Recording Studio Rockstars

By Lij Shaw

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Lij Shaw Interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insights from the recording studio. So that you can take your recordings to the next level and become a rockstar of the recording studio yourself! - Guests: Vance Powell, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...

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RSR214 - Kim Rosen - Mastering Grammy Winning Records from a Home Studio
01:49:04

My guest today is Kim Rosen a mastering engineer working out of her own studio, Knack Mastering, located in Ringwood, NJ. Kim’s mastered six Grammy® nominated albums in the past four years; one winning for Best Folk Album (Aimee Mann), three nominated in Best Blues Album categories (Bettye LaVette, Victor Wainwright and Theresa James) as well as two nominations in the Best Engineered Album/Non-Classical category (Bonnie Raitt and The Milk Carton Kids).

Kim grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts and poured herself into the vibrant college music scene. In the summer of 2002, a friend turned her on to a mastering studio in NJ that was looking for an intern. Kim jumped at the opportunity, moved to NJ and began her journey at West West Side Music with Alan Douches (RSR092).

In 2009, after working her way up to Staff Mastering Engineer at West West Side, Kim decided to go out on her own and has built a growing list of clients that includes producers and engineers such as Ryan Freeland, Ed Cherney, Joe Henry, Matt Ross-Spang, Paul Q. Kolderie and artists such as Rhiannon Giddens, Aimee Mann, Belly, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg, Wynonna Judd, The Birds of Chicago, The Barr Brothers, Over The Rhine, Sarah Jaffe, Anthony Green and Title Fight. 

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Oct 11, 2019
RSR213 - Tommy Womack - Government Cheese, Indie Rock, and Writing Good Songs
01:31:08

My guest today is Tommy Womack A Singer-songwriter, author, humorist and Kentucky native Tommy Womack got his start in 1985 to 1992 with legendary Bowling Green based post-punk and college radio faves, Government Cheese (who’s story is immortalized in Tommy’s cult classic book “Cheese Chronicles”). 

Upon moving to Nashville in 1992, Tommy’s become known for his long working relationship with Will Kimbrough, starting with their bands the bis-quits (who made one classic album for John Prine’s Oh Boy label in 1993), and their band Daddy, who have made two albums and enjoy a cult following.

Since 1998, Tommy has released seven solo albums, the latest being the brand-new “Namaste”. He looks forward to the back half of 2016 with new songs from that record to play, in addition to such proven past show-stoppers as “Nice Day”, “Vicky Smith Blues” and “Alpha Male & the Canine Mystery Blood.”

In addition to “Cheese Chronicles”, Tommy is the author of the comic Civil War novella “The Lavender Boys & Elsie”, and the recently published “Dust Bunnies”. He has written for many magazines, including the Oxford American, and is a regular contributor to The East Nashvillian.

 

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Oct 04, 2019
RSR212 - Matt McQueen - How to Do Music and Video at Your Studio
01:59:03

My guest today is Matt McQueen a studio owner, recording engineer, music producer, and videographer who built his studio in 2013 in an abandoned church located in the mountains of a rural East Tennessee town. The building has a 30 x 50’ live room with 24’ high ceilings and large old wooden rafters.

Matt has recently gone full time with his studio having had plenty of experience creating music but also creating content as a videographer for other producers like Warren Huart and Glenn Fricker. This has led him to create his own video channel for his studio to help promote local artists and bands.

We live in a world where social media and YouTube channels can be an important part of our musical output. So I’m psyched to talk with Matt today about making the leap to go full time in music and also see what we can learn about creating content for our own studios and artists that we work with. And of course we will be digging into his process for recording and mixing too.

 

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Sep 27, 2019
RSR211 - Rolff Zwiep - Managing Blackbird Studio in Nashville
01:55:55

My guest today is Rolff Zwiep who moved to Nashville as a musician/songwriter, and small business owner founding Technical Knock Out Products, a musicians accessory sales and manufacturing business.  Working his way through ‘real jobs’ in the industry as a cartage tech, freelance stage hand & stage manager, production manager with the Nashville Symphony, and working in and managing a number of music/entertainment based service businesses. 

In 2004 Rolff launched Blackbird Studio’s audio equipment rental business with John McBride and in 2015 assumed his current role as Blackbird Studio manager working with clients including major labels, publishing companies, indie artists and bands, film/video production companies and studio themed events. 

I’ve known Rolff for nearly 25 years and he has even helped me put together my Hay Bale Studio at Bonnaroo before when we needed to rent lots of awesome gear.

I’m psyched to learn more about managing a professional studio and gain some business wisdom and insights today.

 

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Sep 20, 2019
RSR210 - Billy Decker - Speed Mixing #1 Hits Inside Pro Tools
02:06:03

My guest today is Billy Decker originally from Nebraska. He studied criminal justice before following his calling in music to become one of the highest ranking students at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in 1992. Then in 1994, Decker moved to Nashville where he’s been working ever since. 

Billy has mixed 14 #1s to date - most recently, Chris Young's "Losing Sleep". He has mixed for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt making history in July of 2014 when Sam Hunt became the most added new artist of all time. Billy had the honour to mix George Jones’s last album before he died. 

Billy also makes signature mixing plugins for Joey Sturgis Tones where you can find all in one tools for Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals that model Billy’s tried and true methods for mixing quickly to get that hit country sound that he is so well known for.

 

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Sep 13, 2019
RSR209 - Colt Capperrune - Empowering Artists and Producing Guitar Driven Music In Nashville
02:08:10

My guest today is Colt Capperrune who for the past 18 years has been a FOH engineer, studio engineer, live guitarist, and songwriter. His focus these days is Producing, Mixing, Session guitarist, Artist Development, and Mastering. In the past several years you could add Social Media Influencer to that list too. 

He produced his first record when he was 19, and has now charted Top 40 on Billboard, had #1's on iTunes, Amazon, and other radio charts. He has spoken at Belmont University, and is super passionate about developing artists so they make a living from their music. His website even makes a point of showing before and after examples of starting with a worktape for an artists and developing a finished production.

I connected with Colt recently through another guest on the show Daniel Ford, and I’m psyched to talk about producing awesome guitar records and whatever else we can come up with.

 

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Sep 06, 2019
RSR208 - Andy VanDette - Awesome Mastering Advice for Home Studio Mixes
02:02:24

My guest today is Andy VanDette a mastering engineer who started his career interning at the legendary Masterdisk under Bob Ludwig. After completing his degree in Tonmeister Studies, he was hired full time. During the CD’s explosion, he spent time with other mastering luminaries -Tony Dawsey, Howie Weinberg, Greg Fulginiti, Greg Calbi, and Vlado Meller. 

He learned more than just how to Master and cut vinyl. He observed their perspectives on processing and musicality. By the time the MFiT standard was introduced, Andy had been Chief Engineer for 14  years and had mastered classic albums from the Beastie Boys, Uncle Kracker, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Rush, Deep Purple, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, and more.

Andy has spoken at audio schools, AES conventions. Interviewed for the New York times, Ars Technica, SonicScoop.com, MusicPlayers.com, and presented “Friends Don’t Let Friends Press Bad Vinyl” at SXSW 2015.

 

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Aug 30, 2019
RSR207 - Tim Dolbear - Eclectica Studio Design and Mixing Advice with Analog Tape
02:07:57

My guest today is Tim Dolbear who cut his musical teeth playing live with people such as Sammy Hagar, and in the studio with his mentor, producer Keith Olsen. Currently, he works with both labels and independent artists, and receives projects from all over the world. Since 1999, He has owned and operated Eclectica Studios, originally located in Los Angeles, operations were moved to Austin TX in 2006. In 2019 Eclectica Studios moved to its current location in Nashville.

Tim is a guest lecturer for audio production at many colleges throughout N America including Blackbird Academy, NYU and SAE. Tim is also a published writer who writes for MIX, Sound on Sound, and Professional Sound Magazine.  

I met Tim recently through Mark Rubel at Blackbird Academy. So thanks again Mark!

 

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Aug 23, 2019
RSR206 - Steve Albini - How To Mix a Record
01:39:35

My guest today is Steve Albini musician engineer and owner of Electrical Audio in Chicago. Steve is known for his love of analog tape and extensive discography that includes artists like Nirvana, The Pixies, The Breeders, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, The Stooges, Cheap Tick, and PJ Harvey to name only a few of more than a thousand records he has made spanning the past 40 years. 

Steve has also been a previous guest on the podcast when we talked about his start in recording and creating Electrical Audio. So please check out that episode RSR078. He also makes time to speak publicly about music and recording and teaches as well through Mix With The Masters.

So on today’s episode I thought I would focus more on mixing and see what we can learn about mixing records on analog tape through consoles and also how that might inform the decisions we make when mixing digitally in the computer as well (or not).

 

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Aug 16, 2019
RSR205 - James Ivey - Host of Pro Tools & Production Expert, Owner of Location Recording
02:05:26

My guest today is James Ivey, the Technical Editor of Pro Tools Expert and owner and facilitator at Location Recordings in London UK. 

James has been playing drums since the tender age of 7, performing his first paid gigs at the age of 8. From that moment on there was no stopping him. His parents brought him is first 4-track tape recorder (a Tascam Porta 01 costing well over £1000) at the age of 12 which gave him the bug for recording and ever since then he has been collecting and acquiring gear to make his studio and productions the best they can be.

James’ first job in the audio industry was with a pop video production company where he learned what the term deadline really means and other audio skills which have stuck with him, like the importance of clock and sync. Since then he has worked for studio equipment suppliers and installers as well as companies like Sibelius and later Avid and a production demonstrator.

James or Jivey is officially the Production Expert gear junkie. If it makes a noise and you can play it or record it, he’s interested.

 

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Aug 09, 2019
RSR204 - Sara Carter - Mixing And Mastering Indi Music In the UK
02:19:25

My guest today is Sara Carter, a BBC trained, mixing and mastering engineer based in Basingstoke in the UK. 

Sara started recording and mixing music in the mid-’90s from a small home studio as a hobby. In 2000, at the somewhat ripe age of 34, she decided to find out how to turn that hobby into a full-time career. 

She studied at the SAE Institute in London gaining an Audio Engineering Diploma, then went on to work for the BBC in London as a Studio Manager. There she engineered many of the UKs most popular radio shows and live music sessions. Working from the BBCs Maida Vale Studios, she developed her critical listening skills by working with a wide variety of artists on numerous sessions and has been credited on records by Corrine Bailey Rae and KT Tunstall amongst others. 

In 2009, Sara decided to take a break from broadcasting and left the BBC to explore a different career in brewing. However, in recent years, she has felt a strong calling back to music and returned with her online mixing and mastering business serving unsigned rock and indie bands from all over the world.

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Aug 02, 2019
RSR203 - Langston Masingale - Make Your DAW Sound Like Analog Tape with Zulu
02:06:09

My guest today is Langston Masingale who started working in recording studios 25 years ago at age 16 in his uncle’s studio in New Jersey. He went on to help start JJ Audio Mics in 2009. In 2014, he struck out on his own and invented what would become the core technology of his tape-emulation product, Zulu. He formed Handsome Audio in 2015 with his partner Tod Levine, and they released Zulu that same year. 

Langston also owns a recording studio, Narrative Audio, in Syracuse, New York, where he produces and records artists. 

He loves to create new and interesting tools for the modern recording engineers and producers. And his early exposure to analog tape has guided and shaped his sonic perspective in a world of digital audio.

A big thank you to Alan Evans for introducing us. And also make sure to check out Matt Boudreau’s new book from Working Class Audio Jornal Volume 1 where you can read his interview with Langston too.

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Jul 26, 2019
RSR202 - Nick Lobel - From Mix Assistant To Pro Mixer
02:12:32

My guest today is Nick Lobel a Nashville producer, engineer, and song writer who started out touring and recording with MI-based rock band, Monsters and Mannequins before moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music production. Following his studies at Belmont University, and internships at The Toy Box, Station West, and Ocean Way Nashville, Lobel cut his teeth as an assistant to mix engineer Sean Moffitt. 

In 2016 Lobel began working with songwriter/producer Tyler Johnson. Under Tyler’s wing, Lobel has worked on artist projects including Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Harry Styles, Cam, and The Head And The Heart. Over the past year Lobel has been further honing his chops, producing and developing the artist Alec Bailey whose debut EP has already amassed over 4M streams. 

When Nick was at Belmont he also interned with me here at The Toy Box Studio and was one of the best interns I have ever had. He has assisted and engineered for me on many projects and has also been part of my team at the Bonnaroo Hay Bale Studio.

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Jul 19, 2019
RSR201 - Steve O'Brien - Writing Nashville Country Songs
02:10:56

My guest today is Steve O’Brien a songwriter who originally moved from Connecticut to Nashville to pursue songwriting after graduating from Fairfield University in 1973. He spent several years working at the offices and studios of Owen Bradley, Chet Atkins, and Ray Stevens. And had a couple of songs enter the Billboard Top 100 Country Chart in the mid-1970s. He then built his own recording studio and formed Steve O’Brien Music BMI in 1976 to be the exclusive worldwide publisher of his compositions, which have sold over 10 million copies.

Steve’s songs have been featured on numerous recent recordings, including two songs on Danni Nicholls’ “Mockingbird Lane” album, which was nominated for UK Americana Association 2017 Album Of The Year. Steve cowrote all 10 songs on JJ Lawhorn’s 2018 album, “The Huntsman” produced by Jeremy Stover which recently topped one million streams. Recent releases include  Southern Halo, and Bailey James, produced and engineered at his studio and now climbing the Music Row Country independent chart. If that wasn’t enough, Steve also published a novel called The Ferrari Club in 2013.

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Jul 12, 2019
RSR200 - Bill Demain - Songwriting & Interviews with Burt Bacharach, Neil Finn, Ken Scott & David Bowie
02:05:35

My guest today is Bill Demain a Nashville songwriter, producer, author, and even self started walking tour guide of downtown Nashville. As one half of Swan Dive, Bill DeMain has released ten acclaimed albums over the past 15 years with his singing partner Molly Felder, and were huge in Japan, Thailand and Korea.  

He’s also written songs for and with many other artists, including Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones, Marshall Crenshaw, David Mead, Bleu, Kim Richey, Jill Sobule and Boo Hewerdine. His songs have appeared on TV shows like Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice andThe L Word, and in commercials for Laniege Cosmetics, Unicef and Sky Mobile.

 

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Jul 05, 2019
RSR199 - Jon Fintel - Recording Awesome Indie Rock and Jazz In Columbus OH
02:02:24

My guest today is Jon Fintel a producer in Columbus, Ohio where he worked at a variety of studios in the 90s before finally opening his own studio, Relay Recording, in 2002.

His mission for the past 17 years at Relay Recording has been to create an environment where artists can experience the joy of musical discovery, and Relay has developed a reputation for stellar sound quality and a top-shelf artist experience.

Way Yes, The Worn Flints, and Mark Lomax are just a few of the artists that have worked with Jon at Relay, where combines a dedication to sonic and musical details with a relaxed attitude that makes artists comfortable and lets them enjoy the process.

I am super impressed with Jon’s awesome sounding discography and have included a Youtube playlist and Spotify player of his work in the blog post which you can find in the show notes.

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Jun 28, 2019
RSR198 - Lee Turner - Producing Artists with Top Country Musicians in a Home Studio Setting
02:02:43

My guest today is Lee Turner, a Wisconsin born musician now living in Nashville and owner of 2 Twenty 2 studio, dedicated to helping artists easily navigate the recording process with a focus on bringing pro Nashville players and sound to anyone making a record whether local or over the internet.

While Lee can play everything in the studio his primary instrument is the keyboard playing piano, organ, and even accordion. He splits his time between the studio and playing live touring the world with Darius Rucker.

He has also had the honor of performing with a long list of top tier artists to include Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., Kenny Rodgers, Big and Rich, Lee Ann Rimes, Trace Adkins, Wynonna, Randy Owen, Cowboy Troy, Bo Bice and many more.

He has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel, The Tonight Show, Ellen, The View, The Talk, The Today Show and Good Morning America. And has been a member of the house band for the hit show Nashville Star on both NBC and USA for the past five years.

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Jun 21, 2019
RSR197 - Austin Hull - How To Make Pop Music
02:11:10

My guest today is Austin Hull a producer, writer, and mixing engineer living in Orlando, Florida. Austin is also the founder of Make Pop Music featuring a thriving Facebook group dedicated to producers, writers, engineers, and artists interested in making a living in pop music, or who just like to chat about underground pop.

Austin also hosts a YouTube channel publishing videos twice a week on production tips, business advice, and featured guests and on the Make Pop Music website you can find blog posts, sample packs, various presets downloads, and music production courses.

Ausin’s client list includes hundreds of independent artists including Kodamilo, SRY, EMIA, Troy Ogletree, Liam Ferrari, Stella Jones, and Forget Tomorrow to name just a few.

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Jun 14, 2019
RSR196 - Steven Durr - Designing The Perfect Recording Studio
02:07:17

My guest today is Steven Durr, a studio designer and acoustical architect with an amazing list of over 2000 clients including Garth Brooks, Neil Young, Dan Auerbach, Mark Ronson, Arcade Fire, Fame Studios, RCA Studio B, Zac Brown, Jim Eno of Spoon, and Eric Johnson to name just a few.

He has also designed music venues, film studios, health care facilities, and sports venues for clients like Disney, Willie Nelson, NASCAR Motor Speedways, Library of Congress, Hilton Hotels, DreamWorks Studios, Nissan Manufacturing, Vanderbilt University, Austin City Limits, and the Cleveland Browns.

I am psyched to be talking with Steve today about what it means to design the perfect recording studio, and how you can improve your own studio space and monitoring whether a home studio or pro studio.

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Jun 07, 2019
Get Sasquatch Kick Machine 2 for $70 off with this coupon from Boz Digital Labs!
01:24

I was psyched to have Boz Millar on the podcast for episode RSRockstars.com/195 talking about how he creates super cool plugins for unique solutions to your mixing challenges!

And I also want to remind you that for a limited time you can get a special deal (just for you Rockstars) of $70 off Sasquatch Kick Machine 2 from Boz Digital Labs. This is Boz's brand new plugin allowing you to get deep lows and punchy beater attack for your kick drums whether they are acoustic with a real band or programmed.

Hell you can even make your indie rock kick sound like an 808 if you want to! :-)

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Cheers,

Lij

Jun 03, 2019
RSR195 - Boz Millar - Boz Digital Labs Building Creative Plugins To Solve Your Mixing Problems
02:12:18

My guest today is Boz Millar, a great (though he might not admit it) multi instrumentalist musician and creator of Boz Digital Labs plugins. Boz creates professional audio plugins with one goal in mind: make solutions to problems. 

I discovered Boz Digital Labs years ago when I bought plugins like T-Bone, Imperial Delay, and one of my favorites Sasquatch Kick Machine and began using them on all my mixes. Then more recently I got to meet Boz at Winter Namm and learn more about the complete line of super cool plugins he was creating. 

Today I am psyched to have Boz joining us on the show to talk all about designing and creating the tools that we can use to make our records, and to dig into how we can use each of his existing plugins to create really awesome sounds and mixes.

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May 31, 2019
RSR194 - Ken Sluiter - Tips for Mixing in the Box with Pro Tools in 2019
02:16:06

My guest today is Ken Sluiter, a grammy-nominated recording engineer/producer/mixer whose credits include artists such as Heart, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Blunt, Andra Day and Weezer.  His work can also be heard on many records from indie-icons including Mekons, The Jesus Lizard and Ok Go.

Working closely with producer Joe Chiccarelli, Ken has recently mixed several projects for artists such as Morrissey, Flogging Molly, Augustines, Night Riots and Divine Fits. Ken has also recorded and mixed several film and TV scores with composer, Brian Reitzell which include “Hannibal” (NBC) and “American Gods (STARZ). As a producer, Ken has worked on soundtrack songs with Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson, Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Almond and the B-52's.

To catch Kens first appearance on the podcast go to RSR111 where we talked about his journey from Chicago to LA and becoming an early adopter of Pro Tools. Today we will be focusing on mixing and the projects he has been working on recently.

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May 24, 2019
RSR193 - Mike Indovina - Mastering Your Mixing Mindset
01:53:06

My guest today is Mike Indovina, a recording, mixing and mastering engineer based out of Toronto, Canada. He also runs the website masteryourmix.com where he shares many of the lessons he's learned throughout his audio career to help thousands of musicians and engineers create better mixes that they're proud of. In addition, he hosts the MasterYourmix Podcast where he has interviewed many top-level audio engineers including Sylvia Massey, Nick Raskulinecz, David Bottrill, and more.

With an interest in pop-punk and rock music, Mike got his start as a drummer, having spent the first decade of his career playing and touring with bands. 

Most recently, Mike released a brand new book called "The Mixing Mindset - The Step-By-Step Formula For Creating Professional Rock Mixes From Your Home Studio". This book quickly became a #1 best seller on Amazon. This book aims to provide people with a complete understanding of the tools, workflow, and mindset needed to create polished mixes with confidence, speed, and ease.

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May 17, 2019
RSR192 - Wyn Davis - Recording 80s & 90s Punk, Hair Metal, and Post Punk Bands at Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach CA
01:52:53

My guest today is Wyn Davis and I am going to read his bio to you know because it tells his story well:

I started playing guitar when I was 10. I grew up in Southern California and was influenced by all the music that was created here and in Northern California. Beachboys, Doors, Canned Heat, Spirit, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa, all of it. I think the releases of 1967-1968, the folk music, the rock music, the psychedelic music, the British invasion, all of it was the foundation of my ear. I played in bands and in 1974 moved to New York and performed throughout the North East at over 200 colleges and universities.

In 1981 I opened my studio in Redondo Beach, California and named it Total Access after a backstage pass I’d been given a few weeks earlier by George Massenburg when he was mixing FOH for Earth Wind and Fire. I imagined I’d be able to record my own music but quickly found out that keeping a studio open required clients. By word of mouth, the studio gained a reputation as a place where young bands could record in professionally designed space and come away with competitive results. 

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May 10, 2019
RSR191 - Jordan Reynolds - Recording for Voice Over, ADR, and Podcasts
02:09:25

My guest today is Jordan Reynolds an established voice actor and in-demand, progressive voice-over demo reel and audio producer in Los Angeles. His voice has been heard all over the world. Voicing internationally known companies such as LEGO, Audi, Sprite, and Cisco - to voice dubbing and impersonating celebrities - to screaming in video games such as World of Warcraft to voicing villains in Netflix Anime series.

He directs and records voice talent both in his professional home studio or from their home studio online. Where he then mixes and produces personalized demo reels with music and sound effects.

He’s a frequent speaker on the topic of Demos, Audio, and Voiceover at some of the largest voiceover conferences in the industry. He also played a key role in designing the very first high-quality microphone made specifically for voiceover: The Roswell Pro Audio RA-VO.

