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WCA #324 with Steve Genewick – Mixing for ATMOS, Al Schmitt, High-Pressure Sessions, Saying No to Gigs, and Cancer

My guest today is Grammy-nominated engineer, Steve Genewick. Steve is making a return appearance on WCA. With 30 years of experience and 20 of that spent working alongside Al Schmitt, Steve has worked all over the world with artists such as Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, and LL Cool Jay as well as games such as Apex Legend. Lately, Steve is deep into remixing classic records for release in ATMOS.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Preparing Capital for COVID
  • Mixing Atmos from Home
  • Setting up for Atmos
  • Working Independently 
  • Working with Al Schmitt
  • High-Level Gigs
  • Diverse Sessions
  • Learning from Peers
  • Learning from Everybody
  • Being Prepared
  • High-Pressure Sessions
  • Sacrifices
  • Cancer
  • Saying No to Gigs
  • Knowing What’s Important 
  • Shrinking Budgets
  • Mix Revisions
  • Mixing for Video Games
  • Home Studio Future

Matt’s Rant: Revisions

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Steve Genewick
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab