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Choose from 7 recording rooms when you book studio time in Manchester. All are located in Cheetham, minutes away from the city centre and near happening Ancoats. 

Lay down a beat, mixdown or master. Our professional studios come with everything you need for music production.

Go Pro if you need a vocal booth, or if you’re bringing the whole crew.

Just you? Book Standard.

Recording Studio Types *




1-2 People

Audio Interface

Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB


2x Pioneer XPRS 10


Aston or Audio Techinica AT2020 or SE Electronics SE2300

Monitor Speakers

Yamaha HS8 or KRK V6S4

Midi Keyboard

Novation Impulse 61




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
  • Standard
  • Pro

* 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.

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All Genres, All Levels

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

At Pirate, we aim to provide affordable rates, ensuring accessibility for musicians at all levels to high-quality music studios.

Our rates for recording studio spaces in Cheetham, Manchester start at £10.50 per hour for Standard and £12.50 per hour for Pro. Discounts are available for longer bookings.

How to choose the best music studio for your project?

For those focused on music production and songwriting without vocal recording, the Standard studio provides advanced equipment and a comfortable space for one or two artists.

If your focus is on recording vocals and collaborations, especially in rap and beat creation, the Pro studio is tailored for you, accommodating up to three artists comfortably and featuring a curtained vocal booth.

How many Pirate recording studios are in Manchester?

Pirate operates 7 recording studios in Manchester at our Cheetham location.

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

Our recording studios in Manchester are equipped with everything you need for music production; all you need to bring is your laptop with your preferred DAW installed. Already in the room, you’ll find an audio interface, MIDI keyboard, microphone, headphones, and monitors.

Prepare for your first session by using our guide on how to produce music. Private music production lessons are also available at our Manchester studios or online.

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

Pirate does not provide on-site sound engineers or mastering services with our 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.

Can I record a song in the Manchester music recording studios?

Choosing between Standard and Pro studios depends on your team size and vocal recording needs.

Pro studios, with dedicated vocal booths, are suitable for recording lyrics, while Standard studios work well for demos without vocals.

What studio is best for recording vocals?

For voice recording in Manchester, our Pro recording studio is ideal, equipped with dedicated vocal booths to capture clean vocals.


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