...Composer, Musician and Recording Engineer...
Stevin McNamara has been playing and recording music for over 40 years. He is in the unique position of being an accomplished Composer, Musician and a Recording Engineer. This gives him total freedom in any music/recording environment.
Born in South Africa, Stevin started learning piano and guitar at the age of seven. He played solo and in bands all the way through high school. At the age of twenty one, Stevin moved to the United States, where he had more formal training at Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. He has been involved in music ever since.
Although Stevin grew up with the sounds of African music, he also discovered Indian music in the early seventies and studied the sitar with Ram Chakravarty of Benares who was then professor of music at Wesleyan College in Connecticut. This diverse exposure to such a broad spectrum of music, ranging from world to pop has contributed to the unique musical style he has developed over the years.
In the late seventies, after spending considerable time as a session musician in recording studios, Stevin became fascinated with what was happening on the "other side of the glass", namely the recording process itself. This passion developed into a highly successful career as an audio engineer.
He has worked in the fields of popular music world, folk, jazz, film and television in top studios in South Africa, England, and the United States. He is perfectly at home in any state of the art recording facility, or live sound scenario, even at stadium concert level. He is qualified to teach audio engineering at college level.
Stevin has worked with well- known producers such as Robert John "Mutt" Lange and a huge spectrum of recording artists (see Artist List) - from Paul Winter to Tina Turner- from Bryan Adams to Zakir Hussein.
He now lives In Ashland Oregon where he spends his time doing freelance recording, original music production, live performances and organic gardening.
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