The best recording studios to book for your next music project

Record your next album, add music to a video project and more

Photograph: courtesy Ker Sound Studios
It's no secret that Shanghai's got a massive music scene. From jazz festivals to femme-focused DJ collectives, there's a little something for anyone wanting to get out and hear tunes they like. But when it comes to recording your own sound just the way you want it, that's a little trickier to find. Whether you're a musician looking to release an album, a filmmaker who needs background sound or just doing a bit of voiceover work, here are Shanghai's top studios where you can get audio services done.

YL Music Lab

This studio and band rehearsal space provides standard sound recording services – mixing, mastering and so on. YL also can create original compositions based on your requirements, whether that’s background music for a commercial or film, or a song for your band. You can also rent equipment like amps and stage lights for your next live performance, as well as cameras for a photo or video shoot. 

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B1, 1188 Fangdian Lu

Ker Sound Studios

With big name clients under its belt from adidas and Audi to Coca-Cola and L’Oréal, it’s safe to say that Ker Sound Studios knows what it’s doing. The studio offers a variety of music-related services – original music production, mixing, sound design, post-production and so on – for virtually every form of media. If your project is voice-related, the studio specialises in voice-over and dubbing for feature films, commercials, animation, video games and more. The venue also helps with song clearance through indie and major labels.

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Studio 218, Bldg 4, 751 Huangpi Nan Lu

Roar Media Studio

Roar Media is all about comprehensive sound services from scoring to post-production. The studio also works in licensing to help you find the right music for your productions. If you need audio for a video project, Roar Media records dialogue and sound on site. Its in-house, international production team can create custom tracks for you based on your ideas if you’re looking for something unique for your project but don’t have the resources to produce it yourself.

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1088 Changan Lu

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