AUDIO DESIGN RECORDING

Audio Design Recording (ADR) first joined the music scene in San Diego, California in 2002. ADR is an analog and digital recording studio in beautiful San Diego, CA. Located near San Diego State University, ADR offers professional recording services using the finest vintage and modern technology in the industry. Our prized vintage 1975 API 2488 recording console, Studer A80 2” 16 track tape deck , eclectic microphone collection, 1958 EMT 140 plate reverb and an extremely impressive selection of vintage amplifiers, drum kits, organs, keys and guitars have proven themselves to be  valuable assets to the recording process. A collection of this caliber is what you will find in some of the world’s most renowned recording studios. ADR’s facility is 1000 sq/ft with 12 foot ceilings, 2 isolation booths, central air conditioning and has been acoustically treated and tuned. In addition, our centrally located studio brings with it a diverse selection of dinning, lodging, nightlife and many other amenities to make your recording experience as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Audio Design Recording is managed and owned by musicians. We pride ourselves in offering the total recording experience and want to make sure each album produced is up to personal and industry standards.

To enjoy a virtual tour of the studio, please CLICK HERE.

For more information on the API 2488 Console please CLICK HERE.

For a list of our diverse selection of vintage and modern equipment please CLICK HERE.

Please check out the rest of the web site and feel free to contact us anytime.
PHONE: 858-405-6242
EMAIL: info@audiodesignrecording.com

 

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Equipment

Along with our recording equipment, ADR maintains on hand a superb selection of vintage amplifiers, drum kits, keyboards and organs.
If there is something specific you would like to use for your recording session, please contact us before hand so we can make sure it is available.


MICROPHONES

Large Diaphragm Condenser

Bock Audio 251 elux
Bock Audio 241c
Soundelux E47 (Bock 407 multi-pattern)
(2) Soundelux E49
(2) Wunder Audio CM7 GTS
Wunder Audio CM7FET
70’s Neumann U87
Neumann U89i
Beesneez James
(2)AKG 414 TL11
(2)AKG 414 ULS
Mojave Audio MA-200

Small Diaphragm Condenser

(2) Neumann KM85i
(2) Beesneez Lulu FET
Altec M-30
Altec 195

Ribbon

RCA 77DX
(2) Coles 4038
(2) Royer R122
(2) Beyerdynamic M160

Dynamic

AKG D12
AKG D112
EV  RE-20
Shure SM7
(4) Sennheiser 421
(4) Shure SM-57
SM-57 Transformerless
Shure SM-57 with Tab-Funkenwerk Transformer

RECORDERS

Studer A80 2” 16 Track
Studer A80 1/2″ 2 Track
Avid Pro Tools HD Native
Orion 32
Apple 12 core Mac

MIC PRE’s

(24) API 528
(2) Electrodyne 501
(6) Electrodyne M100
(6) Langevin AM16
(2) Helios Type 69
Chandler Limited Germanium
Universal Audio 2-610
Aurora Audio GTQ2
Millennia HV-3C
Avalon U5 DI

EQUALIZERS

(24) API 553
(4) API 550B
(2) API 550A
(2) Harrison 32 EQ
(2) Sphere 920 EQ
A Designs Hammer EQ
Kline in Hammill EU100

COMPRESSION

(2) UREI 1176
Manely Vari-Mu
Empirical Labs Distressor
UREI LA-3A
(2) Vintage API 525 Comps
(2) API 527 Comps
(2) DBX 165
Drip Fairchild 670
Smart Research C2
Aurora Audio GTC2
Drip LA2A


REVERBS AND DELAYS

EMT 140 Stereo Solid State Plate Reverb
Orban 111b Spring Reverb
(2) Maestro EP3 Echoplex

