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WCA #409 with Roy Silverstein – Golden Handcuffs, Burning Out on the Corporate Life, Building a Studio, Taking a Paycut, and No Regrets

My guest is Engineer and studio owner Roy Silverstein who has worked with Stephen El Rey, The Verigolds, The Finches, Matelotage, and Blue Largo. Roy owns Rarefied Recording in San Diego.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Evanston, Illinois
  • The House Piano
  • Playing Guitar
  • University of Miami
  • Working for Qualcomm
  • Moonlighting as a Recording Engineer
  • Burning Out on the Corporate Life
  • Working with Wes Lachot
  • Building a Studio
  • Golden Handcuffs
  • Taking a Paycut
  • No Regrets
  • Looking Ahead
  • Neve Genesys
  • Marketing His Studio
  • Working with Interns

Matt’s Rant: Doing It Yourself

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Roy Silverstein
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith