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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: April, 2022
Apr 29, 2022

My guest today is Trent Jones, a podcast producer, editor, and composer based in  Chattanooga, TN. He has produced over 1,000 podcast episodes in a wide variety of formats and topics, as well as a number of audiobooks. As a  composer, he has written bumpers and music beds for podcasts and midroll advertisements. 

Trent is also a strength and conditioning coach, with a speciality in training men and women over 40 using barbells, resistance training, and high intensity interval training. After years of “working out” in public gyms and seeing little progress, Trent discovered the Starting Strength method in 2016 and began training under a Starting Strength Coach. 

He gained 40lbs of muscular bodyweight over a year and greatly improved his strength, joint health, and mental health in the process. He began coaching others in 2018, and earned the Starting Strength Coach credential himself in 2020. His passion is teaching people to lift barbells to build stronger, more useful bodies, gain confidence, and improve their quality of life for the long-haul. 

Trent currently coaches online and in-person out of his home gym. And He co-hosts two podcasts about health and fitness, Weights and Plates and 40fit Radio and also a music podcast called Music and Ideas, and regularly hosts workshops and training camps teaching the Starting Strength training method.

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Hear guests discography on Spotify:
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Apr 22, 2022

My guest today is David Gnozzi a platinum mixing/mastering engineer and producer, as well as the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel MixbusTV and a Pro Mix Academy Tutor.

David is a former professional musician with 2 albums published (Universal Records and Danse Macabre Records), and he has been recording and mixing for almost 20 years, he fully dedicated himself to recording, mix and mastering after ending his career as musician in 2010.

David initially started to gain recognition as a mixing engineer after successful remixes for Ladytron and Felix Da Housecat. His credits include: Raygun Romance, MC Solaar, Ryan Shuck (Orgy, Adema, Julien-K), Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection), Mad Gallica, Danny Blue, Stonebreed, The Nest, and Italian pop superstar, Valeria Rossi to name a few. He mixed various projects for Universal Records, Nettwerk Records and Virgin Radio and video games such as Fallout 4 and Rock Band 3.

In 2017, David worked with one of France’s most famous and influential hip hop artists of all times, MC Solaar, mixing the multiplatinum album Geopoetique. The release also went on to win “album of the year” at the French Music Awards.

In 2014 he started the now popular Youtube channel MixbusTv, which became one of the most trusted and respected online resources for audio mix and mastering. David does “how to” video tutorials for the studio. And with an ever expanding list of partners like AMS Neve, SSL, Empirical Labs, and many more, he’s known for his detailed and very technical reviews of pro audio hardware and software.

Now located in Los Angeles, California, David has his own private mix and mastering suite, equipped with some of the best gear available on the market he is available as a producer, mix & mastering engineer. David also discovered and developed the upcoming alternative popstar Bella Kelly, and the new singles “Throat” and “Heartbreak Motel” are both in the Youtube playlist.

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Hear guests discography on Spotify:
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Apr 15, 2022

My guest today is Linda Taylor a Guitarist and composer for over 20 years on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Drew Carey, and Aisha Tyler.

She has Toured, recorded and/or performed with Art Garfunkel, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tracy Chapman, Sheila E., Christopher Cross, Sara Niemietz, Crystal Bowersox, Edwin McCain, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Thelma Houston, and many more. And her recent recordings include Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy winning “Mosaic” and “Love And Soul”; Art Garfunkel’s “The Singer”; Ed Roth’s “Mad Beatnik”; Edwin McCain’s “Mercy Bound”; and Maia Sharp’s “The Dash Between The Dates”.  

Currently Linda is collaborating with Sara Niemietz, co-writing, producing, mixing. Film and TV composer with placements including “This Is Us” and “Superstore”.

Thanks to Bill Cheney at Spectra 1964 for making our introduction. 

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http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com

https://www.sonarworks.com

https://apiaudio.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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Apr 8, 2022

My guest today is Duane Lundy, a music producer, mixer, and studio owner in Lexington Kentucky. Duane has worked with hundreds of artists from Grammy-Award winners like Sturgill Simpson & Flor de Toloache, to critically acclaimed and eclectic Ben Sollee, Vandaveers, Jim James, and the Horse Feathers.

Duane also works on projects that include legacy artists like Ringo Starr, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck, Robert Randolph, Earl Slick, Duff McKagan, and touring artists like Joe Pug, JDawn Landes, Daniel Rodriguez, as well as emerging buzz acts such as The National Reserve, Ian Noe, Brain Owens, Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts. 

Recently he produced and engineered two tracks on the new Ringo Starr album, as well as produced and mixed Saving Country Musics 2016 song of the year “The Dogs” by Justin Wells. He also records his own music for television shows, feature films and advertising like Sons of Anarchy, Weeds, NCIS, and BMW Mini Cooper among many others.

I met Duane in 2013 when he produced Americana band, The Breedings, here at The Toy Box Studio with me engineering, and we had a blast recording to analog tape through my MCI console. So I’m psyched to have him back!

Thanks to Justin Perkins for reconnecting us for this interview.

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://www.Spectra1964.com

http://MacSales.com/Rockstars

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

http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com

https://www.sonarworks.com

https://apiaudio.com

http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

Hear guests discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4DJS5h7awVWKO95FsrNUgk?si=16ba90920c9c44cf

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/344

Apr 1, 2022

My guest today is Brian Charles a producer, engineer, plugin designer for Rare Signals from Boston Massachusetts. Brian has been a fantastic guest on the podcast before on episode RSR174 to talk about working with indie rock bands. He’s worked with thousands of artists over the years and has made albums in almost every genre imaginable. 

Some of Brian’s many credits include The Vatican Commandos featuring a young “Moby” as the lead singer, Dispatch, pop artist Marina and the Diamonds, Weakened Friends, and his longtime work as a producer and touring member of the band “The Sheila Divine”. 

Brian is also an educator working with Berklee College of Music, Emerson College, The Walnut Hill School for The Arts, and The Recording Workshop. And he is the creator of the “Transatlantic Plate Reverb” at his plugin company Rare Signals where he digitally recreated the iconic plate reverbs of Zippah studio.

Tragically in December 2021 His Home base studio, Zippah Recording (of 33 years), was destroyed in an 8-alarm fire. Incredibly the music community has come together to fundraise in support of Brian’s studio and family recovery after the devastating loss of many decades of instruments, recording equipment, and musical history. 

Thanks so much to Mark Rubel at Blackbird Academy for making our original 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://www.Spectra1964.com

http://MacSales.com/Rockstars

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

http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com

https://www.sonarworks.com

https://apiaudio.com

http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

Hear guests discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1HPEubCvawOhqGMGNN3Mw4?si=427cce7f91464f67

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/343

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