Welcome to Stage Studios

Stage Studios is situated in the former premises of Apex Studios, just outside of Halesowen town centre. The studio is open from 10:00am to 11:00pm Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 6:00 pm Saturday and 10:00am to 10:00pm Sunday. There is ample free parking and the loading and unloading of equipment takes place completely undercover, so you need not worry about getting your gear or hair wet when entering or leaving the studio! There is also an equipment lift to transport your equipment to the studio, which is located on the second floor.

We are currently operating with safety measures in place to help our visitors and staff with Covid 19. We have hand sanitiser stations and marked areas in the studios for social distancing purposes along with ensuring all rooms and equipment is cleaned after each use. As there is not enough information currently regarding how Covid 19 is transmitted we regret we cannot supply microphones at this moment until more is known. Please bring your own microphones to your rehearsal session. Copies of our risk assessment are available upon request. Thank you for your understanding.

The Studios

We have five acoustically treated studios, each one designed to help you achieve the very best studio sound possible during your rehearsal. Studios 1 to 5 are fully equipped with quality back-line equipment (Marshall, Blackstar, Laney, Peavey, Mackie, Soundcraft etc.) Each studio has 2 Guitar Amplifiers, plus 1 x Bass Amplifier as standard, together with a 5-shell Drum Kit (including bass-drum pedal and hi-hat clutch). Additional mics and amplifiers are available subject to availability. Just simply let us know your requirements at the time of booking and we will always do whatever we can in order to meet your needs.
For more information check out our rehearsals page.

Studio Equipment

Studios 1 to 5 all feature a quality Vocal PA system, running through quality speakers (Peavey, Mackie, Yamaha etc.) and all systems offer both comprehensive control of EQ, and built-in effects such as reverb and delay. 2 x Shure PGA58 vocal mics are available for all studios as standard. Studio 5 also doubles as the main live room for our recording studio. Studio 5 is a fully functional digital recording studio (more information on our Recording page). We also have a sizeable Reception/ leisure area for your convenience, so you are more than welcome to take a little time out to relax and take some refreshments with your fellow musicians during your stay.

Recording Studio

Our recording suite has a 28 channel Allen & Heath Zed428 console at its heart which is run balanced through signal input to our Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen & Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamic Audio Interfaces. Monitoring is handled by our A, Adam A7x & B, Yamaha HS8 monitor speakers. Our outboard is a selection of ART, Lexicon, Klark Technik, Alesis & Behringer devices. We also boast an impressive selection of microphones to record your session with Shure, SE Electronics , Aston, AKG, Sennheiser, Peavey, Rode & Nady amongst others. We use Cubase 10 Pro and Logic Audio to record with both in the studio and out on location. Our live room is 30.97 Square Meters or 333.35 Square Feet and has a great natural light reverberation which is excellent for recording Drums, Guitars, Brass, Choirs & many other instruments. Our recording suite also features a vocal booth with flat response and next to no reflections.
Our philosophy is to get as best a sound at source and then enhance on a solid foundation, we do not believe in the term ‘fix it in the mix’. Our engineers Alan & Rich have many years of experience and have worked with well known artists as well having done work for companies like the BBC on a number of occasions and had recordings on general release and feature on TV & film.

Contact

How to find Stage Studios

We are located at Unit 8T (top floor) Halas Industrial Estate, Forge Lane, Halesowen, Birmingham, West Midlands, B62 8EB.

Public Transport
We are approx 10 minutes walk from Halesowen bus station and approx 15/ 20 minute walk from Old Hill Train Station.
Buses 241, 141 & 4H are 1 minute walk from forge lane and stop outside Shenstone house on Dudley Road and are very regular.

Travelling via motorway
Exit M5 Junction 3. Follow signs for Halesowen Town Centre (A456). Take 3rd exit off island onto Grange Road (A459). Then follow signs for Dudley (A459). At island take 2nd exit onto Dudley Road (A459) manouver into right hand lane. Just after traffic lights crossing Turn right into Forge Lane. Follow Forge lane up the hill and Halas Industrial Estate is on the left (opposite the Pump House Cafe).

Tel.: 0121 550 2771
Mob.: 07980 826 214