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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: January, 2020
Jan 31, 2020

My guest today is Allen Parker a recording engineer originally from Atlanta, GA now in Nashville managing Easy Eye Sound and working closely with artist and producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

Allen grew up playing both drums and percussion in classical ensembles and rock bands before  getting his degree in music business and production at Belmont University followed by becoming a staff engineer at Ocean Way Nashville for several years, where he quickly developed professional and personal relationships with many of music city’s finest musicians, engineers, and producers like Dan Auerbach, Jay Joyce, Ross Copperman and mentor, Ben Fowler. 

For the last decade he has devoted himself to freelance work and now in numerous Nashville studios. Since January 2016 Allen has been the Chief Engineer and Studio Manager at Easy Eye Sound; A Nashville based studio owned by artist/ producer Dan Auerbach. 

Allen’s client list includes the likes of Dan Auerbach, Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh, Yola, Blake Shelton, Robert Finley, and many other cool artists.

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Jan 24, 2020

My guest today is Matty Harris a music producer, mixing and mastering engineer originally from Boston. As a young musician, he won several awards, including best drummer in New England touring with jazz, blues and calypso bands, playing clubs by the age of 14. And later went on to Berklee College of Music to study Music Production and Engineering.

Matty work in the studio includes credits for Atlantic, RCA, & Warner Bros Records, Sammy Adams, A$AP Rocky, Logic, Lil Yachty, Cousin Stizz and the Grammy Award-winning song “Stronger” for Kelly Clarkson winning the 2008 Boston Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Engineer and Producer. 

Matty now lives in Los Angeles where he also runs a cool Youtube Channel teaching you how to create music in the studio called Mix And Master My Song which also happens to be the name of his website and studio where he works with artists from all over the world.

Today we are going to find out more about Matty's story of moving from Boston to LA to pursue music, and see what we can learn about the best tools and techniques for creating, mixing, and mastering your music in the studio.

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Jan 17, 2020

My guest today is Jason Hall a recording and mix engineer based out of Nashville Tennessee best known for his work with producer Jay Joyce and artists such as Eric Church, Cage the Elephant, Coheed and Cambria, Derek Trucks, The Head and the Heart, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Halestorm, and Little Big Town. 

With a career spanning over 20 years, Jason has many platinum, gold, Grammy-winning, CMA winning albums to his credit and continues to bend genre’s with his innovative recording style.

Originally from Cullman Alabama growing up on an Air Force learning guitar and making 4 track recordings in his mother’s garage, Jason moved to Nashville area to attend MTSU in 1996. After graduation, Jason started his long-time collaboration with producer Jay Joyce and the pair have gone on to make records in many genres for two decades.

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Jan 10, 2020

My guest today is Bill Cheney owner of Spectra 1964 originally Spectra Sonics makers of the famous 101 mic pres and sound of Stax Records in Memphis. Spectra Sonics made consoles for studios like Ardent in Memphis, The Record Plant in NYC, and Easy Eye Sound (Dan Auerbach’s studio here in Nashville) among others. You have heard Spectra Sonics records by Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Emerson Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, John Lennon, and more than we can count.

I first learned about Spectra Sonics years ago working at my friend Brian Cater’s studio Paradox Productions here in Nashville using his 610 Comp Limiter and never forgot how cool it sounded and looked in his control room. And when I spotted Spectra 1964 at the NAMM conference and saw the amazing work that Bill Cheney is doing with Spectra 1964 by recreating the C610 and V610 CompLimiters, and introducing the STX100 and STX500 mic preamps and eq I knew that I would need to learn more.

So I am excited to invite Bill Cheney to the podcast today to learn what we can about the amazing history of Spectra 1964, the studios that have made so many iconic records, the design philosophy behind old and new Spectra Sonics, and what ways we can improve our sound in our studios and better understand things like peak limiting and signal chain.

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Jan 3, 2020

My guest today is Alex Oana, an engineer, producer originally from Minneapolis now living in Los Angeles. From his studios, in both locations, he has produced hundreds of records over 30 years and been the recipient of 11 Minnesota Music Awards. 

Alex is also the creator and co-founder with Ian Hlatky of Audio Test Kitchen, an online resource for seeing, hearing, and auditioning over 300 microphones from the comfort of your own studio. Intending to solve the frustrating experience of wanting to know what a microphone or any piece of audio gear sounds like before committing to what can often be an expensive purchase for your studio. Alex decided to create a place where you can go now to check out a product for your studio that you might be considering and make comparisons until you find the right fit just like a pair of jeans at your favorite store. Or even just go there to have fun listening to what all the different mics sound like to satisfy your curiosity.

Today we’ll talk with Alex about what it took to create the world’s first online pro audio showroom, what you can find there now, and what you can expect to find there in the future. And also how you can use this knowledge to help you make better records in your studio.

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OWC - Other World Computing: https://www.OWC.com

RoswellProAudio: https://roswellproaudio.com

RSR Academy: http://RSRockstars.com/Academy

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

Hear more on Youtube

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

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/226

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