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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. The room is fully treated with GIK Acoustic panels delivering an excellent critical listening experience & efficient ‘in the box’ workflow for users. 

At the heart of the setup is a top-spec 2020 27” iMac, stably running Pro Tools 2020.12 & Logic Pro X via a Universal Audio Apollo x8, supplemented by a UAD Satellite Quad. 

Our plug-in suite includes full collections from UAD, SoundToys, FabFilter, Celemony & Slate Digital. 

We also have a huge array of virtual instruments & sample libraries controlled by Arturia KeyLab 88. These include Spectrasonics Keyscape & Omnisphere; Native Instruments Massive, FM8, Absynth, Reaktor, Kontakt, Battery 4 & all other Komplete Ultimate instruments; BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional from Spitfire Audio, ANA2 and Arturia Analog Lab. 

Studio Two is an ideal space for vocal or acoustic guitar recording, with a small but useful mic locker featuring Shure SM7B, Aston Origin, Audio-Technica AT4040 and Townsend Labs Sphere L22, alongside the Aston Halo reflection filter.

The space also houses video production facilities including Sony A6600 mirrorless DSLR & 16-55mm G lens, lighting from Phottix and Final Cut Pro X. This video set up is ideal for the static capture of hi-quality 4K video while recording, and users can benefit from the studio’s ultrafast 300mbps fibre broadband for project download & upload. 

Studio Two is available for day dry hire, for producers & artists wanting an acoustically isolated setup equally adept for tracking, editing & mixing.

Studio Two is also Actual Music’s current primary base for production & mix commissions for our in-house team of Jamie Turner and Arthur Phillips

The studio is located in Blackburn town centre, easily accessible by train or car. Bookings are subject to our COVID-secure policies & guidance. 

For more information, contact us at hello@actualmusic.co or 01254 457864.

Full Gear List: 

Computer, Conversion & Monitoring

  • Apple iMac 2020 3.3GHz, 16gb RAM
  • Universal Apollo X8 Audio Interface with four unison mic pres
  • ATC SCM25a Loudspeakers
  • GIK Acoustics Corner Bass Traps, Broadband Panels & Diffusers
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones


  • Guitars & basses from Fender & Tokai
  • Arturia KeyLab 88 MIDI Controller


  • Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Modeller
  • Shure SM7B
  • Audio-Technica AT4040 
  • Aston Microphones Halo Reflection Filter

Software & Virtual Instruments

  • Pro Tools 2020.12
  • Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate
  • Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional
  • Spectrasonics Keylab 
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
  • ANA2 Synth
  • Arturia Analog Lab
  • AVA Instinct


  • Celemony Melodyne 5
  • UAD 1176 Collection
  • UAD LA-2A Collection
  • UAD EMT-140
  • UAD Pultec EQ Collection
  • UAD Neve 1084 Channel Strip
  • UAD Ocean Way Studios 
  • Slate Digital Bundle including Virtual Mix Rack, Virtual Bus Compressors, Virtual Tape Machines, Repeater & Verbsuite Classics
  • SoundToys 5 including Decapitator, EchoBoy, Crystallizer & Devil-Loc Deluxe
  • FabFilter ProQ-3, ProL-2, Pro-R, ProC-2, Volcano 2, Timeless 2 & Pro-MB
  • iZotope Ozone 9 Elements
  • Softube SSL 4000E Channel Strip
  • Softube British Class A Channel Strip
  • Softube Abbey Road Brilliance EQ Collection

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