Welcome to Southsea Sound Recording and Rehearsal Studio.

Offering professional recording, rehearsals, video production and much more!

Recording

Recording rates are as follows:

* Day recording - £180 – (£150 for bookings made before March 15th 2016)

* Half Day Recording - £100

* Live Demo (3 Hour Session) - £120

* Live Demo + Multi Angle Video - £180

* Mixing and Mastering - £15 per track
* Ad-hoc work - £30 per hour
* Studio Hire for External Producers - £150 per day.

Please contact us to discuss your recording needs, special prices can be arranged for longer projects and consecutively booked days.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals can be booked from:

10am-1pm | 1pm-4pm | 4pm-7pm | 7pm-10pm
7 days a week.

You can book rehearsals through our website, Facebook page or contact us directly via phone or email.
Bands bringing a flyer will get their 5th practice free!
To keep things simple, there's two practice options available at Southsea Sound.

* Option 1: Rehearsal 3 Hr Session - £35.00
with drum shells and cabinets only.

* Option 2: Rehearsal 3 Hr Session with full backline
(A choice of vintage Marshall/Orange Guitar Heads, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Ampeg/Ashdown bass head and basic drum breakables) just bring instruments/pedals/leads - £42.50

All technical spec can be found on the equipment section below.

Free residential parking is available in the surrounding streets, however, we are in the process of securing dedicated parking. More information on that soon.

Southsea Sound require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for rehearsal cancellations, otherwise a £20 cancellation fee will be charged. Bands that fail to attend a rehearsal session will be charged the full session cost.

Technical Specifications:

Instruments

  • Gibson SG Standard 1973
  • Gibson ES 339
  • Martin DRS1 Acoustic Guitar
  • Vintage Fender Squire Telecaster
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Stetnor Student Double Bass
  • Korg M1 Synthesiser

Hardware

  • Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56
  • Focusrite Octopre MKII Dynamic
  • Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Valve Channel Strip (x2)
  • TL Audio Ivory 2 5021 Dual Valve Compressor
  • Focusrite Platinum Penta Stereo Compressor
  • Mackie Big Knob
  • Rokit 5 Active Monitors

Microphones

  • Shure SM7B
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Shure Beta 91A
  • AKG C400B
  • Sennheiser E604
  • Sennheiser E906
  • Rode NT5
  • AKG C1000S
  • AKG 4000B
  • T Bone SCT 800
  • Sennheiser md421-II
  • AKG C214 Stereo Pair

Amplifiers

  • Marshall JCM 800 (1983)
  • Marshall JMP Super Lead (1978)
  • Orange OR15
  • Orange TH30
  • Fender Hot Road Deluxe
  • Ampeg SVT-200T
  • Ashdown Pro Mag EVO II 300

Cabinets

  • Marshall Artiste 2×15 Bass cabinet
  • Ampeg SVT-410HLF
  • Marshall 4×12 Green Backs
  • Marshall 4×12 1960A Green backs
  • Marshall 4×12 1960B Celestion

Drums

  • Pearl Export US Fusion 5 Piece
  • Pearl PCP204 Cymbal Pack/ Sabian XS20 cymbal pack

About Southsea Sound.

Southsea Sound is Tim Greaves and Eleanor Morgan, local residents and long-time participants in the Portsmouth music scene. Both wished there was a studio in Southsea for as long as they can remember and as performers and promotors, knew a great number of musicians in the city felt the same way.

Following Tim Greaves running a successful recording studio at home for the last 5 years, producing records that have gone on to be released in both Europe and the US, premises were finally secured on Albert Road in late 2015. The building is constructed using industry standard soundproofing and bespoke facilities designed to produce the best in quality sound recordings (technical specification is available at the equipment page.)

As musicians themselves, the couple understand what a musician needs when recording or practicing. Comfort, quality and an enthusiastic skilled sound engineer whose passion is getting the best possible sound.

Southsea Sound opened its doors for business from February 2016. With a live room downstairs and separate, but connected control room, vocal booth and acoustic studio upstairs, all musical styles can be catered for with Southsea Sound.

With Free Wifi and refreshments available in a relaxing and creative environment, we hope to build strong relationships with bands and artists alike.

Located in the heart of Albert road, Southsea you will be a stone’s throw away from Portsmouth’s premier music venue, The Wedgewood Rooms, Music/record shops, craft ale pubs as well as huge choice of restaurants and takeaways.

Fancy a break? The seaside is a 10 minute walk away.

02392 297383

112A Albert Road Southsea Portsmouth PO4 0JS

info@southseasound.co.uk