Creative Services

The Factory recording studio is located within the heart of The Factory at Petroc's Brannams campus in Barnstaple.

We offer one of the best-equipped recording studios within the North Devon area which is accessible for anyone to hire, and our experienced engineer will help you achieve the perfect sound for your individual recording session.

The studio is equipped with Pro Tools 10 HD & Logic 9. This is teamed with an Allen and Heath GS-R24M digital desk that delivers premium quality audio. A range of microphones and outboards are also available.


Rehearsal Booths 

We have five professional soundproof rehearsal booths - perfect for band practise, instrument lessons and individual rehearsal. Each booth is complete with backline equipment.

Backline provided includes:

  • Pearl Export drum kit with hi-hat and 2 cymbal stands
  • 2 guitar amps
  • 1 bass cab
  • 200W active monitor
  • 4 channel mixer
  • 2 microphones
  • 2 microphone stands
  • (Additional equipment can be hired at additional cost)

The Factory rehearsal booths are available to hire Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6pm – 9pm. 

The three-hour session costs £30.

To book a rehearsal session please email or text 07446692751


Recording Studio

The Factory recording studio is available for hire at the following rates. This includes a recording Studio Engineer.

Four-hour session - £120

Eight-hour session - £240

(Minimum session booking of four hours)


Mixing and Mastering Services


Our friendly, responsive and trusted team have creative skills and visions to produce great sounding stereo mixes

Mixing services are charged at £25 per hour.


Deliver awesome, high-end release-ready results.

Mastering services are charged at £30 per track.

Please contact for more information.


Recording Studio Experience

Have you always wanted to record yourself singing or experience what it’s like to record in a professional recording studio? This is your chance to experience some real studio time with a recording engineer. Our engineer will guide you through the recording process ensuring you get the most out of your experience.

A recording studio experience can make a great gift for friends and family with a passion for music. Take home your recording experience CD and keep it forever.

Our three-hour Recording Studio Experience costs £145.

Please contact for more information.

Important information:

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Up to two people are welcome; please enquire for larger parties or musical arrangements.

Your session will last for three hours.

Please arrive well-rehearsed to make the most of your recording time.

Our studio engineer will be in touch in advance to discuss your song choice and requirements.


Voice-over Services

The Factory Recording Team can provide professional voiceover recordings. or can source alternative voiceover artists on request. Please contact for hourly rates for VO artists and recording. 


Analogue to Digital Conversion

Please contact for more information.


PA and Equipment Hire

Please contact for more information.


About our Engineer / Producer

Mark Aubrey has been working in recording studios since 1994.

He started work at Konk studios (Ray Davies & The Kinks) - a commercial studio that was graced by many high profile major label acts.

After 3 years, Mark was asked to join the studio team at EMI music publishing. He worked with a wide variety of acts and songwriters across almost every genre of music imaginable, from Bloc Party to So Solid, Cathy Dennis, Madness, Sia, Amy Winehouse, Estelle, Starsailor, Athlete, etc...

Since leaving EMI in 2006, Mark has been making independent records in Bristol and the south west as well as teaching and managing sound engineering courses.


For all bookings and enquiries please call 07446 692751 or email