Clarity Recordings - Professional Recording Studio San Diego CA California El Cajon La Mesa Santee Lakeside
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Studio Updates

2019.11.03 // Holiday Madness

The last few months blew right by as we've been unbelievably busy!

In the midst of our insane schedule, we've added a ton of effects options, including pedals from Walrus Audio, Old Blood Noise Effects, JHS Pedals, TC Electronic, Electro Harmonix, and Mr. Black Pedals. The variety continues to grow and become borderline overwhelming! (Like that's a problem?)

We've added two new synths from Behringer, including a Mini Moog clone that is very impressive, as well as a new synth from Korg, and we've upgraded our intonation arsenal with a set of fret-working tools from Stewart Mac and a trio of VERY accurate Peterson Strobe tuners. Your guitars will shine even if you don't have an Evertune bridge installed. ;)

Musically since our last update, releases from The Industry, Hollow Kings, Barbaroi, Sleep On It, and Retra have officially made their way into the world!

As we head into the winter months in sunny San Diego, we close out the year with temperatures in the 80's and an equally packed house! We're mid-production with new music from Monarch, Lexington Field, Johan Malo, The Naked I, and The Danger Field!

New music from If Only, Lost Dakota, and Wes Maharas is wrapped up and headed for the release in the coming months!

Finally, this month we kick off production with Imagery Machine, Theosis, and Heartbreak, Etc.! To say we're in the thick is a massive understatement. We are booked into 2020!

All of this ridiculousness aside, we're happy to take on new work in the new year, and we're being booked months in advance at the moment, so get in touch ASAP and let's get you on the books! :)

2019.07.12 // San Diego Summer

We're entering the Summer months here at Clarity, and things are hotter than ever.

First things first, we've added several new pedal options to the arsenal, mainly in the form of reverb and modulation effects! New selections from Walrus Audio, Old Blood Noise, TC Electronic, and JHS Pedals are available for your tone shaping enjoyment.

We also added an Evertune-equipped ESP LTD TE-1000 and a Fender Jazzmaster to the racks of our ever-expanding collection. First Jazzmaster, and it may start a new collection trend. Who knows!

In the studio at the moment, we're wrapping up two full-lengths with Barbaroi and Wes Maharas, we're laying down the last few tracking sessions for the Monarch full-length, and we're also completely wrapped up with EPs from If Only and Hollow Kings as well as a handful of singles that are hitting the interwebs in the coming weeks! It's been a VERY productive couple months!

In August, we'll be kicking off new projects with Lost Dakota, Johan Malo, and James Fisher (on his yet-to-be-named prog-ish project)!

Let's not stop there. Contact us to hit the studio and get weird with us.

2019.05.21 // Staying Hot

In early April, we scheduled a couple days of "downtime" to do some massive work to our live area. The resulting remodel has nearly doubled our space the completely overhauled look feels incredible and cohesive with our upgraded control room. Stop by and check it out!

Since then, we've been virtually non-stop with a ton of great new artists.

This month, releases from Jeffrey Lee and Fear the Lions have made their way into the world, we're currently wrapping up releases with The Industry, Retra, Barbaroi, and Hollow Kings!

We've just started work on If Only's debut EP and Monarch's second full-length album!

Next month we'll be kicking off with new music from Cody Zervas, Imagery Machine (they're back!), Future Human, and another batch of songs with Barbaroi.

Booking is in full-effect for July, August, and beyond! Let's make some noise together! :)

2019.03.19 // What's Spring Break?

We're almost a quarter through 2019 and this year has already been a total blur!

We've had virtually zero downtime through the first three months, and we're currently booked solid (as in ZERO days available) two months out. Stay hot, San Diego! (It's actually been really wet and rainy here, but that's a different story.)

So far this year, we've seen releases from Johan Malo and Barbaroi (formerly Ghostboy), as well as two year-long projects coming to fruition in the form of Newsiq and Life in Discord. We're EXTREMELY proud of all of the above releases and are so happy to see them out in the wild! Check them all out via Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you stream and buy your music!

As mentioned above, our current schedule is unbelievably busy! We're currently in the studio working on new releases with The Industry, Jeffrey Lee, Retra, Ilya Shatov, and Hollow Kings!

Need to book some time? Get in touch today and reserve time before someone else snags the days you want! They're going quick this year! Thank you for helping to make this the most awesome job ever. <3

2019.01.02 // It's a Brand New Year!

How is it possible that it's 2019 already? Wow!

If you've kept up with Clarity at all, you know that 2018 was above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. Our growth year after year is both humbling and inspiring. If we contributed to your music or sound in any way in the last 12 months, you've contributed to our most successful year ever, and that means more than we could even attempt to convey in a quick web update. THANK YOU!

This month is already in full-swing as we wrap up production on the new Wes Maharas full length, the new EP from The Danger Field, and we kick off new projects with Ghostboy and The Industry.

