New recording studio ‘will become a world-class hub’ for movie soundtracks
A brand new ‘state of the art’ recording facility which aims to be the ‘gold standard’ studio for the film and gaming industry outside of London has opened in Glasgow.
Scotland’s Studio was specifically designed for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and builds on existing infrastructure such as the RSNO Center which opened in 2015.
The facility will house the new RSNO auditorium and will feature state-of-the-art mixing technology.
Scotland’s Studio is a brand new, state-of-the-art recording facility, built specifically for Scotland’s renowned Royal National Orchestra.
The auditorium is an acoustically adjustable and flexible space ideal for the specialized production of recordings for film and television soundtracks as well as for hosting educational projects.
The studio will also be open to other Scottish orchestras and musicians, giving them access not only to a world-class recording studio, but also allowing them to progress in the creative industries.
As the country becomes an increasingly popular destination for film, television and video game productions, Scotland’s Studio would be in a unique position to help with this development.
The RSNO has an established track record and strong brand recognition for its recording work, particularly in film and video games, with the orchestra being credited on re-recordings of classic scores such as Vertigo and led by music icons. film music such as Jerry Goldsmith.
The studio will enable the RSNO to embark on larger and more challenging projects within these industries and this new source of income will prove invaluable in supporting the RSNO’s charitable mission, as ventures such as touring and larger scale continue to be affected by the ongoing pandemic.
It will also become the home of RSNO’s digital educational projects such as music apps for children.
Alistair Mackie, Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, said: “In the Scotland studio, we have created a state-of-the-art facility which will give the RSNO another string to its bow in the post-pandemic landscape as the only orchestra in the UK with its own recording studio, while providing the developing Scottish film industry with a new facility to support its national and international offering.
“Many thanks to those who have supported this investment, including the Scottish Government through the DigitalBoost Development Grant, and to Iain and Pamela Sinclair whose legacies enabled us to create such a highly specific control room. Iain used to attend regularly and we later found out that he had secretly recorded the RSNO to listen to again at home.
“Creating a world-class recording studio for the orchestra feels like a fitting tribute to their generous legacy.
“The orchestra already has an excellent reputation for its film soundtrack recordings and we look forward to adding to that legacy over the next few years.”
And Holyrood Culture Secretary Angus Robertson also welcomed the move.
He said: “The Scottish Government is committed to developing our screen infrastructure and this new world-class facility for recording film, TV and game music will make the country even more attractive to music companies. international production. The new studio will also contribute to the growth of a sustainable economy for the creative industries.
“The RSNO plays a major role in the performing arts and the new studio will give the orchestra the opportunity to build on its already highly regarded international reputation for recording and expand its educational activities.”