Joel Streeter, Michael Roamowski & Jerry Becker
Joel Streeter solo album release, produced by Jerry Becker, mastered in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA – March 4, 2010 – Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski recently completed mastering the Joel Streeter solo release “Matador” at his 1340 Mission studios mastering suite. Jerry Becker who also produced Streeter’s first album “Hear Me Out” produced the “Matador” album. Producer Becker is currently touring with Train as a multi-instrumentalist. The “Matador” album was recorded over the course of 2 years in the San Francisco Bay Area at Hyde Street Studios, Tiny Telephone Studios, and Becker’s studio in Oakland, California. Mastering engineer Michael Romanowski used a combination of his analog and digital mastering gear including the ATR 102 1-inch, 2-track tape deck, Pacific Microsonics Model II A-to-D converters, and Focal Grande Utopia EM monitors to prepare the album for release.
Joel Streeter says, “Michael did an amazing job with the mastering,
he’s got such a great room and a great set of ears. The whole session was a fantastic experience – being able to sit there behind him, watch him do his thing and hear the results. The sonic enhancement he made to the music was immediately apparent. He really brought out the best in what we brought to him.”
The new album, slated for release Spring of 2010, features the talents of 12 Bay Area musicians including Jim Bogios of the Counting Crows (drums), James Deprato on guitar (also of Chuck Prophet’s band, Megan Slankard Band, and Elliot Randall Band), Matt Cunitz on keyboards (John Vanderslice, The Botticellis, All Ones). Local singer-songwriters Megan Slankard and Brad Brooks make guest vocal appearances on “Matador” as well.
Producer Jerry Becker said, “What can I say about Michael Romanowski other than he’s my first call when I’m finishing a project and need it mastered. He’s always done outstanding work for my clients and me. I love his ears, his gear, and his cappuccino machine. Michael helps me put the finishing touches on records that I’ve sometimes spent years on. Producing Joel Streeter’s second record “Matador” needed a musical ear and a partner to give it the Mastering job it deserved. I’ve been coming to Michael for years and will continue to for years to come.”
For more information on Joel Streeter visit: www.joelstreeter.com
For more information on Jerry Becker see: myspace.com/jerrybeckermusic
Michael Romanowski has mastered music in the Bay Area since his move from Nashville in 1994. He traces his legacy through several generations of mastering engineers in the Bay Area from George Horn and Phil Brown to Paul Stubblebine. Romanowski has worked with Stubblebine for over 15 years and is now learning how to cut record lacquers from him on the lathe. Romanowski has mastered releases from rock and jazz to punk and folk. Some of the artists he has worked with include Badfinger, Will Kimbrough, Pete Ham, Norton Buffalo, The Dynamites, Joe Craven, Too Short, E-40, Jacqui Naylor, Mimi Fox, The Samples, Jim Campilongo, Dredg, Daddy, Dallas Wayne, Houston Jones, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Trichromes, Pat Monahan, The Radiators, Runaways UK, The Wilted, and Free Peoples, among many others.
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