We're also excited for the release of the pilot of / short film Chartered this month! Our friends at Blue Vision Entertainment asked us to be a part of the audio and post-production experience, and we had a killer time! Look for more in partnership with them in the future! :)

Are you ready to get loud and record with us? Time is filling up fast for our first three months of the year! You'll want to contact us ASAP to lock in your time! Let's do it! :)

2018.12.01 // The Holiday Season

The 2018 holidays are in full swing and cruising right on by.

We're currently working on some excellent new music with Dylan Burcombe, No Signal, Retra, Wes Maharas, and The Dangerfield - tracking, mixing, and mastering the rest of the year away!

We've also started to venture into the world of film and television, and have been working closely with a couple of local production houses to mix for their web and TV products. Super excited for this new avenue!

There's a ton of open time in January and February, even with a couple EPs and a full-length in the pipeline for the early months. (More on those next month!)

Book some time today and let's make your music come to life. :)

2018.10.14 // Fallin' For Ya

We've entered the final three months of our busiest and most productive year by far, and we're excited that things are staying busy! October has a week open, and the rest of the year (and into 2019) is filling up with a handful of EPs and LPs! The calendar looks open, so if you're looking to record something, jump on it now before those projects start in late November! Dates will disappear quick as we nail down tracking schedules. :)

This month, we've got releases coming your way from Johan Malo, Life in Discord, Toylit, BJ Jezbera, Retra, and From Chaos and Heaven! A lot of these releases have been in production all year and we're psyched to see them finally hit the airwaves! Keep an eye on their pages, and on our samples page in case they make their way over there!

We also found a way (somehow) to make some major cosmetic upgrades to the control room amidst a bunch of tracking madness last month, so head over to the Clarity Instagram and check out some of the new photos! There's a lot more on the way, so stick around!

As always, when you're ready to get loud with us, give us a shout and let's make it happen!

2018.08.24 // Caught in the Mix

August is wrapping up and we're in full mix-mode!

We've been working tirelessly on a half-dozen releases for the last couple months and we're finally nearing release dates! Score! We're looking forward to the release of new music from Life in Discord (formerly Great Northern), Toylit, The Naked I, Retra, and Johan Malo!

Currently in the mixing pipeline, we've got Lexington Field, From Chaos & Heaven, and James Bohardt, so look for new music from them in the Fall!

We're also just starting new projects with Wes Maharas, Hollow Kings, and BJ Jezbera!

That sounds like a lot, doesn't it? It's never too much. We love what we do and we want to get you in on the action. We're still wide open in mid-September and heading into the fall... let's get you in here to make some new music! Get in touch today to make some noise. :)

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About Clarity
Clarity Recordings is a multi-engineer recording studio with professional grade recording gear and years of experience in engineering, production, and songwriting. We focus on quality over quantity and do not rush projects. We believe that music can and will write itself if given the proper environment, and we do our best to provide that environment. Clarity Recordings is a studio for musicians who want to take their music to the next level while operating on a budget. Please see our Services page for a full breakdown of services and rates.
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Our schedule for the next two months. Partial dates may only be a couple hours, so check with us for the hours available that day.
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Workflow / Scheduling

Our schedules and timelines change with our current workload. In some very select cases, projects can be rushed or scheduled outside of normal hours for an additional cost. Please inquire before planning to utilize something like this.

Current Mix Turnaround6-8 Weeks

Studio Hours
As a recording studio in a residential neighborhood, our tracking hours are a little different than other studios. Make sure they work for you.

M-F: 12PM - 1AM
Sat: 12PM - 3AM
Sun: 1PM - 1AM

Note: We mix and master beyond these hours a lot of the time. These are mostly for audible, loud instrument tracking. (Drums, amplified guitars, brass, etc.)
Accolades

We've been lucky enough to work with artists who have been featured with these organizations / publications.

Billboard Music Charts - Heat Seekers

San Diego Music Awards (SDMAs)

Orange County Music Awards (OCMAs)

Mannequin Vanity Records | White Noise Recordings | Combat Records

Reviews of Our Work
"Sean is the best guy in San Diego to work with. Over the past five years or so i've gotten to work with some awesome producers and engineers around San Diego and LA, and at the end of the day, my experience at Clarity has trumped all other experiences. Sean has such a strong understand of music and theory that no matter what your genre is, Sean will know how to work with you and help take your songs to the next level. Over the last two months my band has been recording a full-length at Clarity and thanks to our producer/engineer, I'm confident it will be our strongest release!"
Robb Laffoon / The Wild Young Hearts
December 20, 2016
"When we needed a new mix and master of our song for an upcoming lyric video, we chose Sean at Clarity Recordings - and we're so glad we did!! He has such a great ear for the minute details, he listened to our feedback, and translated it into a final version we were proud to share (and with a faster-than-expected turnaround). We would recommend him to anyone who wants a professional boost to their quality of sound! Thanks, Sean!!"
Regina Brown / Quel Bordel
June 20, 2017