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Audiobook Recording EDITING & production STUDIO

If you want get your book recorded for Audible, Amazon, Apple – you’ve come to the right place!  Landen Park Studio is a professional recording studio and audio production house specifically built for audiobook recording, editing and production. We do audio books, voiceover (including to picture), podcasts and more. 

We have a fully isolated recording studio with a great neutral and fairly dry sound.  It never sounds ‘boxy’ or muffled.  The control room features high-spec preamps and converters and the latest Pro Tools Ultimate software.

Reading Your Own Book

For self-publishing authors, we offer fixed-price production from recording to editing and post production, and delivery of finished files for ACX/Audible.   The process is proactive and collaborative.  You’ll be coached and supported throughout the recording, to help you get the best out of your book and your performance.

Publishers

We work with publishers- including Recorded Books, Deyan, Brilliance and Harper Collins.  We produce clean, ready-to-edit low-noise audio and generally upload the day’s work the same evening.

PRODUCERS

For producers, we offer ‘assisted’ hire. You run the session but with an engineer on call to set up, and provide on-call technical support throughout.  We also support remote direction and remote read-in.

And we do everything in-between – including editing and post-producing material recorded elsewhere.  As well as audiobook recording, we also record vocal and instrumental overdubs.

Get in touch to see what Landen Park Recording Studio can do for you!  We’re in Horley, Surrey, 23 miles south of London.  We’re 5 minutes from Gatwick and the M23, and Horley has fast trains to Victoria and London Bridge, and Horsham and Brighton.

Who is the other operation?

Landen Park Studio is an independent recording studio and production facility owned and operated by Justin Hill, trading as The Other Operation.  Justin has worked in the recording business for many years as a musician, producer and an engineer in both senses of the word – a recording engineer and an electronic/technical engineer.  He’s even a qualified electrician and electrical inspector.  Justin is an associate member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and a full member of the Music Producer’s Guild (MPG).  The Other Operation is on the MPG studios register.  Justin is an Apple Certified Apple Digital Masters mastering engineer (formerly MFiT – Mastered For iTunes).

You can find us on ACX and Ahab Talent, and we try to keep up with our social media accounts…

Check out our facilities – we are fully loaded and ready for your project.

Get In Touch

Landen Park Studio is a recording studio specifically built for audiobook recording, editing & production.  We also do voiceover, vocal and instrumental overdubs and other single-artist work.  Contact us for voiceover/audiobook recording and production.

If you want to know more about how we can help you with recording, editing and producing audiobooks, or voiceover, podcast hosting and overdub work just get in touch now.

You can call us on +44/0 203 488 1408 or use the form below to send us a message.  You’ll get an automated acknowledgement email by return.  If you don’t see this, check your junk mail folder.  If that’s where you find it, keep in mind that our reply to your enquiry might end up there too!

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    Landen Park Studio is in Horley, Surrey.  We’re close (5-10 minutes drive) to Gatwick Airport and the M23 motorway, and Horley train station is on the main London-Brighton line, with frequent services to Gatwick Airport taking around 10 minutes, and to London Bridge and Victoria taking around 40 minutes.  There’s lots of on-street parking available.  You can see us on a map here:

    Rates & Pricing

    Rates and Pricing for audiobook production:

    Landen Park Studio is a recording studio specifically built for audiobook production, voiceover, vocal and instrumental overdubs and other single-artist work. We try to be flexible about how we charge for work – here are our usual fees:

    We offer special pricing deals for self-publishing authors reading their own work
    • Up to 50,000 words – £660 including VAT
    • Up to 80,000 words – £940 including VAT
    • longer lengths £100 for each additional 10,000 words including VAT

    These prices include recording, direction, editing and mastering with delivery in both .WAV and .MP3 formats compliant with ACX technical specifications – everything you need to be published.  Presently, we are offering similar pricing for self-publishing authors using a narrator, with the author being responsible for the narrator’s fees.

    General Rates
    • All services are subject to a minimum charge of £120 excluding VAT
    • Dry hire (including engineer support) – £175 per day excluding VAT
    • Dry hire, per hour – £28 per hour excluding VAT
    • Day rate with director – £285 per day excluding VAT
    • Hourly rate with director – £55 per hour excluding VAT
    • Editing/finalisation – £55 per finished hour excluding VAT subject to approval of raw audio*

    *This rate generally applies for editing punched-in, studio-recorded work by professional narrators.  Higher rates will apply for continuous-record material.  Note: we may decline work altogether if recorded in a ‘home studio’ setup, because of the difficulty of producing output that meets our minimum standards.

