Studio Facilities

World-class recording facility. Pajama Recording Studios is a world-class, award-winning commercial recording studio offering the desirable feature of both analog and digital recording.
Founded in 1993, the state-of-the-art studio provides production and post-production services for major and Independent record labels, motion pictures, commercials, video games, music producers, recording artists, musicians and corporate clients.
Services include recording, editing, mixing and mastering, as well as complete film and video scoring. Resources and equipment include Notions; Cubase and Pro-Tools digital editing; Premier, Yamaha, Roland, Kawai, Korg, Oberheim, Ensoniq and Kurzweil systems; and an extensive collection of additional outboard gear for pre-production and recording.
Top industry recognition. Pajama’s co-founder James Gardiner has been awarded 42 platinum and gold albums. At Pajama, he earned two Grammy nominations. Within its first year of operation, Pajama was featured on the cover of Mixmagazine’s July issue and shortly after was featured in theMix Great Studios of the Western U.S. and Great Studios of the World calendars.
Near historic Jack London Square, Oakland, Calif.Pajama is located two blocks from Jack London Square, near the San Francisco Bay and the beautiful Oakland Estuary.  The nearby BART station, ferry service and easy access via Highway 880 and the Oakland International Airport make Pajama accessible and convenient.
Sister company Touch-Tone Productions. Pajama’s sister company, Touch-Tone Productions, offers full-service music production. Touch-Tone provides song composition, original film composition, orchestration and scoring, video game music, custom sound design, and new artist development in various genres.
James Gardiner was profiled in the July 2006 issue of Mix magazine on recording John Lee Hooker Jr.’s award-winning “Cold As Ice”:
“Gardiner says…’Our goal was to make it as traditional as possible, but also to reach a younger audience. Being in Oakland, there’s a real emphasis on sonically powerful music. You know, real tight and hitting.’
“Gardiner used Pajama’s Otari Series 54 console with API EQs, a combination of Cubase and Pro Tools DAWs, and two Alesis HD24 digital recorders to track and mix the project. Gardiner reveals one of his secrets for getting such a great drum sound on the album: He judiciously used Wavemachine Labs’ Drumagog, a drum replacement plug-in that has a vast array of custom drum samples, to enhance the live drum tracks performed by Michael Skinner and Michael Rogers. Gardiner supplied 24-bit CD-ROM masters to Telarc International, where the project was mastered.”
Also see this Mix magazine forum on masteringfeaturing James Gardiner.