Black Diamond

Recording Studios

Black Diamond Recording Studios is located 15 minutes east of Downtown Portland. We pride ourselves on utilizing cutting-edge technology to help get you the sound you desire. Black Diamond has the space and equipment to record large member groups as well as solo artists. Portland is full of a variety of unique acts and we enjoy the challenge of making sure everyone leaves the studio with a project that matches, and hopefully exceeds their expectations.

At Black Diamond, we have 24ft. vaulted ceilings in the live room and it measures an astounding 26ft. x 34ft. x24ft. (One of the largest, if not the largest rooms in Portland). We also have three other isolation rooms; two of them are 15ft. x 12ft. x 20ft. with 20ft. vaulted ceilings. The vocal booth is heavily deadened with Auralex 4 inch studio foam. The control room is designed for near field monitoring and is 23ft. x 15ft. x 12ft. We are currently running the new Avid HDX System, giving us the ability to handle incredibly large projects with the highest quality.

Black Diamond wants our clients to be comfortable. We have a huge green room located above the studio equipped with a full kitchen, full bathroom, laundry room and two decks. It is a perfect area for taking a break.

Please contact us for a tour of our facility and we hope to work with you soon!

Contact

EMAIL

info@blackdiamondstudios.net

PHONE

(503) 477-6523

Rates

STUDIO + ENGINEER

Please contact us to get a personalized quote! Please note that Same Day Bookings may not be possible due to studio and engineer availability. We suggest booking a session in advance to guarantee a time slot!

We require that a $50 deposit be made with a minimum booking of 3 hours on all sessions booked. This deposit goes towards the final price. This can be done through PayPal or in person by appointment. Cancellation deposits will be refunded if cancelled 48 hours before the scheduled session.

STUDIO + BYOE (Bring Your Own Engineer)

Already have your own engineer? No Problem! We always encourage new engineers to come use our facility for their projects! This includes an in-house engineering assistant too!

We require that a $50 deposit be made with a minimum booking of 3 hours on all sessions booked unless otherwise discussed beforehand. Cancellation deposits will be refunded if cancelled 48 hours before the scheduled session. This rate applies only to recording sessions, not general studio rental.

Our engineers are able to produce songs and beats if you are looking for customized music or help with your own.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

We accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Checks, and Cash.

Need to put your deposit down or pay for your session? Click here!

Gear

MIXING CONSOLE

DDA AMR24
24 bus split console design
36 channel master/ 24 channel monitor
84 inputs on mix mode
Master section : variable high-pass filter,
4-band enhanced semi-parametric EQ, 2 stereo AUX sends,
4 mono AUX sends
Monitor section : enhanced semi-parametric EQ,
2 stereo AUX sends, 4 mono AUX sends
Selectable plasma metering

INTERFACES

AVID HDX Card
AVID HD I/O
Digidesign 96 I/O
Digidesign SYNC
Digidesign MIDI I/O
(24 Audio Inputs Total)
UAD-2 PCIe Duo Core DSP

AUDIO MONITORING

Genelec 1032A (2)
Yamaha NS-10M (2)
Mackie HRS120 Subwoofer
Dangerous Music Monitor ST
Bryston 4B ST Power Amp

COMPUTER

Mac Pro 2x 2.66 6-Core, 48GB RAM
Dual Monitors (40″ 4K & 19″)

RACK GEAR

Manley VOXBOX (1)
Manley Dual Mono Preamp (4)
Drawmer 1960-A Preamp (1)
ART Pro MPA Stereo Preamp (2)
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8X (British Mod) (2)
dbx 160XT Mono Compressor (1)
Symetrix CL-150 Mono Compressor (1)
Lexicon MX400 Reverb/Effects Processor (1)
BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer (1)
dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizers (1)

MICROPHONES

AKG C 414 B-XL II (matched pair) (2)
AKG C 451 B (1)
AKG D 112 (2)
Audix D6 (2)
Neumann KM 184 (matched pair) (2)
Neumann TLM 103 (1)
Neumann U 87 (1)
Rode NT1-A (mateched pair) (2)
Royer R-121 (matched pair) (2)
Sennheiser MD 421 (4)
Shure Beta 57A (2)
Shure SM7B (1)
Shure SM57 (3)
Soundelux U195 (1)

