Inside your voice over studios
The process of creation is different for everyone. The need to have a quiet, productive space is universal. Enjoy self-serve access, professional equipment, and affordable day rates for all bookings worldwide. Round-the-clock opening hours help you to get creative around your daily routine.
Pop in for an hour or settle in for a day session. Record, mix, and edit perfect voice audio in our voice recording studios. The space is yours for all of your voice over needs.
How to book a voice over studio
Our live booking calendar shows the latest availability of vocal booth studios. You can book anywhere from a year in advance right up until a few minutes beforehand. Some studios are popular, so we recommend securing your slot in advance. Tap the links below to get started.
TIP: Book enough time to set-up and get comfortable with the gear. Make sure to pack-down and pack-up anything you’ve brought along.
Voice over studio equipment list
Here’s a selection of the equipment available inside the studios (items may vary depending on where you are based):
- Monitors: Pair of KRK V6 S4 or Yamaha HS8 or JBL 8" LSR 3 Series Mk2 Monitors
- Microphone: SE Electronics SE2200II / 2300 Condenser Microphone or Aston Spirit Condenser or AKG C214 Condenser Microphone
- Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8/ Clarett 4pre / 2pre
- Keyboard/Midi Controller: Novation Impulse 61 Keyboard/Midi Controller or M-Audio Oxygen 61
- Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT770 or AKG K275 or Pioneer HDJ-X5 Headphones or similar
- Other: External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR
Please remember to bring your own laptop to the voice sound studio. You may need to bring a USB C cable (and a hub if required).
Key voice over studio features
Looking for a voice over studio in your area? Here’s a few reasons why ours will help you complete your next project:
- A professional recording space optimized for noise reduction to help you capture vocals and produce clear audio samples
- Self-serve means that you have the freedom to come and go as you please and at any time of day
- Regular cleaning and sanitization kit available in all studios
- Great for solo voice actors, group voice talent, post-production, and more
- High-quality equipment for clear capture of narration, overlays, idents, etc
- Day rate discount available: pay for six hours and use the studios for up to ten hours
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Our voice over studios are a great environment to create, write and produce high-quality vocals and sound. They feature professional equipment and are bookable with a discount if you want to use them for the whole day. We welcome anyone who wants to get creative in a secure environment, regardless of your ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or social status.
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Vocal booth studio highlights
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Frequently asked questions
Here are some answers to common questions about our voice over stuidos. Something else on your mind? Visit our support hub or reach out via Live Chat.
What if something breaks or I need a spare?
Spares in every location! We carry lots of spares in our sites, just in case you need any further equipment or something has a fault. You'll also find lots of spare cables and mics in our rehearsal studios if needed.
Something missing from the room or you need an item from the Spares cupboard? Hit us up on Live Chat via the website. We will be more than happy to help.
How do I book a session?
Our live booking calendar shows the latest availability of studios. You can book anywhere from a year in advance right up until a few minutes beforehand. Some studios are popular, so we recommend securing your slot in advance.
TIP: Book enough time to set-up and get comfortable with the gear, and set-up/pack-down anything you’ve brought along.
How do I book OpenLIVE?
Where recording is available, you will see the OpenLIVE logo on the studio image on the booking calendar. When you select Book room, you will be prompted to add OpenLIVE to the session. Once you click Yes, OpenLIVE will be added to the session.
Once you exit the payment process, you’ll receive emails confirming your scheduled recording from OpenLIVE. If you don’t receive your confirmation, please drop us a note via live chat or email and we'll check for you.
What do I need to bring to my rehearsal session?
On top of the equipment listed on the booking page, we provide XLR (mic) and jack (instrument) cables where possible and carry plenty of spares on site.
We do not provide AUX cables to connect your phone although we do tend to keep some in spares in case you need to borrow one!
All of our drum kits include stands, kick pedal and a snare. Please note, in the UK our Classic and Premium studios do not come equipped with Cymbals, therefore you will need to bring your own or hire them separately. You will need to bring your own sticks.