Framework Recording Studios, Birmingham

Iron Man Records works with Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, a purpose built recording studio based in Birmingham, just outside the clean air zone. Simon specialises in recording, mixing and mastering.

Simon Reeves, Framework Recording Studios, Birmingham
Framework Recording Studios
UNIT 8A, Western Industrial Complex, Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QD
Bookings: Telephone (UK+44) 07790 158210 email

The vast majority of the 40,000 songs uploaded daily to Spotify are home recordings. For artists and songwriters to share content at a fast and frequent pace, it makes sense to sharpen your music production. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to employ a top producer to help you capture something creative.

Better production creates a stronger impression and sets you apart from the rest when it comes to your demos, recordings, and releases.

A recent Review…..

“Birmingham based Rainbow Grave channel the blank despair of negative punk through layers of distorted psychedelic damage: dirty guitars, freeform pedal abuse and effected vocals coagulate around cyclic bass and drum rhythms in repetitive and minimal structures.” Rainbow Grave – No You

Framework Recording Studios has worked with Napalm Death, Carcass, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, PJ Harvey, Ride, Family Cat, Lock-Up, Charger, Harpies, Narcosis, Ambervoid, Sist, Damn Dirty Apes, Last Under The Sun, I.O.D, Godsize, Long Time Dead, Locus of Control, Piss On Authority, Police Bastard, Spirit Bomb, Selfless, Cerebral Fix, Drongos For Europe, Ted Chippington, Academy Morticians, Rainbow Grave, John Sinclair, Robert Anton Wilson, Steve Fly, Deathfiend and many more.

Simon Reeves Instruments & Performance:
Damn Dirty Apes, Last Under The Sun, Police Bastard

Some highlights include:

Narcosis – Heart Slows Down (2001)
Long Time Dead – Universal Cry For Help (2004)
Last Under The Sun – All Empires Crumble (2004)
Last Under The Sun – Gone (2009)
Police Bastard – It’s Good To Hate (2010)
Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad (2011)
Police Bastard – Confined (2013)
Spirit Bomb – Killer In Your Stereo (2014)
Gasfoodlodging – All Trashed Out (2019)

Meathook Seed – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (1999)
I.O.D. – Mundane Existence (1999)
Last Under The Sun – Windfall (2003)
Ted Chippington – Walking Down The Road (A History Of Ted Chippington) (2007)
Cerebral Fix / Selfless – split 7” (2015)
Cerebral Fix – Disaster of Reality (2016)
Drongos For Europe – Who’s Got The Power? (2016)
Rainbow Grave – No You (2019)

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Getting here:

Framework Recording Studios, UNIT 8A, Western Industrial Complex, Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QD.

By Car:
Sat Nav postcode: B18 7QD or try 78 Western Road.
Look out for the red and white barrier across the entrance to the Industrial Complex.
Please call on arrival at the barrier so we can open it for you.

Parking is available free at the Studio when arranged in advance for loading and unloading.
On street parking at the end of Western Road is free over the Canal Bridge on Crabtree Road, and on New Spring Street North.

The Recording Studio is located outside the Birmingham Clean Air Zone with 24hr access, secure parking and CCTV.

By Taxi:
15 minute ride from New Street Station

By Metro (Tram)
Nearest Tram stop is Jewellery Quarter (15 minute walk)

By Train:
Nearest Train Station Jewellery Quarter (15 minute walk)

By Bus:
From New Street Station – Bus 80 to West Bromich (Get off at Dudley Road. 15 Min walk)
From Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – Bus 82 to Bearwood, 87 to Dudley (Get off at Heath Street South. 5 Min walk)
From Colmore Row Stop SH3 – Bus 101 to Handsworth (Get off at Pitsford Street. 8 Min Walk)

By Air:
Birmingham Airport, formerly Birmingham International Airport is located 7 Miles from Birmingham City Centre. Airport Code – BHX
Take the train to New Street Station, change, then take train to Jewellery Quarter.

Tescos 24hr at 32 Ellen St, Birmingham B18 7LF. There is also a Petrol Station on site. (12 Min Walk)

Lidl 167 Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QY (10 Min walk)

Nisa Local at 47-49 Crabtree Rd, Birmingham B18 7HR (5 min walk)

Post Office 119 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6JS (15 Minute walk)

Terms and conditions

Working hours are from 10am till 8pm. Extra time over any 10 hour session will be charged at £25 per hour. Overtime is available at our discretion.
Freelance engineers can work whatever hours they wish on prior arrangement.
Any additional file preparation/transfer, CD burning will be included in booked studio hours.

Any enquiry via email or by telephone will be provisionally booked for up to 5 days. Within that time the client must provide a 25% deposit.
Once we have received payment the booking will be confirmed with you via email.
If we do not receive a deposit within 5 days we reserve the right to make the date(s) available to other customers.

Please note: The deposit is non refundable.

We would need up to 2 weeks notice for any changes to bookings.
If you give us less than two weeks notice we may, at our discretion, levy a charge of 20% of your total session cost against potential loss of business.

Unless otherwise agreed, the final balance must be paid in full by cash or bank transfer at the end of the session.
For bookings over 7 days we may ask you to agree to a staggered payment schedule.
Recordings shall remain the property of Framework Recording Studios until the full balance is paid.
We will not release any audio recordings or master copies to you until the final balance has been received. We will however provide 192kbs mp3’s for your assessment.

The term master copy refers to the set of unprocessed, multi-track files (in .wav format) that relate to a single song. Unless specifically requested, the quote for your session will not include the master copies of your work.
If you wish to retain master copies of your work you must provide an external hard drive of adequate space with a USB2, Firewire 400 or 800 interface. Transfer times will be included in session time.
We will not release any audio recordings or master copies to you until the final balance has been received. We will however provide 192kbs mp3 for your assessment.

We will archive all project files when your session is complete. These files can be reloaded from that archive at any point in the future. We cannot guarantee the integrity of that archive
Project backups can be transferred to a suitable USB2, Firewire 400/800 disc drive to be supplied by the client. Transfer times to be included in the session.

Any use of the studio equipment by the client must be agreed with Simon Reeves prior to the session.
All electrical equipment must be shut down when the studio is not in use.

Damages incurred outside general wear-and-tear will be payable by the client.
Costs incurred due to cleaning beyond normal housekeeping in the studio shall be payable by the client at our discretion.

Robert Anton Wilson - Cosmic Trigger II - Down to Earth - Audio Book

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