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WCA #326 with Stephen Dent – Working with Sean Combs, Go-go, House of Sound, Bob Rosa, DC, and The Forest Gump Effect

My guest today is Grammy Nominated engineer Stephen Dent. Stephen has worked on records for Notorious B.I.G, Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, and Lil Kim. He also spent a number of years running Daddy’s House, the studio owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs located in Brooklyn. I met Stephen while participating in rooms on Club House. I reached out and he accepted my invitation to come on the show. We have a great conversation and I’m looking forward to you hearing about his journey.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Motown
  • Gospel
  • Go Go Music
  • Yacht Rock
  • Anthony Wellington
  • Offset Printing
  • DJing
  • Making Beats
  • The Forest Gump Effect
  • Super VHS/Beta Max Recording
  • Engineering Out of Spite
  • Omega Recording School
  • SSL Plasma Meters
  • DC to NYC
  • House of Sound
  • Bob Rosa
  • Tackling the Tape Library
  • Sleeping on Trains
  • Befriending The Homeless 
  • The One Page That Changed His Life
  • Working with Sean Diddy Combs
  • Not Leaving the Studio
  • Golf
  • Teaching
  • Sons Man Cave

Matt’s Rant: Self Evaluation

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Stephen Dent
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: Cordova