Established in 2008, as a partnership between four engineer/producers (Sam Grant, Chris McManus, John Martindale and Doug Redfern) Blank Studios was seen as an opportunity to further the growth of knowledge, and provisions of creativity, by working as a team under one roof.
Originally located in a small building in Newcastle’s creative hub, the Ouseburn, the collective spent 2 years through 2016 to 2018 designing and building a brand new studio facility on Warwick Street - which opened April 2018. With an aim to create as large a live room as possible, paired with as large a control room the collective have managed to develop a commercial recording facility that is unmatched acoustically in the region.
Blank Studios provides audio recording, production and post production for musicians, artists, film, television and radio. But with the experience, technical knowledge, and creative thinking available through Blank Studios, a broad range of the more unusual audio specific projects can also be approached.
Set up in 2012 Blank Studios began a filmed series called the Blank Sessions. Available to stream online, these are performances from great artists that the Blank engineers think should be documented for all to see. Shot in the studio they aim to sound as good as any studio session, and offer the visuals to match.
You can watch the sessions here: