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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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Friday, October 14, 2011

Live recordings
The experience of recording he Mike Greensill trio at Silo´s with Wesla Whitfield and a group of very talented local jazz singers was terrific. Solving some of the challenges of live on-location recording was challenging and included electrical interference from stage lighting and keep the microphones out of the video cameras' view. In the end, the 8-channel multitrack recording to Protools with an ADAT backup proved to be the best quality for later mixing. Check out the SOS music samples under "live recordings" for some examples of this delicious evening of jazz vocalists. Keith, the manager for Silo's was terrific and a great help in integrating the recording equipment with the exisitng PA system. Ann Brewer and Angharad proved to be a great roadies, helping with the extensive setup and take down. Look forward to doing this again!
8:45 am pdt 

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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)