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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, 2023
Mar 31, 2023
Mix with your ears closed! Bobby talked about mixing using only visual meters, why playlist mixes are the new radio mixes, immersive audio, simple home studio sound treatments, mixing in headphones, and how to take your mix from muddy to magnificent.

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My guest today is Bobby Owsinski a Producer/engineer and one of the best selling authors in the music industry with 24 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Social Media Promotion For Musicians, and The Music Business Advice Book. 

He’s also a contributor to Forbes as a category expert on the new music business, his long-running production and music industry blogs have won numerous industry awards, and he’s appeared on CNN and ABC News as a music branding and audio expert. 

Bobby’s highly-rated Inner Circle podcast is now in its 9th year, with more than 400 episodes that feature mover and shaker guests from all parts of the music industry. He’s also recently produced and mixed albums that appeared at #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #5 on the Apple Music Rock Chart. And his new book update is out Mixing Engineers Handbook Fifth Edition. 

Bobby has been a guest on the podcast on episode RSR010.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.solidstatelogic.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin

https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/35qyOhVhDyTtol0MGSyCjf?si=ab27aac09d9047f1

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/395

Mar 24, 2023
We need more kettlebell! Josh talked about mixing in Studio One so your song sounds like a finished record, a healthy studio lifestyle and working routine, understanding compression, mixing dance kick and bass, and producing in Poland and Romania.

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My guest today is Josh Harris an internationally known producer, composer, engineer, remixer and music industry educator. His credits include top artists like Seal, Madonna, The Killers, and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem). His corporate clients include NBC, ABC, MTV, VH1 and USA Network. Classically trained as a pianist and composer, he has always focused on fusing different musical genres, resulting in memorable songs and productions that stay with you long after the first listen.

No stranger to working with major label recording artists, in 2008, Josh toured with Grammy award winning artist, Seal, as his musical director and keyboardist. In both 2007 and 2008, Josh received nominations from the International Dance Music Association (IDMA) for best remixer. In 2011, he engineered a remix of "Orpheus" (Quiet Carnival), by Sergio Mendes, that was nominated for a Grammy.

In addition to being a contributing composer for California-based music library, 21 South, Josh spends his time working on several original projects: 2 Saol, Room 111, Kosca.

Thank you to Roger Nichols for the introduction. Josh has been a guest on the show before on episode RSR054 talked about his musical background and has even joined me to teach mixing clinics both online and in person. Today we will talk about what's new in the studio and dive into some mixing and production advice for the home studio.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.solidstatelogic.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin

https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/517olcWOIkF35TH0a80Phy?si=5564920a89774694

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/394

Mar 17, 2023
Don't be afraid to grab the guitar when engineering! Warren talked about choosing the right mic for your studio, why modern mics sound so clean, giving back to the community, the future of the clicktrack, TEC award, the Beatles, and session players.

Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com

My guest today is Warren Huart an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los Angeles, California who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The Fray, Daniel Powter, Marc Broussard, Trevor Hall, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith and Howie Day. 

His film and television credits include Inglourious Basterds, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Huart is the owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, California, and runs a DIY YouTube Channel called "Produce Like a Pro" with over 670,000 subscribers worldwide. Warren is also an audio educator, and he won the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards for Audio Education Technology for his Produce Like a Pro website.

He has been a guest on the show on episode RSR064 talking about his background and recording tips like finding the best snare drum for rock and roll. I even had a chance to stop by his home studio in Laurel Canyon for a studio tour video in 2017. And today we will keep talking about whats new in the studio and mixing. 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.solidstatelogic.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin

https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/27MmoOqPucfNBIu3qRoTMQ?si=c01a0c2561154e5b

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/393

Mar 10, 2023
There's beauty in Blumlein! Wessel talked about the power of mixing quickly, trusting your gut before your ears, why you need great low end in monitoring, how to record double bass, the future of immersive sound and mixing to multiple busses.

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My guest today is Wessel Oltheten a mixing and mastering engineer in the Netherlands, who has been on the podcast on episode RSR152 to talk about his mixing studio and philosophies. He is also a published author of the book Mixing With Impact on Focal press and teaches at  Utrecht University of the Arts. 

Wessel is very prolific and in 2021 was able to work on no less than 862 tracks. His discography sounds really great working with very cool bands like Dewolff, Pocket Knife Army, Black Oak, and many others. Whether it's art rock, electronic music, or singers up close and personal Wessel has the ability to make it sound great with his thoughtful mixing and mastering.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.solidstatelogic.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin

https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3PGHmH0a3WZ2hpyJmllFmE?si=d073c4d854e74a2c

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/392

Mar 3, 2023
Can't have Too Much Joy in the studio? William talked about best practices for producing and recording vocals and guitars over the internet, mixing in Pro Tools like a console, Slate Raven, Stream Deck, Sound Flow, drums and his mix bus template.

Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: https://MixMasterBundle.com

My guest today is William Wittman, a Grammy Award-winning independent Producer/Engineer/Musician/Songwriter based in New York. He began his career as a musician and moved from there into work as a studio engineer and producer. He held the position of Chief Engineer at several major recording studios. As Producer and Engineer, his credits include the multi–platinum debuts from Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, the Hooters, and The Outfield. 

His success as an independent producer led to several years as an A&R Vice President and Staff Producer at two major record labels (Sony/Columbia and BMG/RCA). As a musician, he has appeared on nationally televised shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, the Rosie O’Donnell Show, CBS Late Late Show, Ellen Degeneres, the NBC Christmas Tree Lighting Special, and New Year’s Eve in Times Square. 

He has also played and sung with many of the artists he has recorded and is a member of alternative rock band Too Much Joy (Giant/Discovery/Sire Records). He now plays bass guitar in the Cyndi Lauper Band, recording and touring internationally, and also serves as the Musical Director.

He is also a regular participant in the production expert website and podcast.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.solidstatelogic.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin

https://jzmic.com use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/63fvu1Juph6WrDYMQUUH1H?si=76bea9c9ea9645ac

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/391

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