Stephen Leiweke

Guitarist Producer Mixer

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Need Guitars? I've got em. Any tone, any style. Acoustics too. Need a mix? How about an true analog summed outboard mix with perfect recall and automation? Got it! Need help making your song or entire project better? I've produced hundreds of projects and worked with some of music's top professionals.

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

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  • Zach Williams
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Interview with Stephen Leiweke

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. Because they both have strengths and the both have weaknesses. So let's combine them and have the best of both worlds.

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

  4. A: Helping artists and band take their songs from bedroom demos, to radio ready productions.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My studio is a full production tracking facility. We can record full bands, strings, choirs, you name it. Lots of classic analog outboard gear, paired with pro tools HDX.

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

  8. A: pre production (song prep) - tracking (band or programming) - vocals - mixing

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

  10. A: Years of experience, a strong sense of hooks and melody. Emphasis on the vocal!!! The vocal is in charge of a track, and needs to be amazing!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Listening and helping people

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

  14. A: Pop

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

  16. A: Does the thing your playing conflicts with the melody or the vocal? Then STOP!

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Sara Bareilles - great signer, great song writer, tremendous artist!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I take on the style of the artist or band I'm working with. I don't impose my 'style' on them.

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

  22. A: I've been working in the music biz sense 1997

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

  24. A: Make sure you find someone who listens to you and will make your project personal.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: What are your goals for your project? Long term artist goals?

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: That anyone can be a producer

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: Helping people be the best they can be

GenresSounds Like
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Amanda Cook
Gear Highlights
  • Neve pre's
  • Pro Tools HDX
  • 1176
  • la2a
  • 160vu
  • tube and ribbon mic's
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