Stevie Blacke is a multi-instrumentalist known around Hollywood as the “strings guy” because he’s often called upon to record full string sections of violin, viola, cello and double-bass (up to 40 tracks!) all by himself. He’s much more than just an orchestral string player though, as he also does sessions on mandolin, dobro, sitar and virtually anything else that has a string on it.
Stevie has played or recorded with a wide variety of music superstars, including Beck, P!nk, Madonna, Snoop Dog, Ludacris, Gary Clark Jr, Rihanna, Colbie Callait, and many more. He’ll talk all about the intricacies of recording strings, and provide some interesting tricks, on my latest Inner Circle Podcast.
On the intro I’ll take a look at the fact that the music world has changed now that we’ve reached 100 million paying streaming subscribers, and take a look at the 5% of the population that actually doesn’t like music.