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May 03, 2019
RSR190 - Dave Hillis - Recording Mace, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains During The Seattle Grunge Era
02:00:13

My guest today is Dave Hillis who started his career as a 17 year old guitarist for the legendary thrash metal band "MACE." Dave also spent ten years alongside legendary producer Rick Parashar, at Seattle's famed  London Bridge Studios, during the birth of the Grunge era where he worked as the engineer on Pearl Jam's debut album  "Ten" , "Mother Love Bone", the movie soundtrack for "Singles", Alice in Chains, Blind Melon, The Seattle Symphony, Love On Ice, and many others.

Dave’s producing and engineering credits include The Afghan Whigs', The Twilight Singers, Kevin Martin of Candlebox, and he has even worked with comedian, Denis Leary among many others.

In 2011,  Dave opened Starlodge Studios in Seattle; a private mix and overdub room featuring vintage and modern recording tools and his beloved AMPEX 1/2" tape Machine for analog magic. And he now lives in Pittsburgh PA where he recently works from a new multi purpose performance hall recording studio called The Sanctuary at Mr Smalls.

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Apr 26, 2019
RSR189 - Stuart Richardson - Producing Wall Of Sound Post Hardcore Music
01:58:13

My guest today is Stuart Richardson who began his career as a recording engineer in his native Wales in the mid-'90s, cutting his teeth with bands and musicians who would go on to become breakout artists, such as Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Valentine, The Blackout, and Kids in Glass Houses. In 1998, Stu joined the band Lostprophets, who signed a record deal with Columbia Records/Visible Noise.

He spent the next decade recording and earning No. 1 albums and sales of more than 3.5 million units, multiple industry awards, millions of YouTube views and music streams, sold-out shows in clubs, arenas and headlining music festival shows on stages across the globe. Stuart has taken part in every aspect of the music industry.

In 2014 Stuart began focusing on recording, producing and mixing again moving his family from LA to Florida to open Rocky Water Studios.

He is currently a member of the highly acclaimed band NO DEVOTION, and a touring bassist with the legendary post-hardcore band THURSDAY.

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Apr 19, 2019
RSR188 - Brandon Bell - Recording Zac Brown and Alan Jackson at Southern Ground Nashville.
02:05:46

My guest today is Brandon Bell, a Grammy-winning recording engineer known for his work with Bluegrass, Americana, and Country music artists. Originally from central Arkansas, Brandon moved to Tennessee to study recording at Middle Tennessee State University.

He got his start interning for, and later assisting, renowned recording engineer & producer Gary Paczosa. With Gary he was twice nominated for the Best Engineered non-classical Grammy for Alan Jackson's Like Red on a Rose and Sarah Jarosz's bluegrass album Follow me Down.  

Brandon later received a Grammy in 2013 for Best Bluegrass Album for his work on the Steep Canyon Rangers album Nobody Knows You. His other credits at this time include Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Chris Thile, Darrell Scott, Dierks Bentley, and Blackberry Smoke.

In 2014 Brandon was hired to be Studio Manager and Chief Engineer at Southern Ground Nashville, a beautiful Nashville recording studio owned by Zac Brown. Brandon has expanded into production with artist Sam Lewis, and he also enjoys working with producer Dave Cobb on records for Robert Randolph, Dylan Leblanc, Dillon Carmichael, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, William Prince, Chris Isaak and John Prine.  

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Apr 12, 2019
RSR187 - Jared Eliseo - How To Manage Your Recording Studio Finances
01:23:10

Every year in April here in the US it’s tax time, and for those of us working professionally in the recording studio, it means organizing all the income, bills, and expenses of the year to see how we did and then send off a check to the IRS to show our gratitude to Uncle Sam. So today I have a guest that will help us better understand how to organize your recording business, and manage your money the smart way.

My guest today is Jared Eliseo, a licensed CPA with over 10 years of invaluable experience having worked with some of the largest accounting firms and businesses in the world. In 2014, he began using his talent to fulfill his true passion to open his own CPA firm, currently located in Charlotte, NC. He now serves Main Street small business owners by offering customized one-on-one financial and accounting services.

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Apr 05, 2019
RSR186 - John Paterno - Recording with Tchad Blake, Joe Chicarelli, Los Lobos, Soul Coughing and Steve Gadd
02:15:26

My guest today is John Paterno, a Grammy winning Los Angeles based producer, mixer, composer, engineer, mastering engineer, and musician who has worked with a diverse range of artists including: Robbie Williams, The Steve Gadd Band, Soraya, Robben Ford, Eros Ramazzotti, The Thrills, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Raitt, and Badly Drawn Boy in his twenty five-plus year career.  Dubbed ‘Mr Meticulous’ by industry writer Mr. Bonzai, Paterno is known for his attention to detail while at the same time allowing artists to feel uninhibited in their creativity.

John moved to Los Angeles two weeks after graduation from the University of Miami MUE [Music Engineering] program. A short period of freelance assisting concluded with a staff position at Sunset Sound/Sound Factory in Hollywood, where for five years he was exposed to many great engineers, producers, and artists.

After breaking out of assisting, John worked with a wide range of producers including Mitchell Froom,  Joe Chiccarelli, Byron Gallimore, Celso Valli, and Stephen Duffy. He won a Latin Grammy for his work with artist/producer Soraya.

John has produced or co-produced projects for The Black Mollys, Mitchell Froom, Lustra, Robbie Williams, The Lilac Time, and many other artists. He as also co-written songs with artists and has written pieces for TV and film.

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Mar 29, 2019
RSR185 - Simon Walls & Greg Bonnier Record The World
02:13:42

My guests today are Simon Walls & Greg Bonnier from Montreal CA. once a year, they pick a country, board a plane, pack suitcases full of gear and record as many talented artists as they can find. They have an amazing series on Youtube now called Simon & Greg Record The World.

Simon Walls is a music producer, songwriter and adventurer. After producing his own original records, he has been producing, recording and mixing for other artists such as Le Winston Band, David Jobin, Clay and Friends, ILAM, Tee Cloud, Sadio Cissokho and Aaron Lumley. He also produces for Wapikoni Mobile, Musique Nomade and AVATAQ offering recording services and mentorship to indigenous musicians across Canada. Between records, Simon is a motivational speaker at The Great Explorers where he tells the tales of his adventures.

Greg Bonnier is a record producer, sound engineer and filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. Beginning at Musique Plus (Much Music) in 2000, he has since managed post-production facilities, mixed various TV shows, filmed and edited many documentaries, live shows, corporate films and web projects including a web series with renown French actor Pierre Richard. Since 2006, his work in music has led him to produce, record and mix all over the world with artists from all walks of life and diverse musical genres.

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Mar 22, 2019
RSR184 - Spencer Bastian - Producing Bass Music and EDM Pop in LA
01:47:34

My guest today is Spencer Bastian, a Michigan-born and Los Angeles-based producer. Starting out as a musician Spencer played with Jason Evigan’s band After Midnight Project, and their first single “Take Me Home” peaked at number 25 on alternative rock radio in 2009.

Spencer went on to your the 2009 and 2010 Vans Warped Tour opening for bands like Chevelle, Papa Roach, and The Used. Toward the end of those tours, Bastian's passion for electronic music grew. And In 2014 he founded the live electronic band Citizun who performed at festivals like Bass Camp Festival and Summer Camp Festival.

It was his time with Citizun that began his segue into producing, and Bastian went on to help the band develop a fresh electronic sound for their two EPs Blood Love (2014) and Lay Low (2015), and their single "Echo". Since then, he has worked with a variety of artists including Chromeo, DRAM, Demi Lovato, Bea Miller, Rachel Platten, Jason Derulo, and Bridgit Mendler, and has exciting and notable projects in the works for 2019 and beyond.

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Mar 15, 2019
RSR183 - Alan Evans - Recording Funky Retro Soul at Iron Wax Studios
02:00:40

My guest today Alan Evans is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, studio engineer, record producer, whose “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae and the psychedelic. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Alan often plays guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion on his solo recordings as well as for other artists.  


Alan is also a founding member of the band Soulive who has toured the world for the past 20 years.  In that time, Soulive has toured with The Rolling Stones, The Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, Charles Bradley, John Scofield, Derek Trucks, Chris Robinson and many more.  These days, Alan spends the majority of his time recording, mixing and producing bands from around the world at his own Iron Wax Studios.

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Mar 08, 2019
RSR182 - Pete Johns - How To Make Records On Your iPhone - Studio Live Today
02:08:07

My guest today is Pete Johns, a singer-songwriter, recording enthusiast and music educator from Adelaide, South Australia. Pete played in bands and dabbled in recording in the 90s, before a full-time career and family put music on the back-burner.

Twenty years later, Pete started getting back into writing, playing and recording music, starting out using Cakewalk and eventually Reaper to record on his PC, before discovering that he could record directly on his mobile device. Since falling in love with mobile music creation Pete has since released nine singles, an EP and in 2018 released his first full-length album "Self(ish) Aware", all recorded 100% in GarageBand on iPhone and iPad.

While recording in GarageBand, Pete became frustrated with the lack of tutorials and instructional videos online that focused on mobile recording, especially using iOS, so he started his own website, blog and YouTube Channel, Studio Live Today. Pete has since created more than 400 videos focused on helping folks who want to create, record and release their own music.

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Mar 01, 2019
RSR181 - Jonathon Jircitano - How To Record Awesome Vocals In Your Studio
01:44:26

My guest today is Jonathon Jircitano, a vocalist and songwriter who started playing in rock bands at the age of 12. After fronting bands for over six years, he decided to start performing solo after inspiration sparked working with former Cage The Elephant member Lincoln Parish.

Jonathon spent time living and writing in Los Angeles, focusing on creating his sound, with influences from artists such as Imagine Dragons, Phantogram and Imogen Heap. Having recently moved back to Nashville, Jonathon’s upcoming debut will merge genres in alternative and pop, with hints of blues, electronic, and his permanent roots of rock.

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Feb 22, 2019
RSR180 - Yoli Mara - How To Manage A Pro Studio - Welcome To 1979
01:48:59

My guest today is Yoli Mara who along with her husband Chris Mara, manages the Nashville analog focused recording studio, Welcome To 1979. Located in what used to be a thriving record pressing plant in The Nations area of Nashville, Welcome to 1979 is a spacious recording studio that specializes in analog recording at a time when most studios are 100% digital.

Yoli also helps to manage three other businesses there: the successful tape machine restoration business, Mara Machines shipping and restoring tape machines worldwide , a vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting service operated by Cameron Henry, and a newly added electroplating facility allowing you to expedite the vinyl pressing process for your next record release with impressively fast turn around results.

Welcome to 1979 has an impressive client list that include: Pete Townshend, Third Man Records, Jason Isbell, Lady Antebellum, Reid Shippen, Margo Price, Rodney Crowell, Pam Tillis, Chris Stapleton, John Prine, and Luther Dickinson. And that's just reading the first 11 names or so off the website!

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Feb 15, 2019
RSR179 - Charles Holloman - Muscle Shoals Now, More Than Just the Music
01:59:41

My guest today is Charles Holloman, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician, Songwriter and Studio Owner in Muscle Shoals, AL. Originally from Atlanta, GA graduating from Georgia State University with a recording degree he migrated to Charlotte, NC, where he operated Charles Holloman Productions (chpaudio) for over 20 years. From his studio, he recorded everything from Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Benji Hughes, to dialog replacement for The Simpsons, music cuts for shows like East Bound & Down, on hold messages for pharmacies and Jingles for Car Dealers and Hooters.

He’s currently operating the reopened East Avalon Recorders and renovating Widget Studio. As well as working on several projects with Rodney Hall at Fame Studios, the place that inspired him to take the journey in the first place. He’s a board member of the Muscle Shoals Music Association, and a self-described Ambassador of Everything Muscle Shoals, with a passion for preserving its history, but more importantly focusing on Muscle Shoals Now, and creating its future.

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Feb 08, 2019
RSR178 - Smith Curry - Playing Bad Ass Pedal Steel and Slide Guitar in Nashville.
01:54:27

My guest today is Smith Curry, a session player primarily on pedal steel and slide guitar who also has toured with acts ranging from uber-star Kid Rock to British synth/pop stars Erasure. As a Session Player over the past two decades Smith has worked as a Sideman with over 100 major-label Country artists such as Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, and Randy Travis and his credits include CMA, ASCAP and ACM songs of the year.  His playing can be heard on Randy Travis's #1 "Three Wooden Crosses", Jason Aldean's #1 hit "Why", and Billy Currington's #1 “Good Directions” among many others. And he has played major-label master sessions for legendary producers like Paul Worley, James Stroud, Don Cook, Blake Chancey, Kyle Lehning, Chuck Howard, and Ron Chancey.

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Feb 01, 2019
RSR177 - Tim Easton - How To Write Songs and Travel The World.
01:32:24

 

My guest today is Tim Easton, artist, musician, songwriter, and troubadour originally from Akron Ohio before starting his musical journey traveling Europe busking the streets of London, Paris, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Ireland for seven years.

Tim has since had a long career of songwriting, collaborating, and record making that includes his band the Haynes Boys in the 90s, followed by two decades of solo records recording and toured with the likes of members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams, Tift Merritt, Mike Campbell, Jim Keltner, Kenny Vaughan, John Hiatt, and many more.

He has been signed to EMI publishing, and New West Records, and Thirty Tigers, and even started his own record label, Campfire Propaganda. He continues to make records and make it happen through crowdfunding when appropriate.

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Jan 25, 2019
RSR176 - Daniel Tashian - Writing Great Songs In Nashville
02:00:04

My guest today is Daniel Tashian is a Gammy nominated producer, musician, and song writer who started early in his career with a deal at Elektra Records at 19 years old. He grew up in a musical family. Daniel’s father opened for the Beatles at Shea Stadium. Daniel did a record with T-Bone Burnett but it did not get traction. After his deal ended, Daniel went back to art school to study photography, but soon he was back into music again and started various musical projects:

  • He played guitar on Patty Griffin's album "Flaming Red"
  • He had an alt rock band called "The Umbrellas" that was very influenced by the Soft Boys. 
  • He then started a band called The Silver Seas with Jason Lehning (episode 74) in 1999. Their second album did well in the U.K. including a gig on the Jules Holland Show. 
  • Daniel had his first #1 Country song with “Hometown Girl” by Josh Turner co-written with Marc Beeson
  • Daniel co-produced Kacey Musgrave’s critically acclaimed and CMA and Grammy nominated album Golden Hour & also co-wrote 7 of the album’s 13 songs.

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Jan 18, 2019
RSR175 - Michael Estok - Writing and Recording for Pop and Independent Artists in Nashville and Ohio
01:50:27

My guest today is Michael Estok, a producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter born in Youngstown, OH. Starting with school at the Recording Workshop, and then Full Sail University. In 2004, Michael moved to Nashville, TN for an internship at Sony/ATV Tree studios, and worked under the watch of music industry legend, Pat Mcmakin.

During the 14 years he spent in Nashville, Michael worked as an independent producer out of his home studio, and eventually returned to Sony/ATV when his client, Nashville based pop artist, Kynlie, was signed. Estok continued to work with Sony, producing for Sony’s Artist development team under the watch of Troy Tomlinson, Ed Williams, and Abbey Adams.  He also co-wrote and produced countless songs for artists such as Wesley Orbison, Lionel Cartwright, Tiffany Johnson, and Jon Raven.

In 2017, Michael and his family decided to leave Nashville, and return to Canfield in Northeast Ohio, where he built Court Street Recording inside the National Historic Charles Ruggles House (circa 1846). Court Street has worked with local musicians including the Vindys, and Anthony LaMarca (from The War On Drugs, The Building), all while continuing to work long distance with pop artist, Aaron B. Thompson (from Vancouver Island), and various Nashville artists, producers, and songwriters. He is excited to bring his experience back to Ohio, where he hopes to elevate the local music scene and help local independent artists make great recordings.

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Jan 11, 2019
RSR174 - Brian Charles - Designing Transatlantic Plate Reverb and Recording Indi Rock in Boston at Zippah Studios
02:09:55

My guest today is Brian Charles, a producer, engineer, and now plugin designer from Boston Massachusetts. Brian’s studio (Zippah) has become a renowned destination for indie rock bands from New England and around the world.

 

Brian’s credits span 30 years of record making, from the punk band  “The Vatican Commandos” (fronted by a young Moby) in the 80’s. To the indie guitar pop of the 90’s from bands like The Gigolo Aunts, Dirt Merchants and The Figgs to the present day with artists like Mike Slap and power trio “Weakened Friends”.

Embracing the idea that to create a successful life in music these days, you have to do everything you know how to do...with a passion, Brian also created a plug-in company (Rare Signals) with a few of his musician friends, and they recently released their first plug-in, called the “Transatlantic Plate Reverb”, which really sounds fantastic.

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Jan 04, 2019
RSR173 - Chris Graham - How One-On-One Lessons Can Teach You Things You Won’t learn By Yourself.
01:17:16

My guest today is Chris Graham, a multi genre Billboard chart breaking mastering engineer who has worked with thousands of artists. He's also the co-host of "The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast" with Brian Hood. Their podcast aims to help audio engineers make a full time living from the comforts of their home studio. Chris has a passion for seeing audio engineers make a solid living from their skills, and he thinks there's nothing cooler than when people "fire their boss" so they can go full time in music.

Chris has been on the podcast a couple of times already which you can check out on episodes 72 and 118 if you want to learn more about his mastering business Chris Graham Mastering. But today we are going to focus on his newest passion and website HomeStudioLessons.com where you can book one on one lessons with a professional audio engineer, and gett face to face teaching right from the comfort of your own home studio where it really counts! 

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Dec 28, 2018
RSR172 - Tim Lauer - Writing, Composing, And Producing Music For The TV Show Nashville.
02:14:17

My guest today is Tim Lauer, a Nashville based composer, producer, songwriter, and musician. He recently completed his second season as Executive Music Producer for the television show Nashville. He produced over 125 cast recordings for the Nashville show and was also EMP for Greenleaf Season 1 and wrote and produced the main title song performed by Mavis Staples.

Tim is an Emmy-nominated writer whose songs have been featured in advertisements for BMW, Target, L'Oreal, Coke and Microsoft and well as tv shows One Tree Hill, Drop Dead Diva, Hung, The White Queen, Homeland, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars and Cougar Town.  

He has played on over 300 major label albums, recording with a wide variety of artists including Robert Plant, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Chris Cornell, Keith Urban, Rodney Crowell, Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Megadeth, and Joan Baez.

 

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Dec 21, 2018
RSR171 - Vance Powell - How To Produce, Record, And Mix A Record That Rocks
02:15:22

My guest today is Vance Powell, a six-time Grammy award winning producer, engineer and mixer, whose impressive list of credits includes Chris Stapleton, Elle King, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, Seasick Steve, Black Prairie, Tinariwen, and Jeff The Brotherhood, among many others.

Powell recently won two Grammy awards in 2018 for mixing and engineering Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 1 (Best Country Album), and mixing and engineering various songs on CeCe Winans' Let Them Fall In Love ('Best Gospel Album'). He was also nominated for mixing Robert Randolph & The Family Band's Got Soul ('Best Contemporary Blues Album').

Today we are going to dive right into the topic of producing, recording, and mixing. And I’ll ask some questions about recent productions for Vance over at his private studio Sputnik Sound which he shares with Mitch Dane.

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Dec 14, 2018
RSR170 - Matt Beaudoin - How to Get a Great Recording of a Band Live Together in a Room
01:39:32

My guest today is Matt Beaudoin, a Boston-based engineer, producer, and educator.  While currently a freelance engineer, Matt has had a long association with Q Division Studios, where he was a chief engineer from 2003 to 2010.  

While he has worked in a wide variety of genres, Matt particularly enjoys employing classic recording techniques while working on music made with a live, ensemble-based approach. In addition to his work in the studio, Matt is currently an assistant professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music.

Today he is going to talk about his experience recording in Boston and teach us How to Get a Great Recording of a Band Live Together in a Room.

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Dec 07, 2018
RSR169 - Eric Sarafin aka Mixerman - Musician’s Survival Guide To A Killer Record
01:49:31

My guest today is Eric Sarafin aka Mixerman, a gold and platinum award winning record producer and mixer. He has worked with many nationally known acts, including The Pharcyde, Tone Loc, Ben Harper, Lifehouse, Nine Days, Barenaked Ladies, Amy Grant, and Foreigner, just to name a few. After 25 years based out of Los Angeles, Eric is now living in Asheville NC, where he produces and mixes records out of several world class recording facilities located there.

Eric is also a published author and has written several books under the pen name of Mixerman about recording, producing, and mixing. It all began with The Daily Adventures Of Mixerman chronicling his recording journey in the studio. He then went on to write Zen And The Art Of Recording, Producing, and Mixing as three separate books after that, which I highly recommend reading.

And now he has come out with his most recent book presented as a field manual for the studio called: Musician’s Survival Guide To A Killer Record.

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Nov 30, 2018
RSR168 - Marc Daniel Nelson - Producing, Recording, and Mixing for Music and Picture.
02:05:58

My guest today is Marc Daniel Nelson, a Grammy nominated music producer, mixing engineer, and 4 time PMA nominated, and 1 time winner.

He has been producing, mixing and managing creatives for over 18 years.  His music credits include Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Eric Burdon, Robert Duvall, Mark Bussard, Ozomotli, Reik and more. As Protégé for both legendary producer / engineer Bill Schnee and Ken Caillat, Marc has carried the torch for impeccable quality sound and production.  

His film credits include Solo, The Vietnam War, Blade Runner, Wild Horses, Point Break, No Manches Frida, Father Figures and more.  

His creative management credits include executive producing the 13 episode PBS television series, creating and executive producing the national video campaign for Guitar Center and creative directing for Alcon Sleeping Giant and ArtistMax.

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Nov 23, 2018
RSR167 - Nikolay Georgiev - Capturing and Recreating Reverbs From Secret Spaces Around the World.
02:14:45

My guest today is Nikolay Georgiev, a London based engineer, producer and plug-in developer. Nik is also an experienced lecturer in Sound Engineering and Music Production and a past chairman of the AES UK section.

He is engaged closely with Acustica Audio, both as internal and external 3rd party plug-in developer. As such he took a major role in the creation of plug-ins such as Lime, Navy, Cream and some of the modules in Pink. Nik currently works on his own line of plug-ins based on Acustica’s tech.

I discovered Nik one day browsing Facebook and seeing him post videos from exotic spaces with incredible reverbs from around the world. You might find him firing a gun in a long industrial tunnel under a mountain somewhere or popping a balloon in a beautiful church. I have always found this kind of thing fascinating. So I knew we would want to learn more about his adventures to capture and recreate reverbs from secret spaces around the world.

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Nov 16, 2018
RSR166 - Paul Moak - How To Make Your Records Rock!
02:24:10

My guest today is Paul Moak, a 5 time Grammy-nominated, ASCAP award winning, producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, TN.

