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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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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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Nov 25, 2022

How do you mix five sub-bass tracks??? Sara talked about sidechain compression, managing the low end in mixing, exciting drums, mixing modern classical music, dynamic eq, split eq, and transient shaping, and why you should create Youtube videos too!

My guest today is Sara Carter a BBC trained, mixing engineer based in Basingstoke in the UK. She started recording and mixing music in the mid-’90s from a small home studio until eventually landing her dream job working from the famous BBC's Maida Vale Studios and Broadcasting House in London.

Sara has worked with a wide variety of recording artists from Beyoncé and The Black Keys to The Cure and Rod Stewart and has been credited on records by Corrine Bailey Rae and KT Tunstall amongst many others.

She now runs an online mixing business Music Mix Pro in the UK working with unsigned bands from all over the world. And she has a fantastic fast growing Youtube channel called Simply Mixing! Sharing tips and tutorials, writes for the Production Expert blog, and has appeared on many of the Production Expert podcasts. I've also been interviewed on the Working Class Audio podcast and the Recording Studio Rockstars podcast for episode RSR204 where you can learn more about her backstory.

Thanks to my brother from another podcast Matt Boudreau for making our original introduction! You might even hear Saras voice on the intro to Matt’s show.

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Nov 18, 2022

Turn it up to eleven! Weston talked about recording rock guitars, playing movies and video games in the studio while recording, committing through an analog console eq on the way into Pro Tools, and dialing in the perfect kick drum sound with Peavey.

My guest today is Weston Wellman an artist engineer and music producer in Nashville TN. 

“I like to record bands and play music.  So if you want your band recorded or enjoy listening to music, consider me an option for one, or both of those things.  The louder, the weirder, the crazier, the better.” 

I actually met Weston through Instagram in 2021 when I got my Behringer Model D analog synth (modeled after Moog) and was so into it that I was posting and browsing IG videos of synths. Weston was also sharing some killer sounds with his synths, pedals, and cassette four-track, and making killer sounding heavy records with his band Noise Relay.

It also turns out that we are connected both through Nashville and Mike Purcell over at County Q studio. Mike was actually the very first guest back on episode RSR001 so how cool is that?

I’m psyched to talk to Weston today about making fantastic sounding heavy rock records with his bands Noise Relay and Sleepercab, creating wild and weird sound in the studio using guitar pedals, synths, and whatever else sounds cool.

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Nov 11, 2022

My guest today is Matt Boudreau a mix and mastering engineer for bands and solo artists. He is the producer and host of the podcast Working Class Audio interviewing other audio professionals about their journey to where they are today. Matt also tests audio software for Universal Audio as a contractor and speaks on audio panels at conferences as a moderator/and or panelist. In general, he loves anything audio-related, and also loves coffee and connecting with forward-thinking people in all industries.

Matt has been involved in music and audio for 35 years starting out as a drummer working his way through bands and six-figure record deals. He was lucky to experience firsthand how records were made on a high level with producer/engineers like Larry Hirsch, Joe Chicarelli, and Gil Norton and these guys got him excited about the record-making process.

In 1994 he began his journey to the “other side of the glass”; trading drum sticks for faders. That journey has taken him through a series of amazing recording experiences with many well-known artists as well as many lesser-known artists. 

Now Matt reaches studio fans all over the world through his podcast, is a published author, and also teaches mixing courses over at Working Class Audio. He has been on the podcast early on episode RSR053 and I am psyched to have my Brother From Another Podcast back to share some cool tips on mixing awesome pro-sounding drums using plugins and sample triggers in your DAW.

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Nov 4, 2022

My guest today is Ross Hogarth a Multiple Grammy winning producer, engineer, and mixer with a long and varied list of credits in musical styles from blues, to reggae, to heavy metal, and rock. Gov’t Mule, Roger Waters, The Black Crowes, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, R.E.M.and Jewel are just some of the artists that Ross has worked with in over three decades of recording.

Ross has been a guest on the podcast for episode RSR148 where you can hear more of his backstory working with artists like Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, and Keb Mo. And today we will see whats new at his studio.

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Oct 28, 2022

My guest today is Marc Daniel Nelson a Latin Grammy nominated producer/mixer. His credits over 20 plus years include Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, music for Solo, Blade Runner, Fractured, The Expanse, Point Break, The Last Full Measure and more.

Marc has been showcased on the cover of Audio Solutions magazine, in addition to articles in MIX, Shore, and “Business” magazine, has one Mark Award win and was nominated for the French Academy Award for Best Score for the film “Amanda”.

Marc has also been creating a ton of cool studio tutorial videos over at Produce LIke A Pro. And you can catch his last couple of podcast episodes on RSR 168 & 271 where he talked about his background in music and portable film mixing setup in 2020.

