Bard Wire Productions is a project studio that got completely out of hand. Launched in 2002 by Richie Monroe to create his first album, we now help others record, produce and publish their audio projects.
We are dedicated to the high quality recording of real acoustic sound in
real acoustic space. An alternative to the high pressure environment of the
big studios, our mission is to provide a comfortable environment that gives
the recording artist input into the creative process at every step along the
way. We ask the questions, you provide the answers, then we offer
The Bard Wire philosophy is simple: If you have a good musician, with a
good song and a great instrument in a good room, you put a really good
microphone in front of them, plug it into a great preamp, and don't mess
with it. The bad ones say, "Make me sound good". The good ones say, "Don't
mess with my sound".
If you are looking for a heavily processed, overcompressed sound with sampled drums and synthesized strings, Bard Wire is not the studio for you. We use computers to record music, not to play it.
On the other hand, if you are a solo acoustic act, a singer-songwriter, a
bluegrass trio, a jazz combo, a string quartet, a barbershop
quartet, storyteller, or poet, we could be just what you are looking for. We
also have the capability for high quality remote location recording, just
the thing for larger ensembles, choirs, etc.
Gear: Well, it's all about the music, but gear can be a good thing. We are
constantly upgrading in an effort to offer the best in recorded sound
quality. Please see the Photos page for our current equipment.