The Sound Recording Studios of BNR

FIRST STUDIO (SOFIA)

Area of 420 square meters
Volume of 4500 cubic meters
Reverberation time 1,35 s

Sound engineers’ control room
Area of 31 square meters
Volume of 90 cubic meters

Sound recording equipment
Audio mixing consoles:
- SSL DUALITY 48 channels
- DAW:
24 channels AD/DA Alfa Link MADI SX
24 channels AD/DA Alfa Link MADI AX
- SOUNDSCAPE SS 32
- SOUNDSCAPE Mix/Editor SW
- PC&HP XW 4600
- 2 monitors HP LP 2065
- Pro Tools HD 12.1

Audio monitors:
- GENELEC 1035
- GENELEC 1031
- KLEIN+HUMMEL 0300

Other equipment:
- Analogue: STUDER A812
- DAT SONY 2800

Guitar amplifiers:
- DYNACORD TURBO
- DYNACORD B412
- FENDER SHOWMAN REVERB

Audio processing equipment:
- LEXICON 480 with LARC
- LEXICON PCM 80

Microphones:
- NEUMANN USM69
- BRUEL & KJAER
- U87; U89; U47
- KMS84, KM84, TLM170,
- GFM132, D12
- C1000S
- SHURE BETA 57A, 52A, 56A

Additional equipment:
- sound system

Musical instruments:
- 3 STEINWAY
- YAMAHA
- YAMAHA ELECTRON – E3
- Vibraphone PREMIER, marimba
- Xylophone and bells MUSSER
- Timpani and big drum
- Drum set LUDWIG
- Glockenspiel, celesta
- Harpsichord and harps


STUDIO BLAGOEVGRAD

The new technologically advanced music production complex of Radio Blagoevgrad consists of two studios – The Big music studio and “TraTraRe” studio.
The Big music studio has unique acoustic characteristics and is suitable for recording of big orchestras, folk ensembles, big bands, film music etc. It also hosts concerts which can be broadcast live by Radio Blagoevgrad.
“TraTraRe” studio is appropriate for recording of small to medium music formations: orchestras, choirs, groups and solo performers. It has the equipment necessary for recording of radio drama productions. The two studios are provided with the best contemporary sound-recording technologies by the leading companies in this sphere: Solid State Logic, Neumann, AKG, Sony, TC Electronic, Beyerdynamic, Tascam, Sennheiser, PSI, etc. The music production complex offers all forms of sound-recording and production services without any style or genre restrictions (classical, folk and popular music):
1. recording and production;
2. sound-editing and audio-mixing;
3. mastering and restoration of old and damaged recordings;
4. music composition and arrangement;
5. production of playbacks and syncbacks;
6. recording of concerts;
7. recording of radio drama productions;
8. production of advertising spots and jingles for ratio and television programmes.
The music production complex of Radio Blagoevgrad is considered by its clients as one of the best in the country in terms of the very good price/quality ratio of its services. Great interior design, unique acoustics, high technologies! The music production complex of Radio Blagoevgrad provides excellent conditions for realizing the artists’ potential and creativity.

RADIO VARNA STUDIO COMPLEX

The Recording and Concert Studio in Radio Varna (Studio Complex 5) extended over 150 m² allows both individual and ensemble – orchestral and choral, recordings. Its technical specificationsmake the Complexunique for the Varna Region and one of the few in Bulgaria, built especially to realize audioproduction – movie and theater music recording, production of independent artists and bands. At the same time the technical equipment allows to organize live concerts and other stage performances with the possibility to make a documentary audio record of the events. The maximum seating capacity is 120, it varies depending on the event characteristics, on the stage and the stage lighting configuration.

In 2011 the Radio Varna Studio Complex has been equipped with additional acoustic panels and the lighting equipment has been renovated so up do date meets the highest acoustic standards and gives greater opportunity to realize professional audio recordings.

The list of the famous bulgarian and foreign artists who have recorded in Radio Varna includes Alexandrina Milcheva - mezzo-soprano, Theodosii Spasov Folk Quintet, George Vassilev – guitar, Varna Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian State Academic Orchestra "Boyan",“Django Ze” and“Funkaround” bands, JedFord, Valdi Totev, Todor Petrov - piano, Nikolay Yordanov - flute, Alec Avedisyan – baritone, Daniela Dimova – soprano and many others.

Some of the most important technical characteristics of the Recording and Concert Studio in Radio Varna are:

Recording equipment:

28-channel console AMEK

24-channel digital recorder FOSTEX

Sound Monitors:

GENELEC 8030A

GENELEC 1031A

Microphones:

- NEUMANN

SENNHEISER

AKG

Sound and effectprocessors:

LEXICON 200

LEXICON LXP-5

TC ELECTRONIC M 2000

TC ELECTRONIC FINALIZER

- DRAWMER

Musical instruments:

STEINWAY & SONS Piano Model C (2009)

Highly qualified professionals - sound engineers and technicians,operate here to ensure quality sound recording and the maintainance of both - the bigger Recording and Concert Studio (Studio Complex 5) and the smaller Studio Complex 3. Studio 3 is suitable for voiceover recordings, soundtrack makingfor movies and theater performances, commercials and business presentations production etc.

The Studio Complex offers a wide range of services:

  • Professional multichannel recording
  • Post-processing: editing, mixing and mastering
  • Audio documentary of concerts and stage events
  • Commercials production
  • Corporate recordings for presentations, security systems, phone centrals, call-centersetc.
  • Quality sound solutions for public events
  • Digitization of analogue sound recordings
  • Rehearsal spaceFor more information: telephone: +35952664488, mobile:+359889912908, web: www.radiovarna.bnr.bg, e-mail: reklama.varna@bnr.bg

STUDIO PLOVDIV

3 in 1: A sound-recording studio, a cultural centre and a press-club.

Radio Plovdiv has a technologically advanced music production complex. Rich and diverse cultural activities take place in it, high-quality recordings are produced, radio programmes are broadcast live, press-conferences, presentation, meetings and workshops are organized. All of them can be accompanied by a controlling recording and professional sound-technical services. At its centre is the famous “First Studio” of Radio Plovdiv, equipped with the latest British 24-channel console Solid State Logic AWS 900. In terms of technology, it is well-suited for recording of film music. The complete price list for the technical services of the “Sound-recording” Department of Radio Plovdiv can be found on its web-page. “First Studio” has 70 seats and offers opportunities for organizing chamber concerts, literary readings and other events that contribute to the cultural life of Plovdiv. Part of the music production centre of Radio Plovdiv is the cultural information centre. It hosts exhibitions, literary discussions, theatre performances.