ModernTone is your recording studio. The production environment breeds your best work by collaborating with versatile music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, and professional session musicians who are dedicated to you and your music.

Based in the East Bay, ModernTone Studios is home to artists and bands who create every type of music, from rock and pop to country and back again. Capture your best performance in a great sounding space through killer top-shelf gear and give your songs the rich full sound they deserve.

We combine classic recording techniques with a modern approach to produce a world-class sonic experience. Whether you are going for a big polished production, an intimate sounding acoustic performance, or anything in between – you will find it here.

Our Work

We are super proud of our productions and believe we should let the results do the talking. The following examples were produced in full or in part right here at ModernTone Studios. Click here for Narration examples.

Tess & The DetailsRunaway
Briget BoyleMandolin
PayneFill Your Lot
Michael Patrick MurphyWhere The Grass Don't Grow
Tom RicanCall Me
Kat Van MorganYou're Not Sleeping In My Bed Tonight
Andy Shulman BandRundown
Nolan SimonsClear

The studio offers multiple recording spaces for optimal results. The layout includes the control room, live room, vocal booth and three isolation rooms in various sizes, each meticulously tuned to sound just right. We operate a hybrid analog/digital recording environment featuring all analog front-end (Preamps, EQ’s, Compressors) and a digital back-end (Pro Tools / Universal Audio).

Recording sessions include an experienced producer / engineer and grant access to ModernTone’s massive collection of handpicked hi-end guitars, amps, drums, and microphones. Our gear is finely tuned, set up, and ready to go. Fresh coffee, herbal tea and bottled water are available throughout your session.

The Gear

Mics, Preamps, Compressors, Plug-ins, Guitars, Amps, Pedals, Drums, Keyboards, Effects and so much more. The full list is available here.

Jacob Light

Jacob Light

Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer with 25 years experience. Founder, owner, musical director of ModernTone


We would love to help you with your next project! Call, text or shoot us an email with some info and we’ll get back to you shortly. If you have any demos, please attach or include a link. Studio tours are available upon request.

Let’s make your vision a reality – today!

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We are the highest rated recording studio in the Bay Area and maintain a 5-star rating on Yelp, Facebook, Google and Thumbtack. Check out what our clients have to say about their experience at ModernTone.

Let's Talk

Drop us a line to share your vision, discuss a recording project, or just to say hi. We usually respond within an hour or two, but it can take up to a day for us to get back to you. What's on your mind?

ModernTone Studios
1018-B Almanor Ln.
Lafayette, CA 94549

7 days a week, 10am-8pm