recording services

Active Acoustics has a wide range of recording experience from classical lieder to Scots fiddle and poetry. We are a Scottish company offering a flexible service from the smallest recording project to large scale sessions. We are also well equipped for bands, musicians, adverts, radio or independent song writers. Take this oppertunity to work with leading recordist David Meldrum who has enjoyed a life-long passion for high quality sound recording and reproduction.

the history

Active Acoustics was formed in 1995 as a partnership between David Meldrum and Roy Bowers, cousin of John Bowers, the joint founder of Bowers and Wilkins (B&W), makers of high quality loudspeakers and other audio equipment. While at Cambridge University during the 70s, David formed a close partnership with the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, directed by Richard Marlow, and recorded all of their concerts, including landmark events such as the St John and St Matthew Passions with Peter Pears as Evangelist at Trinity College in 1976 and at Snape in 1977. A number of commercial LPs were also recorded and issued across the breadth of the a capella repertoire, one as a joint release with BBC Birmingham.