Paul has amassed credits on more than 500 albums. Spanning a wide variety of genres, with artists like: Goodbye June, Joy Williams, Mat Kearney, The Weeks, John Paul White (of The Civil Wars), Marc Broussard, Caitlyn Smith,  Relient K, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Leagues, and House of Heroes to name a few.

Paul’s work has appeared on numerous platinum and gold albums exceeding 10 million in sales and been featured on hit TV shows such as, Nashville, One Tree Hill, Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries and 666 Park Avenue as well as tv spots for College Game Day,  Bose, American Family Insurance, and Taco Bell.

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Nov 09, 2018
RSR165 - Pete Lyman - Mastering For Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Weezer at Infrasonic Sound
01:52:38

My guest today is Pete Lyman, a GRAMMY-Nominated mastering engineer based out of Nashville, TN and owner of Infrasonic mastering, an audio and vinyl mastering studio with locations in Echo Park, California and Nashville, TN.

Pete has mastered Grammy-nominated projects for Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, and Grammy-award winning albums for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. In 2016 he was recognized with a GRAMMY Nomination for Album of the Year for Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.

In 2018, Pete opened his second studio facility, Infrasonic East, in Nashville, TN. Infrasonic East is now home to Pete Lyman’s custom mastering suite, and the Neumann cutting lathe, where he works with a diverse client roster - from John Prine and Dierks Bentley to Fall Out Boy and Halsey - on projects of all sizes.

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Nov 02, 2018
RSR164 - Jim Stewart - Producing, Recording, and Mixing, Rock, Soul, Jazz, and Americana In Cleveland OH.
02:10:52

My guest today is Jim Stewart, a Cleveland based Engineer, Producer, and Mixer working with a wide variety of local, regional, and national artists. Some of Jim’s credits include Welshly Arms, The Lighthouse & the Whaler, Ray Flanagan and The Authorities, and Ryan Humbert.

Jim began his career studying at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio. Then went from intern to staff engineer at Metrosync studios and Ante Up Audio, after which he moved on to freelance engineering working out of many major studios in Northeast Ohio. Jim finally made his mark on Cleveland’s music scene and built his own studio in the heart of downtown Cleveland​.

Jim produces, engineers, and mixes records comfortably in a variety of styles like Rock, Jazz, Soul, and Americana weaving from productions that feature groovy live bands to productions that involve building a track from the drums up.

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Oct 26, 2018
RSR163 - Ryan Sutton - Capturing, Editing, And Mixing Pro Vocals In The Studio.
02:09:41

My guest today is Ryan Sutton, who originally thought he was going to be a professional golfer. Fortunately, his passion for music drove him to learn many instruments, including guitar, bass, keys, and drums, and then the studio.

Ryan's uncle, Bob Gaudio brought him into the studio and gave him a “masterclass” in writing and producing based on his work for some of the biggest artists of all time like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson. Bob invited Ryan to engineer and mix projects for Frankie Valli and for the Jersey Boys film soundtrack and international stage productions.

Ryan also worked under producer Tedd T (MuteMath, For King & Country). Ryan also got to play on For King & Country’s 2X Grammy-winning album Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong, as well as projects for Phil Joel (Newsboys) and Big Daddy Weave.

In addition, Ryan has had the pleasure of writing and recording custom music jingles, as well as doing post-production mixes for Coca Cola, Krystal Burgers, Nike, BBC, LP Building Products, Payless Shoes, Dollar General, Backyard Burgers, Hummingbird Productions, HCA Healthcare, First Tennessee Bank, and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

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Oct 19, 2018
RSR162 - Jonathan Haidle - Drawing Inspiration From The Fashion Industry To Create Music With Ableton Live.
02:14:37

My guest today is Jonathan Haidle, trained in both piano performance and composition, with an minor in painting. Jonathan likes to bring a wide range of artistic influences to his music.  After getting a masters in Education, he founded Forte Music School - where 180+ students receive private lessons with focus on recording/arranging pieces they learn.  

I’ve known Jonathan for a while and have also been aware that he loves using Ableton Live and the Push controller. But recently I saw some of his live performance videos on Youtube and thought it would be awesome to have him on the show to talk about using the push controller and Live as both a composition tool and performance DAW.

Jonathan says he has also been drawing some of his inspiration for composition from watching TV lately, particularly Project Runway. So he is going to tell us how he is drawing inspiration from the fashion industry in creating music - and why Ableton is such a great platform for that. And also talk about composing for film and TV.

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Oct 12, 2018
RSR161 - Ian Shepherd - How To Keep Your Mixes Out Of The LOUDNESS Penalty Box.
01:38:37

My guest today is Ian Shepherd, mastering engineer and owner of Mastering Media Ltd. Some of Ian’s credits include: Keane, Tricky, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, The Orb, Culture Club, New Order, and King Crimson amongst many others. Ian also has a blog called ProductionAdvice.co.uk where teaches you how to master your own music with plugins in your DAW.

You may be aware that the loudness wars have caused music to get louder and louder since digital music was introduced in the 1980s, but you might not know that music streaming sites have finally taken us out of the loudness wars by automatically adjusting levels of all songs on playback to hit a matched listening level.

This means that louder songs today can actually get turned down by sites like Spotify and Youtube. So really you want to get your levels just right so that they hit the sweet spot and sound right when streaming.

Today we will talk about Ians newest free website tool called LoudnessPenalty.com that lets you check you actual loudness for each music streaming site to make sure that it will playback at the correct levels and keep you out of the LOUDNESS penalty box!

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Oct 05, 2018
RSR160 - Ryan Earnhardt- 4 Ways To Think Creatively In The Studio from Creative Sound Lab TV
02:09:51

My guest today is Ryan Earnhardt, a video creator and studio owner who produces a YouTube show called Creative Sound Lab. It covers recording-focused topics and out-of-the-box topics such as DIY effects. He recently built a Pooper Time Cube (A delay made from 4 inch drainage pipe) and created a reverb out of a garden hose.

Creative Sound Lab stresses fundamental recording techniques and capturing real sounds such as using re-amping during mixing or using echo chambers for vocals - even if that chamber is your living room! Ryan has also partnered in teaching with Brian McTear of Weathervane Music and author Eric Sarafin aka “Mixerman”.

Ryan started Creative Sound Lab in 2013 because he saw a need for something different than computer screen videos that mostly covered mixing topics. He currently has over 37,000 subscribers and hosts over a dozen online courses at Creative Sound Lab.tv

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Sep 28, 2018
RSR159 - Brad Dollar - Music Catalyzer And Entrepreneur
02:05:11

My guest today is Brad Dollar an empowering Grammy nominated producer & engineer who has been a part of over 1000 released titles. He has worked with major artists like G-Eazy, Bob Weir, & Slightly Stoopid as well as rising talent like Madame Gandhi, Dovydas, & Catch Prichard. And has ultimately been a part of over 1000 released titles.

Brad also started Zoo Labs in Oakland CA, a non profit that accelerates music career development. Zoo Labs’ mission is too empower artists to create music on a self directed and successful career path among other things.

So I am looking forward to learning more about some of the cool records that Brad has made and also to better understand the ways that we can create our own music and get it out to the world. As musical entrepreneurs we want to know what we can do to make our music sustainable, thriving, and fun.

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Sep 21, 2018
RSR158 - Paul Niehaus IV - Producing Soul & Blues In St Louis MO
02:20:10

My guest today is Paul Niehaus IV, a musician, engineer, and producer born and raised in St Louis MO. Paul is the operator of Blue Lotus Studio, an audiophile-oriented recording studio in his basement in Saint Louis. He loves natural and hi-fidelity tones in the studio, and strives to cultivate an environment in which artists can get creative and be themselves.

Paul has served on the Board of Directors for the Saint Louis Blues Society since 2014, and has produced three celebrated compilation albums for the group. He has also co-produced two permanent blues-oriented museum exhibits, one for the National Blues Museum (in STL) and one for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (Meridian, MS).

In 2016 Paul founded the Blue Lotus record label, specializing in Soul, Blues, Folk, and Americana. it was his production of super groovy soul records with artists like Gene Jackson, and Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen that really caught my attention. Plus I am a big fan of anything cool happening in my home away from home St Louis MO.

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Sep 14, 2018
RSR157 - Hayley McLean - Guitar Voice And Ableton Live From Studio To Stage
02:03:52

My guest today is Hayley McLean, a Vancouver born producer, writer, and instrumentalist. Her musical vision, Texada, is a mix of original styles that infuse elements of transient pop, smooth hypnotizing vocals and her fantastic soulful guitar playing.

Hayley is embracing the ability to produce pop songs with a computer using programmed drums, and capturing synths and shimmering otherworldly guitars rather than traditional rock and roll.

Following her Texada ‘Blue’ release in February of 2016 release, the track “All My Life” made it’s way onto both Canadian and US Spotify viral charts earning it over 2.8 million streams. And her self made video for a remix cover of Walking on the Moon was a video shot and edited using just an iPhone.

Over the past year Hayley has been building and performing with a custom live rig that allows her to bring the Texada project to life through a system of looping, keyboards, acoustic drums, and guitar virtuosity to create an engaging and diverse musical spectacle.

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Sep 07, 2018
RSR156 - Anthony Gravino - Creating The Illusions In The Moment Of Inception
02:05:35

My guest today is Anthony Gravino, an independent record producer, engineer and musician based in Chicago, IL. He works primarily out of his private studio affectionately known as The Drake.

Anthony’s work includes an eclectic variety of styles across many genres including rock, jazz, blues, folk, pop, classical, metal, R&B, hip hop and a lot of stuff in between. Artists he has worked with include Davy Knowles, Hood Smoke, Matt Ulery, The Claudettes, Marquis Hill, Bunny Patootie, Stu Mindeman, Noah Harris and many more.

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Aug 31, 2018
RSR155 - Kyle Andrews - Producing Bedroom Pop Songs For Shampoo, Oscar Meyer, Holiday Inn, And You
02:17:51

My guest today is Kyle Andrews, a prolific songwriter and producer with an awesome story of producing pop from his bedroom studio that ultimately reached millions and millions of listens and views worldwide.

Kyle has been producing great pop songs from his bedroom using the simplest studio setups, writing songs like “You Always Make Me Smile” with millions of view on Youtube, as well as releasing his own records Real Blasty on his own label Elephant Lady, which includes the hit single “Sushi”, and more recently his new EP “Big Hearts Exploding”.

 

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Aug 24, 2018
RSR154 - Dan Shike - Tone And Volume Mastering In Nashville TN
01:59:04

Dan talked about DIY room treatments, speaker placement, the importance of client communication, and gave us a peek inside the mastering process for many genres of music from rock to hip hop to modern country.

My guest today is Dan Shike, a multi Grammy nominated mastering engineer, and owner of Tone and Volume Mastering here in Nashville, TN.

Over the past 18 years he's mastered for artists such as Jonny Lang, ASG, Third Eye Blind, Cody Jinks, Shannon Sanders, Big Daddy Weave, Marvin Sapp, Secondhand Serenade and Chris Janson and has worked on most every genre of music.

 

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Aug 17, 2018
RSR153 - Maor Appelbaum - Mastering Metal, Rock, And Everything Else
02:10:06

Maor talked about mastering for international clients, getting the tones and levels just right, and working with Sylvia Massey, William Shatner, Billy Sherwood, Mike Clink, and Ben Grosse.

My guest today is Maor Appelbaum a mastering engineer and musician for major international acts such as: Faith No More, Yes, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Meatloaf, William Shatner, Sepultura , Rob Halford and more. He has mastered the works of well-known music producers such as: Matt Wallace, Mike Clink, Mike Plotnikoff, Bob Horn, Ben Grosse, Roy Z, Sylvia Massy and more.


To Maor, being a mastering engineer is the best way possible to combine his love and passion for music, with his various skills- objectivity, subjectivity, and technical & artistic prowess. He finds pleasure in his job, more than anything, thanks to the variety of music and sounds he gets to master from all over the world. 
It is a profession he takes pride in, and masters.

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Aug 10, 2018
RSR152 - Wessel Oltheten - Mixing With Impact
02:04:34

Wessel talked about the importance of setting up your studio just right, how the human ear works, and shared his special multi bus mixing setup to help you mix with fewer plugins, all from his new book Mixing With Impact.

My guest today is Wessel Oltheten, mixing and mastering engineer with a very diverse clientele, from big selling pop acts to classical orchestras, and many indie bands. Wessel is also lecturer in Audio Engineering at the Utrecht University of the Arts in the Netherlands.

He has also written many articles on audio engineering and music production. This led to Wessel writing a full length book called Mixing with Impact. In this book Wessel takes you from an introduction to mixing music, through the various parts of the mixing process, to help you get a better understanding of what mixing is, and how it is important to the process of creating recorded music.

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Aug 03, 2018
RSR151 - Michael Cronin - Designing World Class Recording Studios
02:22:35

Michael talked about building recording studios around the world from Mutt Lange to Blackbird Studios to your home studio wherever you are.

My guest today is Michael Cronin who has never once had a hit record or for that matter even recorded one himself, but nevertheless has played an important role in the creation of hundreds of millions of records through his famous designs for over 200 world class recording studios all around the globe.

Michael started out restoring a 19th century London church as a modern recording studio for the Eurythmics in 1984. Then worked with Tom Hidley afterwards creating his own company, Michael Cronin Acoustic Construction. Some of Michael studios include: Guillermo Tell and MEGA in Paris, France; the renovation of MOSFILM in Moscow, Russia;  BOP Studios Bophuthatswana, South Africa; The Tracking Room, Ocean Way, Blackbird Studios and Masterfonics in Nashville, Tennessee; Capri Digital in Capri, Italy, and even producer Mutt Lange’s famed hideaway studio Sully Sound in Tou de Pays, Switzerland.

In addition, Michael has been a pioneer in designing and building educational recording facilities such as the multi-studio complexes he has done in New York City, Miami, and Atlanta for SAE, the world’s largest multimedia academy.

He has also contributed his skills to culturally significant facilities, including the archivist mastering room at the Country Music Hall of Fame and acoustical consulting work for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, both in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also one of the most sought after designers and builders of advanced, high-end home theaters in the U.S.

 

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Jul 27, 2018
RSR150 - John Cuniberti - Recording Punk, Metal, & Amazing Records With One Mic
01:55:26

John talked about recording the Dead Kennedys, Joe Satriani, Thomas Dolby, and One Mic (the minimalist recording series)

My guest today is John Cuniberti, and engineer who started at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco recording punk, metal, and alternative bands like The Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Forbidden, Xentrix and Crome.

John received both platinum and gold records for co-producing and engineering six Joe Satriani records, including Satriani's ground-breaking 1988 "Surfing with the Alien.” In 1994 John designed, manufactured and sold the first commercially available reamping device called the Reamp. 

In 2000 John opened a CD mastering suite at the world-famous Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito mastering over one thousand CDs for artists like Tracy Chapman, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Thomas Dolby, Aaron Neville, Fela Kuti and the Grateful Dead. In 2008 John won a Grammy for his mastering work on "Global Drum Project" by Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain.

In 2016 John began work on his YouTube channel OneMic (the minimalist recording series) In the series of over 20 videos, John demonstrates how he records an entire band around one stereo microphone with remarkable results.  

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Jul 20, 2018
RSR149 - Ted Skolits - Producing For TV, EA Games, And Bands
01:51:41

Ted talked about game audio, and getting great drum, bass, guitars, and vocals in the studio while balancing family life.

My guest today is Ted Skolits an audio engineer and music producer here in Nashville, TN, who has studied under Grammy winning Mastering Engineer Bob Katz, Roger Nichols and college professor Raul Valery.

He cut his teeth working in a animation studio as lead sound design, mixing and mastering animated shorts in stereo and surround, then went on to work at EA Sports video game company as an audio editor and soundtrack composer for multiple AAA game titles.

He has also worked in Nashville on various TV programs ranging from the Dove awards to the Pickler and Ben show. His current focus is producing independent artists ranging from pop to country to americana.

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Jul 13, 2018
RSR148 - Ross Hogarth - Multi Grammy Producer, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Van Halen, John Mellencamp, Ziggy Marley
02:05:01

Ross talked about finding perfect mic placement, creating wider guitars & powerful drums, the importance of spiritual growth in creativity, and much much more...

My guest today is Ross Hogarth a Multiple Grammy winning producer, engineer, and mixer with a long and varied list of credits in musical styles from blues, to reggae, to heavy metal, and rock. Gov’t Mule, Roger Waters, The Black Crowes, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, R.E.M.and Jewel are just some of the artists that Ross has worked with in over three decades of recording.

Growing up in NY during the influential punk scene of the 70’s, and making his way to San Francisco’s exploding New Wave scene and Southern California’s seminal rock scene. Ross evolved from doing live production and sound on the road with Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Fleetwood Mac and Little Feat into producing, engineering, and mixing Grammy winning srtists in the studio. And In 1986 Ross established Hoax Productions to have the freedom to promote and produce top names as well as newly discovered talent.

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Jul 06, 2018
RSR147 - Steve Dawson - Capturing The Moment, Loving The Mistakes, Embracing The Bleed
02:06:50

Recording Bon Jovi, getting voice and guitar just right, upright bass, mixing with Neutron, and recording guitar amps.

My guest today is Steve Dawson, a multiple Juno award-winning musician, with over 80 projects into his career producing award-winning recordings for such artists as Kelly Joe Phelps, Jim Byrnes, Old Man Luedecke, The Deep Dark Woods, Big Dave McLean, John Hammond, Jenny Whiteley.

Steve works onstage and in the studio with musicians as diverse as Tim O’Brien, Matt Chamberlain, Jay Bellerose, Wayne Horvitz, Jill Barber, Colin James, Colin Linden, Sonny Landreth, and The McCrary Sisters. Steve has 8 solo albums to his credit, and tours as a sideman as well, recently touring regularly with the band Birds of Chicago.

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Jun 29, 2018
RSR146 - David Hewitt - 1000 Concerts 1000 Stories From The Recording Truck
01:58:01

We talked about Frank Zappa, Tom Dowd, The Hells Angels, Elliot Scheiner, and recording the biggest rock concerts of the day among many other stories.

My guest today is David Hewitt, who designed and built the legendary Record Plant mobile recording studio, the “Black Truck” in 1978 and formed Remote Recording Services in 1979 for independent Engineering projects and equipment rental.

David is an 8-time TEC Award Winner and member of the TEC Hall of Fame. His credits run from Aretha to Zappa, Miles to MJQ, George Jones to Shania, Mtv to Met Opera, Die Hard to Disney and some that simply defy categories. 

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Jun 22, 2018
RSR145 - Derek Olds - Pop Production Tips In Logic, Ableton, And Melodyne
02:00:45

Derek Talked about using Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Celemony Melodyne fpr pop production, building live loops for performing, Justin Timberlake vocal production secrets, and nailing the low end in your programmed drums.

My guest today is Derek Olds, an Instructor at The Los Angeles Film & Recording School in Hollywood. He is heavily involved in the Audio & Tech worlds and has run the Celemony Melodyne booths at NAMM, AES, IMSTA, and the Grammy P&E party from 2014 to 2018, where we met.

He has produced or performed over 1200 live shows worldwide in over 10 countries, and is currently planning his upcoming tour in support of his first solo record release. And over the past decade, Derek has had the pleasure of sharing his talent with many of his idols such as Prince, Oprah Winfrey, Bone Thugs, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, & Justin Bieber to name a few.  

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Jun 15, 2018
RSR144 - Ryan Hewitt -Grammy Winning Advice On How To Not Lose The Edge In Your Music
02:06:52

Ryan talked about not losing the edge in your music that makes it awesome, recording vocals and acoustic instruments, mixing, and lessons learned from Rick Rubin.

My guest today is Ryan Hewitt, a grammy-winning engineer, mixer and producer with a credit list spanning all popular genres of music for artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, blink-182, Bob Dylan and The Dixie Chicks to name a few.  

Ryan is also a great teacher and has videos on Lynda.com, Puremix, UAD,  Pensado’s Place, and The Recording Academy. So I’ve put these together into a Youtube playlist for you, in the show notes, along with many of his awesome records which we will talk about today.

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Jun 08, 2018
RSR143 - Chris Harden - Rock Production And Mixing At IV Labs Studios In Chicago
01:53:15

We talked about studio construction, getting great drums, guitar, and horn sounds, and how to build your production career.

My guest today is Chris Harden, A Chicago based producer, engineer, and mixer and guitar player, and partner at IV Lab Studios.

Getting his start as assistant engineer on the Grammy nominated Plain White T’s single “Hey There Delilah,” Chris went on to work with Rachael Yamagata, The Von Bondies, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Wayne Baker Brooks, and supergroup Hard Working Americans.  

Chris’ production credits include Miracle Condition, District 97, Like Pioneers, and Chicago Farmer. And he continues to perform locally with The Pod (a Ween cover band) and tour nationally with the Ike Reilly Assassination. And He also tours as a live sound engineer and is a member of the Recording Academy.

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Jun 01, 2018
RSR142 - Russ Long - Recording And Mixing At Dangerland Studio
01:52:25

We talked about studio construction, live stage recording technique, and the power of mixing templates.

My guest today is Russ Long, a multi talented producer, engineer, mixer, teacher, and author who engineered the hits “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes” by Sixpence None The Richer. He also recorded and/or mixed albums by Wilco, Newsboys, Over the Rhine, Relient K, Dolly Parton, Jim Brickman, Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman.

His film credits include the soundtracks to The Sapphires, Girl Interrupted, Here On Earth, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Hannah Montana: The Movie, and She's All That. And Russ has also done 5.1 DVD mixes and live sound recordings  for Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Luke Bryan and Guy Clark.

We join him for the podcast in his private Dangerland mix room. He is also a partner in the acclaimed Brown Owl recording studio where he does most of his tracking.

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May 25, 2018
RSR141 - Nick Worley - Capturing The Soul Of A Band In The Studio
01:50:06

Nick talked about recording awesome drums, and guitars capturing a performance, and how to comp the best vocals.

My guest today is Nick Worley a musician, engineer, who grew up in Nashville around recording studios. His father Paul was a session guitarist, producer and studio owner. He built a one-car garage in East Nashville into a tiny home studio and began recording bands at night and on the weekends while working at Blackbird by day.

In 2017, Nick and his friend from Blackbird, Leland Elliott, had the opportunity to combine their gear and experience and move into a building within the House of Blues studio complex. There, they created their own vibey recording facility, Weatherman Sound, where they currently record music of a variety of genres.

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May 18, 2018
RSR140 - Mitch Dane - Producing Grammy Winning Americana At Sputnik Sound
01:49:36

Mitch talked about song writing, producing Americana, and recording acoustic instruments for fantastic sounds!

My guest today is Mitch Dane, a Grammy winning engineer, and producer with over 25 years of making great records with singer songwriters, roots rock, bluegrass/ Americana, and Alt Country artists.

