Keith Cleversley's Playground Studio | Studio Secrets and Mastering FAQ
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Recording & Mastering studio of Keith Cleversley

Producer of many innovative bands such as:
The Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, Mercury Rev, Hum, Flickerstick, Verve, Posies, and more.

I moved to a small seaside town in California in 2010 to fly more often and to pursue my own music.
I found clarity after building my own airplane. Now, I continue to clarify my own truth and work to live my life as fearlessly as I had dreamed.

I’m available for Mastering Projects using a unique 100% online system and workspaces at Wavefront Mastering as a way to stay connected to the music that’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

Read Keith’s SSL USER INTERVIEW | Got Recording Questions? – Read the MASTERING FAQ
Read Keith’s STUDIO SECRETS Column | Keith’s Personal Site – Cleversley.com

Mastering

Clarity. Impact. Power. Volume. Detail. If these are attributes you want emphasized in your music, mastering is the answer. Simply, mastering is the process that sonically ..

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Equipment

The studio has an ample array of all the mics you’d expect to find in a world class studio, as well as some unexpected ones and favorites of Keith. Microtek Geffels, Earthworks, Cole..

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Control Room

The studio is equipped with all my favorite toys, and toys that I know inside and out.  We’re sporting an SSL Matrix Console that I have fallen in love with, replacing my...

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Partial Discography: Absinthe Blind,  Centaur (HUM),  Colfax Abbey,  Drill Team,  Drugstore,  Duraluxe,  Earth 18,  El Nino,  Eris,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flaming Lips, The,  Flickerstick,  Frenzal Rhomb,  Hi-Fi Drowning,  Hopesfall,  HUM,  HUM,  Incredible Moses Leroy,  Lo-tel,  Lotus Crown ,  Lush,  Made,  Mayflies USA,  Mercury Rev,  Mercury Rev,  Mercury Rev,  Morella's Forest,  Morella's Forest,  My Bloody Valenetine,  New Wet Kojak,  Original Soundtrack,  Original Soundtrack,  Pet Engine,  Queen Tangerine,  Red Red Meat,  Ride,  Rosenbergs,  Shallow,  Sixteen Deluxe,  Sonic Youth,  SOUND OF URCHIN,  SOUND OF URCHIN,  Space Team Electra,  Space Team Electra,  Space Team Electra,  Sparkler,  Spiritualized,  Spiritualized,  Spiritualized,  Stone Temple Pilots,  Submarine,  Submarine,  Submarine,  The Posies,  The Posies,  Time Out Drawer,  tin tin,  Turnerjoy,  Tuscadero,  Ultrababyfat,  Urge Overkill,  Various Artists,  Various Artists,  Various Artists,  Various Artists, 

About Me

Recording & Mastering studio of Keith Cleversley, producer of many innovative bands such as: The Flaming Lips, Spiritualized, Mercury Rev, Hum, Flickerstick, Verve, Posies and more..

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Mastering

Clarity. Impact. Power. Volume. Detail. If these are attributes you want emphasized in your music, mastering is the answer. Simply, mastering is the process that sonically ..

Read More »

Equipment

The studio has an ample array of all the mics you’d expect to find in a world class studio, as well as some unexpected ones and favorites of Keith. Microtek Geffels, Earthworks, Cole..

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Testimonial 1

We worked with Keith over the course of a year on our album. Despite the randomness of our sessions, we ended up with an album that holds up listen after listen. Keith pushes you, but never too hard, he understands music in a way that helps extract the sounds we hear in our heads, and he helps translate that into a sound that unfolds in layers over repeated listenings. We couldn’t be happier, and hope the Playground and Keith continue making records for a long time to come. – Absinthe Blind

Testimonial 3

What’s there to say; it was Keith Cleversley’s and his studio all the way, complete with his signature sound and style. We ended up having a blast while we were there and walked out with music that pushed us past our limits at times, but with songs that sounded better than we thought we were capable of creating. You haven’t had a proper studio experience until you’ve worked with Keith. – Turnerjoy

Testimonial 2

We weren’t sure what to expect as the pictures of the studio are quite intense and colorful. We all stayed at the studio, with more than comfortable accommodations, and had the unexpected pleasure of being able to make music whenever we felt like it. Whether it was after a morning cigarette and coffee, or a session in the middle of the night, the studio is set up to make music 24/7. Oh yeah, and you’ve got Keith at the helm, steering the ship towards that three-dimensional controlled chaos that results in a sonic landscape that makes you believe music can be heard as moving pictures. – Colfax Abbey