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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.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recording as a passion
With the launch of Surgeon of Sound studios I'd like to share some thoughts on the this journey. Through a series of conicidences, I started drumming for a local cover band called the Role Models a couple of years ago and wanted to record our live gigs. After taking an online AudioMasterclass and learning the basic of recording I found a real passion for the process and signed up for a 6 month recording course at the famous Hydestreet Studios in the SF Tenderloin area. There I met some great guys at FreqLab recording and learned how to work in a professional studio with both digital and analog gear. My final project was to record our band playnig Gary Moore's "Still got the blues" and the recording turned out excellent - I've posted it on the music page of this site. I've since found I love recording music and have recorded our band and several local musicians at my home studio and in live settings. With feedback from these clients I've upgraded the studio and made it more professional, while still retaining a casual vibe. I love working with local musicians, teen/high school bands, singers, songwriters, and in fact anyone who plays with passion and has a muscial message to share. I find it is the most enjoyable activity to create, record, edit, and mix music. I want to share this passion with the local music community and provide recording services that are both high-quality and affordable, while having and enjoyable time making music. I look forward to hearing from you!
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 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)