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Grace Coleman


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Grace Coleman


Engineer

Twitter & Instagram: @gracethedaisy

Engineer: $250 per day  Assistant: $200 per day


Born in Chicago and raised in Northwest Indiana, Grace Coleman saved tips from bussing tables until she had enough to move to San Francisco in 2009. She enrolled in Ex’pression College, and as an intern at Different Fur, brought her multi-instrumental education and experience in home recording to a professional level. Her time behind the SSL has resulted in mixes for both buzzbands and up-and-comers, mixing and tracking both live sessions and full-length albums. Artists she has worked with include PHOX, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Kid Trails, Courtney Barnett, and Fowler. Coleman came up listening to everything from At The Drive In to Barbara Streisand, playing cello, guitar, keyboards and percussion.

 

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Nic Pope


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Nic Pope


Engineer / Producer 

Twitter & Instagram: @nicpope

Engineer: $800 per day   Assistant: $800 per day


With more than ten years’ experience in both studio and live settings, Nic Pope specializes in solving problems nobody else can solve. Whether it’s restoring an old tape, rackmounting an obscure piece of gear, or making hip-hop psychobilly crossover, he can do it. As a teen, Raised in the Bay Area, Pope taught himself several instruments, but always found that his forte was in making his bandmates drums or amps sound good. Pope’s first encounter with audio mixing was when he mixed front of house at age 16 — and he’s been hooked ever since. In his time at Different Fur, Pope has mixed STS9’s When The Dust Settles, recorded the famous Morning Benders session for Yours Truly, and helped build Studio B from scratch, among many other achievements. Pope admires and maintains Different Fur’s tradition of being a place where working-class musicians record elbow to elbow with superstars.

 

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8th Grader

The Attack Plan

Banana Rock! 

Beautiful Machines (formerly Aurora Activity Pony) 

The Bins/Fat Clark 

Blouse 

Camelot Music Collective

Cherine Anderson 

Crocodiles

Cults

Dawes  

DJ Exile 

Doe Eye 

The Downer Party 

The Ettes 

The Everlovin’ 

Final Fantasy 

Flexx Bronco 

Freddie Gibbs 

Giggle Party 

Girls 

Hate Factory 

Hannah Moriah 

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 

The Head And The Heart 

Hetch Hetchy 

Jesse Morris & the Tenderloin Two  

Jim e Sparkle Pants 

The Jingle Punx 

John Lavinge 

John Vanderslice 

Kenan Bell 

The Kills 

King City 

Kurt Vile

Land of Talk

Langhorne Slim 

Living Waters 

Magic Mirror 

The Magik Magik Orchestra 

 

Maiden Lane

Media 

Miguel 

Mike Posner 

The Morning Benders

MTV Hive 

NazcarNation 

Novel

nSlasha 

Perfume Genius 

Phoenix 

P.O.S. 

Pretty Horses

The Quiet is Kept 

Rdio 

Rented Heroes 

Sean Dick 

Seatraffic 

Seventh Knight 

Solwave

Sonnymoon

Soulful Praise

Terry Malts 

The Thermals 

Third Eye Blind 

Tigon

Titcock 

Tom Coffeen 

Tragik (Produced by Freddy Stylez)

The Trims

Twin Shadow

San Quinn (Produced by Freddy Stylez)

Sound Tribe Sector 9 

U.S. Kings 

Yuck 

 

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Sean Paulson


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Sean Paulson


Head Engineer

Twitter & Instagram: @loomersf

Engineer: $200 per day   Assistant: $150 per day


Raised in the East Bay, Sean Paulson has spent the bulk of his six-year recording career at Different Fur. Trained at nearby Ex’pression College, Paulson found himself inspired by the tones and textures found on albums like My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless or The Microphones’ The Glow Pt. 2, Paulson became laser-focused on providing musicians with the perfect sounds, so that they could keep their attention on songwriting and performance.

In Different Fur, Paulson says, he has found a team of like-minded, talented, and hardworking collaborators.

 

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13th Floor Elevators

Adam & The Cola Kids

Aish

Analog Dream

Annie Girl & The Flight

B. Hamilton

Bad Names

Bear Call

Bells Atlas

Berner 

Bicycle Day

Big Tree

Blood Sister

Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggets

Cass McCombs

Cocktails

Cocorosie

Crashfaster

Curious Quail

DIIV

Dinosaurs

Dirty Ghosts

Doe Eye

Doctor Popular

DUCKWRTH

Dylan Fox and the Wave

Elksing

Everyone is Dirty

Evil Eyes

E.N. Cowell

Ephel Duath

Field Medic

Fine Points

The Frail

Friends for Benefits

Future Shapes

Go Away Robot

GRMLN

Growwler

Halcyonaire

Hazzards Cure

HEARTWATCH

The Jaded

Karyn Crisis

Kalin & Myles

Kendrick Lamar

Kush Arora

Lucky Jesus

Lee Bob & The Truth

Lemme Adams

 

 

Love Dimension

Main Attrakionz

Meat Market

Meet Me In Orbit

Mondo Drag

Monitor/Merrimack

Moonlight Orchestra

Motor Inn

Nicole Hardwick

No Vacation

NRVS LVRS

Owl Paws

Panic Is Perfect

Pardoner

Phosphene

Pins of Light

Plush

Popstrangers

STRFKR

The Shanghais

The She's

Slick!

