When your music is important you have to work with the best
Stunning live room acoustics
The home of Mercury Prize nominated producer Andy Ross
Where the artist always comes first
Est. 2008
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Welcome to Astar

The home of Mercury Prize Nominated Producer Andy Ross

Manchester recording studio Astar Studios has been providing professional recording services and helping artists and bands from throughout the UK and Internationally develop their sound since 2008. The studio based in Greater Manchester has recorded projects for major and independent record labels, as well as television companies including ITV, BBC and Channel 4.

Astar Studios was custom built to create hi-end recordings and music production of exceptional quality at affordable rates, by combining state-of-the-art control room technology and large and versatile live room acoustics, with world class recording equipment, musical instruments and backline.

The Manchester studio has twice been honoured among Europe’s top 4 recording studios in the ‘Studio of the Year’ and ‘Best Studio’ categories at Europe’s prestigious ProSound Awards, the equivalent of ‘The Brit Awards’ for music production.

In addition to high-quality audio recording including voiceovers and podcasts, postproduction services include: mixing, mastering, podcasting, cd and vinyl manufacture. The stunning live room is large enough for music videos and content filming on site.

All recordings are personally produced, engineered and mixed by Andy Ross, supported by a highly skilled team including many of the UK’s finest session musicians. Where required, Andy is available to write for and co-write with artists.

Emerging artists can benefit from special unsigned rates, free preproduction and custom Single, EP and Album packages with a choice of optional additional services to release their music from Astar’s approved industry partners for photography, video, web design, social media, physical and digital distribution, creative writing and PR.

Astar Studios is easily accessible by road and rail from all North West locations including Greater Manchester (Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton), Lancashire (Blackburn, Blackpool, Heywood Preston), Cheshire (Stockport, Altrincham, Crewe, Chester), plus only a 40 minute drive from Liverpool and Leeds. For international, London based and other UK clients from further afield we have specially discounted arrangements with a variety of local hotels and accommodation to offer residential facilities.

On this site you can discover more about the facilities we offer, watch testimonial videos and take a virtual tour of the studio.

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