about

Supernatural Sound is an analog and digital recording studio in Oregon City, that has contributed its sonic imprint to the music of the Northwest for the past 20 years.  Artists including The DecemberistsThe ShinsThe ThermalsBright EyesIsaac Brock, and Portugal. The Man, have sought creative refuge at our private, rural property that houses a broad collection of vintage and modern equipment.

Located 25 minutes from downtown Portland, Supernatural Sound is situated in a quiet, forested area that is free from distractions, and inspires musical productivity and creativity.

Supernatural’s equipment and recording spaces can be distinctly heard on albums like “The Hazards of Love” (The Decemberists) and “Wincing The Night Away” (The Shins).  Get in touch to set up and studio tour and experience Supernatural Sound.


booking + policies

RATES

Please contact us for rates.

 

ENGINEERING

House engineer: David Pollock (Wild Ones, Tango Alpha Tango, Sea Wolf, B.o.B)
Please contact for rates.

Assistant engineers are available for an hourly or daily rate.

We welcome freelance engineers, who charge their own rate on top of our room rate. For engineers who have not worked here before, we require an assistant engineer to facilitate the first day of your session, billed to the client at $200/day.  The purpose of this is to familiarize your engineer with our setup, and answer any questions that come up throughout the day.

 

ANALOG TAPE

Studio A is equipped with a Studer A800 2″ 24-track recorder, and we use it frequently. New reels of ATR tape can be purchased locally for around $320, or a house reel can be rented for $50 per project.  Only house engineers and approved technicians may align the tape decks.

Studio A offers a 1/2″ 2-track Ampex ATR 102 mixdown deck. 1/2″ ATR tape can be purchased locally for around $100/reel, or rented from us for $50/project (includes as many reels as needed.  Must be digitally transferred before the end of session).

 

DEPOSIT

A 50% deposit is required to confirm dates. This is refundable if the session is cancelled 30 or more days in advance of the session start.  If you need to reschedule with less than 30 days notice we’ll do our best to accommodate.