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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: December, 2022
Dec 30, 2022

Can you really get kicked off an island? Joe shared stories of early band memories with Lij Shaw, recording to a double cassette deck and microphone, capturing great drum, bass, and guitar sounds on a 4 track in a home studio and writing cool lyrics.

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My guest today is Joe Armin, a drummer, guitarist, and songwriter and leader of the first band I ever got to play with in St Louis a college cover band called Ayatollah Joe And The Hostages.

“Joe grew up in Cincinnati, and started playing piano, drums and then guitar as a kid.  He started multitracking in his basement in 4th or 5th grade. Joe got addicted to playing in bands and recording one-off tunes. In college during the mid to late 80's at Washington University in St. Louis he played music in a handful of bands, one of his first that started doing paying gigs was a covers and originals 4-piece with yours truly, Elijah Shaw. 

Joe & Elijah got their first studio experience while taking a recording studio course together at college. Joe's focus quickly became writing originals. By senior year he was in a band, Dirt Cousin with friend David Gendelman, cowriting songs and starting to play dive bars and music clubs throughout the St. Louis area. 

After graduating then moving back and forth between San Francisco and St. Louis Joe finally settled in San Francisco for good in 1994 where he currently works as an architect, while still playing gigs and recording at home. He started recording with a handful of friends under the name, The Aerosols, self-releasing a self-titled CD in 1999.  The music was oftentimes noisy and spacey but pop was lurking in the darkness. 

It took several years for a band with a steady lineup to take form.  A trio version of The Aerosols played live in the San Francisco area and beyond from the mid-2000's until Joe's future wife, Amy Fowler joined in 2010, at first on keyboards, but eventually on second guitar and backing vocals also.  This 4-person lineup released an LP in 2014, Fake Mirror, containing angular psych songs which were less shy about embracing melody.  

Amy started her own 5-piece band, Latitude, in 2014 (with herself on guitar and vocals and with Joe on drums and backing vocals) Latitude has had a couple full-length releases, the latest, Mystic Hotline, coming out in 2020 on Emotional Response records.  Meanwhile during all this time The Aerosols have continued to play live and record.  They released their third full-length, the slightly more atmospheric LP, Room for Wrong, in late 2021.  Over the last 14 years Joe has recorded and mixed all of The Aerosols recordings at his and Amy's home studio, Boring Basement Studios, located in San Francisco.  He has also recently provided guest guitar tracks on recordings by James Goode and David Gendelman.  

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Dec 23, 2022

If you can surf you can mix! Clint talked about designing his new Dolby Atmos control room, mixing binaurally in headphones, choosing the best mix bus eq, the SSL UC-1 plugin controller and lots of great tricks for recording and mixing killer drums.

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My guest today is Clint Murphy a multi-platinum, award-winning producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician. He has worked on records as diverse as Manic Street Preachers, Enter Shikari, RØMANS, and 50 Cent, racking up hits both in the UK and internationally. 

Clint has been a guest on the podcast episode RSR313 where you can hear his backstory of producing power pop rock tracks in the UK. But now he is back in New Zealand and today we will talk more about new projects and production and mixing remotely.

Thanks so much to Ryan Smith at (Sterling Sound) for making our introduction.

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Dec 16, 2022

They won't listen unless you tell them! Andy talked about how to build more buzz around your record release, mic preamps and why you want a variety, why ribbon mics are great for a home studio, and the benefits of working with people you like.

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My guest today is Andy Reed, a power pop songwriter, musician in the band The Legal Matters  and as engineer, and producer as owner of Reed Recording Company in Bay City Michigan. 

Andy has been a guest on the show before on episode RSR130 to talk about his background and share some great recording tips for drums, vocals, and mixing. So make sure to check that one out also. Today we will dive into more home studio mixing and see whats new Reed Recording Company. 

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Dec 9, 2022

Why do ten clicks when one will do? Brian talked about creating cool studio macros in Keyboard Maestro, programming touch screens with Lemur and Open Stage Control, mixing with faders, stutter edits for guitars, and making music for lego ninjas!

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My guest today is Brian Rivlin, a composer-producer and part-time YouTuber living in Toronto. He started his early career recording local artists but very fast realized his true passion for film scores and soundtracks. Through his work, he found a deep fetish for streamlining his studio workflow which resulted in him starting a youtube channel where he shares his love for music and the studio. His recent work includes Apex Legends, Adventures of Ayuma, Ninajgo, My Little Pony, and various movie trailer.

I found Brians Youtube videos when I was doing a deep dive into Keyboard Maestro to streamline my own studio workflow. Brain has some great how to videos that really helped me out so I reached to invite him on the show to learn more about his work and get some great tips for you Rockstars!

 

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Dec 2, 2022

When do you have enough ribbon mics? Never! Marc talked about his touring band food blog, why Italian espresso tastes better, restoring vintage ribbon mics, Tuvan throat singing doom metal, mixing with a console, and lots of fun mixing plugins!

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My guest today is Marc Urseli a 6-time Grammy-nominated, 3-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer, and front of house engineer Marc Urselli works with many artists from around the world.

He has worked with U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Sting, Keith Richards, Kesha, and Laurie Anderson and scores of other amazing artists performing rock, pop, metal, jazz, experimental/avantgarde/new music, urban and electronica and classical.

Marc also composes music for film and television, creates sound design for commercials and mixes audio for film and television as well as mixing more than half a dozen movie soundtracks.

Marc has been a guest on the podcast for episode RSR264 where we talked about everything from his background, effective backup strategies. mixing tips and templates, and lots of other stuff. So today we will see what's new at his studio and keep rocking on some mixing insights for your studio.

Thanks again to Rudy Roopchan for our original intro, and to Adam Audio!

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Listen to this guest's hi-rez audio discography on QoBuz: https://open.qobuz.com/playlist/5639590

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CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/378

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