He shares an incredible studio with Vance Powell called Sputnik Sound in Berry Hill TN that makes you feel immediately at home, and creative. Notable artists Mitch has worked with include, Jars of Clay, Humming House, Kenny Foster, Sonia Leigh, and The Young Fables to name a few.

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May 11, 2018
RSR139 - Andrew Scheps - Mixing Hit Records With A Laptop And Headphones (In The Box)
01:51:49

Andrew Talked about mixing hit records with only a laptop and headphones, and great ways to use your plugins for creating powerful drums, awesome guitars, and spot on vocals.

My guest today is Andrew Scheps, a multi Grammy award winning engineer, producer, and mixer. He has worked with a wide array of great artists from  Stevie Wonder, to Michael Jackson, and then recorded and or mixed top records for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Audioslave, Green Day, Beyonce, Zac Brown Band, Jay Z, Weezer, Metallica, and Black Sabbath to name just a few.

Andrew is known for his loud and exciting mixes, and for bringing all that to life while mixing within the DAW or otherwise known as ITB (In The Box). He has also helped to create some of the tools that we can use for mixing ITB ourselves with his plugin designs for Waves: the Scheps 73, Parallel Particles, and Scheps Omni Channel. I highly recommend that you check them out Rockstars.

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May 04, 2018
RSR138 - Eric Taft - Producing Rad Pop, Getting Killer Sounds, And Growing Your Studio Business.mp3
01:36:03

Eric talks about producing pop punk with local bands, getting killer sounds for drums, bass, and guitars, and how to grow your local studio business through Youtube.

My guest today is Eric Taft, a producer, engineer, and multi-talented musician working from the Buzzlounge Studio outside of Baltimore MD. Eric works alongside Matt Squire with artists such as Underoath and Plain White T's. He also plays guitar and sings for “The Great Heights Band” out of Baltimore, and produced the bands latest release, "Rad-Pop."

Today we are going to dig into some questions about recording, editing, and mixing tight powerful pop. And how to grow your studio business through smart use of promotion and content creation.

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Apr 27, 2018
RSR137 - Shawn Everett - Grammy winning engineer and mixer for The War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Margaret Glaspy, Pete Yorn, Warpaint, John Legend, & The Killers
01:52:30

We talked about pushing creativity beyond the edge, creating 3d space around your mix, capturing incredible vocals, and lots more!

My guest today is Shawn Èverett, a Juno and Grammy winning Canadian producer, engineer, and mixer living and working in Los Angeles. Shawn has a long discography of really cool sounding records!

He has worked with many great artists including Grammy winning Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Margaret Glaspy, Pete Yorn, Warpaint, John Legend, The Killers, Julian Casablancas and The Voidz, Kesha, Har Mar Superstar, Local Natives, and many many others.

And in 2018 he won a Grammy for engineering and mixing War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding. And you may remember we have also had Nick Krill on the podcast who did some engineering on this record as well.

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Apr 20, 2018
RSR136 - Daniel Ford - The Secrets To Hip Hop, LCR Mixing, Powerful Vocals, And Studio Biz
02:15:04

We talked about Snoop Dog, Ronnie King, DJ BattleCat, Tupac, mixing with the LCR rule of three, recording & mixing great vocalists, and how to run your studio business.

My guest today is Daniel Ford aka “Dr Ford”, 6 x Award Winning Producer and Mixer with music at #1 on iTunes, & the Billboard Top 20. Daniel studied under west coast legends Ronnie King and DJ BattleCat of Tupac, Snoop, & Dr Dre cred. 

Dr Ford also has years of experience teaching audio online and in the classroom, and loves to talk about the theoretical/philosophical side of mixing. He has lots of experience recording and mixing powerful vocals, and can teach us more about LCR mixing, great use of parallel compression, using reverb effectively, and even how to produce killer hip hop tracks quickly and easily. 

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Apr 13, 2018
RSR135 - Rob Schnapf - Recording Beck, Elliot Smith, Fu Manchu, and Kurt Vile
01:55:59

Rob talks about getting great acoustic guitar sounds for Elliot Smith, recording Beck Loser, and much more!

My guest today is Rob Schnapf, a producer making critically-acclaimed records for the past two decades. He first gained recognition by producing (with his then-partner Tom Rothrock) Beck's debut album, "Mellow Gold," including the breakthrough single, "Loser." Rob and Tom produced three albums for Elliot Smith, including "XO" and "Figure 8."

Rob went on to produce albums for Guided by Voices, Saves The Day, The Vines, Powderfinger, The Whigs and Tokyo Police Club. In 2009 he produced Booker T Jones' "Potato Hole," which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2011 he produced "The Road From Memphis" with Booker, which again won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

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Apr 06, 2018
RSR134 - EveAnna Manley - CEO of Manley Labs, Massive Passive EQ, Vari Mu Compressor Limiter
01:35:35

EveAnna talked about growing Manley Labs from a small business into a major company, explained tubes and why they sound great, and shared encouraging advice for getting perfect results even if you make mistakes along the way.

My guest today is EveAnna Manley, CEO and sole owner of Manley Laboratories, makers of hi end audio gear. Inspired by her stepfather who was a part owner of Ampeg in the early 70s Eveanna moved to California in 1989 to begin working in audio at VTL.

 

Some of the classic gear from Manley Labs includes the Massive Passive, the Variable Mu Limiter Compressor, the VoxBox channel stip, and many more including a complete line of HiFi components. And more recently Manley has collaborated with UAD to create a line of plugins for these classic processors.

 

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Mar 30, 2018
RSR133 - Femke Weidema - Composing, Producing, and Creating Your Own Record Label
01:26:00

How to write songs in Nashville with artists from around the world, produce records that are successful once they leave the studio, and create and grow your own record label.

My guest today is Femke Weidema, a musician, producer, songwriter, and composer for film and TV. A Dutch native starting out at Berklee College Of Music, she has also spent time in LA  working at Hans Zimmer’s prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles, won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda at Chicago's North Western University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and worked for Richard Gibbs, and Don Grusin.

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Mar 23, 2018
RSR132 - Mac Gayden - Session Guitar Player, Nashville Cats, Barefoot Jerry, Area Code 615
01:26:07

A session guitar player with The Nashville Cats, recording with Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios, the difference between a Nashville vs Muscle Shoals recording session, and much more!

My guest today is Mac Gayden considered a musician’s musician for his intricate playing. He started playing guitar in Nashville as a teenager in the 1960s and quickly become a top session guitar player playing on iconic records such as Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde.

Mac was also known for his unique slide guitar sound through a wah pedal made famous on JJ Cale’s record Crazy Mama. And years later in 2013 He was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame as one of the original “Nashville Cats”.

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Mar 16, 2018
RSR131 - How To Sound Analog In A Digital World with Johnnie Truesdale - Recording Steve Martin, Tony Bennett, and Harry Belafonte
01:32:45

Johnnie talks about recording bluegrass with Steve Martin, getting an old school analog sound in your DAW, and using software guitar simulators, plus lots more.

My guest today is Johnnie Truesdale, a Grammy winning engineer, producer, mastering engineer, and audio teacher. He has experience working with both analog, and digital, and is going to talk about he gets the best of both worlds in the studio.

So the theme of today’s episode is to learn How To Sound Analog In A Digital World.

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Mar 09, 2018
RSR130 - Andy Reed - Recording Power Pop with The Legal Matters & The Verve Pipe
01:28:02

We talked about recording power pop in a small home studio space, getting big lush vocals, great drums sounds, and composing for film.

My guest today is Andy Reed, a fantastic power pop songwriter, musician, engineer, and producer from Bay City Michigan. Andy owns Reed Recording an analog meets digital studio where he records his own music as well as other bands. I met at Welcome To 1979 recording summit this fall which is an awesome weekend long clinic of music and recording panels.

As an artist Andy writes and records with The Legal Matters a very cool power pop band that reminded me of the things I love about Elliott Smith. And he has also recorded and toured with The Verve Pipe as a bass player.

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Mar 02, 2018
RSR129 - Alysha Brilla - Mixing Sounds; Producing outside of the lines
01:27:45

We talked about the importance of finding your own unique voice in production, and creating outside the lines.

My guest today is Alysha Brilla a Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer and community organizer. Alysha is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who just released her third self produced album, “HUMAN”. which draws on the influences of her unique background. 

A multi-racial child of the Indian diaspora, Alysha’s art aims to unite people through the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope and bring light to social inequity issues in Canada and abroad. Her music and workshops feature strong themes of cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusivity.

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Feb 23, 2018
RSR128 - Nick Krill - The Spinto Band, Grammy winning War On Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tchad Blake, and Dave Fridmann
01:55:03

We talked about recording with Grammy winners, War On Drugs, keeping your old DAW alive, ditching your template for creativity, and the importance of going after sounds you hear in your in your head

My guest today is Nick Krill, a brilliant song writer, producer, and engineer who lives and works in Philadelphia and New York City professionally as both a musician and producer / mixer.

He has since toured the globe as a member of various bands including The Spinto Band, Teen Men, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. And on the control room side of the studio glass Nick has worked as a Producer Engineer or Mixer for band such as,  The Dove and the Wolf, The Teeth, Jesse Hale Moore, Nightlands, Eliza Hardy Jones, and he also worked on the Grammy winning album, A Deeper Understanding, by The War on Drugs.

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Nick's Discography: http://nickkrill.tumblr.com/discography

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Feb 16, 2018
RSR127 - 5 Big Mixing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making - Jason Moss from Behind The Speakers
01:28:52

We talked about how you can avoid 5 Big Mixing Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making In your Studio.

My guest today is Jason Moss, a mixer, producer, and engineer focusing on the pop, EDM, hip­hop, folk, and indie rock.

Jason is a graduate of New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where he honed his skills through mentorships with Grammy­ winning music makers like Bob Power, Kevin Killen, and Jim Anderson.

As a music educator Jason is the founder of BehindTheSpeakers.com, and frequently lectures on mixing at NYU. His how­ to articles have been featured in leading industry publications by Berklee, TuneCore, SonicScoop, The Pro Audio Files, and Disc Makers.

Download the free eBook: 35 Mixing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

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Feb 09, 2018
RSR126 - William Wittman - Multi Platinum Producer Mixer for Cyndi Lauper, The Outfield, The Fixx, The Hooters, and Joan Osborne
01:51:25

We talked about hearing the Beatles for the first time, why the sound of Pyromania in the 80s was influenced by FM radio compression, and the making of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.

My guest today is William Wittman, a musician, multi–platinum engineer, and producer for artists like Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, the Hooters, and The Outfield. He has held the chief engineer position at several major recording studios which also led to several years as an A&R VP and Staff Producer at two major record labels (Sony/Columbia and BMG/RCA). He was also a member of the alternative rock band Too Much Joy. Today, he plays bass guitar in the band of Cyndi Lauper, both in her studio recordings as well as on her international tours.

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Feb 02, 2018
SR125 - Lior Goldenberg - Recording With Rick Rubin, Michael Beinhorn, Allen Stone, Allanis Morisette, And Marylin Manso
01:50:36

We talked about working with Michael Beinhorn, Rick Rubin, and how to make a great record! He also shares advice on how to be a successful intern.

My guest today is Lior Goldenberg a producer and mixer based in Los Angeles. He has been making records in LA since the early 90s starting out as a runner at the Record Plant and then as s second engineer for producers like Rick Rubin, Michael Beinhorn, Robert Margouleff and Manny Marroquin. Lior’s clients include Stone Temple Pilots, Ziggy Marley, Rancid, Fuel, Macy Gray, Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Carlton, Marilyn Manson, Andrew W.K., Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Alanis Morissette, MxPx, Allen Stone, and many more.

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Jan 26, 2018
RSR124 - Mike Senior- The Tao Of Facepalm - Important Failures You are making In Your Home Studio And How To Turn Into Big Wins
01:56:37

Mike talks about the importance of mistakes in the studio, and shares some great tips for recording drums, bass, guitars, and vocals!

My guest today is Mike Senior, a professional recording and mixing engineer, who writes for Sound On Sound magazine both the popular 'Studio SOS' and 'Mix Rescue' columns. He teaches recording on his fantastic blog at http://cambridge-mt.com/.

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Jan 19, 2018
RSR123 - George Massenburg - Multi Grammy Winning Producer And Inventor Of The Parametric EQ
01:58:55

George tells us about choosing great mics, designing the parametric EQ, Blackbird studio C, recording Little Feat, Earth Wind & Fire, and much more.

My guest today is George Massenburg, a multi Grammy award winning producer, engineer, mixer, and award winning audio designer legendary for having invented the parametric equalizer in 1972. George has participated in over four hundred records over the past 45 years. His work includes recordings of Earth, Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Herbie Hancock, Arlo Guthrie, Billy Joel, the Dixie Chicks and many more.

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Jan 12, 2018
RSR122 - Eric Bazilian - Writing And Recording The Hooters, Joan Osborne, And Cyndi Lauper
01:51:43

Get the real story about recording “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with Cyndi Lauper, and other great studio stories, and recording tips!

My guest today is Eric Bazilian, Founder of The Hooters, and part of the band on Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s So Unusual”, as well as Joan Osborne’s “Relish”, for which Bazilian wrote the Grammy-nominated “One Of Us’ one night in his dining room.

He then went on to write for and produce artists as varied as Busted, The Scorpions, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams, Amanda Marshall, Jonatha Brooke, Billie Meyers, Leanne Rymes, and many more he can’t remember at the moment. His proudest moment as a producer in recent history is the album he produced with William Wittman for Dave Hause, “Bury Me In Philly”.

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Jan 05, 2018
RSR121 - Joe Chiccarelli - 10x Grammy Winner Talks About Recording Frank Zappa, Jack White, Tori Amos, My Morning Jacket, Jason Mraz, The Strokes, and Morrissey
01:49:54

Joe Chiccarelli talks about recording killer drums, guitars, and vocals among other things...

My guest today is Joe Chiccarelli a ten time Grammy Award-Winning Producer/Engineer & Mixer who has been making great records for more than 3 decades. Joe’s credits include such artists as Tori Amos, Beck, The Strokes, The Killers, U2, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, The Shins, The White Stripes, Morrissey, Christina Perri, Alanis Morrisette, Jason Mraz, Cafe Tacuba, and The Raconteurs for which he received his eighth Grammy award, for Best Engineered Album of 2008 for "Consolers of The Lonely." Joe got his first big break with one of my favorite artists, Frank Zappa, in 1979 recording Sheik Yerbouti, Joe’s Garage Acts I&II, Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar, and Tinsel Town Rebellion.

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Dec 29, 2017
RSR120 - Jim Scott - Recording with Rick Rubin, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Johnny Cash & Tedeschi Trucks Band
54:39

Jim Scott returns to dig deeper into his story, talk about recording Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and give tips on miking up drums.

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Multiple Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer, Jim Scott, has worked with many artists since his start with Sting's Dream of the Blue Turtles three decades ago. His discography lists over 200 credits on his website including Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Roger Daltrey, Crowded House, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ron Sexsmith, Dweezil Zappa, Styx, Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Rage Against The Machine, Santana, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Nikka Costa, Weezer, and Audioslave. So many great records I had to stop writing them down.

Jim has recorded and mixed records with Rick Rubin and also with our previous guest on the podcast Richard Dodd on Tom Petty’s Wildflowers. In 2006, he built Plyrz Studio in Valencia, CA. An inviting space to make music with a classic Neve 8048 recording console, walls of colorful tapestries adorning rooms full of vintage instruments.

We are going to dive into questions about many of these classic albums that Jim has produced, engineered, and mixed, and just how he got such wonderful sounds.

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Dec 22, 2017
RSR119 - Jim Scott - Multi Grammy Winning Producer, Engineer, Mixer
01:07:04

Jim Scott talks about his entry into the music industry and working with iconic artists such as Wilco, Sting, and Tom Petty.

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Multiple Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer, Jim Scott, has worked with many artists since his start with Sting's Dream of the Blue Turtles three decades ago. His discography lists over 200 credits on his website including Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Roger Daltrey, Crowded House, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ron Sexsmith, Dweezil Zappa, Styx, Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Rage Against The Machine, Santana, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Nikka Costa, Weezer, and Audioslave. So many great records I had to stop writing them down.

Jim has recorded and mixed records with Rick Rubin and also with our previous guest on the podcast Richard Dodd on Tom Petty’s Wildflowers. In 2006, he built Plyrz Studio in Valencia, CA. An inviting space to make music with a classic Neve 8048 recording console, walls of colorful tapestries adorning rooms full of vintage instruments.

We are going to dive into questions about many of these classic albums that Jim has produced, engineered, and mixed, and just how he got such wonderful sounds.

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Dec 15, 2017
Music City Declares War On Home Studios? with Lij Shaw, Björgvin Benediktsson, and Chris Graham - RSR118
01:06:04

We interrupt the regular podcast schedule to bring you a breaking news story about how Music City is bringing the hammer down on working home studios!

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Would you believe Nashville brought the hammer down on my home studio just because I was recording other people to make a living? Well it's true!

My name is Lij Shaw and I have a Grammy awarded home studio in East Nashville TN called The Toy Box Studio where I have been peacefully recording local musicians for nearly 20 years. Until recently that is...

Learn more by listening to this out take from my live video broadcast with Björgvin Benediktsson and Chris Graham as I explain the situation, what happened to me, and how I decided to fight back!

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Dec 08, 2017
RSR117 - Ted Hutt recording Dropkick Murphys, Old Crow Medicine Show, and The Gaslight Anthem
01:31:33

Ted Hutt talks about recording in studios around the world, the pre-production process, effective production tips, and gives a few awesome tricks for capturing vocals.

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Ted Hutt is a Grammy-Award Winning British music producer, musician, and songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Ted was originally a guitar player and founding member of The Promise, The Great Unwashed, Gods Hotel, Reacharound, and Flogging Molly.

He moved on to production from there, and is credited with many chart-breaking albums including: The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, including their RIAA certified Gold recording Drunken Lullabies and its followup Within a Mile of Home, The Bouncing Souls, Lucero, Dropkick Murphys, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Audra Mae amongst other notable artists.

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Dec 01, 2017
RSR116 - How To Build Your Mic Locker With Matt McGylnn of Roswell Pro Audio
01:43:28

Matt McGlynn walks us through the steps to diversifying your mic locker.

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 Matt McGlynn is the founder of Roswell Pro Audio, a boutique microphone company from the wine country of northern California. His goal is to make microphones that provide a distinctive sound, but also a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. You have heard our sponsor ads on the podcast about the Roswell Mini K47 and Delphos mics, both of which are really cool well built mics at affordable price points.

Matt is going to share with us his strategy on How To Build A Mic Locker which will work for the pro or home studio through a system of categorizing condenser mics that should help you intelligently build diversity into your collection, and avoid buying a bunch of microphones that sound more or less the same. 

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Nov 24, 2017
RSR115 - The Only 7 Plugins You'll Ever Need with Rob Mayzes - Musician On A Mission
01:46:56

Rob Mayzes explains the recording process, gives songwriting techniques, talks about how to get sounds right at the source, and how less is more when mixing.

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Free PDF notes from Rob at: http://MusicianOnAMission.com/Lij

Rob Mayzes is an audio professional, musician and educator. He has helped thousands of home studio owners produce better music and mixes through his website, Musician on a Mission.

He is also a contributor to The Pro Audio Files, Udemy, Tuts +, Recording Revolution, and SonicScoop. Rob likes to teach “mixing minimalism” with the goal of helping you make a great record without the clutter of plugin overkill.

He is joining us today to help us listen through the din of plug-in choices clamoring for our attention when it comes time to mix. Rob is going to narrow the choices down for us to “The Only 7 Plugins You'll Ever Need.”

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Nov 17, 2017
RSR114 - Karen Kosowski - Producing Ear Catching Pop and Party Driving Country Chart Topping Hits
01:51:59

From Canada to Nashville, Karen Kosowski chats about producing pop & country music, using Logic Pro X, and how to take a song arrangement to the next level!

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My guest is Canadian-born producer and songwriter, Karen Kosowski. Karen has had multiple chart topping productions crossing over from total ear-catching pop to party-driving country music.

She has recently had an American top 40 hit “Somebody To Love Me” with Tyron, and in Canada, multiple hits for the artist Emma-Lee, the #4 Billboard AC hit “It Won’t Be Christmas”, and the Top 20 AC/Top 30 HotAC hit “Worst Enemy”, and for Michelle Treacy the Top 30 HotAC hit “Colours”. In country music, Karen produced the Top 20 hit “Motel Flamingo” for Madeline Merlo and co-wrote Alee’s Billboard Top 20 hit “Only The Strong Survive”.

In 2015, she wrote and produced the music for Pan Am Games medal ceremonies, and has numerous TV/film placements on networks such as HBO Canada, CBS, FX Network, Lifetime Network, NickTeen, Space, the CW, and in feature films like the award-winning thriller “The Scarehouse” and Wangofilms’ action movie “88” (starring Christopher Lloyd) - for which she was nominated in the category of Achievement in Music - Best Original Song in the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Nov 10, 2017
RSR113 - David Earl aka sflogicninja - How to Compose For Games In Logic Pro X Like A Ninja
01:14:44

Ninja Logic Pro X tricks, composing for video games, and encouraging stories about David Earl’s journey into the music industry.

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Ninja Logic Pro X Tips, Tricks, Videos and more from David Earl: http://RSRockstars.com/sflogicninja/

David Earl aka sflogicninja is a music composer, producer and educator for http://DavidEarlProductions.com. He is also a member of the Producers and Engineers branch of NARAS, AES, and is a voting member of NARAS. He is an award-winning composer, who has contributed to GANG, CLIO, and EMMY winning works.

David has been composing music for hire for over 20 years. With a focus on original music for games, film, and television. His clients include Amazon, Sega, Microsoft, eBay, among others.

 You can hear his music on such titles as Iron Man 2: The Video Game by SEGA, Halo Waypoint: The Return by 343, Happy Action Theater, and many more. And David also enjoys producing artists such as Lila Rose, Emily Afton, Artemis, Drea.M, and many others.

His style has been labeled ‘Cinematic Indie Pop’. He also is a contributor to Judas Priestess and Dream Theater. His latest fun project was composing original music for the Adult Swim/Double Fine production called ‘Headlander’, now available on vinyl through iam8bit.

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Nov 03, 2017
RSR112 - Brian Deck - Recording Modest Mouse, Iron And Wine, And Punk Rock in Chicago
01:46:16

Stories about the music industry in the 80s, recording in Chicago, how mixing has changed over the years, and great advice on how to capture good music.

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Brian Deck is a music producer living and working in Chicago. In their early twenties, Brian and college friend Brad Wood built Idful Music Corp, an under-equipped recording studio in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Together, they recorded seminal records for Liz Phair, Red Red Meat, Shrimpboat, Tar, Sea and Cake, Tortoise and other Chicago luminaries of the 1990's.

