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Update Archive

2017.03.20 // Packed House

This month's schedule has been EXTREME. We've had virtual zero open days, and we're ecstatic about it. We've had Electric Enzymes charging through tracks for their full-length, Short Stories starting pre-production for a new release, Stereo Summer coming back from the dead to work on some new tracks, and Steal Away working on more demos, not to mention a ton of live sound and performance gigs. No down time and it rules!

April has a handful of open days, and May is pretty open at the moment! Let's book and make some magic happen for your new tracks! Shoot us an email or call us today!

2017.02.11 // New Gear & New Hours!

Clarity is rapidly growing in the last six months, and we could not be any more excited!

This month, we've decided to dive into the world of high-end amp modelers in an effort to boost our studio hours! We've picked up a brand new Kemper Profiling Amp, and are stocking it full of killer amps courtesy of friends and our very own collection. We'll be profiling new amps every month in an effort to keep our studio sounding fresh!

If you're not familiar with the Kemper, it's the absolute best amp modeler in existence today. The difference between your favorite amp and a Kemper profile of your favorite amp is virtually indistinguishable. We know that's hard to believe, so here's a link to Rob Chapman (whose amp knowledge surpasses nearly everyone's) being fooled three consecutive times about whether he was playing his amp or a Kemper profile of it. This thing is incredible, and we've already begun archiving all of our in-house amps.

Fear not, analog enthusiasts. Our collection will continue to grow, and we'll always have our amps available for use! The biggest advantage of the Kemper is low-level monitoring (meaning not blaring out of a half-stack) - we can now track later at Clarity!

As a result, Clarity's hours have expanded by anywhere from two to four hours a day. We're now open for tracking at noon every day, tracking as late as 1AM on weeknights and Sundays, and midnight on Saturdays. Pretty neat, isn't it?

Anyway, enough rambling. Our February and March schedules are slammed, but we've got a few days open here and there. Let's get you in here to make some noise, eh?

2017.02.02 // Updated Samples

Quick update: New samples are available! Head on over and check them out! The top of the list is generally the newest stuff, most of which is now being mixed and mastered exclusively at Clarity! 2017 is going to be a gnarly year, and we're very excited for the increase in work flow! Book some time in March & April and let's keep it up!

2017.01.30 // It's Electric!

Things are picking up steam at Clarity in the new year. We're at the end of our busiest January EVER, which is very exciting for us! Always growing and expanding, and always wanting to stay loud! Perpetual studio work is something we crave, so let's keep that trend going!

January saw two new releases tracked, mixed, and mastered entirely at Clarity. Color Til Monday's "Make Your Mark" and The Wild Young Hearts' "Hoodlums" are now available on various digital providers! Give their Facebook pages a visit and support a couple of hardworking artists!

We've just begun work on a new full-length with alternative-indie locals Electric Enzymes, and we're still picking away at some new tracks with Steal Away. The schedule is wide open until the third week of February, so let's get to making some musics!

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!

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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 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 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