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

2020.02.14 // February is for Music Lovers

Whoa! We are rolling right on through the first months of this year, and our schedule is slammed!

This month we've got Lexington Field, Never Say Die, and Theosis wrapping up tracking on their new EPs, and we've moved into the mix-stage with full-lengths from Monarch and The Danger Field! We'll be kicking off a new full-length with The Industry too! Stay tuned for all of that!

Gear wise, we have a couple new pedal additions! We snagged one of the limited edition Earthquaker Life pedals, an octave fuzz that is crazy versatile even in non-fuzz situations (this one surprised us a lot!) and grabbed a crazy reverb machine called The Kaleidoscope from JPTR FX all the way in Germany. These two pedals alone can take your sound to the moon and back, complete with atmospheric ascension and re-entry disintegration. The possibilities are endless!

We've got limited availability in March, but we're currently wide open in April and May, so let's get your next project on the books and start working on that pre-production! Head over to our contact page to make it happen!

2020.01.10 // Twenty Twenty

Whoa! Last year went by way too fast! Clarity has been crazy busy!

We're excited to keep up the momentum from the last few years into a crazy new decade of gear, sounds, and dumb jokes. We've been fortunate to see continued growth and work with amazing people, and we're not slowing down any time soon!

2020 is already proving to be a wild ride with releases from Lost Dakota, If Only, Johan Malo, Wes Maharas, and Sleep On Itthis month!

We're wrapping up production with Monarch and The Danger Field, continuing to crush through a crazy EP with Theosis, and kicking off new projects with Lexington Field and Never Say Die!

We've also added a couple new pieces to the collection in the last couple months. Most notably a 2001 Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier that is LOUD, as well as a pair of Marshall Origin 2x12s that we'll be breaking in quickly. Pedal wise, we've picked up the Boss SY-1 Synth pedal, which is an absolute monster tonally and added a pair of Digitech pedals based on the Whammy! Keep your eyes glued to the gear page to find new additions as we add them! :)

Anyway, welcome to 2020 and we're looking forward to working with YOU! Swing by our contact page if you're looking to book time and get to work on some new tunes!

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. :)

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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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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
"If you're looking for an amazing audio production studio in San Diego County, Clarity Recordings crushes it. Sean not only has a great ear and some amazing gear, he has the heart of an artist and is very intuitive to what other artists are trying encapsulate with their unique and individual sounds."
Matt Koruba / Nothing Sacred
July 13, 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