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Legendary ‘Coast Recorders’ Studios Reopens in San Francisco

Resurrected 1960’s Live Room, new ‘Mix One’ Control Room, multiple Mastering Suites and more offered at busy SF Mission Street complex

The Live Room at Coast Recorders San Francisco
San Francisco, CA – October 1, 2012 – Veteran mastering engineer Michael Romanowski has re-opened the legendary ‘Coast Recorders’ Studios in the heart of San Francisco, refurbishing the huge live room back to the roots of its original Bill Putnam design and materials from the late 1960s. The updated studio complex also boasts a completely redesigned control room called Mix One. A new Rupert Neve Designs 5088 analog console has been installed in the Mix One room with a host of leading analog and digital outboard gear. In addition to Romanowski’s own mastering suite, he has added a second mastering room and mastering engineer Piper Payne to the staff. The complex is a busy yet comfortable environment with on-staff recording and mixing engineers including Chief Engineer Sean Beresford (Third Eye Blind, Vanessa Carlton), and Chief Technical Engineer Desmond Shea. Also within the complex are two mixing suites and the analog 2-track dub room for ‘The Tape Project‘ – an audiophile tape-based record label owned by Romanowski and famed engineer Paul Stubblebine.

“I have always wanted to offer the San Francisco music community more than just mastering services,” states Romanowski. “I have an acoustic band myself and love to record live. Coast Recorders’ live room is a perfect place for that. It also has the right vibe and acoustics for rock recording, as well as jazz and small chamber music ensembles. By expanding our mastering services to two rooms we can cover more projects from start to finish all within the facility simultaneously. Mix One is stunningly appointed and sounds really great as a mix room. We’ve got a huge variety of outboard gear that even the biggest gear-head will be pleased with!”

Romanowski has already implemented a unique offering for the re-born Coast Recorders called the ‘Live at Coast’(tm) series, where artists perform and record in the studio with a live audience. “There are so many great bands of all styles in the Bay Area, I want to give them a controlled live environment to make a record in. We’ve already had great success with it, the live audience has added a lot to the performances,” says Romanowski.

The Control Room, Mix One, at Coast Recorders
For more information on Coast Recorders Studios please contact them at (415)-795-1831 or visit:

Michael Romanowski, the new owner of Coast Recorders, has mastered music in the San Francisco Bay Area since his move from Nashville in 1994. He is the President of the San Francisco chapter of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and has worked with seminal San Francisco artists including Norton Buffalo, Third Eye Blind, Big Brother and the Holding Company, George Winston, Pat Monahan, Jacqui Naylor, Spencer Day, Suzanne Ciani, Joe Craven and many other national and international artists and producers. Contact Michael Romanowski Mastering at (415)-500-2539 or visit:

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