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Alive Studios - Production House and Private Recording Studio in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex.

Main Contact Details : Email : Main Phone : 07849 278188 Skype ID : steve_forward

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Client Reviews - These clients and many more work regularly with Alive Studios/

“ (Alive Studios) have provided us time and time again with a good, speedy service at a competitive price. The quality of the backing tracks we’ve commissioned are at an outstanding level.”
- The Peel Entertainment Group. (2015)

"Steve created my album with the utmost of care and attention to detail. As a result, I am busier than ever as a vocalist. Money well spent" -
Jess Hughes (Session singer) (2016)

We will keep adding to the list of great comments as the site is being updated.. Thank you for your continued business!

Alive Studios 2016. click picture to enlarge.

Alive Studios is the name given to musician Steve Forward's working home studio. Based in sunny Clacton-On-Sea and a few minutes from the seaside, Alive Studios takes on commissions for backing tracks, album recordings, production music for radio jingles, adverts and even film music comissions, alongside mixing and mastering services. These services can be offered both online and through attended mixing/mastering sessions.

Depending on our current commitments, and existing projects, we are able to undertake any project at a great competitive price. It is ideal for the first time emerging solo artist looking to record their debut album, or a demo CD to get gigs with. Or even for the seasoned professional looking to record their album in a more relaxed environment.

Free from the overhead constraints of renting a commercial premises, in todays economic climate we are able to keep costs down by running a small recording setup in a residential environment.

Equipped with reliable, professional equipment, mics, and valve preamps, Alive Studio's offer's highly competitive rates with excellent professional results, all within a short time frame. We are always investing in better equipment and constantly strive to offer a competitive service.

Numerous satisfied clients have enabled Alive Studios to continue to grow and build on a great sounding studio setup, which means great afforable studio time, and great sounding tracks for all who record here!

Bands, and large groups can be catered for with our mobile recording setup. Just email or call us to discuss your needs.

Our Workstations and Recording Practices

Steinberg touch surfaces for controlled editing and mixing.
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Alive Studios relies on Steinberg's Cubase. We always run the latest, most current version on all our machines.

Two custom built i7 8-core 24GB machines running windows 64-bit provide us with a huge arsenal of high quality professional sounds. Our recording interfaces are Steinberg UR824's as well as nterfaces from Focusrite and EMU combine to deliver the best sounding mixes and masters for your music, at a price no other studio can compete with. Our list of equipment is ever changing, but Steinberg makes up 90% of our working environment.

Other plugins available to us at the studio are Spectrasonics Omnisphere, NI Kontakt, Toontrack's EZDrummer2, BFD2, BFD3, Amplitube 3, Amplitube 4, BIAS FX, Izotope's Ozone 4+5 and countless other plugins to help your mixes and final production sound great.

All of our work is MCPS/PRS protected and we are a member of PRS for music.

Production Showreel

sE Electronics Reflexion Filter Pro with one of our Rode Nt-2 mics.
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Here are some examples of what we are able to do for you and your business. A product or business needs a good theme and strong arrangement behind it.
For Radio and TV you can have your own bespoke track written to own forever. No hassle, no fuss. Take a listen to the samples below, which are available for purchasing also, get in touch with your requirements.

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All tracks ©2012 Alive Studios/Steve Forward Music and PRS Registered (worldwide).

Steinberg's Cubase Tuition - Professional DAW Audio Production and Tuition classes.

Want to expand and improve your mixes? why not book some tuition either in house, or have Steve visit, if you are local in the area, with help getting setup and start recording! Musician and Producer Steve Forward is now taking on a few people who are wishing to learn how to get the best out of their own home studio by providing tuition in Cubase. Stuck on a project? Finding it hard to use a certain feature ? want to know more about MIDI ? This is well worth the investment as a course of lessons for those new to Cubase will dramatically improve your workflow and increase production of your own projects.

To enquire about availability please email - or call 07849 278188 for more information.

All tracks ©2012 Alive Studios/Steve Forward Music and PRS Registered (worldwide).

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