...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...
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....
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.
Any info on his studio?
BTW that is going to be my first trip to JA, any advices\tips\hints?
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.