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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, 2022
Feb 25, 2022

My guest today is Enrico Berto an engineer, producer, and musician from Northern Italy. I am very lucky to receive a lot of wonderful emails and messages from our listeners, aka you Rockstars. Here is what I received from Enrico.

“Hello Lij,

Few weeks ago I discovered your podcast and ever since I've been an avid consumer of it!

I love the way you make your guests feel cause they open up in a way I rarely saw on other shows. Beside the great nerdy tips they seem to be willing to share deeper stuff - ex I now know what's Vance Powell monthly break even or that huge mixers still suffer from "impostor syndrome" - and this is very inspiring and precious.

I've been in the music industry as a session player, then a mixer/producer for nearly 20 years and as covid hit I was having a major momentum that got slowed down quite a bit. Listening to your podcast is a great source of inspiration and it's giving me the power to keep my head down and carry on with the grind.

I thank you so much for it!

I have a vast love for music in all its genres. If I really had to pinpoint some they would be Classic Rock, Alternative Rock and HipHop. I make music because of a deep, almost spiritual, connection to it. Making music is my passion and my call. I decided to turn it into my profession so my whole life could revolve around it. 

I went to the University to study foreign languages and literature but later attended the Musician Institute in Los Angeles and a couple of Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft seminars. And then decided to give the music a serious go so I started hustling. I played in bands, composed jingles for TV, taught guitar, recorded and mixed bands on a crappy laptop out of mouldy rehearsal spaces …you name it! I was eager to get more so I pushed further by moving to London and studying sound engineering at the SAE Institute.

I then began session playing, touring, producing and engineering full time, all of it bouncing between UK and Italy. In 2008 I founded Mushroom Studio: a little production heaven hidden on the mountains of northern Italy where other artists and I could cozy up and create.”

I’m always grateful to receive emails like this, and listening to Enrico‘s work I discovered that it was fantastic! And so nothing brings me greater joy than to help showcase members of our own community at Recording Studio Rockstars. 

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Hear guests discography on Spotify:
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Feb 18, 2022

My guest today is Jack Rubinacci an Anglo - Italian Singer, songwriter, producer and author, now based in Norway. Jack started playing in bands in his hometown Birmingham UK. Was the lead singer of Honeyman, and was widely considered one of the best Birmingham bands of the late 90’s. 

He went solo and recorded his debut album with producer Tchad Blake at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio with Jerry Marotta on drums. He released 4 studio albums including his latest album A Thousand Winters. And Worked with producer Ian Grimble and Thomas Johansen.

Many of his songs have been covered by international artists in Italy, France, Norway and Asia. 

He has opened for Lionel Richie. Joe Cocker. Arcade Fire. Jackson Browne. The Script. The Chicks. Heather Nova and many others. And many of his songs have gotten radio play in Norway.

In his 20s he Developed Tinnitus and has had chronic tinnitus ever since. He is now a strong advocate for ear protection and offers help and advice for people suffering from Tinnitus. Jack was recently a guest for The British  Tinnitus Association, speaking to their musician’s support group. And is the author of the book Overcoming Tinnitus. 12 Tools That Helped Me Overcome Tinnitus.

Thanks to James Ivey at Studio Rats for making our introduction.

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%

https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months

https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

https://www.Spectra1964.com

http://MacSales.com/Rockstars

http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off

http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com

http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

Hear guests discography on Spotify:
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If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

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Feb 11, 2022

My guest today is Nick Broste, an audio engineer and musician who works in a wide variety of musical situations, ranging from creative improvisation to popular, folk and new music forms. He has engineered hundreds of recordings and performed all over the world, from tiny clubs to huge festivals and live television.  

Having spent much of his youth obsessed with music but in a small midwestern town, Nick moved to Chicago in 1996, where he attended music school and began performing around the city and on the road, all the while soaking up any new sounds he could find. Touring with bands led to performing in the recording studio, where he began to get interested in the capture, manipulation and reproduction of audio. 

In 2005 Nick moved into the Shape Shoppe, an underground music, art and living space with a 16 track analog studio, where he was able to experiment and teach himself how to record, eventually re-designing and completely rebuilding the space in 2008. At the same time Nick began mixing bands live in venues, trying to give both the musicians and audiences the best experience possible. This spirit of removing the obstacles of artistic expression for artists is the driving force for Nick's work to this day, no matter which side of the microphone he is on.

Nick can currently be found working freelance in studios such as Electrical Audio, Shirk, Palisade, Narwhal and Jamdek in Chicago, around the world and wherever interesting sounds are being made. And his clients include Wilco, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, The Walkmen, Cursive, Mucca Pazza, Head of Femur, Calexico/Iron & Wine, and Afghan Whigs to name just a few.

Thanks so much to Greg Norman for making our introduction.

Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%

https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months

https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

https://www.Spectra1964.com

http://MacSales.com/Rockstars

http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off

http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com

http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

Hear guests discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2gZ1XJcUAkYJq5uF7oyYGJ?si=69c84ad4ddb34939

If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/336

Feb 4, 2022

My guest today is Alena Moran a producer/engineer and artist manager based out of Nashville, TN. Her current roster includes Jon Randall , F. Reid Shippen , Cason Cooley, and Shani Gandhi. In addition to management, Alena handles production coordination work for artists including Seaforth , Tyler Braden, Jordan Harvey , and Warren Zeiders. 

Alena began her career in the music business as a photographer and blogger based out of Washington DC, and eventually relocated to Nashville in 2010 to attend Belmont University. She spent several years as a freelance audio engineer, studio manager, and production coordinator, before moving into management. 

In 2018, Alena joined Triple 8 Management as a full-time manager and launched their Creative Management vertical where she focuses on the roster’s producer and engineer clients. Outside of music, Alena trains in aerial acrobatics and spends her free time hanging out with her dog and cat. She also managed my Bonnaroo backstage Haybale Studio from  2015-2017 which is how we met.

Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10%

https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months

https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

https://www.Spectra1964.com

http://MacSales.com/Rockstars

http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off

http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com

http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

Hear guests discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6wZaTRjEYXtKo07g7zKTR1?si=cfe34ba3f32b437b

If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/335

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