CD's and DVD's
From concept to finished mastered product, we do it all. "Live" recordings or polished multitracking. You can't beat our combination of Warm Analog and Digital gear combined with our engineers passion and experience. We also offer high quality video shoots, studio or "on-location" with a final polished DVD as the end result. This will make your project or product stand out!
Mixing & Mastering
Cloud 9 offers in-house and online mixing and mastering:
Did you record at a $25/hour studio or at home and are less than thrilled with the results? Send in your tracks and have them mixed with fantastic results. We can fix it for you! Call us to find out how! Mixing and mastering are parts of the recording process that confuse a lot of people. If you're recording an album that you plan to sell, a good mixing and mastering job is a must. NEW CLIENT SPECIAL: Send us a song and we will provide a sample mastering of your track free of charge. We are confident that by showing you the difference Cloud 9 Recording Studio can make, you will come back for more!
• Mixing - Mixing is basically tinkering with everything you have recorded to complete your songs. You'll do things like drop in effects, adjust fader, EQ your tracks and so on. Think of mixing as putting the puzzle together. You're putting together the parts of what you have recorded, making sure everything hangs together right, and putting some finishing touches on things. When you're done mixing your songs, you should pleased with the way the song sounds and feel confident that you don't need to add anything musically.
• Mastering - Mastering is adding sparkle and shine to your music. In a very basic sense, when you master your album, you're making sure that song one doesn't blow out the speakers while song two is barely audible - in other words, you want the levels of the songs to be similar and you want a general sense of cohesiveness to your recording. Does that explanation of mastering sound a little vague? That's because it is. Apart from correcting obvious differences in volume for each song, mastering is an incredibly subjective process. In some ways, when it comes to mastering, you either have the golden touch or you don't. For this reason, although there are programs that will help you master your recording yourself, paying to have it done professionally is a good investment if you plan on releasing your recording.
We specialize in voiceovers for commercials, videos, and corporations. Our roster includes the finest voiceover talents in Southern California and abroad, specializing in every style imaginable, from male or female talents to children and animation characters. Being in San Diego, Cloud 9 is the “first call” studio for out of state companies that need a doctor, biotech specialist, or any other voiceover style or character to add credibility to their products, tapes, CD’s, message centers or videos. This saves the cost of having to pay for the talent to be flown to your location. Finished CD’s are overnighted or uploaded via the web for speedy service.
Remote / On-Location Event Recording
We also offer quality "on location" recording of training seminars, stand-up comedy, acoustic duos, board meetings, awards ceremonies, and anything else that you would like captured for preservation or future sales or demos.
Tape or Album Transfers to CD
We have the ability to transfer ANY format (cassette, album, mini-disc, voice recorder etc. to a polished sounding CD. This includes cleaning up tape hiss, crackles, pops, or editing it any way you want for future preservation.
Songwriting / Arranging / Producing
Are you a singer that needs music for your lyrics? We can provide cost-effective music from our staff of seasoned professional musicians and programmers who are friendly and easy to work with. Our engineer specializes in working and coaching vocalists from first timers to seasoned pros.
We do karaoke better than anyone! Our engineer has been working with singers for over 20 years and his experience and positive coaching approach will make your songs sound great and give you more confidence as an artist. You also have the ability to "punch in" and "punch out" certain words or phrases and fix those instead of having to record the song from the beginning every time! This is how the "pro's" do it and you will too at Cloud 9! We can direct you to the worlds largest selection of popular backing tracks played by industry professionals that sound just like the record or CD. Call us to see how you can acquire an amazing sounding demo!
We have been doing on-hold messages for major companies worldwide for over 20 years. Give your company credibility and keep your clients informed and entertained while they’re waiting to speak to you. We have a large group of voiceover specialists to suit any market or style that you need. This WILL increase your sales and keep people on the line. It's a proven fact.
We can record and convert your music or voice to any format and show you how you can add sound to your website to really grab your visitors attention. MP3’s, Wav. or Aiff. files. Whatever you need. Mac or PC, we’ve got you covered!
Books on Tape
Cloud 9 is the first choice for many San Diegan authors, including Bob Nelson's "1001 Ways to Treat Employees" which is a New York Times Bestseller! Other well known authors Brandt Morgan and Carol Toone, as well as Don Miguel Ruiz, author of "The New York Times" best sellers: "The Four Agreements" and "The Mastery of Love" use Cloud 9 when in San Diego.
Professional Studio Consulting and Setup
Are you a home studio owner or corporation in the process of setting up a studio? How do you decide which gear to purchase that will give you the highest quality for your money and budget? Call our studio consultant and award winning engineer, Jeff Cloud. Your money spent on consulting will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars AND hours of research with his 20 plus years of equipment knowledge, be it Analog, Digital, Outboard Gear or anything else related to recording. Jeff also has discount accounts with the nations largest supplier of studio gear and recording equipment, which saves his clients lots of money! Consult over the phone, or if you're in the San Diego area Jeff can come to your studio or business.
Learn the art of recording from a seasoned pro. No matter if you're just starting out or want to learn more about Mixing, EQing, Mastering, or anything else related to the art of recording, Jeff's experience will get you there quicker. Learn at your own pace with hands on sessions and "real world" recording situations! Have Jeff help you choose and set up your own studio or computer workstation. You'll have the confidence you need to record your own projects or do sessions for others in no time!
Call us for a free consultation and see why at Cloud 9 Recording Studio there is a difference! You'll Be Glad You Did!
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