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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: June, 2018
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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CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/143

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