San Francisco

Coast Recorders

  • 1340 Mission Street
  • San Francisco CA 94103
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The Scoop

Coast Recorders is a historic recording studio with the largest tracking room in San Francisco — untouched since it was designed and built by the legendary Bill Putnam over 40 years ago. In addition to our spectacular sounding live room, we have 5 other rooms dedicated to production, mixing, editing, mastering, & a remote recording service.

ROOM RATES with ENGINEER (hourly): Contact for Rates
Clients/Credits: Lia Rose, Modern English, The Rock Soup Ramblers, Brad Brooks, Jacqui Naylor
Associated/Partnered With: Michael Romanowski Mastering, Live at Coast
Key Staff / In-House or Associated Talent: Michael Romanowski, Sean Beresford
Special Features: Large Tracking Room, In-Studio Performances, Neve Console, Grand Piano, Studer A827, EMT Plate Reverb, Lounge, In-House Mastering, Live At Coast


Consoles, DAWs, Tape Machines: Rupert Neve Designs 5088 32-Channel Console, Ampex ATR-102 1/4" and 1/2" master recorder, Studer A827 2" 16/24 trk. recorder, Pro Tools HDX, Avid HD I/O 16/16 (2), Avid HD I/O 8x8x8, Grimm CC-1 Master Clock, Universal Audio UAD2-Quad Core DSP Card
Outboard Gear: D.W.Fearn VT-2 (2ch.), Chandler TG-2 (4ch.), Wunder PA-4 plus (8ch.), Vintech 473 (4ch.), NPNG QMP-4NW (4ch.), Manley SLAM! (2ch.), Focusrite ISA-215 (2ch.), InnerTUBE Audio Atomic Squeeze Box Dual (2ch.), Pendulum OCL-2 (2ch.), Chandler Germanium Compressor (2ch.), Langevin ELOP (4ch.), Daking FET II (2ch.), UREI LA-3 (2ch.), Thermonic Culture Phoenix Mastering (4ch.), Manley SLAM! (2ch.), Manley ELOP (2ch.), Alan Smart C-1 (2ch.), D.W. Fearn VT-7 (2ch.), Manley Vari-Mu (2ch.), Chandler/EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter (2ch.), Crane Song TRAKKER (2ch.), Chandler/EMI TG12345 Curve Bender (4ch.), Pulse Techniques EQM-1A3 mastering version (4ch.), D.W. Fearn VT-5 (2ch.), Manley Massive Passive (2ch.), Langevin Mini Massive (4ch.), API 5500 (4ch.), Focusrite ISA-215 (2ch.), Bricasti M7 (2), Lexicon 300L, Lexicon 300M, EMT 140 plate, Studio Technologies Ecoplate
Microphones: Manley Gold Reference, Neumann U67 (tube), (2) Neumann U89i, (2) Schoeps CMC5u bodies, (2) Schoeps mk.2 omni capsules, (2) Schoeps mk.41 supercardioid capsules, (2) Royer R-122 ribbon, (2) Lauten Audio Horizon LT-321, (2) AKG C460 bodies, (2) AKG CK61 cardioid capsules, AKG D-112, (2) Sennheiser MD-421 II, Sennheiser e609, (4) Shure SM57, Shure SM81, Heil PR-40
Monitoring: ATC SCM150ASL main monitors, ProAc Studio 100, Pelonis Model 42, Velodyne DD15+, Bryston 4B SST, (6) Furman HDS-6 remote headphone stations, (6) Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones
Software: Pro Tools HDX, Universal Audio UAD-2 Plug-Ins
Instruments & Amps: Steinway Model A grand piano, Hammond A102 organ, Leslie 122 rotating speaker, Antique Pump Organ