Brian's unique music aesthetic can be heard both as a player and engineer producer on The Moon and Antarctica by Modest Mouse, Shephard's Dog by Iron and Wine, Somewhere Under Wonderland by Counting Crows, Animal by Margot and the Nuclear So & So's and All My Friends are Funeral Singers by Califone.

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Oct 27, 2017
RSR111 - Ken Sluiter - Recording with Jim Scott, Andrew Scheps, Joe Chiccarelli, and Keith Richards
01:58:08

Ken Sluiter shares inside stories about working with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Richards, Weezer, and gives epic tips on how to start a career in recording.

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Ken Sluiter is a recording engineer, producer, and mixer who started out in the Chicago jingle and ad scene, and was also an early pioneer in Pro Tools. He worked with Dave Trumfio and Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs recording bands like Wilco, Billy Bragg, Andrew Bird, Steve Earle, OKGO, My Morning Jacket, Jesus Lizard, and hundreds of other bands, while also playing in the new wave revival band, The Pulsars.

By 2003, Ken moved to Los Angeles where he assisted Andrew Scheps on Weezer’s “Red Album”, Greg Fidleman on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You” and Jim Scott on multiple records. In 2009, Ken engineered and mixed two records for Jerry Lee Lewis with legendary drummer Jim Keltner as producer.  This included doing overdubs with a “who’s who” of rock royalty, including Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Shelby Lynne, Kris Kristofferson, Robbie Robertson, Nils Lofgren, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Gillian Welch and Jon Brion.

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Oct 20, 2017
RSR110 - 5 Game Changing Mix Moves for the Home Studio with Pete Woj of Mix Better Now
01:39:43

Pete Woj gives us killer advanced mix techniques to utilize in the home studio.

Pete Woj is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, audio engineer, and home studio owner. Pete studied music at Berklee College of Music, Rollins College, and University of Vermont, and has produced and written music in many genres professionally over 15 years, with a focus on rock, pop, hip-hop, and americana.

Pete enjoys taking what he has learned both in the classroom and in the studio and teaching that knowledge with a focus on Mixing, Mastering, and Recording in Home and Project Studio environments through his blog and YouTube channel. (http://MixBetterNow.com)

I’m excited to have Pete joining us on the podcast today because he is going to lay some serious mixing wisdom with us Rockstars: Pete is going to teach us... 5 Game Changing Mix Moves for the Home Studio.

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Oct 13, 2017
RSR109 - Dayna Manning - What I Learned From Jim Scott, Rick Rubin, Don Was, and Dave Kalmusky
01:40:11

Dayna Manning chats about about recording with Sean Ono Lennon, capturing great vocals, using a metronome while tracking... and gives a bunch of great production tips!

Dayna Manning is a songwriter, musician, turned producer when she was just 17 years old, producing Sean Ono Lennon on her track "My Kind" for her debut record "Volume 1" (EMI). From there, her recording opportunites led her to work with the likes of Jim Scott, Rick Rubin, Don Was, Tom Lord Alge and Dave Kalmusky, where she learned as much as she could about recording and production in the studio.

Dayna has produced her own record Folkyo and her folk trio Trent Severn, as well as producing and engineering several national television commercials and branding an entire radio station, all from her home studio, in Ontario, Canada. Dayna firmly believes that production starts with a great song, so as a writer, she finds producing a natural fit.

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Oct 06, 2017
RSR108 - How To Self Produce And Release 4 Records In One Year with Joe Gilder
01:10:41

Joe shares with us a number of ways that you can go from dreaming of making your own record to enjoying the satisfaction of having your music everywhere for your future fans, friends, and family to listen to.

Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner is a songwriter, producer, and home studio engineer who has been recording and teaching recording for many years. His blog Home Studio Corner is dedicated to helping you make better records from your home studio.

His partner site, Dueling Mixes, is a collaboration with Graham Cochrane of recording revolution, where you can learn how to mix from your home studio, following along with two great teachers each month in a larger community of home studio mixers. Joe was actually one of my first guests on the podcast back on Episode 3, and we’ve been friends ever since. I’m psyched to have him back on for this special follow up episode!

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Sep 29, 2017
RSR107 - Russell Cottier - Loudness And The Lost Art Of Mixing with Mixbus
01:47:22

Russell Cottier tackles audio topics such as automation, mixing, loudness, recording drums and much more.

Russell Cottier is a producer, audio blogger, and YouTube teacher from across the pond in Liverpool, UK. Russell has worked with chart-topping artists and labels such as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sony, Sky TV, Nuclear Blast Records, Tamoki Wambesi Dove, Cavern Records, Playboy Channel and many more.

He works all across the UK and internationally, and can often be found at the Grammy-Award winning Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, the renowned Catalyst Studios, or in his own private studio where he has the luxury of a classic British analog console.

Russell is going to help us tackle the issue of Loudness And The Lost Art Of Mixing. We will start out with some introductions and then dive right into this ever vexing question of loudness.

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Sep 22, 2017
RSR106 - Recording The Voiceless in Tanzania and Rwanda with Ian Brennan
01:39:14

Ian Brennan shares inspiring stories about music he produced and recorded in Africa, where he helped bring forth the voices of voiceless people to the world.

Ian Brennan is a Grammy-winning producer who has produced four Grammy-nominated albums and published four books while all the while teaching violence prevention around the world since 1993.

He has written a fascinating book called “How Music Dies (Or Lives)” that shares his deep understanding of music, culture, and recording music all over the world, but particulaly the continent of Africa. On episode 38, he told us all about his book and field recording music in general. However, since our last interview, Ian has released two more remarkable records and agreed to join us on Recording Studio Rockstars to tell us about the experience, play some examples, and talk about the process of recording them.

The first record is called Tanzania Albinism Collective. The second record Abatwa (The Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?

In true form, Ian Brennan finds voiceless peoples of the world and uses recording and technology to bring their voices loud and clear to us, grabbing the attention of national media and the Grammys along the way.

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Sep 15, 2017
RSR105 – Kevin Becka from Mix Magazine – How to add your music credits and get paid using the RIN-M plug-in
01:49:25

Kevin talks about the old music industry versus the new music industry, metadata, and the importance of networking.

Kevin Becka has been a recording engineer for over 25 years, working with top names in the music industry including Kenny G., Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, George Benson, George Lynch, and more.

Also an experienced educator, Kevin is currently the co-director and an instructor at The Blackbird Academy in Nashville. He has taught advanced recording at Belmont University, surround recording and lecturer at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was director of education and instructor at the Conservatory of Recording Arts for over 10 years.

As a journalist Kevin has worked as editors of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media USA magazines. And Since 2003, Kevin has been the technical editor of the industry-leading Mix Magazine where he writes features, product reviews and a monthly column. Kevin is also a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Country Music Association (CMA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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Sep 08, 2017
RSR104 - Successful Scoring, Songwriting, and Production Advice from East Nashville with Jordan Lehning - Randy Travis, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Rogers
01:18:31

Jordan Lehning gives advice on collaboration, songwriting, production, what makes great songs, and his experience in the music industry.

Jordan Lehning is a Nashville native who grew up in the studio. After a brief stint at Berklee College of Music, he returned to Nashville to record, play in bands, and cut his engineering teeth working for his father, Kyle Lehning, who has also been on the show on Episode 94: http://RSRockstars.com/94. We have also heard from Jordan’s brother, Jason Lehning, on Episode 74: http://RSRockstars.com/74. The Lehnings are obviously a very musical family and I am honored to have all of them on the podcast!

After working with the likes of Randy Travis, Ray Price, BJ Thomas, Kenny Rogers, among others, Jordan ventured out on his own finding success in film scoring, commercial licensing, and production. He has  worked with many Nashville indie artists including Jasmin Kaset, Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs, Kree Harrison and more. He has become known for his skills in composition, and arranging with Kacey Musgraves, Shane MacAnally, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Worsham, Jacquire King, Jessie Baylin, Lucie Silvas and others.

Jordan now works out of his newly constructed full-service studio, The Duck, where we are joining you today.

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Sep 01, 2017
RSR103 - Finally A Way To Get Credit For Your Music With RIN-M from Soundways! - Gebre Waddell
01:22:09

Gebre Waddell talks about creating plug-ins, mastering, metadata, blockchain technology with music, and much more. 

Gebre Waddell is a mastering engineer, author, and audio software designer-developer. Gebre owns Stonebridge Mastering in Memphis TN, and wrote the book “Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques” published by McGraw-Hill in 2013. His mastering credits include artists like Ministry, Lil’ Wayne, The Bar-Kays, George Clinton, Public Enemy, and David Porter.

Gebre is now the CEO and founder of http://Soundways.com a company dedicated to delivering the next generation of audio solutions for music and audio recording, streaming, video gaming, consumer electronics and automotive markets. SOUNDWAY'S MISSION is to: revolutionize the supply chain of sound recordings, from the studio to the services and devices used for listening.

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Aug 25, 2017
RSR102 - 4 Steps To 1.4 Million Spotify Plays In A Year with Kirk Teachout
01:23:24

Kirk Teachout gives excellent tips for songwriting, branding, balancing family & work, building relationships, teamwork and much more!

Kirk Teachout is a producer who was introduced to me as dude with a huge YouTube channel of nursery rhymes! I met Kirk at Summer NAMM 2017, where he explained to me that he had been creating content for a company that has the top 500+ YouTube channels in the world. Kirk started out working in Memphis, TN, alongside Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell at Royal Studios. And followed that by opening his own studio, Rise Studios, in Memphis (http://RiseRecording.com). Today he is going to share with us his outline of 4 Steps to 1.4 Million Spotify Plays in a Year. Yup, you heard that right. We are going to be sitting at the high stakes table today!

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Aug 18, 2017
RSR101 - 7 Things About Plug-Ins That Will Make You Sound Like You Have a Ph.D with Eric Tarr
01:56:05

Eric Tarr shares thoughtful insight on programming for plug-ins, convolution, dither, harmonics, synthesizers, and much more!

Eric Tarr is an audio engineer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an assistant professor at Belmont University. He has been a regular contributor to the Pro Audio Files since 2013. He is the founder of Hack Audio, a company developing content connecting computer programming and audio engineering. Additionally, he runs a local “Meet-up” group called the Nashville Music Programmers, which is a gathering of technologists working around the music industry. He completed a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, where he focused on digital signal processing.

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Aug 11, 2017
RSR100 - Top 10 Shows - 100th Episode Of Recording Studio Rockstars
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Aug 04, 2017
RSR099 - Top 10 Audio Bloggers Best Of Summer NAMM Breakdown 2017
01:28:44

10 bloggers unite for a Rockstar's Roundtable at the Toy Box Studio to tell stories about Summer NAMM 2017.

We have a pretty exciting show this week! I had a great group of audio bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers staying as guests at my studio, The Toy Box Studio. We threw together a live YouTube webinar where we had a Rockstars Roundtable and gave our 10 best takes of Summer NAMM 2017. Join Dane Myers, Chris Graham, Pete Woj, Warren Huart, Chris Selim, Joe Gilder, Brian Hood, Glenn Fricker, and I as we tell stories about the Summer National Association of Music Merchants 2017!

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Jul 28, 2017
RSR098 - Summer NAMM 2017 - Warren Huart, Matt Boudreau, Larry Crane, Roswell Pro Audio, Pete Woj, Chris Selim, Dane Myers, Rob Christensen, Kirk Teachout, Lilly Hiatt, and many others!
01:25:28

Lij Shaw goes to Summer NAMM 2017 Nashville TN to learn what's new.

Join me and my friends as I head off to Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville TN. This is the National Association of Music Merchants and a great opportunity to learn about the newest instruments, amps, hardware and software in the music industry. This year I was fortunate to host a large group of guest audio bloggers, Youtubers, podcasters, producers, and mastering engineers at my studio, The Toy Box Studio. I also got a chance to interview Matt McGlynn from Roswell Pro Audio microphones, and ask some fun questions of random conference goers.

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Jul 21, 2017
RSR097 - Will Pugh - Producing, Recording, and Mixing Top 40 Songs - Cartel
01:40:20

Will Pugh talks about vocal production, recording in small spaces, and mix tricks that helped him reach the Top 40.

Will Pugh is the main songwriter in the Gold selling band, Cartel. Will is also a producer, mixer, artist, and is a friend of our previous guest Bobby Holland, with a room at the same studio, Pentavarit. Will's records with Cartel have sold over half a million copies, and he’s notched two Top 40 hits under his belt. I am psyched to be joining Will in his studio for this interview, and plan to get into some great questions about producing, recording, and mixing a top 40 hit.

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Jul 14, 2017
RSR096 - Richard Dodd - The Engineer Behind The Traveling Wilburys - George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison
01:47:43

Stories about engineering & producing The Traveling Wilburys.

Richard Dodd is a multi-platinum Grammy winning producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer with 40 years of amazing credits to his discography. He began recording hits in the 1970’s like “Kung Fu Fighting,” and has since distinguished himself many times over while working with artists Boz Scaggs, Stephane Grappelli, George Harrison, Clannad, Roy Orbison, Wilco, Green Day, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Robert Plant, Roger Daltry, the Travelling Wilburys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Freddie Mercury, Placido Domingo, and many more.

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Jul 07, 2017
RSR095 - Brad Wood - Producing Liz Phair, Veruca Salt & Smashing Pumpkins
01:49:58

We talk about defining the indi rock sound of the 90s in Chicago.

My guest today is Brad Wood, a producer originally from Chicago now in Los Angeles, who is known for making some of the coolest indi and rock albums since the late 80s. Brad also owned Idful Music Corporation- a small but mighty recording studio in Wicker Park, where he recorded albums by bands like Seam, Tar, Shrimp Boat and Eleventh Dream Day. Brad's credits Include: Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Sunny Day Real Estate, Thrill Jockey, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Yorn, mewithoutYou, Touché Amoré, and Ben Lee among others.

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Jun 30, 2017
RSR094 - Kyle Lehning - Producing Randy Travis, Ray Price, and Ronnie Milsap
01:29:44

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Hear Kyle Lehning unfold his production techniques when working with Randy Travis.

Kyle Lehning is now closing in on 40 plus years as a professional in the art and business of making music. He has worked with artists as diverse as Little Richard and Chuck Berry to Waylon Jennings and George Jones. He also had the extraordinary opportunity, from 1992 to 1998, to head up Asylum Records under the Chairmanship of Bob Krasow. Kyle continues to produce, engineer, and mix for a wide variety of artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Lynda Carter, Jimmy Webb, Johnny Mathis, and Ronnie Milsap to name a few.

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Jun 23, 2017
RSR093 - Bonnaroo 2017 Hay Bale Studio - Behind the Scenes
01:40:44

Hear stories behind the scenes of Bonnaroo 2017 at the Hay Bale Studio.

Today’s episode is a special one! We are here on-site at Bonnaroo, a music festival just an hour south of Nashville, TN. We are recording a band every hour, two to three songs, mixing it live and mastering it immediately so that the music can go directly out on radio stations all over the country. We’ll be chatting with the team, getting some great stories, and answering as many questions as we can about what goes into producing, mixing, mastering, and putting out on the radio so many great songs in one four-day weekend.

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Jun 16, 2017
RSR092 - Preparing Your Mixes For Mastering with Alan Douches - Sufjan Stevens, Brand New, Animal Collective
01:32:38

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Learn how to prepare and deliver mixes for mastering from Grammy-winning engineer, Alan Douches.

Alan Douches is a Grammy-award winning music mastering engineer who has been in the professional audio engineering business for 30 years. He has worked on over 12,000 albums with various artists in almost every musical genre. He owns and operates a state-of-the-art mastering studio and 24-track analog/digital recording & mixing facility, West West Side Music.

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Jun 09, 2017
RSR091 - 7 Studio Concepts For A Better Record - From The Book Making Sound By Cristofer Odqvist
01:27:21

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Learn tips about transient designers, lo-fi microphones, and enhancing reverbs.

Cristofer Odqvist is an audio engineer, sound designer and music producer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been running a recording studio in Stockholm, Sweden for several years where he's written, recorded, produced, and mixed music and commercials for television, film, radio, and recording artists.

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Jun 02, 2017
RSR090 - Joe Costa - Recording Ben Folds And William Shatner
01:44:08

Hear stories about recording William Shatner, drums, piano, and acoustic guitar in RCA Studio A.

Joe Costa is a freelance engineer/mixer in Nashville, TN, originally from Dartmouth, MA. A graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Joe started out at Syncro Sound in Boston before moving to Nashville in 1993. Since then, he has worked in many great studios like: Treasure Isle, House Of David, and RCA Studio A (Now Ben’s Place), and with many great artists, producers, and engineers through his career like: Tom Harding, and Joe Baldridge (episode 61), and also for more than a decade with Ben Folds.

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May 27, 2017
RSR089 - John Fields - Producer for The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Pink
01:26:44

John Fields is an internationally recognized, multi-platinum writer/producer/mixer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business - from rock bands like Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Goo Goo Dolls and Andrew W.K., to chart-dominating pop acts like the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Backstreet Boys, to dance/electronic artists like Har Mar Superstar, The Presets and Cut Copy.

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May 19, 2017
RSR088 - 4-Track Grammy Production With Van Hunt
01:06:34

The less is more approach to winning a Grammy.

Van Hunt is a Grammy awarded musician, producer, songwriter, and recording artist originally from Dayton, OH but now living in Los Angeles. His writing and production has been featured on recordings by diverse artists, such as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack, Love Jones. He has released 5 of his own records over the past 15 years, also touring alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Matthews Band.

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May 12, 2017
RSR087 - Chris Selim - 9 Tips For Recording, Mixing, And Producing Clients Remotely
01:30:41

Chris Selim is a musician, music producer and recording/mixing engineer. He is renowned for his work in the French Christian music industry. Having produced and mixed artists globally in Canada, USA, France, Belgium and Switzerland, Chris has been working remotely with many of these artists using today’s technology. Out of his recording studio near Montreal, Canada, Chris has mixed and produced more than 75 albums over the past fourteen years.

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May 05, 2017
RSR086 - Jesse Cannon - Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You’re Happy With
01:43:26

Jesse Cannon is a musician, engineer, producer, and multiple author. His new book, which you can now find on Amazon & Kindle, is called Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You’re Happy With.

Over the past two decades, Jesse has worked in nearly every aspect of the music business. Most notably, recording bands like Animal Collective, The Misfits, The Menzingers, Man Overboard, Basement, Transit, Thank You Scientist, Somos, Leftover Crack as well as mastering records for acts like Brand New, NOFX, Bad Books, Real Friends and over a thousand more.

He received his pedigree under producers like Ross Robinson and Steve Evetts with groups like The Cure, Limp Bizkit, Dillinger Escape Plan, Saves The Day, Senses Fail and A Static Lullaby, and spent years working under esteemed mastering engineer Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

He is also known for writing the top rated music business book on Amazon, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business, which details how bands effectively promote their music; the book is now in it’s fourth edition. This year he published, Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You're Happy With, which has already received immense praise for its innovative take on how musicians can make more emotionally powerful music.

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Apr 28, 2017
RSR085 - Cowboy Keith Thompson - How To Start a Record Label From Your Home Studio
01:36:51

Cowboy Keith Thompson is a record producer, live sound engineer, tour manager, and record label owner. Inglehood Records is a boutique label based out of east Nashville, that makes classic style recordings of vintage hits from the 40s to 60s with its hip rhythm and horn sections.

Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Keith was a bar owner, children's TV show host, radio host, record producer, and live sound engineer.  He moved to Nashville 20 years ago to pursue pro- live sound engineer, doing live sound for the likes of Peter Cetera and even Wonder Woman's Lynda Carter.

Some of Keith's credits include managing the Original Blues Brothers Band featuring Steve Cropper, Blue Lou Marini, Tom Malone, John Tropea , Murphy Dunne and Leon Pendarvis.

When he is not running his label, producing records, or touring, he records and mixes all the music performances for the hit CMT TV show "Sun Records".

YouTube Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRjoFyGIug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uncOpB_DKc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mru1IvrAutY 

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Apr 21, 2017
RSR084 – Kevin Killen – Recording Peter Gabriel, U2, David Bowie, and Yo-Yo Ma
01:39:47

Kevin Killen is a multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer. Kevin is the recipient of many Grammy Awards, and has recorded some of the most important albums of the past four decades.

His extensive discography includes: U2 Unforgettable Fire, Peter Gabriel SO, Elvis Costello Spike, The Commitments, and a long list of amazing artists like Tori Amos, Prince, Laurie Anderson, Stevie Nicks, Brian Ferry, Paula Cole, and Patti Smith.

Just this year Kevin took home a few Grammys for mixing Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble’s Sing Me Home, and for best engineered album, and best alternative album for David Bowie’s last record, Blackstar.

 

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Apr 14, 2017
RSR083 - Jeff Turzo - Overstayer Recording Equipment, Fusing Rock with Techno
01:35:31

Jeff Turzo is a musician, producer, and founder of Overstayer Recording Equipment, a company that designs cool audio gear for the studio. Jeff started out as a musician and spent a decade producing and touring with his band, God Lives Under Water. His band was signed by Rick Rubin to American Recordings in 1993. GLU went on to record multiple albums with a heavy guitar, synth, loop driven pop sound that landed them a movie soundtrack hit for the Keanu Reeves film, Johnny Mnemonic, and airtime on alternative rock stations and MTV. This led to years of touring for his band sharing the stage with other heavy pop bands like KMFDM, Korn, Filter, Deftones, No Doubt, and Sublime.

In the studio Jeff was a multi-instrumentalist and producer with synthesis/sampling knowledge, sometimes producing with Matt Mahaffey (episode 69), but also with his GLU partner David Reilly, staying busy with remix projects that included Skinny Puppy, Rob Zombie and Messiah. He also organized For the Masses: A Tribute To Depeche Mode in 1998, and released Up Off The Floor with GLU in 2004.

 

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Apr 07, 2017
RSR082 - Dane Myers - Custom Tracks & Online Production
01:29:13

Several years after founding local singer/songwriter recording studio, Wholehearted Productions, and producing numerous tracks for aspiring local artists, Dane Myers realized a big obstacle all of his artists faced in getting the quality of music they wanted was a lack of access to professional session musicians. Now after leaving university, Dane is bent on changing the way people think about recording, putting the focus on quality performances, and putting top-shelf musicians back in independent music production through Custom-Tracks.com.

 

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Mar 31, 2017
RSR081 - Jamie Tate - Multi Grammy Winning Mixer At The Rukkus Room
01:27:46

Jamie Tate is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning recording engineer, mixer and producer. Jamie has worked on many popular recordings including dozens of hit records and chart topping songs, making him a highly sought-after mixing engineer and producer. 

Jamie earned his chops recording legendary artists such as Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Marty Stuart and others. More recently, clients have included major Country artists such as Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Billy Currington, major labels such as Big Machine and Broken Bow Records, up-and-coming Nashville artists Jordan Rager, CJ Solar, RaeLynn and Smithfield and professional country & pop songwriters from publishers such as Ole, SeaGayle, Dan Hodges Music, Starstruck and many more.

