Here at Compound Recordings we offer full-service recording and production facilities in a relaxed atmosphere. Recording can be stressful no matter how experienced a musician is, so we work hard to take care of all the details so you can focus on performing your best.
With a healthy combination of analog and digital equipment we work with you to take what's in your head and allow the rest of the world to hear your message. Before ending up on our ProTools HD2 system, we run your music through entirely analog equipment including a Soundcraft 24-channel mixing console, Universal Audio microphone pre-amps, outboard compressors, and a plethora of quality microphones.
Our facilities are also prepared to handle a wide variety of musical styles. We have a spacious 20'x20' live room with vaulted ceilings, designed and treated especially for drums and other high decibel instruments. We also have 3 iso-booths, allowing for a variety of natural reverberation as well as complete sound isolation between rooms.
We are located 10 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz [Directions] in the beautiful mountain town of Ben Lomond, CA. Run by musicians who have been involved in the Bay Area music scene for over 15 years, we work hard to provide quality recording services to match your particular budget. Please contact us if you have any questions.
ABOUT OUR ENGINEERS
Joe Clements – Engineer, Producer, Owner
Joe Clements planted his roots in the Santa Cruz music scene in the early 90’s fronting the esteemed Fury 66. Although his love for music and the scene started way before, this was the point that his passion for the process of the writing and production of a band was realized. Joe spent six years in Fury 66 co-writing and producing on countless recordings. After Fury disbanded, he continued to write and record in various bands such as Turnedown, Audiocrush, Dead Again, Fuck the Hope You Gave Me and is now fronting the up and coming Santa Cruz-based, band Crucial Unicorn. Joe has been running his own record label, Lorelei Records and works part time at Universal Audio manufacturing the best recording equipment in the country. Although Joe's musical plate is currently overflowing, his true passion and dedication lies in producing and engineering bands at Compound Recordings.
EVAN NOLEN -Engineer
Evan Nolen has been playing in local bands for the last nine years. He has also been doing sound and helping put on shows for many local promoters. He is very familiar with being both on stage, and running shows. His interest in recording started after his band Lost Boys ended in 2008. Ever since then he has been writing music and recording non-stop. In January of 2009 he began a year long internship at The Compound. Since the completion of his internship, he has been assisting Joe on countless projects. In 2010, he started taking on projects of his own. Evan is now The Compounds second engineer, ready to record any style of music.
Alex Volga began as a Santa Cruz hip Hop producer in early 2004 with no idea of the technical and musical strengths he would build over the years. Simply board with life, He made a decision to try something new and quickly realized his ability and drive to create music. As time went on he began building skills in all aspects of the industry with the motivation to become not only a successful producer, but an engineer and an artist as well. Today, he has truly become a Pro Tools and Reason "Mastermind" with a huge foundation of knowledge that continues to grow day by day. Alex is Pro tools 101/110 Certified and is almost finished with his masters certificate in Producing Music With Pro Tools from berkleemusic.com. He has worked with many artist from the 831 covering many styles of new age music including: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Soul, Pop, Dance, and Acoustic. His First Release "Ain't S#!T Changed" (Written, Composed, Recorded, Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by HIMSELF) coming soon, is a perfect example of what he can do for the aspiring artist trying to create a professional and CREATIVE work of musical art. Alex is looking to partner up with SERIOUS musicians and create QUALITY music here at Compound Recordings. If you are serious about your music and are ready to take the next step towards success you can reach him at (925) 586 1616 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.