You should record here. Seriously. Sure, there are audiobook studios in New York, LA, Oregon, and Nashville...all cool places. But San Diego has something none of these can offer. Recently someone or another voted San Diego “America’s most pleasant place.”
We agree. San Diego has a casual, laid-back pace, and phenomenal weather just about year-round. We have beautiful mountains, beaches, theme parks, and resorts, and nice people (especially for California...we can’t compete with the mid-west or Canadians obviously).
Verity’s studios are located in sunny Carlsbad, CA. We are conveniently situated near wonderful, affordably priced hotels (as well as some incredible more expensive ones).
Because of our location authors come from all around the country to record with us. Here are a few testimonials to prove it!
I had a fantastic experience recording an audiobook at Verity Productions. It was my first time making one, and the team at Verity made the entire process very smooth, clear, and comfortable. They guided me each step of the way and delivered a high-quality, professional product. It was so easy working with them! I am publishing a second book this year, and have already made plans to return to Verity for a second audiobook recording. I highly recommend them!
My experience with the team at Verity Productions was unparalleled. For many of us, a recording studio can be a bit intimidating. Donni, Cory and Elle made the experience a true joy. I’ve recorded four of my books with them and highly recommend Verity Productions to anyone who wants to turn their book into the highest quality audio product.
Recording my book was more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. I never could have done it without the expertise of the talented team at Verity Audio Productions. The entire experience was a pleasure from start to finish. Cory and Elle held my hand from my initial inquiry call and walked me through the path of recording my first audiobook. There is no doubt they are the very best in the business. I highly recommend Verity Audio Productions and will definitely return should I find the words and inspiration to write another book someday in the future!
Working with Verity Productions was one of the highlights of my book launch. They are real pros and the audio version of my book sounds amazing. I felt so pampered during the entire experience. Elle had water, teas, and snacks to make sure I was good to go. She was so helpful in getting me to read my book with the right tone, clarity, and even pronunciation! (There were some scientific terms she really helped me with). Elle really cares about the book like you do! I thought it would be daunting, but we worked methodically to honor both my energy and make sure we got the best quality possible. It's surreal to turn on my audiobook and hear such a professional production. You feel like a movie star! I highly recommend Verity Productions and the team.
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I am extremely happy with Verity Audiobook Productions. As a first-time author and narrator, I was unsure about how to produce an audiobook, so I decided to go with the highly regarded professionals at Verity. I couldn't be more pleased. From start to finish, they guided me through the process at their studio and the end result is beyond what I hoped for--my audiobook sounds wonderful. While the entire team is outstanding, I'd like to highlight Crissy and Danessa, the two studio engineers who patiently walked me through the three-day process and made sure everything was done perfectly. I hope to write more than one book and when I do, I will once again ask Verity to produce my audiobook.
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I walked in as a novice and out as a professional! Never having narrated a book before, I had no idea what I was in for. The owners, Cory and Crissy Verner, treated me as if I were their most important client. Recording, it turns out, is not as easy as it looks, but they explained everything—even answered questions I didn’t even know I had. Once I made the decision to move forward, I became part of a team. Throughout the process, Crissy was in the next room listening to every word, following along with the script. If something wasn’t right, we’d do it over again. They delivered a top quality audiobook at a very reasonable price. What a great experience—I couldn’t have been more pleased.
Working with Verity Audio is a huge blessing. I’d never done an audiobook recording before so I was more than a little nervous. I’d heard it was hard and stressful. It was scary at first but the Verners calmed my nerves and brought peace to the atmosphere. The two days of recording became a sweet memory I will cherish for a long time. The space was comfortable, Crissy and Cory made sure I had everything I needed and gently coached me along the way. They made sure no sound got by, that I didn’t recognize. I loved the pace and the way they made sure the recording was excellent. I’ve since recommend that others use them and will continue to. Everyone I know who has used Verity Audio feels the way I do. The service, product, and attention to detail delivers a product that is professional and top notch. They are quick to respond and get shipments out quickly. They have great integrity and treat the book as if it were their own, that is hard to find. I seriously look forward to doing another book so I can spend time with them.
I had a great experience recording my first audiobook with Verity. Not knowing what I was getting into, they were patient with a first time author and coached me through the cadence needed to narrate an audiobook. They had great attention to detail to make sure my book was top quality. I was so pleased with the final product and would highly recommend Verity for your project.
I was super nervous about recording an audiobook in general, and especially because I had never met the Verner’s or seen Verity Audio studios. They came highly recommended but I was still apprehensive, and all that worrying was absolutely for nothing! From the moment I arrived, everyone was so caring and professional and truly had an interest in my book and the total successful outcome of the project. I cannot say enough about how amazing my family and I were treated, and the end result of the project was nothing short of phenomenal quality. I would highly recommend these people full of integrity and their awesome studio. You will not regret your decision.
We have several incredible lodging opportunities near our studios.
What to do
Why not make a short vacation out of your audiobook recording process? San Diego offers a plethora of options for diversion and entertainment, including beautiful beaches, historic locations (just don’t forget we’re not that old!), to-die-for Mexican food, hiking, sailing, kayaking, theme parks, dinner cruises and, of course, the top beer scene in the country.
Some highlights in San Diego, a short list...
- Visit the somewhat touristy but always fun Old Town
- Brewery tours—hit one of the hundreds of breweries. Our personal favorite is the world-famous Stone. But other local brewers like Green Flash and Ballast Point will not disappoint!
- Try San Diego’s hip and popular Little Italy
- Visit America’s “cleanest downtown” and the “San Diego Gas Lamp District”
- Visit Temecula Wine Country
- Learn to surf
- Hike the famous Potato Chip Rock
- Follow in the footsteps of presidents and visit the historic Hotel Del Coronado.
- Go sailing (you may see the Navy Seals training in the water nearby...We have!)
Ideas of things to for families
Here are some of the best things to do in San Diego with kids.