Manchester's legendary recording studio, based just outside the city centre, offers a unique recording experience for the up-and-coming band to the seasoned recording artist. Our truly unique vintage mixing desk, selection of premium microphones, massive 32x24ft live room, specially designed vocal booth and our chill out area make the ideal environment for our clients to get creative and productive without any distractions. We also welcome overseas clients and we are always happy to advise you with accommodation and travel. Whether you're a rock band, rapper, karaoke or tribute singer, choir, voice over artist or anyone else requiring high quality professional audio - We offer an affordable service with results we're confident you'll be pleased with.


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Recording Studio Equipment

Unique, hand-wired MIDAS recording console with 18 channels of class A pre-amps, featuring a gorgeous British EQ. The 005 and 003 MIDAS channel strips that both feature on our console, are as sought after as the high-end vintage Neve and SSL channel strips. Together with our premium outboard pre-amps we are able to offer up to 24 tracks of simultaneous class-A recording. Watch studio owner Martin, talking to MIDAS about our desk in more depth here

- Monitoring by Genelec
- Conversion by Antelope Audio.

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VIBE's Recording Heritage

Formerly owned by New Order (See The Perfect Kiss video directed by Jonathan Demme), VIBE has welcomed much of Manchester’s musical elite over the years; The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, Doves, Badly Drawn Boy and most recently James. After a re-fit and full furbishment by former lead singer of The Mock Turtles, Martin Coogan, it has continued to be a popular and important facility for bands, artists and music minded people across the city and beyond.



Whether you're recording a full album, getting new demos together, tracking some drums or just laying down a vocal... we can offer affordable deals to suit your project and deadlines. From rock bands, orchestral bands, choirs, audio for gaming, voice over recording, radio workshops & jingles, karaoke singers, rapping/beatmaking and even hen parties and recording studio experience days - you won't get better sounding results for the price anywhere else.

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Find Us

VIBE Recording Studios
Sandy Bank Road
(just off Bury Old Road, A665)
M8 5BW

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Contact Martin on +44 (0) 7772266521

If we don't answer, we might be in the studio working on a session, please feel free to send us a text message if you don't get through - if not we'll always try and call you back :)

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2 Woodlea Bank
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