Slim Jenkins

Should We Run

Space Town Savior

 

Steven Norman Long

Striplicker

Sunhaze

Sunspot Jonz & Slug

The Sweet Bones

Teens In Trouble

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Third Eye Blind

Together We are Robots

Toro Y Moi

Totoake

The Trims

Tobias Jesso Jr

Union Pacific

Rin Tin Tiger

Vicereine

Vinyl Spectrum

WAG

War Cloud

Watsky

We Arsons

Windham Flat

Yeah Sure Whatever

The Yellow Dress

 

 

 

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Rob Wright


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Rob Wright


Engineer / Producer 

Twitter & Instagram: @robwrightmusic

Tracking: $200 per day Mixing: $250 per day   Assisting: $150 per day  Production: Contact for Rates


Born and raised in Ohio, Rob began playing drums at the age of 8. Once introduced to hip hop he began doing production and engineering. Rob is a talented producer and mixing engineer who mostly works in the pop genre, and with roughly 14 years of studio experience under his belt he has worked with some of the most legendary hip hop & R&B artists to date.

 

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A$AP Josh

Cappadonna

Derek King

Drew Allen

e40

Erk the Jerk

Ghostface Killah 

Goapele

Hieroglyphics

Iamsu!

Jacka

Kalifornia MD

 

Killah Priest

Lil Rue

¡Mayday!

Mannie Fresh

Mos Def

Paul Allen

Phife Dog

Philthy Rich

Problem

Pure Powers

Rick Ross 

RiFF RaFF

 

The R.O.D. Project

RZA

Sage The Gemini

Sasha

Sean Price

Starski

Taleb Kweli

Trife Da God

Vocab Slick

 

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Patrick Brown


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Patrick Brown


Engineer / Producer / Owner

Twitter & Instagram: @studio_dad

Mixing: $500 per day  Producing: Call to discuss rate


A champion of San Francisco Bay Area music for more than fifteen years, Patrick Brown took the reins at Different Fur in 2007. In his decade at Different Fur, Brown has served as intern, house engineer, studio manager, and owner. Raised and educated between Long Island and Sedona, Arizona, Brown was raised surrounded by music. Between his mother’s massive collection of albums, his father’s saxophone, and his uncle’s experience on the road with everyone from Kool & The Gang to The Beach Boys, Brown was destined for a career in the industry. Brown grew up obsessed with hip-hop, rinsing artists like Cappadonna, Big Pun, and the first DJ Honda mixtape while mainstream radio was blasting Third Eye Blind and Chumbawumba. So, when he struck out on his own for advertising school, he went with his gut instinct and, partially inspired by a documentary on the making of Bjork’s Homogenic, bought a Yamaha QY-70 portable sequencer to satisfy his urge to start composing tracks. Brown eventually got his formal production education at Ex’pression College in the East Bay, and began his career in recording in the early 2000’s. A musical polymath and lover of all genres, Brown enjoys the challenge of getting artists from point A to point B, whether the artist is looking to work on songwriting, step up production quality, or simply grab the listener’s attention. Brown has been involved in records for the likes of Toro y Moi, K. Flay, The Morning Benders, and others, as well as presiding over hundreds of sessions and providing a venue for the prolific videographers of Yours Truly. Passed down from engineer to engineer, in a tradition started by Pat Gleeson in the late 1960’s, Brown is proud to run a studio with such a rich, storied legacy, and to celebrate Different Fur as a historical landmark in an ever-changing city.

 

 

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5kinandbone5

A Million Billion Dying Suns

A-1

AB & The Sea

Alabama Shakes

Alison Harris

All of A Sudden

Amos Lee

Antre Ne Vuet

Antwon & Kerry McCoy

Araabmuzik

Ash Reiter

Ava Luna

B. Bravo and The Starship Connection

B. Hamilton

Bam! Bam!

