Today all sounds belong to a continuous field of possibilities lying within the comprehensive dominion of music.  Behold the new orchestra: the sonic universe!

-R. Murray Schafer

Soundscape City is the home of Portland-based sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher Nate Stoll.  He is a freelance sound engineer and musician with over a decade of combined experience playing music of all genres, teaching, and working on professional recordings.  Whatever your next musical undertaking is, Nate will give you the attention to detail and caring customer service you need at an affordable rate to match your budget.

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Singles goin’ steady.

That’s it. I confess. I’ve been dating sound engineering for the past 8 years now.

I’m celebrating my wonderful single life with the release of two new singles this fall by Almost Rock and White Bear Polar Tundra. They are both very different in style, but both end products turned out great in terms of sound production.

The Almost Rock single Cavity is a three-minute straight ahead indie-pop song. I engineered everything at my home studio, and we headed up to Seattle to have Matt Bayles mix the single at Red Room Recording (in addition to the rest of the forthcoming five-song EP Barley Love).

Listen to the single on bandcamp here.


White Bear Polar Tundra’s reggae chill-rock single Waves was recorded at Big Red Studio in Corbett, Oregon by Eric Broestl. We recorded all the basics (drums, bass, guitar) to an analog 24-track Studer tape deck. The final take is a straight through pass. It’s hard to replicate that energy working in the digital realm.

I recorded overdubs at my home studio, including the very delicate backing vocal tracks by the lovely Carmelle Christine. Again, Matt Bayles mixed everything in Seattle at Red Room. He is great to work with, and an open-book when it comes to talking about recording techniques and strategies.

Listen to the single and download it for free here.


Happy Holidays!

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