Steve Murray is a Rock n Rock lifer who began his recording journey as a sixth-grader with a cheap guitar, a particle board amp, and 2 cassette decks—layering parts passed back and forth between the two. He blithely presumed he had invented the method and employed it to make demos for his first band at age eleven. He was rarely seen without a stack of LPs under his arm, regardless of occasion. His preoccupations with music of all kinds puzzled most of his school mates. And alarmed many adults. No matter, he thought; what does a fuzz pedal do?
Steve’s ongoing obsession for music, sound, and the recording process has not waned one whit. And his deep enthusiasm, engaging interpersonal skills, and infectious humor always make for a memorable day in any any audio scenario.
As one-who-makes-things-manifest, Steve is unparalleled—pulling together musicians, instruments, and various session-driving resources as if conjuring through wizardry. Suddenly the perfect guitar, odd percussion piece, or delicious electronic gizmo has arrived just when needed.
Like Sean, Steve worked for years in on-site, live-music broadcast/recording (in his case as co-host and engineer for the #1-rated River City Juke Joint live radio program for nearly 6 years). These experiences built a set of skills for working quickly and well with musicians—while keeping listeners in mind. As a result he tends to subscribe to the benefits of live takes. Though the overarching question isalways “What’s do we need to do in order to make this great? Be it the pure sound of a vintage acoustic instrument, or a frighteningly-mangled whack-a-doodle one-of-a-kind sonic goody, Steve has you covered.