One of West West Side Music’s original engineers, Steve helped forge the original groundwork for “Deko Music”, West West Side Music’s original indie label. Alan met Steve as he was taking over responsibilities as chief engineer and co-producer for “Noise” New Jersey (the relocated home of indie guru “Kramer” and his original Noise New York Studio). There he honed his indie production skills working with “King Missile”, “Jad Fair”, and “Galaxie 500″ to name but a few. While working on a live concert movie with King Missile, Steve got the bug to bring high quality audio to the film and video industries. As Noise New Jersey ran into community “Zoning Issues” he made a quick transition to becoming an in-demand “music” engineer in the TV and Film world.
After making significant headway increasing the quality of music and audio in the New York City TV world (Emeril Live, Rachel Ray, Will & Grace, Spin City, Sesame Street, Montel Williams and ABC and CBS News to name a few) Steve is back with West West Side Music, helping expand the Live Recording and Surround Sound Mixing areas. His years of experience mixing live music for TV is a passion he shares with a love for indie music. Some of Steve’s live recording credits include Mariah Carey, Tom Petty, the B52′s, Korn, Lauren Hill and Silverchair, and has mixed live for Broadcast for Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Chick Corea, Sammy Hagar and Trace Atkins.
A fantastic musician as well, he has toured and played internationally with Kramer (Bongwater), Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Damon and Naomi (Galaxy 500), and indie artist “Dogbowl” and brings a wealth of musical experience to every project he is involved with. A rare individual, he is just as much at ease working with a Digi 02, analog two inch, or an SSL 9000.
Presently, Steve is helping re-design WWSM’s Surround Room to handle new broadcast equipment and formats that will become part of the new emerging Multi-format future that bands, artists and labels will need, as digital distribution becomes the norm for both audio and video.