    OVERALL PRICING

    If you have a project in mind which doesn’t fit into the areas shown above, feel free to discuss it with us.  We generally quote a fixed, single price for a project so you know at the outset what your book is going to cost.

    If you’ve got a project that falls outside these criteria, or you’d like some further clarification – just get in touch!

    (rates & pricing for audiobook production)

    Facilities / Landen Park Studio

    Landen Park Studio is a recording studio specifically built for audiobook production, voiceover, vocal and instrumental overdubs and other single-artist work. Here’s a run-down of the facilities here at Landen Park Studio.

    We are highly configured for audiobook production and recording, voiceover, podcasting and vocal/instrumental overdub work:  

    Control Room

    Apple Mac Pro 6,1 12-core 64 GB RAM, 3 displays (2x 4K, 1x HD).  Wireless Apple Extended keyboard with Pro Tools overlay.  Choice of wireless Apple trackpad or Logitek Performance MX wireless mouse.  Dynaudio BM6A (classic) stereo monitors.   Tannoy 5.1 surround monitors; full 5.1 support in Pro Tools.

    Avid C|24 control surface (24 motorised faders), with dedicated talkback and cue management.  Talkback remote control by foot pedal or producer button.  Cue or main routable to studio playback speakers.

     Up to 8 independent stereo headphones, switchable between main mix and either cue feed or Waves NX (Abbey Road Studio 2 and Ocean Way)

    Front End

    Focusrite ISA 430 Producer Pack MkII, SPL Goldmike 9844 (valve), dbx 286A (blackface).  Presonus Quantum 4848 32-channel balanced line Thunderbolt 2 audio interface.  (The C|24 also has 16 mic/line preamps and a 16-channel utility line input.)

    Outboard

     Klark Teknik KT-76 compressor, 2x Klark Teknik EQP-KT valve equalisers, Behringer Ultramatch 2496 A/D/A sample rate converter.  Sonifex Redbox RB-UL1 and RB-BL2 unbalanced-balanced converters, various dynamics processors, Kawai CN35 piano/controller, Yamaha DX7 (currently away for servicing)

    Ingest

    Direct ingest into active Pro Tools session from: computer (e.g. youtube etc.).  Tascam CD-160 CD player, Panasonic SV-3800 DAT recorder, calibrated Denon DRM-800 cassette recorder

    Video

    We can record to picture (up to HD currently), with video showing simultaneously in the control room and in the studio.  If we receive video with existing audio we can strip that out onto audio tracks and include that in the artist’s cue mix.

    Remote

    We have an industry-standard TBU – The Sonifex HY03 – integrated into Pro Tools for remote direction by telephone.  We also have a Cleanfeed Pro subscription, hosted on second linked computer.  This supports remote direction, remote read-in, remote recording (subject to facilities at the remote end), all integrated with main studio talkback/cue/recording system.

    Power

    All control room hardware and studio supply facilities at Landen Park Studio protected by double-conversion UPS and power conditioners.  Double-conversion (aka true on-line) UPS topology supplies ‘fresh’ mains power direct from an inverter and so spikes, noise and brown-outs do not affect the connected equipment.  The UPS has additional external battery packs and allows the studio to continue working for up to an hour in the event of a power cut, with instantaneous switch-over.

    Software

    Avid Pro Tools Ultimate (current version maintained), a huge number of plugins including everything from McDSP,  Izotope RX10 Advanced and Ozone 10 Advanced suites.  iZotope Dialogue Match.  Synchro Arts Vocalign Ultra.  HOFA CD/DDP suite.  Melodyne. Virtual instruments include Ivory II (with German, American and Italian grands), Strike 2, East West Composer Cloud (basically everything from East West), and loads of electric pianos, organs and synths.

    Studio

    10 square metre isolated and treated space.  Natural light.  Silent forced air ventilation with pollen filters.  Up to 2 stereo or 4 mono independent headphone cue feeds.   A variety of microphones by AKG, Shure, Rode, Neumann and SE Electronics. Cloud Microphones CL-1, Triton Audio FetHead and FetHead Phantom.  27 inch video display linked to Pro Tools for recording to picture.  Automated ‘recording’ light integrated with Pro Tools.

    General

    Filtered softened water on tap (both room-temperature and chilled), endless tea, fresh-ground coffee from our ludicrously over-specified DeLonghi machine, biscuits, comfortable sitting area.