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

2015.08.18 // New Photos

Added a couple new rows of photos to the site for those of you that are anti-Instagram. You can see the progress of the gear collection and of the studio improvements themselves! Get in touch to schedule something!

2015.08.01 // More Beautification

Over the last week, we inherited a ton (not literally, but it was a lot) of wood flooring from a friend, and after some careful planning (a slow afternoon and spur of the moment thoughts), applied a new floor to the "live room" here at Clarity! The result is a gorgeous wood veneer floor to spruce up an already improved live tracking environment! Things are looking GREAT!

Special thanks to Dan Thale for the weekend of manual labor on the floor and painting an adjacent vocal room! :)

2015.07.15 // Packed House!

July and August looking pretty good! American Rust comes back into the studio for another three songs at the end of this month, and we're working on a full-length with Michael Timog on a new full-production full-length! The Calefaction puts their finishing touches on their new full-length, and Nothing Sacred kicks off their debut EP! Busy and noisy times ahead!

2015.06.20 // Calm Before the Storm

Everybody Knows heads back into the studio today to start drum tracking on a new full-length album! Two full-lengths in two years, and at Clarity Recordings no less. Busy little beasts. Couldn't be more excited to see what's in store!

2015.06.03 // Cosmetics & Percussion

We've made some huge improvements to the visual presentation of the live room (read: garage) and we're not done yet! We're treating part of the room with acoustic filler, and we're placing a handful of folding baffles around to dampen reflections as needed. Things are looking good at Clarity!

Our first live room performance comes from our friends Just in Case. They'll be getting started on their 13-song full-length album with Clarity setting the mood via drum tones and tracking! We'll keep an eye on their progress to get those songs posted when they're done with the rest of the process! :)

2015.05.05 // Acoustic & Hip Hop

Relatively low-key month coming up at Clarity. On the books so far, we've got a couple different hip hop acts swinging through to lay down vocals and get some mastering done, and we've got our good friend Ilya Shatov tracking a handful of acoustic songs he's been working on the past year. Check out the calendar to the right, and if we've got an opening where you fit in, contact us! Let's keep it rolling! :)

2015.04.25 // Alive & Well

Next week, Alive & Well is headed out of town to track a five-song EP with Beau Burchell. He's done some killer work with Name Taken, The Bronx, Underoath, and From First to Last, and of course his own project, Saosin. It's always exciting to get in the studio with another engineer and observe how they do things, and Beau's got a great resume, so this is extra special. I'll be back after May 5th, so let's book some more time!

2015.04.12 // Gear Rentals

Clarity is now offering gear rentals! Our entire arsenal of guitars and amps can be made available for daily rental use! All rentals are on a case-by-case basis, but we're excited to be allowing musicians to have access to high end guitars and amps for their recordings and sessions!

Contact us for more information!

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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
"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 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