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In 1989 Tim Holt started Studio Nico in the heart of Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. The recording studio primarily served the local music scene and became a frequented by local avant garde punk rock figure, Dika Newlin. Over the years, Studio Nico flourished as a haven for local musicians seeking to immortalize their music. Studio Nico attracted touring acts, with artists like the Irish folk performer Mara O’Connell leaving their sonic imprints within its walls. The legacy of Studio Nico continued to unfold, marking a chapter in the musical tapestry of Richmond.

Today, the journey continues at Seawall Sound Recording. Situated in Norfolk, Virginia, Seawall specializes in high-fidelity Pro Tools location audio recording for choirs and choral groups, while also offering in-house recording services tailored for smaller acts, including solo performers, duos, and small groups.

Based in Norfolk, VA, Seawall Sound Recording offers high fidelity
Pro Tools
audio for recording, streaming and video.


Pro Tools Studio

Pro Tools Plugins:

Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressor
iZotope RX
Solid State Logic De-esser
Focusrite Red 2 EQ / Compressor

Mic Preamps and D/A Converter:

Focusrite 18i20
RME Fireface 802
Aurora Audio GTQ2 Mic/DI Preamp EQ


Neumann TLM 49
Telefunken M-60
Warm Audio WA-47jr.
Shure SM 7B

Special Equipment:

Grace Design Decca Tree

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