The Sauce (record producer)
|Birth name||Stephen "Steve" Hybicki|
|Also known as||The Sauce|
Stephen "Steve" Hybicki, professionally known as The Sauce, is an American audio engineer and record producer. Hybicki is known for engineering songs for major artists such as Future, Miley Cyrus, Candice Glover, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Lil Wayne.
Hybicki first started as a record producer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, making beats and recording local artists until 2010, when he moved to Atlanta, Georgia after garnering some radio play for a song he produced in 2009 for local group Y.T.C. and singer Cincere. After two months of working on set as an extra for Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" movie, he accepted an internship at Hotbeats Recording Studios in Midtown Atlanta.
Hybicki never went to school to study audio engineering, but he later learned through mentors such as Mike Will Made It. Mike liked Hybicki's work and allowed him to be present during regular recording sessions, with Hybicki's first session being with American rapper Raekwon. Within six months he was doing a large percentage of the recording sessions while still performing intern duties, he became the studios first intern to be awarded a gold record by the RIAA for his engineering work on T.I.'s album "No Mercy". Mike appointed Hybicki after he left Hotbeats as his lead audio engineer and signed him to his EarDrummers record label and Interscope Records, with roles as a record producer and songwriter as well.