Bear in Heaven

Beat Connection

Beat Culture

Big Krit & Grillade

Big Light

Big Tree

Bird Call

 

 

Little Dragon

Loney Dear

Lord Huron

Loveskills

Lower Dens

Lucky Jesus

Manatee

Mars Today / Los Rakas

Metz

Mew

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Midi Matilda

Mognolia Sons

Moonbell

Moonlight Orchestra

Morley

Morning Benders

Nate Mercereau

NeaCombo Diffuzion

Nick Waterhouse

Nicky Nylon

Nicolas Jaar & Darkside

Night Call

NRVS LVRS

 

Black Lips

Blind Pilot

Bobby

Bobby Renz

Brandon Morris

Bring The Tiger

Brother Ali

Caldecott

Charli XCX

Chow Nasty

Chromeo

City Lights

Cocktails

Cody Chestnutt

Cherushii

Crashfaster

Crown Plaza

Dam Funk & Master Blaster

Dante Elephante

Darondo

Daughter

Derek Schmidt

Dicky Mudhole

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Ghosts

 

One Republic

Oslo

Owl Paws

Pat Parra

Permanent Collection

PHOX

Psychic Twin

Richie Cunning

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Sea Dramas

Should We Run

Silva

Silver Hands

Skin & Bones ft Chris Chu, Bernie Worrell, 88 keys

Skin & Bones ft Izza Kizza and Bernie Worrell

Sky Ferreira

Sleepy Sun

So Many Wizards

Social Studies

Stefania Alessandra

Sourpatch

Starred

Sun Airway

 

Doe Eye

DUCKWRTH

Dude York

Dylan Fox and The Wave

EagleWolfSnake

Everyone is Dirty

Evil Eyes

False Priest

Father President

Flexx Bronco

Flo Rida

FM Fatale

Gary Clark

Giggle Party

Girls n Boomboxes

Golden Void

Gomez

Gomorran Social Aid Club

Gordan Gano

Grace Kelly

Gravy Train!!!!!

Grillade

Grimes

GRMLN

Happy Fangs

 

Surf Club

Swiftumz

Sylvan Esso

Tambo Rays

Tegan and Sara

Thao Nguyen

The Arabs

The Blakes

The Buttercream Gang

The Cold Volts

The Frail

The Most Holy Trinity

The Park ft. Darondo and Happy Mayfield

The Secret Players Society

The She's

The Tambo Rays

The Walkmen

Tim Pizza

Tink & DJ Dahl

Toro Y Moi

Trainwreck Riders

Transdub Massiv

Tristan Prettyman

Tropics

 

Hey Willpower

Hot Lunch

Icona Pop

Illusion of Self

Jack Ingram

Jacques Greene & Tinashe

James & Evander

Jamie Lidell

John LaVigne

Johnathan Turner

Justin Loans

K. Flay

Karpov

Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q

Kevin Burns (Of Montreal)

King Loses Crown

King Most

Kurt Vile

Le Panique

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Lemme Adams

Lia Ices

Lilac

Lisa Marie Johnston

 

Twin Sister

UMO

Victor Harris

Vienna Teng

Warm Soda

Waters

Wavves

Wet Illustrated

Will.I.Am

WOOF ft. Antwon & Swiftumz

G-Side, Tragik & Doe Eye

WOVE

Yelawolf

Young & Sick

Yuck

Zodiac Death Valley

Zola Jesus

 

 

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Starita


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Starita


Engineer/producer

Twitter: @michaelstarita  Instagram: @staritasf   web: staritasf.com

Engineer: $65 hr/$500 per day   Producer: $1500-2000 per song (depending on genre)


Starita is a lifelong musician with over 19 years experience as an engineer, producer, and remixer across a multitude of genres specializing in rock, pop, and electronic music of all types. His clients include some of the industry's top artists such as Phife Dawg, Childish Gambino, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Third Eye Blind, and more. Recently, his work with Laura Sullivan won the Grammy® for Best New Age Album. In addition, his work with Los Amigos Invisibles was Latin Grammy® nominated for Song of the Year and Grammy® nominated for Best Latin Alternative. Starita also serves as President of The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter and continues to crank out tunes with an eclectic blend of recording artists while consulting for music tech companies nationally and internationally. 

 

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Phife Dawg 

Childish Gambino 

Michael Franti and Spearhead 

Third Eye Blind 

Rebelution

Unified Way

Lyrics Born 

Madame Ghandi of M.I.A. 

