A tech savvy, self-driven music and movie lover with a passion for quality audio.
I am driven and independent individual with a passion for music and audio post production.
I started off as a musician at the age of 14 playing bass guitar and then eventually electric guitar. After years of playing in bands and recording at multiple recording studios I decided to go into audio engineering. I began attending The Art Institutes if Michigan for a Bachelor's of Science in Audio Production in 2013 and started working as an associate engineer at Sound Shop Studio in 2015.
I have experience in music production, sound design, Foley, podcast production, and audio restoration.
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Interview with Steuer Audio & Media
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically record and mix music of genres ranging from rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, folk, and pop.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brenden O'Brien, Michael "Elvis" Baskette, Howard Benson, Joe Barressi, Mike Elizondo, Butch Vig, Bob Rock Ty Tabor, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Adam Jones, Dug Pinnick
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Steuer Audio & Media Productions works out of The Sound Shop Studio in Macomb, Michigan. A 3,000 sq. ft. facility with a comfortable environment for clients. The building includes two control rooms, two isolation booths, one live room, and spacious kitchen area. Equipment highlights: Trident 70 Series Recording Console Digidesign C24 digital control console BAE 1073/1084 Mic Pres/EQs Purple Audio MC76 Compressor Warm Audio WA76 Compressor Kush UBK Fatso Compressor Avalon VT-737SP Neve 1272 Mic Pre .....and a large selection of vintage microphones and instruments!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process begins with wrapping my head around the project I take on. I listen to what to enhancements, if any, are needed to bring out the best of the project. During this process I determine if the there are any edits that need to be made. This includes lining up instruments, drum sampling, guitar re-amps, and vocal tuning. Once this has been done, I begin with basic levels starting with the lead vocals and leveling out the other instruments based off of that. A solid level for drums and bass will be my next priority before moving on to rhythm and lead instruments. Any volume inconsistencies is pointed out throughout this part of the process. Leveling out backing vocals is the last to be done before I go back and begin expanding on the sound of each individual instrument in the same order with any modulation that might be needed, compression, de-essing, EQing, and reverb. Each instrument and its sound is solidified before conducting a final overall mix by listening back to the song as a whole before I feel that I am satisfied. This when I work with you to determine what you were hoping to hear or what you don't like and make these adjustments until you are satisfied.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, metal, pop, folk, and rap are genres that I am experienced in.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Rest your ears. It is too easy to get caught up in a mix and tire your ears out listening back over and over again. At this point everything sounds crappy because your ears are fatigued.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with other towards bringing their creative work to life.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your time and money are not to be wasted with me.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, provide their own characteristics that are applicable to certain situations to satisfy certain tastes.