adam hirsch                                   

composer &
recording engineer
in Oakland, CA

I’m a staff engineer at Tiny Telephone Recording in Oakland, and I maintain a warehouse studio with a collective in Oakland called The Creek. Many of my recent and current projects with clients involve some combination of the two environments.

I also offer a more minimal retreat-style recording option at a place I call The Acorn—a remote cabin in the San Gabriel Mountains outside of LA. For anyone interested in working on the east coast, I’m guest staff at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Recording, a place I know well and love.

I’m excited about working on all kinds of projects, and I feel that I have an extra level of familiarity and expertise when working with songwriters, improvisers, composers, radio pieces and podcasts. I use a variety of tools and formats in the studio, and I have a particular affinity for working with magnetic tape.


                                                               A selection of artists
                                                             I’ve worked with:

Rates for tracking, mixing, and performing::
$250/day (9 hours)
$150/half-day (4.5 hours)

Rates for mastering (adjusted per project):

**My rates are currently sliding scale for anyone fiscally impacted by COVID-19 on a case-by-case basis.

The additional room rates for booking Tiny Telephone:

If my services can be helpful for any grassroots social justice movements and progressive organizing, I am more than happy to provide them for free.

Call or email me any time to inquire about booking or to discuss the technical / emotional / metaphysical mysteries of the recording process:
310 569 5531

Boy Scouts
Stephen Steinbrink
Sam Amidon
Fred Frith
Astronauts, etc.
Rose Droll
Madeline Kenney
Sucker Crush
Greg Fox
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Ex Eye
Matt Robidoux
John McCowen
Andrew Weathers
Multa Nox

George Cory Todd
Night Collectors
Theresa Wong
Freak No Hitter
Rex Ruit
gabby fluke-mogul
Ryan von Gonten
Stephen Becker
Forest Floor
Henry Solomon
Taylor Rankin
Hamir Atwal
Chris Brown
Sivan Silver-Swartz
New Measurement Group

A selection of recordings
I’ve worked on:

Recording Spaces:

Tiny Telephone live room
Tiny Telephone control room
The Creek live/control room
The Creek isolation room
The Acorn