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

2017.01.03 // Happy 2017! Let's party?

It's going to be a loud new year! We're entering our fourth full year of studio work at Clarity! To celebrate, in the coming months we'll be upgrading our interface, purchasing a couple more high-end pres, and upgrading our mic collection! The schedule is CRAZY for January, but we've got some time open, so if you're interested in making awesome tunes for next to nothing, get in touch with us ASAP and secure those open dates!

We've kicked off the month (already) with the finishing touches on the new Wild Young Hearts full-length "Hoodlums" - this was a fun one, and we're looking forward to seeing it out in the wild!

Also "in the wild" is Short Stories new EP! "Theoria" hits online services tomorrow, January 4th! Both of these releases were 100% tracked, engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered at Clarity, and we're extremely proud of them. :)

Our good friend Monica Petruzzelli tracked a going-away EP as she leaves us for Northern California. Good luck at your new job! Her voice will grace your ears in the coming weeks as well! More info when we get it!

Last but not least, we've got Man of Words and Steal Away on the books for studio time this month, and we'd love to add your name to that list.

We'll be floating around at NAMM for a few days from January 19th - 22nd! Come find us near the recording gear and say hi!

2016.12.12 // Holy Crazy Upgrades, Batman!

We've been taking full advantage of holiday sales and went a little crazy!

This month, we added a pair of Warm Audio TB12 preamps to the mix! These preamps are clones of the fabeled API 312, only with a ton of mod-inspired options added to the signal paths, switchable on the fly. We're VERY excited to get these into the rotation on upcoming recordings! In addition to the pres, we also picked up a pair of Warm Audio EQP-WA tube EQ units, which are based on classic Pultec tube EQs. The warmth of tube tone is pretty hard to beat, and analog warmth is very much alive at Clarity! But wait... there's more! We've upgraded our monitor section with a set of Presonus Eris E66s! It's getting very loud (and focused) in here!

We're constantly improving our setup here, and we'd love to get you in to help you make some killer recordings without destroying your wallet. Interested? Contact us and let's set something up!

2016.11.25 // Black Friday Specials

Hope you're having an excellent Thanksgiving! We're offering up Black Friday specials from November 25th - November 30th! Check them out:

Track two full-band songs for $300. Includes full tracking, vocal production, mix and master! Price valid if paid in full by November 30th!

Track a five-song EP for $800! Includes full tracking and production input, complete vocal production, full mix and master for all five songs! Price valid if a 50% deposit is made before November 30th!

Tracking time is getting tighter quicker as of late! We'd love to get you in, and especially at these discounted rates! Get in touch with us and let's make something happen!

2016.10.30 // Spooky Samples

Just posted five brand new samples from a handful of recently completed projects at Clarity, including killer new songs from Short Stories and Color Til Monday, and fresh mix and master for Quel Bordel! for their new lyric video! Check them out and let's book a session for your music ASAP!

This month we're wrapping up a full-length with The Wild Young Hearts, tracking a couple more songs for a "short" EP from Short Stories, and tracking singles with a handful of new friends. If you're visiting the site from the Craigslist ad, hey! Head on over the Contact page and let's get you in here!

2016.10.05 // Loud and Wild

September turned out to be a STACKED month for Clarity, easily our busiest month since starting this humble little project. Four releases tracked or produced here at Clarity made their way into the world last month, which is insane for a small studio. We're extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a flourishing community and locale, and with any luck, we'll keep growing and becoming a staple location for affordable, high quality recording for years to come.

This month, we keep the schedule super tight, wrapping up on mastering with Color Til Monday, and kicking off a gnarly full-length with The Wild Young Hearts from Los Angeles.

November is wide open as of now, and we'd love to make some music with you. Contact us and get something scheduled. We'd be super excited. :)

2016.08.22 // Color Til Monday

Officially back from a hectic Summer tour schedule! This weekend, I've got Color Til Monday headed in to start work on a five-song EP! Things are staying busy. When are you or your band headed in to record? Contact me today to set something up!

2016.08.04 // Short Window

Back from tour with a short window of availability before another six-day trip mid-month from the 15th-21st. If you need to track something, get in touch ASAP! :)

2016.07.04 // Happy Birthday, America.

Happy 4th of July! This month, we're wrapping up some new singles with Short Stories, starting a full EP with Jovias, and closing up shop for a week while Sean heads to Canada on tour. Very busy and very FUN! :)

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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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Scheduling changes constantly, so please check back often, and if you're interested in an open date above, contact us as soon as possible.

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
"Sean does great things! He was very helpful in the studio. My band traveled from Arizona to record with him. He was super flexible with his schedule and we were able to record everything in a few weekend trips! Easy to work with, very laid back atmosphere, and he will help you capture the sound you are looking for! Thank you again, Sean!"
Efren H. / Toylit
September 14, 2018