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Courthouse Studio

From £50 / hour · Springfields, Manchester

Courthouse Studio is a music recording studio located in Springfields, Manchester. To contact or book Courthouse Studio you can send them a message directly on MusicWise. The team at Courthouse Studio will respond to your online booking request quickly within their working hours to answer your questions and discuss your booking. We hope that your recording goes well.

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Open: 10:00 - 22:00

Courthouse Studio

The award winning Courthouse Studio is a World class professional music studio based in Manchester, UK and is home to one of the UK's top producers, mixing engineer's and mastering engineer's Jon Craig. (Awards include 'National Recording Studio Of The Year 2020' & 'Regional Mixing Studio Of The Year 2019')

Here at Courthouse Studio we are dedicated to offering the highest quality work at affordable prices for any size of artist, label or brand.

Using only the highest quality Analogue & Digital equipment to suit the modern market. We heavily feature SSL equipment in our studio, including a vintage SSL 4000 G-Series console, 8 stereo SSL 5000 series EQ modules in a custom rack & an SSL X-Desk, alongside our world class analogue rack mounted EQ's, Compressor's & Reverb's all going through our Apogee Symphony I/O set-up.

We offer a wide range of services including MIxing, Mastering, Production & Analogue Summing, with various pricing options depending on your requirements and budget.

Our past work has gained countless daytime FM radio plays across multiple countries including main national BBC stations, Capital FM & Kiss FM to name a few. Gaining millions of streams on Spotify, multiple number one records in both national charts and worldwide sites such as Beatport. And working on the groundbreaking live Dance Classical shows such as Cream Classical (including the 2nd largest selling Classical event in the UK, selling around 32,000 tickets) as music producer & studio mixing engineer.

Online work

Due to Covid-19, we are currently only offering online sessions as we take the safety of our customers very seriously.

Do not worry, we will still be offering the same high quality work that Jon Craig & Courthouse Studio prides itself on as you would expect to find on an attended session.

This does however now open our services up to all corners of the UK and the World without the added cost of travel and accommodation.

If you would like to book a session or find out any more info, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.


Analogue Hardware
Keyboard Stand
Master Clocks
Mixing Desk
Monitor Speakers
Music Stand
Upright Piano

Computer Mac Pro:-?? - 12 Core 3.33GHz, 64GB Ram, Apogee Symphony 64PCIe Card, SSD Hard Drives

Monitoring - Yamaha NS10m Studio (Haffler P3000 Amp) - Adam S3X-H (flush mounted)

Analogue & Mixing Consoles - SSL 4000 G-Series Console (16 Channels) - SSL X-Desk (16 Channel) - 8x SSL 5000 Series Stereo EQ modules made into custom rack (16 Channels) - Avalon vt747sp - Carteq EQP-1A - 2x Maag EQ4 - Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X - Urei 1176 LN - Purple Audio MC77 (1176 REV E) - DBX 162 - 2x Urei LA-4 - Empirical Labs DerrEsser - 2x 1073 Pre-Amp (Heritage Audio) - Joe Meek Channel Strip VC1Qcs - Yamaha REV500

I/O - Apogee Symphony IO - 24 Analogue Outputs / Analogue Inputs / 16 Digital Inputs - 2x Apogee AD16x (32 Analogue Inputs) - 2x Apogee DA16x (32 Analogue Outputs) - Apogee PCI-e 64 Card

Plug-ins -??Air Music Technology Bundle -??Antares - Autotune 8.1 / Harmony Engine -??Arts Acoustic Reverb -??Cableguys - Half Time / Volume Shaper 4 -??Camel Audio - Camel Crusher -??D16 Group - Repeater -??DADA Life - Endless Smile / Sausage Fattener -??Exponential Audio - Nimbus / R4 -??FabFilter - Pro C 2 / Pro-L / Pro-MB / Pro-Q 2 -??Flux - Bitter sweet / Stereo Tool -??IKJB - Luftikus -??Izotope - Insight 2 / Necter 3 / Neutron 3 / Ozone 8 / Ozone 9 / Relay / RX7 / Tonal Balance Control 2 / Vocal Synth -??Joey Sturges Tones - Transify -??Klanghelm - DC1A / IVG1 -??KSHMR - KSHMR Essentials -??Kyle Beats - Drip -??Lexicon - Chamber / Concert Hall / Hall / Plate / Random Hall / Room / Vintage Plate -??Mastering The Mix - Levels -??Native Instruments - Komplete 10 Ultimate / Driver / Replika / Super Charger -??Nicky Romero - Kick Start -??Nomad Factory - PulseTec EQ's -??Oek Sound - Southe 2 -??Output - Movement -??Plugin Alliance - Blackbox Analog Design HG2 / Bx CleanSweep V.2 / Dyn-EQ v2 / Shreadspread / Solo / Stereomaker / Elysia Niveau Filter / Unfiltered Audio Indent / Instand Delay / Sandman -??QuickQuak - Fusion Field (original, not the update) -??Slate Digital - Virtual Microphone System / All Access Pass Bundle (all slate plugins) -??Softube - Saturation Knob / TSAR-1 Reverb / TSAR-1R Reverb / Tube Delay / Tube Tech PE 1C / Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer -??Sonalksis - Creative Filter / Free G Stereo / Uber Compressor -??Sonnox - Oxford EQ / Oxford Limiter -??Soundtoys - Bundle 4 / Little AlterBoy / Little Plate / Little MicroShift / Little PrimalTap / Little Radiator -??SugarBytes - Effectrix -??Syncro Arts -VocALign Project -??Voxengo - Span -??Waves - Gold Pack / Abbey Road Chambers / Abbey Road Plates / Abbey Road Saturater / Abbey Road Mastering / API 2500 / Berzerk Distortion / De-Breath / F6 / H Delay / H Comp / Infected Mushroom Pusher / InPhase / L2 / Manny Marroquin Reverb / Rvox / Soundshifter / Torque / -??Xfer Records - LFO Tool / OTT

