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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: March, 2022
Mar 25, 2022

My guest today is Ben Rubin a producer, mixer, bassist, and composer in Brooklyn NY. Whether he’s melding hip-hop and jazz with legends like Masta Ace and Donny McCaslin, playing upright bass at the Newport Jazz Festival with Dred Scott Trio, remixing Karsh Kale or WuTang’s Killah Priest, rockin’ on electric bass with Marshall Crenshaw, or producing Peter Bernstein solo jazz guitar, Grammy-nominated producer/(re)mixer/bassist/composer Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) is renowned for making records that are pure or genre-bending or both.

Picked seven times as a “Rising Star Producer” in DownBeat Magazine’s International Critics’ Poll, Rubin has well over 100 album credits to his name. Lately, he has been working with a diversity of artists including Queen Esther, Erik Deutsch & Theo Bleckmann, Steve Conte (New York Dolls), Stripmall Ballads, Rachel Eckroth (St Vincent), Lower Power, Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Drifter feat. Lucy Woodward, Buzzed Armstrong, and Jon Irabagon, as well as labels like Ropeadope, Sunnyside and Imani.

Most recently, Rubin’s attention has focused on Analog Players Society at the Bridge Studio in Brooklyn with APS founder Amon Drum creating cut-up hip-hop instrumental records and jazz albums released on Ropeadope and described by Downbeat Magazine as “truly compelling.” featuring legendary Juice Crew MC Masta Ace described as “in the direct lineage of classics like A Tribe Called Quest’s Low-End Theory, and Guru’s Jazzmatazz.”

Bens production and mixing credits include Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran, Grammy nominated composer/pianist Emilio Solla, and many recordings for Smalls Live Records releasing more than 30 records with jazz greats including Larry Goldings, Louis Hayes, Tom Harrell, Johnny O’Neal, Chris Potter, Tim Ries, Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Seamus Blake, and Cyrille Aimeé to name just a few.

As a bassist, Ben has toured and recorded both upright and electric bass with a diversity of artists, including Dred Scott Trio, Patti Smith, James Maddock, Courtney Love, Mary J. Blige, Moby, Bill Frisell, and his own acclaimed, genre-bending band Mudville which I believe my brother Nate played in at one point. Ben has also composed scores for features and short films, including director Nelson Kim’s feature film debut, Someone Else, which premiered at the Miami International Film Festival in 2015.

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Hear guests discography on Spotify:
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Mar 18, 2022

My guest today is Collin Dupuis a Nashville and Detroit based multi Grammy nominated and two time Grammy winning mixer, producer, and engineer. Collin has been on the podcast previously to talk about working with artists and projects including, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Dr. John, The Black Keys, and many others. You can hear his back story on episode RSR252 where he talked about starting out in Detroit working with the Bass Brothers, Jack White, Planet-E Records, and Dan Auerbach and moving to Nashville.

Currently, Collin is busy working as a freelance mixer and engineer, recording, and mixing songs and albums for artists including, Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor, Boy and Bear, Cherry Glazer, Lawrence Rothman and many others.

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/0WU3Rx4o79aPlCDRnq4O0m?si=f74e59f56d2d4026

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

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Mar 11, 2022

My guest today is Mike Fahey an engineer, mixer, and producer from the great state of Maine. Michael went to college for mechanical engineering at the University Of Maine before switching over to an audio engineering degree at The New England School Of Communications (NESCOM). My first instrument was the trumpet in my elementary school band and he picked up the guitar at 11. 

In 2012, He landed an internship at Sputnik Sound after Vance Powell came to speak at NESCOM earlier that year about mixing for The Raconteurs' Consolers of the Lonely. He moved to Nashville that fall and after two months of interning was hired by Mitch Dane to be his assistant engineer. During that time, Sputnik moved to a new building in Berry Hill where he helped with construction for 7 months renovating the studio. In late 2014 Vance hired Michael as his assistant engineer and he has been with him ever since.

In May 2020 Mike started his own studio, Starbird Sound and has been able to spend time on his production projects while working full time at Sputnik.

Thanks so much to Vance Powell and Mitch Dane 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/6Sn7Ecv3rA4uWVuLATO66J?si=b18d09489df140ef

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

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Mar 4, 2022

My guest today is Alan Evans a multi instrumentalist, engineer, producer, artist, studio and record label owner based in Western Massachusetts.  Alan has been making music on stage and in the studio for over 30 years, most notably with his band Soulive as well as with artist like Oteil Burbridge, John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Karl Denson, Ivan Neville and Reggie Watts.  

These days, Alan has pulled back from touring to focus his time and energy at Iron Wax Studios, his recording facility in Erving Massachusetts where he works with artists from around the U.S and beyond.  Iron Wax is also the sound of Vintage League Music, the record label he runs with his London based partner Robert Fleming.  In the end, Alan’s goal is to spread great music, love and positivity throughout the world which he hopes will inspire a new generation of creatives.

Al has been a guest on the show before so if you want to hear his backstory with Soulive you should check out RSR183.

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/1F16ucxEvIBugOepkzsTkW?si=3dc33dc192034984

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/339

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