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Surgeon of Sound (SOS) Studio offers audio recording services at an acoustically-treated home studio in Novato, CA, as well as live on-location recording in the San Francisco Bay Area. I use Protools and pro-level gear to produce high quality demos, EP's, CD's, mulitrack sound for video, voiceovers, and other miscellaneous audio services. As a customer you will find a friendly atmosphere and quality sound recording and mixing services at affordable rates.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Adding the finishing touches to Willy Truckaway's CD
6:12 pm pdt 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Working with a local pro

I've had the pleasure of working with Willy Truckaway, rhythm guitarist for the Sopwith Camel (of Hello Hello fame) for the past year. Willy is full of ideas and great songs and we are working on a live album as well as a host of new originals. Stay tuned for a Berkeley Art House show in the near future.



7:06 pm pst 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New CD for children's education

Check out Joni Degabrielle's wonderful new CD recorded and mixes at SOS. Each song is geared towards helping young ones understand and speak about different emotions. This was a fun creative experience including having young children in the studio for recording. Check it out on CD baby!


6:18 pm pst 

Monday, June 22, 2015

New CD release

I'm happy to annouce the release of my friend and client Steve Shoen's second CD: Dancing Behind the Shadows. It has been a year and half project with many musicians and full arrangements. Steve's songs cover the spectrum of American Music genres and are very heartfelt. With guest vocalists Davey Pattison (Gamma, Robing Trower) and Susan McCabe (Third Rail) the melodies and harmonies soar. Check it out on our artists page or at the link below!





4:33 pm pdt 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Special guests at SOS!

While working on an upcoming CD with singer/teacher Joni Degabrielle I had the pleasure of hosting five elementray school children in the studio for some kids overdubs. Some were a little shy but they had a great time singing to the fun songs that Joni has assembled for her soon to be release CD by Musical Moments.


1:02 pm pdt 

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Providing professional recording and mixing services since 2010


"Sounds pretty damn good!"

 Davey Pattison - Legendary voice of Gamma, Robin Trower, and Gamma+, songwriter, guitarist

"Ramon is great to work with, completely unflappable!"

Phil Rountree - Singer, guitar and bass player in The Role Models and Sweet Harmony (Novato, CA)


Sherie Friendlander - Jazz/Brazilian singer (Novato, CA)

"Over the past two years, I have done several recordings at S.O.S. studio in Novato. Ramon has been a delight to work with and is very knowledgeable and helpful. He delivers the service as well as the finished product. I highly recommend him!

 Dennis Hagerty - singer/songwriter (Novato, CA)

"Ramon - cool, calm, collected plus a great ear and fast on the draw equals a super professional engineer. Truly, it's comfortable recording my tunes at your studio. Thanks for your patience"

Steve Schoen - singer/songwriter (Corte Madera, CA)

"Ramon did a great job recording a live concert for me. He brought the equipment he needed and was able to interface with the live sound engineer seamlessly. Having the ability to mix the live sound after the concert was wonderful and gave me a very nice recording of the performance. Highly recommended!"

Maye Cavallaro - singer/producer/faculty at the California Jazz Conservatory (Berkeley, CA) 

"Surgeon of sound studios has great equipment and a great engineer to go with it. Ramon is easy to work with and makes sure you get the most out of every session"

   Jordan Kulp - San Marin Senior and leader of Ridgeway Space Station ban (Novato, CA)