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 an Antelope Audio + Avid HDX System with a total of 56 analog inputs and 56 analog outputs, 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, Venmo, CashApp or in person by appointment. Cancellation deposits will be refunded if: Full Day – cancelled 3 weeks before the scheduled session. Short Session – 1 week before scheduled Session. Exceptions can be made under certain circumstances.

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: Full Day – cancelled 3 weeks before the scheduled session. Short Session – 1 week before scheduled Session. Exceptions can be made under certain circumstances. 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, Venmo, 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
176 Point Bantam Patchbay + Full Console Access over Bantam
Uptown Flying Fader System – 37 Channels (36 Mix + 1 Master)

CONVERTERS

Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD
AVID HDX Card
AVID HD I/O
Digidesign 96 I/O
Digidesign MIDI I/O
(56 Analog Audio Inputs/56 Outputs Total)

Antelope Audio Orion Studio rev. 2017
-Expanded with 2x Behringer ADA8200
(28 Inputs/32 Outputs total)

AUDIO MONITORING

Genelec 1032A (2) +
Genelec 7071A Subwoofer
Yamaha NS-10M (2)
Dangerous Music Monitor ST
Bryston 4B ST Power Amp

COMPUTER

Mac Pro 2x 2.66 6-Core (24 Threads Total), 64GB RAM, SSD+USB 3.0
UAD-2 PCIe Duo Core DSP
Dual Monitors (40″ 4K & 19″)
32″ Mobile 1080P HD Monitor for recording to picture in the live rooms/vocal booth

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)
Alesis 3630 Stereo Compressor (1)
Klark Teknik KT-2A Optical Mono Compressor (1)
Symetrix CL-150 Mono Compressor (1)
BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer (1)
dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizers (1)
Behringer ADA8200 (Midas Preamps) (2)
Midas L10 500 Series Rack:
-DIYRE CP5 Colour Preamp with API Opamp (2)
-DIYRE Colour Palette (2)
–DIYRE Colours : 15 IPS Tape (2), Colourupter (2),
CTX Cinemag Transformer (2), HRK British Console (2),
HRK Discrete Saturation (2), JFT Class A Transistor (2)

The Producer Desk rack has a 32 point XLR patchbay (8 Combo Jacks, 24 XLR Female) and a 96 point DB25 patchbay for producers/engineers gear to be easily integrated into our patchbay system.

MICROPHONES

AKG C414 B-XL II (matched pair) (2)
AKG/Telefunken C12 TUBE CLONE (Custom Built by Andy) (1)
AKG C451 B (2)
AKG D112 (2)
Antelope Audio Edge Duo Modeling Microphone (1)
Aston Microphones Starlight (matched pair) (2)
Audix D6 (2)
Neumann KM184 (matched pair) (2)
Neumann TLM103 (1)
Neumann/Telefunken U47 TUBE CLONE (Custom Built by Andy) (1)
Neumann U87 (1)
Neumann U87 CLONE (Custom Built by Andy) (1)
Rode NT1-A (matched pair) (2)
Royer R-121 (matched pair) (2)
Sennheiser MD 421 – Black (4)
Shure Beta 57A (2)
Shure SM7B (1)
Shure SM57 (3)
Shure SM57 Right Angle Mod (1)
Shure Unidyne III 545S (1)
Slate Digital ML-2 Modeling Microphone (2)
Soundelux U195 (1)
War Barbie (Custom Ribbon Mic built by Andy) (1)

SOFTWARE

AVID Pro Tools 12HD
Ableton Live 9 & 10.1 Suite
Presonus Studio One Professional
Apple Logic Pro X
Reaper
Plugin Alliance Mega Bundle
Universal Audio Omni Collection
Soundtoys 5 Bundle
Plug & Mix VIP Bundle
Waves Collection
Native Instruments Komplete 10
Nomad Factory Collection
URS
McDSP
Slate Digital All Access Bundle
Slate Trigger 2
Drumagog 5 Platinum
Antares Auto-Tune Pro
Melodyne
Audio Ease
Bomb Factory Collection
IK Multimedia Collection
Toontrack DFH Superior + All Expansion Packs
Quantum Leap Pianos by EastWest
Xfer SERUM
…and many more

INSTRUMENTS

Cable-Nelson Baby Grand Piano
Yamaha S30 Music Synthesizer
Studiologic SL-880 MIDI Controller
Studiologic SL-161 MIDI Controller
Hammond Organ

Clients/Audio

  • 3rd Degree
  • Alexis Mcneal
  • Aliya Kie

  • Arjay
  • Astomia

  • AV
  • Benny Cosmic

  • Benvenue

  • Black ‘N Blue

  • Bouy LaRue
  • B-Wall
  • Capitol Guarantee

  • Cool Nutz
  • Corbett High School String Ensemble
  • D.tayls
  • Dan Eagan
  • DAYTYM

  • Deen Castronovo
  • Debra Luck
  • DJ Chill

  • Errik Lewis
  • Fabian Jon
  • Fear Factory
  • Fred Vogel
  • G Zoom

  • Gabriella Coniglio

  • Illa
  • J Dos
  • Janxy

  • Jermaine Dupree

  • Joel Svoboda

  • Kenny Mack
  • Kong At The Gates
  • KTPMENACE
  • Lavell Lindsey