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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: February, 2020
Feb 28, 2020

My guest today is Jason Soudah a Composer/Singer-Songwriter/Producer/Mix Engineer from the UK, and has been based in Los Angeles since 2009, when he was invited to intern at Hans Zimmer’s studio complex.  Jason was quickly recruited by composer Matthew Margeson (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service & The Golden Circle, Rings), and they have been collaborating ever since.  

In this “additional music” capacity, Jason has also worked with composers Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis, Heitor Pereira, Jim Dooley, Al Clay, Daniel Heath, Benjamin Wallfisch, and Ryan Taubert, among many.  As a composer Jason recently won the Best Music Award at the 2019 Boston Film Festival for his score to the movie "Whaling," as well as scoring the multi-award winning Horror Feature "FOLLOWED", and the Emmy-Awarded Documentary Feature “Paradise Reef: The World Is Watching.”  

Jason has had songs featured on MTV (The Real World, Teen Mom…). He wrote “A Sporting Chance” for the movie “Eddie The Eagle,” “Ladyphones” for the movie “GI-JOE: Retaliation,” and co-wrote “Handy Candy” for the movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” with composers Matthew Margeson and Mike Higham. 

Right now, Jason is writing music for multiple film projects, mixing scores (most recently for BAFTA-supported composer Emily Rice), and collaborating with other songwriters and artists (as a co-writer and/or producer) with a view to creating songs for synch licenses, for the artist/s themselves, or to be cut by other artists.  Jason also produces backing tracks for KIDZ BOP, collaborating with Gary Philips.

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Feb 21, 2020

My guest today is Evan Bakke, the Chief Engineer at Power Station New England in Waterford, Conn. Originally from Minneapolis, MN Evan started working under producers, Matt Kirkwold and James “Fluff” Harley at MasterMix studios and the Boiler Room, and also at PoundSound in St. Paul partnering on many projects with Producer/Mixer Jeremy Tappero. 

In 2009 he spent a couple of years in La Paz, Bolivia South America and built a recording studio in Che Guevara’s old house before ending up back in Minneapolis to work as Prince’s personal recording engineer in 2013-14. More recently in 2015 Evan and his wife moved to Connecticut to become the chief engineer at Power Station NE.

I’ve put together a playlist of Evan’s work in the blog show notes and the tracks are a variety of consistently great-sounding recordings in different genres. So I am psyched to dig into some great recording techniques with Evan, learn more about running a pro studio in CT, and perhaps even here some cool stories about working with Prince.

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Feb 14, 2020

My guest on the show today is Craig Alvin, a producer, engineer, and mixer and Grammy winner of the 2019 Record of the Year award for mixing Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour. He has also been nominated for several other Grammys over the years with a long list of credits include Amy Grant, Vanessa Carlton, Lady Antebellum, Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Will Hoge, The Features, Butterfly Boucher, Erin McCarley, Hanson, and How I Became The Bomb and I’ve got a Youtube playlist put together for you in the show notes if you want to hear some of his work.

Craig has been making records for over 20 years spanning many genres. He has been a guest on the show previously way back on episode RSR029. So please check that out for more of his backstory. Today we are going to talk about his new studio, and focus on what we can learn about mixing great records and creating a Grammy winning sound.

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Feb 7, 2020

My guest today is Steve Genewick three-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer, with over twenty-five years of experience, both as a studio and live recording engineer.  

Steve has worked primarily out of Capitol Studios as a staff engineer since 1994.  For the last

15 years, Steve has had the great honour of collaborating with 23 time Grammy award-winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt, working with artists such as  Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, and Paul McCartney. 

When not at Capitol, Steve can be found working at any number of major recording studios in Los Angeles or mixing at his home studio.  Steve also creates a great video channel for Capitol Studios called Top Of The Tower and the 1 Mic 1 Take series which we have included on Youtube for you.

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