Recording, Mixing, Mastering

Four Loud Barks is a premier project recording studio located just outside of Blacksburg, Virginia. Four Loud Barks has an un-relenting and non-compromising pursuit of great sounding recordings.

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About Four Loud Barks

In 2009, my wife and I started planning and building our dream home just outside the town of Blacksburg, Virginia. A big part of that process resulted in a purpose-built home recording studio. We were finally able to return to Blacksburg in 2011, and my first recording client arrived in 2012. Since then I’ve worked with many others, and their projects have included solo voice, narrations, acoustic guitars and basses, electric guitars and basses, classical guitars, piano, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, drums, saxophones, and banjos.

I believe that best results are obtained by instrument choice, room choice, microphone choice/ placement, analog processing, etc. in order to achieve the desired sound as the performance is first captured. I suppose my approach to recording can be described as "Old-School," but the final product resides on a hard drive instead of tape. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Justin Craig
  • RYZ Band
  • Audible.com
  • Lawrence Reid Bechtel
  • Loud Valley Productions, LLC
  • Leslie Brooks
  • Lucid Media
  • The Highlands Jazz Quintet
  • Richard L. Crocker / Hunter Hensley
  • Bridget Simmerman, LCSW
  • Spring Fed Roots
  • Jazz
  • Narration
  • 9th Century Chant
  • Americana
  • Rock
  • Classical Guitar
  • Audio Restoration
  • Documentary
  • On-Location Video Production
Recording Excerpts

Recording Excerpts


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Paying by the hour for studio time can result in an outrageously high recording fee, and I don't believe either one of us should be watching the clock. Therefore, my fees are dependent on the number of finished hours, the ensemble size, number of tracks, and/or the amount of editing and restoration expected.

Please contact me to arrange a quote.

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