Live from the wasa-corner
with Steve levine
A world-renowned producer, Steve Levine has worked with many now-classic new wave and punk acts including The Clash, The Jags, The Vibrators and XTC, as well as the Beach Boys and Culture Club.
Steve has collected a number of prestigious awards including BPI Producer of the Year, Musicweek Top Singles Producer and a Grammy for his work with Deniece Williams.
He has also appeared on many radio and TV programs, and he is a regular guest on BBC's 6 Music.
" For me, your mics add a unique colour to a source - better than a plug in effect, plus you can record a performance with the actual sound and that's a very creative way for
Wasaphone Collection: Pair of MKII's
Q.1: What song have you got going around your head today?
"Shakin all over [Johnny Kidd and The Pirates] - just watched a BBC 4 documentary, Rock 'n' Roll America."
Q.2: How did you first stumble across Wasaphone?
"One of the tech mags I get on subscription - either Mix or Electronic Musician."
Q.3: What have you been up to with your Wasaphone MKII’s?
"I purchased a pair so I could specifically use them as room and ambiance mics, to mix
with ultra high quality sources - so far I've used them as room mics for Marshall amp tone, and as drum overheads (also compressed) and as a stereo vocal enhancement."
Q.4: Are there any specific projects you’ve worked on where the MKII’s have added
"My current production Xam Volo a very interesting new artist based in Liverpool - I've just
finished recording & mixed it last week - watch this space."
Q.5: What do you think your Wasaphone mics will bring to your future recording
sessions, and do you have any specific projects in mind for them?
"I love using great microphones to get the tone I'm hearing - I was taught when I first
started engineering by some of the best engineers of the day about the importance of
selecting the right mic for the job and on proper mic placement - a recording session is
so much better if you use the right tools.
For me, your mics add a unique colour to a source - better than a plug in effect, plus
you can record a performance with the actual sound and that's a very creative way for
many musicians. Working with the mic and their dynamic range - you can't really do
that as well in post production."
Q.6: If you were giving a Wasaphone as a gift, to whom would you give it?
"One of my producer friends - but which one........?"
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