Stephen Desper

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Stephen W. Desper is an American audio engineer and record producer. He is best known for his work with the Beach Boys during the early 1970s and for inventing the Spatializer.[1][2][3] The Spatializer is an audio effect which employs psychoacoustic techniques that emulate three-dimensional ambience via traditional stereophonic units, and can be heard in the Bonnie Raitt album Longing in Their Hearts (1994).[1][4]

Working with Brian Wilson and David Sandler, Desper was credited as a co-producer for the American Spring album Spring (1972).[5]

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  1. ^ a b Magazines, Hearst (October 1994). Popular Mechanics. Hearst Magazines. p. 64. ISSN 00324558. 
  2. ^ Badman, Keith (2004). The Beach Boys: The Definitive Diary of America's Greatest Band, on Stage and in the Studio. Backbeat Books. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-87930-818-6. 
  3. ^ Stebbins, Jon (2011-09-01). The Beach Boys FAQ: All That's Left to Know About America's Band. Backbeat Books. p. 234. ISBN 978-1-4584-2914-8. 
  4. ^ Ferstler, Howard (1999-07). The Digital Audio Music List. A-R Editions. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-89579-438-3. 
  5. ^ "Stephen W. Desper". AllMusic. Retrieved July 19, 2014.