RSR447 - Steve Genewick - The Beatles & Mixing Miles Davis in Atmos - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR447 – Steve Genewick – The Beatles & Mixing Miles Davis in Atmos

Make mine a phantom center! Steve talked about the birth of mixing in Atmos, recording strings for the last Beatles song, Now And Then, how to record immersively, building a home mixing studio, mics for strings, object bed mixing, and the LFE sub.

My guest today is Steve Genewick a Grammy-nominated recording engineer with 30 years of experience, both as a studio and live recording and mix engineer. Steve has had the pleasure of working at iconic recording studios around the world such as United Recording, East West Studios, Sunset Sound and Village Recorders in Los Angeles, Abbey Road and Angel studios in London and La Fabrique Studios in France.

For 20 years, Steve had the great honor of working alongside the legendary 23-time Grammy award-winning producer and engineer, Al Schmitt. They worked with artists such as Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney. Steve also joined Al for “Mix With The Masters” seminars for nine years in the south of France, in addition to collaborating on their instructional film “The Art of Recording a Big Band”.

Steve worked primarily out of the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood as a staff engineer from 1994 to 2022. At Capitol, he worked with countless renowned artists such as Elton John, Bastille and Trisha Yearwood. Steve was among the first studio mixers to begin mixing music in Dolby Atmos, working on projects with Beck, Gregory Porter, LL Cool J, Sam Smith and Niall Horan, and on the popular video game Apex Legends.

In 2017, Steve received the Pensado Award for Best Recording Engineer. He was also a part of the Universal Audio and Capitol Studios team that won a 2020 TEC Award for their Capitol Chambers plugin.

Check out Steve’s earlier episode on RSR231. Thanks to Matt BOUDREAU at the Working Class Audio podcast for making our introduction!

⬇︎⬇︎Scroll down to listen⬇︎⬇︎

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio.

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end.

Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the S-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround.

Get started now making your best record ever at

Make your next record with me at the newly remodeled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at

⬇︎⬇︎Scroll down to listen⬇︎⬇︎

Listen TO THE PODCAST here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

          ON     apple music

Website Links:

Instagram: @steve_genewick
Facebook: @Steve-Genewick-Recording-Engineer
X: @stevegenewick

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to to get started for free now!