Walter Sobczak

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Walter Sobczak began his career in music in the early 1980's as bassist for Toronto post-punk band Sturm Group which broke up in 1989.
While this was going on, Sobczak began his studio career at Wellesley Sound Studios in downtown Toronto as an assistant engineer. Experiences included being an assistant engineer on the Dirty Dancing album. Sobczak moved on to become an engineer at the same studio in which he engineered Michie Mee's first single for First Priority/Atlantic, a single from Maestro Fresh Wes' first album , Dream Warriors, Scott B. Sympathy, Barenaked Ladies Yellow Tape and Fifth Column. He received an RIAA multi-platinum sales award for his work as an assistant engineer on Dirty Dancing, and CRIA gold or platinum sales awards for his work as an engineer on Dream Warriors, Maestro Fresh-Wes, and Club Cutz Vol.4 albums.
Sobczak moved to production around the same time he took the freelance route and produced/co-produced Dream Warriors, Monster Voodoo Machine, Fifth Column and others.
In the early-mid-nineties, Sobczak was a founder, writer, musician, and producer, and the engineer of Virgin artist and later Attic artist Raggadeath. The band broke up in 1997.
Specializing in analog recording in great live rooms, he was chief engineer at The Studio at Puck's Farm 2000-2012, and now works out of Revolution Recording in downtown Toronto.
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12 CDN 523 Walter Sobczak - Pimp Of The Microphone album art HDV HDV - Pimp Of The Microphone(12", Single, Promo) Isba 12 CDN 523 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

SFTS 02 Walter Sobczak - Sturm Group album art Sturm Group Sturm Group - Sturm Group(Cass, EP) Sounds From The Street Recordings SFTS 02 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SFTS 01 Walter Sobczak - Sounds From The Streets 12 Toronto Bands album art Various Upon A Nerve (as Walter) Various - Sounds From The Streets 12 Toronto Bands(Cass, Album, Comp) Sounds From The Street Recordings SFTS 01 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
GF 78876 Walter Sobczak - Untitled album art Sturm Group Sturm Group - Untitled(LP) Green Fuse Records GF 78876 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
GF 157 Walter Sobczak - Century Ho! album art Sturm Group Sturm Group - Century Ho!(LP) Green Fuse Records GF 157 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
AMOK HLP526 Walter Sobczak - Grind album art Sturm Group Sturm Group - Grind(LP, Album) Amok Records AMOK HLP526 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - Sex, Drugs + Violence album art HDV HDV - Sex, Drugs + Violence (Album) Blue Martin Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - The Family Worship EP album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - The Family Worship EP (EP) Virgin Music Canada Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - Why Ask Why album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - Why Ask Why (Album) Virgin Music Canada Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - Raggadeath album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - Raggadeath (Album) Attic Australia 1997 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

PBN 1002 Walter Sobczak - Jmpn For Joy album art Punjabi By Nature Punjabi By Nature - Jmpn For Joy(CD, Album) Punjabi By Nature PBN 1002 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - The Family Worship EP album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - The Family Worship EP (EP) Virgin Music Canada Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7 2438 35851 2 Walter Sobczak - Triple Scoop 3 album art Various One Life (as Sobczak) Various - Triple Scoop 3(CD, Album, Comp) EMI Music Canada 7 2438 35851 2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CDPRO Vol #14 Walter Sobczak - CDPRO Vol #14 (May 1995) album art Various One Life (Mini Marshall Single Version) (as Sobczak) Various - CDPRO Vol #14 (May 1995)(CD, Comp, Promo) EMI Music Canada CDPRO Vol #14 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - Dance With The Devil album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - Dance With The Devil (Single) TWA Records, Attic Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
TWAD424 Walter Sobczak - Raggadeath album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - Raggadeath(CD, Album) TWA Records, Attic TWAD424 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
EM97-02 Walter Sobczak - Emph-Attic 02-February 1997 album art Various Dance With The Devil (Radio Edit) (as W. Sobczak) Various - Emph-Attic 02-February 1997(CD, Comp, Promo) Attic EM97-02 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
ACDP 1470 Walter Sobczak - The Bollocks Sampler album art Raggadeath Raggadeath - The Bollocks Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Attic ACDP 1470 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
ATTIC 25 Walter Sobczak - Attic Records 25th Anniversary CD Box Set album art Various Dance With The Devil (as Sobczak) Various - Attic Records 25th Anniversary CD Box Set(4xCD, Comp + Box, Promo) Attic ATTIC 25 Canada 1998 Sell This Version

Production

Walter Sobczak - Neil Yonge Street album art Scott B Sympathy* Scott B Sympathy* - Neil Yonge Street (Album) Smokeshow Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - All-Time Queen Of The World album art Fifth Column M. Bourke-White and 1 more… Fifth Column - All-Time Queen Of The World (Album) Hide Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - Huh!? Stiffenin Against The Wall album art Organized Rhyme Organized Rhyme - Huh!? Stiffenin Against The Wall (Album) A&M Records Canada 1992 Sell This Version
BOOM-1, BOOM1 Walter Sobczak - Check The O.R. album art Organized Rhyme Organized Rhyme - Check The O.R.(12", Single, Promo) A&M Records, Boombastic Music Inc., Beat Factory Productions Inc. BOOM-1, BOOM1 US 1992 Sell This Version
Walter Sobczak - Drinking With The Poet album art Scott B. Sympathy Scott B. Sympathy - Drinking With The Poet (Album) Fringe Product Canada 1992 Sell This Version
IPU 33 Walter Sobczak - Donna / All Women Are Bitches album art Fifth Column Fifth Column - Donna / All Women Are Bitches(7", Single) K IPU 33 US 1992 Sell This Version