in Santorini, Greece. Oppa!
Welcome to the ultimate studio destination, Black Rock.
Studio owner and manager Kostas Kalimeris opened his remarkable
residential haven to studioexpresso's production community in 2009.
Kostas reports recent sessions completed by producer Kevin Shirley
for Joe Bonamassa's new album ( The entire album was recorder and
mixed in Black Rock ) and tracks for Lauren Harris Band.
Room at Black Rock
Walk to sandy
black beaches of Greek Isles straight from your control room. Bask
in the sun and take in the blue skies and Mediterranean air. Watch
the sunrise and sunset from your suite while you create the most
important work of your life - your next album or film soundtrack!
Designed by Roger D'Arcy of Recording
Architecture, Black Rock studio offers a pristine SSL
room with 9000J-series Ultimation/Total Recall console and Genelec
monitoring. ProTools and a good selection of microphones (pair of
Neumann U87s, KM184s, EV RE20s, etc) and outboard gear (Neve 1081s,
Manleys, etc) are available. Visit the studio web site for detailed
gear list where you can view the room diagrams for the ample recording
spaces suitable for tracking as well as mixing. The main studio
offers two recording booths for drums (below) and/or vocals.
The villa is
built on 6.700 m2 near the lighthouse of
Santorini surrounded by the Aegean sea. The facility boasts an exquisite
studio with sumptuous accommodation. You might say Black Rock has
everything a recording artists desires: complete luxury mixed in
with full studio services.
In keeping with
its 5-star status, Black Rock provides daily concierge and housekeeping
services to ensure the villa's premium standards are maintained
during your stay.
A private chef and waiter can be made available upon request, as
can arrangements for the collection and delivery of groceries. Other
additional services include onsite massages, laundry and pressing,
and the private transportation to and from the island's port and
pool with outdoor heated Jacuzzi and barbecue area was recently
added," says Kostas
experience the true essence of luxury during their stay at this
5-star 5-bedroom villa situated on a sequestered section on the
South Western tip of Santorini. The facility offers an inspirational
environment to include: A large salon based on the lower ground
floor, and two smaller lounges - along with an open-plan kitchen/diner
- located on the ground floor of the house.
Drum Iso Booth
"Guests have access to a stunning 3-storey
Cycladic villa, boasting many tranquil living areas and several
outdoor terraces," says Kostas.
Each guest bedrooms
comes with their own en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, CD player,
direct dial phone and minibar. The bedrooms all enjoy stunning views
and are flooded by sunshine throughout the day. "It's been
a dream of mine to own and operate a studio of this caliber since
I began engineering at 17. I wanted to have a space that would inspire
musicians and artists to do what they do best. Create," adds
areas at Black Rock are magnificent. Four decked terraces line different
sides of the villa, where guests can relax, sunbathe or dine in
manager and co-owner Kostas, the studio has in-house Assistant engineers.
on Santorini's incredible volcanic landscape and immersed by panoramic
views of the sea and its beautiful historic settlements, Black Rock
is truly a must visit/experience recording destination for the most
discriminating artist. Recreation choices include: Water Sports,
Horse Riding, and nearby Restaurants.
Ask for weekly packages that include studio services and lodging
at this dreamy villa and studio.
Kostas Kalimeris, Mgr/Owner
Studio website: Black
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