If you're looking for M2 Studios, or Mad Hat Studios, you've come to the right place. If you're looking for a place to make a fantastic professional-sounding record at an amazingly low price, you've still come to the right place. Or if you're looking for experienced producers, engineers, mastering services or people with a wealth of other talents, we can help with that too. We're also very good-looking and modest. Oh yes.
Anyone who's visited this site in the last 18 months might be forgiven for thinking we'd died, or burned down (for the last time it wasn't our building!!!). But rumours of our deaths have been greatly exaggerated. We are still here, and we are still making music. We've never stopped. In fact part of the reason the website has fallen by the wayside is that we've simply been too busy making music to deal with it. The other reason is that 2 companies, both beginning with 'A' and ending with 'E' conspired to effectively destroy the platform I built the site around only 5 years ago. Neither company will be on my Christmas card list. I've known for a long time now we'd need to completely rebuild the site to make it mobile-friendly in these new and exciting times, but lacked either the skills or the time to do so.
But enough with the apologies, and procrastinating. I've finally steeled myself and begun the process which will eventually lead to a brand-new site. Unfortuntely it's still very much a work-in-progress. I will get there eventually, I promise. We've also got some potentially exciting developments brewing, so watch this space.
In the meantime, if you want to know the latest studio news, check out our social media feeds (links at the top of the page). I'm going to start tweeting about what sessions I'm currently engaged in, and Mark will as ever be looking after the Facebook page, where you might be able to grab a great downtime deal, so I'd highly recommend checking them both out. If you want to go to our old site you can still find the links below. Just because the info is a little out of date doesn't mean it's not worth reading! If you're new to the studio environment and thinking of booking some time you'll find a lot to help you there.
Thanks to all our clients past and present. And to everyone reading this right now, my personal thanks for your time and patience in this transitional period in the studio's illustrious history. I hope you'll all help us in keeping this as one of the Midlands best and longest-running recording facilities.
Sheena Sear (aka Sheenius)
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M2 Studios, previously known as Mad Hat Studios, is a professional recording studio that has been working in the sound recording and music production industry in the West Midlands for 25 years. Founded originally as Switch Music in the early 80s as a 4-track music demo studio, in the late 80s the name changed to Mad Hat Studio and recording equipment changed to multitrack analogue tape, bringing our studio into the professional recording end of the market. The studio went from strength to strength producing albums and promotional records for bands and artistes from all over the Midlands and Birmingham area, and indeed all over the world. Originally on the Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, for over 10 years, we moved to Walsall during the 90s for 6 years and then back to the Wolverhampton area in 2001. The recording studio is now situated in the countryside of Coven, South Staffordshire, in Wolverhampton's greenbelt.
Over the years we have continued to upgrade and expand our equipment moving first to digital tape (DA8 and DAT) then on to DAW and computer-based recording in the form of Apple Macs running at first Logic and later Digidesign/Avid Pro Tools HD. Yet we still retained our original facilities to accommodate old recordings, as we are great believers in the virtues of analogue and valve equipment. A change of owners and management in 2005 resulted in a name change to M2 Studios, but we have kept the in-house engineer and producer. We are now running the industry-standard Pro Tools HD v10. This is another step in our long history of maintaining professional recording standards, which has kept the studio as being one of the Midlands most successful and well known recordingstudios.
The studio has a great track record for quality production recordings of all genres of music from metal and hard rock bands to brass bands, from bhangra acts to hip hop, from folk music artists to jazz combos and continues to do so. Boasting a sizeable live room ideal for drums no matter what size the drum kit. Our live room is also suitable for any other acoustic instruments, electric guitar amplifiers and large enough for a choral group or chamber orchestra. The studio is highly versatile and can accommodate the needs of almost any musician. With more than 30 years experience in many areas of the music industry our friendly and capable staff of producers and engineers would be happy to work on your next project. We offer many services from recording, Pro Tools editing, mastering, programming, sequencing and much more. Enter the site to find out more about us and our facilities.
We look forward to seeing you soon
Mark Stuart & Sheena Sear
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