Steve Firak

Audio/Video Engineer


Steve graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A in Audio, Arts and Acoustics. Over the last 15 years, he’s recorded albums for artists from alt rock (The Sunshine Boys) to experimental Americana (The Georgia Rae Family Band), audio books (Grammy Winning Storyteller Jim May) to sound design in a sit-com (Upstaged: The Series). Songwriting has been a natural result of working with and for many artists. This culminated in the creation of songs from jazz to heavy metal, from a cappella to orchestral music.


Steve has produced videos and music for individuals, local businesses and mutli-national corporations. An amazing experience was the completion of a documentary on Chester Gould, the creator of Dick Tracy, filming over a hundred hours of footage over 7 years. It was aired on Chicago’s PBS (WTTW). As an audio engineer/producer at Waysound, Steve looks forward to putting his skills to use to help artists with their art while expanding his own understanding of sound, film and storytelling.


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