Bayside Recording in Norfolk, VA is a professional recording studio now available for Tracking, Mixing and Mastering. Our space has been fully acoustically treated and is complete with a live room for recording and a mixing room. We have carefully selected professional gear and instruments to make sure your recordings get the respect and treatment they deserve. Owner and operator Nick Smith is a qualified Producer with over 20 years experience in the business and is a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. To schedule a session click the Contact link above!


Tracking – $35 per hour

Mixing – $125 per song

Mastering – $40 per song

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Gear List

System – Mac System with 32GB ram running Studio One 4 Pro

Monitoring – Yamaha HS80 mains, Yamaha HS8S subwoofer

Preamps/Interface/Controllers/Hardware – Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII, Focusrite Scarlett Octo Pre, Softube Console 1, Presonus Faderport, TC Electronic M-One XL

Microphones/DI -3 sennheiser 604, AKG D112, EV RE320, 3 Shure SM57. 2 Audix F15, 2 MXL 603, MXL 990, Shure SM58. Countryman Type 85 Active DI, Radial DI.

Plugins – Premium selections from Waves and Universal Audio, Sound Toys Bundle, Ozone 9 Mastering suite. Neural DSP plugins, Ampeg b15 and SVT plugins from UA and Brainworks, Toontracks Superior Drummer 3.0, and more!

Instruments, amps, pedals – Wurlitzer Upright Piano, Roland TD17KVX Drumset, Gibson Les Paul Studio with humbuckers, Jackson Electric Guitar with Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz pickups, Fender American P bass and Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass both with Duncan Quarter Pounder Pickups. Ephiphone Les Paul Custom, and an Epiphone ES339. Fender American Pro Jazzmaster with Mastery Bridge. Fender acoustic guitar. Fender Strat with Seymour Duncan David Gilmour set of Pickups

Peavey 5150 II amp head with Mesa Vertical 2×12, Fender Rumble bass amp. Supro Tremoverb amp for cleans or running pedals, boss katana 50 mkII. Many effects pedals available for use as well from Boss, Xotic effects, Fulltone, Earthquaker, line 6, and ElectroHarmonix.