 

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Mar 24, 2017
RSR080 - Stewart Eastham - Learning Pro Tools
01:28:09

Stewart Eastham shares his tips for learning Pro Tools as an artist, songwriter, and producer in East Nashville TN. His recent Americana album, Dancers In The Mansion, was recorded at The Toy Box Studio, through the famous MCI console. The album brings together a rock band rhythm section with piano, organ, pedal steel, horns, and real strings to create an energetic album that sounds great. Stewart talks with us on the podcast about his experience in the studio, and as an independent artist. We dig into what it means to write, record, and release an album living in Nashville, and then take it out into the world.

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Mar 17, 2017
RSR079 - Bobby Holland - Nashville Producer & Mixer
01:33:13

Bobby Holland is an indi rock and pop musician, producer, and mixer from Nashville TN. He also loves recording Country, Americana, Jazz, and is a big fan of fresh fruit and good bourbon. He is very active on the local music scene playing guitar, keys, singing bvs, and drums. His rock band is called Milktooth, and his new pop band is The Daybreaks.

He's worked on over 15,000 songs and hundreds of albums since he started recording in 1998. Bobby’s credits include artists like: ZZ Ward, Drake White, Meghan Linsey, and Sean McConnell to name a few.

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Mar 10, 2017
RSR078 - Steve Albini - Electrical Audio, Recording Nirvana, & Shellac
01:54:37

Steve Albini is often referred to as a producer, although he prefers the label of recording engineer. Steve owns and operates Electrical Audio, and has been making records for four decades recording other bands and his own band, Shellac.

Steve has recorded over 1500 records on analog tape with a full spectrum of bands, from those that you have never heard of, to some of the biggest names in rock and roll: The Pixies, Nirvana, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Pj Harvey, The Breeders, Superchunk, Helmet, The Stooges, Cheap Trick, and Veruca Salt.

I had the great pleasure to work with Steve at Electrical Audio on a couple of different records while staying at the studio in the dorms. I learned a ton from Steve about recording, running a professional studio, business, and believing in people and their music, and I’m sure you will too here on this podcast.

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Mar 03, 2017
RSR077 - Derrick Bostrom - The Meat Puppets & Nirvana
01:38:44

My guest today is Derrick Bostrom, drummer for The Meat Puppets. They recorded seven albums in the 80s for the legendary SST label. They released three more albums for London Polygram in the 90s, including “Too High To Die,” for which they received a gold record and scored the hit “Backwater.”

They are most widely known for their appearance on Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” television program and subsequent album. It was the financial success of the Nirvana project which finally allowed the Meat Puppets to take a long hiatus, during which Curt moved to Austin, Derrick became an IT professional and Cris pursued a drug habit which landed him up in a federal prison.

Though Bostrom declined to join the Kirkwoods when they reformed in 2006, he has continued to chronicle the band’s history, producing a series of reissues on the Rykodisk label and promoting his own version of events on his Bostwworld site. he is also a deejay at LuxuriaMusic.com, where he hosts a weekly show dedicated to sharing his favorite ephemeral pop trash.

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Feb 24, 2017
RSR076 - Bjorgvin Benediktsson - Step By Step Mixing Q&A
01:34:51

Björgvin Benediktsson is author of the blog Audio-Issues where he writes all about recording, production, and mixing music from your studio. His new book Step By Step Mixing reached #1 on Amazon teaching you how to mix using only five basic plugins choices. Bjorgvin joins us to talk about his new book and his full featured course Mixing with Five Plugins. We are trying something new for Recording Studio Rockstars. We won’t be going through the usual list of interview questions. Instead we reached out to you Rockstars ahead of time, and asked for your questions about mixing. We got lots of great submissions and are excited to dig into all of your great questions.

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Feb 17, 2017
RSR075 - Chris James - Grammy Nominee - Best Engineered Album for Prince
01:28:07

Chris James is a Los Angeles based musician, songwriter, producer and first time Grammy Nominee in the 2017 Best Engineered Album - for Prince, HITNRUN:Phase 2. In 2012, Chris James began working with Prince at Paisley Park Studios. Chris recorded and mixed countless Prince productions including the Warner Bros. released albums, ART OFFICIAL AGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM -- along with many unreleased songs for the legendary Prince Vault. A personal career highlight was when Prince invited Chris James to play guitar on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Later that same year, Prince insisted he tour as live sound engineer where one notable gig included the critically praised set during SXSW (Prince’s first and only).

Chris James talks about his beginnings in music, his rad roommates in college, and his amazing journey leading to the Grammys.

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Feb 10, 2017
RSR074 - Jason Lehning - Growing Up Producing & Mixing In Nashville
01:44:11

Jason Lehning is a musician, songwriter, producer, and twice Grammy winning engineer. He was even nominated for Best Engineer Grammy in 2008. Son of the successful country producer Kyle Lehning, who produced nearly every record by Randy Travis, Jason has always been at home in the studio, and immersed himself in bands and recording projects full time from a young age.

 

In The Silver Seas he writes and records with Daniel Tashian, and has also worked with other Nashville artists David Mead, and Josh Rouse. Some of Jason’s credits include: George Jones, Erasure, Mat Kearney, Guster, Bill Frisell, and Alison Krauss.

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Feb 03, 2017
RSR073 - Ken Stringfellow - The Posies, Big Star & REM
01:22:22

My guest today is Ken Stringfellow, a musician, songwriter, producer, arranger who formed the power pop band The Posies in 1988 with Jon Auer. Notably he was an important part of reviving the band Big Star, one of the most acclaimed and legendary groups of all time. Ken also spent ten years on the road, and in the studio with R.E.M, and continues to record and release his own records, and has recorded and produced many other artists like: Damien Jurado, the Long Winters, China’s Hanggai, Snow Patrol, Neil Young, Patti Smith, Mudhoney, Death Cab For Cutie, The Head & The Heart, and many others.

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Jan 27, 2017
RSR072 - Chris Graham - How To Grow An Online Mastering Studio Business
01:52:25

 

Lij Shaw interviews mastering engineer, Chris Graham, to learn about building and growing your online studio business. Chris has grown his mastering business online from the comfort of his own home studio, in Columbus OH, using the power of the internet through careful advertising and free marketing on Google and Youtube. He shares many of his techniques with us in this episode. So that you can benefit with your own studio from anywhere!

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Jan 20, 2017
RSR071 - Chris King - Poetry Scores & Field Recording With Lij Shaw
01:57:39

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Chris King is a songwriter, music and film producer, and award winning author. He also happens to be the singer in my St Louis bands, Enormous Richard, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Three Fried Men.

Chris has produced or co-produced musical adaptations of the poetry of Gertrude Stein, Pulitzer laureate Paul Muldoon, Missouri Poet Laureate David Clewell, Australian poet laureate Les Murray and Connecticut Poet Laureate Leo Connellan. He directed two feature silent films for Poetry Scores "Blind Cat Black," which scores the Turkish poet Ece Ayhan, and "Go South for Animal Index," which scores the Salt Lake City / St. Louis poet Stefene Russell.

He co-produced "No Dark in America" by legendary jump blues musician Rosco Gordon (Dualtone, 2002). He served as executive producer on St. Louis raconteur Fred Friction's "Murder Balladeer" and on "Just Piping" by All-Ireland piper Michael Cooney, and he produced "Memory Music" by Merchant Marine songster Pops Farrar, the father of Jay Farrar (Uncle Tupelo / Son Volt).

And he has done all this while working daily as the managing editor of The St. Louis American, the largest weekly newspaper in Missouri.

Jan 13, 2017
RSR070 - Roger Moutenot - Producing Yo La Tengo & Paula Cole
01:41:28

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My guest today is Roger Moutenot, a multi platinum Grammy nominated producer and engineer here in Nashville. Roger started out in Cliffside Park NJ with a view of Manhattan recording bands in his basement studio before attending the Institute of Audio Research in New York and landing a job at Skyline Studios in 1975.

During his time at Skyline Roger recorded many important artists including Laurie Anderson, They Might Be Giants, and 10,000 Maniacs. Making the inevitable shift to freelance Roger began working at Chung King House of Metal with Run DMC, Heavy D, and Stetsasonic, and also recording greats from the the NY jazz scene John Zorn, Bill Frisell, and Don Byron.

Moving to Nashville TN in the 90s I first met Roger when he was mixing Jill Sobule at Woodland Studios where I was interning. And then we got a chance to work together at Alex The Great studio owned by Robin Eaton and Brad Jones recording a cool indi band Toy Bean.

In 1993 Roger produced Painful, for the college radio favorites Yo La Tengo, which began a long relationship with the band going on to record seven full length albums. These included the critically acclaimed albums I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One in 1997, and 2000’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out.

Roger continued to make records in both Nashville and NY until building his own Haptown Studio, where we are today. He has a long list of credits which include: producing Paula Cole’s double platinum, Grammy Nominated album, This Fire, Joseph Arthur, Lambchop, Josh Rouse, Jefferson Airplane/ Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, Lou Reed, Rosanne Cash, John Cale, Jeff The Brotherhood, Son Volt, Mindy Smith, Cheap Trick, Gillian Welch, and John Mayer. The list goes on...

 

Jan 06, 2017
RSR069 - Matt Mahaffey - The Band sElf & Composing Music For Cartoons
01:48:17

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My guest today is Matt Mahaffey, probably the most talented multi instrumental song writer, composer, and producer I know. Matt formed his own successful rock band, sElf and then cofounded Spongebath records an imprint of Zoo records. From 1995 on sElf and Spongebath became a shining beacon of hope for indi bands in middle TN wanting to shake the stereotype of country music.

After a decade in middle TN Matt moved to LA to be closer to his next label Dreamworks where he developed his production career continuing to write and record for his own band. He has a long list of artists in the studio including: Pink, Beck, Liz Phair, Tenacious D, Lupe Fiasco, Phantom Planet, Beyoncé, Butch Walker, Hellogoodbye, Forever the Sickest Kids, Miranda Cosgrove, The White Tie Affair, Keith Urban, The Sounds, L.E.O. and Smash Mouth. And recently Matt just played on Beck's Grammy winning Album of the Year 2015, Morning Phase.

Matt has also created music for many filmmakers including Ivan Reitman, Michael Mann, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Andrew Adamson, and Hans Zimmer. And he also wrote music for Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek 4. And contributed music for the cartoons Ni Hao Kai-Lan and Sanjay and Craig. And other TV credits include: CSI Miami, DanceLife, Entourage, MTV, E! Entertainment, Weeds, and 60 Minutes.

He has even spoken at TEDx Nashville, and notably created the famous jingle for Expedia.com, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live as the Muppet character “Animal” in a drum off with Blink 182 drummer, Travis Baker.

Dec 30, 2016
RSR068 - Pat Sansone - Recording with The Autumn Defense & Wilco
01:50:18

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My guest today is my good friend Pat Sansone, a prolific, and talented multi instrumentalist, songwriter, and Grammy nominated producer.  Pat’s early bands included playing guitar with Beagle Voyage and Stretch Armstrong, a rock band influenced by Black Sabbath and the Butthole Surfers, and then his own power pop band Birdy. In 1999, Pat formed The Autumn Defense, in New Orleans, with his friend John Stirratt of Wilco.

He has worked with many great musicians and artists along the way including: Dawes, Jamie Lidell, Phil Selway of Radiohead, The Future Monarchs with Josh Shapera, Elizabeth Cook, Garrison Starr, Richard Julian, Will Kimbrough, Joseph Arthur, Andrew Bird, Josh Rouse, Mavis Staples, Swan Dive, Jenifer Jackson, Ryan Adams, and The Clientele

In 2004 Pat joined Wilco following the departure of multi-instrumentalist Leroy Bach. And now Pat plays guitar, keyboard, maracas, and several other instruments, as well as singing backup vocals with Wilco. He was also involved in the writing and recording of Wilco's albums: Sky Blue Sky, Wilco, and co producing The Whole Love in 2011.


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Dec 23, 2016
RSR067 - Carl Nappa - Producing and Mixing Hip Hop with Nelly & The Hit Factory
01:47:21

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My guest today is Carl Nappa with over 30 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records as an engineer, mixer or producer. He has worked with a long list of high profile artists in Rock, Hip Hop, R&B & Pop. In his 20+ year career Carl is credited as engineer or producer for more than 50 million records sold.

He has been a staff engineer at The Hit Factory in NYC, owned and operated “Hell’s Kitchen Recording and Social Club” In NYC for 4 years, is a voting member of NARAS and now also teaches in St Louis at the Ex’Treme Institute by Nelly.
 
Carl’s extensive discography includes many names that you will recognize like: Nelly, Chris Brown, R. Kelly, N'SYNC, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, NRBQ, Blondie, Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Mariah Carey, Prince, Wyclef Jean, Run DMC, Pet Shop Boys, Alan Parsons, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, Madonna, and the Manhattan Transfer. And the list goes on and on...


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Dec 16, 2016
RSR066 - Danny Wyatt - EDM and Mix Master Wyatt Academy
01:40:55

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My guest today is Danny Wyatt, a NYC Hip Hop and EDM producer who launched Mixmaster Wyatt Academy to teach you the art of writing, producing, and mixing EDM music from Hip Hop, Trap, Techno, to Dub Step, and everything in between.

Danny tells some amazing stories about recording with Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Night, Steve Windwood, Curtis Mayfield, Lenny Kravitz, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springstein, Eric Clapton, Teh Isley Bros, Brnaford Masalis, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John.

If you are ready to get serious with your EDM production then check out: Mixmaster Wyatt Academy

Use Coupon Code: RSR10 for 10% off any course!


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Dec 09, 2016
RSR065 - Meghan Gohil - From Live Sound to Studio, Recording with Lij Shaw
01:34:04

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 My guest today is Meghan Gohil, a producer, engineer, musician, studio and record label owner in Hollywood CA. It was Meghan was who recorded my first college band in St Louis called Dr Seuss. He recorded many projects with me over the next couple of decades.

Our first big release was for my band Enormous Richard, a twangy alt country band from St Louis. We recorded 30 songs live to cassette in a basement in Granite City IL and went on to sell and distribute several thousand copies, nearly landing a record deal in the process.

Later we renamed ourselves Eleanor Roosevelt and made “Walker With His Head Down” with Meghan for his college audio program at Webster University where he studied under Barry Hufker, and Bill Porter who recorded Elvis, Roy Orbison, and The Everly Brothers.

Meghan has recorded with many greats including: Cure co-founder Lol Tolhurst’s band, Levinhurst, Trey Anastasio of Phish, Jack Johnson with the Animal Liberation Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Joan Osbourne, Digable Planets, and Michael Frante to name a few.

For 20 years Meghan has maintained a dual career in radio promotions, and career development & management working with many independant artists. He worked as the Project Manager at Contemporary Productions in St. Louis, SFX Entertainment, and Clear Channel Concerts.  And He’s also consulted for AEG Live and Emery Entertainment. Currently, he records from his home studio which you can check out at HollywoodRecordingStudio.com,  and works as a Strategy and Analytics Manager at Live Nation Entertainments Amphitheater division..


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Other records by Lij Shaw recorded by Meghan Gohil:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crumbling-in-the-rain/id218367749

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/water-bread-beer/id583731682

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/walker-with-his-head-down/id269344447

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hell-bent-insurgent-country/id5835023

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Dec 02, 2016
RSR064 - Warren Huart - Produce Like A Pro
01:51:53

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My guest today is Warren Huart, a producer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. Warren is the creator of a highly prolific Youtube channel, and audio learning website called Produce Like A Pro, where he teaches you how to record and produce music through tutorial videos, interviews, studio tours, and a dedicated membership site.

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Warren has been a part of many platinum selling and billboard charting albums over his 20 year career, and has participated in the development of a number of successful artists’ careers. Some of Warren’s credits include: Ace Frehley, Areosmith, James Blunt, Marc Broussard, The Muppets, The Thrills, The Fray, Better Than Ezra, and Vintage Trouble.

 
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Nov 25, 2016
RSR063 - John Jaszcz The Yoshman - Recording Funk with Bootsy Collins & Funkadelic
01:28:19

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My guest today is John Jaszcz, aka the Yoshman. He is a multi Grammy and Dove awarded mixer, engineer, and producer. He is well known for his work in Nashville with gospel, country, Christian contemporary, and rock artists and will sometimes have multiple songs on the top of the charts at the same time. His mixing credits have included Billy Ray Cyrus, Roberta Flack, Donna Summer, Wynonna Judd, John Michael Montgomery, and Collective Soul to name just a few.

But Yosh got his start far north of Nashville in Detroit MI where he learned how to record and mix under the gurus of funk like Bootsy Collins, Parliament/Funkadelic, George Clinton, and Zapp. And it was through his work there with Gospel great Fred Hammond of Commissioned, and the legendary Thomas Whitfield that Yosh ultimately made his connection to Nashville and then moved here to grow his career.

 
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Nov 18, 2016
RSR062 - Robin Eaton - Alex The Great & Club Roar Studios
01:11:38

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My guest today is Robin Eaton, a songwriter, producer, poet, and artist from Nashville TN. He owns his own studio, Club Roar, and is also co-owner of Alex The Great recording with Brad Jones who was my guest on episode 34.

Beginning as a songwriter and artist signed to Warner France and then Ze-Island records in NYC, He was also in the original Broadway production of Hair. After moving to Nashville in the 80s and building Alex The Great, Robin went on to co write and produce Jill Sobule’s self titled record with the hit single “I Kissed A Girl” about ten years before Katy Perry’s song of the same title.

In 2005 Robin and I co produced The Spinto Band’s Nice And Nicely Done, and then later KS Rhoads Dead Language. Some of his other credits include: Butterfly Boucher, Tim Easton, Tommy Womack, Lion Limb, Swan Dive, and Mary Kate Oneil.
 
But more importantly Robin is my mentor. He took me in and showed me how to make records at Alex The Great, and has been a creative inspiration and friend to me for 20 years. He even officiated at my wedding!
 
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Nov 11, 2016
RSR061 - Joe Baldridge - Multi Grammy Winning Producer & Engineer, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley
01:41:28

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My guest today is Joe Baldridge, a producer, and multi Grammy winning and number 1 charting engineer with over 25 years experience in production, recording, mixing, artist management and brand and artist development. Joe has over 300 album credits on AllMusic.com. And he has received a nomination for 2014 “Record of the Year” for his work on Taylor Swift’s RED, and won a Dove award for production work with Toby Mac.

Joe also teaches at Belmont University right here in Nashville having joined the Audio Engineering Technology department at the Mike Curb College Of Entertainment & Music Business as an adjunct in 2010, and as Full time Lecturer in 2013.

Joe brings to teaching his creative experience from working with such artist as Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, Toby Mac, Taylor Swift, the Newsboys, Brooks and Dunn, and Third Day to name just a few.

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Nov 04, 2016
RSR060 - Jordan Valeriote - Hard Core Mixing & Silverstein
01:19:52

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My guest today is Jordan Valeriote, an independent producer, mixer, and engineer based out of Ontario, Canada, specializing in hardcore music with blazing guitars and drums. Jordan produced Rescue for the band Silverstein, a leading band on the post-hardcore scene. And Follow up credits include Antimacy by the Dead and Divine, and Prophets for the Counterparts. Other credits include: Nick Johnston, Forevermore, Great Lakes, Mandroid Echostar, and Skynet.

Jordan is also an author, teacher, and entrepreneur. He has taken all the knowledge gained from producing, recording, and mixing to create HardCoreMusicStudio.com where Jordan teaches you how to record, edit, and mix powerful hardcore records. He has written a book called Mixing Heavy Music which you can find on Amazon. And he also offers drum sample packs made up of the very same drum samples used on many of his hardcore productions which you can find on his website HarcoreMusicStudio.com. 

 

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Oct 28, 2016
RSR059 – Mike Radovsky – Music Composition, Licensing, & Drums
01:30:15

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My guest today is Mike Radovsky a drummer, producer, and composer for music licensing in film and tv. Mike has played with many great artists including: Phil Madeira, Michelle Wagner, and Tanya Tucker.

Mike has been creating cool library music ranging in style from surf rock to heavy guitar blues and has lots to teach us about the world of music licensing. His credits include placements in music libraries like Sonoton APM, Groove Addicts, Smartsound, and Peer Publishing.

He has written music for major car commercials like Ford, Jeep, and Lexus, and has had many placements on ABC/ CBS/ FOX/ HBO and SHOWTIME. Mike has even created music placed in one of the best shows ever made for tv “Breaking Bad.”

 

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Oct 21, 2016
RSR058 - Fab Dupont - Flux Studios & PureMix.net
57:56

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Fab Dupont is a multi Grammy nominated writer, producer, mixer, and teacher. He is owner of FLUX studios in New York, where he has worked with many great artists like Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Isaac Hayes, Shakira, Santigold, Mark Ronson, Les Nubians,Toots And The Maytals, Bon Jovi, Marc Anthony, Sean Lennon, John Travolta, Babyface, Nat King Cole, Bebel Gilberto to name just a few.

Fab has taken his many years of recording and mixing experience to co-found Puremix.net, an audio tutorial website dedicated to learning what is not in the manual.

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Oct 14, 2016
RSR057 - Nick Devan - G.E.D. Soul Records
53:32

My guest today is Nick Devan, a drummer, producer, mixer, and lover of old school soul music. In 2007 he started G.E.D. Soul Records with Dave Singleton, which allows him to write, record, and play drums for the label. He also owns and operates Poor Man Studio in Madison, TN.   

Nick Currently performs with Magic in Threes, who are currently recording, mixing, and releasing a song every week in 2016.  He also plays with DeRobert & the Half-Truths who have just added the new singer, Du'Juan Mandell.

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Oct 07, 2016
RSR056 - Ben Loftis - Harrison Consoles, MixBus 32C, Designing MixBus Plugins
01:10:18

My guest today is Ben Loftis the product manager for the Harrison’s workstation products. He is also an all-around developer, and partner in the company.  From its Nashville, Tennessee facilities, Harrison designs, manufactures and markets large-format, professional audio mixing consoles for international film and television production, post-production, broadcasting, sound reinforcement and music recording markets.


Harrison also makes a unique digital audio workstation, The MixBus 32C, following an analog paradigm that embodies form, function, and sound. Where other DAWs might use a computer paradigm, MIXBUS grows from Harrisonʼs distinguished 40-year heritage of platinum records, such as Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Paul Simon’s Graceland, and the blockbuster film Spider-Man to name a few. MIXBUS is the first full-featured DAW with true analog style mixing.

