Rock Hard Studios - A tour around top Blackpool Studio


Take the 4 minute studio tour around Blackpool's leading recording studio - Russ Cottier meets up with Daniel Atkinson of Rock Hard Studios to find out about the rehearsal and recording complex.




Daniel Atkinson of Rock Hard Studios shows us his comprehensive microphone collection. Russ Cottier visited the Blackpool studio at the end of August 2019 to check out some of the interesting and obscure mics that Daniel has been collecting and his collection dates back well before he built the studio. From vintage World War Two mics to Sure SM7's, D12's to Earthworks, U47's to old AKG 414's Dan seems to have everything covered.



Rock Hard Studios website


Tel - 01253 749 761

Unit 4 Cocker Trading Estate,

Cocker Street


United Kingdom




Since opening in 2007 the equipment and the facilities at Rock Hard Studios have continued to improve. Rock Hard Studios have six different acoustic spaces to record from, from the 500sq ft main Live Room to smaller more intimate sounding studio rooms, you are likely to get the right sound for whatever recording you are making.


Music isn't all they do, with extensive experience with all types of audio work, be it voice over work, Foley, sound design or editing and restoration. Whatever your needs are, Rock Hard Studios and their team of expert engineers and producers to do a great job for you time and time again. ​ With studio rates starting from just £35 per hour check out their website:





Genelec 1032B studio monitors providing accurate monitoring in mid-sized production environments.

​Featuring high dynamic range and SPL as well as low colouration and wide frequency response, the 1032B is a reference in many studio applications.

The 1032B active monitor contains drivers, power amplifiers, active crossover and protection circuitry. The surface optimised advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) provides outstanding frequency balance, stable and neutral sound imaging in all environments. 1032B features Genelec Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) circuitry which switches the monitor to standby when no audio input is detected (ErP 2013 Directive).


Pro Tools HDX

Work with up to 256 audio tracks with a single card system or up to 768 audio tracks with three cards. Mix up to 192 ins and outs. Get the power to run volumes more plug-ins. And take on projects of any size and scope with complete confidence.

















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