Steve Genewick: Capitol Studios, Being Prepared, and Mixing Music for Dolby Atmos - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 35

Published on:

2nd Jun 2021

Steve Genewick: Capitol Studios, Being Prepared, and Mixing Music for Dolby Atmos

This week's guest is Grammy nominated recording engineer and mixer Steve Genewick. Steve has been a staff engineer at the world renowned Capitol Studios since 1994. His credits included names like Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Beck, Niall Horan, LeAnn Rimes and Elvis Costello just to name a few. Steve is also on the forefront of mixing music for the Dolby Atmos format, being one of the first studio engineers to do so. We have a great chat about being prepared for every session, pushing the limits of what's possible, and the importance of finding a studio community to be a part of.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Working at Capitol Studios
  • Mixing music for Dolby Atmos
  • Always saying "Yes"
  • Working with Al Schmitt
  • Switching from analog tape to Pro Tools
  • Finding a studio community to learn from
  • Recording big bands and orchestras
  • Learn the basics first
  • Post-Pandemic recording
  • Being prepared for sessions
  • Remote recording an orchestra at Abbey Road

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.