BlckLbl Studios

Sacramento's #1 Rated Studio

30 Reviews (10 Verified)
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BlckLbl Studios - Top Rated Recording Studio in Sacramento. Such artists as Tori Kelly, Charlie Puth, & H.E.R. have trusted us with their performance and so can you.

BlckLbl Studios offers Professional Recording, Production, & Mixing for the greater Sacramento Area

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30 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Luiggi E.

    Another record mix and mastered by Gi. He really has an incredible ear, and knew exactly what I was trying to accomplish. Worth it, every time. If you're on the fence with this guy, do yourself a favor and hire him. You'll be glad you made the decision.

  2. Review by Luiggi E.

    It is a great feeling being able to communicate ideas to your engineer and have them fully understood. Gi Studios has mixed several records for us and has consistently delivered the quality we have been looking for. He is dedicated to his craft and a pleasure to work with.

  3. Review by Luiggi E.

    Four Top notch, top of the line, premium quality record masters delivered fast by Gi Studios!!! They never fail to amaze me.

  4. Review by Luiggi E.

    Another single mixed and polished to perfection by Gi Studios!!! Blessings!!!

  5. Review by Luiggi E.

    Again!!! Always more, nothing less!!! Another successful session in the books. Gi non-stop killing it!!!!

  6. Review by Luiggi E.

    Another One In The Bag!!! Pure Sound and Quality!!!Thank you Gi!!! For your much needed support on this project!!! Bless!!!

  7. Review by Luiggi E.

    Once again, great work by GI Studios!!! Will definitely keep coming back for more!

  8. Review by Luiggi E.

    GI continues to surprise me!!! Great work, excellent, and superb sound!!!! Thank You!!!

  9. Review by Luiggi E.

    GI really works with your product to produce quality professional sound for any skill level of recording or production. He is a truly a Genius!!!!

  10. Review by Luiggi E.

    Big Up!!! GI Studios!!! If you want pure sound and real music industry quality gots to go to them!!! Is a Hit and Never Miss!

  11. Review by Ryan Willliam Price
    by Ryan Willliam Price

    Blck Lbl is all you could ever want from a studio and more. Not only do they provide the basic services (recording, mixing, etc.) the offer services, advice, education, and more on how to hone your craft. If you want to really experience creating music, this is the place to go

  12. Review by Brian Gray
    by Brian Gray

    Everything was exceptional! From how they greet you speak to you. They make you feel at home right away. Comfortable and laid back studio set up. People that generally care about your work and their work, and will help you progress..... If you want to progress! I loved my first session and look forward for the next one! Can't wait. Thank you G.I.

  13. Review by Mark
    by Mark

    GI is a great engineer he's easy to work with has a great ear for music and has good energy I've only had one session with him but I look forward to many more. TG

  14. Review by DeeDee
    by DeeDee

    I’m so glad to have found G.I. Studios. I set out to find an insightful professional engineer/producer with a “good ear”, and attention to detail…and I found him!
    G.I. completes me Lol :D … A pleasure to work with...efficient and reliable. I would highly recommend the “Executive Production Session”.

  15. Review by DeeDee
    by DeeDee

    I’m so glad to have found G.I. Studios. I set out to find an insightful professional engineer/producer with a “good ear”, and attention to detail…and I found him!
    G.I. completes me Lol :D … A pleasure to work with...efficient and reliable. I would highly recommend the “Executive Production Session”.

  16. Review by alexis ruiz
    by alexis ruiz

    i love the experience at gi studios thank u bro!

  17. Review by Stainless ehima
    by Stainless ehima

    It was amazing

  18. Review by Tommy
    by Tommy

    Experience was great! Felt like i was in a very professional environment. Everything was efficient and i got more done than done i expected! Excited to go back and work on some more stuff!

  19. Review by TeComer
    by TeComer

    Gi is a great dude who gets the job done. Every time i go to him and I'm never disappointed. If you want quality go to him !

