Professional Microphone with Pop Filter

James McLaughlin

Recording Engineer. Producer. Drummer.

I've been lucky enough to live in Charlottesville, VA since late 2001. I love this town. I'm especially grateful for the diversity and the unique generosity of spirit that resides within the music community here. I've played thousands of gigs, done hundreds of recording sessions, and have been given the gift of a life in music.  

My recording studio is situated within an old forest, untouched in over a century, located just minutes from downtown C'Ville. It was designed by renowned acoustic architect John H Brandt, and the tracking and mixing rooms are built to his exacting, world class specifications. It's pretty sick, and I think you're going to like it.

It took me about 18 months, and the goal has been realized: a recording studio of the finest quality. I've handcrafted a creative, relaxed, and inspiring space for professional audio production, voice over, and video projects. Built not just for myself, the intent is to elevate artists, producers, and other creatives based both here in Central Virginia and nationally. Come and hear it for yourself,  and maybe even play a round of disc golf in the woods while you are at it. Welcome to Mountainside.

Tracking Room


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Mix Room
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Focusrite Red 8Line: Thunderbolt 3, Dante, UA Apollo x8
Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro
58 Input, 64 Output - 32x32 DANTE

(2) Universal Audio 4-710d (w/1176 comps x8)
Revive Audio M12 mk2 (API 312 Style Preamp x4) (Cinemag)
Revive Audio Modded Warm Audio WA-412 (Cinemag)
Focusrite Red Evolution Preamps (x2)
Revive Audio Modded ART PRO-VLA2 Compressor (x4)
Revive Audio Modded EQP-KT (pair) (Genalex Gold Lion Tubes)
dbx 160x (pair)
dbx 160A
Midas Pro Preamps (32)

Adam Audio a77x monitors
Yamaha NS-10M (original) (Hafler P3000 Amp)
KRK VXT4 with 10S Sub (usually in lounge, vibes)
Midas M32R, MR18, X32 Producer, X-Air 12 

Behringer P16 Monitoring System
Grado PS-500
Audio Technica ATH-M40x (6)
AKG K553 MKII (2)

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro
Alesis USB Pro Drum Kit

Instruments and Amps
DW Collectors Series Drum Kit (10", 12", 16", 20" kick)
Ludwig 1971 Jazz Fusion kit (12", 13", 16", 20" kick)
Gretsch Catalina Club kit (12", 14", 18" kick)
Various Cymbals, Snares, Percussion

Kimball Grand Scale Upright (1894) (serious vibe)
Hammond M3 Organ, Tour Series Leslie 760 cabinet
Kurzweil SP3X Stage Piano (fully weighted)
Korg MicroKorg Synth

Ampeg V4B Bass Rig
Fender Bronco Amp
1978 Gibson Ripper Bass
Epiphone Coronet Guitar
TEAC Reel to Reel Tape Machine
Premier 90 Reverb Tank

DI Boxes
Warm Audio WA-DI-A x4
Radial Engineering SGI Guitar Interface
RadiaL Pro DI x5

Neumann TLM 103
Neumann KM 184 (pair)
AKG C414
Warm Audio WA251
Warm Audio WA87 R2 (pair)
JZ Black Hole 2 (pair)
Stager SR2N (pair- Coles 4038 vibes)
Cloudlifter CL-2
Warm Audio WA47 Jr (pair)
Slate VMS-ML-1 Modeling LDC
       *Michael Joly Mods:
*Rode NT1-A (87 vibe)
*Oktava MC 012 (pair)
*MXL Ribbon Mod
Rode NTK Tube
AKG C451

Rode NT4 stereo (x/y)
Blue Hummingbird
AKG d112
Shure Beta 52A
Sennheiser e 604 (x3)
Sennheiser e 906
Shure Beta 58 Wireless (x2)
Shure SM57s (x4)
Shure SM58s (x4)
Blue Encore 100 (x4)

CAD Equitek E200 (oldie/goodie)
Electro-Voice 635A
Audix F15 (x2)

Waves Horizon, Restoration, Saphira, NLS
Waves Abbey Road Suite, Various Producers Plugs
iZotope Music Production Suite 4
Native Instruments - Komplete Ultimate 12
Slate Digital VBC, VMR, VTM, Blackbird VMS, Trigger 2
PSP (full suite, Vintage Warmer)
Celemony - Melodyne
Soundtoys - EchoBoy, LIttle AlterBoy
FabFilter - Saturn
Oekound - Soothe2