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Update Archive

2014.04.16 // Everybody Knows

One of our biggest projects to date is finally out in the world!

Everybody Knows has finally released their debut full-length album! "Voyager" is a 12-song journey in post-rock and alternative rock and is the largest project we've ever had a hand in. Check it out via their Facebook page or take a listen to the entire thing and even purchase it on their BandCamp site.

We've got City Reef and The ShyFox headed in later this month for some fun! Keep your ears open!

2014.04.05 // Pre-Production and Demos

Recently did some pre-production work and demos for a few bands and realized we've yet to elaborate on this as a service we offer. Live tracking for pre-production or demos is relatively quick and an easy process! $120 for a six-hour day of tracking includes setup and breakdown, and four hours of tracking with a rough mix on top of everything! We're a fully-equipped 16-track facility! Home studio or otherwise, that's still plenty of tracks to get your drums and instrument tracking done!

This month we've worked with Tres Cabrones and Pitchfork Uprising on live demos and pre-production, and City Reef is heading back in to lay down a couple more tracks to finish up what has become their entire EP tracked at Clarity!

In the coming months, we've got The ShyFox, The Calefaction, and Lexington Field working on new releases here! The schedule for May and June are still pretty open, so get in touch with us as soon as possible if you're looking to book some time!

2014.03.25 // New Gear

Just a quick update on the ever-growing gear arsenal at Clarity. We've recently added a new amp and a couple cabs to the lineup!

Picked up a Peavey 6505+ 1x12 that has now been re-fitted with a custom head enclosure courtesy of our friends at the Salvage Custom Shop! This thing rings in at 60-watts rather than the full 120-watt standard 6505+, and the tube crunch that comes out of it is tighter and warmer! In our opinion, it's better than a "standard" 6505+!

We've taken the Peavey Sheffield speaker out of that combo and parked it in a custom 1x12 enclosure for some immaculate 80's and metal tones. Sustain for days! There's also a new hand-built 2x12 on hand with some Celestion G12-T75 speakers taken from a Marshall JCM900 1960 from the early 90s. Slightly over-sized for some massive bass tones. Killer new option.

Check back soon for more gear as we continue to make the selection greater!

2014.03.10 // March Madness

Spring is around the corner and the calendar is looking wild.

This month we've got Everybody Knows wrapping up their debut full-length, The Calefaction starting on theirs, City Reef wrapping up a pair of singles, and The Fooks getting their St. Patrick's day album mastered.

Wanna get in on the action? Get in touch with us and let's get you in here to make some noise.

2014.02.10 // Francis (...is a band)

Impromptu recording sessions with touring bands are all the rage right now. Francis, a pop punk band from Pennsylvania, crashed on the Clarity couches after their show on Saturday night, and Sunday decided they wanted to record a couple tracks! One day later, tracks are ready to rock. Look for a new sample by the end of the week!

City Reef and Into the Lion's Den are headed this way next week, and with The Calefaction and Porch Lights headed in the end of the month, it's getting pretty damn busy!

Need something tracked? Hit us up and book some time for next month!

2014.01.15 // New Sample: City Reef

Earlier this month, City Reef came through the studio for a couple songs. Just added their single to our playlist! Head on over to the Samples section and check it out!

City Reef is heading back this way in February for another three songs, but we're pretty open for the rest of the month. Book some time with us and come make some noise. You know you want to!

2014.01.02 // Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2014, friends! It's going to be a wild ride.

Things are heating up in January and February with Everybody Knows wrapping up their debut full-length, The Calefaction starting pre-production on their new release, and City Reef coming back for another three songs at the end of the month!

In February, we'll be joined by The New Addiction for a handful of newies, and whatever else the months brings us!

Stay tuned for more goodies, and while you're here, book some time and let's make some beautiful noise!

2013.12.25 // Merry Christmas from Clarity!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your favorite local studio! We hope they've been as generous to you as they have to us, and that you're off eating a ton of food with family and friends somewhere!

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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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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
"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
"I've used Sean to master my tracks. He's a true professional, does fantastic work, and is a great guy. What more could you ask out of an engineer?"
Weston Gardner
September 5, 2017