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the Producer &

Recording Studio

solution for songwriters

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Are you:

  • ready to record and bring your songs to vivid, wild life?

  • looking for the right studio and musicians to provide a professional, turnkey service to get the sound you're looking for?

  • a bit intimidated? You know you need to take action, but would really love someone to come alongside you to help make the album you want.

  • ready to take your music career to the next level?

Hi, I’m Steven Potaczek. As a producer, I help songwriting artists create absolutely amazing recordings that successfully launch their music careers.

As a veteran music producer with a proven track record of making albums that help artists stand out and successfully reach their audiences, I understand the specific challenges you face. Through a series of simple, actionable steps, I will help take your songs from demos on your phone to commercially-compelling works of art that are ready for radio, live shows, and successful licensing.

Let's talk: book your free 30-minute introductory call or coffee with me. We will discuss your musical vision and you can ask questions about your next steps towards pursuing the album you want to make.

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Let's bring your vision and

sound into vivid, wild life.

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Testimonials

I’ve worked in practically every genre with some of the largest names in the industry (from The Band Perry to Josh Garrels), helped clients land prominent TV spots (MTV, CBS Evening News, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, etc...), and understand what goes into being a successful artist. If you’re looking to take your music to the next level, let’s talk!

Melissa Sandullo

“Steven did an incredible job producing my album! He totally embraced the vision I had for it, gave me great input on ways I could make it even better, and surrounded me with the right musicians and tools to finally make the album I wanted.”

 

Jake Schlegel

“I had a blast working with Steven! I love the way my songs and recordings turned out. I’ve received nothing but great feedback on the finished product, and that’s in no small way a result of working with Steven!”

Click here to see the step-by-step process we took in bringing one of Jake’s songs to life!

 

Chris Wilson

“When I first met Steven, I confessed how I had not enjoyed my past studio recording experiences. Steven has completely changed all that! My band enjoyed every moment with him and always felt comfortable and respected. I am more than happy to recommend HEREAFTER to you (especially if you’ve had less than great prior experiences)!”

 
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Gear

Simply put: With HEREAFTER, you have access to the very best gear (and a loaded arcade!) in the industry. The studio is currently outfitted with:

Incredible Outboard

  • Neve and API preamps

  • Empirical Labs Distressors

  • Vintage EcoPlate II plate reverb

  • Hand-selected microphones (including several AKG, Neumann, and Shure mics)

  • Universal Audio Apollo X range

  • The most current Pro Tools rig with loads of plug-ins

  • dbx 160 compressors

Inspiring Keyboards

  • Hand-built 1970s Baldwin SD-10 10′ concert grand piano

  • Hammond B3/C3 organ with Leslie 122

  • Hohner Clavinet D6

  • Oberheim Matrix 6 analog synth

  • Nord Electro 5 HP73 keyboard

  • Yamaha Motif 6 keyboard

  • 24-key Italian-made accordion

  • Dozens of soft synth virtual instruments

Gorgeous guitars

  • Gibson J-45

  • 1970s Fender P bass

  • American-made Fender Telecaster

  • Nashville-tuned Tacoma parlor guitar

  • Bean Blossom mandolin

  • Vintage 1960s point-to-point Danelectro combo amp w/original Jensen special design speaker

  • Vintage 1970s Fender Deluxe Reverb amp

Arcade GAMES

  • NBA Jam (4-player)

  • TMNT (4-player)

  • The Simpsons (4-player)

  • Elevator Action (2-player)

  • Virtua Racing (2-player)

  • Q-Bert

  • Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga/Donkey Kong

  • Nintendo (NES) arcade with every game

  • Sega Genesis arcade with every game

The Lounge and Arcade

The Lounge and Arcade

Pinball Machines

  • Whitewater (1993 Williams)

  • Revenge From Mars (1999 Williams)

  • Taxi (1988 Williams)

  • Barracora (1981 Williams)

  • Black Hole (1981 Gottlieb)

  • Robo-War (1988 Gottlieb)

  • Abra Ca Dabra (1975 Gottlieb)

  • Andromeda (1985 Gameplan)

  • Fireball (1972 Bally)

Steven was incredible to work with. It was my first time working with a producer and he helped shape my songs into gorgeous pieces of art. If you are an artist, he can provide help in solidifying lyrics, provide an all-star cast of studio players, and a great studio to get it done.
— Brad Kleinschmidt
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Together we’ll forge the

album you’ve always

dreamed of creating.

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Recent Clients

Here’s a sampling of recent work. My role(s) for these various tracks ranged from full producer to mix engineer, session player, and/or co-writer. Click here to see a step-by-step example I took with a real artist.

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Let’s get together and

talk about your next steps.

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Contact

Book your free 30-minute introductory call with me and we’ll talk about the best next step for you. I’m thrilled about the prospect of speaking with you and learning more about your music!

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As a musician who has worked with top Nashville producers and engineers during my career with The Wright Brothers, Steven’s expansive musical knowledge places him among the best. As a great pianist, Steven has a keen ear that enables him to produce a song and bring it to life: sounding as professional as anything coming out of L.A., New York, or Nashville.
— Tim Wright (The Wright Brothers)