Gear Club Podcast

The art &


of recording. 


#20: MARS - Baking Tapes with Steve Rosenthal

This week, John and Stewart are joined by Steve Rosenthal, owner of the iconic (but defunct) Magic Shop Studios and MARS (MagicShop Archive & Restoration Studios), which provides restoration, mastering, and preservation of historic and archival audio recordings. Some of the artists that MARS has restored include Woody Guthrie, The Rolling Stones, Erroll Garner,  Lou Reed, and Elvis Presley. Learn more


#19: The Rising Protégé, Erin Tonkon

This week, John and Stewart are joined by Erin Tonkon, a true twenty first century producer, engineer and mixer. Assistant to legendary producer, Tony Visconti, Erin has worked with David Bowie, Kristeen Young, Esperanza Spalding, Daphne Guinness, The Foo Fighters, Fiona Silver and many others. Read More


Meet The Hosts

John Agnello and Stewart Lerman are two audio engineer / producers with over 25 years in the industry. Every episode takes you on a sonic journey with interviews that feature legendary producers, engineers, artists, or inventors. They also deconstruct a recording that inspired them, discuss their favorite piece of audio gear, and offer recording tips and techniques. 

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