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Press Release: Eventide Sponsors New Podcast Focused on the Art of Recording

New York, NY — December 20, 2016 — Today, Eventide announced Gear Club, a new podcast featuring veteran audio engineers John Agnello and Stewart Lerman as resident gear experts. The podcast is an informative, unexpurgated look at the art of recording by leading practitioners of the art. With over 60 years of making groundbreaking records and music for film and TV, John and Stew have more than a few stories to tell!

Each Gear Club will check in with John and Stewart’s current projects - from up-and-coming Canadian indie rockers to major film soundtracks - before introducing a special guest, who will jump into the fray and share some enlightening, hilarious, and maybe even gear-oriented stories. Guests in the first episodes include:

  • Jay Messina - Chief Engineer at The Record Plant
  • Greg Calbi - Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound
  • Steve Rosenthal - Owner of the iconic Magic Shop studios and The Living Room
  • Ken McKim - Head Tech at Bearsville, Allaire and Sigma Sound
  • Richard Factor - Inventor and owner of Eventide

Each episode of Gear Club also comes with a featured record, in which John and Stew will dissect a recording that inspired them. Learn about the magic of imperfect takes via Rod Stewart’s “Every Picture Tells A Story”, look at Brian Wilson’s perfectionist past via The Beach Boys’ “Surf’s Up”, and more.

Since we’re talking about music, each Gear Club will also come with a companion Spotify playlist featuring music mentioned during the episode. From hot new bands to classics from the wild west days of recording, these playlists provide a perfect companion for when you’re ready for John and Stew to stop talking.

Gear Club is available on iTunes and SoundCloud. Visit for more information.


About the Hosts

John Agnello’s career began at the Record Plant where he worked on countless hit records. As an independent engineer/producer John’s discography includes records by Kurt Vile, The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Son Volt, Mark Lanegan, Phosphorescent, The Thermals, The Walkmen, and Drive By Truckers.  

Stewart Lerman’s discography includes records by Sophie B. Hawkins, Patti Smith, The Roches, Loudon Wainwright, Antony and The Johnsons, and Dar Williams as well as music for HBO series Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl, and films including The Aviator, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.  

About Eventide

For over 40 years, Eventide has remained at the forefront of recording technology. In 1975 they revolutionized the audio industry by creating the world’s first commercially available digital audio effects unit. Since then their legendary studio processors have been heard on countless hit records.

Eventide is a registered trademark of Eventide Inc. ® 2016 Eventide Inc.

News Details

Date:  December 20, 2016
Type:  Press Release
Tags:  gear glub, podcast, press release, recording, history