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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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Apr 13, 2018

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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Hear more from Rob: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz0LAhydfGw&list=PLbJhbD1bWQszz4EMF0-b5upM1DI27mbgZ

Website: 

www.DrFord.com

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Apr 6, 2018

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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Hear more from Rob: 

https://open.spotify.com/user/mcdman/playlist/4zsL6rVLrX8Vid5fB8EtnH

Website: http://mcdman.com/schnapf

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Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

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Mar 30, 2018

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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https://www.manley.com/

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Mar 23, 2018

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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Hear Femke's music: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJhbD1bWQsyXpcEZVzCUjW5AF1r07FWm

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CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/133

Mar 16, 2018

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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Hear Mac's music on Youtube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8fepmmBOY&list=PLbJhbD1bWQswZUZZtKHISY0QntRehlaH1

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Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/132

Mar 9, 2018

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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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJhbD1bWQsxQTmcGWIOhyHmTiknaxtAL

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Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/131

Mar 2, 2018

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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Hear Andy's music on Youtube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWdQmTtGvrA&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsw661NNhX11R7Zei44RVKYc

reedrecordingco@gmail.com

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Feb 23, 2018

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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Hear Alysha's music on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px6jQHs0gVU&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsxbG37kN15s3fUqHE1ycl7j

www.alyshabrilla.com

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Feb 16, 2018

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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Hear Nick's music on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ivEQaHaJk&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsyj0Q6OwSEpBeUMGJrEuVSw

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

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Feb 9, 2018

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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And if you want to learn more about mixing you can get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/127

Feb 2, 2018

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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Watch William’s videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5zUgkCSjAE&list=PLbJhbD1bWQszXVUOTdAo7PSpxpIWJLLWl

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And if you want to learn more about mixing you can get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/126

Jan 26, 2018

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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Watch Mike’s videos on Youtube:

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If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here

And if you want to learn more about mixing you can get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/125

Jan 19, 2018

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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Watch Mike’s videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsxH4bwQAecJEc3MS2Y3tOJM

If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here

And if you want to learn more about mixing you can get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/124

Jan 12, 2018

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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Listen to George's records on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJhbD1bWQsyeDMJHfeIGHkltzZG0vFXu

If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here

And if you want to learn more about mixing you can get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

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Jan 5, 2018

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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CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/122

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