Studio hits all the right notes

High Peak Mayor Alan Barrow was on hand to officially open Buxton's first ever professional recording studio, MST Sounds.
High Peak Mayor Alan Barrow was on hand to officially open Buxton's first ever professional recording studio, MST Sounds.

High Peak Mayor Alan Barrow was on hand to officially open a new recording studio in Buxton last week.

The town’s first professional recording studio, the business is the brainchild of local musician Matt Taylor, part of the band Fuzzy Felt World.

Matt has spent the last three years working at a recording studio and record label in Stoke-on-Trent before deciding to open up MST Studios in Buxton.

Taking his inspiration from legendary English record producer Joe Meek, who used pioneering techniques to give records an individual sound, Matt will employ a number of lesser-used techniques at MST Studios. He explained: “Instead of being simply a place to record, the studio will become more like an instrument itself to enhance the performance.”

The 21-year-old, who received a grant from Derbyshire County Council to help towards setting up the studio, said: “We’ve also got a record label which allows us to be creative. I’d like to release some artists locally, or from anywhere really, but especially in Buxton because there is quite a big music scene with plenty of up and coming talent so it would be great to get them involved.

“The equipment we’ve got gives everything a unique sound because it makes it appeal to niche markets.”

To find out more, visit www.mstsounds.com.