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

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. :)

2018.01.02 // Happy New Year, internets!

2018 is finally upon us! 2017 was BY FAR our most successful year, and our schedule remains non-stop through the first three months of this brand new year. We are extremely grateful and thankful that so many of you have trusted us with your sounds and stories. Let's keep the flow going!

We've updated our services page with a few new services that we're officially offering. (They were always available, but not advertised for some reason. Problem solved!) We've also updated our rates to reflect the amount of time and passion we put into every project. We've had such overwhelming demand that we want to ensure we're getting paid well enough to account for the lack of sleep we get. (Wink.) The new prices go into effect February 1st, and any artist / project that puts down a 50% deposit towards their next package will get locked in for the current rates. Book that next project!

Back in September, we relayed that we'd grabbed a pair of new Roland synths for in-house production. Well, as things go at Clarity, we've managed to pick up another three synthesizers since then. The Korg Minilogue, a beastly analog-style synth capable of everything from Moog to Monomachine sounds, the AKAI Timbre Wolf, a tiny side synth that does extremely well with bass and sub-tones, and last-but-certainly-not-least, the Studiologic Sledge 2.0 - a 61-key powerhouse that has become an industry staple and somehow snuck by us until November - this thing is INCREDIBLE. Use them on your next project to add that depth you've been looking for, or gloss up your already killer track.

We've got a bit of time available in February, and we're about half booked for March. Get in touch and let's get you in here to record!

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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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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)

Reviews of Our Work
"Sean helped me with releasing my first full length album. We did everything from production, post production and even album art and CD album design. As someone that grew up with similar music interests, it made working with him so much easier and was pretty much on the same page with what I had envisioned with my music. Thanks so much for all the help!"
Michael Timog
February 15, 2017
"Sean is the master of audio! I felt comfortable and confident right away with his abilities. He offered great advice throughout the recording and it was much appreciated. I am very happy with my overall experience and product in the end. This is my go to studio!"
Michelle Martinez / Jovias
January 19, 2017