Little Big Time Productions


about us

Little Big Studio is the small recording studio with big time guts.  Located in the beautiful surf village of San Clemente, CA it is owned and operated by multi-platinum Producer/Mixer Aaron Johnson .  The studio fits perfectly into the new recording paradigm of affordability, yet bleeds with professionalism and experience that is unparalleled in Orange County.  

Under the umbrella of Little Big Time Productions LLC, the studio offers fully tailored production services to fit every need including recording, mixing, arranging, songwriting, mastering, sweetening, studio musicians, and more.  Let the expertise of over 16 years at the highest levels of the music industry guide and refine your project to realize quality without glossing over integrity.  Past artist and label clients include The Fray, Colbie Caillat, Katie Herzig, Secondhand Serenade...

Sony Music, Universal, Epic Records, Glassnote Records, Atlantic Records, Republic Records and many more. 

Located a little over an hour south of Los Angeles, San Clemente is a serene beach town that is perfectly suited away from the hustle.  With a Main Street, a Pier, and world renowned beaches, it is a great place to set up camp and realize an artistic vision, yet close enough to the assets an industry powerhouse such as LA has to offer if need be.  Flexibility is at the core of our beliefs, no project is too big or too small, if affordable professionalism is what you are looking for inquire with us your needs and let us tailor the perfect plan.  





The Space

Little Big Studio was made with comfort in mind, we want you to feel at home.  Many hours are spent in the studio, those hours should be comfortable.  It consists of 4 rooms that work together utilizing all parts of the space.  A front writing room/editing suite, which doubles as hang out central.  A large control room that can accommodate many listeners on comfy couches.  A perfect size live room, large enough to make drum tracking legitimate.  An iso booth for those intimate vocal takes, or booming bass guitar sessions.  All rooms are tie-lined together, a microphone sometimes even finds itself in the bathroom now and then.    


The studio's main DAW is Pro Tools 12, with too many plugins to list. Some staples being Waves Platinum, Slate Everything Collection, as well as an ever increasing collection of UAD Plugs.  The studio also supports Logic Pro X, and Final Cut Pro.


The Guts

The studio is centered around Solid State Logic's "SIGMA" Remote Controlled Analogue Summing.  Utilizing SSL's Super Analogue technology that also is in the larger Duality.  Owner Aaron Johnson has always preferred SSL when it came to mix down, from owning his own SSL E for many years to mixing on SSL G, J, and K consoles all over the world, SSL has stood the test of time.  The SIGMA continues the legacy.  It is all controlled by the Solid State Logic NUCLEUS controller to complete the hybrid SSL setup.

The front and back

API and Neve preamps make up the front end of the studio, because what else would you really want?!  We also have a diverse mic collection including high end large and small capsule tube and FET condensers, Coles and Royer ribbon's, as well as staple dynamic mics.







tracking/editing with aaron johnson

Priced as a 10 hour block of studio time with Aaron Johnson as your engineer for the purpose of tracking and editing.  Perfect for those overdubs that need a pro touch.


tracking/editing with house engineer or your own engineer

This is a 10 hour block of studio time with a house engineer or your engineer (with ours as a 2nd) for the purpose of tracking and editing.




mixing with aaron johnson

This is a per song fee for mixing with Aaron Johnson as your engineer, including studio time.



This is a 10 hour block of studio time with a house engineer or your engineer (with ours as a 2nd) for the purpose of mixing.




tailored production with aaron johnson

This is a fully tailored production package priced to meet your needs and budget.  It can include tracking, mixing, mastering, and arranging all inclusive, or any part of the production process on its own.  Inquire with us your needs for pricing.


block rates with a house engineer

This is a block rate with a house engineer for 5 days or more priced accordingly.  Inquire with us your needs for pricing. 




hourly rate with aaron johnson

Straight hourly rate with Aaron Johnson as your engineer.

$50 hr

hourly rate with a house engineer

Straight hourly rate with a house engineer.




Some audio clips of our past clients...






1321 Calle valle, unit i 

san clemente, cA 92673


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