We have many clients at Appletree Studios and some of them were good enough to let you know what they really thought about their time here.
Appletree Studios provides an intimate and professional environment for artists to record their music. As our first time in a studio, my sisters and I didn't know what to expect, but we found Philip to be friendly and professional. Alongside the welcome supply of hot beverages, Philip led us through the recording process with patience, knowledge and encouragement.
The studio itself is very comfortable and well equipped, accommodating all sorts of instruments and recording techniques. Not only are we thrilled with the end result, we also had a thoroughly enjoyable time recording there. We would definately recommend Appletree Studios and hope to return in the not too distant future.
John Paul Davis
We had previously tried other studios locally and were disappointed. No such feelings with Appletree Studios as Phil is not only a superb engineer but also a talented musician and producer. We have come away not only with recordings we are delighted with but also as better performers - Muther’s Union.
Secret Rivals recorded their first E.P last month at appletree and couldn't fault it one bit. It turned out to be a very fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. Great location with a clear perfect professional sound. Phil was very helpful, listened to everything we had to ask. Gave advice and knew exactly what we wanted. And Superb..... and i mean superb Yorkshire tea :)
Most probably be back in the near future. Thanks Rivals x
Working with Phillip at Appletree Studios was fantastic. I was very pleased with the quality and clarity of the drum sound captured during our session. The results of the session prove that working in a professional, comfortable environment with a knowledgeable, patient engineer can really bring out the best sound for a band. We will definitely be using Appletree in future.
Max, drummer of Mascots
The Wreck Scene
The Wreck Scene, an Alt-Country Punk band used Appletree to record our debut EP, and cannot praise it highly enough. Organised, professional but also fun and relaxed environment. The engineer guided us through everything with ease and nothing was rushed. Superb quality recording and mastering for such a fantastic price. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and will definitely return soon to lay down more tracks.
Greetings from Paul Martin, yea man Appletree studios is the boom soun, pro service nice atmosphere, I'm happy to be working there stay tuned for more from Appletree studios and Paul Martin, respect peace an love.
Here is a video Paul did in the studio: Paul Martin at Appletree Studios
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Short Drag Roger
The absolute professionalism is just one of the many brilliant trademarks of this wonderful studio. Phil made us feel right at home and the quality is second to none. A wonderful ear for the dynamics, and a good idea of what is required to make a successful recording. We will definitely be back for our next album (very soon...)
The Screaming House Madrigals
We had a very successful and productive time at Appletree, producing some very high quality tracks. Our aim was to record a demo but we have ended up with tracks of such good quality that we hope to be able to market them, maybe as an EP, too.
Philip was extremely professional, supportive and patient and has a very keen ear. He noticed small things that could otherwise have been omitted and made thoughtful suggestions, born of much experience. He showed a genuine enthusiasm for our music. We've had several other attempts at recording our music and none of these have been anywhere nearly as successful. In particular we are very happy with the vocals on the tracks. Philip went out of his way to capture these, changing mics several times to ensure a great result, Look forward to working there again soon.
I recorded my demo and album at Appletree Studios, and I love the results that I have received. Phillip, the resident engineer, is a true professional and the quality of the recordings are top notch. I would definitely recommend these studios to anyone who is looking for fun and a quality recording. I look forward to recording at Appletree again soon.
Appletree is an ideal studio for a professional recording experience, very friendly and honest experienced engineer, in an idyllic country setting.
The end product was of high quality, and the service included all that was needed for me looking to make that step up from amateur to professional standard production with plenty of advice on marketing and industry application. Please feel free to view my website www.deusservo.com and listen to my album on Spotify to judge for yourself!
I will certainly return there for my second project. A thoroughly enjoyable and therapeutic experience.
Thank you Phillip, You have worked very hard on my album, I know, and I thank you also for that. You are a very talented young man with a brilliant ear for music and recording and I am so glad that Kim chose your Studio for the project.
Kindest wishes, Ellen x
"I just received your CD Ellen and had a listen. Great, Congratulations." -- From Keith Potger (The Seekers)
Mike Jacobs & Emma Smith
Just a short note to say thank you for the great care and detailed attention given to my recent recording at your studio. Your calm and professional approach paved the way for an excellent experience and ultimately a great result. I'm looking forward to working with you again soon on more projects.
The 38's recently spent some time at Appletree Studios to record three tracks.What we particularly liked was the fact that Phillip worked with us, creating the sound we make, without forcing us to do anything that was inauthentic to our sound. That said, we were grateful of his wealth of experience and it was great to tap into that and his advice was really valuable to us.
