Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly asked questions about our studios
Blue Room Productions is a state-of-the-art professional production and recording studio based in Bethesda, Maryland. We are located minutes from the beltway and the downtown Washington D.C. area. Our company specializes in studio recording, mixing, mastering, voiceover ADR sessions, mobile on-site location audio recording, and audio engineering classes & workshops.
Our studio prices are simple.
- Half-day sessions (5 hours) are $450
- Full-day sessions (10 hours) are $800
- Prefer not to book a block of hours? You may also book by-the-hour at $100/hour
Check payable to Blue Room Productions (received at least 3 days prior to session date)
Contact our studio by phone or email to schedule the day and time for your session. We typically schedule sessions about 1-2 weeks in advance. While we can hold a tentative session date for you on our studio calendar, sessions can only be confirmed with 100% payment in full to confirm your studio appointment.
We have two studio facilities in Bethesda, MD and Herndon, VA. They are located 22 minutes away from each other.
Our studios are open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. These are private studios. In order to schedule a studio tour or a session, please contact us first.
Blue Room Productions prides itself on providing dedication, audio engineering education, state-of-the-art equipment/facilities, and a high-quality recording, mixing, producing, mastering and mobile-recording experience to local, national and international musicians, writers, comedians, storytellers, and film/tv producers alike. Our special care and attention afforded to each artist has allowed Blue Room Productions to cultivate a diverse array of long-term relationships and clientele. Get to know some of our most talented and promising artists below!
Local DMV Musicians include: Benjy Ferree, Melodime, Highway Cross, Beasts of No Nation, Loud Boyz, His Dream Of Lions, Duffy Kane, Equal Vision Records, Magic Bullet Records, Cricket Cemetery Records, Carolyn Malachi, Sydni Alexander, Ace Cosgrove, Dennis Chambers, Footwerk, Blaquestone, NotNxrmal, Jacob Sartorius, Parabellum Raps, Emily Crain, Roboblonde, Milo In The Doldrums, Black Masala, Des Demonas, Jonny Grave, Lauren Calve, Loud Boyz, and Black Dog Prowl and many, many more.
- National and international musicians include:
- Damian and Stephen Marley, Cover Drive, Bruno Mars, India.Arie, Allison Krauss, Don Was, KIXX, ODESZA, the Pietasters, John Medeski, and Warren Haynes
- Internationally renowned producers:
- Gordon Chambers (Aretha Franklin), Rich Harrison (Christina Aguilera, J-Lo), Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Cowboy Mouth), and Glen Ellis (TroubleFunk, Chuck Brown)
- Legendary comedian Rob Schneider
- Stand-up comedy mobile recordings in Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C.
- Storytellers and poets
- The Moth—a renowned non-profit that promotes the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience.
- Authors and politicians (Audio Book Recordings):
- Public Speaking and Presentations Skills Expert Allison Shapira’s new book “Speak With Impact: How to Command theRoom and Influence Others”
- English author and social critic Os Guiness’ “The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life”
- Writer and chief National correspondent Ed Henry “42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story”
- Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Jennifer Wexton, Senator Elizabeth Dole
- Hollywood actors and actresses for voiceover ADR sessions
- Caroline Clay (House of Cards, Law and Order, Grey’s Anatomy)
- Arnetia Walker (dozens of NBC, WB, and HBO appearances)
- Spencer Garrett (Air Force One, Star Trek, dozens of other movies and TV shows)
Check out our “Studio” page here with a gear list!
We are happy to arrange a studio tour with you to discuss your recording project. Please contact us here to schedule a studio tour. In the meantime, feel free to check out our Video Studio Tour here!
Studio policies may be viewed here.
We do have an internship program available at our two studio locations. However, slots in the internship program are typically reserved for those students who are already enrolled in our weekly engineering workshops. We teach private one-on-one audio engineering classes and workshops, as well as music production and composition workshops.
That’s not saying that you need to be enrolled in a class to assist/intern at our studios, but when we have a large full-band session or another opportunity to assist during a recording session, we typically assign those first to student engineers that are training at our studio before anyone else is contacted. This is because these engineers-in-training are already comfortable and familiar with our studio rooms, our equipment, our patchbay, and our studio layout.
The audio engineering workshops include up to 2 meetings a week for private lessons and assisting opportunities. Typically the full-band sessions are when we need the most help setting up and running the session. Some more info about the program is available here.
If that’s something you would like to consider, feel free to contact us to arrange a studio tour to discuss!