Oscillate Studio is professional recording studio based in the vibrant Northern Quarter of Manchester. It is run by myself Chris Hughes and I have over 10 years experience within the music industry. In this time I have run a record label and publishing company, had 2 albums released and over 15 singles, and have music placed on Sony PlayStation games and MTV. As an artist and DJ I have toured the world and supported many top acts.
I have engineered at some of Manchester’s top studios and for the last 2 years I have set up my own studio custom designed to give artists precision recordings, mixdowns and masters. I pride myself getting the best out of people, with some of the artists I have developed through recordings and tuition having gone on to get signed and further their musical career.
The studio is ideal for
Band recordings in our fully kitted out Live Room with use of Drum Kit, Fender, Vox, Ampeg and Ashdown amps.
Singer/songwriters, artists, producers, record labels wanting a professional recording, mixdown and master.
Artists wanting to write music. Any style catered for from electronic dance (R’n’B, Electro House, D’n’b, Dubstep, etc.) through to Indie and Rock.
Bespoke backing tracks can be written for artists, all styles welcome.
Voice-overs, sound effects for jingles, radio, TV and film.
Anyone who wants to learn how to produce their own tracks and get them sounding professional using Logic Pro or Ableton Live.
Remotely record your band at your own rehearsal space or gig and overdub at the studio.
I regularly update my blog below with relevant news from the studio. You can also find more about what I have done with full studio specifications and services on the site.
I will be recording and assisting the live stream of The Travelling Band's gig at a special PlayConcert hosted event at The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Monday 20th May 8pm. It will be the first time I wil be working with PlayConcert under my new role as Head Of Production. The stream will be hosted on online music and culture magazine The 405. The event is also a launch for the Travelling Bands new single "Hands Up". I'll be mixing the live recording which will be out for general sale through Read more [...]
Am pleased to be helping the wonderfully talented Anassa. You won't have heard of her yet, but check the the following video out of her singing Feeling Good by Nina Simone at the age of 12. Please note no auto-tune is used here just pure talent.
I'm helping mix some of her existing tracks she has written and she has composed words for some of my own originals. Already there is big major label interest in her skills. I am excited to be involved in Read more [...]
Recently I have become Head Of Music Production at Play Concert LTD. This company specialises in recording live gigs, and is looking to stream visuals and audio from events. Before I joined them they recorded 3 gigs for Peter Hook's band The Light at Preston, Leeds and Manchester Cathedral. Now their debut hometown performance of New Order's “Movement” and “Power Corruption And Lies” at Manchester Cathedral on Friday 18th January 2013 has now been released and is ready to purchase through Read more [...]
A track called Everything from the album Mourning Phoebe which I produced, mixed and mastered in the studio topped the Hard Rock & Metal on Amazon. Am absolutely chuffed for the band. Very pleased to have been a part of it and making it happen for these guys.
Go and check out the tune here, and if you like it buy it. Read more [...]
Superb video for a tune I mixed and mastered for guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Hill. Called Illegal Download Blues it’s a track about the woes of illegal downloading for any budding and established artist.
Here’s some pictures of the Live Room and new Mixing Suite at the studio. This is ideal for band recordings with further mixing and overdubs at the in the Mixing Suite. Click on the below pictures. The full studio spec is seen on the pictures page
Calabash, Djembi, Irish Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Bass and Vocal all recorded, mixed and mastered in the studio. A lovely blend of African and Irish folk music blend. Not bad for a quick fire 3 hour session with quality musicians.
A student and client of mine has launched a brand new record label called Anphonic Beats. Jason Palmer came to the studio about a year ago asking me for Ableton training and subsequent mixes and mastering since then. Jason really applied himself and within 3 months was attracting the attention of some top names in the trance word such as Zara Taylor with mix of trance and Balearic style chill out. Read more [...]
Here it is. Has been up and running now since Saturday 15th December. A lick of paint and a new carpet does the trick, as well as £3.5K's worth of acoustical and sound proofing treatment.
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