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

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 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. :)

2018.07.10 // The Blur of Production & Lessons

June was a blur, and here we are in July - where's this year going? We're so busy that it's already half gone? Whoa.

In the last couple days of June, we blocked out a couple days for a few major change at Clarity. We've upgraded the control room with a new seating setup and a new amp cabinet / workstation desk. We've acquired a brand new, fully-weighted 88-key Roland FA-08 Workstation for complete piano and key production, as well as improved sequencing with synth programming and a variety of new samples - 2500+ sounds to be exact. New production level: ludicrous mode!

This month we're kicking off fresh projects with Johan Malo, the prog-funk rockers in Retra, and Lions Against Men - a band so new they're not even on social media yet - stay tuned!

We're also proud to now have in-house music instruction on a variety of instruments by our very own Regina Marie. If you're in need of violin, viola, or piano lessons, she's available four days a week for lessons on-location at Clarity! You can contact her here, or via her music studio Instagram!

2018.06.05 // Off to the Races

Wow! Our humble little studio has really hit a full-stride over the last few months!

This month, we're cranking out the jams with several independent projects as well as collaborating with a couple of local producers who need more of the live element in their tracks! Drum production with Keoki Lanza and the boys in Frontside, guitars and keys/layers with James Bohardt, the next full-production monthly tunes with Imagery Machine, a handful of new songs from our friends in The Naked I, and pre-production & songwriting for the new Wes Maharas full-length!

As we move forward into the next two months, we're currently slammed with virtually zero dates free through the end of July. That said, we're still VERY interested in working with everyone we can! August and September are booking now, and we'd love to get you in the studio, so contact us ASAP to get first choice on tracking days for those months!

2018.05.19 // Weekends Forever

Hey! Are you interested in recording your next release with Clarity in the next few months? Do you NEED a weekend? You likely want to book with us a few months in advance as we are currently booked out for all but two weekends until August! They're definitely at a premium this year! That said, we've got plenty of weekdays available in June and half of July, but they're filling up quick! Contact us as soon as you're ready to record and let's get that scheduled!

This month we wrapped up new music with Pat Hilton, Quel Bordel, Toylit, and Great Northern, and we're starting on new releases with Imagery Machine and Wes Maharas!

While we're at it, we want to congratulate Malison on their recent signing with Combat Records! We had a blast tracking their drums for the full-length that is soon to be released on their new label! High five, boys. :)

Staying busy and staying loud. Let's make some noise together soon!

2018.04.10 // Jam City

It's April and we're still crazy busy! It's been a non-stop adventure all year long, and we wouldn't trade it for the world.

This month we kicked off two new EPs, one of which will remain anonymous for the time being, and a soul-pop record with James Bohardt. We're also wrapping up EPs with Quel Bordel, Great Northern, and Toylit, and putting the finishing touches on Pat Hilton's long-awaited debut full-length.

Are we busy? You bet. We've still got a handful of weekdays open at the end of the month, and May is currently wide open, though we're waiting on several projects to confirm dates.

Need some recording time? BOOK NOW. Time fills up lightning quick these days, and if you need weekends, book them the second you see something that you want open. We cannot guarantee ANYTHING will remain open this year. It's been that insane, and we love it! :)

2018.03.01 // Never Ender...

...is what our current workflow should be called. We're entering our seventh straight month with less than 20% availability going into the month. This kind of growth prompts a very big thank you! We're super excited and hope to continue being trusted with your sounds.

This month we continue works on projects with Pat Hilton, From Chaos and Heaven, Aerith, and Stereo Summer, and we kick off brand new projects with Quel Bordel, Great Northern, and Toylit.

Want to be a part of the action? Feel like creating something? We've got six days open and we want you to fill them. Email us today and let's make some music. :)

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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.

Availability
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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Scheduling changes constantly, so please check back often, and if you're interested in an open date above, contact us as soon as possible.

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 does great things! He was very helpful in the studio. My band traveled from Arizona to record with him. He was super flexible with his schedule and we were able to record everything in a few weekend trips! Easy to work with, very laid back atmosphere, and he will help you capture the sound you are looking for! Thank you again, Sean!"
Efren H. / Toylit
September 14, 2018
"Nothing short of amazing! Sean at Clarity Recordings worked tirelessly to provide me with tracks that not only exceeded my expectations, but helped me to find and fully realize the sound I was going for. I live 100 miles away from the studio and would drive double that knowing what Clarity Recordings produces!"
James Bohardt
September 11, 2018