was opened in September of 1997 to provide affordable hi-fi recording to San Francisco's independent music community. In our A room
, you'll find a discrete Neve 5316
and a Studer 827
, one of the finest 24-track tape recorders ever made. The studio
is about 1700 sq. ft., with an isolation room, two rock-solid amp lockers, and a Bob Hodas-tuned control room. The A room is packed with well-maintained classic keyboards (Wurlitzer 200A, Rhodes 73, Hammond B3/ Leslie 122, many classic mono and poly synths) and a Yamaha C3 grand piano. Our 1200 sq. ft. B room
features a Neotek Elite 44 input console, Studer 827, and tons of amazing gear. Both rooms have PT HD, excellent tube amplifiers, and ATR 102 1/2" mix down decks.
Since I am painfully addicted to buying audio gear, the following list
will only improve. We're right in the Mission in a gated, private compound with easy parking. Tiny Telephone is stridently democratic, we encourage bands from all genres and experience levels to record here. Go to our FAQ
to get detailed information about rates, directions and deposit info.
As of March 1st, 2013, Tiny Telephone A
room will be $375
a day, the B
room will be $275
. It's our first price increase in 11 years!! Engineers are $200-$250
a day. Please email
or call me to get more information or book days. We are booked at least one month in advance so please plan ahead. Our pricing is clear and transparent and we are happy to help you accurately budget a record or project.
John Vanderslice | Booking:
415 334 1970 | firstname.lastname@example.org
| More info
me if you'd like a studio tour, I usually schedule a few every week. I'm happy to give anyone a tour, I don't care if you're booking the studio or just visiting the Mission. Often late mornings and weekends work best. -John Vanderslice
Our B room is open (and it rules)!
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We now provide free 2" tape to artists and bands who want to discover the magic of analog recording
. Our lending library of analog tape is up to 89 reels and is comprised of mostly true one-pass GP9, 499 and 456.
: Korg PolySix, BAE API 312A (2), Purple Audio MC77, Forssell M-2a, Allison Passive EQ.
is the official house orchestra of Tiny Telephone. M*MO is a modular group of symphonic players that can ordered up as needed, from a single bass clarinet, to an 60-piece ensemble. Magik has worked with Dodos, Hauschka, Jonny Greenwood and Death Cab For Cutie (video
). Videos of Magik are here
, and here
. Magik changed my life, I highly recommend you email Minna
if you're interested in orchestral arrangements and players. San Franista Interview
| San Jose Mercury News: The magic of Minna Choi and Magik
| Alarm Press: JV w/ Magik*Magik Orchestra: A "Wild" Analog Opus
| SF Bay Guardian: Where the Magik happens