Neville Pearsall has been involved with music, recording and live sound for most of his life and is a graduate of the University of Washington Ethnomusicology program. He continues to be involved in music and production and is also writing and recording his own music.
Neville Pearsall has been involved with music, recording and live sound for most of his life and is a graduate of the University of Washington Ethnomusicology program. He played with several local Seattle bands between age 17 and 27 including the infamous and enigmatic Lamar Harrington Band and CW Thrills. He then concentrated on recording and live sound and raising a family.
His first studio was OXO Recording on Capitol Hill in Seattle, one of the first 8 track studios in Seattle where some of the pioneering local bands such as Jim Bassnight's Meyce and proto punk band The Flaming Telepath's cut demos as well as records for Dumi and his original marimba band and other groups such as N.W. Latin originators Chebere and Scott Cossu's first album, one of the original "new age" recordings.
In 1979 he moved to the Port Townsend WA. area and in 1985 built a studio in an addition to his house renaming it Synergy Sound. It was probably one of the first recording studios on the Olympic Peninsula and many local bands made cassette and CD releases there.
In 1993 the studio moved to the Fort Worden location,and in the first quarter of 2015 after 20+ years and a 200 + CD release run, it moved back to the Chimacum location. Neville Pearsall has been playing and recording for 40+ years. He has mixed live sound in the Port Townsend WA area forCentrum and many other annual events and has engineered over 200 CD projects.Synergy Sound is the Olympic Peninsula's full featured recording studio and live sound company, with 25 years experience, over 200 CDs recorded and a 1,000+ list of live sound clients.
Engineer Neville Pearsall is the owner/operator.
The Recording Studio
Recently relocated in the Chimacum Valley after 21 years in scenic Fort Worden State Park. Synergy Sound specializes in acoustic music but has also recorded almost every type of project, including rock, blues, world, spoken word and more. There is a main room, isolation room and control room located on 10 acres.
Here is a partial list of musicians Neville Pearsall has recorded. There have been at least 200 CD's released from recordings made at Synergy Sound Port Townsend by Neville Pearsall.
Bud Shank, Erin Corday, Dumi Mararire, Jay Thomas, Maria Muldaur, Del Rey, Hank Bradley, Harper Tasche, David Michael, Jami Seiber, Scott Cossu, Balkan Cabaret, Alga Maye Hinton, Orville Johnson, John Miller, Mark Simos, Canotes, so many more.
Bud Shank, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Centrum's Port Townsend Jazz Festival, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and Country Blues Festivals 1992 to present, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 1985 to present, N.W. Folklife Festival 20 years, Amad Jamal, Leo Kottke, Greg Brown, Dr. John, Kenny G., The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Chautauqua, Jerry Garcia duo, Robert Hunter, Country Joe, Karla Bonoff, Erin Corday, John Clayton, Benny Green
This list is only a sample, I will expand it as I have time. If I have left you out drop me an email and I will update this.
Synergy Sound is primarily a digital studio operating a Mac based Digital Performer and ProTools recording setup with Waves Mercury plugin bundle and Altaverb among many software options. A full complement of quality microphones, preamps and software combined with extensive experience in tracking, editing and mixing ensure projects are both efficient, cost effective and sonically pleasing.
Recording, live sound, old tape transfers to digital and studio musician.
Audio tape & 78/LP record transfer and restoration
Transfer of 1/4" audio tape almost all formats/speeds
Cassette, LP & 78rpm records and 1/2" 8 track (Tascam 80-8)
audio tape "baking" to salvage tape with "sticky binder" problems (vintage 1972 to 1980 Ampex)
$ - variable depending on complexity but about $40/hour of tape.
This is my most recent CD.
I have been trying to get better at capturing birds on camera. This is a tiny Wilson's Warbler