A Sacramento Recording Studio

For Musicians by Musicians!

Hypnotone was born out of sheer need as well as a mutual love for recording music. Ted Angel, Tim Pratt and Andy Vaughan found themselves in a band with the usual dilemma that most bands face; the need to record music in a great environment. To begin their journey (soon to be deemed never ending), they quickly turned their first rehearsal room in Sacramento into a make shift studio, and armed with an old Digi002 and lots of persistence, it was there that they recorded their first record. Despite expected limitations, not to mention overcoming the sonic challenges of a very imperfect recording environment, the recording proved to be a success and further increased their desire to start a proper recording studio.

Fast forward to 2012 and after many hours spent acquiring gear, cables, microphones, drywall, lumber, more cables, screws, nails, even more cables, green glue and whatever else you can (and can’t) even imagine (did I mention the incessant need for cabling?), we bring you the ever-changing and always-refining yet ever-so-lovable Hypnotone - Sacramento recording studio!
We currently offer both analog and digital recording using ProTools and 1/2″ tape. We have a wide selection of microphones, pre-amps, compressors and other fancy doodads, not to mention a bevy of vintage guitars and amps that will make your recordings sizzle with yummy sonic goodness.

So, whether you’re a singer/songwriter needing to shake out some new song ideas, a band wanting to record your next full length, or need to finish some commercial voice-over work; please get in touch and allow us to be part of your recordings! Cheers!


Artists we have worked with from Sacramento and beyond!
50 Watt Heavy
Bright Faces
The Croissants
Charles Albright
The Moans

50 Watt Heavy, RAD, Bright Faces, The Croissants, Charles Albright, The Moans, The Mr. T Experience, The Four Eyes, Boats!, Bobby Jordan, Simple Pigeon, Cigarette Machine, Hypnotic IV, Overthruster, The Enlows, Whiz Bang, Roxanne Broduer, Community College, The Knockoffs, The Brangs, Knock Knock, The Pikeys


Lots of cables and...

AKG D112 (x2)
AKG C451E (x2)
Audix I5 (x2)
Audio-Technica ATM250DE
Audio-Technica AT3060 Tube
Audio-Technica AT4040
Audio-Technica AT3035
Audio-Technica AE-3300 Handheld Condenser
Audio-Technica MB 5k (x3)
Audio-Technica MB 6k
Audio-Technica Pro 37
B&O BM-3 Vintage Ribbon
Beyerdynamic M201
Beyerdynamic M260 Ribbon
Blue Baby Bottle (x2)
CAD Equitek E200C
Cascade Fathead Ribbon (x2)
Electro-Voice N/D468 (x2)
Electro-Voice PL20
Heil PR40
Karma K59 Tube
Oktava ML-52 Ribbon
Oktava MKL-2500 Tube (x2)
Oktava MK-319 (x2)
Oktava MK-219 (x2)
Oktava MK-012 (x2)
R0DE NT1000C
Sennheiser E835
Sennheiser E609
Sennheiser MD421
Shure KSM32 (x2)
Shure SM7
Shure SM57 (x5)
Shure SM58 (x2)
Shure Beta58
Sony ECM-44
Sony ECM-66
Studio Projects B1 (x2)
Mic Preamps:
Universal Audio LA610 Signature Edition
Great River MP-2
Daking Mic Pre One (x2)
Joe Meek VC6Q Channel Strip
Berlant Vintage Tube Preamp
Presonus Eureka Channel Strip (x2) [ Jim Williams modifications ]
Presonus MP20 2ch [ Jim Williams modifications ]
Presonus Digimax 8ch (x2)
ART MPA Gold 2Ch
ART DPS II 2Ch (x2)

Empirical Labs Distressor (x2)
1176 Blue Stripe
Daking FET 3 Stereo
Ashley CL52E
Symetrix CL100
Symetrix 522
Joe Meek v1.07 SC2 Stereo
FMR RNC (x2)
Presonus ACP22
Bellari/Rolls RP282A [ modified ]
Software & A/D/A Conversion:
ProTools 9/10/11/12
RME & Apogee [26 channels of ins/outs available]

Analog Mixers:
Soundcraft Ghost 24 channels [24 x 8]
Soundcraft 200b 8 channels [8 x 4 x 2]

Event ASP8
Event S250 Subwoofer
Yamaha HSM50
JBL 4311

Tape Machines:
Tascam 38 [ 1/2" 8 track ]
Tascam 238 [ 8-track cassette ]
Otari MTR-10 [ 1/4" 2 track ]


Rates start at $35/hr, engineer included.
Discounts available for 8 hour blocks
Special weeknight pricing available, contact us for details