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Sep 30, 2016
RSR055 - Bob Bullock - Recording, Crazy Horse, Chick Corea, & Steely Dan
51:24

My guest today is Bob Bullock, whose career started as a studio engineer in Oakland CA, training under such greats as Humberto Gatica, Reggie Dozier, Barney Perkins, Roy Haley and Roger Nichols. And he became a top engineer himself, working with many great artists like The Tubes, Art Garfunkel, Seals and Crofts, Crazy Horse, Chick Corea and REO Speedwagon.

Bob's engineering credits extend over fifty gold and platinum albums, including Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, George Jones, John Anderson, Hank Williams Jr., Jimmy Buffet and Steve Wariner.

Bob has spent 40 years working with major label artists like Kenny Chesney, Loretta Lynn and Keith Urban, but in sharp contrast now enjoys working almost exclusively with independent artists from all over the world.

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Sep 23, 2016
RSR054- Josh Harris - Defining His Sound as a Remixer & Studio One Expert
01:07:02

My guest today is Josh Harris, a producer, composer, engineer, remixer and music industry educator. He is a classically trained pianist and composer, who likes to fuse different musical genres into his writing and remixing.

Josh can easily migrate from the studio to the stage and has toured with Grammy award winning artist, Seal, as his musical director and keyboardist. His credits include top name artists like Seal, Madonna, The Killers and James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem). With over two hundred major-label remix credits, Josh has received nominations by the International Dance Music Association (IDMA) for best remixer. And his music has been used in several TV shows, such as MTV's Damage Control, Room Raiders, and America's Next Top Model.

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Sep 16, 2016
RSR053 – Matt Boudreau – Working Class Audio Podcast
56:21

My guest today is Matt Boudreau, a producer, recording, mixing, and mastering engineer from San Francisco. Matt is also the host of a fantastic podcast, Working Class Audio where he interviews many top studio professionals. He has worked with a great number of artists in the studio including: Steve Earl, Matchbox 20, Shawn Colvin, The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Tori Amos, Florence + The Machine, Thomas Dolby, The Jayhawks, Ziggy Marley, Civil Wars, Sarah Bareilles, and George Thorogood to name a few. 

Matt's podcast Working Class Audio includes great episodes with stellar guests like: Dave Fridmann, Niko Bolas, Al Schmitt, Brian McTear, Jim Scott, Larry Crane, F Reid Shippen, Eric Valentine, Kim Rosen, Warren Huart, Joe Barresi, Michael Beinhorn, Sylvia Massey, and Vance Powell. And those are just some of the past guests.

Though we’ve only just met, I am psyched to have my “brother from another podcast” on the show today.

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Sep 09, 2016
RSR052 - David Kalmusky - Recording Journey and Addiction Sound Studios
01:17:13

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My guest today is David Kalmusky, a producer, guitarist, engineer, and mixer. In 2012 David helped design and build Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville TN, along with engineer, studio Designer Chris Huston (whose credits include Led Zeppelin and The Who) and studio owner Jonathan Cain of Journey, Bad English, and The Babys. David is deeply involved in the local audio community, hosting Recording Academy, NAAM, and local manufacturer events, and has regularly appeared on top 10 Billboard charts.

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Sep 02, 2016
RSR051 -Larry Crane - Tape Op Magazine and Jackpot! Recording Studio
01:31:14

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My guest today is Larry Crane, editor and founder of Tape Op Magazine (started in 1996). He is also owner of Portland’s Jackpot! Recording Studio (since 1997). Larry is a freelance producer/engineer who’s worked nationwide, and is also the archivist for the Estate of Elliott Smith. His career has taken him down many paths working as a record label owner, radio station music director, DJ, record distributor in sales, freelance music journalist, book editor, and bass player playing in bands since 1984, including Elephant Factory, Vomit Launch and the Sunbirds.

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Aug 26, 2016
RSR050 – Carl Tatz – Designer of the PhantomFocus System ™
01:13:06

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My guest today is Carl Tatz, principal of the recording studio design firm Carl Tatz Design LLC. Carl has been designing award-winning studios for over a decade, driven by his acclaimed and ever-evolving Phantom Focus™ System monitor tuning protocol. The Phantom Focus System is a complete monitor design protocol that optimizes the listening experience to include the speakers, the room, and the engineer into a finely tuned focal point that allows the sounds to float transparently around the speakers.

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Aug 19, 2016
RSR049 - Steve Walsh - Producing In Prague
01:22:32

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My guest today is Steve Walsh, an award winning songwriter, engineer, and executive producer of BANG Europe. Steve has been writing and recording for over three decades and has scored music for countless commercials, film, and TV receiving awards from Lions, Clios, AICP, D&AD and even a Czech, Anděl award.


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Aug 12, 2016
RSR048 - Neal Cappellino - Recording Vocals With Alison Krauss
01:32:39

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My guest today is Neal Cappellino, a multiple Grammy® awarded Producer and Engineer who has called Nashville his home for more than 20 years. Neal is a member of NARAS, AES, Leadership Music 2016, and he also sits on the board for the Melodic Caring Project.

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Aug 05, 2016
RSR047 - James Waddell - An Expert on the Maschine
01:22:56

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My guest today is James Waddell, a producer, engineer, sound designer, and mixer. He is the owner of Lyricanvas a studio in Nashville TN offering music production and mixing to clients from all over. He is an expert on Native Instrument Maschine, records his drums with only Shure SM57s, and rides to the studio on a bad ass Harley Davidson.

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Jul 29, 2016
RSR046 - Steve Marcantonio - John Lennon At The Record Plant
01:14:15

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My guest today is Steve Marcantonio, a Grammy winning producer, recording engineer, and teacher from Nashville TN. Steve started his career at the Record Plant Studios in New York City in 1978. 

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Jul 22, 2016
RSR045 - Roger Alan Nichols - Recording Vocals With Steven Tyler
01:20:30

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My guest today is Roger Alan Nichols, owner of Bell Tone Recording in Nashville, TN. Roger has written for, performed with, produced, and recorded artists such as Paramore and Steven Tyler.

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Jul 15, 2016
RSR044 - Jim Reilley - How To Write A Song For Music Row (Or Not)
01:15:37

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My guest today is Jim Reilley, a songwriter, producer, member of The New Dylans, and recording artist from Nashville TN. Jim moved to Nashville in 1998 and landed a publishing deal with Curb Publishing where he wrote songs for nearly a decade. 

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Jul 08, 2016
RSR043 – David Thoener - ACDC For Those About To Rock (Part 2)
01:02:42

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My guest today is David Thoener, a multi Grammy winning producer, engineer, and mixer with a true rockstar list of credits to his discography. In fact David made many of the records that I grew up with that help define rock music for me. Part 2!!

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Jul 01, 2016
RSR042 – David Thoener - ACDC For Those About To Rock (Part 1)
57:45

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My guest today is David Thoener, a multi Grammy winning producer, engineer, and mixer with a true rockstar list of credits to his discography. In fact David made many of the records that I grew up with that help define rock music for me.

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Jun 24, 2016
RSR041 – Jeff Powell - How To Prepare For Vinyl Mastering & Recording With Jim Dickinson & Tom Dowd
01:10:12

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My guest today is Jeff Powell who got his start as an assistant engineer at Ardent studios in Memphis TN and steadily advanced his career over decades to become a multi faceted gold, platinum, and Grammy winning record producer, engineer, educator, and vinyl mastering engineer.

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Jun 17, 2016
RSR040 – Matt Ross-Spang - Working at the Famous Sun Studio, Learning from the Great Sam Phillips
01:09:19

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My guest today is Matt Ross-Spang, a Grammy winning engineer, mixer, producer and recording historian. Matt began his career at Sun Studio in Memphis TN, which he revitalized during his decade of work there bringing it back to it’s original analog roots. After his time at Sun Studio he migrated over to Sam Phillips Recording Services.

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Jun 10, 2016
RSR039 - Jody Stephens - Big Star and Ardent Studios
45:42

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My guest today is Jody Stephens a rock star, session drummer, songwriter, composer, producer, and studio administrator at Ardent Studios in Memphis TN. Jody’s music has had a great influence on me through his work as the drummer for the legendary band, Big Star. 

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Jun 03, 2016
RSR038 - Ian Brennan - How Music Dies (Or Lives)
01:26:10

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My guest today is Ian Brennan a recording artist, producer, concert promoter, activist, and author. He is a GRAMMY-winning producer with four GRAMMY-nominated records for Best World Music, and Best Traditional Folk. Ian has written a fascinating book called “How Music Dies (Or Lives)” that shares his deep understanding of music, culture, and recording.

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May 27, 2016
RSR037 - Tommy Wiggins - Tommy's Tracks

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My guest today is Tommy Wiggins. Throughout his career, Tommy has released his own albums, started his own label, and built a recording school from the ground up. More recently Tommy lives here in Nashville TN and records and masters music from his own studio, Tommy’s Tracks.

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May 20, 2016
RSR037 - Tommy Wiggins - Tommy's Tracks
01:29:39

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My guest today is Tommy Wiggins. Throughout his career, Tommy has released his own albums, started his own label, and built a recording school from the ground up. More recently Tommy lives here in Nashville TN and records and masters music from his own studio, Tommy’s Tracks.

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May 20, 2016
RSR036 - John Mayfield - Mayfield Mastering
01:10:00

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My guest today is mastering engineer and owner of Mayfield Mastering, John Mayfield. Two decades of mastering have allowed John to work with some very talented artists and clients including the Dave Matthews Band, Sara Evans, Kathy Mattea, Naturally 7, Warner Brothers Records and Universal Music Group to name a few. 

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May 13, 2016
RSR035 - Cameron Henry - Vinyl Mastering Engineer
01:16:17

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My guest today is Cameron Henry, a vinyl mastering engineer at Welcome to 1979 Studio. He has mastered over two-thousand LP & 45-single releases. In addition, Cameron hosts a "vinyl camp" at Welcome to 1979, which is focused on teaching the basics of disk cutting & a chance to participate in an actual direct-to-disk recording session.

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May 06, 2016
RSR034 - Brad Jones - Alex The Great
01:11:39

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My guest today is Brad Jones, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Musician based in Nashville. He has co-owned the Alex the Great Recording with Robin Eaton since 1993. This is a particularly special episode today because Alex The Great was the first studio where I learned how to record, and Brad was the one who taught me how to make the musicians feel at home to capture a great performance

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Apr 29, 2016
RSR033 - Jon Tidey - Reaper Blog
01:03:27

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My guest today is Jon Tidey, a home studio engineer, blogger, podcaster, and audio jack-of-all-trades from Vancouver British Columbia. In 2010, Jon started ReaperBlog.net. The aim of Reaper Blog is to be an indispensable resource providing news, reviews, tips & tricks, and detailed tutorials on music production using the REAPER software.

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Apr 22, 2016
RSR032 - Slau Halatyn - Besharp Studio
01:07:03

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My guest today is Slau Halatyn, a recording engineer, producer and owner of BeSharp Studio in New York City where he specializes in classical, jazz and musical theater recordings as well as rock and pop music. Slau is a blind recording engineer and makes great records despite this obvious obstacle. He works directly with AVID to help make Pro Tools accessible for blind and visually impaired audio engineers and musicians.

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Apr 15, 2016
RSR031 - Dave Tough - The Producer’s Room
01:01:46

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My guest today is Dave Tough,a Dove award-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter, music industry educator at Belmont University, and an active voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He has written and produced over 150 songs for major motion pictures and television and started his own show called The Producer’s Room, featuring interviews with music industry creators.

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Apr 08, 2016
RSR030 - Nick Bullock - 52 in 52
55:07

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My guest today is Nick Bullock, a musician, teacher, producer, songwriter and music blogger. In 2015 Nick launched an intense studio project with his band, The Sound Awake, called 52 in 52 where he committed to writing and recording 52 songs in 52 weeks.

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Apr 01, 2016
RSR029 – Craig Alvin – Badass Mixer
01:19:32

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My guest on the show today is Craig Alvin, a fantastically talented recording and mixing engineer originally from Portland, OR. He has been making records for over 20 years, and has an eclectic discography having worked on several Grammy nominated projects. He has long since mixed with a hybrid of digital and analog gear that brings the best of both worlds together to create a sound that is powerful and compelling.

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Mar 25, 2016
RSR028 – Kevin Ward – The Mix Coach
01:07:11

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My guest today is Kevin Ward, a producer, mixer, audio blogger and teacher who has been making award winning records since he moved to Nashville in 1991. Along the way he created Vine Records and has won many Dove awards for the great artists that he produces. Kevin then took all his experience and knowledge from years of producing and mixing and decided to help others learn how to record themselves creating an online coaching program called The Mix Coach.

 Check out The Mix Coach Program Now!!

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Mar 18, 2016
RSR027 - Chris Mara - Welcome to 1979
01:03:57

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My guest today is Chris Mara owner of Nashville’s Welcome To 1979 recording studio, and owner of Mara Machines; the largest analog tape machine restoration company in the world. Chris’s passion for recording led to founding the analog-centric Welcome To 1979; which has clients such as Pete Townshend, Eric Burdon, Brendan Benson, The Features, North Mississippi Allstars, The Protomen, John Oats, and Jack White’s Third Man Records among many.Welcome To 1979 also has a beautiful cutting lathe and vinyl mastering department!

 Check out what Welcome to 1979 has to offer!!! 

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Mar 11, 2016
RSR026 - Matthew Weiss - The Pro Audio Files
01:22:46

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My guest today is Matthew Weiss, a Grammy nominated, and Spellemann Award winning engineer. He began his career assisting such notable engineers and producers as Bobby Eli, Mark Marshall, Denise Barbarita, and Ron St. Germaine. Matthew loves teaching audio recording and mixing. His audio education tutorials are among the best selling and most highly regarded that you will find. He has teamed up with The Pro Audio Files to create Matthew's Mix Thru Series that teach you everything from mixing Hip Hop & EDM, or Rock and Pop music. He also offers advanced courses diving deeper into topics like mixing rap vocals or Hip Hop beats.

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Mar 04, 2016
RSR025 - Chad Brown - Grammy Award Winning Mixer
01:04:24

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My guest today is Chad Brown, an engineer, producer, gear guilder, and Grammy winning mixer living in East Nashville TN, but hailing from the "Birthplace of Country Music", Bristol VA. In 2015 Chad received a Grammy Award for mixing "Shine For All The People" by Mike Farris. He mixed the record right here at The Toy Box Studio through the famous MCI console, and the classic sound won the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album of the Year.

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Feb 26, 2016
RSR024 - Jonathan Roye - Woodshed Audio
01:08:08

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My guest today is Jonathan Roye. He is a producer, mixer, musician, and audio blogger from Nashville TN. He shares that knowledge with you through his audio blog at JonathanRoye.com and Youtube channel called Mix Notes.

He is also the creator of Woodshedaudio.co a boutique sample and loop library in Nashville TN. If you are producing music using drums samples you can find a growing library of cool sounds to fill in the sweet spots of your production. With sample packs like Shaker & Tamborine they keep it focused and easy to use. 

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Feb 19, 2016
RSR023 - Bob Olhsson - Motown Records
01:00:55

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My guest today is Bob Olhsson a master audio engineer and producer with 50 years of experience. Bob has a truly remarkable career path that has led him from Detroit to San Francisco to (Hearts of) Space and finally back to Nashville.

He was one of only two people to ever hold every engineering position at Motown Records in Detroit during which he recorded and mastered 100 top ten singles 42 of which were #1 hits. He even recorded Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Stevie Wonder, and Motown’s first successful rock act, Rare Earth.

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Feb 12, 2016
RSR022 - Michael Hardesty and Stephen Turney - 24HR Records
01:16:17

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My guests are Michael Hardesty and Stephen Turney. Together they created 24HR Records a Youtube web series that hand picks a team of musicians, locks them in a studio, and tasks them with writing and recording three original songs in 24 hours.

Each episode is brought to you from a different recording studio, and even The Toy Box Studio has been home to one of these creative all nighters. Check the video out here!

 

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Feb 05, 2016
RSR021 - Blessing Offor - Songwriter Producer
01:13:42

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My guest today is Blessing Offor an eclectic musician, songwriter, and producer. Born in Nigeria and raised in Connecticut with cultural and musical influences that span continents, cultures, and decades. As an artist and songwriter Blessing has mastered guitar and piano as the tools of composition. But his voice has taken him to studios and stages all over. He has been on the TV show The Voice, and appeared at The Kennedy Center on multiple occasions, and is also an international songwriting competition winner.

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Jan 29, 2016
RSR020 - Shane D Wilson - St Izzy’s Of The East Studio
01:12:32

 

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My guest today is Shane D Wilson a Grammy-nominated, recording engineer. His career has led him to work with bands like Switchfoot, David Crowder, Derek Webb, Amy Lee, Owsley, Michael W Smith, Mercy Me and Wes Cunningham among many.

 Shane often works from his cozy St Izzy’s Of The East Studio using a creative hybrid of analog and digital technologies to create beautiful sounds. And we will talk about how he likes to record and mix music on the show.

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Jan 22, 2016
RSR019 - F Reid Shippen - Multi Grammy Winning Mixer
58:54

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My guest today is F Reid Shippen, a multi Grammy winning mixer, producer, and musician. His mixing and producing credits include a wide range of artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant, India Arie, The Jonas Brothers, Eric Church and Robert Randolph. He has also worked with Clay Aiken, Switchfoot, and the Backstreet Boys, to name a few. Reid mixes from his personal SSL studio, Robot Lemon, in Nashville TN. 

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Jan 15, 2016
RSR018 - Daniel Grimmett - Songwriting Team
01:13:34

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My guest today is Daniel Grimmett, founder of SongwritingTeam.com, a songwriting and production company serving over 200 artists/brands in more than 20 countries. Daniel works with clients worldwide and has built a 6 figure online studio and music production business that redefines what it means to be a recording studio in the age of internet. He also created a fantastic course to teach you his exact blueprint! It’s called

How To Make Money Producing Music - Virtual Recording Studio

 

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Jan 08, 2016
RSR017 - Mark Rubel - Blackbird Academy
01:10:58

 

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My guest is Mark Rubel, the Co-Director of Education and Instructor at The Blackbird Academy, which is an intensive recording school at famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Since 1980, Mark has made about a zillion recordings at his Pogo Studio in Champaign IL (currently reopening in Nashville), including such artists as Alison Krauss, Jay Bennett, Ludacris, Hum, Adrian Belew, Melanie, Fall Out Boy, Duke Special, and many others.

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Jan 01, 2016
RSR016 - Dave Hagen - Dark Horse Recording
51:41

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My guest on the show today is Dave Hagen, Head Engineer at Dark Horse Recording in Franklin, TN.  Dark Horse is one of the longest lived large studio complexes in the Nashville area featuring multiple studios, and complete artist accommodations amid a stunningly beautiful Tennessee countryside backdrop.

Dave works with an extremely diverse client base including OneRepublic, Relient K, Matthew West, For King and Country, Tenth Avenue North, Ashley Judd, Newsboys and many others.  

Dave also helped develop teaching curriculum for the Dark Horse Institute, build and design several new studios, and has taught many students the skills needed to get started in the music industry.  

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Dec 25, 2015
RSR015 - Ronan Chris Murphy - Recording Boot Camp
01:12:34

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My guest today is Ronan Chris Murphy, a producer, mixer, and recording artist. Ronan has spent the past 25 years playing and recording music. He started out playing in punk bands in Washington DC touring and sharing stages with Dinosaur Jr, The Flaming Lips, the Henry Rollins Band, and Gwar.

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  As a producer, engineer and/or mixer, Ronan Chris Murphy has worked with the likes of King Crimson, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio, Steve Stevens, Tony Levin, and Nels Cline to name a few, as well as various projects featuring members of Tool, Ministry, Weezer, Dishwalla, and Yes. And one of the coolest things Ronan has for you, Rockstars, is a series of international recording workshops called Home Recording Boot Camp. 

 

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Dec 18, 2015
RSR014 - Greg Norman - Electrical Audio & Normaphone
01:09:48

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My guest on the show today is is Greg Norman. He is a freelance recording engineer, producer, and audio designer and technician from Chicago, IL. Greg records both from his home studio and at Electrical Audio, a multi-room studio belonging to Steve Albini that specializes in recording to analog tape.

His discography is like a “list of who’s who in cool bands” including: Andrew Bird, The Killers, Guided By Voices, The Autumn Defense, & Kim Deal (of The Pixies)

Greg created Normaphone which is his moniker for all audio electronic constructions that he does independent of Electrical Audio. One of his notable products is the beautiful MXPre L1c mic preamp that he designed for use in the Sony MXP 3000 series console.

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Dec 11, 2015
RSR013 - Joe Hutchinson - Garage Mastering & Bonnaroo
01:01:14

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My guest on the show today is a friend and studio team member, Joe Hutchinson. Joe is a professional mastering engineer right here in Nashville TN. But he masters records for artists from all over the world. Whether Canadian blues, Austrian folk music, or American Christian music Joe often helps indie artists finish their records with a major label sound.

Joe is also a part of my team at the Bonnaroo Hay Bale Studio and The Pilgrimage Sessions, where we record, mix, and master up to 40 bands and a hundred songs in a single weekend! Recording amazing artists like The Avett Brothers, Ben Folds, and Cage The Elephant Joe will deliver finished masters ready for upload and airplay on the radio as fast as an hour after the performance.

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Dec 04, 2015
RSR012 - Mark Haffner - Emmy Award Winning Composer
55:16

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My guest on the show today is Mark Haffner, an Emmy Award-winning TV/film composer, with many film studio & TV network credits. Some of Mark’s clients include Disney, NBC, CBS, ABC, Orion Pictures, Atlantic Records, P. Diddy, Usher, Busta Rhymes, Notorious B.I.G., and many major-market USA TV stations.

Mark is also a cohost with me at Podcast Professors where you can learn how to get started in podcasting. 

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Nov 27, 2015
RSR011 - Kern Ramsdell - Home Recording Weekly
47:08

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My guest today is Kern Ramsdell a music lover and creator of the recording blog Home Recording Weekly. His goal is to share everything that he learns about writing, playing, recording, mixing, and mastering music in home recording studios.

In his own words Kern says “I simply must get the music that I hear in my head, out. I love it when a song begins to come to life.”Kern publishes videos, product demos, and reviews to help you out as well as hosting the Home Recording Weekly Podcast.

Kern also created the “Home Studio eBundle to help you get more realistic MIDI instruments in their productions, better sounding bass and guitars using Virtual Instruments, and better mixes as a whole. You can find out more at his site Home Recording Weekly!

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Nov 20, 2015
RSR010 – Bobby Owsinski – 101 Mixing Tricks
54:03

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My guest today is Bobby Owsinski, a producer, mixer, podcaster, and author.

Bobby has a long list of credits that include Surround Mixing for household names like: The Who, Thin Lizzy, Todd Rungren, Dead Kennedys, Mel Tormé, The Kinks, and Pantera. Bobby’s production credits include Amon Tobin, Gerry Groom, Mick Taylor, and Joe Houston to name a few.  And he recently produced and mixed the #2 album on the Billboard Blues chart, The Adrian Marie Blues Project.

