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Matt PringleMatt Pringle
16:27 30 Sep 23
My partner got me a a voucher for a few hours at black cave recording for my birthday. I’m a recreational guitar player and never done anything like this before so was nervous. Andrew was very patient though and talked me through everything which put me at ease and allowed me to play and sing to the best of my ability. His mixing skills were amazing too which resulted in a top quality final recording. Would highly recommend Andrew to anyone that is new to recording.
Ruby CroninRuby Cronin
20:53 14 Sep 23
Andrew was very helpful, I've used other studios but black cave has been outstanding for the quality of work produced
Greg MayGreg May
08:32 14 Sep 23
Had a great experience with Andrew@Black Cave. I'm a total amateur with some lyrics and a tune in my head. Gave Andrew some ideas about how I wanted it to sound and he produced an amazing backing track. I had time in the studio was fun and he got the best out of a pretty average voice. The end product was exactly what I wanted. Well recommended.
Margaret RyderMargaret Ryder
16:28 13 Sep 23
The service provided by Andrew was excellent. He was very friendly, reassuring and professional. The final production of my song could not have been more perfect. Thank you so much for all the support. Margaret Ryder
John SpiteriJohn Spiteri
23:49 28 Jul 23
I have used Black Cave Recording for a number of projects in different genres;solo voice and guitar, Acapella, traditional instrumentation and experimental Rock. I am pleased, with the results. The producer being a multi instrumentalist, has also been able to play on tracks. A knowledgeable, friendly collaborator who is able to mix and produce to a high standard, whatever the genre.I have no hesitation in recommending Black Cave Recordings; great value for money.
Jacob CreightonJacob Creighton
17:42 06 Jul 23
I’d never been to a recording studio before I’d been to Black Cave Recordings. Any nerves I had vanished quickly as I was immediately made welcome by Andrew which no doubt helped my performance. I have now been going to Black Cave Recordings for over a year now and recorded many songs there. For anyone looking to start recording music and/or get it mixed and mastered effectively I couldn’t recommend this place enough.
Sam WyllieSam Wyllie
10:57 30 Jun 23
Great experience, would definitely recommend!Andrew very accommodating from start to finish and allows for a very relaxed atmosphere.Great studio with good facilities!
Gregor SattiGregor Satti
08:56 01 Jun 23
I asked Andrew to master songs for my New Musical, and he did a wonderful job. The sound from the Tracks are Insane, the vocals Pop incredibly well, the Sound from the Musicians is wonderful as well and he done an amazing job. Honestly, if you want someone for a Job Mastering tracks, I would Always say Andrew is the person you want.
Dawn EvansDawn Evans
11:57 12 Feb 23
I worked with Andrew last year to make a recording as a gift. I am not a singer (beyond concerts in the shower or in the car), and, I'm really shy about singing in front of others - so Andrew certainly had his work cut out with me!He did an amazing job. He helped me through the whole process and was very patient, somehow what we produced sounded amazing!! I've only had one other experience like this, which was my first attempt to record this gift via a Groupon offer with a different studio. Not only did I dislike the end result from that first attempt, but the process itself wasn't very comfortable - especially for a total novice like me. This is why I looked Andrew up.To begin with in my initial inquiry to see if he could help I shared the first recording to get his professional opinion, without any sales tactics at all he simply pointed out the post production elements from the first one that had hampered the recording, if I wanted to do this again with him he was confident he could have me sounding much better - which he definitely did! I am really proud of the track we made, and the recipient I gifted it to was amazed.Andrew has also been really helpful following this experience when I reached out to him via email to ask for some advice on microphones and equipment for hobby/home recording. I had such a positive experience with him and loved how the track sounded so much that I decided I might do more for fun at home. I do love to sing, I just don't like an audience! He responded quickly and with loads of very helpful advice which was much appreciated.I would definitely recommend working with Andrew if you're looking to record with someone. He's professional, courteous, helpful and supportive. Whether you're a seasoned pro, or a total newcomer like me. His post production skills are amazing, he'll produce a very polished finished product for you I'm sure. I would definitely go back to him for any future requirements. A+ Highly recommend!!
Lamin NajibLamin Najib
17:46 04 Feb 23
Hi everyone!I would recommend anyone to go with black cave studio!Andrew is cool, professional and full of understanding of music! ANDREW IS A Very conscious individual AND RESPECTFUL! THE STUDIO IS CLEAN AND WELCOMING! LOVE IT!I MADE HITS ALREADY! THANK YOU ANDREW!JAH BLESS!
The RTAAdsThe RTAAds
12:19 11 Feb 22
I have recorded two audio books with Black Cave recordings and will be doing more. Andrew is a delight to work with. He is very professional and has an attention to detail. He is a pleasure to deal with and the quality of the end product has been commented upon by many listeners. I can thoroughly recommend Black Cave recording and I will return again shortly for more recordings.
Susannah LaingSusannah Laing
07:04 10 Feb 22
Fantastic studio. Andrew is great! I highly recommend 🙂
15:44 14 Jan 22
Very impressive sound booth. Andrew is extremely knowledgeable and creates a very professional and welcoming environment.
Morag ClyneMorag Clyne
12:25 11 Jan 22
Highly recommended. Andrew made me feel completely at ease recording for my course. He then spent time reviewing and tweaking it until I was completely satisfied.I needed the file in a different format after our session and that was also no problem for him.
Stefan ZinonosStefan Zinonos
17:08 05 Jan 22
A massive thank you to Andrew from Black Cave Recordings. He has made my band’s first single sound absolutely incredible.We only had a short amount of time to get it done, which he managed to pull off even through Christmas time.Andrew also helped us with any requests we had for the song and made adjustments accordingly and in a very timely manner.Thanks for your time and quality of work Andrew, we all appreciate it!
Ian GouldingIan Goulding
15:50 05 Jul 21