Soft Synths -??Arturia - Mini V -??Kellwerth Audio - VPS Metrum -??Korg - M1 -??Lenner Digital - Sylenth 1 -??Loopmasters - Loopcloud -??Mixed In Key - Captain Chords / Captain Deep / Captain Melody -??Native Instruments - Komplete 10 Ultimate / Komplete Kontrol / Maschine 2 -??Ouput Audio - Exhale / Rev / Rev X-Loops / Signal / Substance / Analog Brass & Winds / Analog Strings (Including full Output expansions Jan 2019) -??ReFX - Nexus 2 -??Sonic Academy - A.N.A 2 / Nicky Romero Kick / Kick 2 -??Sonic Charge - Synplant -??Spectrasonics - Omnisphere / Trillian -??UVI - Jazz Guitar / Sunbird / Sweep Machine / SynthsAnthology / UVI AP-09


Over the years Jon Craig has worked with artists and brands such as Cream Classical, Creamfields, Snoop Dogg, Roger Taylor (Queen), J Rome, Faithless, Sarah Story, DJ Sammy, K Klass, Paige Turley, 808 State, Goodgreef, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Allen Watts, Eddie Halliwell, Dave Pearce, Liverpool Philharmonic, Up North Session Orchestra, Tim Crooks, Josh Butler, Marshall Jefferson, Blackhole Recordings, Juicy Music, Hotfingers Recordings, Leon Lour, Kaleidoscope Orchestra to name but a few?


· From £50 / hour
· 1 hours minimum booking
· Minimum booking value: £50

Mixing:- ?175 - Up To 24 Stems? ?350 - Up To 48 Stems? ?50 - Single Hour Please get in touch if you could like a quote more tailored to suit your mixing requirements? *Please note - Vocal Tuning & Time Correction is not included in the price for mixing, however we can price this up for you on a track by track basis?

SSL 4000 G-Series Analog Processing

Analogue Summing? If you're happy with your mixing, but you would like the flavours and tones of our SSL G-Series console across your mix, we can run your stems through our console at unity gain and give you back a stereo 2 track bounce ready for mastering. Or, if you still want the control to be able to tweak you mix, we can run your stems through our Analogue equipment at unity gain, giving your stems back back to you individually

?95 - Up To 16 Stereo or 32 Mono Stems (32 channels total)

*Please note, this is not mixing, this will just embed the tones of the analogue equipment in to your audio

Mastering? ?50 - per track ?25 - per alternate version of the same track (radio edit, PA, Instrumental etc)

We also offer iTunes & Spotify specific masters at the same price as a standard master or 'alternate version' depending on whether a master has already been purchased or not.

Discounts can be available on multiple tracks mastered at the same time, please enquire for more info.


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Covid Measures

Due to Covid-19, we are currently only offering online sessions as we take the safety of our customers very seriously.

Do not worry, we will still be offering the same high quality work that Jon Craig & Courthouse Studio prides itself on as you would expect to find on an attended session.

This does however now open our services up to all corners of the UK and the World without the added cost of travel and accommodation.


St John's, Old Granada Studios, 2 Atherton St, Manchester M3 3GS


To secure a session a 50% deposit must be paid upfront. An allocated slot will only be held for 24 hours, after the 24 hours, the slot may be assigned to another client. The final balance is due upon the morning of the 1st session.?


All Styles Welcome
Hip Hop
Rhythm And Blues
Electronic Dance Music
Singer Songwriter
Drum And Bass

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