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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South Sound Sound Demo Mix Tape

The Straight, Demo-licious Facts

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.

South Sound Sound Demo Mix TapeGone 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. 

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Jared Estes At Mill Creek Motel

Jared Estes At Mill Creek Motel

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.

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Daniel Schauer’s new EP Father and Sons

fathers-sons-album-coverDaniel approached me to help him with one primary goal in mind: to make his musical tracks the best they possibly could be. To take the recorded songs  up a notch would ultimately require recording some new lead vocal tracks and remixing the songs.  I was able to go over everything with a fresh perspective and willingness to take some chances with the mixes.  That is the benefit of not being so close to the songs. As a producer, I get to hear nearly complete songs for the first time, and I often detect things in the mixes that can become impossible to hear after listening to the song so many times.  You know. . .  the catchy kind you hear so often you start dreaming the lyrics and accidentally quoting the song to people. Daniel  has great songs, varying in style and creating interest in his album.

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Stoned Evergreen Travelers – Waste of Time

SET and me last day of trackingI found that working with this group on their new LP ‘Waste of Time’ was anything but.  It’s difficult to put a finger on the exact genre of music this group creates, but I love the energy.  Led by the primary songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist, Kevin Pfefferle, Stoned Evergreen Travelers releases a free-flowing style of music that has been influenced by genres such as metal, rock, rockabilly, and even some blues.

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Sean Backus Music New Hip Hop/Rap Release

Sean Backus has been hitting the studio here at South Sound Sound in preparation for his new official album “Laugh it Off” releasing May.  This release is part of Delayed Time Music Group owned by Sean Backus and Chase Johnson who both will be featured on the album based out of Olympia, Washington.  A true collaborative effort Sean has brought a number of different vocal artists in to be a part of this project. See more from his Facebook Page. His latest track Wondering (Why) with all vocal tracks recorded and produced here at the studio by Sean and myself (Jason), have a listen.

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