With the accessibility of recording tools and music production software, bedroom production is on the rise, especially among young, budding musicians. Guilty as charged, I've sourced various microphones, accessories and software such as Pro Tools and Logic Pro, and turned my tiny bedroom into a mini studio. But there's nothing quite like a well-equipped studio with a team of experienced sound technicians behind it.
While Singapore may not have the famous Abbey Road Studios, it sure does have intimate recording studios complete with Grade-A tools for you to write, record, mix and perform.
For a cosy jamming and recording sesh, look no further than the Music Parlour. Sharing the same space with music shops and services, it's also home to three industrial studios and an acoustic lounge that also acts as a control room for recording and mixing. The rooms range from small to extra large and are divisible by retractable panels, so if you decide to mass rock out, the rooms can be altered to accommodate more than 20 people. Don't worry about instruments too – you can borrow its in-house guitars.
Want to know where local artists like Charlie Lim, Gentle Bones and The Sam Willows record, mix and produce? The stellar Red Roof Studios, of course. The state-of-the-art audio production facility is equipped with all the latest tools for your next music project. Its control room and recording studio can be hired separately, with the latter being able to record up to 16 channels simultaneously. It's also said that the space oozes a certain charm that gets those creative juices in you flowing effortlessly.
An intimate space for artists and musicians to host gigs and other performances. Lithe House also provides recording and rehearsal services for musicians who want to get down to business. Situated a short walk from Rochor MRT, this centrally-located studio is also a great hideout for artists and musicians so chances of meeting other like-minded people are high.
Rather than down at the basement as its name suggests, climb up the Golden Mile Tower for a space that's well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities fit for practices, recordings and playful jamming sessions. Despite welcoming avid music jammers of all levels, the Basement Studios is relatively hot for those serious about their craft, even opening its space for 24 hours on Saturdays.
Here's a recording and media production studio that prides itself on delivering top-notch productions for a wide range of genres. What particularly stands out at Backbeat Studios is its acoustic control. Its wall panels and ceiling panels are positioned and angled in such a way that they absorb sound to optimise the acoustics and control their reverb and frequency responses. And if you've got a tight budget or deadline, consult with the team and they'll get you sorted in a jiff.
Record a demo or full-fledged album at Sonic Studios where it offers high-quality audio recording, mix-down and mastering, music productions and compositions for albums, commercial and corporate jingles, and more. Besides a team of experienced pros, the studio also features state-of-the-art mixing consoles, monitor speakers, digital audio workstations, microphones, effect processors and more. All you have to do is bring your instruments and voice.