South Sound Sound: Season Update ‘Let’s spring right into this!’

As winter fades, and fresh new color brightens our world, one thing comes to mind: Spring.  Spring is here, and with it fresh opportunities to start up a new project.  Here at South Sound Sound, it’s all about changing guitar and bass strings, tuning the piano and different instruments and reorganization.  This is all with one goal in mind:  a creative space for people to make music and gain inspiration.

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Graphite Daydreams – the Acousto-Electonico-Alternative Album by Bailey Docter

In case you missed it, Bailey Docter’s second full-length album was recorded at South Sound Sound and dropped this late August. The album is titled Graphite Daydreams. In Bailey’s own words, “Graphite Daydreams, as an album, is about exploring the thoughts and feelings that different people experience on a day to day basis.” This introspective look on her life shows the evolution of her music and character.Bailey Docter

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Sound the Alarm for the Show-Stopper Noise-Halter

The latest addition to South Sound Sound’s audio arsenal is a piece of software from Izotope that allows surgical precision forensic audio to remove unwanted noises during audio takes. This technology is truly amazing in what it is capable of when used correctly so I’ve prepared a ‘before’ and ‘after’.  Because the sound shows up in 3D, it takes a little bit of practice to be able to see what is going on, but once I got the hang of it I found that this is an effective way to remove all kinds of noises. Clicks, buzzing, pops, drop outs and all manner of other noises no longer have to be on your track. The days when a perfectly good take is wasted by an unplanned noise is officially over. I’ve attached a audio clip of myself playing what would sound like the end of a song, then added a short cheer while the guitar sustain decays. Then used the software to remove the cheer that really shows how well it works. you can click on the images to expand.  Check it out!

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