If you don't need full audio post facilities - just brilliant voice quality and professional attention to detail, then try us. Cheap As Chips voice studio - with Cheap studio rates (for London's West End anyway!). |
** We've closed our bijou Cheap as Chips voice studio for a while, as it's
difficult to maintain social distancing.
Our larger Sound Company studios are still open with a limited service.
(Existing Cheap As Chips clients will still be expected to pay by card)
www.sound.co.uk | Bookings@sound.co.uk | 0207 580 5880
Founder & Managing Director
Voice record/ISDN, 1/2hr £40 + VAT, 1hr £70, add £20 p/h to pic.
For these rates you must pay by card ASAP. Room for 1 voice & 1 client.
(In the same building as The Sound Company studios)
Location Map & Details
c/o The Sound Company, The Old School, 23 Gosfield Street, London W1W 6HG
Tube & Overground Delays?
Credit/Debit cards only
for these cheap rates!
SOME OF THE VOICE AGENTS THAT WE WORK WITH
(You can listen to voice samples online. Just click their name to visit)
+44 (0)20 7323 2345
+44 (0)20 7734 6415
+44 (0)20 7439 7414
CONWAY VAN GELDER
+44 (0)20 7287 1070
+44 (0)3452 100 111
+44 (0)20 7952 4361
+44 (0)20 8995 3628
+44 (0)20 7734 3393
+44 (0)20 7287 6466
+44 (0)20 8742 8683
+44 (0)020 7734 1981
SUE TERRY VOICES
+44 (0)020 7434 2040
+44 (0)20 8742 7077
+44 (0)20 8450 4451
Located close to Oxford Circus and BBC New BH, our bijou voice recording studio has Pro Tools, ISDN, Skype & normal 'phone patches, blisteringly fast FTP/File Transfers - and, of course, human know-how with our excellent studio engineer - Alan Leer.
Alan has been in the sound business for 10 years, He studied at the London College of Music and dived head first into the industry as soon as he graduated. Alan joined us in mid-2016.
As a Studio Engineer Alan has handled incredibly varied projects, from broadcast narration, video games, audio books and prompt systems, to guided meditations, and even wedding poetry. His work has been nominated for 3 "Audie" awards (Audiobook Industry).
With room for a single voice and a single client, the studio is designed for simple voice recordings or ISDN link-ups. No frills, no unnecessary fancy toys, no client sofas, no expensive egos to maintain. If you can't attend we offer remote client participation via Skype or landline phone. It works brilliantly.
Even if you're are using a Voice Actor with a home studio, it can be very reassuring to have them connect to a real studio like us - even just for proper monitoring, QC and/or editing.
Budget blown? For central London, it's a very cheap price due to it's bijou size. It also runs a simpler version of Pro Tools on a Mac. We use a Neumann TLM 103 microphone as standard, feeding a SPL Channel One mic preamp or a Focusrite Green.
Our low rates are based on payment by Credit/Debit Card only. Please add UK VAT.
1/2 hr "wild" Voice Record or 2-line ISDN (inc. APTX), £40.00
1 hour: £70.00, thereafter £70 p/h in 1/2 hr blocks pro rata
With pictures for reference (not locked/sync'd) add £20 p/h
Out of hours charges:
Outside of Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00, add £40 p/h from 18.00 till the end of the session.
W/ends £60 p/h extra, minimum 3 hours
Usually ISDN link-ups are 2 line, 3-line ISDN add £30 p/hour.
ISDN rates assume incoming calls. Outgoing calls charged at BT Data rates + 20%
Printing/photocopying - in excess of 50 pages, 5p per page
Bought-in meals/refreshments - cost + 5%
UK clients add VAT at 20%. You must pay by Credit/Debit Card (inc. Amex) at the end of the session. A few days later you'll receive an itemised "paid" VAT invoice.
That's how it works to keep our rates so cheap.
Being in the heart of London's West End, we're ideally placed for top talent voice artists (see the local Voice Agents list at the bottom of the page). Clients normally attend if locally based (London, W1), & can use our main client reception. But there is no problem at all setting-up a phone patch to (or from) anywhere in the world so you can produce/direct via your home, office or mobile. If we originate a call we'll charge at BT rates + 20%.
|ATTEND - OR PRODUCE BY PHONEPATCH?|
If you are SKYPE enabled - that's cool too - and FREE, or just call our Skype landline-style studio number from any phone. By the way, it's usually far superior to a normal phone patch!
If you are attending you can take your edited or unedited recording away on an audio or data CD (£5), or copy it across to your USB flash drive or disk. Otherwise we have our own firewall transparent File Transfer system, and of course our own FTP sites.
Coffee, water, fruit & biscuits are available for self-serve in reception. Approx. 21 types of tea are available. You can order meals, but these will be charged to you.
Generally, using Pro Tools, we "rock 'n' roll", i.e. we go back over stumbles and re-record over them. At the end of a recording some editing/cleaning may be required to reduce/remove obtrusive breaths or mouth clicks. Many clients have their own editing facilities, so if you want us to edit and provide you with a finished "clean" recording - please allow enough time. The amount of "cleaning" can depend on the voice artist, the weather - or a badly written or laid-out script!
This process is usually non-client attend. Depending on the type of job, this could involve just cutting the script into manageable chunks, or every sentence (or word) could be a separately-named file. We regularly convert to many file types, and only use professional file conversion software. In fact we have a USA client who records languages all around the world for various diverse projects - the files are often sent to us for conversion from all the individual studios. This ensures the client always has consistent results (for their client) across all languages.
"Cheaps as Chips Studios" is part of The Sound Company Limited, 23 Gosfield Street, London W1W 6HG. Our transaction currency is GBP, including payment by credit/debit cards. VAT at the current rate will be added to all UK invoices. Once you've confirmed your session by email, we will turn other work away for that time slot, hence you will be charged even if you don't ultimately use it. We will sometimes be able to offer a provisional 1/2 hr overrun on a (minimum) 1 hour session - this is subject to availability, and we reserve the right to grab it back should a client wish to book a confirmed session in that time.