Happy to have Marc back to see whats new over in the mixing world.

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Oct 21, 2022

My guest today is Ethan X Howard, a producer/engineer and consultant based in Nashville, TN. 

Ethan got his start in West Virginia, picking up recording out of necessity to record demos with local punk bands he played with while still in high school. After briefly studying music performance at Marshall University, he packed up & headed to Full Sail University to get serious about recording. Upon graduating he had the opportunity to relocate to Nashville for an internship at Blackbird Studio. 

In the years since he’s worked as a freelance producer & engineer for developing artists, has helped start and manage several small studios, and has worked as an assistant engineer on sessions for independent & major label artists. 

A lifetime technology enthusiast, Ethan is currently working as a consultant focusing on NFTs, web3, and their applications within the music industry. 

I am psyched to have Ethan on today to talk about both making records and how the future of NFTs and web3 can help artists and producers survive on the long road toward a successful career in music. 

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Oct 14, 2022

My guest today is Dave Kalmusky a multi-platinum, multiple Billboard #1 charting Nashville based producer, songwriter, guitarist / multi-instrumentalist, engineer & mixer, who’s work in the studio with acts such as Shawn Mendes, Keith Urban, Megan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Journey, Joe Bonamassa, Tenille Townes, The Sisterhood, Vince Gill, John Oates (From Hall & Oates) Motley Crue, and Many, Many others.

Coming by it honestly, David’s father, Kenny Kalmusky. was one of the original band members of “The Hawks” with Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, & John Till in 1958. Kenny went on to make records at Bearsville studios in Woodstock NY, and Nashville TN in the late 60’s with the likes of Ian & Sylvia, Todd Rundgren, Cowboy Jack Clement, Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Reed, and many others.

David has been on the show before in episode RSR052. 

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Oct 7, 2022

My guest today is Sean Giovanni a Producer, Engineer and Owner of The Record Shop in Nashville, TN. Gio has worked with artists such as, John Legend, Big and Rich, Zakk Wylde, Tim McGraw, The Wallflowers, Juicy J, and Lil Jon. 

After moving to Nashville at 20 years old and unable to land an internship, Gio set out to build his own path in the recording industry, with a focus on supporting artists in achieving their creative vision and offering a wide range of content creation services in addition to production. 

A frequent NAMM show panelist, speaker at Belmont, MTSU, SAE, The Recording Academy, Sean has also appeared in interviews with the likes of Adam Audio, Antelope Audio, Make it in Music, The Working Your Way Up Podcast, Recording Connection and many more to discuss topics such as entrepreneurship, time management, building a brand , leading with purpose, overcoming adversity, and much more.

Thanks also to Paul from DPA Microphones for originally introducing us. 

 

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Sep 30, 2022

My guest today is Bob Bullock a recording engineer, mixer, and producer whose credits can be found on over 50 gold and platinum albums. He loves to work with independent artists from around the world and does extensive teaching through multiple universities including Belmont University & The Art Institute in Nashville, TN, and Troy University in Montgomery, AL. Bob has been a guest on the podcast way back on episode RSR055 where he shared his story of starting out and working his way to Nashville.

Today we will catch up with Bob joining us from his home studio in Nashville to talk about his beautiful Phantom Focus Mixroom and how he mixes in the box with Pro Tools.

Thanks so much to Carl Tatz for reconnecting us for this interview!

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Sep 23, 2022

My guest today is Chris Mara who says in his own words, “Well, basically... I'm the luckiest guy in the world. My "job" (I'm a recording engineer and producer) is to find cool artists & bands and help them make cool music. How frickin' awesome is that? I've been doing this music thing here in Nashville for over 20 years (since I was 19 years old), and it's the only real job I've ever had. I absolutely love helping people make music and also take a lot of time to help them make some wise career decisions too. There's a lot of bullshit. in the music biz, so I try to keep things really straightforward and simple for the people I come in contact with.

I really dig the art of getting artists comfortable and then capturing great performances in the studio. Although I use all types of technology to record, tend to gravitate to the "old school way of doing things and record on analog tape whenever I can. That's probably the reason I built my retro, all analog recording studio called "Welcome to 1979".

I also record in other studios all over the country, as well as in barns, cabins, old churches, hallways, highways, byways, parks, and garages....basically wherever people are making good music!”

Chris also runs a tape machine restoration company called Mara Machines and In early 2016, Mara launched a vinyl electroplating facility offering vinyl mastering and electroplating under the same roof to allow for the highest quality vinyl to be produced. And every November you can travel to Music City to attend the annual W21979 Recording Summit for panel discussions on all things studio.

Chris has been a guest on the show before RSR027 and later his wife and studio manager Yoli Mara joined us for episode RSR180. 

