Different Fur Studios

Different Fur Studios is a recording studio located in the Mission District of San Francisco, California. Since 1968, Different Fur has been San Francisco's leading analog and digital studio. The studio has engineered, produced, and recorded music from a wide range of artists, including major Grammy and Oscar-winning musicians as well as many important independent musicians.


Studio A

The sound of our main room can be heard on thousands of records over the last 4 decades. A mid-size live room approximately 35 x 38 feet, made of staggered Oak and fabric with one additional isolation area. This room is very versatile and can be used for everything from a soft string or piano session, to vocals or powerful drums. Featuring the same SSL 4000 E/G that was installed in 1986 and which has since become the standard in popular music and a favorite for mixers.

Photo by Molly DeCoudreaux

Photo by Molly DeCoudreaux

Photo by Molly DeCoudreaux



Contact Patrick for booking inquiries for this studio

Designed for simplicity and efficiency, we built our second room with today's modern producer in mind. Tuned as a mixing room and loaded with over 4 full racks of outboard gear in addition to ProTools and Ableton Live, this redwood trimmed production suite also features a 4 x 5 vocal booth / isolation room equipped with multiple inputs and a speaker tie line. This is the perfect space for mixing, songwriting and overdubs when you don’t need the large space or cost of a traditional studio.


Over the years studio rates in San Francisco have fluctuated pretty significantly but we tend to cater to a broad range of projects so we like to keep things as straightforward and affordable as we can for everyone. When booking, first decide which room works best for your project and then which engineer you’d like to work with. Rates for engineers vary, and if for some reason you decide that you’d prefer to hire from outside of our house list you’re welcome to. Just keep in mind that we may require an assistant to help while your engineer gets acquainted with our room. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help figure things out.


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

Sean Paulson
Engineer: $250 per day or $45/hr
Assistant: $200 per day

Jorge Hernandez
Engineer: $400 per day or $45/hr
Mixing: $800 per song

Liema                                    Engineer/Mixing: $450 per day or $45/hr Editing/Post Production: $600 per day 

Grace Coleman                                Engineer: $250 per day or $40/hr Producing: $300 per day 


$45/hr + Engineer

$300/day (contact Patrick for booking inquries)

The Fine Print
1. payment in-full is required in order to hold dates. without payment your dates may be given away.
2. a full refund will be issued for any cancellation 30 days or more prior to the session
3. a 50% refund will be issued for any cancellation 15 -30 days prior to the session
4. typically we will allow one reschedule of a session out of the understanding that we want everything to work out to everyones advantage, but reserve the right not to reschedule should we see fit.

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the Neighborhood

Conveniently located between 2 BART stations, and 2 blocks from a large paid parking lot in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. We are surrounded by some of the countries best restaurants bars and music venues, not to mention Dolores Park and some of the best burrito places on the planet.


If socializing or eating in public isn’t really your thing, we also feature a large communal lounge with seating (and bedding), efficiency kitchen, refrigerator, bar top, bathroom, and a dry/steam sauna for when you feel the need to sweat it out.


3470 19th Street
San Francisco, CA — 94110
United States