Slow Heart
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Slow Heart
A Recording Studio in San Francisco, California.
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A recording studio in San Francisco

Slow Heart creates high quality music with San Francisco's best artists and musicians.

 

FAQ

1. How much does studio time cost?

Let's face it, recording music can be expensive, often $500 or more per day. We are committed to keeping costs down so finances will not become a barrier to creating great music. Studio time costs $60 per hour at Slow Heart, but for first time customers we're running a 50% discount through July 2018. Contact me about half day and day rates for our San Francisco music studio.

2. Do you even care about my song, bro?

Yes! It can feel so discouraging when an engineer walks into a Bay Area studio half asleep and doesn't show any enthusiasm about your music. That's not how we work at Slow Heart in SF. Your song, your heart, your vision are what's most important. We're committed to helping you show your best work to the world.

3. What kind of gear do you have?

Some of our favorite tools are: Logic Pro X by Apple, Slate and Soundtoys Plugins, RE-20 by Electrovoice, Shure 57's all day long, AKG condensers, Modded MXL condensers, RME's Babyface, Presonus' Digimax, Martin Guitars (000-18), Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters, Fender amps, the quintessential Roland Juno synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, Danelectro Baritone guitars, and Fender P-Bass, Custom DW drums, Zildjian cymbals, and all your essential guitar pedals. These tools are powerful and effective when used properly. Come and we'll show you.

4. How long does it take to make a finished song?

That all depends on how prepared you are to record. I recommend being practiced up when you arrive so that we can get right to work. We'll start by recording scratch tracks of your voice and main instrument. It's important to get the tempo right so that when we add percussion, bass, guitars, synths, other auxiliary instruments and final vocals, everything will sit just right. If you're prepared, we can easily record a song in a full day, eight hour session. After that, it's time to mix and master the song. Mixing one song typically takes a full day, and mastering can take a few hours after that. I always recommend giving yourself a few months between recording and releasing the song so that we can get everything sounding just right. You can find my mixing rates and mastering recommendations here. 

5. What should I bring?

It's best to record with the instruments you love. You are welcome to use any and all of my gear too. I know it can be difficult to transport gear in San Francisco. We can touch base before each session to make sure we have everything we need.

 
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About Me

My name is Kevin Embleton, and I run Slow Heart. I've been writing songs and making records for more than a decade.I've played bass, keys, guitar, produced, engineered, and sang on many of my friends' albums and singles, totaling more than 20 projects in all, and hundreds of hours in various studios across the US in Northeast Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee, and San Francisco, California. I've engineered or assisted in the engineering process and produced on all of my projects. In my first year of college I wrote and recorded a full length album on my own, just to prove that I could do it. Through that experience I developed an insatiable appetite for capturing my songs in a recording setting and playing them for my friends and fans. In my second year of college and four years after that, I sang lead vocals and played guitar for a band called A Minor Bird. We recorded an album called Where The River Breaks Free in 2010 and toured mostly on the East Coast and the Midwest. After that I branched out on my own and started my solo project called Embleton. I've recorded one full length album in 2015 and a handful of EP's before and after that. I've also been recording at home on my own for years, and I decided that it's time to offer my passion and skills to others who want to make their music a reality. Take a listen to the songs I've made; I hope you like what you hear! 

Free Consultation

Let's talk about your project over the phone! Shoot me a message with your name, email address, phone number and a few project details and we'll set up a time to talk about it.

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Slow Heart
276 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102