GUITARS AND BASSES

1967 Hofner 500/1 Beattle Bass
1975 Fender P Bass
1964 Fender Duo-Sonic
1964 Danelectro
1968 Fender Mustang

AMPS

1965 VOX AC30 JMI/Silver Dogs /2X12”
1964 VOX AC10 Twin JMI/Silver Dogs/ 2X10”
1964 Fender Super Reverb 4X10”
1965 Fender Bassman Head
1966 Fender Showman Head
1965 Fender Champ 1X8”
1965 Fender Concert 4X10″
1982 Fender Concert 1X12”
1962 Ampeg Reverbojet 1X12”
1963 Ampeg B15 1X12”
1963 Ampeg B15NX 1X15”
1968 Ampeg SVT 8X10”
1972 Ampeg V4B Head
1973 Ampeg V4 Head
1966 Silvertone 1481 1X8”
1965 Silvertone Twin 12
1968 Marshall Plexi 50W Tremolo Head
w/1959 circuitry
1971 Marshall 4×12″ 25W Black Backs
1971 Marshall 8×10″ 12W Celestions
1960’S Leslie 12” Speaker Cab

DRUM KITS

1962 Camco ARISTACRAT LUG 12”,14”,20”
1963 Camco TUXEDO LUG 12”,14”,20”
1968 Camco ARISTACRAT LUG 12”,13”,16”,24”
1964 Rogers LUXOR 12”,15”,20”
1971 Ludwig 8”,10”,12”,13”,14”,16” Toms, 18”,20”,22” Kick
1969 Ludwig 26”,18”,16”,13”
1957 WFL 13”,22”
2000 Yamaha Maple Custom 10”,12”,14”,15″,16”TOMS 18”,20”,24″ Kick
1996 GMS 10”,12”,16”Toms 20”,22” Kick
2003 GMS 10”,14” 18”

SNARE DRUMS

1962 Camco ARISTACRAT LUG/ MAPLE 5X14”
1963 Camco TUXEDO LUG /MAPLE 5X14”
1964 Camco TUXEDO LUG/MAPLE 5X14”
1964 Rogers LUXOR 5X14”
1966 Ludwig SUPRAPHONIC 5X14”
1972 Ludwig SUPRAPHONIC 61/2X14’
1974 Ludwig ACROLITE 5X14”
1957 WFL 5X14” MAHOGANY/MAPLE
2000 Yamaha Maple Custom 5X14”
1995 GMS 51/2X14” MAPLE
1994 GMS 5X14” MAPLE
1966 Slingerland 5X14’
2001 DW Craviato 61/2X14”
1971 Slingerland COB 61/2X14”
1985 Mapex 61/2X14” BRASS

KEYS AND ORGANS

1954 Hammond B2 With Percusion
1952 Hammond B2
1966 Hammond A100
196? Leslie 145 With 122 Amp
196? Leslie 21H
Farfisa Duo Compact Organ
197? Wurlitzer 200A
1972 Fender Rhodes 73 Suitcase
1952 Degean Concert Vibraphone Lyle Hampton Model

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Studio

ADR’s facility is 1000 sq/ft with 12 foot ceilings, 2 isolation booths, central air conditioning and has been acoustically treated and tuned.
Many have stated that our studio has one of the best sounding “drum rooms” in San Diego. Please click below and enjoy a virtual tour of the studio.

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Clients


Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Earthless
Joy
Sacri Monti
Artifact
Arctic
Babylon
Gilbert Castellanos
The Midnight Pine
Creature And The Woods
The Heavy Guilt
Rebecca Jade And The Cold Fact
Dani Bell And The Tarantist
The Earful
Andy Holmes
The Aggrolites
Erik Canzona And The Narrows
Ian Tordella
Jimmy Ruelas
Mrs Magician
Pocket
Platypus Egg


The Soul Beacons
The Western Collective
Wicked Tongues
Wild Honey
Apple Brown
Birdy Bardot
Dela
Di Nigunim
The Thiefs Lineage
Leperton
The Verigolds
2nd Street Rag Stompers
The Ascent Of Everest
Erika Davies
Eskera
We All Inherit The Moon
Nothingful
Crowmeat
Primitive Noyes
The Jimmy Lewis Band
Martian Horses
Brian O’Neil

