Sébastien Nouat

Guitar | Sound design

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I have spent 10+ years creating sound in rock and ambient worlds for personal and professional projects, and I would love to help you push your project one step further!

My journey as a guitarist has led me to explore many aspects of the instrument, from raw and percussive to mellow and brain-melting sound waves, always a tad on the experimental side of things. If this can certainly lead to an outside-of-the-box product, I will stay connected to your desires with a clear communication on what you are after.

As an ambient music aficionado, I take a great care in the texturing of my sound, helped by a extended set of techniques, effect pedals and plugins, to make it as full as necessary. So what we will do first is to talk to get a clear idea of what your track needs. Guitar(s) can be enough, but I often support it with the deep frequencies of throat singing, the brightening tones of flutes and whistles, as well as discrete and cohesive percussion.

I am currently playing in 4 different live bands spanning from progressive rock (Nornagal), pop (Possimiste), ambient (Wazy Lizard) to Indian-fusion (Jeb & Iwa), as well as composing movie and theater soundtracks in Iceland with my company S33N Sound.

With these accumulated experiences, I can deliver the extra spice that will make your existing track even tastier, or produce the professional soundtrack that your video or movie is calling for. And guess what? I will even enjoy the process, so please get in touch to discuss how I can help with your project!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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  1. Review by Jens
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    Sébastien was wonderful to work with--he immediately understood my vision and delivered a beautiful, meditative track. He is both thoughtful in his approach and an incredibly talented musician, too. I highly recommend Sébastien and I look forward to returning to him for for more sound design projects.

  2. Review by Alexis Cole
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    Sébastian went above and beyond what most people would do to try and create something that I was happy with. I hadn't worked with a sound designer before and really didn't know exactly what I wanted. He was so patient and tried lots of different things so I could see what I liked. An excellent musical sensibility and a wonderful collaborator. I would use him on any project. He's a great resource.

Interview with Sébastien Nouat

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: If you have a clear desire, share it so I can follow it, otherwise enjoy an unbounded creativity

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I've been playing guitar for more than 10 years, recording for 7 years. I've been creating soundscapes live for over 3 years now, and diversifying my skills with various texturing instruments.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Ambient, dream-pop, prog rock, heavy rock

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Jazz, rock, ambient, experimental

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: I do sound design for a existing tracks, or for video material.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Most of my sound processing for guitar work is done in the real world, while voice and microphone-recorded instrument are processed digitally

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: Loop station, reverb, delay, guitar, amplifier.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Start simple, and leave space for breathing

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Creativity and the array of options I see to fill the gaps without overfilling.

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: I bring the mist that is missing on a bridge photo: texturing soundwaves, audio glitter, deepening low vocals, etc.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: If the request allows for a lot of creativity, I send a first draft before sending the first production, to ensure that the direction is correct. Within a week I send the first product, I accept 2 returns - additional returns can be purchased.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: A selection of professional-grade plugins from Waves, top-end music instruments (bass, guitar, synth), several types of microphones, and a plethora of noise-making devices.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Most of my sound processing for guitar work is done in the real world, while voice and microphone-recorded instrument are processed digitally

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: Loop station, reverb, delay, guitar, amplifier.

  29. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  30. A: I've been playing guitar for more than 10 years, recording for 5 years. I've been creating soundscapes live for over 1.5 years now, and diversifying my skills

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Ambient, dream-pop

  33. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  34. A: Start simple, and leave space for breathing

  35. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  36. A: Jazz, rock, pop.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Creativity and the array of options I see to fill the gaps.

  39. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  40. A: I bring the mist that is missing on a bridge photo: texturing soundwaves, audio glitter, deepening low vocals, etc.

  41. Q: What's your typical work process?

  42. A: If the request allows for a lot of creativity, I send a first draft before sending the first production, to ensure that the direction is correct. Within a week I send the first product, I accept 2 returns - additional returns can be purchased.

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: A selection of professional-grade plugins from Waves, top-end music instruments (bass, guitar, synth), several types of microphones, and a plethora of noise-making devices.

  45. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  46. A: I add sound design to existing tracks, or create it from scratch.

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I was the composer, guitarist, sound designer in this production

Terms Of Service

• 2 revision rounds per project. Additional revisions are possible ($35 per revision)
• Average turnaround is 4-7 days

GenresSounds Like
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  • Hawkwind
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Gear Highlights
  • Eastwood Backlund 400
  • BassVI
  • Godin Shift 4
  • Fender Jazz Bass (nylon strings)
  • violin bow
  • Reaper DAW
  • Novation Mininova synth
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