Jazz recording

At Blackdown studio, we specialise in jazz recording.  Our good-sized live room allows us to cater for groups of various sizes, from soloists up to seven-piece ensembles (to date the largest group we have recorded live).  The room has a naturally warm acoustic, and several heavy baffles, designed and built by ourselves, allow us to achieve good separation between instruments on our recordings without compromising the line-of-sight and the feeling of playing together.  Our combination of vintage and highest-quality modern microphones and pre-amps allow us to capture the performance in a way which we like to think has a ‘best of both’ (old and new) sound.  The 6′ 1930′s grand piano in the live room is available for use and has a great warm character (though please let us know if you would like to use the piano, as we will need to arrange for tuning before the session).

Please check our sounds page for samples of recent jazz (amongst other) work, and contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.