Andrew did a genuinely amazing on my record. After I did a home recording of vintage synths, drum machines, and some piano parts, he helped to turn a loose collection of ideas into one cohesive whole.He's really collaborative, but not afraid to be firm in this decisions - this is something that I found really helpful; we could have spent forever making final decisions that I was agonising over, and Andrew cut through the noise to help me come to a choice. That said, he's also very generous with his time; he clearly puts a lot of effort and care into everything, and his revisions are excellent - he doesn't just pump out another version - he makes careful and delicate tweaks.The quality of work is evident right from the off - his mixes were so well considered and he took time at the outset to try to understand what I was looking to achieve with the album. Every track I asked him to work on is so much better after his input and work. This might seem like a small thing but he also does a great job of helping to keep the dynamic range intact - he doesn't want to fight the loudness war (again, can't thank him enough for this).Over the years I've worked with a lot of people in music and Andrew stands alone in being the most reliable and consistently excellent person I've come across. I couldn't recommend him highly enough, whether you're an experienced musician or someone just starting out.
Greg EdwardsGreg Edwards
20:38 03 May 21
Very happy with Black Cave - Andrew kept me informed as he was working and sent over my masters exactly when he said he would. And best of all, they sound great, awesome to hear how he polished up my mixes. Much appreciated and would happily use again. Thanks!
Dean McAvoyDean McAvoy
14:53 24 Dec 20
Booked a last time session to record a couple of songs as a Christmas present. Andrew was extremely helpful and accommodating. He gave me lots of advice prior to recording to make sure the backing tracks were good quality and the recording session itself was excellent. Very professional and put me at ease throughout the whole process. Would highly recommend!
Rich DodginRich Dodgin
15:04 19 Nov 20
I recently took the Beginner's Course (4 lessons covering the use of production software, creating music using samples as well as both electronic and acoustic instruments, and mixing finished compositions). The lessons were brilliant! Andrew did an amazing job of showing me how to use Ableton, clearly explaining what we were doing and why, talking though the underlying techniques, and giving me plenty of opportunity to put into practice what I was learning. The lessons were tailored to my own personal needs, and throughout the lessons Andrew was patient and any questions I had were answered clearly. I've come away with a great understanding of how to use Ableton to create and mix the music I want to make, as well as a good understanding of the theory and techniques involved. If you are looking to learn the basics to get you started in music creation / production, then I highly recommend this course - fantastic!
15:53 06 Oct 20
I had Andrew at black cave recordings do a mix and mastering job for me recently. He had made the track sound better than I could have imagined but, most importantly to me, I can be quite fussy when it comes to certain changes to be made, and he executed all these perfectly without hassle.I recommend to anyone to work with Black Cave in the future.
Jim GrayJim Gray
12:04 08 Jan 20
Went along to Black Cave recordings with my little song and plenty of trepidation. Was immediately put at ease which no doubt helped my performance. Enjoyed the experience and ended up with a very professional sounding recording. Would highly recommend Andrew and Black Cave Recordings.
We have worked with Black Cave Recordings always finding it extremely pleasent and easy, thanks to their knowledge, skills and approachability. We are looking forward to using their services regularly!
Paolo DrusiPaolo Drusi
19:13 12 Nov 19
I have worked with Andrew in more than one occasion, and I have been impressed by his knowledge and professional approach to each job. The quality of the sound he produced exceeded my expetions. Strongly recommended!
13:15 11 Nov 19
I worked with Black Cave Studios on a live session recently, they stepped in at a moments notice and provided an exceptional service on the night and the quality of the audio we received back was of the highest standard. his fees are very reasonable for the service you receive and i will certainly be recommending them to others.
13:28 26 Sep 19
Top service
21:00 04 Jun 19
Very Professional. He really cared to get the best sound he could out of my project and the result was more than I could hope for. He nailed it.
Avril KerrAvril Kerr
15:59 08 Apr 19
Outstanding job from start to finish.Amazing mixing and finished sound.Great guy ,very easy to work with and the patience of a saint !!Outstanding professional....Would thoroughly recommend !!!
Jordan NivenJordan Niven
23:27 19 Mar 19
Worked with a few music tech producers over the years an this was by far the best quality finished result at black cave , will deffo be back in the future
Adonye BanigoAdonye Banigo
13:26 07 Mar 19
As a singer songwriter, a producer who makes you feel comfortable from the get-go is highly important. Andrew is exactly that and more, I don't think there's enough space here to describe how good he is but I'll try. Firstly I couldn't believe how good my vocals were when I heard them, just a testament of how comfortable I felt whilst singing. We did several home recording sessions at my place and his and I never felt like we were working on a timer; I thoroughly enjoyed the recording experience. Andrew's feedback was always constructive, he actually helped with some of my vocal harmonies! His musician skills came in very handy; he played the bass guitar on my 2 songs and sounded amazing. He paid attention to my feedback too and got the tracks sounding better than I could have ever imagined. The final vocal arrangement, the mixing and mastering- really outstanding work. And all of that for easily the most competitive price I found. Enough said?
Agnieszka PelowskaAgnieszka Pelowska
14:06 15 Apr 18
Highly recommend. The producer has a fantastic ear for detail and I really welcomed his input. The final mix and master sounded tasteful and professional. Great prices too. Will be back.
Miguel Ángel HermidaMiguel Ángel Hermida
11:52 21 Dec 17
We did the recording, mixing and mastering with Black Cave Recordings and we couldn't be happier. The result was really really good, I didn't expect it to sound as well as it turned out. Also recording with Andrew was great, he really cared about giving us the best possible result, despite our crazy ideas, and we had an amazing time there. Can't recommend enough!
Alan TomkinsAlan Tomkins
12:00 13 Dec 17
I recently needed to do a voiceover for a video on my website. I tried using my home kit but the quality wasn't great. I found Andrew in Edinburgh on Google and got in touch. In just an hour (and only £20) we have a great quality recording synced with my video. Andrew was incredibly helpful and made me realise how little I know about audio recording. I'd highly recommend his services.


