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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, 2020
Jun 26, 2020

My guest today is Jamie Tate a Grammy and Emmy award-winning recording engineer, mixer and producer. Jamie is the owner of The Rukkus Room studios in Nashville TN. Jamie has worked on records of all kinds, from writers publishing demos all the way up to Grammy winning, and #1 chart topping hits. We spoke with Jamie from his studio back on RSR081.

Jamie has extensive experience mixing for artists like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Marty Stuart, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Billy Currington. His clients include major labels like Big Machine and Broken Bow Records, and he regularly works with professional country & pop songwriters from publishers such as Ole, SeaGayle, Dan Hodges Music, Starstruck and many more. 

So today I thought we would focus on mixing, learn all Jamie’s secrets, and see what we can learn about creating better mixes ourselves in our own studios. :-)

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Jun 19, 2020

My guest today is Anthony Gravino an independent music maker based in Chicago, IL. He has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres as a producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer and musician. Anthony has been on the show before for Episode RSR156 when we talked about how he makes records in-studio capturing great sounds for Indie rock, jazz, and other genres.

His private studio, known as The Drake, is equipped with a large collection of classic recording equipment and instruments with a focus on comfort, flexibility and high-quality sound. Anthony loves to create compelling recordings with exceptional sonics and is always striving to serve the song.

We had the pleasure of hosting a mix clinic in 2019 at Shirk Studios owned by Steven Shirk with Rockstars travelling from all over the country to join us for the weekend which was packed and really fun to do. And so I thought I would have Anthony back on the show today to talk more in-depth about his mixing process both through the Sphere console at Shirk and in the box with Pro Tools.

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JZ Microphones: https://usashop.jzmic.com

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

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CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/250

Jun 12, 2020

My guest today is Derek Bargaehr Chief Everything Officer of Vanguard Audio Labs. Co-Founded with Ken Avant, Vanguard's goal is to make fantastic-sounding, original microphones & audio gear that's within the financial reach of the everyman musician. Their V13 tube microphone has been used on a number of hit records by Grammy-winning engineers and artists.

Derek began burning himself with a soldering iron and messing up his guitar pedals in high school, eventually working as Director of Operations for Avant Electronics (creators of the Avantone MixCubes) for several years. A freelancing engineer, producer, gear tech, and bassist, Derek received a BA in Commercial Music – Audio Engineering & Music Business from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.

Vanguard Mics have gotten some great praise from engineers like Steve Genowick, Ray Kennedy, and Bob Bullock to name just a few and are seriously affordable super cool looking mics that will make you wish you had one for a hood ornament too!

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JZ Microphones: https://usashop.jzmic.com

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

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CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/249

Jun 5, 2020

My guest today is Fela Davis a graduate and recent Hall of Fame inductee at Full Sail University with almost 20 years of experience in audio engineering, working for clients like Clair Global and House of Blues. Fela also has experience mixing live shows for the likes of Ron Carter, Brian Blade, Jose Feliciano, Meshell Ndegeocello and Bilal. She's currently front of house engineer for 6-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, mixing sold out shows across Asia, Europe, Canada and  America. 

When not on the road, she's recording and creating new projects at 23dB Productions & One of One Productions Studio. 

23dB Productions specializes in live mixing, recording, producing original music, podcasts, creating video and social media content for businesses and offers mobile recording services for Live Nation NYC venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom and SiriusXM's Real Jazz The Lowdown.

23dB records, mixes, and edits at their One of One Productions Studio located 5 minutes from NYC in Fort Lee, NJ specializing in podcast recordings for clients as well as Fela and cohost Denis Orynbekov’s own The Art of Music Tech Podcast.

Fela’s podcast highlights the latest in audio gear, mixing techniques and interviews with top audio engineers, musicians, and producers like Leslie Ann Jones, Jeff Bova, Jett Galindo, and Patrick Smith about their journey in audio. You can find The Art Of Music Tech on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio and YouTube.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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

WhisperRoom: https://whisperroom.com Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars.

JZ Microphones: https://usashop.jzmic.com

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/248

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