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Feel welcomed in the comfort of our fully equipped and treated vocal booth located in the Edinburgh city centre.

Past projects include songs that have charted; punk, rock, funk, pop, death & black metal and reggae bands; ADR dubbing; hip-hop, rap, grime vocalists; audiobooks; online courses and other voice over and podcasts. Places we’ve worked on events include The Queens Hall, Edinburgh Fringe, Fruitmarket Gallery, Liquid Rooms, Surgeon’s Hall and Summerhall.

We’ve worked with: BBC, Disney, Pixar, Alcatrazz, Blumhouse, Cartoon Network, Vodafone, Universal, Hachette Book Group & Orbit and Glenmorangie Whisky.

A selection of industry standard equipment is available (also some not so standard) , with the added option of having your recording edited, mixed and mastered. If you cannot come to us, we have a vocal booth that is fully mobile, which means we can come to you and set up wherever you wish.

The option of session integration with Zoom means that a producer or director can listen in and give guidance throughout the session, and remote recording through SessionLinkPRO, ipDTL, Source-Connect, Zencastr, etc. are welcome.

We have worked on clean, tuned & edited productions to raw & dirty sounds, on factual-based vocals to emotionally charged character acting and passionate vocal styles, pushing your voice to it’s full potential if appropriate.

Please get in touch for rates.

Vocal booth for vocals, ADR dubing, Voice over, audiobook, guitar, re-amping and more - Black Cave Recordings - Edinburgh recording studio by Andrew Ranine


We can produce, write, compose, arrange and record custom made music for your project in any genre. If you’d like a backing track created to sing over for example, or have an idea in your head that you don’t know how to make into a reality, get in touch, and we will definitely make that happen. Electronic and live instrumentation can be utilised, & session musicians can be provided if your project requires it.

Everything can be customised as you hear it, and songwriting input from us can be extensive or minimal, it’s your vision we’re trying to create. Refer to our examples of projects we’ve worked on. As mentioned, we have worked on all types of music and audio genres, from the shiny clean and tidy to the raw, gritty, and dirty, real and true to life feelings and sounds.

Most, if not all of the project can be created at our Edinburgh city centre location, with the option of having parts recorded on location or remotely and sent in if required.

Please get in touch and we can talk about your project.

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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.

Weve worked on events in The Queens Hall, Edinburgh Fringe, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Art College, Liquid Rooms, Surgeon’s Hall and Summerhall.


If you’d like to live stream an event with audio and visuals too, we can provide a great sounding mix for people present at the event and those online too. We work with great video production businesses in Edinburgh (which we can hook you up with!) and have great success in combining a live exciting element with a watch-live or watch-again feature.

Please get in touch for rates

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There are so many ways in which we can work on your music, record it live in a room at any location, record each instrument indivuduallly, and everything in between. Get in touch and we can talk about what suits your music, playing style and the sound you are going for, and together we can do our best to get to what you hear in your head onto a recording. We’re really flexible in our approach here, so let’s talk!


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.

Please get in touch discuss your options.

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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 AKG C414
  • 1x Shure SM7b
  • 2x Line Audio CM3
  • 2x Bash Audio RM BIV-1 Ribbons
  • 3x Shure SM57
  • 3x Shure SM58
  • 2x Shure SM58 Wireless Mics (SLXD24DE/SM58)
  • 1x sE Electronics V7 X
  • 1x Audix OM7
  • 1x AKG D112
  • 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

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