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.
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.
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!
Everybody has the ability to record a demo; your mobile phone has that ability, handheld recorders and small recording systems can make a demo. The catch is that today’s marketplace of music requires successful music to have a high quality demo.
Gone are the days of low-quality demo recordings. No longer can you make excuses about your project and sound quality being just a demo. People who listen to demos professionally want to hear a finished studio quality recording that has professional clarity, performance, and speaks volumes (pun intended). Whether it’s just for family or for a huge audience, your demo is the foundation on how well your music sells.
Jared Estes is an awesomely creative artist who I’ve been collaborating with for a number of years. With his multifaceted music, creativity, and energy, Jared always brings a lot of punch to his one man show. This prolific song writer is heavily influenced by a variety of music styles such as blues, experimental, folk, and classic rock. He is also able to play all of the instruments on his album which include the drums, bass guitar, guitar, and vocals.