Chaparral Studio
Boulder Creek, California • Recording • Mixing with Shimshai
Rates from $50/hour. Inquire for more details and specifics about your project and needs, or our capabilities and availability here at the studio.

Options for Recording, Mixing, or Full Production

Specializing in Reggae, Acoustic, Folk & Singer-Songwriter styles of music but some experience and understanding of most musical genres.

Full featured single room facility to record your project from the ground up in top quality, or add a special touch in mixing tracks that you’ve recorded yourself at home or elsewhere. Super pristine and quiet retreat nature setting for inspiring the best of your creativity.

Driven by a simple love for music and a desire to make good music more available, as well as the inspiration to help musicians recording at home take their music to another level of sonic potential.

Remote mixing services available as well, meaning you don’t have to be here in the studio at all times. We can send files via internet or postal mail for reference. Of course your being present will help guide the direction of your music as you like.

No mastering is currently offered at this facility, as I prefer to leave that to the real pros. We can certainly make some solid recommendations for this step of your project.

The tools to make your music come alive!

We all love the convenience of the digital age, and yet sometimes it seems there is something missing...I strive to bridge the technology of the old recordings we all love, with the practicality of the modern world.

Full feature analog console by TOFT Audio Designs (makers of Trident) for both recording and mixing. Lots of warmth and flavor as well as real vintage EQ. 16 analog channels for recording, 32 for mixdown, and more via computer.

Pro Tools 10, LogicX and access to other platforms as needed. Pro Tools remains the industry standard and my personal preference for both recording & mixing, but anything is possible and quite flexible these days.

Extensive collection of Universal Audio Powered Plug-ins, considered some of the best digital tools available, especially for  capturing real analog flavor in a computer system. Outboard delays, reverb, and effects also on hand as desired or required.

Real analog tube based hardware and top of the line A/D conversion from Universal Audio.

Yamaha pro studio monitors, subwoofer & a wide variety of professional quality microphones from AKG, Mojave Audio, Shure, Telefuken and more.

Large collection of musical instruments available for use in recording or overdubbing. Many guitars and ethinc stringed instruments, acoustic piano, flutes, full drum set and percussion. Inquire for full list of instruments available.
La Ventana Shimshai & Susana
True Heart by Shimshai
Alianza by Shimshai
Seer Prophet Son by Shimshai
Shimshai’s albums Seer/Prophet/Son, Alianza, True Heart and La Ventana were all recorded here.
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