Phillip involved us in every step of the process, checking we were happy with the sound before moving on. We felt we had ownership of our sound all the way and felt it to be a collaborative and fun process. We were really pleased at the end result and how much we managed to achieve in the time. We are a seven piece acoustic band and there was ample space to work. The garden and views were inspiring and there was plenty of space to go and practice and jam while waiting for our turn in the studio.
We had a great day and can't wait to come back and do some more!
With grateful thanks from The 38s
Phil, on behalf of all of us in Shot2Bitz I want to thank you for your total professionalism in getting our new CD recorded and mastered this week. Your superb facilities were matched by your expertise and our resulting album Box of Tricks is outstanding! And your friendly welcome and hospitality made what could have been hard work a real pleasure to do. We'll be back!! Rock'n'Roll! Ali MacDonald ( Shot2Bitz )
I keep coming back to Phillip to produce & mix my music. He always brings out the best in my songs, not only using his vast experience as an engineer, but also giving me inspired suggestions on how to enhance the arrangements. He freely offers creative ideas and constructive feedback on what is working in a song and what doesn’t. I know I can trust his experience, his judgement and his skills to bring out the very best in my music, I'll be back soon.
Having recently recorded a three track EP at Appletree Studios I can highly recommend it. Whilst Phillip is a competent and enthusiastic engineer, the thing that impressed me most was his musical ability and willingness to contribute as a session player (which ultimately saved me money). His creative input was also excellent and helped me take the tracks in directions I would not have previously imagined. I'll be using Appletree again for sure.
from the LG Mobile Marketing Director in Korea...
The work you have produced is jaw-dropping. You are very impressive and should be very proud of your achievements. It was the most intense and challenging project and you responded with great commitment and dedication. It was hard to see at the beginning how we were going to make all the elements fit together, the music has worked brilliantly across the range, you have created the most consistent message I have seen for LG across a family of phones.
I have recorded 4 albums and many demos over the years at Appletree studios. Phillip is a "true pro" I have never felt the need to go anywhere else to record my music as the production and quality gets better everytime.
I look forward to coming back for my next project in the near future and would certainly recommend Appletree studios to anyone.
Raymond Williams (Eurekys Music)
I came to Appletree studios to record a demo/CD. I Was really happy with the outcome and Philip worked really hard on the CD. The equipment is all very high tech, and the keyboard (as I am a trained pianist) was as good as an acoustic piano. I would recommend Appletree studios to anyone, as Phillip the Engineer is honest and cares about achieving brilliant results as he did with my CD.
The Patricia Newman Band
"We had a very awesome couple of days recording at Appletree studios, with nothing but the utmost professionalism shown at all times. We have come away with a track that shows off exactly what we came here to do, and the advice given and additional instruments and effects made us sound huge!
We will definitely be back!"
As a first time recording artist I found it a very positive experience. I find it amazing what he can do with a few raw chords and tunes .. clearly down to a highly skilled and talented guy. Thanks Phil for a rewarding, enjoyable experience! (Caroline Swann )
Phillip at Appletree Studios has a very professional approach to recording and we have been really pleased with the finished result. His music production is excellent and the songs have an overall sound quality that we are very pleased with. (Alison Collyer)
Year of the Kite
Appletree's grounds are beautiful and the area really quiet, the studios are a great relaxing place to record, light and airy and not at all like the dark unfriendly places I have recorded in past times.
Philip was fantastic as our producer and engineer for our Acoustic Christmas album contributing really good ideas and encouraging us to do the best we could.
We would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to use Appletree studios and Philip's expertise.
Matt & Lottie Lucas
"Recording at Appletree was a great experience. Singing a track for my wedding was always going to be nerve wracking for me but Phillip made me feel comfortable & was easy to work with. The track was originally fast so Phillip created a slow, acoustic backing track which was perfect. Very happy with the final product, my fiance's reaction was total shock!"
Thanks for a great job
Phillip at Appletree Studios enabled me to produce an important audio track. He was polite, helpful and gave great guidance at the recording stage. In addition, his meticulous and professional editing produced something which I’m proud to put on my website. Thank you.
Steve Minshull International Ltd
Prof. Chris Colton
Hi Phil, I just wanted to say thank you very much for your hard work on Friday on my song “I will think of you”. I didn’t really have a vision for my song and I needed your guidance and expertise on how to build on a simple melody to make it grow into something bigger and more powerful and I really think you achieved this.
So, thank you very much! I will definitely be using your Studios and your expertise again in the near future. Best wishes. Jane