Chem19 to host Music Producer’s Guild ‘Under The Hood’ event Tue 22nd Nov

We’re delighted to be playing host to the Music Producer’s Guild (MPG) this year as they hold their 3rd ‘Under The Hood’ event, this time on the subject of The Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System. Special guest Steven Slate (CEO of Slate Digital) will be in attendance via a Skype call, and also personally present will be guest panelists Paul Savage (owner of Chem19 Studios), Greg Kane (Hue & Cry) and Paul McGeechan (Love & Money). Attendance is for MPG members only but it’s easy to join – just go to the MPG website and sign up. Details of times etc. will be on their website. See more details in the flyer below.



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SoundLAB 2016 Now Open For Application!! (NOW CLOSED)

We are now open for application to our annual course SoundLAB which aims to provide a practical introduction to the disciplines of audio engineering & production to ages 18-25. The course has been running now for 5 years, and provides a bridge between basic knowledge and the working world of the studio engineer & producer. No qualifications or prior training is required to apply for this course however – although some basic knowledge or practical experience of studio recording is recommended.

SoundLAB is taught at our studio premises in Blantyre, and takes place in fortnightly 4hr workshops that run from October 2016 to May 2017. For more information and how to apply please download our Information Document: SoundLAB | Engineering & Production Course Leaflet 2016.

Applicants must be aged 18 to 25 yrs & be resident in Scotland. There are only 12 places so successful entry is competitive. There is no fee for this course as it is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

Please note the application deadline is midnight on Wednesday 31st August 2016. 

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Apply for our Demo Fund 2016! (NOW CLOSED)

We are delighted to announce another Chem19 Demo Fund to run this summer, offering 5 young Scottish artists the chance to record for 3 days at no charge at Chem19 Studios with the help of one of our experienced engineers. Following the recording & mix of the chosen tracks, the artists will be invited to play live as part of a showcase organised by Chem19 at a well known Glasgow venue. We will also provide the artist with advice on how to release their newly recorded tracks on digital and/or physical format.

To apply for this opportunity, artists are invited to send us rough demos (where available) and a brief introduction to the artist. Please email info, links etc. to To be eligible artists must be 25 or under, live in Scotland and have little or no recording experience in a professional studio.

Original material only will be considered for the recording fund.

Please note the application deadline is midnight on the 31st July.

There are only 5 places to be offered in this round and artists will be selected by a panel of studio engineers.

Funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative through Creative Scotland


SAY Award 2016 Long List Announced!!

Congratulations to Chemikal Underground artists Miaoux Miaoux and Emma Pollock whose albums, both recorded at Chem19, have been nominated for this year’s Scottish Album of The Year longlist. The shortlist will be announced on 16th June with the winner being announced on 29th June.

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SoundLAB 2015 – Now Closed For Applications

Our engineering and production course SoundLAB is now CLOSED for applications.

The course, now about to enter its fifth year, is focused on bridging the gap between theory and practice and allows the students access to professional teaching by experienced engineers in a working commercial studio environment. The course is funded by Creative Scotland and is taught at Chem19. The course runs from October to June and as the classes are only 4 hours long and take place every fortnight, we hope that students already taking part in full or part time education can still attend SoundLAB without it impacting too much on their current studies.

There are no entry requirements to the course but students must be aged between 18 and 25 and be resident in Scotland. For more information on the course and how to apply please download our information pack SoundLAB | Engineering & Production Course Leaflet 2015.

Please note the deadline for applications is midnight on 31st August 2015.


SAY Award 2015

This year sees yet another impressive 20 strong SAY Award Longlist, including 3 albums to come out of Chem19:

King Creosote: From Scotland With Love
The Phantom Band: Strange Friend
Mogwai: Rave Tapes (mixed at Castle Of Doom by Chem19’s Paul Savage)

A good few well known names appear in this year’s list including Idlewild and Belle & Sebastian, but the majority are newer, up and coming acts such as Honeyblood, Withered Hand & Paws, showcasing the continuing development of Scotland’s burgeoning music scene.

Don’t forget you can have your say in which albums make the Shortlist. The public vote on the list of 20 takes place over three days only – 25th – 27th May – with the Shortlist being announced on 28th May. The 10 albums from the Shortlist will be considered by the panel and the winner announced at the award ceremony on Wednesday June 17th at the O2 ABC Glasgow.



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Miaoux Miaoux & Admiral Fallow New Releases

Miaoux Miaoux and Admiral Fallow both release brand new albums this week and next with ‘School Of Velocity’ and ‘Tiny Rewards’.

Both albums were mixed at Chem19 by house engineers Jamie Savage and Paul Savage, and we were delighted to welcome both bands back into the studio having worked with them on repeated occasions in the past.

Touring plans accompany these new offerings too; hit the bands’ names above to find out more (and buy the records! ).


Xmas Gift vouchers available!

We sell gift vouchers for recording for values upwards from £120, which buy a half day in Studio 2, including engineer.

A quick and easy gift to organise, we can have a gift voucher delivered to you by email on the same day, provided payment can be made same day by bank transfer.

Please get in touch with us to find out more.


‘From Scotland With Love’ Nominated for Scottish BAFTA

The critically acclaimed film From Scotland With Love directed by Virginia Heath and with soundtrack written and recorded by King Creosote has been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA Award 2014. The film is a compilation of Scottish film archive, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack written especially for the film by King Creosote. Chem19 house engineer David McAulay was Music Supervisor for the film and recorded the soundtrack in the studio. Paul Savage mixed the tracks to create the final soundtrack and album now available on Domino Recordings.


Thinking about recording?

If you would like to make a booking with us, make an appointment to view the studios or just fancy an informal chat please just email us or phone us on 01698 324246.

We take a great deal of pleasure in advising on recording and can help you make sure you make the best decisions for your budget, your setup and most importantly your recording.

We look forward to hearing from you.