At some point as your career develops you are likely to end up recording in a professional studio. Recording in a professional studio requires a blend of technical proficiency, musical knowledge, attention to detail, communication, problem-solving, and creativity. Understanding how to operate recording equipment and software is crucial, alongside a solid grasp of music theory and arrangement. Meticulousness ensures high-quality audio capture and editing, while effective communication facilitates collaboration. The ability to troubleshoot technical issues and adapt to challenges maintains session flow, and a creative approach to sound design and production techniques enhances the music’s uniqueness and appeal. These skills collectively contribute to producing polished, professional recordings.

BUT we are also very aware that most studios are exceptionally male dominated, which can be an intimidating environment for women and gender diverse musicians to thrive in. Therefore we recommend the following professional studios which are all run by women:

At The F-List we understand how important it is for women and gender diverse musicians to gain experience and confience in professional studios in a safe environment. In 2022 and 2023 we ran regular training weekends in a project we called a Culture of Belonging, in partnership with Miloco Studios. We are hoping to be able to run more of these important sessions in the not too distant future.