Bobby is a prolific author, and has written 23 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including the best selling “Mixing Engineer’s Handbook,” “The Recording Engineer’s Handbook,” and “Music 4.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age." His podcast, Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle, is one of my favorites. He shares tips and insights for musicians about recording and the state of the music industry followed by interviews with many of the great minds in music production.

Bobby has also created the ultimate resource for you to take your mixes to the next level. 101 Mixing tricks is a collection of Big Studio mixing tricks from A-List mixers. Pull from the same bag of tricks that the A-List mixers use for the major label records! 

Bobby has generously set up a special coupon just for you Rockstars. Use RSRPOD at checkout to get $50 off! So act now before the price goes back up if you are ready to mix like a pro. 

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Nov 13, 2015
RSR009 - Michael Beinhorn - Unlocking Creativity
01:23:43

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My guest today is the extraordinary producer, programmer, performer, songwriter, arranger, mixer, engineer, and author, Michael Beinhorn.

He began his career as a keyboard player with Bill Laswell in the band Material and had a major breakthrough in the 80s as co writer of the seminal hip hop classic “Rockit” with Herbie Hancock. He went on to produce an impressive discography that includes Soundgarden Superunknown, The Red Hot Chili Peppers Uplift Mofo Party Plan & Mother’s Milk , Soul Asylum Grave Dancer’s Union, and Korn Untouchables among many others.  Michael developed a reputation for producing artists’ “career records” and was ultimately Nominated for a Grammy in 1998 as Producer of the year for his work with Celebrity Skin by Hole and Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson.

 

And finally Michael is a prolific author. He has an ongoing blog called How To Save Popular Music where he comments on the state of music today. And In 2015, Beinhorn wrote a book called "Unlocking Creativity" which outlines his personal experience with the creative process as a record producer.

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Nov 06, 2015
RSR008 - Ian Shepherd - Home Mastering Masterclass
53:54

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Ian Shepherd is a professional mastering engineer with over 20 years experience and owner of Mastering Media Ltd. Ian has mastered thousands of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays for all of the major record labels, TV stations and independents, including several number one singles and award-winning albums.

Some of the artists and clients include: Keane, Tricky, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, The Orb, Leslie Garret, Culture Club, Porcupine Tree, Andy Weatherall, The Las, Ozric Tentacles, Christine Tobin, New Order and King Crimson amongst many others.

Ian has taken all of that experience and created the popular website, Production Advice.

He is the founder of Dynamic Range Day and created the award-winning Perception Plugin with MeterPlugs.

Ian runs an acclaimed online course called the Home Mastering Masterclass, helping people get better results mastering their own music. This is an awesome resource that can help you with your mastering whether you are just starting out and wanting to master from home on your laptop or looking to deepen your understanding of what mastering is really all about.

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Oct 30, 2015
RSR007 - David Glenn - The Mix Academy
53:02

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My special guest on the show today is David Glenn, a professional mix engineer from Orlando, FL, who has worked with many great artists including Pablo Villatoro, Blanca Callahan , LaRue Howard, the American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado , and Aimee Allen on Warner to name a few.

David generously shares his expertise with you through his Youtube tutorial videos, a podcast, blog articles, and a complete set of products to help you learn recording and mixing.

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One of his coolest products is The Mix Academy, a membership site where David shares the complete mixing process from start to finish while members virtually watch over his shoulder to learn the tricks and techniques that David uses to create professional mixes.

And David has created a special offer just for you, Rockstars!

If you text MIX ACADEMY to 33-444, David will throw in two extra multitrack songs for you to start mixing right away when you become a member. That’s on top of the sign up bonuses that already come with every new Mix Academy membership. (That’s a bonus worth hundreds of $ right there) So awesome!

 

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Oct 23, 2015
RSR006 - Graham Cochrane - TheRecordingRevolution.com
01:00:55

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My guest on the show today is Graham Cochrane a self described musician and mix engineer. Graham has built a very successful career recording and releasing both his own records and mixing for clients in many different genres.

He is also the creator of The Recording Revolution.com, a fantastic resource where you can go to learn tons about recording. You will find blog articles, youtube videos, and podcasts, all absolutely FREE.

 

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You get access to monthly mixes, multitrack recordings, and a large support system of peers to practice you mixing and building your resume.

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Oct 16, 2015
RSR005 - Russell Wolff - Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Funny Dude
01:03:51

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My guest today is a self described “Musical Octopus” and Harvard graduate, Russell Wolff, is a recording/touring artist, and producer of over 30 albums. He got his start in New York City working in Theatre before beginning his career in audio. Russell is an ASCAP member, a voting member of the Grammy’s, a multi-instrumentalist, and a DJ and live sound mixer. Throughout his career he’s worked with the talented acts of Martina McBride, LL Cool J, and has worked on albums under Atlantic Records.

 

While Russell was attending Harvard, he released six albums. More recently, Russell completed the 365 Project, where he wrote a song each day for a full year. The project was started to help lift the spirits of a close friend, Dana, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness. During this project “There was no such thing as a song that was a bad idea.”

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Oct 09, 2015
RSR004 - Björgvin Benediktsson
54:54

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My guest on the the show is Björgvin Benediktsson, a songwriter, producer, engineer, and music recording blogger. An Alumni from the SAE Institute, He has been writing about music production since 2008, bringing you insight into everything he has learned along the way.

Björgvin gives audio enthusiasts an easy yet solid understanding of the various aspects of producing music, through practical production tips and in depth training products. Björgvin provides everything you need to know when it comes to producing your own music in your home recording studio.

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Oct 02, 2015
RSR003 - Joe Gilder - HomeStudioCorner.com
50:01

RSR003 - Joe Gilder - HomeStudioCorner.com

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My guest today is Joe Gilder. He is songwriter, producer, engineer, teacher and innovator in the online world of music production, blogging, and podcasting. Joe’s focus is the home studio owner, to help you create the best recordings you can. He has created a fantastic resource and website called HomeStudioCorner.com

 

In his own words:

“Home Studio Corner (HSC) exists to help home studios excel. It gives you LOTS of ways to expand your recording knowledge, hone your recording skills, and make better recordings.”

 

Joe offers articles, videos, podcasts, and training products so that you can start learning for free now and dive in for much more in depth training when you are ready.

 

Here are some of the topics we discussed on the show.

 

Dueling Mixes:

  • Dueling Mixes is for users who are comfortable with their DAW and want to go deeper into what the program can do. The site offers alternate mixes of the same song so the user can compare the two and see how different a single track can be mixed. They can also download the original track to mix the song themselves. Joe and his co-host Graham Cochrane create videos on how they mix the songs to give you insights into the process.

 

“Home Studio Corner” & “Simply Recording” Podcast:

  • Joe talks about the production of one of his albums from 2010. He brings up the 80/20 rule which states 80% of your results comes from 20% of the inputs given. He talked about how he was going to write 50 songs in 12 weeks to create at least 10 that he was proud of.

 

Predicting The Cost of a Record:

  • Joe talks about how to plan out how long and how much time it will cost to complete a record. This goes back to knowing how long it takes you to accomplish something in order to accurately predict how long the process will take. Joe talks about the value of salesmanship when quoting a client on how much his services will cost.

 

Recording Advice - Q&A:

  • Q- “What is the most important advice you have?”
    • A - “Getting it right at the source.”
  • Q - “What was an important failure or setback that became an important learning lesson for you in the studio or in your musical journey?
    • A - “The more I learned about the proper way to record music, the less time I spent creating it.”
  • Q - “Tell us about a moment of success in your recording career.”
    • A - “Listening back to old recordings and noticing how the emotion of the songs are still coming through, even after so much time.”
  • Q - “Where can we find your album “Better This Way?”
  • Q - “Tell us about something you’re excited about right now.”
    • A - “I am most excited about writing more music, especially in the studio with my drummer and bassist.”
  • Q - “How do you imagine capturing that writing process with a group of people like that?”
    • A - “I think it would be let’s just set up a recording session and jam until we come up with something or jam to a click to build a track that way.”

 

The “Jam Session” Q&A:

  • Q - “What was holding you back from getting started in recording?”
    • A - “Feeling like I had to do everything myself.”
  • Q - “What was some of the best advice you received about recording?”
    • A - “Get it right at the source.”
  • Q - “How about a tip hack or secret sauce that you would like to share from your experience?”
    • A - “Committing to time-based effects at the time of the recording.”
  • Q - “Do you have a favorite book you would like to share?”
  • Q - “Can you share a favorite hardware tool of the studio?”
    • A - “I love the Avid Eleven Rack for the different guitar tones I can get.”
  • Q - “How about a favorite software tool?”
  • Q - “Would you like to just drop a reference to one favorite new feature that exists in it that you’re liking a lot right now?”
    • A - “I like the feature that lets you to route the plug-in chain on any channel and split the signal, and do different things on each part of the signal”
  • Q - “How about a great resource for the business part of the recording studio?”
  • Q - “If you were dropped into a strange city and you could only take a simple setup for recording, what would you choose, how would you find people to record, and how would you make ends meet right away to continue recording?”
    • A - “The rig - a laptop with Presonus, an interface, and a mic. People to record - you have to go to where the musicians are and find them.
  • Q - “What if someone is in a town that doesn’t have many musicians?”
  • Q - “How can our listeners follow you?”

 

https://twitter.com/joegildermusic, https://www.facebook.com/joegilder

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RSR003 - Joe Gilder - HomeStudioCorner.com

 

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My guest today is Joe Gilder. He is songwriter, producer, engineer, teacher and innovator in the online world of music production, blogging, and podcasting. Joe’s focus is the home studio owner, to help you create the best recordings you can. He has created a fantastic resource and website called HomeStudioCorner.com

 

In his own words:

"Home Studio Corner (HSC) exists to help home studios excel. It gives you LOTS of ways to expand your recording knowledge, hone your recording skills, and make better recordings."

 

Joe offers articles, videos, podcasts, and training products so that you can start learning for free now and dive in for much more in depth training when you are ready.

 

Here are some of the topics we discussed on the show.

 

Dueling Mixes:

Dueling Mixes is for users who are comfortable with their DAW and want to go deeper into what the program can do. The site offers alternate mixes of the same song so the user can compare the two and see how different a single track can be mixed. They can also download the original track to mix the song themselves. Joe and his co-host Graham Cochrane create videos on how they mix the songs to give you insights into the process.

 

“Home Studio Corner” & “Simply Recording” Podcast:

Joe talks about the production of one of his albums from 2010. He brings up the 80/20 rule which states 80% of your results comes from 20% of the inputs given. He talked about how he was going to write 50 songs in 12 weeks to create at least 10 that he was proud of.

 

Predicting The Cost of a Record:

Joe talks about how to plan out how long and how much time it will cost to complete a record. This goes back to knowing how long it takes you to accomplish something in order to accurately predict how long the process will take. Joe talks about the value of salesmanship when quoting a client on how much his services will cost.

 

Recording Advice - Q&A:

Q- “What is the most important advice you have?”

A - “Getting it right at the source.”

Q - “What was an important failure or setback that became an important learning lesson for you in the studio or in your musical journey?

A - “The more I learned about the proper way to record music, the less time I spent creating it.”

Q - “Tell us about a moment of success in your recording career.”

A - “Listening back to old recordings and noticing how the emotion of the songs are still coming through, even after so much time.”

Q - “Where can we find your album “Better This Way?”

A - “You can find it at http://www.joegildermusic.com/

Q - “Tell us about something you’re excited about right now.”

A - “I am most excited about writing more music, especially in the studio with my drummer and bassist.”

Q - “How do you imagine capturing that writing process with a group of people like that?”

A - “I think it would be let’s just set up a recording session and jam until we come up with something or jam to a click to build a track that way.”

 

The “Jam Session” Q&A:

Q - “What was holding you back from getting started in recording?”

A - “Feeling like I had to do everything myself.”

Q - “What was some of the best advice you received about recording?”

A - “Get it right at the source.”

Q - “How about a tip hack or secret sauce that you would like to share from your experience?”

A - “Committing to time-based effects at the time of the recording.”

Q - “Do you have a favorite book you would like to share?”

A - “I love the War of Art by Steven Pressfield.”

Q - “Can you share a favorite hardware tool of the studio?”

A - “I love the Avid Eleven Rack for the different guitar tones I can get.”

Q - “How about a favorite software tool?”

A - “Presonus Studio One. I don’t even have Pro Tools installed anymore.”

Q - “Would you like to just drop a reference to one favorite new feature that exists in it that you’re liking a lot right now?”

A - “I like the feature that lets you to route the plug-in chain on any channel and split the signal, and do different things on each part of the signal”

Q - “How about a great resource for the business part of the recording studio?”

A - “The Audio Income Project is the great resource for freelance engineers at http://www.audioincome.com/sp/24311-order”

Q - “If you were dropped into a strange city and you could only take a simple setup for recording, what would you choose, how would you find people to record, and how would you make ends meet right away to continue recording?”

A - “The rig - a laptop with Presonus, an interface, and a mic. People to record - you have to go to where the musicians are and find them.

Q - “What if someone is in a town that doesn’t have many musicians?”

A - “Everything can be done online now. http://crowdaudio.com/ is a great place for finding songs to mix.”

Q - “How can our listeners follow you?”

A - “http://www.homestudiocorner.com/, Simply Recording Podcast, https://twitter.com/joegildermusic, https://www.facebook.com/joegilder

 

For more about Joe go to

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Sep 25, 2015
RSR002 - Vance Powell
01:12:22

RSR EP002 - Vance Powell

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Intro:

Vance Powell is a Grammy award winning producer, engineer and mixer from Joplin, MO. who’s impressive list of credits include Keb’ Mo’, Jars of Clay, Jack White (Third Man Records), Buddy Guy, Kings Of Leon, Sturgill Simpson, and local Nashville artists such as Jeff The Brotherhood, Moon Taxi and Bobby Bare Jr. He made his start in live sound, touring with local Missouri bands as a front-of-house engineer and in 2002 John McBride asked him to run Blackbird Studio. Vance is now also co-owner of Sputnik Sound.

 

Early Life:

Vance was introduced to electronics early in his childhood, as his grandfather was an electrical engineer and miner. He later attended electronic school while in high school. This helped him to land a job as a second audio engineer in a local studio – Massey Studios – in Missouri where he worked for $5/hour learning and teaching himself the arts of mixing, and other tools of the trade like tape duplication (i.e. mastering). This marked the beginning of his successful career as an audio mix engineer.

 

Reference Monitors:

Auratone Monitors are speakers designed to listen to mono mixes. Yamaha NS10’s later became the replacement for Auratone reference monitors.

 

“…I use NS10s (Yamaha) because they sound cool… and they will translate well in any situation.” –Vance Powell

“It’s all about your reference… It doesn’t matter what your speakers are,” says Powell. “I have definitely made changes to a mix based on a mono iPhone speaker.

When asked how one is able to hear the bass on a mono iPhone speaker he says simply “turn the bass off and then back on.”

 

Jam Session:

Q: What is the best advice you have for someone just starting out?

A: You have to be fearless to make it in this business. If you are a person who is afraid of change, or afraid of failing, or afraid of losing your house… you’re normal, but if you are afraid and act upon it because you are afraid, you’re not going to last.

 

Q: What was a time where you feel you hit a real point of failure or a time you felt like giving up that turned out to be a valuable learning experience for you.

A: A year after I moved to Nashville, I did my first session and I had no idea what these people were wanting or doing. In some ways that was an interesting failure but I’ve been very lucky in that I don’t have anything I can really point out and say, “that was a disaster.”

 

Q: I definitely know you for working with a lot of artists that like to push the boundaries and really get to the heart of what makes something great. You want to tell us a little bit about that?

A: Obviously, I’ve spent 8 years working with Jack white and that’s been an incredibly eye-opening thing because he’s pretty amazing. He’s probably the most talented person I’ve ever been around. He’s one my favorite drummers…ever. He’s my favorite keyboard player, pianist and organist. He’s the easiest artist I’ve ever had to get a guitar sound for. It doesn’t matter what amp he plays, it doesn’t matter what guitar, it doesn’t matter how old the strings are it doesn’t matter what microphone you put in front of it, it sounds just like him. It’s all in his hands. He’s an amazing vocalist.

 

Q: What is a tip about the process of recording that you learned while working with artists like Jack White?

A: Learn to be fast. I think anybody learning this business should do live sound. Live sound teaches you a bunch of things. You have to put a mix together in a very short period of time. You don’t have all day. You have one song to put a killer 48-channel mix together; otherwise you’re going to lose people.

 

Q: If you were dropped into a strange city and you were going to start out in recording or live sound, what advice would you have for someone who’s willing to take on that challenge?

A: If you want to record, the first thing you need to do is purchase some way to record such as a laptop and an interface or port-a-studio. Then go find a band that you are willing to do what ever it takes to help them out. That means cart their gear around, do live sound for them, or record demos in your basement. Get yourself 4 good microphones. You can pretty much record a band with 4 or 5 good microphones. Don’t let the technology get in the way of creativity. I have a rule for my own productions and that is: my entire record has to fit inside 32 tracks. Don’t be afraid to make a decision; that’s the number one thing I’d say to anyone first starting out.

 

Websites:

 

Twitter - @Vancalot

Sputniksound.com

Credits - Allmusic.com

 

So if you have any questions or suggestions for the show please email me

lij@recordingstudiorockstars.com

 

Also you can check out more at recordingstudiorockstars.com to follow the blog or watch the free videos. If you dig the show and find it helpful I would be honored if you would leave a rating and review in iTunes. You can tap through right on your phone from the podcast search page or go to recordingstudiorockstars.com/review for easy instructions.

 

And if you want to get on the email list for free content full of videos, tips, studio tricks, and special offers just text RSROCKSTARS to 33-444 from your phone (super easy and I promise you won’t get spammed!)

 

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Sep 14, 2015
RSR EP001 - Mike Purcell
01:09:20

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Mike purcell has a long list of recording, mixing and mastering credits including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brad Paisley, Waylon Jennings, and Billy Ray Cyrus. He is a recording artist himself, and has a passion for indie rock. He is also an entrepreneur with many business ventures.

He grew up in Nashville, and started playing guitar when he was 14. He began recording with 2 cassette decks and a Radioshack mixer, and his first recording studio experience in 1988 solidified his passion for recording.

Early Career:

Mike attended Belmont University from 1990-1994. He interned at The Castle recording studio and was offered a job there for $150/week. He later went to LA for a six month trip to record Lionel Richie.

When he returned to Nashville, he got a ProTools rig and was very into digital audio. He did a lot of vocal tuning work at this time.  He would also often record using the Otari RADAR II digital multitrack recorder.

Demo Recording:

A demo recording is done for songwriters who want to pitch something to a recording artist. These songs are often done with session musicians who do not rehearse extensively before the session, because they can sight-read the charts.

At County Q studio, Mike would record a high volume of demos in a single day. Because of his ability and experience as an engineer, and the quality of the session musicians, they were able to record songs very quickly and efficiently.

Philosphy/Advice:

-What comes next in the recording industry is what you invent. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make mistakes.

-Mike Purcell prefers to find music he loves, and capture it, rather than finding music that he kind of likes and reinventing it.

-Take every job you can if it has anything to do with music. Take the gigs that you’re uncomfortable taking; you’re probably uncomfortable because you don’t know much about it, so you’ll probably learn from the experience.

-Don’t have an ego as an engineer. Try to fulfill the client’s vision rather than your own.

-Get hooked up with someone who is successful and doing something that you want to be a part of. Do the best job out of anybody there, and confess to your mistakes, and you’re likely to be successful.  

Jam session:

-what was holding you back at the beginning of your career?

-lack of resources to and access to the good studios. That’s different now, because you can buy ProTools.

-what was some of the best advice you’ve received?  

-do it right and do it once.

-What is your favorite recording trick?

-Sidechain compress the bass, using the kick drum as a key input, and squash it down half a dB. It helps keep kick punch through the mix.

-Do you have any book or magazine recommendations?

-Abbey Road book.

-Tape Op magazine.

-Favorite piece of gear that you have?

-SansAmp gt 2.

-Favorite software tool?

-I use an old standalone version of T-RackS (version 3) for mastering. You can get stuff really loud with it.

-Favorite internet resource?

-Facebook

-If you were dropped in a strange city, and could only take a simple recording setup, what would you take? How would you find people to record? How would you make ends meet?

-Take a simple m-box setup with a couple of mics.

-Go to shows to meet bands.

-Deliver pizzas or something like that to make ends meet.

Links to Check Out:

 

-Mike’s current project, 6minor Films, which creates documentary films about the music creation process:

-Website

-Facebook

-Youtube

 

-Mike’s facebook

-County Q website



 

So if you have any questions or suggestions for the show please email me

lij@recordingstudiorockstars.com

 

Also you can check out more at recordingstudiorockstars.com to follow the blog or watch the free videos. If you dig the show and find it helpful I would be honored if you would leave a rating and review in iTunes. You can tap through right on your phone from the podcast search page or go to recordingstudiorockstars.com/review for easy instructions.

 

And if you want to get on the email list for free content full of videos, tips, studio tricks, and special offers just text RSROCKSTARS to 33-444 from your phone (super easy and I promise you won’t get spammed!)

 

Cheers!

Lij




 

 

 

 



Sep 14, 2015
RSR EP000- Lij Shaw Introduction
16:00

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Welcome to Recording Studio Rockstars I’m Lij Shaw and this is the podcast created to help you become a rockstar of the recording studio! I am an award winning chart breaking music and podcast producer and have been making records for 25 years. I’m also the owner of a Grammy award winning studio called The Toy Box Studio in East Nashville TN.

But when I started out I knew nothing about recording and had to learn from the ground up. All I wanted was a chance to be in the studio learning from the best! Whether you are just starting out in recording, or want to take your recordings to the next level this show is made to help you get excited about recording and learn more stuff. Who doesn’t need that? I know I do!

I’ll be interviewing producers, engineers, studio owners, gear builders, or anyone else that is a rockstar of the recording studio. We will hear their stories from starting out to becoming the pros that they are today, and learn from their insights, tricks, and advice.

I be asking questions about their musical journey to keep us all inspired, and follow it up at the end with “The Jam Session” a series of shorter questions full of tips and tricks. So if you have any questions you would to hear me ask or suggestions for the show please email them to me

lij@recordingstudiorockstars.com

 Also you can check out more at recordingstudiorockstars.com to follow the blog or watch the free videos. If you dig the show and find it helpful I would be honored if you would leave a rating and review in iTunes. You can tap through right on your phone from the podcast search page or go to recordingstudiorockstars.com/review for easy instructions.

 And if you want to get on the email list for free content full of videos, tips,studio tricks, and special offers just text RSROCKSTARS to 33-444 from your phone (super easy and I promise you won’t get spammed!)

Cheers!

Lij

 

Sep 12, 2015