Steve Perrino
Producer / Engineer

Steve Perrino is a Producer, Songwriter, Mixer, and owner of Compass Audio in Akron, OH. Over the course of the last decade he has established a notable presence in Northeast Ohio, and as a self-taught engineer, he has developed creative production techniques to push artists to their full potential. Drawing inspiration from producers such as Will Putney and Sylvia Massy, his philosophy is to capture the natural energy of a band’s performance, while allowing a song's arrangement and instrumentation to evolve throughout the recording process. His studio offers a vast selection of instruments and gear to accommodate a wide range of sounds, which provides options suitable for any genre. Alongside producing, Steve is also a songwriter with Heartbeat Music Group and a guitarist in The Grievance Club.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Dan Roberts
In-Studio Drum Tech
Nathaniel Milstein
In-Studio Guitar Tech
Madeline Finn
Vocal Coach / Co-Production

STUDIO GEAR LIST

Our tracking studio is at The Audio Kitchen in Akron, OH. It is a state-of-the-art, modern studio with a nice medium sized room, capable of catering to all genres and styles of recording.

Console & Monitoring 

  • 32 Channel Neve 8108

  • Mackie 824

  • Yamaha NS-10

DAWs

  • Avid Pro Tools 12.5.2

  • Logic Pro X

  • Reaper​

Microphones

  • Audio-Technica 4050 (2)

  • Pearlman TM1 Tube Microphone

  • Blue Mouse

  • AKG D112 (2)

  • Sennheiser 421md II (2)

  • ElectroVoice RE320 (2)

  • Neumann KM184 (2)

  • Shure 52 beta (2)

  • Shure 57 (6)

  • Shure 58 (2)

  • Shure 57 beta (2)

  • Shure SM7b (2)

  • Beyerdynamic m201tg

  • Rode NT5 w/Joly Mod Capsules (2)

  • Rode NT1 Tube Microphone

  • Royer Labs 122 Ribbon Microphone

  • Cascade Fathead II Ribbon Microphone (2)

  • sE Electronics VR2 Ribbon Microphone

Preamps

  • API 512c (2)

  • PAU Audio 805

  • Avedis MA5 (3)

  • Great River mp-500nv (2)

  • Vintech 573 (4)

  • Burl BD1 (2)

 

EQ's

  • Great River Harrison

  • Speck ASC-V

  • API 550B EQ (2)

Dynamics 

  • Empirical Labs Distressor (2)

  • DBX 165 VU (2)

  • Lindell Audio 7x-500 (4)

 

Converters & Computer

  • Mac Mini, i7 Quad 2.6 gHz, 16g RAM, 2 TB drive (2)

  • Avid Pro Tools HD 16x16 AD/DA (2) TB

Guitar Amps

  • Mesa Electradyne 

  • Scarborough LRS

  • Dr. Z Combo

  • Egnater Tweaker 40​

 

Cabs

  • Marshall 1960a 4x12

  • Mesa Oversized 4x12

  • Blackstar 4x12

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