Decibelle Recording

Decibelle Recording is located in the Noe Valley district of San Francisco. It is owned and operated by producer/mixer JJ Wiesler (see for more info) and is the headquarters for Pollen Music Group. The studio, originally called Mobius, was built in 1976 by engineer Oliver DiCicco. Oliver closed the studio to the public in 2002, though he continues to do some work for his own project Mobius music.

The centerpiece of the control room is an API Legacy console with 32 main channels, 32 550 Eqs, 16 busses, and 24 212 Mic Pres. It has a 48 channel monitoring section for 80 total line inputs. It was recently rebuilt by Vintage King Audio in Chicago and is in beautiful condition. The live room features oak floors and an AVIOM headphone system. We have ┬álots of instruments: drum kits, piano, hammond, wurli, celeste, bells, guitars, basses, and analog synths. These are often left set-up and mic’ed to reduce wasted time and keep the space conducive to the creative process.

Rates & Policies

Rate is $350/day (Indie band rate). Assistant is $150 day. Engineer is not included in rate. Assistant is mandatory for first session with a new engineer or producer.

Deposit is $100/day booked and is non-refundable.

Piano Tuning is not included. We can schedule for you at $125. It is recommended for any piano-centric session. Drum heads, batteries and other expendables are not included in rate.

Cancellation within 72 hours 50% of total booking, within 24 hours is 100% of total booking. Rescheduling is allowed and fees can be applied to that booking.

Thanks for stopping by.


(Decibelle does not have any internship openings at this time)


Posted on: September 3, 2010
Filed under Introduction


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