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About Clear Track Studios
The friendly and knowledgeable engineers and producers at Clear Track Recording Studios are passionate about achieving the sound you want, in high-quality, to give you the best studio experience yet. You’ll feel right at home in this truly world-class recording studio, a place where you can easily create at your best.
The word must be getting out fast since Clear Track Studios’ opening in February 2010. Over four years later, we’re quickly becoming known as the go-to studio when searching for the best quality in Tampa Bay–with competent, friendly staff who know how to swiftly get what you need for a project. We work with any project scenario, from Major Acts to up-and-coming independent artists, with care, efficiency and great attention to quality.
We provide anything from the studio facility itself to the right producers, engineers, and session musicians who will help you get the sound for your unique project. Clear Track’s Music Production Team involves a wide variety of noted producers and professional engineers, musicians and songwriters of varying generations and genres, including multi-platinum award winning talents. Rock, Pop, Dance, Electronic, Blues, Country, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rap, Latin, Opera, Classical–it’s all covered!
The professionals here and the studio itself are truly “all about the music.” There’s no big corporate mentality, just decades of experience driven by a passion for making great sounding music—all culminating in 2010 with the opening of Clear Track’s Studio A. Watch us constructing studio A over a year and a half in this short video.
Every aspect of the studio was decided upon and brought into place by progressive rock and blues multi-instrumentalist and head engineer, Mike Johnson. In his mid-twenties, after 8 years of studio design research, the Connecticut native met with world-renown studio designer Wes Lachot during the summer of 2008. It was then he knew he wouldn’t cut any corners, rolling up his sleeves to “do it right,” and working with Wes to design not only a full-blown, pro studio, but the best sounding room in Florida. Wes, who had just finished designing Manifold Recording (nominated for a TEC Award), approved of the perfect building and drew up the plans with Mike. After nearly two years of blood, sweat and tears and massive attention to detail, Mike and the Clear Track team opened Studio A’s doors in February 2010 to serve Tampa Bay musicians and artists across the globe. So far, it’s been a great success.
Beautifully crafted for sonic excellence and inspiration, musicians and pro engineers alike are continually amazed at the studio’s sound creating, capturing and listening environment.
We want to see a thriving music establishment on Florida’s West Coast by helping up-and-coming and already-established artists alike have a great time making music for their listeners—at a level of quality that can truly expand a music career.
About Us – From Our Clients
“DRUM SOUND WAS KILLING!!!!!!!!!!!!” – DJ Ravi Drums – Musical Director for Mariah Carey
Award-winning rock producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Incubus, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Slash): “Clear Track has one of the best Live Rooms in Florida for drums. The staff is exceptional and our experience was top notch! Can’t wait to get back for my next record. The Control Room is extremely accurate and has all the gear that you would ever want! Thanks so much. Best, Elvis Baskette”
“This is the first studio I’ve been at that I didn’t have to step to the back of the room to hear how the mix sounds.” – J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League producer Kenny “Barto”
“Clear Track Rocks!” – Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, former Anthrax guitarist), Jim Breuer (SNL), with Brian Johnson of ACDC.
