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Schedule By Appointment Only!


5239 Challedon Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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By appointment only!  No pop-ins!  For notice, we generally book 4-7 days out, please know we turn away same day session requests!    

For times, most sessions book between 10A and 8P.  We typically close on Sundays, but are flexible to our client's needs.


Rates range from $55/hr - $115/hr depending on the project, please contact us to get the best rate and service for your project.  All sessions have a 3 hour minimum. 

Payment Options

Cash, Credit Card, Check (if made well in advance), CashApp, Apple Pay and Paypal are all accepted.  


The easiest and quickest way to immediately pay any amount is through Paypal here:

Deposits & Payment Policy

A 50% deposit is required at least 3 days before the session start to confirm it in the books.  The remaining 50% is due at the end of the session. 


Payment should be settled up before media is released.  

***Self-Sufficient Sessions must pay full amount in advance.


If you are interested in applying for an internship, we are always looking, but please note that positions are only available if you are either enrolled in college level audio production courses or are a recent graduate of them.  

For further info, please email

About VBRA

Josh Haddad

Owner & Engineer

- Born and raised in Virginia Beach

- Graduated Full Sail University's Recording Arts Program - Valedictorian, Advanced Achievement Award  

- Prior to Full Sail, graduated Virginia Tech - Majored in Psychology, minored in Business

- Avid Certified Pro Tools Operator for Music and Post.

- Interned at Digital Domain Mastering

- Interned and Engineered at Rax Trax Chicago

- Spent 2010-2018 in Chicago, mostly working hotel AV at The Peninsula, Westin Michigan Ave, Intercontinental, and Sheridan. 

- Spent two of those years in an outside sales position selling insurance.  Lots of detours, goes to show - never give up on your dreams!

- Currently Head Engineer in Studio A -  navigate to our Music page to hear Josh's engineering work among a list of clientele and associated vendors.  

The future is looking bright, now the business is going on 2 years strong, hundreds of incredible recordings were made in 2020 alone (despite the formidable challenges faced that year), all thanks to the planet's most intensely passionate music community.  We thank every single person for giving us the opportunity to be of service.  

When not engineering, Josh is passionate about personal projects, like Jack ex Rabbit, Telecompound, a couple Beach Parking EPs, and most recently the hyper-political  VoaGT, among many others.

Here's artwork for the next album, shooting for April 2022 release...

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© 2018 - 2021 by Virginia Beach Recording Arts, LLC

dedicated in memory of Taylor Potter and Charles Jacobson

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