Think Manchester – Think Astar

Since opening the doors to Astar Studios in Manchester back in 2008 I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented musicians that Manchester/Europe has to…

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Working with Korg Gadget 2

Recently I decided to purchase Korg Gadget 2 to use in conjunction with Logic Pro X from my studio. I had been looking for quite a while for the right…

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Band Awareness Month

Astar Studios is launching ‘Band Awareness Month’. The campaign across social media will offer vital hints and tips for emerging bands, in a fun and informative way that introduces and…

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Astar celebrates 10th anniversary with No.1 album

‘Honey Trap’ - the highly acclaimed debut album by gipsy jazzers Pixie and The Gypsies (Key Signature Records) has topped the iTunes Jazz Charts in the studio’s 10th anniversary year. Producer Andy Ross,…

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Legendary Peter Hook Records at Astar

Honoured to have iconic Joy Division and New Order Bassist Peter Hook record at Astar Studios.  Hooky received a warm welcome and seen here sharing a laugh with producer owner Andy…

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Mercurial Rise for Astar Producer

Within 3 years of opening Astar Studios, its writer/producer owner scooped a Mercury Prize ‘Album of the Year’ - an achievement that advanced the status of Andy Ross towards the…

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