Audio Engineer - Mastering for Vinyl
Lathe Cuts and Lacquer
Recording Artist, Composer. Music Producer, Session Musician and sole proprietor of Broadcast Media Tracks formed in early 2011 for the purpose of making music tracks available to motion picture, post production facilities by offering direct licensing from the library catalogs. (www.BroadcastMediaTracks.com)
In addition to serving as Master Groove Cutters' senior audio mastering engineer and cutting lathe operator, Stephen is also currently Creative Director and Executive Producer at Inertia Records, established in 1989 for the purpose of producing, recording and publishing original music for Film, Television, Radio and multimedia. (www.InertiaRecords.com)
Stephen's debut release entitled, "Truth to the Rumor" was a radio phenomenon, played on over 500 stations in the United States & charting as high as #4 in Jazz and #27 in NAC (New Adult Contemporary) programming formats.
In his early 20's, Stephen was hired directly by producer Gerhard Augustin as a session guitarist. Gerhard is best known as the Producer/Manager who brought the Rolling Stones to America in the 1960's, and booking tours in the American market, by having them open for Ike and Tina Turner. Affiliation with Gerhard opened up a myriad of opportunities to work as a studio musician for many other artists in England, Germany and America as well.
While working as a session musician at Union Studios in Munich, Germany, Stephen was introduced to producer Mal Luker who shared with him intriguing technical insight into the "Fundamental Science" behind the principles of "Sympathetic Vibration," by utilizing the undamped strings of a grand piano, together with a fender guitar amplifier, to produce a superior "reverb effect" during recording. This one profound observation became the catalyst for Stephen's continued journey on a path of discovering unconventional methods for achieving desired effects during the recording and production processes.
With encouragement from several industry associates including Bob Monaco (ABC Records / producer for Steely Dan, Rufus and many more), Larry Cox (Columbia, Warner Brothers / Producer and Audio Engineer for the Jefferson Starship, Head East, Chris Andrews and more), Harold Cider (West Coast Director of Music Publishing, United Artists) and David Pomeranz (multi-platinum songwriter/recording artist) "... For "Truth to the Rumor", I compiled a collection of my own works designed to reflect observations of interest in regard to the cause-and-effect on listeners of music presented in contemporary commercial broadcast media." -Stephen Sea
A partial list of companies including original music compositions, sound design,, and other audio works to support their broadcasts and/or commercial product releases:
Film Score, ReScore, Underscore and Sound Design
Motion Pictures: Buena Vista / Disney, New World Pictures, Universal Films, MGM Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox
Island Alive Films, Sony Pictures
Network and Cable Television: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Television, MTV, Discovery, A&E, History Channel
Music Recording Arts & Publishing :
Island Records, Chrysalis Records, Motown Records, Elektra Records, Warner Brothers Records, Mistimarr Music, Almo / Moss Music Publishing, United Artists Publishing, A&M Records, RCA Records, Columbia Records, CBS Songs
Looking back, I can clearly see the advantage of having a working knowledge of how music and audio works travel the path from an idea to market with every stage along the way having its own pertinence to the success of the product.
Tools of Preference:
DAW: Avid PRO TOOLS, Propellerheads REASON, Apple LOGIC
Instruments: Yamaha, Korg, Hammond, Gibson, Fender, Godin, Selmer, Drum Workshop and Taylor.
Creative Director/Graphic Designer for Album Covers
Tricia Greenwood is an award winning singer/songwriter, guitar player, vocal coach, author, graphic designer, film maker and a hair designer.. As a true renaissance woman, she began her music career in 2003 with her first album, "No Fear in Love". Tricia expresses her thoughts and feelings about love and loss and hopes to comfort and inspire others with her songs. Her lyrics poetically express her deepest feelings of victory over circumstances. She has recorded 4 albums available online at HeartSpeakMusic.
More info is available at www.tricia-greenwood.com
New Vinyl Album Release, “Under the Radar” is available here for Vinyl, also available for other formats at Heartspeakmusic.com. Soul Harmony is included on the new album, a duet with Stephen Sea which includes an animated music video for kids of all ages on Youtube.
Currently Tricia is working on new music to be released on her upcoming 2021 documentary, "Shout of Faith" that includes an in person interview with Paul Zollo, the author of Songwriters on Songwriting 1 and 2...
To hear the music and connect with Stephen Sea and Tricia Greenwoods music online, please visit website: www.heartspeakmusic.com
To hear the radio interview of Stephen and Tricia working together relationship, singing as a duet and just getting to know their hearts.
NEW - 2020 Interview with Tricia on Live Your Music