Los Amigos Invisibles

Amp Live (Zion-I)

Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown 

Trevor Hall 

Christian Pepin of La Cuneta Son Machin 

 

Miguel Migs 

The Aggrolites 

Stabe Wilson

Through The Roots

Rihanna 

Crystal Bowersox 

Joseph Israel and The Jerusalem Band 

Robert Francis

Katie Herzig

David Harness

Ernest Boom Carter (Bruce Springsteen)

The Afrofunk Experience 

DeLon 

 

 

Uncle Doughboy 

Valerie Orth 

Bang Data

Rob Drabkin

FIVE AM

Joshua James 

Warner Bros 

Universal Music Group 

Sony

Island Def Jam

EMI/Polydor

 

 

 

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Corey Farrar


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Corey Farrar


Engineer

Twitter & Instagram: @jetsetrecording  Email: jetsetrecording@gmail.com

Engineering: $250 per day / $40 per hour 


I am a freelance sound engineer that has been performing music since I was 6 years old. I started playing music when my mom enrolled me in classical piano classes. I continued with classical piano throughout my childhood, winning many performance competitions and even receiving a scholarship for music to Beloit College, a 4 year college in Wisconsin. It was at Beloit College that I discovered the world of audio recording. At Beloit College I took my first classes in audio engineering and recorded my first mixtapes out my dorm room. Knowing that music was my passion, I moved to Oakland shortly after graduating college in 2007. 

For the last 2 years I have had the pleasure of doing my freelance audio engineering work out of the legendary Different Fur Recording Studios in San Francisco's Mission District. Over the last 5 years I have had the pleasure of working with talents such as : Rayven Justice, Laroo THH, Stresmatic of the Federation, Lil Blood, Trill Youngins, G Baby, just to name a few. My mantro is to approach every project with a fresh set of eyes, ears, and thoughts. No project should sound the same in my opinion. My expertise is in Hiphop and R&B, but I am in love with all genres of music. 

 

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Alias John Brown

DJ Fresh

G Baby

Harm From Da Rich

Killa Keise

Laroo THH

Laz Tha Boy

Lil Blood

Lil Ray

Lil Ric

Marley McNealy

Mike Martin

Mississippi

Rayven Justice

Riah of Thizzlatin

Stresmatic

Trill Youngins

Unseen

Work Dirty

 

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Matia Simovich


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Matia Simovich


Engineer/Producer

Facebook & Instagram: inhalt.us   Youtube: INHALTVIDEO
Mixing/Tracking: $375/day $40/hr

Production/Sound Design/Writing/Remix: Call or Email to discuss rate (matia@inhalt.us)


A resident of the San Francisco electronic and experimental music circuit for over a decade, Matia's work has questioned the line between forward-thinking, avant pop and the depths of the underground.

He honed his craft at the now infamous Asphodel Studios/Recombinant Media Labs where, as an in-house producer and sound designer, he collaborated with the likes of M.I.A., Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), and many others responsible for pushing the boundaries of the pop context. Never one to shy from the dark or the unorthodox, his production style is equally inclusive: hardware-centric and exudes the decadence and lushness of the past while integrating the precision and speed of today's studio process.

This ethos has directly attributed to Matia's recent demand and success both in the avant-garde (Peter Baumann/Tangerine Dream, Dark Entries Records) as well as the corporate (Akai Professional, Restoration Hardware). No stranger to incorporating his vast collection of vintage synthesizers, drum machines, and fx processors in whatever production he's currently obsessed with, Matia creates a studio environment that is hands on and tactile while yielding an end product that bleeds uniqueness. 

His experience as a touring musician and a recording artist forms the basis of an empathic relatability with his clients. When coupled with his Balkan temperament, this leads to sessions that never feel like work but always accomplish the task.  

 

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Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream)

Keith Hillebrandt (Nine Inch Nails)

M.I.A.

INHALT

Restoration Hardware

Cleopatra Records

Kode9 (Hyperdub Records)

Sfire (Ghostly International)

Kangding Ray (Raster-Noton Records)

Naut Humon

Dark Entries Records

Emotional Especial Records

Obscura Digital

Akai Professional

Elektron Music Machines

Dave Smith Instruments

Asphodel Records/RML

Tyler Friedman (Kontra Music)

 

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Derek Ted


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Derek Ted


Engineer/Producer/Musician

All Social Media: @derekted      Contact: derektedmusic@gmail.com

Engineer/Producer: $15 per hour, $125 per day


Born and raised the in the Bay Area, Derek Ted moved to San Francisco to study audio engineering at SFSU in 2007. Since then he has found himself writing and recording his own records and others at many studios and DIY spaces around the bay area. Focusing on a live emotive soundscape, Derek pulls old school analog recording methods mixed with his own DIY approach.  Inspired by artists like Circa Survive, Wye Oak, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, and Angel Olsen and many more Derek has many different approaches between full band records and solo singer song writer styles. Songwriting is his number on painting a picture with the artists he works with to bring out their emotional colors of the songs they write. 

 

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Field Medic

Natalie Augusta

Rin Tin Tiger

Owl Paws

Casinos

Willow Steps

Hearders

Stephen Beebot

Christopher Owens

Derek Ted

 

 

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