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Update Archive

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! :)

2012.11.22 // Turkey & Studio Work

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'll be celebrating with a massive shindig at my parents' place, working round the clock on tracking and mixing up until and immediately after festivities involving too much turkey. December is looking jam packed and I'm looking forward to getting some new samples up.

Recording schedule is wide open for 2013! I'd love to work with pretty much everyone, so let's make some music, shall we? Hit the contact page and send me a message! :)

2012.08.08 // Seriously Serious

Tracked a new single, entitled "So Serious," for The Calefaction over the weekend! First time tracking vocals at the new location. Had a lot of fun with the song! Check it out on Facebook!

2012.07.13 // The Princess is in Another Castle

Princess Die is coming into the studio on Monday for a three day block to track their first demos. Excited to play with the new microphones and explore the wondrous world that is tracking drums. I'll be posting audio clips to the Clarity Recordings Facebook page as soon as they're ready to rock! :)

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About Clarity
Clarity Recordings is a professional recording studio with elite 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
"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
"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