

Home to artists of all disciplines and genres, check out our recording studios in action; get inspired for your next studio session, or your first.

What You Get

Why Make Pirate Your Music Studio

All Genres, All Levels

The Artists Using Pirate Rehearsal Studios

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to the most common questions we get asked about our Birmingham recording studios. If you need further help please contact Support via WhatsApp or the Support Hub.

How much does it cost to hire a recording studio in Birmingham?

Our recording studio rates start at £13.10 per hour, making Pirate one of the cheapest recording studios in Birmingham.

How to choose the best music studio for your project?

Pirate offers Pro recording studio spaces for rent in Birmingham. Each studio accommodates up to three artists comfortably and offers personalisation through hiring or buying additional equipment.

We welcome music teachers to use our studios to host face-to-face lessons in a professional environment.

How many Pirate recording studios are in Birmingham?

There are 9 Pro recording studios in Birmingham. Our studios are in the heart of Birmingham’s Creative Quarter, Digbeth.

Can you record your session in the Birmingham studios?

Yes, you can record high-quality audio and video in your Pirate audio recording studio with Audigo. It costs £5 to hire it for a session or £3 if you’re hiring other equipment as well.

Do you have a sound engineer or mastering engineer available at the Birmingham studios?

Pirate does not provide on-site sound engineers or mastering services with our 24-hour self-service recording studios. However, you are welcome to bring your own engineer. For basic mastering, follow our step-by-step guide on how to master a song.

Are the studios suitable for beginner music producers?

Yes, our studios are suitable for music producers at every level, from complete beginners and hobbyists to professionals.

How to get ready for your first session in one of our Birmingham recording studio rooms?

To prepare for your session make sure you’ve got all the equipment you need including your own laptop. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with your chosen recording software before you arrive so you can make the most of your studio time. You can find further information on how to prepare here

Are the Birmingham recording studios suited for recording vocals?

Yes, our Birmingham recording studios are equipped with professional vocal booths.

Do you have additional equipment for hire in the Birmingham studios?

Yes, we have additional equipment available to hire and buy in our Birmingham studios including microphones, headphones, lights, speakers, guitars, and step sequencers.

Any equipment you rent or buy can be collected from the rental desk when you arrive for your session. You can find out more by visiting our website sections on hiring and buying equipment.


What our customers are saying

Rent Music Equipment

Click and Collect: Guitars, Synths, Mics, and More

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For the instruments and accessories that artists sometimes forget, that beginners don't have yet, and which experienced artists might want to try — our rental desk is open every day. 

Our inventory includes guitars, synths, amps, drum machines, headphones, microphones, guitar pedals, cymbals, and more. Browse and reserve your items online, then collect your order at our equipment shop before your session.

Top Picks: Fender '50s Stratocaster, Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone, Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones

Buy Studio Accessories

Replace Broken Strings, Sticks, or Straps at Our Shop

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Lost guitar picks, broken cymbals, snapped strings, or depleted batteries? Pop to the shop at our Birmingham music studios to quickly buy replacements. 

Or simply stop by the shop after your session for a browse. Whether you're picking up a new USB, getting an automatic tuner for a bandmate’s birthday, or deliberating over our wooden egg shakers, we're here every day, emergency or not.

Top Picks: Tiger 7A Maple Drumsticks, Verbatim USB 3.0 Flash Drive 16GB, Tiger Guitar Strap with Pick Holder

Toastie Break

Drinks, Snacks, and Hot Toasties at Our Birmingham Studios

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Forget about bringing Tupperware (and leaving it behind). Refuel with our fresh range of toasties during your next studio break — choose from classic, cheesy, spicy, or vegan flavours. 

We've also got you covered with snacks such as chocolate bars and crisps, as well as drinks including Coke, ginger beer, and Red Bull for those late-night sessions.

Top Picks: Cheesy Toastie, Eat Natural Protein Packed Peanut & Chocolate Bar, Coca Cola Zero

Your Local Area

Out and About In Brum

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The UK's second city, Birmingham, is the hometown of many of the world's ground-breaking musicians, including Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, and UB40. In these more contemporary times, we're looking to Village Bully (band), Trieste (DJ) and Sophie Lou (MC) for inspiration.

Your local studios are snugly situated in the graffitied heart of Birmingham’s Creative Quarter, Digbeth, a stone's throw from the Custard Factory and Eastside Projects, meaning there's always something going on. If you're after some fresh air, the local park — Kingston Hill — is a great place to chill.

Right next door to the studios you'll find Mutt Motorcycle Company — who do a great cup of coffee. Peckish? Digbeth Dining Club has always got a mouth-watering line-up of the world's greatest street food traders. For a round of drinks and 'dough' head to Digbeth Brew Co.


Find Us

Getting Here

Unit 2, 77 Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EG.

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If you're driving, we have an off-street gated car park for 15 vehicles but you will need to register your vehicle before your session to avoid being issued a fine by the car park owner. Register your vehicle details on the day of your session.

Please note: as of 1 June 2021 your vehicle may be charged if it does not adhere to Birmingham's Clean Air Zone ruling. Check how the Clean Air Zone affects you by entering your vehicle registration number via the Government portal.

If you’re coming by public transport the nearest train station is Bordesley. Buses include the 17, 60, 876, 877, 891, X1 Platinum and X2 Platinum. Get directions via Google Maps.

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