Top 10 Affordable Video Recording Studios for Musicians

Having a great showreel to display your musicianship to clients is an essential part of your Encore profile. 

Clients will often base their decision about which musician to book on the quality of the media on your profile, so investing in a good showreel should be top of your to-do list if you want to secure work online. 

Finding the right videography company who’ll produce a high-quality video for a good price can be difficult though, so we’ve compiled a list of the companies which we think do this best. 


Fieldgate Studios (Best Video Quality)

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Price: upon request
  • About: Recording studio offering beautifully-shot video. The main studio has an area of 500 square feet and houses a brand new 7’6 Fazioli concert grand piano. Other instruments include a Fender Rhodes, a Hammond Organ, and drum kits by DW and Gretsch.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: musicians who are looking to create a classy, atmospheric aesthetic with their music.

The Preservation Room (Best Price)

  • Location: London
  • Price: £150 for soloist, £200/£250 duo/trio, £300 band (5 hours filming session)
  • About: Duo of videographers specialising in producing warmly lit music videos in their wood-panelled living room at very competitive prices. Their videos range from classical to afrobeat and everything in between.
  • Video quality: 8/10
  • Recommended for: any artist comfortable with an unusual setting for a music video.

Resident Studios (Best Audio Quality)

  • Location: London
  • Price: £295+ (1 song)
  • About: Experienced recording studio, offering professional music video production and live session recording. Their expertise as sound engineers really shows in the quality of their audio production.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: function bands, acoustic duos, and just about any musician who wants to sound good in their videos.

 

Apple and Biscuit

  • Location: London
  • Price: Upon request
  • About: Videographer specialising in classical recordings and EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) with a high attention to sound quality.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: string quartets, orchestras, choirs, classical music festivals.

Mill Sessions

  • Location: Manchester
  • Price: £750+ (3 hour session and up to 3 pieces of music)
  • About: Originally specialising in classical concerts and recordings Mill Sessions has since branched out into offering high-quality videos for musicians of all genres. Venue includes grand piano.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: classical musicians, acoustic duos, pop originals artists.

Video Ink

  • Location: Manchester
  • Price: upon request
  • About: Young artistic videography company specialising in cinematic music videos, but also producing high-quality showreels.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: high energy acts, experienced originals artists, large jazz and funk bands.

Motionsonic

  • Location: Birmingham / Essex
  • Price: £250+ soloist, £995+ bands
  • About: With a focus on filming content that grows a musician’s audience base, Motionsonic can either travel and film your gig or produce your video at one of their 2 studio locations.
  • Video quality: 8/10
  • Recommended for: solo artists, tribute bands, originals bands.

OYFE Productions

  • Location: Kent
  • Price: £349 for 6 hours recording session (inc. 3-4 mixed and mastered songs in Mp3 format; 1 professionally filmed studio style music video; 10-15 promotional photographs)
  • About: Wedding and events-filming company also offering showreel and music video production
  • Video quality: 7/10
  • Recommended for: early-stage musicians, Kent-based musicians.

 

Budget Music Videos

  • Location: London
  • Price: £449+
  • About: Small video company specialising in making music videos for cash-strapped musicians. They specialise in making videos for African and Asian artists (based in the UK).
  • Video quality: 7/10
  • Recommended for: solo artists, tribute bands, originals bands, African/Asian artists.

Miloco Studios

  • Locations: London / Oxford / Kent
  • Price: £300+
  • About: An international recording studio service, offering recording and video production services in over 40 locations around the UK. They’ve produced videos from everyone to local choirs to Adele, but because they’re a franchise we can’t vouch for the quality of every individual studio.
  • Video quality: 9/10
  • Recommended for: musicians looking for a high-end video recording experience.

About Author

Encore Community Manager, singer, oboist, jazz gig goer.

Leave A Reply

%d bloggers like this: