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

2013.11.05 // New Website

As you can see, Clarity Recordings has a new website, and it's jam packed with goodies to show off our capabilities. Take a look around, browse our services and rates, check out the gear list, get a feel for the atmosphere, and book some time for your next recordings or project. We're available for almost any project size or length. Live demos and pre-production, full multi-tracked masterpieces, beat creation for hip hop and rap artists, voiceover work, etc. You dream it up, and we're down to track it and make it a reality.

Enjoy the new site! If you find any problems, please let us know!

2013.09.22 // Even More Firepower

In the next step on our never ending quest to provide endless tonal versatility, we arrive at a classic amp company with tone for days. Last month, we picked up an Orange OR15 - 15-watt amp with an incredible amount of gain on hand. Paired with it, we snagged an Orange 1x12 PPC cab on Ebay. Talk about pint-sized power. This thing gets loud!

We were so impressed by the OR15 that we blew through even more cash on picking up the big daddy: an Orange AD30 HTC now resides in the studio, and we are more than pleased with it. Loudest 30-watts ever.

Listen for both of these amps on upcoming releases by The Calefaction and Stereo Summer this winter, and if you're looking to use them on your songs, let us know! :)

2013.09.14 // Stateside

Just a quick update. I'm back from my trip and ready to book studio time! October and November are wide open and I'd love to be making some new music. Get in touch with me and let's make that happen?

2013.08.31 // Road Trip!

My lovely girlfriend is starting her last year of graduate school in Canada, and I'm driving up with her! We'll be passing through San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and making our way to Bellingham for a few days en-route to Vancouver. If you're in the area, I'll have a few days of downtime and would love to jam or write! Just contact me!

Anyway, I'll be out of commission for anything local for a couple weeks, but back in action mid-September and wide open for recording and production. I've got a couple bands coming in, but the schedule is not set in stone, so get in now while you can still make your own schedule! :)

2013.08.28 // Prom Queen

Buttons came back by the studio this week and tracked a bonus single entitled "Prom Queen" to be included on his new EP, which was also tracked at Clarity Recordings in July. Head over to his Facebook page and check out some of the new stuff!

2013.08.24 // Hey Porter

Just put the finishing touches on a sexy Johnny Cash cover by locals Lexington Field. The track will be featured an upcoming compilation of Cash covers tentatively titled, "The Black Project," which is being pressed and released by Grinning Beggar.

Be sure and check it out once they band launches it on their Facebook and the rest of the web! Definitely a fun track to be a part of!

Also, this was the first track utilizing my new arsenal of Audix Microphones on the drums. Audix has been a huge help in getting us armed with new sonic tools, and if you've got any microphonic needs, they're the company you should talk to. Much love for Cliff Castle and the entire Audix crew!

2013.08.06 // New Music

Finished up a new promotional track for The Calefaction this weekend. It's called "Sounds Like Thunder" and you can find it on the band's Bandcamp Page as well as on their profile for the Ernie Ball / Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival. It's a five minute progressive rock adventure that you should definitely give a listen.

2013.07.15 // The Calefaction

Forgot to mention last week that I've got a few dates coming up with The Calefaction this month! July 20th at The Epicentre with Convent and Within Ourselves, July 26th at Tin Can Alehouse with some out of towners, and July 27th for AZP Fest at The Void in North Park. Come out and support your favorite progressive indie rockers!

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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)

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
"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