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THE SOUTH SOUND is a music and arts building built by professional contractors who have been constructing sound studios for over a decade.  We the owners, are musicians ourselves and had the facility constructed with the goal in mind to be more than just practice spaces, but a music and arts community.  With two well known recording studios on the premises, Translator Audio and The Civil Defense, and rooms designed for far above average sound separation we are a boutique facility that offers rooms below market value.  The South Sound has Air Conditioning in every room (not just air flow but real AC) as well as proper heat.  We have video surveillance, 24 hour access, a loading zone and an over all amazing atmosphere to make music.  

We are in the Gowanus / Park Slope neighborhood, a five minute walk from the G, F, R lines. 

Our sound proofed rooms can be used by full bands, solo artists, DJs etc.  We even have a few rooms specifically designed for DIY recording set-ups! 

Finally, we cannot overstate that this facility is meant to be a community of hard working musicians and artists, not just practice spaces.  We are here to create things and help you make your space comfortable, whether that be by helping painting, building lofts or offering advice on in room sound treatments.  Other spaces are more expensive and offer fewer amenities than we do, we keep our prices lower though we offer more because we want to have a choice of good people in the building, we are tenants ourselves!  We even have a few labels living within our walls like Rising Pulse Records and Coextinction Records.  Get in touch if you would like to join us, let us know what you are looking for.

THE SOUTH SOUND 173 6TH STREET between 2nd and 3rd Ave.,  BROOKLYN NY. 11215

Celebrity Chef CHRIS SANTOS presents a spectacular Benefit event to help The South Sound on Wednesday March 20th at Tammany Hall.

Tickets are available for this event at

You can also donate directly to the South Sound at

The South Sound Music and Arts space was a brand new facility housing recording studios, practice rooms, editing suites and art spaces.  We were a proud home to a creative community of artists, musicians and engineers that exemplified the best that Brooklyn had to offer.  This past October we were completely obliterated by Hurricane Sandy.  The devastation throughout the whole facility was massive and the loss was 100%.

Chef CHRIS SANTOS has offered his hand to help us get back on our feet by presenting a massive benefit Event on Wednesday March 20th, 2013 at Tammany Hall in Manhattan.  A fun filled night featuring a celebrity Rock n Roll Tasting, a silent auction, magicians, Burlesque, D.J.‘s and then a benefit concert to round out the night.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of this once in a lifetime event.

The South Sound - One Year Later:

One year after Hurricane Sandy The South Sound is still searching for a new home.  When we built the original location our goal was to create a space where musicians could actually use their rooms to be creative and not worry about the usual poor quality and terrible atmosphere of the typical rehearsal space.  We ourselves had suffered through many of those rooms to write songs and rehearse.  A year later our goal remains the same.  We have looked at around 100 buildings over the last year and are fighting against New York City real estate.  Please get in touch if you know of any buildings or donate to our rebuilding fund. 

Thank You, and see you soon,

The South Sound

To Donate To the rebuild Please Click - HERE