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Sep 16, 2022

My guest today is Daniel Ford aka “Dr Ford”, multiple Award Winning Producer and Mixer with music at #1 on iTunes, & the Billboard Top 20. Daniel has Studio C of the world-famous Sound Kitchen Studios here in Nashville and has been on the show with us before for episodes RSR136 and RSR218 to share some great tips for vocal mixing and other cool stuff in the studio, and to hear his back story.

So go check out those episodes if you like and today lets dive into whats new at his studio, and share some more tips on mixing pop, country, rap and whatever else comes your way in the studio. Plus we will dig into what it takes to successfully build marketing for your studio and services and ways that you can reach future customers for your talents.

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Sep 9, 2022

My guest today is Daniel Tashian is a Gammy-winning producer, musician, and songwriter who has produced for artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Tenille Townes, Jessie James Decker, A Girl Named Eddie, Trent Dabbs, Emily West, and Keelan Donovan.  He has had several sync placements in hit TV shows and movies including the film Our Idiot Brother, Pretty Little Liars, Nashville, Reign, and Scorpion among others. 

His first #1 Country song was with “Hometown Girl” by Josh Turner co-written with Marc Beeson and Daniel co-produced Kacey Musgrave’s critically acclaimed and CMA and Grammy nominated album Golden Hour & also co-wrote 7 of the album’s 13 songs.

He also has a band called The Silver Seas with Jason Lehning (episode 74) in 1999 doing very well in the U.K. including a gig on the Jules Holland Show. I had great fun recording with these guys a few times at my studio, and I’m happy to have Daniel back on the show to keep talking about songwriting and creating as much as we can in the time that we have.

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Sep 2, 2022

My guest today is Chris Shaw a four-time Grammy Award-winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. He is a veteran of Greene Street Recording in New York recording Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J. And has moved on to independent production, mixing, and engineering working with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Death Cab For Cutie, Nada Surf, and The Derek Trucks Band to name only a few. He has even been credited for working on six of Rolling Stone's "500 greatest Records of All Time".

Originally based in New York, Chris relocated to the Austin, Texas area in 2013 where he joined us on the podcast for episode RSR246. We are psyched to have Chris back again to learn whats new at his mixing studio in Austin and geek out on controllers and mixing automation.

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Aug 26, 2022

My guest today is Matty Harris a music producer, mixing and mastering engineer originally from Boston. As a young musician, he won several awards, including best drummer in New England touring with jazz, blues and calypso bands, playing clubs by the age of 14. And later went on to Berklee College of Music to study Music Production and Engineering.

Matty work in the studio includes credits for Atlantic, RCA, & Warner Bros Records, Sammy Adams, A$AP Rocky, Logic, Lil Yachty, Cousin Stizz and the Grammy Award-winning song “Stronger” for Kelly Clarkson winning the 2008 Boston Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Engineer and Producer. 

Matty now lives in Los Angeles where he also runs a cool Youtube Channel teaching you how to create music in the studio called Mix And Master My Song which also happens to be the name of his website and studio where he works with artists from all over the world.

Today we are going to find out more about Matty's story of moving from Boston to LA to pursue music, and see what we can learn about the best tools and techniques for creating, mixing, and mastering your music in the studio.

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Aug 19, 2022

My guest today is Freddy Avis aka Arswain a composer, producer, and solo artist in the  indie/electronic band Arswain in Los Angeles, CA.

Freddy got his start in composition under acclaimed Emmy-nominated composer James S. Levine (Glee, American Horror Story, Bloodline, Nip Tuck, The Last Ship) at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, CA. Since then Freddy holds music credits on shows including Major Crimes, Why Women Kill, Instinct, Star, & Chambers, as well as placements on Tiger King, Shark Tank, Dateline, & The Dr. Oz Show. 

He’s contributed synth & percussion work on 8-time Oscar-nominated composer James Newton Howard’s score for Walt Disney feature Jungle Cruise, as well as additional music for Steve Jablonsky’s score for Why Women Kill.

Freddy holds a pair of Bachelor's degrees in Music and Political Science from Stanford University, where he also pitched for the baseball team. In 2012 he was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Arswain has some amazing music and video productions that create sounds scapes and surreal worlds in a very cinematic way and today we will talk about how he creates in his studio and composing for film in LA.

 

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Aug 12, 2022

My guest today is Jett Galindo, a Los Angeles-based mastering engineer and vinyl cutter now working at The Bakery. Jett has worked on albums spanning a wide array of genres and artists including Barbra Streisand, Haley Reinhart, Weezer, and the La La Land OST, to name a few. 

Jett kickstarted her post-Berklee engineering career in the world-renowned Avatar Studios in New York (now known as Power Station) as the recording engineer for producer Jerry Barnes. As Barnes’ engineer, Jett engineered for veteran artists such as legendary singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, Nile Rodgers, Bashiri among others. 

