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WCA #390 with Steve Rosenthal Part 1 - Driving Cabs, Punching 16th Notes, Bathrobe Sessions, Living in Dreamland, and The Search for the Perfect Console Working Class Audio

    • Music Interviews

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, studio owner, and archivist Steve Rosenthal. The man behind the Magic Shop in New York. Steve has worked on projects for Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, Blondie, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Erroll Garner projects. Part one of a two-part interview. 

In this episode, we discuss:

Growing up in NY

Getting Started on a Development Deal

The Recording Institute of America

Bad Cab Driver Turned Engineer

Early Days at Atlantic

Learning the "Atlantic Recording Way"

Punching 16th Notes

Skully 12 track

Learning Business and Engineering

Mentorship 

Bathrobe Sessions

Buying the Fixtures

Otis Blackwell 

Working in the Basement at A&R Records

Buying a Studio in Manhattan 

Living in Dreamland

New Wave and Punk in the 80s

Technology Informing Art

Sonic Fashion Trends


Alan Lomax 

Sonic Cues

The Plangent Process 

The Magic Shop

Building a Studio for Making Rock Records

The Search for the Perfect Console


Matt's Rant: Billing
Links and Show Notes

Steve's website.

Reto Peter on WCA

Jessica Thompson on WCA

Simple Invoices

WCA on Instagram

Matt on Instagram 

Connect with Matt on Linkedin

Current sponsors & promos


Credits

Guest: Steve Rosenthal

Host: Matt Boudreau

Engineer: Matt Boudreau

Producer: Matt Boudreau

Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

Announcer: Chuck Smith

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, studio owner, and archivist Steve Rosenthal. The man behind the Magic Shop in New York. Steve has worked on projects for Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, Blondie, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Erroll Garner projects. Part one of a two-part interview. 

In this episode, we discuss:

Growing up in NY

Getting Started on a Development Deal

The Recording Institute of America

Bad Cab Driver Turned Engineer

Early Days at Atlantic

Learning the "Atlantic Recording Way"

Punching 16th Notes

Skully 12 track

Learning Business and Engineering

Mentorship 

Bathrobe Sessions

Buying the Fixtures

Otis Blackwell 

Working in the Basement at A&R Records

Buying a Studio in Manhattan 

Living in Dreamland

New Wave and Punk in the 80s

Technology Informing Art

Sonic Fashion Trends


Alan Lomax 

Sonic Cues

The Plangent Process 

The Magic Shop

Building a Studio for Making Rock Records

The Search for the Perfect Console


Matt's Rant: Billing
Links and Show Notes

Steve's website.

Reto Peter on WCA

Jessica Thompson on WCA

Simple Invoices

WCA on Instagram

Matt on Instagram 

Connect with Matt on Linkedin

Current sponsors & promos


Credits

Guest: Steve Rosenthal

Host: Matt Boudreau

Engineer: Matt Boudreau

Producer: Matt Boudreau

Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 

WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 

Announcer: Chuck Smith

1 hr