“I never knew this studio existed, and I’ve been here for 5 years. I know now and I will be recording here from now on Clear Track Studios ROCK!!!” – John Blackwell, drummer for Prince
“Working at Clear Track is a pleasure. The staff are friendly and competent – there to see I get the results I’m going for. Continued Success, Chick Corea“
“DRUM SOUND WAS KILLING!!!!!!!!!!!!” – DJ Ravi Drums – Musical Director for Mariah Carey
“F***ing great!!! Where’s the candy bowl?” – Engineer/Producer (Bon Jovi) Obie O’brien
“Clear Track and the staff are absolutely amazing, Mike Johnson is a total sonic badass…” – Jason Bieler – Producer, Recording Artist (Saigon Kick, Owl Stretching, Bieler Bros. Records)
“The tracks were above and beyond TazBull Records expectations. Our mastering engineer (Joe LaPorta, Sterling Sound) told me that your mix was very easy to master and commended your work. The band and label were impressed with the atmosphere and professionalism Clear Track presented to us throughout the entire process of tracking and mixing. GREAT WORK & HATS OFF to Mike Johnson! I appreciate what you did for us. Best, Ricky Khoury President/Founder TazBull Records”
“Everyone who works at Clear Track were completely professional, mixed in with a healthy dose of kindness and helpfulness. I got the best bass tone of my career. Spencer is a guy with a work ethic and musical ears. All in all, from a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give Clear Track an 11!” – Jeff Berlin, legend of the electric bass
“My experience recording at Clear Track Studios was first rate. The staff, the rooms, the equipment, and the vibes were all great. And the CLASP system really took things to another level since I prefer to work in the analog realm. I’ve worked in many of the top studios in New York City and Clear Track compares favorably with the best of them.” – Engineer/Producer Michael Goldwasser
“Recording with Mike and Anthony at Clear Track was such a great and relaxing experience! Thank you guys Let me know if you need me again soon, my pleasure Eric!” – Eric Bice, pro drummer
“Top to bottom this studio covers everything–great gear, no corners cut, and awesome staff.” – Engineer/Producer Matt LaPlant
“Fantastic, everyone was very professional and nice. Did a great job with my music. Class A facility and people would recommend to anyone and everyone I work with.” – DaQuan Bowers, Tampa Bay Buccs player and independent artist
“I LOVE the studio and ADORE the piano! Makes me want to write songs! Thank you :-)” – David Pomeranz
“Fantastic!! Wonderful studio so amazing to record here. Will be back soon!” – Consuelo Costin
“Clear Track Recording Studios is the best recording environment we’ve ever had the opportunity to be in. Clean, professional, unbelievable gear in impeccable working order, and the friendliest owner/operators you could imagine. Can’t wait to get back in!” – Joel Davis, Ascend The Hill
“My experience was absolutely wonderful. I love the vibe and the sound you get in the A studio room. Everyone should come and check out Clear Track Studios.” – Ywada, R&B artist
“After three major label record releases and countless hours recording music; I have worked in my fair share of recording studios and with dozens of producer/engineers across the United States. I can say without a doubt that Clear Track Studios stands at the top for me. There are so many reasons why I call CTS my home for recording music. You will never find a kinder group of songwriters, engineers and producers under the same roof. They know exactly how to treat an artist at work. I feel welcomed and taken care of every time I walk in. I have had the pleasure of tracking in every room at CTS, I mean EVERY nook and cranny of this studio I have created sound in, so I know it well. The room tones are unparalleled. I am continually shocked at how easy it is to get phenomenal raw captures in any of these rooms, whether we’re tracking drums, guitars, vocals or strings, the staff of engineers are available for mic placement input, room tone tips and overall advice. They all have a vested interest in anything recorded in their studio. The gear list is outrageous, mics, outboard gear, plugins, instruments, you name it. Not to mention, 2 full lounges equipped with massive TVs, Kitchens, video games, I LOVE IT! I’m certain I could show up in nothing but underwear and finish a record without ever having to leave the building, except for Starbucks, which is 3 minutes away…” – Tommy Simms / Deluxe
“Working with Mike & Spencer was hands down our best recording experience…ever… We originally chose the studio based on its gear and the ability to record reel to reel. What we didn’t expect was such a knowledgeable & instinctive staff that understood where we wanted to go with out music project. We have already made plans and reservations to return for our next song project.” – Shawn Scheller / Save the Radio
“Working with Clear Track was such a joy. They really cared about us, and worked with us to make sure that we got a superior sound while we were in the studio. All the staff were so attentive, and personal with each of us, and we really felt right at home here. Now we have our best sounding record yet and we couldn’t be happier! We will definitely be back for the next record! Thank you so much to all the guys and gals at Clear Track! With out you we couldn’t have done it!” – Tides of Man
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