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THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS

DECATUR ★ ALABAMA

Clearwave is a private recording studio, not open to the public. We will happily show the studio and discuss future projects by appointment only. Please respect our privacy, the privacy or our neighbors, and the privacy of our artists. Please don't show up at Clearwave unannounced. We hate that. Contact us at clearwavestudio@me.com to make an appointment.


WHAT WE DO


MUSIC PRODUCTION- Everything from conception to shrink-wrap

MIXING- LOSSLESS AUDIO and DOLBY ATMOS™

ANALOG and DIGITAL RECORDING-Full band live or individual tracks, such as DRUM TRACKING (Our speciality!) KEYS (Hammond B3 and Wurlitzer piano), HORN SECTIONS, and VOCAL GROUPS

LIVE "in studio" MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION


JEREMY STEPHENS


JEREMY  STEPHENS- I'm an independent music producer, mixer, and recording engineer based in wild, wild state of Alabama. I'm blessed to have been chosen to work with the best musicians in the world such as the Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell, Gregg Allman, Lamont Landers, Drop Diver, James Irvin, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Bonnie Bramlett, Chuck Leavell, Col. Bruce Hampton, Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Joe Shaver, Jamie Oldaker, Percy Sledge, Dave Anderson, Tony Joe White, and many others. I learned the art of producing/recording the best way one can, under legendary platinum rock producer Johnny Sandlin (The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Capricorn Records). I was Johnny Sandlin's recording engineer for over 20 years.

I started Clearwave Recording Studio in 2001 to provide a "home base" for my own music productions.  Musicians like the creative space and laid back vibe. I like the boutique gear and it's a cost effective place for me to work and make records. My style has been described as “organic”, “earthy”, and “musical”.

As an independent producer, mixer, and recording engineer, sometimes a project requires me to use some of the most fantastic/exotic recording spaces in the world. I'll travel to wherever my experience is needed!

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Rancho de la Luna-Joshua Tree, Ca.

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Capricorn Recording Studio-Macon, Ga.

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Fame Studios-Muscle Shoals, Al

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Clearwave Recording Studio-Decatur, Al.

My mission is to make hit records and win Grammys. Not every project is going to achieve that, but I want my clients to be successful. I want their experience with me to be an important step in a successful long term career.  I think I have a good track record for that. I simply want to capture the best performances of great songs and give musicians the freedom to develop, grow, create and be successful. 


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CREATIVE. VIBEY. WEIRD.


A RECORDING STUDIO FOR MUSICIANS


CLEARWAVE RECORDING STUDIO is what a legitimate recording studio SHOULD be. Our studio was built by musicians for musicians for the purpose of providing a unique recording experience and to capture magic moments in time.

Located in the gritty but charming river town of Decatur, Alabama, the recording studio at Clearwave was designed with the creative musician in mind. The rooms are perfect for recording a full band live or recording one instrument at a time. The studio includes a main studio floor, a large drum booth, a large vocal booth, and two small booths perfect for guitar amps. Our control room overlooks the main studio floor. Its design was inspired by the typical mastering studio and setup to be a very pleasing space for critical listening. All rooms have excellent line of sight and personal cue mixes.

Our semi-hidden studio is within stumbling distance to the south's finest barbecue, bars, and affordable lodging for those week long stays!

Clearwave Recording Studio is a professional recording studio. It isn't a museum, a recording school, or in someones house.

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Lillie Mae

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Jason Isbell

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Eddie Alford

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Britney Howard

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GEAR


INSTRUMENTS/AMPS

  • Hammond B3 with 122 Leslie and PR20 tone cabinet
  • Yamaha Birch Custom recording drums-20" ,16", 13", 12", 10".
  • Pearl Masters Birch-22"x 18"
  • Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 6.5
  • Tama Maple-14 x 5.5
  • Zildjian A  Custom 14" Hats, 17" Crash, 19" Crash
  • Zildjian Adedis vintage ride
  • Friedman PT20 "Pink Taco"
  • Marshall 4x10 Slant
  • Fender Pro tweed 1951 amp
  • Yamaha p255 digital piano
  • Ampeg V4B 1971 bass amp
  • Ampeg SVT II 1989
  • Ampeg 4x10 Cabinet (2)
  • Ampeg 1x15 Cabinet
  • Solar Powered Skin Flute
  • Wurlitzer 200b 1977 Electric piano
  • Spector NS-2 bass
  • Fender P bass USA
  • Fender Jazz Bass USA
  • Fender P Bass 1954 Reissue
  • Modulus 5 String Bass
  • Kawai fretless bass
  • Apollo beatle bass japan
  • Fender Deluxe guitar amp
  • Gibson Super Goldtone 212
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PEDALS

  • EBS COMP
  • MXR Octave
  • MXR Envelope Filter
  • Fulltone OCD
  • Glittery Box Guitar Player Impresser
  • Fulltone Tremolo
  • Ampeg SCI
  • MXR Flange
  • MXR Carbon Copy
  • MXR Phase 90
  • T.C. Electronic Spark

DAW

  • 2021 16" MacBook Pro M1 Pro (portable)
  • Logic Pro
  • ProTools 2021
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Universal Audio Apollo X16
  • Universal Audio Apollo X8p
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO Thunderbolt 3
  • 24 Inputs 28 Outputs
  • 1.21 Gigawatt 88mph Flux Capacitor
  • Motorized fader Automation

DAW PLUG-INS

  • Universal Audio  UAD complete
  • Plugin Alliance MEGA pack
  • Fabfilter
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
  • Mine Sweeper
  • Spectrasonics Keyscape
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CONSOLE

