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I'm wondering if anyone knows of any high-end studios in Jamaica/the Caribbean? Money's not a factor here, so if you know anything, please let me know!
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I'm wondering if anyone knows of any high-end studios in Jamaica/the Caribbean? Money's not a factor here, so if you know anything, please let me know!
...check out Gussie Clarke's setup...

Welcome - Anchor Recording Studios

...probably one of the better equipped studio complexes in JA...Gussie is also the authorized distributor of Protools software and assorted pro-recording gear in JA, so his studio is constantly being updated...
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if you can get in touch with Sam Clayton (known as sam c here i think) he engineers a lot of JA sessions and knows what's what.
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Thanks guys! I found these studios as well through Google, but maybe not all of the Jamaica studios are listed there. I'll PM Sam and see what he has to say.
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Thanks guys! I found these studios as well through Google, but maybe not all of the Jamaica studios are listed there.
...it would be alot more helpful if you would let us know exactly what you're looking to do...care to share some details?...
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Good equipment that don't break down mid-session, a nice tracking room, good staff. Thats it, sort of!
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Good equipment that don't break down mid-session, a nice tracking room, good staff. Thats it, sort of!
...understood, by why Jamaica?...
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Just various reasons. Harry J Studio is mentioned every here and there, but I can't find a website. Anyone know anything?
Tuff Gong seems alright too.
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Just various reasons. Harry J Studio is mentioned every here and there, but I can't find a website. Anyone know anything?
Tuff Gong seems alright too.
...Harry J's is Sam Clayton's JA base, I believe...great history there...
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You don't need to be recording reggae to record in Jamaica and it's not an obligation to record in Jamaica if you're producing/recording a reggae record.

All kinds of music are produced in Jamaica daily and a lot of good reggae records were and are being made in studios all over the world daily, in Jamaica however there is the the largest concentration of professionals with the experience in producing 'great' reggae records.

The top studios in Jamaica (with an exceptional track record) are without doubt Harry J, Tuff Gong and Anchor studios. Harry J has the best sounding live room by far (ask ant musician who have ever recorded there) and has had more local and international hits than the other two put together. Tuff Gong is nothing to sneeze at it is a world class facility and is a very tight ship with a good staff. Anchor runs a tight ship and put out good work too but I have not found anything special or exceptional about the rooms and equipment.

There are a lot of studios in Jamaica where you can produce really good work and I have worked in most, but my first choice is always Harry J with Tuff Gong a very close second....
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Hi Sam,

thank you so much for your input, much appreciated. Do you know if Harry J has a website where I can check it out? Didn't find any on my own..

Have you ever recorded at Geejam?
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Hi again,

anyone knows how to get in touch with Harry J Studios?
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I am looking for a studio in Negril to attend\listen to a session at low price. Any advice?
Samc do you know about any in Negril area? I have found Chop Chop Studio and Jah Freedom Studio so far, any experience with those?
I have just realized Harry J died 2 months ago.
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Any info on his studio?
BTW that is going to be my first trip to JA, any advices\tips\hints?
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No, no experience with any of these studios in Negril and don't really know anything about the equipment or acoustics.

All I know is that when the people in Negril want to do serious work they come to Kingston.

The studio is still here and still going...I'm working from the studio at the moment actually having arrived here two days a go with a new album project.

Just come and enjoy Jamaica man...no problem.
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No, no experience with any of these studios in Negril and don't really know anything about the equipment or acoustics.

All I know is that when the people in Negril want to do serious work they come to Kingston.

The studio is still here and still going...I'm working from the studio at the moment actually having arrived here two days a go with a new album project.

Just come and enjoy Jamaica man...no problem.
I might come over to Kingston, I was actually hoping that you would be in JA at the same time as myself and you are. If you do not mind being "interrupted" I would like to know the studio you are working at nowin Kingston and the dates. I am arriving on 28. June.
Do not have much money but whatever you want specifically Russian let me know.
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I'm at Harry J for the next two weeks mixing so won't be here when you arrive in the Island but I could put in a word for you...
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