SOFTWARE

AVID Pro Tools 12HD
AVID Pro Tools 10HD
Ableton Live 9
Apple Logic Pro X
Universal Audio Omni Collection
Soundtoys 5 Bundle
Plug & Mix VIP Bundle
Waves Collection
Native Instruments Komplete 10
Nomad Factory Collection
URS
McDSP Collection
Drumagog 5 Platinum
Antares Auto-Tune 8
Melodyne
Audio Ease
Bomb Factory Collection
Brainworx Collection
Plugin Alliance Collection
IK Multimedia Collection
Toontrack DFH Superior + All Expansion Packs
Quantum Leap Pianos by EastWest
Xfer SERUM
…and many more

INSTRUMENTS

Yamaha S30 Music Synthesizer
Studiologic SL-880 MIDI Controller
Studiologic SL-161 MIDI Controller
Hammond Organ

ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS
(available by request prior to session, ask for more details)

B52 ATH-100 All Tube Amplifier with matching cabinet
Fender Hot Rod DeVille 2×12 Combo Amplifier
Paul Reed Smith CE 24
Paul Reed Smith 25th Aniversary Edition 305 Model
Fender American Strat
Fender Highway 1 – USA Jazz Bass
Yamaha SY-55 Synthesizer
Misa Digital Kitara Synthesizer

Clients

  • 2Eleven
  • 3rd Degree
  • Alexis Mcneal
  • All I Ask
  • Androck
  • Arjay
  • Astomia
  • Audiophobia
  • AV
  • Black ‘N Blue
  • Blue Ember
  • Brainsic
  • Bret Lucich
  • Bouy LaRue
  • B-Wall
  • Caballeros Musical
  • Capitol Guarantee
  • CFRN
  • Champagne Duane
  • Chris Margolin & The Dead Bird Collection
  • Cool Nutz
  • Crown Point
  • D.tayls
  • Daniel Baldwin
  • Dan Eagan
  • Deen Castronovo
  • Debra Luck
  • Deophobic
  • DJ Chill
  • D.R.A.M.
  • Doug Aldrich
  • Dusks Embrace
  • E-40
  • Ed To Shred
  • Errik Lewis
  • Fabian Jon
  • Fabolous
  • Fear Factory
  • Fred Vogel
  • G Zoom
  • Gabriella Coniglio
  • George Horga Jr.
  • Goldfoot
  • Home Depot
  • Illa
  • Intel
  • J Dos
  • Jae Lava
  • Jack Blades
  • Janxy
  • Jay Critch
  • Jermaine Dupree
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Joel Svoboda
  • Jon Davidson
  • Jonny Cool
  • Kenny Mack
  • Kinfolkz
  • Kong At The Gates
  • KTPMENACE
  • Lexi Keimele
  • Lil Bamm
  • Love Liz
  • Lucy Gray
  • Mannovelli
  • Marca Luna
  • Mark Eubanks
  • Mattress World Northwest
  • Mica Parris
  • Mikey Vegas
  • Mortified Mortician
  • Motown
  • Mr. Nota
  • Never Awake
  • Nia Holloway
  • Nico & Vinz
  • Nike
  • Nitro Norm
  • Nyxio Technologies
  • OCDlove
  • OLY
  • One Way Train
  • Otis Heat
  • Petey Joe Kush
  • Play
  • Premonitions of Panic
  • Problem
  • Proven
  • Queen Liz
  • Regiment26
  • Revolution Saints
  • Russell Stafford
  • Ryan Reed & Dopamine
  • Sarcastic
  • Senescence
  • Scruplez
  • Set In Stone
  • Seventh Gate
  • Shadow Of Apollo
  • Silversafe
  • Sheena G
  • Spiritual Plague
  • State Of Jefferson
  • Submerged
  • TEAM BANZAI
  • The Accidentals
  • The Last Artful, Dodgr
  • The Ordained Sinisters
  • The Rodeo Clowns
  • The Young Royals
  • The Seatbelt Tragedy
  • The Zoos
  • Tiffany Mall
  • Timothy Uecker
  • Todd Hoffman (Discovery Channel)
  • Tyranny of Hours
  • Tyrone Hendrix
  • TYuS
  • War On Us
  • Wednesday 13
  • When Vanity Kills
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