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).
- located in Warwickshire, UK