Steve Remote

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Steve Remote
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Background information
Origin Queens, New York
Occupation(s) Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Music Producer
Years active 1976 - Present

Steve Remote is an American recording engineer, mixing engineer, music producer, recording studio designer and studio owner from Queens, New York. He is the founder and chief engineer of Aura Sonic, a mobile and location production company in New York.[1] He has worked on 17 Grammy Award nominated albums, three of which have won.[2]

Early years[edit]

In 1976, Remote began his music career in New York City’s nightclub scene, recording live acts at clubs including Max's Kansas City, CBGB and Irving Plaza among others. Bands he recorded include Blondie, Cherry Vanilla, John Collins Band, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, Klaus Nomi, Mink DeVille, New Wave Vaudeville, New York Dolls, Suicide, The Cramps, The Fast, The Ramones, The Voidoids, and Wayne County.[3]

Aura Sonic[edit]

In 1977, Remote established Aura Sonic to handle a variety of his recording duties: live albums, live television and radio broadcasts, and film and video concert remotes.[4] Not content with operating a conventional recording studio, he decided to create a studio on wheels so he could go to the client instead of the client going to him. Most of what he learned about audio did not come through formal training but through hands on experience.[5]

Selected artists recorded, engineered, mixed and/or produced by Remote include Aerosmith, Allman Brothers Band, Beck, The Beach Boys, The Black Crowes, Blink 182, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Coldplay, Donald Harrison with Ron Carter & Billy Cobham, Eddie Palmieri, Frank Zappa, Green Day, Hall & Oates, Herbie Hancock, James Blunt, Jane’s Addiction, Jeff Buckley, Jim James, Joshua Redman Quartet, Lenny Kravitz, Marcus Miller, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Stone Temple Pilots, The Avett Brothers, The Police, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Wayne Shorter.[2]

Selected Live Broadcast Credits[edit]

Selected Album Credits[edit]

Awards and Accolades[edit]

  • Facility provider and second engineer for Grammy Award winning album in the category of Best Jazz Large Ensemble Album in 2011; Mingus Big Band - Live at Jazz Standard.[15]
  • Recording engineer and mixer for Latin Grammy Award winning album in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album in 2001; Paquito D'Rivera Quintet - Live at the Blue Note[16]
  • Facility provider and second engineer for Grammy Award winning album in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band in 1989; Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra – Bud and Bird[2]
  • TEC Award winner in the category of Remote Production / Recording or Broadcast in 2009; JVC Newport Jazz Festival.
  • TEC Award nominee in 1987, 1991, 2000, 2002, 2013[17][18][19][20][21][22]


  1. ^ Weiss, David (30 June 2013). "Icons: Steve Remote – Pioneering Mobile Production with Aura-Sonic". Sonic Scoop. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "AES 2011: Speed Counseling with Experts". SPARS. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Toby. On The Road With Steve Remote. Home & Studio Recording, 1990, p. 12.
  4. ^ Petersen, George. The Secrets of Drum Miking: Remote Recording Engineers Speak Out. Mix Magazine, June, 1989, p. 33.
  5. ^ Ciccarello, Joe. Mobile Church Audio: Good Things in Small Packages. dB Magazine, September/October 1993, p. 9.
  6. ^ "Herbie Hancock Lights It Up At Newport". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Crosby-Nash Live IMDB". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Roy Haynes at the J&R Music Festival". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Toast of the Nation New York: The Crew". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Toast of the Nation New York: Looking Back". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Steve Remote IMDb Credits". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "1997 US Open Tennis Championships IMDB Credits". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Day of 5 Billion IMDb Full Credits". Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Allmusic Steve Remote: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Live at Jazz Standard". Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "2001 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "TEC Awards 1987". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "TEC Awards 1991". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "TEC Awards 2000". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "TEC Awards 2002". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  21. ^ "TEC Awards 2009". Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  22. ^ "TEC Awards 2013". Retrieved 25 November 2013.