Located on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, only a short drive from Roanoke, Virginia. Blackwater Recording, Inc. in Wirtz is a full-service audio recording studio that offers artists, performers, and area producers a wide selection of services. These services include studio, recording, editing, mixing, as well as on-location recording.
Blackwater Recording, Inc. staff members include seasoned engineers and in-house musicians who pool their 70+ years of combined experience. This provides clients with a discography of knowledge on all phases of production. Working with all professional recording formats in and out of the studio, our staff is ready to work on your projects at any stage of completion, from recording, to overdubs, to mixing, and mastering.
Harold Thompson, our chief engineer, has over 45 years of recording expertise on multiple genres of music. Harold’s experience includes but is not limited to jazz, gospel, acoustic, rock and roll, hip-hop, folk, classical, bluegrass, and old-time. He is also skilled in doing live radio broadcasts.
Dave McDonald brings over 25 years of performance and studio engineering experience to Blackwater Recording, Inc.
Blackwater Recording, Inc. serves the region and encourages clients to set up a time to meet with our experienced engineers at the studio. Let us show you around the facility and help you plan your project. We can answer any questions you may have, and work diligently to get your project done on time and on budget. This professional planning consultation helps ensure the best outcome possible.
Blackwater Recording, Inc. offers a wide variety of equipment. Whether you choose to utilize our studio or schedule on-location recording, we have microphones, speakers, instruments and more to accommodate any style of music. An in-house set of Gretsch drums and a beautiful Kawai grand piano are among several instruments available for use. We provide recording services with the superior equipment that provides superior results for each project.
Blackwater Recording, Inc. also offers overnight accommodations upon request for a small fee.