Audio Production

800 sqft 8 players from $100/hr


Stage One’s world class recording studio is a state-of-the-art “hybrid” facility that has been designed to accommodate every aspect of analog and digital audio and video production. Our ACOUSTICALLY SHAPABLE tracking room is truly isolated from our control room, allowing for pristine recording conditions unrivaled by most other recording facilities. Our recording engineers, sound designers, and videographers have decades of experience in music production, business training productions, audio books, sound effects, and film voice-overs.

Separating the Stage One tracking room and control room is a tri-wall system featuring tri-paned window paneling. The perfection of the acoustic isolation achieved by this system is second only to the impressiveness of the massive windows between the rooms – also completely sound tight! These MASSIVE pieces of acoustic glass are ultra-clear for perfect visual communication while recording. Whether recording voice-overs to our 13′ video projection from one of our three isolation booths, or tracking vocals while needing to keep eye contact with your band, you will never encounter line-of-sight issues at Stage One.

Our acoustically shapable recording/tracking room features wall fronted by three-sided, rotatable panels; custom designed and built specifically for Stage One’s recording studio. Each side offers a different acoustic feature: absorption, reflection, and diffusion. In addition, suspended from our ceiling are two-sided panels featuring sound reflective and absorbant sides. Each panel of both the walls and ceiling can be separately adjusted to create any desired acoustic environment desired.

To explain what we mean by a “hybrid” recording studio, one must have a basic understanding of the development of recording technology. Simply put, the recording industry has undergone huge technological advancements over the past century. The past three decades have seen a huge shift from analog equipment to digital equipment. Though digital recording “plug-ins” are capable of emulating their analog counterparts to the point of being nearly identical, many professionals and audiophiles still prefer the “real deal”. That is why here at Stage One we still offer analog recording in the form of 2″ and 1/2″ tape, as well as the most current, hi resolution digital formats. In addition, we have vintage analog preamps and compressors to satisfy even the most sophisticated ear. What’s more, if you’re looking to record with a piece of gear that we don’t have, due to our huge network of recording professionals, we can get it!

Would you like to know more about what makes Stage One one of Orange County’s finest recording studios? Give us a call and make an appointment for a walk-through; come down and see the facilities for yourself!

Ask us about our special Indie Artist rate!

Minimum Booking

3 hr minimum


Parking, coffee machine, microwave, restaurants and cafes nearby

Studio Rules

No smoking, No food in the studio, No parties



  • (2) Neve 1073 Preamps – vintage
  • (32) Midas Pro Pres
  • Great River ME-1NV
  • LA-2A – vintage
  • DBX 160 – vintage
  • TC Electronics M2000
  • TC Electronics Finalizer Plus
  • Apogee Big Ben


  • (2) 02R96VCM consoles
  • Adam S2A monitors
  • Adam sub
  • Otari MTR90 MKII
  • 16 & 24-track heads
  • Otari Analog 2-track
  • Mac Pro 5,1 12-Core 3.46GHz


  • Neumann M149
  • Neumann U87 (vintage)
  • (2) Telefunken M60 (matched)
  • GT MD-1A


  • (3) AKG D112
  • AKG C1000
  • (2) AKG C3000
  • AKG C3000s
  • (6) Sennheiser e609
  • (3) Sennheiser e602
  • Sennheiser MD 421-II
  • Sennheiser MD 441-U
  • S1 • Shure Beta 52A
  • Shure Beta 58
  • (6) Shure SM57
  • (2) Shure SM81
  • (2) Shure 87C
  • Yamaha Subkick


  • M-Audio Keystation
  • Marshall AVT50H
  • Mesa Dual Rectifier (90s)
  • Pacific Studio Custom drum kit
  • Peavey Mark VIII
  • Peavey MaxBass
  • Randall Warhead
  • Yamaha Upright Stage Piano

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