Studio Balkandji

Studio Balkandji was founded in 1998. In 2008 the studio was relocated to a new facility in Reduta, Sofia – Studio A. Shortly after its opening, studio Balkanji marked several emblematic productions among which are Concha Buika’s concert and Vakali’s Drum and Dance performance at the National Palace of Culture’s Hall 1, the operas Tosca, Rigoletto and The Tales of Hoffmann, Yuvigi’s full-length albums Grey Desert and From First Person Point of View, alongside all released Balkandji albums.


In 2009 a second studio was opened in Lozenets, Sofia. It was relocated in 2011 to New Bulgarian University – Studio B.

Our team of professionals at studio Balkanji has worked on many large-scale concerts including foreign artists of world renown such as Goran Bregovic, U.D.O., Nigel Kennedy, Lizz Wright, Stacey Kent, Lisa Gerrard, Mo Horizon and others.

Over the years we have successfully worked with various Bulgarian artists, including Maria Ilieva, Stefan Valdobrev, Kamen Donev, Beloslava, Ruth Koleva, Milenita, Georgi Hristov, Santimental Swingers, The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices, Ivo Papazov, Neshka Robeva and more.

Studio Balkandji also worked with many music bands, including Corecom, Overgame, Skre4, Mystica, Abstraction, No More Many More, Vendetta, Yuvigi, Mind Trips and others.

Here at studio Balkanji we have produced several traditional Bulgarian folklore albums, including Evridika Vocal Trio, Tsvetnitsa Orchestra (multiple projects), Samodivski Ogyn – Stoyko Vasilev and others.

Since 2016 our team has been working hard to provide the best possible solutions for classical concerts and performances (Madam Butterfly, Swan Lake, Viva L’Operetta, Giselle, Trubadour, Othello, Carmen, Orpheus and Eurydice, The Power of Fate, Rigoletto, Aida, Falstaff and others), including all editions of the Opera Open Festival – Plovdiv.

Studio Balkandji has had the pleasure to work with stars such as Hye-Youn Lee, Alexandrina Pendachanska, Joanna Parisi, Kamen Chanev, Antonio Giovannini, Carlos Almager, Kiril Manolov, Sonya Yoncheva, Jose Cura, Angela Georgiou, Elina Garancha, Juan Diego Flores and many others.

The studio works together with the Plovdiv State Opera on the performances “Maria of Buenos Aires” and “Evita”.

Since its inception 22 years ago, studio Balkandji has produced over 100 albums and trained over 120 students.

Our professional services include solutions for:

  • The studio (recording, mixing, mastering, studio rental services, sound engineering)
  • The field (recording, gear rental)
  • Live event sound (concert system setup, gear rental, sound engineering)

For our professional services or any custom inquiries, feel free to Contact Us.

Equipment

Balkandji Recording Studio has high quality recording and processing equipment. Our monitor systems are equipped with a high-class master clock Antelope Audio and our microphone variety can satisfy the greatest requirements of our customers.

Here are the highlights of our equipment:

Studio gear

Studio Monitors and Amplifiers
  • Dynaudio Acoustics BM15P
  • Dynaudio BM6P
  • Genelec 1031A
  • Lipinski Sound L-707
  • Sub with Peerless XXLS12
  • Bryston 4B ST
  • Hypex Class D Amplifiers
Microphone Preamps and Audio Interfaces:
  • RME Fireface UFX
  • Antelope Audio Orion 32+
  • Audient ASP880
  • Focusrite OctoPre
  • AVALON VT-737Sp
  • Universal Audio Twinfinity 710
  • Focusrite ISA One

Microphones

Large Diaphragm Condenser:
  • Neumann U87
  • Neumann U89
  • Neumann Gefell UM70
  • AKG C414
  • AKG C214
Small Diaphragm Condenser:
  • Neumann KM184
  • Neumann Gefell M70
  • Shoeps MK4
  • EarthWorks Microphones
  • Sennheiser MKH 406-P48
  • DPA 4099 ( with accessories )
  • Sennheiser e 908B

Dynamic:
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM7B
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Shure Beta 91
  • Shure Beta 58
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Heil PR-30B
Wireless:
  • 24 Channel Wireless System with:
    • lavalier mics;
    • headset mics;
    • handheld mics;

Sound recording equipment for field work

Recorders:
  • Edirol R-4 Porable recorder
  • Zoom F8 Portable recorder
  • Zoom H6 Portable recorder
Lavalier Microphones:
  • Sennheiser ME02
  • Sanken COS10
Shotguns:
  • Sennheiser MKH 416
  • AKG C568B
  • Rode NTG1
  • Sennheiser ME67 with baterry power
Portable Wireless Systems:
  • Sennheiser EW 112P

Instruments and Gear

Guitar and Bass Gear:
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
  • Marshall JCM2000
  • Marshall JCM900
  • Mesa Boogie 4×12 (Vintage 30) cabinet
  • Marshall 4×12 (Greenback) cabinet
  • Marshall 2×12 cabinet
  • Laney RB7 Richter bass combo
  • TC Electronic BG250 bass combo
  • Ampeg SVT pro
Drum Sets:
  • Tama Starclassic Performer Drum Set (22,14,10,12,14,16) (on request)
  • Sabian Cymbal Set (on request)
  • Professional Sesion Drummer (on request)
Other Instruments:
  • Yamaha P95 Stage Piano
  • BC RICH Warlock with EMG81 pickup
  • BC RICH Warlock Slipknot Signature Series