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BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Family-owned Bear Creek Studio makes music and magic

Ryan Hadlock carefully adjusts the placement of a microphone for guitarist Simon Ward of the Strumbellas. Says Ryan's father, Joe: "The first thing you want to do when you become an engineer is twist all the equalizers and turn up the compression, manipulate, change. But the more I did it I found it's way more fun to get just the right microphone and put it in just the right place."