  20. Review by Lysandra
    by Lysandra

    Loved my experience at GI Studios! I worked with G.I in the department of turntablism. G.I is a knowledgeable professional. The studio is a great place to get in learn and complete any project you may have. He did a great job listening to my goals and filling in any gaps to help me progress in my craft. His directions were clear and effective.

  21. Review by Sharday White
    by Sharday White

    Amazing experience. Going into the studio for the first time I had no clue what to expect. All I had for reference was what I saw on TV. And boy was I completely blown away. This talented group of engineers made my mom feel like a million dollars. Will for sure be going back and soon. Also the end result was awesome. Crystal clear sound!!!

  22. Review by Mwanga
    by Mwanga

    I have been very impressed and happy with my learning sessions at GI Studios. I came with almost zero knowledge of mixing, production and radio skills but GI studios prepared a excellent custom curriculum that has and will allow me to reach my goals.

  23. Review by Zac Kinter
    by Zac Kinter

    I just finished up a mixing lesson with G.I. and I am very happy with the experience. G.I. is very passionate and knowledgeable about his craft, and draws from a very wide range of music industry experiences. He provides incites that you would not get from the endless tutorials on the web.

  24. Review by Tony Dreams
    by Tony Dreams

    G.I. Is exactly what I needed recording, mixing, and mastering. There's no one better in the Northern California!

  25. Review by Ashton DeVaughn
    by Ashton DeVaughn

    Experience was amazing! GI definitely knows his craft and knows it well! Dope atmosphere. He was Executive Producer on my project "4 Days Off." I found myself saying every day "Why didn't I come here first?!"

  26. Review by Chris Long
    by Chris Long

    I love GI Studios. G.I. is an audio pro who effortlessly captures whatever a producer or artist is looking for, be it acoustic or electronic. He's on time and ready to work when you are. A session with G.I. feels like a great day working in a top room in Los Angeles, London, New York, or Chicago - and no jet lag.

  27. Review by Tanya
    by Tanya

    I had an awesome experience at G.I. Studios. Very professional and easy to work with. I love how my recording came out and I can't wait til my next session! So glad I found this guy!

  28. Review by Anthony Lombardo
    by Anthony Lombardo

    Very technical and professional. Able to clearly communicate. Has lots of passion for his work.

  29. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    GI is one of the best in the industry. Gerald is attentive to details. He is really passionate about music and his job.

  30. Review by Eric Tyukayev
    by Eric Tyukayev

    Awesome guy to work with. Very professional and knows and understands what you want. Seems very devoted to his customer. Great guy overall. Will be coming back.

Interview with BlckLbl Studios

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I am obsessed with audio and using it to create a true emotional impact. No other job, hobby, or obsession is better to me than this (except maybe writing).

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: Not understanding that improving audio is an art too. Some paint with paint, some sing with their voice, some perform on stage; my art is audio. It's what I do.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: Well thats a long answer lol... Short answer, I've been a professional DJ for over 17 years, DJ'd for Coca Cola, worked as Avid's Pro Tools Rep in Los Angeles, & was personally mentored by Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera) as his mix assistant. That lead to me creating the #1 rated studio in California and now I use my knowledge and experience gained through all of this to help others with their audio projects.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A:

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: My style is more of a controlled organic approach. While I am very attentive to the details, my mentor Dave Pensado taught me everyday that music is emotion, and my main goal is to have the music I'm working on move my client's audience emotionally.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Master gain staging, how song structure impacts emotional experience, and your audience's wants or needs since that's who you're doing it for.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: The majority of music we get hired for is Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop. I honestly just like anything that is unique and not just what everyone else is doing.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: With professional Pro Audio experience of over 18 years (brands, labels, artists, clubs, and radio stations); my experience and taste are what I bring to the projects I work on. The ability to know what will sell or move people.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Depends on the client and the day. I receive requests from clients in different areas of the audio/music industry, so it's really about what they need that I have professional experience in. It's about how I can help them with their audio.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: My clients find it easiest to simply tell me what they are trying to accomplish and I then recommend the best plan of action based on my experience and knowledge.


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