Pristine audio, comfortable surroundings, reasonable rates, good people; what else do you want while making a recording?
Specializing in live instruments operated by real people (not machines, although we can handle them too!), Southern Sound is YOUR PLACE for tracking, overdubbing, and mixing any kind of music - whether you play rock, jazz, blues, country, latin, funk, gospel, reggae, it doesn't matter; Southern Sound has recorded it, we know how it's supposed to sound, and we help you get it there! Combining the care, dedication, and service of a small studio with the sound and know-how of a big commercial studio, and engineers that have worked in the top studios in the world as musicians, engineers, and producers, we have the experience to help you sound your best!
"We're not new, we're just new here"
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gear, and our huge MUSICIAN'S JOKES pages
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Now located in beautiful Pinellas Park (St. Petersburg), Florida, just off I-275, we are convenient to Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, and Orlando as well. Or if you are from out of the area, St. Petersburg is THE place to vacation, kick back and relax, (award-winning beaches, great nightlife, and surprisingly reasonable lodging), and work on your latest recording with us! We'll take great care of you, and be happy to help you plan your trip here!! You will be happy...
Our recipe for amazing sound is simple.
Start with really great instruments and amps. Mic them with the world's finest mic's. Use Mogami cable (it matters) throughout, including all patch and mic cables. Go into a customized Neotek console, half of which was 1 of 7 of the same consoles used for ALL mastering done in NYC for CBS/Sony for over 20 years. Customizing of gear was done by, (here's a hint) - Chief Engineer and Chief Tech at Hit Factory! Finally, route into the latest Pro Tools HD 12 via 24 channels of Apogee convertion. You've already got a huge and natural sounding ultra hi fidelity recording before you even start mixing!!! This combination is why we believe we have one of the finest sounding studios anywhere in the world! Call us and be REALLY happy with the HUGE sound you get!
Recording Gear - With over 30 classic microphones, including Neumann, AKG, RCA, and Sennheiser, analog consoles from Neotek and Neve, and The latest Pro Tools HD12, we have the technology you want! Our system also gives each performer control over their own headphone mixer during recording! We even have analog tape!
Vintage instuments and amps available for your use include a 1930's Harrington Grand Piano, 1953 Hammond B-2 organ with Trek percussion and a Leslie 147, 1962 Wurlitzer Electric Piano, 1980's Yamaha Recording Series Drum Set (used on "Gaucho" by Steely Dan), 1960's Slingerland and Gretch "Jazz" Drum Set, 1967 Fender Bandmaster amp w/2x12" Alnico speakers, 1980's 50 watt Marshall JCM 800 w/ 4x12" Greenback Celestions, and a 1980's GK 400B bass amp. There is also a 4'x4' Isolation booth.
To check out all our studio gear...
(And legendary studios we got a lot of it from....)
A partial list of previous clients includes Warren Haynes (Allman Bros, Gov't Mule), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Jason Crosby (Tedschi-Trucks, Robert Randolph), Billy Harper (Horace Silver, Art Blakey), Larry Harlow (Latin Music Hall Of Fame), Sergio George (J-Lo, Mark Anthony), Hitman Blues Band, First Baptist Church Of Brownsville, Tracy Bonham (Grammy Nominee), Junior Deamus, Jill Scott, De La Soul, EMI, SONY, Sci-Fi Channel, WWF, Chesky Records (Audiophile Label), and hundreds of others!
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If you want to hear our Chief Engineer Jeff
produce, engineer, arrange, compose, sing, and play instuments
on his latest CD "If You Can Impress Me..."