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!
Now located in beautiful Pinellas Park (St. Petersburg), Florida, just off I-275, we are convenient to Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, and Orlando as well.
"We're not new, we're just new here" To see some of our previous experience and clients Click Here
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 mastering consoles originally used at CBS/Sony. Finally, route into Pro Tools HD via 24 channels of Apogee convertion. You've already got a huge and natural sounding ultra hi fidelity recording before you even start mixing!!!
Recording Gear - With over 30 classic microphones, including Neumann, AKG, RCA, and Sennheiser, analog consoles from Neotek and Neve, and Pro Tools HD3, we have the technology! Our headphone system gives each performer their own mixer. 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, 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.
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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, De La Soul, EMI, SONY Music, Sci-Fi Channel, Jill Scott, and hundreds of others!
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