Black Cave Recordings offers studio quality recording services for your project wherever you’d wish to record in and around Edinburgh and the UK. If you have a regular practice space for you or your band, have a specific location in mind where you’d like any sound to be recorded, or want to record in the comfort of your own home, our mobile unit can be taken to almost all places. We can also advise you on spaces you can hire out for any project, and can offer a package where you record certain parts in a studio, and finish other parts in the relaxed atmosphere of our home studio, a practice space of your choice, or your own home, saving you money.

  • High quality sound recordings
  • Any type of project, from vocal tracking to full band recordings
  • All genres are catered for
  • Record in the comfort a practice space of your choice
  • Suggestions for recording space hire available on request
  • Stress-free guitar/bass/vocal tracking available at our home studio or even your own home
  • Live band/performer recordings are welcome

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In the comfort of our fully equipped vocal booth you can record vocals over a backing track of your choice or record voice over for your podcast, documentary or radio show. Enjoy the sound of industry standard equipment, with the added option of having your recordings edited, mixed and mastered. If you cannot come to us, our vocal booth is also fully mobile, which means we can come to you and set up wherever you wish.

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Take home a multi-channel recording of your band practice. If you need high quality recordings of your practice session to use as a demo or to get gigs, this for you. The session can take place wherever you usually practice (or we can recommend a venue if required). Mixing and mastering is an optional extra, but can take your sound to the next level.

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Recording enclosure by Session Booth. 1.5m x 1.2m soundproofed and treated recording booth for instruments and vocals with window included for line of sight with engineer. It can fit up to two vocalists, a vocalist playing guitar comfortably, or guitar cabs/amps, etc.

  • 2x Line Audio CM3
  • 2x Bash Audio RM BIV-1 Ribbons
  • 2x AKG C414
  • 1x AKG D112
  • 1x Shure SM7b
  • 3x Shure SM57
  • 3x Shure SM58
  • 2x Shure SM58 Wireless Mics (SLXD24DE/SM58)
  • 1x sE Electronics V7 X
  • 1x Audix OM7
  • 3x Sennheiser e604
  • 1x Red5Audio RV6
  • 1x Pyle PDMIC78
  • 3x Behringer XM1800S
  • Neumann KH310 monitors
  • Soundcraft Ui24R mixing desk/audio interface
  • Arturia Audiofuse interface
  • Sonarworks room correction
  • 9x headphones (Beyerdynamic, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Vic Firth, etc.)
  • 8-way headphone amp 8 channel microphone splitter
  • Samson MDA1 (active DI)
  • ART Dual Z Direct 2 Ch Passive DI
  • Jackson SLX DX guitar with EMG 81/85
  • Fender Squier Contemporary HSS Stratocaster guitar
  • Yamaha FG800M Acoustic Guitar
  • Novation Launchkey 37 keyboard/controller
  • Mapex Mars Pro maple & mahogany drum kit
  • Yamaha DTExpress II electronic drum kit
  • Digitech RP 350 guitar multi FX
  • Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
  • Pioneer DDJ-RB DJ controller
  • 2x Numark vinyl turntables & DJ mixer
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live
  • Reaper
  • Plugins by FabFilter, Waves, Neural DSP & many more