New recording studio opens

Studio 3 in Cramlington.
Studio 3 in Cramlington.

A new state-of-the-art community recording studio is set to open its doors next month after securing £20,000 in funding.

The upcoming launch of Studio 3 in Cramlington follows investment from Northumberland county councillors, Digital Community Youth and its director Mick Harland, with support from Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure and Hammerson UK.

The recording studio will offer a suite of professional music production equipment and instruments available for budding musicians to record single vocal tracks, whole albums, voice overs, narrations, storytelling, backing tracks, and live band recording, with party packages available for all ages.

Ian Armstrong, 19, from Cramlington, events manager at the Level 3 complex, said: “Digital Community Youth aims to provide a diverse range of activities to interest young people through workshops, activities, training sessions and events.

“The launch of Studio 3 brings a unique offering for young people to the local area, allowing them to pursue their musical passions.

“The studio will provide an ideal space for anyone who is interested in music to experience what it is like to be in a professional recording studio.”

The studio has been completely transformed from a former storage area and will offer everything from music production and recording, with a live lounge featuring guitars, microphones and a drum kit, a vocal booth and control room, to music video production and album artwork design.

To find our more, call the studio on (01670) 737602 or visit