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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!

2013.07.10 // California Extreme

Headed up to San Jose this weekend for California Extreme. It's a killer vintage arcade and pinball machine expo. Tons of games on free play and amazing retro culture. Even some competitions for old school arcade classics like Pole Position and Robotron 2084. I'm free all of July and most of August, and the studio needs some tube warmth. Get in touch and let's make some sexy tunes!

2013.06.01 // Debut EK Show / Studio Work

The debut show for my new project, Everybody Knows, is just around the corner on June 15th at SOMA. Extremely excited to be sharing this project with the world, so come out and give it a shot. You might enjoy it! ;)

Wrapping up a recording with Within Ourselves in the next couple weeks, and getting started on tracking for new demos with The Calefaction too! New microphones and hopefully some new amps on the way in.

Things are heating up. Maybe it's Summer?

2013.04.09 // Everybody Knows

If you've been keeping up on my news, you know that I've been tracking with a new project called Everybody Knows. This is my new personal project and something I'm investing a lot of myself in, both in songwriting and production, and I'd love it if you'd take a listen. Like us on Facebook, and wherever really. Pretty much on every major social network there is. We've posted two songs so far! You can find them here: www.facebook.com/everybodyknowsmusic

2013.03.25 // New Gear

Picked up some neat vintage gear this month!

First up, an '81 Gibson Sonex 180 Deluxe in Pewter finish. Gorgeous finish, virtually no flaking, and entirely original hardware and pickups. A rare find since this guitar was considered Gibson's thrasher model for rockers throughout the 80's. Heavy as hell though!

I also came into an '84 Marshall Lead 100 MOSFET. This was Marshall's first real crack at a non-tube head, and it screams. Considered the holy grail of high gain solid state amps, it sounds on par with a cranked JCM800 when you dime the channel volume. Amazing tone for an amazing price. I got lucky on this one.

Next month I'll be picking up a new set of Audix mics and getting some new acoustic treatment for my live tracking space. Excited to get recording with a couple new bands! I've got Crosswalk Heroes coming in, and Everybody Knows will be wrapping up some more of their EP!

As always, contact me to get started on your next recording! :)

2013.03.07 // March Madness

My studio, Clarity Recordings, will be running a special this month on recording! $100/song for the month of March only! Get in while I've got time open! I've already booked five days, and this special was announced yesterday!

I'll be putting the finishing touches on The Blue Suns live stuff this month, and I've got JT Stenbeck heading in to work on some new solo material. Excited to have some fun!

2013.02.01 // February already?

This month I'll be wrapping up a collection of live recordings for The Blue Suns and getting started on pre-production with a new San Diego band called Everybody Knows. I'm wide open for tracking and production, so get in touch with me and let's make some music!

2012.12.15 // Happy holidays! It's loud in here!

Holiday season is in full swing and I've logged a good 100+ hours in Pro Tools this month alone. Tons of mixing work coming through, and even some mastering fun.

Wrapping up The Calefaction's new EP in January, and starting work on new recordings for Dresden's Burning, The Blue Suns, Smarter Than Robots, Wolf Bitch, and Buttons. If you're keeping score at home, that's a busy month for an independent studio, and I wouldn't have it any other way. This is what I love to do, and I'm lucky as hell to be doing it.

Side note: I'll be unavailable by phone / texting from December 26th through January 9th as I'll be out of the country. Exploring the Great White North for the first time! California boys and cold weather generally don't mix, so this should be interesting.

Looking forward to working with new artists in 2013! Going to be a GREAT year! :)

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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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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
"I first contacted Sean at Clarity Recordings for artwork design for some shirts. The work was very inexpensive and high quality. I enjoyed working with Sean so much that I decided to give Clarity Recordings a try for some recordings. Long story short, the work was detailed, fast and very inexpensive. You will pay WAY more at big name studios for the same work Sean will do. Sean really knows his way around his recording software and has an amazing ear. He is very producer oriented and can really help you out with ideas if you're a younger band looking for some direction. 5 stars for sure!"
Alexis Robles / Shyfox
August 29, 2016
"Sean at Clarity produced a song for our band. It came out just how I envisioned, and then some. We got some killer drums tones and guitar sounds, and there was a plethora of gear to choose from! Vocals turned out amazing. Sean was super easy going and patient to work with, and he has great ideas if you’re stumped on a part or a lyric. Very reasonably priced too! Thanks!"
Robbie Blatt / Chasing Claymores
August 21, 2018