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High quality studio and equipment to suit your audio recording needs

Calibre Studio offers a competitively priced and professional one-stop solution for all your audio needs with profits going to Calibre Audio, a national charity supporting those who struggle to read print.

Whether you are a publisher, author, individual, company or charity looking to hire a studio for a few hours or take on a full audio project, we’d love to talk to you about how we can work together to produce great audio content.

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Helping to reach your potential

We bring a wealth of experience in audio recordings to support you with projects of all sizes from inception to successful completion, including:

Audiobooks
Drawing on nearly 50 years of experience, we produce top quality audiobooks of all types, from short children’s books to epic fantasy novels and everything in between, offering support to source the perfect narrator to bring the book to life.
Podcasts
With high spec microphones and headphones plus a large screen TV with camera, you can create a podcast series with in-person and online guests to impress your listeners. Help your podcast stand out in a crowded marketplace with top of the range audio quality and get the best from your guests.
Audio versions of newsletters and key documents
Are you ensuring that your documents and publications reach their intended audience by offering them in accessible formats? We can help you produce audio versions to boost inclusivity.
Personal voice reels
If you’re looking to get into the world of voice overs, voice reels will showcase your talent and help you secure work. We’ll help you tailor them to the projects you’re applying for and show that you’re the one with the right skills for the job.
Voice overs
Use our top of the range equipment and studio engineers to record a powerful and compelling voice over for your video project or update the information on an existing piece of film. We’re here to help.
Remote audio or video interviews
Looking to get the best sound from that all-important interview? We can help you conduct Zoom or in-person interviews with a polished finish so you can focus on everything else.

Let us help you reach your accessibility goals by
ensuring your publications and communications
reach the widest audience possible.

About our Studio

Our brand new Studio is custom designed to produce top quality audio recordings. Seating up to four people, it has the following key features:

  • Heavy-duty multiple layer sound isolation.
  • Professional microphones and recording equipment for top sound quality including:
    • 4x Shure SM7B microphones
    • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 interface
    • Industry-standard Pro Tools digital editing
  • Ability to incorporate recording via Teams, Zoom or phone.

You can hire our studio by the hour or we’ll provide a quote for completing a particular project. Hire charges include a production engineer during the recording and we can offer professional post-production for an additional hourly charge.

We employ experienced sound and production engineers to ensure the highest standards and we can also help you source the right voice for your project.

Standard hours of operation: Monday to Friday – 9 am to 5 pm. Out of hours work also available on request.

Why work with Calibre Audio?

Calibre Audio is a charity set up nearly 50 years ago to record books onto cassette tapes for the son of one of its founders.

Today it produces hundreds of books a year and offers a library of over 15,000 audiobooks to over 17,000 members of the print disabled community, bringing text to life for those who can’t read for themselves.

Our friendly and talented staff are specialists in audio recording and are here to share their expertise.

Whatever your project, our Team works with you to understand your needs, contributing creative input if required and liaising closely with you throughout to ensure your recording fulfils your brief and meets its objectives.

Why invest in audio?

Great audio content helps you stand out from the crowd and get noticed and ensures your content is accessible for the significant proportion of the UK population who experience difficulty with accessing print:

  • - 2 million people are living with sight loss (source: RNIB)
  • - 1.5 million people have learning disabilities (source: learningdisabilities.org.uk)
  • - 1.9 million people are living with long COVID (source: ONS)
  • - Around 1.3 million people are living with disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injuries (source: Centre for Mental Health)
  • - 100,000 people have strokes every year (source: Stroke Association)
  • - Over 10 million people live with daily pain from conditions like arthritis (source: Versus Arthritis)

Calibre Studio is here to help you increase your accessibility.

Pricing

As a charity supporting the print-disabled, we are committed to increasing quality and quantity of audio content so our prices are highly competitive:

£125plus VAT per hour

Studio hire and production engineer support

  • Use our state of the art facilities and technology
  • Our team will guide you through the process
  • Delivery of professionally mastered audio
£40plus VAT per hour

Post-production

  • We fine tune your work with precise cutting and blending to create a seamless production
  • Our post-production experts use specialised software to maximise the quality of your audio to give you the best possible sound

Please contact us for more information. We can also provide individual quotes for larger projects and support with finding narrators.

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