Welcome to ZEN Broadcast

PREMIERE RECORDING, BROADCAST & AUDIO SERVICES

ZEN BROADCAST- Both a BAFTA nominated and BAFTA winning team, who work on the largest scale broadcast productions both nationally and internationally. We offer not only ‘Home Grown’ talent but have access to, and excellent relationship’s with, some of the most experienced broadcast sound supervisors, recording engineers and sound crews the UK has to offer.  

With over sixty years combined experience and knowledge of both the music and broadcast industries, Zen Broadcast is really all you need. We are a “ONE CALL, FORGET ALL” solution.

No Matter how complex your production, we take the worry away allowing your production company and staff to focus on other aspects of the show, safe in the knowledge that the audio element is in good hands. Our Broadcast facility can cope easily with extremely high track count projects. We regularly manage complex shows and have the experience of working with Internationally renowned artists and producers.

We are equipped to take a project from ‘Concept’, through ‘Pre’ and more crucially into ‘Post Production’ (a crucially missed link these days). Ultimately everything is looked after all the way to your final broadcast. Our aim is to go above and beyond to get the job done no matter what the circumstance. We regularly deliver both live and recorded high end programmes for ITV, BBC and Sky so technical spec delivery is our bread and butter.

"From shows like 'The Voice', 'The Royal Variety Performance' to recordings of artists such as One Direction,
Dame Shirley Bassey, Brian May, Jamie Cullum, Ennio Morricone and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
Composition and Music Programming, Vocal Tuning and Pro Tools Training
- Zen Broadcast provides a World class recording and production service that can suit every need"
BROADCASTING

ZEN WORKFLOW- At Zen Broadcast we offer true flexibility. Whether it’s a small scale carry in project or a full scale hire of our ‘state of the art’ music recording mobile, the attention to detail is second to none.

After extensive investment, Zen Broadcast’s mobile unit has recently undergone a full refit. The refurbished facility not only offers full recording/mixing facilities as you’d expect, but has been redesigned to fill a gap in the market. Having worked for so many years, across so many genres, in a variety of facilities, we have been able to draw on our experience and fine tune this mobile studio to be exactly what is required in today’s ever expanding and demanding market.

The Zen Broadcast mobile has been reengineered into three separate, sound isolated, areas. A recording and tape specific room with comms, a highly spec’d dubbing suite offering stereo and 5.1 mix capability on Protools HDX. Having a dubbing and remix room separate from the main mixing room means shows can be turned around and remixed quickly when needed. The main mix/record room can be used with or without a grams area, making it extremely versatile in todays demanding music and tv markets. Both Mix and dubbing rooms feature a very highly specified acoustic design which complement a Barefoot surround speaker system that any studio would be proud of.

Ultimately we offer the client something that no other OB supplier is capable of: three studios in one. Each one can work independently, but when combined, give Zen Broadcast a vehicle that is capable of asynchronously mixing and recording over 500 channels of audio and video

RECORDING

ZEN TECH - PROTOOLS, DIGICO, STUDER, UAD, RME, BAREFOOT, Direct Out Technologies, Lexicon, Black Magic are to name but a few items of equipment you will find available when working with Zen Broadcast. All kit is fully UPS’d and audio recorded in triplicate to ensure nothing is ever lost. Our base in Dunsfold has a large overdub room for large scale projects should you need studio style music tracks recording. Please contact for full equipment breakdown.

ZEN PLANNING - Crews, Project Management, PA, FB and logistics can all be provided by our team of technical experts. We have the ability and experience to create new and bespoke musical arrangements and access to musicians who can perform them. Ultimately our aim is taking the pressure off the client and ensuring there are no missing links between artist and production in the run up to a show.

MASTERING

CD Recording/Mastering
Zen Broadcast boasts award winning and creative engineers, combined with industry leading technical knowledge and equipment, enables us to take on any recording production, no matter how big or small. From large orchestral locations records to studio overdub sessions, we are able to supply the ideal solution for your recording project. We take your project from concept, through the record, edit and mix processes and on into mastering. Using some of the industries leading equipment we give you and your artists the best possible options available at all times.. Please see for full list of equipment.

The final stage and possibly most crucial in the CD process is the Authoring and Mastering. This is a crucial step for a number of reasons. The goal of mastering is to is to enhance the overall sound, and create a defined listening experience for your songs/album. Individual songs are level-balanced to conserve a consistent sound and volume. In addition, correct mastering will ensure that your songs are frequency balanced and the level (loudness) is correct for digital distribution and radio play. Our team will supply your masters back to you as either a DDP image (the industry standard sample accurate data format used by nearly all professional pressing plants), Red Book CD or simply data files sent via our secure server.

All the facilities are fully networked, allowing for seamless and true collaboration. Our online approval system, allows for rushes, rough cuts and finished work to be securely viewed, logged, approved or delivered to anywhere in the world with an internet connection, a computer or an iOS device. For clients who do not need a full album or EP mastered we also offer our per song Please specify your preferred delivery method when confirming your session. read more...

What Is Album Mastering?
Our engineers use specially designed equipment, software, and monitoring to reveal and correct any problem areas, this allows us to detail the over-all sound of each song. During the CD mastering process there are many adjustments that are made depending on the, type of production, musical genre, instruments used, and mixed levels. Areas looked at during this process include:

  • Adjusting Individual Frequencies
  • Balancing Left and Right Stereo Channels
  • Equalizing The Sound of Each Track
  • Compressing and Limiting the Overall Sound Level
  • Automating Compression and/or Equalization
  • Adding Dithering
  • Add or Correct Improper Fades
  • Set Spacing Between Track
  • Use of Noise Reduction and Sound Restoration where required (especially with remastering of old audio)
  • Adding ISRC Codes for Distribution Rights
  • Adding CD-Text Information (Artist, Title, Track Names, etc)
  • Create DDP, BIN, or CUE Files for CD Replication or Duplication
  • Creation of a CD Master Disk