Who we are

Founded by SAE graduate Bakari Murray in 2015, Dark Room Recordings is a multi-genre production company and recording studio based in Barbados. Over the years, The Dark Room has become home to some of the island’s brightest talents and we have built our reputation on consistently delivering quality, authentic work.

The Dark Room features a spacious, isolated vocal tracking booth perfect for capturing clean, clear vocals for your next single/album.

Gear List

Whether you’re an audio engineer, an artist, or a producer, you won’t be disappointed!

CONSOLE & INTERFACE

Apollo Twin X

Avid S3

Avid Artist Control

Presonus Audiobox 96

DAW

Avid Pro Tools 12

Avid Pro Tools 2020

Logic Pro X

NI Mashcine

Presonus Studio One

Serato DJ

MONITORING

AKG K240 Studio

Mackie HR824

Presonus Monitor Station V2

Sennheiser HD280 Pro

Yamaha HS8

MICROPHONES

Neuman TLM 103

AKG C3000

Shure SM7B

Shure SM58

PLUGINS & SOFTWARE

Accusonus

Antares Auto-Tune

Applied Acoustics Systems

Arturia V Collection & Fx

BABY Audio

Cableguys

Celemony Melodyne 5

Elite Plugins

Fabfilter

Initial Audio

iZotope

KORG

Lexicon PCM & Native

Mastering the Mix

Native Instruments Komplete 12 & Fx

Nomad Factory

Output

Plugin Alliance

Plugin Boutique

reFX Nexus

Serato

Soundtoys 5

Spectrasonics (Omnisphere, Keyscape, Trillian)

Spitfire Audio

Sugar Bytes

Valhalla DSP

Waves Complete 14

Wavesfactory

XLN Audio

Xfer Records Serum

MIDI CONTROLLERS

Arturia Keylab 49

M-Audio Keystation 61

NI Maschine MKII

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Our address is:

Dark Room Recordings
55 Shop Hill
St. Thomas, BB22016

We are open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm every day. We continue to reply to messages and book sessions after hours until 10:00 pm. However, our studio sessions are booked by appointment only.

Please be prepared. Rehearse your lyrics until you can confidently give your best performance. In addition, Be sure to email or bring your stems/instrumentals to us before or on the day of your session. This allows us to set up beforehand so you can spend more time in your session recording.

Studio drives will be cleared every six (6) months. To ensure that your files are not forever lost, be sure to obtain them during or soon after your session. You can bring a flash drive or portable drive to transfer and store your session files & related media.

The fastest way to have your questions answered is to send us a message on WhatsApp or give us a call at 246-269-2802 during the hours of 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, daily. If you’re unable to call, you can always fill out our form on the Contact Us page and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Or you can email us at info@darkroomrecordings.com.

After your session, we encourage you to stay in touch with us for any edits or revisions needed. We will be in contact via email and phone to ensure that you received the highest quality customer service. We often ask for a testimonial to publish on our website and socials and further promote you as an artist.

Bookings & Payments

You can book your session Here. To book a session, we require a 50% deposit which secures your time on the schedule. We accept Cash, 1st Pay/Bank Transfer, and PayPal. You can review our Procedures and Policies page to answer any further questions about booking with us.

Studio time starts at $50USD ($100BDS) per hour which includes an engineer. You can check out our studio packages and current deals Here.

No. We require a 50% deposit to secure your time on the schedule for the studio and for the engineer. The balance is due upon arrival for your session. Deposits can be made in Cash, through 1st Pay, PayPal, or Bank Transfer.

Please notify Management 48 hours in advance if you need to reschedule. If you notify Management to reschedule LESS than 48 hours before your session, the initial 50% deposit is forfeited. This action is required to prevent the loss of re-booking the studio and the engineer to another client.

Appointment times have been arranged specifically for you. If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose sessions follow yours. See our Policies & Procedures for more information.

Please see our Policies & Procedures page for information on refunds

Recording, Mixing & Mastering

Mixing is one of the most critical components of creating a quality recording. Once the song is recorded; volume levels are set and effects (EQ, compression, delays…) are added to make a cohesive and natural-sounding recording. This process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks, depending on the level of production you are seeking.

The best and safest way to prepare your stems for mixing is to bounce them all out as separate raw audio files (WAV or AIF). Logic X in particular has an option to ‘Export All Tracks As Audio Files’, but basically whatever DAW you’re using you need to get your raw separate audio stems bounced/exported out, all starting at 0 over to us and we’ll handle the rest. We also accept Logic X projects if you just prefer to zip compress and send that over as well as many other options… Just ask, and we’ll be there to help guide you through it.

Yes. For voiceovers, check out our studio packages to find one that best suits your needs, or contact us if you have a more complex project that requires sound design/audio production.

Mastering is the process of turning a mixed song or collection of songs(EP/Album) into a final cohesive body of work for manufacturing so that it translates well across systems: CD player, radio, computer, car stereo, phone, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, etc. You can take a look at our album deals on our Mixing & Mastering page.

We record many different genres; Afrobeat, Dancehall, Pop, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Soca, Etc…

Outside of music, we also record voiceovers for commercials, television shows, cartoons, video games, movies, audiobooks, promotional mixes/CDs, etc…

Please contact us asap to have any issues or grievances rectified.

After you receive your final mix/master, you are allowed one (1) free revision. See our Policies & Procedures for more information on revisions and refunds.

Songwriting & Production

Yes! Our team of experienced producers & songwriters can compose, arrange, and program beats to fit any artist’s ideas.

Each songwriter and producer has different contracts customized to each project. In most cases, an artist may be able to obtain exclusive rights. This often depends on the upfront cost.

Yes! You can check our leasing options in the Beat Store or send us a message if you need custom production for your project.

Yes, we offer deals/special packages sometimes. Become a part of our community to ensure you don’t miss out!

Click here to see our active specials.