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Recording Studio Rockstars

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! - Vance Powell, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson.
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 30, 2016

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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 23, 2016

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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 16, 2016

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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 9, 2016

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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

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Dec 2, 2016

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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

You can also get a copy of the podcast theme song at: SkadooshMusic.com

 

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