View of vaulted ceiling in the Live Room ~ with custom-crafted sound absorption panels, looking towards windows of 2nd level production suite.
Panoramic view of Live Room ~ with view window to Isolation Room #1 (left) and larger view window to Control Room (right). The custom-installed windows feature two different thickness of clear, laminated glass. The entire structure is filled with soybean foam insulation, All interior walls are double framed, quadruple 5/8 drywall layered with celetex and sandwiched with green glue.
Front view of Control Room ~ with full-loaded, KK Audio-designed console.
Panoramic, rear view of Control Room ~ with a variety of custom acoustic treatments, including the handcrafted cedar sound diffuser panel on back wall. Shown above the diffuser is one of two, nearly noiseless Mitsubishi (ductless) HVAC units.
Overlooking the Live Room from the 2nd level space ~ in addition to a great vantage point for photo/video shoots, the Loft is a multipurpose room – production suite, recording space (with wall-mounted snake for direct input/output), and guest retreat.
Primary Isolation Room ~ with dual monitors that can mirror/control the main console. An expertly sound-treated, yet spacious “sound lock” for capturing vocals, spoken word, or specific instrumentals.
After years in the D.C. area, Greg and Elizabeth Schoenborn moved to the beautiful countryside of Central Virginia (Scottsville) in July 2009. They bought a perfect property to build Ravensworth Studios – a professional, custom-crafted, residential recording retreat.
Greg ~ CEO of Ravensworth Studios ~ lifelong musician ~ part of the Georgetown 70’s/80’s music scene ~ member of multiple bands ~ 4 Whammy Award nominations (2007), ~ years of recording experience ~ past owner of Schoenborn Renovations ~ composer, engineer, web designer, videographer, editor, computer expert.
Elizabeth ~ Studio Manager ~ photographer/videographer/graphics editor/creative director/chef/caterer/community volunteer/~ sales, marketing, and finance background ~ Communication Arts Technology degree ~ happy to provide you with a great recording experience!
Butch Taylor: Musician, Engineer, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Vocalist, Conductor, Educator
Keyboardist/Vocalist/Arranger - Dave Matthews Band - 1997 to 2008
Instructor of Jazz Piano, Member Free Bridge Quintet - University of Virginia - 2013 to Present
Keyboardist - Robert Jospé Express and John D’earth - 2013 to Present
Independent Composer/Arranger/Producer - Music for TV/Radio/Film/Commercials - 1980 to Present
Bachelor of Music in Music Management and Master of Music in Composition and Theory - James Madison University
Proudest achievement is that his trio of musician sons are so vastly hipper than he is!
Danny Kalb: Engineer, Producer
Danny has recorded and engineered people such as Ben Harper, Beck, Taj Mahal, Dreamers, Foster the People, The Green, They Might Be Giants and many many more. etc.
Please visit Danny's website - www.dannykalb.com
Danny working with Beck - Record Club
Andy Waldeck : Attended Berklee College of Music. Moved to Washington DC and formed the seminal funk rock band, Egypt. Later formed "Earth To Andy" who quickly signed with Warner Brothers boutique label, Giant Records. The release of their critically acclaimed CD "Chronicle Kings" saw several of Andy's songs featured on modern rock radio and in the highly rated network TV shows, Charmed and Beverly Hills 90210. HE has supported Stone Temple Pilots, Live, Fuel, Stained, Everclear and 3 Doors Down, and many more.
As a producer, he works with other artists whose music moves him. His instincts and technical skills are essential to artists in their quest for stronger songs and a better sound. Please vist Andy's website - http://andywaldeck.com
DJ Allison Kinney: Ravensworth Studios Rep ~ DJ and Social Media Rep at Hank Lane Music & Productions (performing at NYC club gigs, celebrity/corporate events, weddings, etc.) ~ 2011 James Madison University grad (Music Industry/Vocal Performance) ~ recording artist, model, blogger, personality.
Steve Edgar: Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Narrator, Voiceover Artist, Photographer
Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar - DC (Georgetown era)/NOVA bands of the 70s/80s to Present
Songwriter - original tunes, hooks, beats, and soundscapes
Behind the Lens - capturing live action to still life - specializing in creative post-production - edgarphotos.com
Recent transplant to Central Virginia from DC/NOVA, but a Boston original.
Life skills include father of four, custom contractor (design/build), finding a needle in a haystack.
The Live Room at Ravensworth Studios ~ primary tracking space ~ featuring a Young Chang baby grand, ~ custom sound treatments ~ plenty of sound space, with 2 story vaulted ceilings ~ a really great room for tracking drums.
The Control Room ~ The G5's dual screen display outputs supplies to 8 video switches to provide dual display in each recording room and supplying cat6 for a typing keyboard and mouse enabling anyone to control the entire system from any room. For more gear information please vist the the Gear section.
Professional Recording and Mixing ~ full albums, EPs, single releases, demos, audition tracks ~ music production, sound design, original composition ~ session musicians.
Arsenal of Cameras and Video Gear ~ photo shoots, music videos, session recordings, commercial spots, YouTube promos, film shorts, real estate listings, sports reels, community event coverage, etc. (pretty much anything, except weddings). Our studio and property is also available for rental as a location shoot.
Recorded interviews, spoken-word recordings, voiceovers, public service announcements, narration ~ audio post-production, ADR (audio dialog replacement), film scores, Foley effects.
Recording Retreat ~ Ravensworth Studios welcomes you!
With a nod to the European concept of full-service “recording retreats”, Ravensworth Studios also offers lockout rates, with B&B-style guest accommodations ~ total of two queen rooms and one twin room.
Family room in the main house, adjacent to the featured guest room ~ with multimedia entertainment unit and big-screen TV. French door leads to an expansive deck.
You won’t go hungry at Ravensworth Studios. Gourmet dinners, country breakfasts, homemade cookies, and catered options are part of our recording retreat packages.
Sunset mountain view from the deck, overlooking lush woodlands. The 16-acre compound also has plenty of space for hiking and camping.
Ravensworth Studios is less than five miles from The James River and the Town of Scottsville. Boating, tubing, fishing, restaurants, gourmet coffee shop, craft brewery, pool hall, antique stores, music venues, parks, retail shops, and more...
Yes, we can accommodate your tour bus!
Web page design by Greg & Elizabeth Schoenborn 2015