A state-of-the-art recording studio based in the heart of Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. Come see why the pros record here. The best sound at the best price. The bonus: You get the services of two-time Grammy Award winning Engineer, James Waddell


James Waddell / Owner, Producer, Engineer



James Waddell



James Waddell has worked with some of the music’s heavyweights from Country Legends such as Dolly Parton, Pop Greats such as Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Soul & R&B Legends, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn and Mary J Blige, Gospel stars such as Kirk Franklin and Blues men Robert Randolph and Jonny Lang. His work has been awarded twice by The Recording Academy’s coveted Grammy Award (2010’s Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and 2011’s Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year) and he’s a multi-Grammy nominee. He is the go-to guy for many sessions but his talent doesn’t stop there. He is also known to write a mean hook and his arrangements are flawless. His approach to producing, engineering, writing and arranging are akin to painting, music his canvas, each note a different color.





We here at Lyricanvas pride ourselves in having state-of-the art gear and some classic vintage finds.

Our gear includes:


ProTools HD with 16 Inputs/Outputs via 1 - Digidesign 192

UAD Apollo & Twin 16+ inputs


Apple 8 core 2.5 GHz with 28 Gb RAM

Apple Mac Mini 2.3 GHz i7 with 16 Gb RAM


ProTools 10 & 12

Logic Pro 9


Antares Auto-Tune

MH Channel Strip


TL Space

Reverb One

Sound Replacer

Serato Pitch 'n Time

Massey L2007

Arturia Vintage Synth Collection





Soundtoys Bundle

Native Instruments Complete Ultimate 10

Native Instruments Maschine Studio

UAD Plugins

...And More...


Dynaudio Air 15s

Dynaudio Air 6s

Dynaudio Base 20 Sub













DIs (x2)

Neumann U87 Vintage (x2)

AKG C414 B ULS (Silver)

AKG C414 ULS (Gold)

AKG C451 B (x3)

AKG D112

AT 4033 (x2)

Shure SM-7

Sennheiser 421 (x4)

Shure SM-57 (x4)

Microtech Gefell UM 70s

Microphone Pre-Amplifiers

Avalon 737 SP (x3)

API 512b (x2)

GML (2 Channels)

LaChapell 992

Neve 1073DPA 2 Channel

Neve 1073 Original

John Hardy M-1 (x4)

UAD APOLLO & Twin (x6)


GML 8200 EQ

API 560b EQ (x2)

DBX 902 De-esser

DBX 160 A

DBX 160 XT


Tubetech CL1B Comp. (x2)

Neve 33609c (Comp., Limit)

Teletronix LA-2A Vintage


Yamaha 7' Grand Piano

Fender Rhodes 73 with EQ/Tremolo Janas I Cabinet

Hammond C3 with Leslie 122

Wurlitzer 200a

Furman HDS 6 Headphone System

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Lyricanvas Studios

5020 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211