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Leicester Recording studios

Leicester recording studios with workdesk, monitors, audio interface, MIDI keyboard and more. Day rates available — book your music studio today.
An inside look at a typical recording studio. 24/7 recording room hire for music production and vocal capture — book now

Inside your recording studios

The process of creation is different for everyone, yet the need for a quiet, productive space is universal. With self-service access, professional equipment provided free, and affordable day rates, our recording studios help you capture your creativity the moment it sparks.

Pop in for an hour, settle in for a day session, record, mix, edit — the space is yours for whatever purpose you need, and available 24/7 to work around your daily routine.


Capture your creativity in our multi-purpose recording studios — the perfect spot to produce, edit and record


A close-up of a MIDI keyboard that you will find inside our recording studios. 24/7 recording rooms available for music production and vocal capture.

Recording — production (writing)

A writing space for producers equipped with an audio interface, MIDI keyboard, condenser microphone, headphones, monitors and extras.

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Recording — production w/ vocal booth

This has the same equipment specs as our specialist production writing studios, but with a curtained vocal booth and some extra space for high-quality vocal capture.

A close up shot of an audio interface and active monitor inside our recording studios. Music studios featuring top-of-the-line audio equipment, available to book now.

Why Pirate?

PIRATE.COM is the world’s largest creative studio and artist community network with close to 50 locations across the UK, DE, US and IE. Our acoustically-treated recording studios are a private environment to create, write and produce music, offering professional equipment and flexible day rates. For anyone with an interest in music production, regardless of your ethnicity, sexuality, gender or social status — this space is yours.

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Your space to create

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, our specialist East Midlands studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix with no distractions.

In Leicester there are 15 spaces ready for your next project: 

  • Hone your mix on club-standard equipment in the DJ studios
  • Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig
  • Recording studios to write and produce songs or capture vocals

Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.

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What is Pirate?

A worldwide network of DJ, production, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios, giving you round the clock access to create. Because we’re open 24/7, we've made the experience entirely self-service using our unique entry code system — but if you ever need a hand, we're here. The fastest way to get support is via Live Chat.

On-site facilities

  • Free car-parking (registry required)
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms
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Ay up duck

Leicester's lineage as a hotspot for many of the world's preeminent blues, rock and pop musicians in the 60s lives on through its exemplary array of independent record stores. Mighty Leicester boasts Britain’s first mainland radio station – BBC Radio Leicester – which first broadcast in 1967. Nowadays, you are just likely to hear local grime don and Pirate mainstay Jafro on the airwaves as you are to catch a chisit waxing lyrical about that 2015-2016 title-winning season.

Here are a few of our favourite spots that are within walking distance from your Cumberland St. studios:

  • Out Of Joint Records: Leftfield dance music specialist with undoubtedly the cutest office mascot in the area
  • Beat Route: second-hand prog, psych, pop mecca with an immaculately well-kept selection
  • Jazz House Records: lose yourself for hours in this haven for classic and contemporary jazz 

Know somewhere worth shouting about in Leicester? Tell the world, drop us a line with your suggestion: community@pirate.com


Enjoy industry-standard equipment at affordable prices at our Leicester studios


Equipment Available

  • Monitors - Monitors: 2x KRK V6 or Yamaha HS8 or Focal Alpha 80
  • Microphone - SE Electronics SE2200II Condensor or SE Electronics SE 2300
  • Interface - Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 / Clarett 4pre / 2 pre
  • Keyboard/Midi Controller - Novation Impulse 61 or NI Komplete Kontrol A61
  • Headphones - Pioneer HRM or Pioneer HDJ-X5 or KRK 6400
  • Other - External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR

Find Us

Getting Here

Cumberland House, Cumberland St., Leicester, LE1 4QS

The studio address is Cumberland House, Cumberland St., Leicester, LE1 4QS.

If you're driving, free parking is available — however, you must register your vehicle details via the link in the booking confirmation email.

If you're coming by public transport, the Hay Market bus station is a ten-minute walk away.
 
Have a question or need support? Check out our FAQs, use the Live Chat, or call us.

From the Community

"Through Pirate I got a chance to practice privately and at my own pace."

— Saint Ludo, DJ Mag

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