The CF Music Studio is at Chapter Arts Centre in the heart of Cardiff.

We offer audio recording, mixing and mastering as well as full video production in our state-of-the-art recording studio and live or multimedia room.

Music recording

No project is too big or too small at CF Music Studio, we can accommodate recording sessions for:

  • solo performers,
  • singer songwriters,
  • bands, and
  • larger groups such as choirs, brass or string ensembles.

The natural acoustics of our live room enhance the sound of voices and instruments giving the music space to breathe as you record and capture the magic. In addition to our live room, we have a dedicated isolation booth or ‘dead room’ which is ideal for recording vocal and instrument overdubs as well as voiceover recordings and interviews.

Video production

It’s so important to have a high-quality promotion video or showreel.

A professionally filmed, edited and produced video will bring your project or recording to life. It will also provide you with the promotional assets you need to include on your website and social media platforms.

At CF Music Studios we offer full video filming, editing and production packages to suit your project and budget.

Rehearsal and pre-production space

To kick start your project we have the perfect space for you to rehearse and work on pre-production. Our large and live or multimedia room comes complete with:

  • a Bose F1 Array PA system,
  • monitors, and
  • Allen & Heath QU-16 digital mixing desk.

There is also a selection of microphones, amps, a grand piano and Roland electric drum kit.

Mobile and location recording or filming

We offer location recording and filming to perfectly capture your live performance, however intimate or large the venue. Previous projects include:

  • school concerts and productions,
  • live band gigs,
  • theatre shows, and
  • full orchestral concerts in venues such as St David’s Hall.

Pop star experience

The perfect gift experience for any budding superstar – whether singer, instrumentalist, karaoke enthusiast, a group of friends or a hen or stag party.

Our Pop Star Experience package is all about having fun! You’ll get to live out your dream of being a pop star. Put on a pair of headphones, stand in front of a microphone in a professional recording studio, sing and record versions of your favourite songs. You’ll have your completed recording as an MP3 file to take away at the end of the session ready to play to your friends.

This package can also be upgraded to include a Pop Star Video Shoot experience. We can tailor the Pop Star Experience to suit your individual requirements.


The studio and live or multimedia room can be booked by the hour or by the day and comes complete with a studio engineer or producer.

  • £42.00 per hour
  • £300.00 per day

If you’d like to discuss your project in more detail or have any questions about the Pop Star Experience, please feel free to contact us.

Digital Music Education packages

In conjunction with our recording and multimedia studio we offer a number of Digital Music Education packages tailored for schools, pupils and staff.

Digital Music and IT Staff Training

If the thought of giving any kind of digital music or IT lesson gives you or your staff sleepless nights fear not, we offer dedicated digital music and IT training for teachers. This is centred around using an iPad with basic music production software and apps such as GarageBand alongside the video editing software iMovie.

Whole Class iPad GarageBand Course

We offer a dedicated whole class iPad GarageBand course for primary and secondary school pupils. This can be a short 5 week beginner courses or longer more in depth 10 week per term courses. This has been popular with both staff and pupils.

GCSE, BTEC and A Level Music or Music Tech Support

We understand the pressure and time constraints that most music teachers are under when it comes to recording and filming BTEC, GCSE and A level composition and performance coursework. We also understand that not all schools have the equipment, space or technical knowhow to achieve this. Don’t panic, we got you covered. As well as having our state-of-the-art studio in Chapter Arts Centre (which can be booked for this purpose) we can also come to your school. We have a number of music tech teachers to support you and your pupils and lighten your workload.

Studio equipment and tech specifications

Find out what equipment is available and the tech specifications.

Room sizes

  • Studio: 6m x 3m
  • Live room/rehearsal space: 9m x 6.5m

Studio equipment

  • Allen & Heath QU-24 digital mixing desk
  • 2 x MacBook Pro (Apple M1 Pro chip)
  • Steinberg Cubase Pro 12
  • Logic Pro
  • Halion
  • Waves (diamond bundle)
  • Genelec 8030 studio monitors
  • SSL mic pre/audio interface
  • Nord Piano 5
  • 2 x Line 6 Helix
  • Sans Amp Bass Pre Amp
  • Selection of guitars (electric, acoustic 6 and 12 string, bass)
  • DT 770 Pro Headphones
  • 20 x Roland Rh-5 Headphones

Live room and rehearsal room

  • Yamaha Grand Piano 
  • Frazer Upright Piano
  • Roland TD27KV Electric Drum Kit
  • Allen & Heath QU16 Digital Mixing Desk Tripod
  • Bose F1 812/ F1 Sub Flex Array PA System
  • 4 x DB Technologies Flexsys FMX12 Stage Monitors
  • Selection of guitars and bass guitars
  • Selection of practice amps
  • Selection of microphones

Video and multimedia

  • Final Cut Pro
  • 4 x Sony – a7 Cameras
  • 4 x Sony – FE 24-105mm F4 Lens
  • 4 x Manfrotto Befree Tripod
  • 2 x Sony HVL-F60RM2 Flashgun
  • 2 x Video Light Softbox Kits
  • 2 x Portable Green Screens


  • 1 x Neumann U87
  • 2 x Neumann TLM103
  • 2 x AKG C414
  • 4 x Sontronics STC-1
  • 1 x Coles 4038
  • 1 x Audix DP Elite full drum mic set
  • 4 x Shure SM57
  • 4 x Shure SM58

Contact us


Tel: 029 2087 2741