Weather Box
Rocket From The Crypt
The Damned
The Night Marchers
Carolann Ames
Joanie Mendehall
Berkley Hart
Shake Before Us
Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake
Superunloader
Republic Of Letters
Gayle Skidmore
The Styletones
Retox
Finch
Counterfit
The Gods of Science
Moon Eater
Small Talk
Pruitt Igoe
Genius Of soul
The BusBoys

Emery Bird
Yovee
Ezekial Jay Parnow
Years Around The Sun
The Locust
No Knife
Deep Sea Thunder Beast
Age of Collapse
Crime Desire
Bridgejumper
Tom Grrrl
Bloody Hollies
Head Wound City
Cattle Decapitation
Some Girls
Find Him and Kill Him
TrashAxis
Man Vs Man
Di Nigunim
Fermentor
Beekeeper
Mother Speed

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Staff

Audio Design Recording has a diverse staff of local producers and engineers. We can provide staff to meet any of your recording needs. From local heroes to people with major label credentials, we are well equipped to handle any genre. From funk to rock to punk and metal, we record every type of music. Here are some producer / engineers who frequent Audio Design Recording:

Jordan Andreen

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Earthless, Joy, Sacri Monti, Artifact, Arctic, Babylon, Gilbert Castellanos, The Midnight Pine, Creature And The Woods, The Heavy Guilt, Rebecca Jade And The Cold Fact, Dani Bell And The Tarantist, The Earful, The Earful, Andy Holmes, The Aggrolites, Erik Canzona And The Narrows, Ian Tordella, Jimmy Ruelas, Mrs Magician, Pocket, The Soul Beacons, The Western Collective, Wicked Tongues, Wild Honey, Apple Brown, Birdy Bardot, Dela, Di Nigunim, The Thiefs Lineage, Leperton, The Verigolds, 2nd Street Rag Stompers, The Ascent Of Everest, Erika Davies, Eskera, We All Inherit The Moon, Nothingful, Crowmeat, Primitive Noyes, The Jimmy Lewis Band, Martian Horses

Ben Moore

Rocket From The Crypt, The Damned, The Night Marchers, Carolann Ames, Joanie Mendehall, Berkley Hart, Shake Before Us, Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake, Superunloader, Republic Of Letters,  Gayle Skidmore, The Styletones, Retox, Finch, Counterfit, The Gods Of Science, Moon Eater, Small Talk, Pruitt Igoe, Genius Of Soul, Emery Bird, Yovee, Ezekial Jay Parnow, Years Around The Sun, Weather Box

Dan Maier

The Locust, No Knife, Cattle Decapitation, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Age of Collapse, Weather Box, Crime Desire, Bridgejumper, Tom Grrrl, Bloody Hollies, Head Wound City, Some Girls, Find Him and Kill Him

Adam Wollach

TrashAxis ,  Man Vs Man, Di Nigunim, Fermentor, Beekeeper, Mother Speed, Platypus Egg, Grammy nominee, Brian O’Neil , The BusBoys

 

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Contact Us & Rates

RATES

Studio Rental: $30/Hour
Studio Lock: $300/10 hours
Studio Rental w/ Engineer: Please call 858-405-6242

GUEST ENGINEERS

Audio Design Recording welcomes freelance engineers and studio saavy musicians. Call anytime to schedule a tour. We can provide a house engineer to assist.

STUDIO GUIDELINES

Payment is due in full before any masters or mixes are handed over.
Studio lock outs of more than 2 days requires a 50% deposit two weeks prior to the first day.
All sessions have a 4 hour minimum.
For Pro Tools sessions, clients are required to bring their own external hard drive.
Credit Cards accepted through Paypal with a 3% fee.

INTERNS

Audio Design Recording has an internship positions available. Please contact  Jordan CLICK HERE.

CONTACT

Phone: 858-405-6242
Email: info@audiodesignrecording.com

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