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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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Sep 21, 2018

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 14, 2018

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 7, 2018

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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Aug 31, 2018

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 24, 2018

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 17, 2018

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 10, 2018

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 3, 2018

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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Jul 27, 2018

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 20, 2018

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 13, 2018

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 6, 2018

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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Jun 29, 2018

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 22, 2018

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 15, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 1, 2018

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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May 25, 2018

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 18, 2018

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 11, 2018

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 4, 2018

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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Apr 27, 2018

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 20, 2018

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 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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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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