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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, 2022
May 27, 2022

My guest today is Bill Mims, a graduate of Full Sail University in the Recording Engineering program. In 2001, he spent a year in Orlando doing live sound, as well as an internship at a post production facility before moving to LA in 2002 and getting hired by Sunset Sound where he worked his way up the ranks and was an assistant engineer by the end of 2004. He became proficient in Pro Tools, as well as analog tape machines. Between 2004 and 2010, Bill worked with some of the most famous artists in the world at Sunset Sound.

Bill left Sunset and went freelance in 2011. Since then, he has done engineering and producing work for many artists. He has been lucky enough to have been a part of many Grammy winning projects, two of which Bill earned statues for (Jimmy Cliff-Best Reggae 2012 and Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite-Best Blues 2013). Bill has worked on several films, two of which have either won or been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything-Best Original Music Score 2015, Sicario-Nominated for Best Original Music Score 2016). Bill has also worked on TV shows, including Transparent, which has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Some recent work includes Mrs. America, For Life, and When They See Us. 

Recent albums would be the last few Morrissey albums, Death Cab, and I produced 2 albums for Megan Mullally.

Thanks so much to Howard Willing 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://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/2R9AlNZHsv3DvpUUIEgKCw?si=829f1fde3e584c34

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/351

May 20, 2022

My guest today is Eric Bazilian, an original member of The Hooters, producer, and musician writing and recording with other artists liken Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Scorpions, Ricky Martin, Jonatha Brooke, Leanne Rymes, and William Wittman to name just a few.

Eric has been a guest on the podcast on episode RSR122 to talk about his start in music and writing the song “One Of Us” for Joane Osborne on his kitchen table. So please go check out that episode too. Also, make sure to catch his video series Under The Hood where Eric breaks down all his music and writing methods.

Email in 2021 “...Being stuck in Stockholm with limited resources (a 2012 MacBook Pro, Apollo Twin, one Gefell mic, a couple of electric guitars, a mandola, a keyboard controller, and a short scale Gretsch bass that my son bought when was twelve) afforded me the time and motivation to make my first solo album in almost twenty years. Drums were cut by my drummer in Philadelphia (challenging considering his total lack of engineering experience, but I made it work), and by my other drummer in Slovenia (recorded by a producer/engineer genius in an amazing studio). I mixed it myself on a pair of Yamaha HS5s, with a lot of input from some legendary mixers (including our pal John Fields), mastered by my guy in Slovenia. A real quarantine pandemic musical fairy tale. 

Thanks again to John Fields 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/3YSa93YNTWb4gCh6W3BKsk?si=3d5072a54d4b4b21

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/350

May 13, 2022

My guest today is Bill Cheney co-owner with Jim Romney of Spectra1964. Bill designs mic pre amps, eqs, and compressor limiters for studios following in the footsteps of William Dilley who founded the original Spectra Sonics company in 1964. 

Bill has been a guest on the podcast before to talk about the history of Spectra Sonics and Spectra 1964 on episodes RSR227 and 269. So you should check those episodes out too and today we are going to talk about what's new at Spectra1964, the importance of understanding Peaks, how they affect your recordings, mixes, productions and ultimately masters and how Spectra1964 handles peak content to make sure your records sound amazing (like the many great records recorded with the Spectra 101 amplifier circuit including Aerosmith, ZZ Top, KISS and John Lennon to name a few. Spotify playlist in show notes)

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/2TzboLsCf0C4mlKX1dNqtT?si=7d7ed2e54bfc4ec7

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/349

May 6, 2022

My guest today is Matt Baxley, better known to the wider world as Moot Booxlé, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, composer, synthesist, teacher, and funk connoisseur currently based in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Moot rose to prominence in the early days of YouTube with his videos demonstrating his abilities on the modular synthesizer and the talkbox, gaining millions of views and many followers. He played his first professional gig at the age of 16, playing drums in a production of the musical “Grease” in his hometown of Morristown, TN. He has played thousands of gigs since then on multiple instruments. He currently plays and sings nightly in several bands in Southwest Florida, producing records, playing on studio sessions, demonstrating musical equipment both live and on the internet and writing books.

I stumbled on Moots Youtube channel surfing synth videos when I was checking out the new line of Behringer synths like the Poly D, Odyssey, MS-101, Crave, and Pro-1 where he does a great job of demoing all these. Moot also live streams from his studio where you can see walls of super cool new and vintage synths played with lots of funky skill.

Plus he is from TN so… come on!

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/6S3k3p8gj3pChPT4dSvZpX?si=57a141b57b5a4976

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/348

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