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WCA #342 with Steve Sykes – Jazz in Philadelphia, The Guys in the White Coats, The Other Side of The Glass, Miami Vice, and The Deli Accident

My guest today is producer/engineer/mixer, Steve Sykes. Steve has worked with Stanley Clark, Al Jarreau, Smokey Robinson, Enrique Iglesias, and many more. He talks to us from his studio in Los Angeles. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Jazz in Philadelphia
  • 10th-Grade Education
  • Lunch in Denver
  • Homelessness 
  • The Guys in the White Coats
  • The Deli Accident
  • Payphone Gig Offer
  • Learning Drums
  • Day Labor Jobs
  • Recording
  • Mike Chapman
  • Al Schmitt
  • Bill Smith
  • Steve Genewick
  • Pete Doell
  • Miami Vice
  • Syncing
  • Always Be in Record
  • Musician Engineers 
  • Work-Life Balance

Matts’ Rant: Reclaimed Wood Walls

Links and Show Notes


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