Earthtones Audio
Earthtones Audio

Earthtones Audio

$60/hour
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Introduction: I offer audio recording, mixing, and mastering services. I work out of my studio cabin where the vineyards meet the redwoods—vibes for days. I love helping musicians manifest their creative ideas. I'm kind, patient, laid back, and detail oriented. I have years of experience, a ton of great gear, and a finely tuned ear. I work in a variety of genres from indie to hip-hop to rock to blues—you name it. I also play drums, so I can record drums for your songs at no extra charge.
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Serves Sebastopol, CA

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1 employee

19 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

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Featured Projects

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  • Hip-Hop Vocal Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

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  • Full-Length Album Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

    Audio Recording

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Thumbtack Customer
Jan 18, 2021
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From Google

David is a well kept secret in the Bay. When you're paying $80/hr to track or over $100/hr to mix or master, and you're not well funded, you dream of meeting someone like David. He's the professionally experienced engineer with the private studio who blows other "professional" engineers and studios out of the water. He cranks every single ounce of audio fidelity out of his equipment and space. He's not flashy. He doesn't have an ego. He won't tell you what he thinks you should sound like. He just gets it done. Humble. Effective. Invested. He cares. You're not just another session to him.Personally, I've worked with David on my album back when he was at Spareroom in SF. I've heard the outcome of his work on other projects - folk, rock and roll, and rap. They've all sounded incredible - alive and unique. I can't wait to get up to Sebastopol and check out the studio. Knowing David, I'm sure it'll be an inspiring space to record and be creative in.
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Thumbtack Customer
Dec 20, 2020
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From Google

I am beyond grateful to have recorded my EP with David. He produced my music in a way that felt so supportive and true to who I am! The whole process was also really enjoyable, as he is a genuinely kind and fun person. I was nervous going into the project, it being my first time recording my original music, and he walked me through the whole thing so gently. He was able to masterfully make my audio dreams come true, while also introducing new ideas that I didnt even know I needed. His ear is amazing. He helped me create something I couldn't have even imagined. I highly recommend David for all your studio needs!
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Thumbtack Customer
Dec 15, 2020
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From Google

David is the BEST!! I have now recorded two albums and two singles with David, and I've played on other projects that he has engineered/produced and he is hands down the most professional, chill, kind, and talented engineer. His space in Sebastopol is creatively inspiring, comfortable and spacious, and David really takes the time to get to know what you are looking for in terms of sound. His equipment is top-notch and I always find myself amazed by how good everything sounds. I trust David 100% with my recording projects and you should too.
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Thumbtack Customer
Dec 12, 2020
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From Google

I've been a recording artist for many years, and David is my engineer and producer of choice. He's recorded numerous albums for my band Step Children, and we even tracked a radio jingle together. His ear is to second to none, and he always brings fresh ideas to the table. In addition to his mixing/engineering skills, he's also played drums and contributed to the songwriting on almost every song.I consider him a close friend and I'd trust him with any musical endeavor. He's a true professional in his work ethic, approach, techniques, equipment and attitude. The vibe is always positive and honest and constructive. Unlike many studios that feel more like an intimidating tattoo parlor, David always makes you feel welcomed and appreciated. He's my dude!
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Thumbtack Customer
Dec 11, 2020
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From Google

From Google

David is not just a knowledgeable technician, but a thoughtful artist. His space is organized and optimized for efficiency, whether you are tracking a full band or a more stripped down solo project.One thing I enjoy about recording with David is that he is transparent and honest with his feedback. He is intentional with his suggestions, and is willing to get as active as you want in the work. He does not pressure you into doing things or not doing things, but asks questions to help actualize your vision. I had a blast collaborating with David but I also feel that he could just as well have left me alone to do my own thing or completely engineered my project on his own. He is versatile in this way. He reads his clients well, and targets their needs. Whether you are looking for a hands off, collaborative, or spearheaded approach, David is there for you.In addition to the quality that you will get recording with David, you can also expect to have a good time. He loves what he does, which is a beautiful thing to experience. If you care about your creation, you should rest assured that it is in the right hands here with David Lipps.
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