Stephen Kaye: Score Mixing, Joy of Missing Out, and a Pandemic Orchestra
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This week’s guest is Los Angeles based producer, engineer, and mixer Stephen Kaye. Stephen splits his time between film & TV projects and record projects. His credits include Fitz and the Tantrums, Lucius, Salem Ilese, Inara George, Hepcat, and Ziggy Marley. As well as movies and shows such as Bridesmaids, Green Book, Bridgerton, Dear White People, and most recently King Richard. We chat about the FOMO of balancing projects, reading music, and working with orchestral instruments in less than ideal circumstances.

In this episode we'll dig in on...

  • Working Smarter
  • Dealing with not being credited
  • Recording Beatles sound-a-likes in high school for fun
  • Using Vienne Ensemble MIR to recreate space around solo strings
  • Running Pro Tools for score tracking sessions
  • Considering back stepping and working as a runner to learn more
  • Working in studios since age 16
  • Doing one-man string arrangements for early 2000s pop RnB
  • Balancing record work and film & TV work
  • Previewing movies with test audiences
  • Film deadlines vs TV deadlines

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Guest: Stephen Kaye

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

Theme Music: inter.ference

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