Oranmore Studio has been created out of a derelict barn attached to the house (which was why we bought the house!) It is almost certainly a unique facility equipped for specialization in boys’ voices and choral music. It is fitted out with a twenty channel mixing desk, multi-channel digital recording, Logic Pro software and a music technology workstation with associated digital instruments as well as microphone feeds for live acoustic instruments. In the studio itself there is a four manual organ console which controls a small pipe organ, a two manual Ahlborn Bradfod organ and, the piece de resistance, an Hauptwerk system equipped currently with Salisbury Cathedral, the Rotha Marienkirche Silberman, an 1843 Stiehr Mockers instrument and, of course, St Anne’s Moseley. Additionally, it includes facilities for teaching and the assessment of boys’ changing voices including Voce Vista electroglottogram, Goettingen Hoarseness Diagram and various other bits of voice analysis software and scientific kit.
The studio can produce full professional quality CDs and HD video. Please contact me if you are interested in a friendly and sympathetic approach to serious boys’ voice recordings –either studio or location based, solo or full choir. Do not leave it too late! Voices change all too soon and recording sessions take time to organize. I know of far too many treble recordings made after the voice had peaked.