I am an active producer and recording engineer and have been the primary engineer on 7 records that received Grammy nominations, including CD's for Robert Cray, John Hammond, The Gospel Hummingbirds and Elvin Bishop. I had two books published in 2011 that frame my work as a practitioner and as a researcher. My new book (September 2014) is a more detailed look at both mixing and mastering in the computer environment.
MIXING AND MASTERING IN THE BOX Oxford University Press.
For more information about my work and my research please visit my website at www.stevesavage.net.
THE ART OF DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION Oxford University Press
This book is the result of 10 years of teaching recording and 20 years of making records.
BYTES & BACKBEATS: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age The University of Michigan Press
This book grew out of my Ph.D. dissertation and uses personal experience and recording projects to reflect and comment on the evolution and cultural status of a variety of musical genres and technologies.
I teach musicology in the Humanities department at San Francisco State University and production in the Recording Arts Department at Los Medanos College.
My research encompasses musicological and ethnomusicological work in the evolution and status of musical genre and the effects of music technologies. My creative work includes repurposed compositional projects and ethnographic explorations within African folk music, rock, jazz and Western music.
Through all this work I am inspired and motivated by my love of music and my belief in it as a force for good in the world.