Insight You Can Use from Blackwater Recording, Inc.
For some advantages of recording at the studio, Blackwater Recording would like you to really
listen. With digital technology being practically everywhere these days, having good sound may
just slip your notice… until poor sound happens. Maybe you have watched a video or two online?
Whether it is music or spoken word, good sound quality is essential.
We recognize the importance of good, quality sound recording when the piece is lacking. It
might be a video of a lecture, an audiobook, or a gig by a band at the local café. As the
audience, we anticipate being able to hear it well. We feel slighted when we have to strain
or otherwise cannot hear the performance.
So, what makes it so advantageous to book a session for studio recording? Blackwater
Recording, Inc., can help define a few of the advantages for you. Keep the following in mind
when you seek to produce quality media. Communicating an important message or making
an impression with your latest music starts with a controlled environment.
Studios Offer a Controlled Monitoring Environment
A professional studio, like Blackwater Recording, Inc., in Wirtz, Virginia, offers a controlled
monitoring environment. The advantage of this is that your mixes will translate well to
other playback systems be it ear buds or high-end speakers.
Perhaps you have already experienced the letdown of having mixed something yourself at
home only to find that it does not sound like you thought it did when played back on other
systems. Not only the speakers you use while mixing but the room acoustics influence how
you balance the mix elements. This is why a neutral monitoring environment that does not
falsely influence your mix decisions is very important.
These types of external influences and distortions can make you feel like home mixing is a
waste of time. And if your project is an important one, then perhaps it calls for the
controlled monitoring environment of a studio. The studio mixing room itself is
constructed to reduce external, distracting noises and provide neutral audio reference that
you can trust.
Important Advantages of Recording at the Studio
Along with having the proper environment, recording in a studio gives your project the
right recording, mixing, and editing it may need. Entrusting your creative project to the
care of recording professionals does give it an edge over doing it yourself. We’ll talk more
about the planning process in a future blog, but contact us if you have any questions.
Giving sound the proper space for expression is vital to a quality recording. It matters less
whether the instrument is a musical one or your vocal cords. Being in a controlled
monitoring environment is key to capturing the true essence of the sound you want to
Cued Up Next: The Importance of Studio Acoustics
Earlier, we mentioned that external, distracting noises can detract from sound quality.
We construct a recording studio to take advantage of quality acoustics. Consider these
words on what affects the acoustics in a room:
The room’s acoustics are affected by the walls, ceiling and floor, the dimensions
of the space, and the ability of surface materials, like curtains, to either absorb or
The acoustics of a room affect not only one’s listening enjoyment, but the ability to capture
quality sound when recording in a studio. Much goes into deciding what materials will line
the studio walls, ceiling, and floor. Along with the acoustics is the sound proofing provided
by a quality studio. No more worries about barking dogs traffic noise and excess air
conditioning noise. This is why many recording studios themselves may offer a few
different ways to record certain sounds or instruments.
As creative spaces devoted to recording quality sound, studio acoustics play such an
important role. Being in the studio space and expressing sound with the right acoustics can
make a world of difference. Proper acoustics are what enable optimal sound, beyond, of
course, the talent and ability of the musician or performer.
Extensive Equipment to Wrap It All Up
So far, we have touched on the advantages of having the right controlled monitoring
environment and proper studio acoustics. The final set of advantages for studio recording
is in the extensive equipment available. At Blackwater Recording, Inc., we have assembled
an extensive array of professional recording and mixing equipment.
The professional equipment in our studio is what sets us apart from any other studio. It
certainly is an improvement over much of the technology many people have for home use.
You may find it enjoyable to sit at your computer and tweak the audio controls to your
liking. We understand completely.
However, when you work with a professional studio, there is so much more to consider.
This is where our extensive recording and mixing expertise comes in. We have the proper
types of microphones and sound boards to produce each recording project. The Blackwater
Recording, Inc., staff has the expertise to provide quality, finished results.
When you consider these three main aspects and advantages, studio recording makes a lot
of sense. One other advantage is this: Blackwater Recording, Inc., also likes to make it easy.
Rather than stress over the sound quality of your next project, give us a call. You may find
that our recording studio is just what you need. Keep listening, and we’ll see you again
To consult or schedule with the professionals at Blackwater Recording, Inc., call us
at (540) 721-1413. All hours are by appointment only. Check back to read our blog
regularly for more tips like session management techniques.