Rarefied Recording, a San Diego Recording Studio

San Diego Music Wire – The Danny Green Trio

We’re very excited to announce a new project in collaboration with a good friend of the recording studio, David Feldman, that will be hosted frequently over here at Rarefied Recording.

It’s called San Diego Music Wire and it will feature live, in studio, recordings of local San Diego and some touring bands as they come through town. You can check out the recordings as they become available over at:




San Diego Music Wire is a great way to check out how a band sounds before heading out to see them live.

All recordings will be completely live and recorded to two tracks, mixed on the fly, just like the old days.

The first recording is of  a great jazz group, The Danny Green Trio. These guys swing a variety of instrumental jazz styles and are top notch musicians and individuals. They’re up for a San Diego Music Award this year too.

Look out for more announcements of San Diego Music Wire recordings!





Dinosaur Ghost – Jeff Goldblum

Check out this great video of San Diego instrumental surf rock band, Dinosaur Ghost, tracking a song at the recording studio. House engineer Roy Silverstein captured the basic tracks and guitarist and frequent freelancer at Rarefied, Ariel Levine, took care of overdubs and mixing. Video by Best Friends Creative.

The basic tracks for this song and others were done with the whole band playing together. This is a great way to work as it really nails the energy of the band all playing together, even if you replace certain elements later. The studio can easily accommodate the common setup of drums, bass, and 2 guitars.  Unless bleed is desired, we usually isolate the guitars in our sound locks and go direct with the bass. Roy did a similar thing for the band, Social Club, recently, and is gearing up to do another one for The Paper Thins next weekend.