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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: May, 2020
May 29, 2020

My guest today is Larry Crane, the editor and founder of Tape Op Magazine (est. 1996), owner of Portland’s Jackpot! Recording Studio (est. 1997), a freelance producer/engineer/mixer who has worked internationally, and archivist for the Estate of Elliott Smith.

He's worked with artists like Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Jenny Lewis, M. Ward, The Go-Betweens, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Wooden Shjips, Quasi, David J, She & Him, Richmond Fontaine, and more.

His music recording courses at Linkedin Learning feature over 12 hours of real recording tips and tricks. He's spoken on and moderated panels about recording for TapeOpCon, SXSW, NXNW, NARAS, AES, and CMJ.

He has worked in the past as a record label owner, radio station music director, DJ, record distributor sales, freelance music journalist and bass player (in bands since 1984, including Elephant Factory, Vomit Launch, and the Sunbirds.) In 2019 he was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

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May 22, 2020

My guest today is Chris Shaw a four-time Grammy Award-winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. Beginning his career at Greene Street Recording, he quickly worked his way from his start as an NYU intern, to assistant engineer, to a position as a staff engineer working with influential hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J.

In 1991 he played bass with LL Cool J on his famous performance on MTV Unplugged (along with De La Soul, MC Lyte, and A Tribe Called Quest). He went independent shortly after and has since made records with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Ween, Jeff Buckley, Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Super Furry Animals, Death Cab For Cutie, Lou Reed, Bad Brains, Ric Ocasek, Cheap Trick, Elvis Perkins, Joss Stone, The Meat Puppets, Nada Surf, Dashboard Confessional, and The Derek Trucks Band. He has worked on six of Rolling Stone's "500 greatest Records of All Time".

Originally based in New York, Chris relocated to the Austin, Texas area in 2013.

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

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May 15, 2020

My guest today is Howard Willing a Nashville based engineer/producer/mixer previously from LA where he made records for 22 years. He was also A&R at Capitol Records and has worked with an amazing list of artists including Sara Bareilles, Linda Ronstadt, Ok Go, Sheryl Crow, Dean Martin and Scarlett Johansen, Glen Cambell, Counting Crows, American Idol, Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, Mute Math, Van Hunt, 2 Pac, and Snoop Dog among many others.

Thanks so much to Brad Wood for making our introduction.

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May 8, 2020

My guest today is Bobby Holland a Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist from Nashville, Tennessee with a career spanning many genres and over 15,000 songs. Based out of Studio A at Pentavarit Studios in Berry Hill, Bobby has produced, recorded, and mixed records for Kesha, Maggie Rose, ZZ Ward, Sean McConnell, Vaudeville Smash, Them Vibes, and countless others.

Bobby was a guest on the podcast for episode RSR079 when we talked about his background and production. Today we’re going to focus on mixing and learn what we can about getting great mixes in the box.

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May 1, 2020

My guest today is Cheyenne Medders a singer-songwriter, producer and musician living in Nashville. Originally from North Georgia and taught guitar by his father, Cheyenne started writing songs and playing music with his brothers as a young teenager. In 2005 he moved to Nashville, where he produces his own music and helps other artists bring their ideas to life. 

Cheyenne co-wrote songs on The Secret Sisters' Grammy -nominated album You Don't Own Me Anymore as well as Ward Thomas' UK #1 album Cartwheels. He collaborates with Allie Farris as FM and Sara Beth Go as Geographi, and his brothers Carson and Will Medders as The Medders. 

He is a member of indie rock band The Nobility, and produces lo-fi electronic music under the name Bellbear. He is a member of the Real Sword music collective in Nashville. Cheyenne runs a home studio called Departure Room and has produced, mixed, written on, played on or otherwise worked on recordings by The Secret Sisters, Sarah Darling, The Kernal, James Paul Mitchell, Z Swann, Jude Smith, Svrcina and more. In 2019 he released 3 new singles from his upcoming full-length album Sapphired Up, due in February 2020.

I actually met Cheyenne through his uncle’s studio designed by Carl Tatzwhich I was checking out back when I wanted to build my own studio. In fact, I got my design for the loft above the control room from there. 

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Spectra1964: https://www.spectra1964.com

Presonus Studio One: https://www.presonus.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/243

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