Clarity Recordings - Professional Recording Studio San Diego CA California El Cajon La Mesa Santee Lakeside
619.961.7342
Services & Rates
Engineering

Armed with a full and professional Pro Tools-based recording studio and an abundance of gear, Clarity focuses on raw recordings and strong performances. Let me make your songs sound as clear and as big as a "professional" studio for a fraction of the price, and in an environment that lacks the pressures of a $400/day control room.

Rates: Starting at $180 per 6-hour block, $120 per acoustic song, or $250 per full-band song. Discounted rates available for bigger blocks. Contact for booking.

Mastering

While true analog mastering is nearly a lost art, Clarity does provide barebones mastering services using the latest plugins and techniques. Where some mastering services focus solely on loudness, we strive to ensure that the sonic quality and overall integrity of your recordings is not compromised during the mastering process while achieving the loudness your songs need to compete. More than capable of blasting your mixes into compression hell if desired.

Rates: Mastering runs $30 per song, with discounts given for full packages. Contact for more information.

Production

Does your song or record need help from an experienced musician with in-depth knowledge of song structure and a trained sonic ear? I can be as much a part of production as you'd like, whether I'm taking a side seat to the action and letting the song develop itself while directing tonal quality, or taking the helm and pulling apart your song to lock every instrument in as one well oiled machine. I've worked with big name producers and have a knack for bringing out the best sounds while encouraging artist development. Let me help you push your recording to it's utmost potential.

Rates: Starting at $300 per song, $1500 per EP, and $2500 for full-length albums. Accommodations available for out of town bands, additional fees negotiable. Contact for information and availability.

Sessions

I'm available as a session musician for fill-in work or studio performances. The studio is my second home. I love providing input and making songs sound the best that they can. I've seen a healthy amount of professional studios over the last ten years, and know my way around tracking programs. I've got tips and tricks up my sleeve and can bring a fresh perspective to your songs. If you need session work, contact me with as much advance notice as possible and I'd love to be a part of it.

Rates: Typically $20 per session. Studio, performance, or otherwise. Transportation costs may be required in some cases. Contact for information.

Songwriting

I've been writing songs for as long as I can remember. I've listened to and studied nearly every genre, and love branching out to try new things. If you feel you need someone to write alongside and to help bring a new taste to your songs, or to fully collaborate on writing new ones, I'd love to fill those shoes. I have a private residence with a very relaxed atmosphere. You can write and not be distracted by obnoxious roommates or loud noises.

I generally don't charge for songwriting. I just ask that my name be included in credits or liner notes. Contact for information and availability.

Consultation

Need an outside opinion on a song without a biased view? Need some advice on how to deal with a situation or what step to take next? I've experienced a lot throughout my career. I can offer you my professional opinion and relate with some of my experiences. I won't tell you what to do, but I'll help you understand all angles and get resolution. Contact me for more information.

Consultation charges are evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the service and involvement you need. Contact for questions and more information.

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.)

Availability
Our schedule for the next two months. Booked dates may be half-days, so check with us if you only need a couple hours.
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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.

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.