Digital Recording, Sound Engineering, & Design Studio









Mindwatering, South Main Studios, and South Main Media is a unique fusion of a full service technology consulting and design company, a professional recording studio, and a new media publishing company. Mindwatering, the headship of the three ensembles, was founded in 1996 by East Coast business, art, and music creatives, Tripp & Nicki Black. What began as concentrated, but small beginnings, grew steadily into a now worldwide client base, with services provided on nearly every continent, from local Mom & Pop businesses up to global Fortune 500 companies.

South Main Studios was founded in the year 2000, and is the sound department of Mindwatering. Located in the heart of Historic Wake Forest, North Carolina, we specialize in recording voice work for commercials, television, and audio books, and recording and engineering music within a spectrum of genres. We have a very comfortable, intimate, and laid back atmosphere, and over 30 years of live and studio sound recording/engineering expertise, as well as, expertise in venue and stage lighting and live event video streaming.

We accept our individual music artists and band clients primarily by invitation and referral only, but on occasion we will make exceptions. Also, if we do not specialize in your genre, or feel we will not be a good fit for each other, we will always let you know during our initial consult. We do not require a referral for voice over work. Please call or email for more info on our services regarding you project.

Mindwatering/South Main Studios can also write custom soundtracks for your business and personal websites, DVDs, and other promotional materials.

Even more, SMS can provide clients with a complete professionally designed promotional package, to include your CD cover/insert designs, logo, website, business cards, mailers, apparel artwork, posters, banners, stage backdrops and more. We can even host your website and maintain it for you.

Our advantage, and therefore yours, is that we offer affordable rates, seasoned expertise, a more intimate recording experience, and a one-stop-shop for our clients!

Call us for more information at 919-556-3691, or contact us for a quote on your projects.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have drop-in hours. All consultations and studio time is scheduled by appointment only.

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