Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering,and More
SvenMix San Diego offers the personalized
Recording, Mixing, Mastering and Production services you need
from recording the first note to delivering your finished products
Paul Svenson is the owner of SvenMix. He first stepped into a studio in 1971 and has been recording professionally since then. For decades he has produced hundreds of custom album projects for independent artists, church musical groups, choirs, spoken word, and others.
In addition to expertise with studio equipment and processes, Paul is a multi-instrument musician and choral director and can play on your project as well as create instrumental and vocal arrangements. Sing your songs and let Paul help take them to the next level.
Tracking & Mixing
Create and capture your next song with experienced professionals and the latest recording technologies at SvenMix San Diego. In addition to amazing equipment and instruments, you'll have a project manager/engineer who actually cares about your music.
Many people have recording technology at their fingertips and are able to record most or all of their project on their own. But when it comes to mixing, your music can greatly benefit from years of experience, great monitors in a treated room, and a massive array of plugins running on an extremely powerful computer.
Together we’ll collaborate throughout the entire production process to develop a final recording you are proud of and which your fans will enjoy.
Work with the Latest Technology
The right mic for the right job is essential for capturing your music.
We have an amazing inventory of classic and modern microphones.
All our classic mics have been brought back to spec by mic masters Toby Foster and John Peluso.
AEA R84a (ribbon)
AEA 88a (stereo ribbon)
AEA 44CE (ribbon)
AKG C24 stereo
American D22, D33
American DR332 (ribbon/dynamic)
American D-T (harp mic)
Altec 626a (2)
Audio Technica AT 4041(2)
Audio Technica AT 4051 (2)
Beyer M260 ribbon
Coles 4033 ribbon
Ear Trumpet Edwina
Electro Voice RE11, RE15
Electro Voice 635a, 636, 664, 674
MXL V77L ribbon
Lauten ST-221 Torch (stereo tube pair)
Neumann M149 tube
Shure 520DX"green bullet"
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM58 (1968 vintage)
Shure Super 55 (Elvis mic) (2)
Shure boundary mic (PZM style)
Sony C37p (mod to nuvistor tube)
Sony ECM 377 (2 upgraded, 1 stock)
Sony ECM 22p (5)
Telefunken M80 (4)
Telefunken MD 418-4
Townsend Sphere 22 Modeling mic with Sphere, Ocean Way and Bill Putnam model libraries
Upton ELA M251E
Wahrenbrock original PZM (hand built)
Gear and Instruments
Our studio is in my home and has been professionally treated and optimized
for vocals and acoustic instruments. Our capacity is intimate - one to three artists, acoustic or electric instruments, keyboards, vocals etc. We also have other rooms for chorus vocals, amps, etc.
Getting your music into our system is a task we take very seriously which is why
(besides the great mics) we have outstanding preamp channel strips feeding two aggregated,
properly clocked top-shelf audio interfaces.
UA 6176 - 610 Preamp w/1176LN comp
Millennia STT-1 Origin channel strip
Sunset Sound “Tutti” mic preamp
Millennia HV-35 mic preamp
UA Apollo x8p with most of the UA plugins
UA Apollo x16
Dangerous D Box +
Dangerous 2 Buss +
Dangerous Music A/D +
UA Octo satellite processor
Quested S7R monitors
Reftone small monitors
iMac Pro - 10 core/64gb ram and aux 37" display
Hundreds of classic and modern plugins from Waves, Softube,
UA, Plugin Alliance, Izotope, McDSP, SlateDigital, Sound Toys, UVI, ...
Dozens of Virtual Instruments
Full East-West Symphonic and Choral, Kontakt, Native Instruments,
Rob Pappen, Spectrasonics, UVI, Waves ...
Studio One 5
Logic Pro X
Focal, Sennheiser, Shure, Beyer headphones
Audio Technica professional three-speed turntable
Tascam Cassette Recorder
1948 Webster-Chicago Wire Recorder
1984 Mac 128 with Pro Composer
1995 Martin D28 Hank Williams (Brazilian Rosewood)
1999 Martin D45 Steven Stills (Brazilian Rosewood)
1957 Martin 000-18
1919 Martin 0-18
2010 Martin J12SO (baritone 12 string - Pete Seeger model)
1995 Gibson Everly
2012 Rainsong JM1000
1968 Yamaha FG110 (Nashville strung)
1975 Ibanez Artist Mastertone style 5 string resonator banjo
2004 Gold Tone open-back long neck 5 string (Seeger style) banjo
1930 Banner Blue tenor banjo
1928 National TriCone steel guitar
2005 Gold Tone - Beard Dobro
1955 Magnatone lap steel
2012 Gold Tone GM110 mandolin
2010 Line 6 - 700 series gold-top modeling guitar
2010 Line 6 - 700 series 4 string bass
Yamaha P120 - 88 key electric piano
Nord Electro 6D - piano/organ
Several midi controller keyboards
Presonus ATOM drum pad
1800s 6 string Lute
Cowbell (as much as you like)
Assorted clicky, bangy, drummy, tooty, ringy, squeaky, jingly and rude instruments