Meet Our Team
We are proud that our team are some of the North-West’s brightest young musicians, all of...
Introducing: Studio Two by Actual Music
Actual Music are delighted to introduce our new production facility & mix room dubbed ‘Studio Two’. This is an unabashed fully-digital set up featuring latest-gen UA Apollo conversion, industry-leading ATC monitoring and a huge palette of virtual instruments and plug-ins.
Acoustics: Optimising Your Home Studio
If you do any level of music recording, whether it be a laptop-and-mic home setup or you’re a regular visitor to an SSL-equipped multi-room complex like The Grand, you’re probably familiar with a disorder known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
Artist Spotlight – Laura James
“Laura James has been long thought of as one of Cumbria’s finest musical talents… She’s turning heads and ears in the capital just as she always has done.” (Cumbria Today).
Best Microphones for Vocal Recording
It is easy to be confused as a vocalist choosing a microphone – there are a myriad of options and often no straightforward answers! As you might have expected, there is no clear answer to the question ‘which is the best vocal recording mic?’. The answer lies in which works best for you – your vocal style and the style of the track.
Artist Spotlight – Ben Fenner
“It’s hard to deny that he has a good voice, it’s classically good, strong and impressive. it’s obvious that his heart and soul goes into the lyrics he writes, and it takes guts to share that on stage. Each song reaches a timely crescendo and his voice builds with the music, it’s a big sound and one which easily fills the venue..” – MCR LIVE
Leaving The City – Making a Record in the Countryside
While more and more city recording studios are closing, residential studios continue to keep their doors open, with more emerging even in the past decade as the recording landscape is revolutionised by home recording.
Actual Music partners with The Grand Clitheroe
Actual Music are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Grand at Clitheroe.
Artist Spotlight: Vintage Swing Thing
Founded in 2016, Vintage Swing Thing are an exciting swing/jazz crossover band, based in Lancashire…