Sound Gallery Studios is a professional recording studio and rehearsal facility run by social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC situated at Exeter Phoenix.
Our services include practice rooms, music recording, mixing and mastering, music composition and sound design services, voiceover recording, music technology courses, work experience and music industry advice sessions and masterclasses.
Clients include musicians, bands, singer-songwriters, solo artists, choirs, record labels, TV, film, radio, advertising agencies and the music industry in general.
Sound Gallery Studios also deliver a range of music technology and music production courses which provide participants with the skills they need to create their own music using iMac computers with the help of music professionals. We have designed courses and workshops which go beyond the nuts and bolts of software education and aim to inspire you to create, record and produce your own music.
2017-2022: Sound Gallery CIC is proud to be delivery partners in the #Focus5 project funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. This project aims to help some of the South West’s most vulnerable young people to make positive steps towards education, employment and training. The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. #Focus5 will provide in-depth support to young people aged 15-18 across the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership area, and make a real difference to their lives.
Sound Gallery’s Access to SiMPTI (Standards in Music Production Technology and Industry) programme is designed to provide music-making activities for young people who are 'at risk of social exclusion'. This programme utilises music as a means of re-engaging young people with the outside world with an aim to increase confidence, improve employability and increase their ability to reach their full potential in life. Access to SiMPTI is designed and ran exclusively by Sound Gallery CIC.
Over the next 5 years, Sound Gallery’s Access to SiMPTI programme will be part of #Focuss 5 project which will be working with a range of partners to support 490 individuals in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay; including those with mental health issues, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), lone parents, and care leavers. #Focus5 does exactly what it ‘says on the tin’ and focuses on 5 key crucial employability skills, identified by employers as being gateways to employment; communication, customer service, organisation, problem solving, and team work. Young people on the project will get the opportunity to engage in work experience or work shadowing, and receive additional support after leaving the programme so that positive benefits are sustained.
SiMPTI (Work Experience programme for 14-19 year olds)
Suitable for: GCSE, A-Level and BTech students (15-19 years) who wish to undertake their work experience in a recording studio and are interested in pursuing a career in the music industry.
Sound Gallery's work experience programme is specially designed by our team of professional musicians and educators to provide a high quality experience in the workplace. This structured work experience programme is designed and run by social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC and it takes place at Sound Gallery Studios at Exeter Phoenix in the cultural heart of the city.
- studio experience: observation of recording and mixing sessions in the control room supervised by our studio engineer
- setting-up rehearsal rooms for band practice and a live room for recording sessions
- music industry research
- micing techniques, drum tuning etc
- social media and promotion tips for the modern musician
- careers advice sessions with professional musicians and music industry experts
- music industry advice sessions in association with Integrity Records