In 2013, Jett joined The Mastering Lab family as the sole right-hand woman to pioneer mastering engineer and GRAMMY Technical Achievement awardee Doug Sax, working on various notable vinyl releases including Pink Floyd’s 15th & final album “Endless River”, Bette Midler, Neil Young, Randy Travis, and Seth MacFarlane. Some of the other great mentors Jett has been able to work with include George Massenburg; producer Prince Charles Alexander; recording engineer Susan Rogers (Prince’s Purple Rain); and mastering engineer and AES President-elect, Jonathan Wyner. 

Most recently through The Bakery, Jett has helped pave the way for the growing audiophile releases in the video game soundtrack genre, having mastered award-winning chart-topping releases such as the “Pokemon Red & Blue Piano Collections”, Rozen’s Legend of Zelda tribute “Children of Termina”, and the remastered 1980s Nicon Falcom’s “Ys I & II:  Ancient Ys Vanished” original soundtracks.

Jett is actively involved with Soundgirls, an organization for women working in the audio engineering field, and she is a contributing writer for iZotope’s widely popular LEARN portal. Jett is also an accomplished lyric soprano who specializes in choral ensemble music. Currently singing with Los Angeles-based professional choir Tonality, Jett has performed in various countries spanning across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Thanks very much to Bryan Cook! For making our introduction!

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Aug 5, 2022

My guest today is Anthony Gravino an independent music maker near Chicago, IL. He has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres as a producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer and musician. Anthony has been on the show before for Episode RSR156 when we talked about how he makes records in the studio capturing great sounds for Indie rock, jazz, and other genres and more mixing tips on episode RSR250.

He has recently moved to a beautiful tall new loft studio called High Cross Sound south of Chicago in a space that looks like you might stumble on it strolling through the Hobbit Shire. Anthony loves to work with talented artists and musicians and record using classic vintage studio making records with smooth and beautiful tones. So we will talk about what’s new with the studio and how his recording and mixing have evolved in the past couple of years.

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Jul 29, 2022

My guest today is Vance Powell, a multi Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and mixer, and owner of Sputnik Sound in Nashville with Mitch Dane. Vance’s credits credits includes Chris Stapleton, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, and Wolfmother to name just a few.


Vance is a repeat guest on the podcast and you can hear his origin story on episode RSR002, and great mixing tips on Episodes RSR171 and RSR293.

Vance recently did a studio makeover at Sputnik Sound installing a Dolby Atmos surround sound system for mixing into the future of immersive audio. So we will talk all about Atmos and of course, we have a bunch of great questions from you Rockstars in our Facebook group which you can join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/recordingstudiorockstars

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Jul 22, 2022

My guest today is Jay Lauterwasser a video game sound designer and music composer for Darkpaw games in San Diego, CA. 

“I grew up in St Louis, Missouri, moved to San Diego in 2004 and started my career in the video game industry in Quality Assurance. In 2016 I got my opportunity to become a Sound Designer and in 2019 I added Music Composer to my job description. I’ve been a musician for the better part of my life. I started playing bass in highschool, joined a band after graduating and got to see the eastern half of the country from the back seat of the tour van. Even though the touring slowed down, I never stopped playing music. I still play bass in the local San Diego band Roger! and sit in for the occasional recording session. 

I’ve been a part of countless recording sessions as a musician but never officially as an engineer. Fortunately, I’ve worked with a bunch of great engineers that were always willing to answer questions or explain something along the way. It was those experiences and further exploration and research that taught me enough about sound engineering to be able to do sound design for video games. Music composition was the natural next step, taking what I learned about audio engineering and sound in general and adding the musician side of it. After taking a couple of online music composition and theory classes, I was able to compose and produce my first video game soundtrack in 2019 for the game “EverQuest: Claws of Veeshan”.

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Jul 15, 2022

My guest today is Daniel Donato a 25 year old guitarist and songwriter who started out at a young age of 16 playing regularly at Nashville’s iconic honky tonk Robert’s Western World while gigging with the Don Kelley Band. His debut album, A Young Man’s Country, was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium in two days and produced by guitar-ace Robben Ford, the record weaves outlaw country, Grateful Dead-style Amer-icana, and first-rate songwriting into a singular form Donato calls “21st-century cosmic country.”

The message of these songs contains Donato’s “Cosmic Country” ethos, which is about finding the courage to blaze your own path. As such, it is an ethos the artist extends beyond music into the channels of social media, where he’s built up a huge following of devoted “DD Heads,” as his fans call themselves. His pod-cast, “Daniel Donato’s Lost Highway,” brings together like-minded creatives to get at the heart of what makes artists tick, for which he’s interviewed Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, Orville Peck, and Garry Talent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

Thanks to Anders Jovaag at Adam Audio for making our introduction.

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