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  • Soundtracs Jade 32 console
  • Pro Tools HD2 system
  • Digital and vintage analogue recording
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Purpose built studio
  • 250 sq ft live room
  • Established business for 20 years
  • Village location
  • Off street parking
  • Special deals for unsigned bands

Hats Off Studios is a purpose built recording studio near Oxford

Clients are usually surprised to find such a well-equipped and comfortable studio in this quiet Cotswold village, just 15 minutes drive from Oxford. Our quality of service, combined with beautiful rooms and a relaxing atmosphere, makes Hats Off an ideal choice for any recording project.

Michael ‘Mickie’ Taylor has been running Hats Off Studios for over 20 years. Being both a musician and composer, he has the experience, skill and creative imagination to understand exactly what you need and work within your budget and time constraints.

Please call us to discuss your requirements or contact us and we will aim to respond to your enquiry the same day.

A map and directions are included on our contact page


  • "Technically second to none."

    Mike Birkhead, BBC Producer
    'Land of the Tiger'
    'Tigers of The Emerald Forest'
    'The Wild Bunch'
  • "Working with Michael at Hats Off was great fun.

    It combined the technology of any urban studio with the peace and tranquillity of the Cotswold countryside."

    Karen Bass, BBC producer
    'Andes To Amazon'
  • "The Studio has a great atmosphere for creating high quality work.

    Michael offers his professional opinion candidly, creatively and constructively, becoming one of the team.

    Plus the audio is always of unquestionable quality having been a joy to create."

    Immersive Education
  • "Over the years many clients have passed through our doors, often to return time and again and to become good friends along the way.

    Because working in the studio is a process, you never know where the creative path will lead, but wherever it leads is always exciting and great fun."

    Michael "Mickie' Taylor
    Hats Off Studios owner and recording engineer
  • "Hats off to Hats Off, a breath of fresh Air!! How many times does one work in a studio that oooozes professionalism and creates THE homely atmosphere....never but here!!

    Mickey and Lindsey have made us all feel like we have been working here for years plus the studio itself provides a wealth of experience and kit suitable for all types of recording. Thank-you, Thank-you."

    Bob Golding - Actor

Latest News

  • theparades youtube

    Dan Bartlett, Andy Burge and Callum Walton, together form ‘The Parades’ and recently recorded an album and video at Hats Off. See their live performance of the new track 'In The Moment' on YouTube. Great song guys! We just love it, a great soul funk sound.

  • KirstyBromley youtube

    Kirsty Bromley recording 'Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy' video - Thanks to Mickie for the stunning studio, your dancing & laughter. This is my first 'Official' Music video which makes me ridiculously excited xx Kirsty

  • OutoftheBlue youtube

    Out Of The Blue
    are the best selling, all male capella band and return to Hats Off every year to record their latest album. Check out their Shakira-inspired charity single which has just gone viral with over 3 million hits! Also their beautiful arrangement of the Bond theme Skyfall.