Studio Tickling Tours

Rob offers voiceover artists a unique service – Studio Tickling Tours.

The studio consultation part of what I do is very well known, and a staple of my offering. As much as it’s possible to do a lot of things remotely, there are some things that are just nicer to do in person and some things that can only be done in person.

In-person home studio visits

I offer in-person visits where I can help, advise and offer practical support to voiceovers in their own studios. This is fairly geographically restricted as the travel becomes expensive. But if a number of voiceovers can share those travel costs, it suddenly becomes more plausible.

Available across the UK

Studio Tickling Tours are based around a geographical location. I make appointments to go and see voiceover artists in their home-based studios, where I provide a number of services – from giving a studio a once over and a tweak (hence the term ‘studio tickling’) to more comprehensive overhauls, troubleshooting issues and training in software or production techniques.

Although the Studio Tickling Tours are sort of based in a city, I can travel quite far if it’s viable to do so. And I always make stops whilst en route to the main tour location, so you can always ask and see if I can pop over to see you while getting from A to B (I’ve previously considered Cardiff, Portsmouth, Chelmsford and Leicester as being between Manchester and London).

When is the next Tickling Tour?

Studio Tickling Tours usually happen 3 or 4 times a year in different regions of the UK. Keep an eye on our socials or sign up to our newsletter for news of the next tour.

The next… Studio Tickling Tour
Location: London and South UK
Dates: 4th to 8th March 2024

If you need studio help please get in touch as I can help with most issues remotely. If you want adding to my waiting list for when Studio Tickling Tours can recommence, you can do that here.

Studio tickling tours – at Gina Marchesi’s studio.
Gina Marchesi’s studio
Studio tickling tours – at Michelle Livings' studio.
Michelle Livings' studio
Studio tickling tours – at Julie-Ann Dean’s studio
Julie-Ann Dean’s studio

What does a Studio Tickle involve?

The Studio Tickling Tour is a great cost-effective way for those who live a fair distance away from Rob to get their studios looked at. If you would like your studio looking at – either for a quick once over or because you have an issue that needs dealing with – or would like some support with your production skills get in touch.

Studio Tickling consultations could include:

  • Studio tweaking – If you feel your home studio could with a bit of a refresh or an upgrade.
  • Studio troubleshooting – We’ve all booted up on a Monday, and what was working on Friday no longer is. I can help get to the bottom of the issue and get you up and running again.
  • Production training – We have a fast-changing industry, so there’s always something new to learn. If you feel your skills need an upgrade, book a 1-2-1 training session.
  • Acoustics consultation – The most important part of your recording chain is the room you’re sitting in. If this doesn’t sound good no mic in the world will help with that and your post-production will become a nightmare. I’ll help get your recording space sounding as good as possible and speed up your workflow keeping your clients happy.

Studio Tickling Tours are in-person and currently, UK based. Luckily for us both – a lot can be done online with virtual consultations. Just get in touch, and we can chat about what you need.

Diary of a Studio Tickling Tour

For those of you who wonder what a Studio Tickling Tour entails, you’re in luck. Read on Macduff!

Studio tickling tours – acoustic treatment in Emma Clarkes’ studio
Acoustic treatment in Emma Clarkes’ studio
Pete Nottage’s studio
Pete Nottage’s studio

Request a slot on the next Studio Tickling Tour

From £80 per hour + travel / call-out

If you have a set budget in mind, Rob will be happy to talk through some options with you.