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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, March 27, 2012

Working with local high school students
I had the privilege of working with Novato's San Marin Highschool students for several months now. I'm helping Emily Gates develop a recording program so that the many quality school musical performances can be recorded and enjoyed. We've used a mobile office trailer that had some equipment in it already and have started to organize and improve the work area. To date we've recorded the fantastic jazz choir using different stereo microphone technique. We are now working on mixing and mastering the session. This is all done without any additional software or hardware, using ProTools 6.4, a Digidesign 002 interface, and several affordable MXL LDC microphones. The students have really enjoyed it and are learning fast. For me it is a pleasure to meet them, work with them, and most of all listen to the beautiful music they perform. I'm looking forward to making some upgrades in the recording area and getting them up to speed in the different areas of recording.
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