  • Otari Status 18r 96 input analog console
  • Eagle analog automation and full recall
  • Mogami wired patchbay

RECORDING MACHINES

  • MCI JH24-2 inch/24 track analog tape machine
  • Otari MTR 10-1/4 inch 2 track master analog tape machine
  • Universal Audio Apollo X- 24 track HiRes digital

MIC PREAMPS

  • API 3124+ (3) 12 channels
  • Heritage Audio 1073 clones 4 channels
  • Chandler Limited TG 2 Abbey Road
  • Langevin AM4 channel strips (2)
  • Nichols Custom Transformer Balanced mic pre (2)

MONITOR SECTION

  • ATC SCM12 PRO mixing monitors
  • Dynaudio BM6a active monitors
  • KRK 8000 passive monitors
  • Yamaha NS-10 passive monitors
  • Acoustic Research AR18s monitors
  • JBL LSR308 active monitors
  • Crown Macro Reference power amp
  • Crown Macro 2400 modified power amp
  • OZ Audio Q mix (6 headphone mixes)
  • Sony V6 headphones (2)
  • Sony MDR 7506 (8)
  • Sony v700 Headphones
  • Mega Blaster-producer bullhorn
  • Fostex t20 (2) headphones
  • AKG 240 (2) headphones
  • Sennheiser HD598 headphones
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ROOM DIMENSIONS

  • Control Room 12x14x10
  • Tracking Room 22x18x10
  • Vocal Booth 10x12x8
  • Drum Booth 12x14x8
  • Guitar Amp Closet 5x10x10

VIDEO

  • Canon EOS DSLR (2)
  • GoPro HERO (3)
  • Newer LED light tree (3)
  • Canon 1.4 5o mm lense
  • Canon 1.4 24 mm Lense
  • 20x20 Green screen

PROCESSING

  • Retro Instruments Sta-Level compressor
  • API 2500 master bus compressor
  • API 5500 master bus/track EQ
  • Purple Audio MC77 compressor
  • Tube-Tech LCA 2b mastering compressor
  • Empirical Labs Distressor (2)
  • DBX 160 x (2)
  • BSS DPR 402 compressor
  • Blackout Technologies Sassy Drummer Taser (2)
  • Aphex 612 noise gate
  • ART Pro VLA compressor
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EFFECTS

  • Lexicon PCM 90 reverb
  • Yamaha D5000 delay
  • Yamaha D1500 delay
  • Yamaha SPX 990 effects
  • Yamaha SPX 90II effects
  • Yamaha Rev 7 reverb
  • LoVerb Flatuence Generator
  • T.C. Electronic D Two delay
  • ADA TFX4
  • Accuverb Analog spring reverb
  • Hammond custom spring reverb
  • Ibanez/Sony SDR-1000 reverb

MICROPHONES

  • Alder Audio h44 ribbon (4)
  • Flea U47
  • Neumann U87ai
  • Neumann TLM 193
  • Royer R-10 Ribbon (2)
  • Sounddelux 195 (2)
  • Sennheiser 421 (4)
  • Shure SM7b
  • AKG 451 (2)
  • Audio Technica 4050
  • Heil PR-30 (2)
  • EV 408 (2)
  • Audio Technica 4051
  • Shure SM57 (4)
  • Shure SM58 (2)
  • Shure SM 81 (2)
  • Shure Beta 52
  • AKG D112
  • Countryman type 85 FET DI (4)
  • Raven Labs MDB-1
  • Retrospec Audio Juice Box tube DI
  • Heil Blue Fin
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CLEARWAVE FAMILY 🐾


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  • Alabama Shakes
  • Jason Isbell
  • Heartland
  • James Irvin
  • Eddie "Spankey" Alford
  • Comancho
  • Them Damn Dogs
  • The Dave Anderson Project
  • HandJob Midget
  • Alcoa
  • 10 Ton Records
  • The Shadow Walkers
  • Tony Turner
  • NASA
  • Preston Black
  • MyChildrenMyBride
  • Dolly Fartin'
  • Heady Brew
  • Dream Jacuzzi
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  • The Kenneth Brian Band
  • Drop Diver
  • Taylor Hunnicutt
  • Gray Cauthen
  • Albert Simpson
  • The Derelict Project
  • 53 Judges
  • UAH
  • Lillie Mae
  • Kristy Lee
  • Kunio Kishita
  • Netflix
  • Bert David Newton
  • Groove Yard
  • Holly Helms
  • Whiskey River Kings
  • Sony Records
  • NHL
  • Jimmy Henderson
  • Remy Neal
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  • Cancerslug
  • Honkey ByeBye
  • Off The Chain
  • Unclaimed Baggage L.L.C.
  • Ashley Smith
  • Mute
  • Alex Banks
  • Nova Jones
  • Hassleinone
  • Bishop Black
  • Jimmy Speed
  • The Shannon Woods Band
  • Aaron Wilson
  • Jacksdown
  • Adam Brown
  • Bay Chandler
  • Trip Kase
  • 5ive O'clock Charlie
  • Bay Chandler
  • The Dozens
  • Phax Machine
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  • Lamont Landers
  • Blind Mute
  • Dweeby
  • Netflix
  • The Devere Pride Trio
  • Good Morning Lucy
  • The Band Ester
  • Brett Bigelow
  • Sunset Guns
  • Brandon Elder
  • Tyrone Douglass
  • Cherry Poppinz
  • Wardrum Syndicate
  • The Great Unwashed
  • Ben Trussell
  • Microwave Dave and The Nukes
  • JB Roberts
  • Tony MF Perdue

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