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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: June, 2023
Jun 30, 2023
Don't touch that kick drum! Bryan talked about riding the drums during fills, adding drum distortion, setting up your Pro Tools mix template, how to mix with reverbs and delays, keeping the vocal realistic, and how to use mix bus plugins and stems.

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

My guest today is Bryan Cook a Los Angeles based mixer whose credits include U2, One Republic, the Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stoneage, Cold War Kids, Damien Rice, The Eels, and Autolu to name a few. He has been a previous guest on the podcast for episodes RSR333 where we talked about his beginning at Berklee School of Music, working at A&M Studios, mixing with composer/producer Michael Andrews, and his recent work on Jeff Goldblum’s latest album.

Today we will dive back into talking about mixing, and Bryan’s thought process and workflow in the studio to bring his experience to your home studio and help simplify what can seem like a very complex process.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars Save up to 50% off products,
use code ROCK10 to get an additional 10%

https://jzmic.com Use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value)

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/6TQgZEzPzuBHiFI0aJBu5Q?si=39c8ed824f2f4fa3

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/408

Jun 23, 2023
Replace the Replacements? Justin talked about delivering mixes and masters with Samply, remastering Can’t Hardly Wait by the Replacements, the best plugins you can use for mastering, fixed-level monitoring, and mastering with speakers and headphones.

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

My guest today is Justin Perkins a mastering engineer in Madison, Wisconsin with Mystery Room Mastering who has worked on remastering projects for The Replacements, En Vogue, Ol’Dirty Bastard, Busta Rhymes, Jason Mraz, and mastering projects for Michael Franti & Spearhead, North Mississippi Allstars, Tommy Stinson, Lydia Loveless The Gaslight Anthem, G. Love, Screeching Weasel, The Figgs, and thousands of other independent bands and artists around the world.

Justin also masters nearly all the content for The License Lab which is a library music company based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and does a monthly livestream for Steinberg Media to help both new and current users of WaveLab Pro get a better understanding of how to use it. And he has also written a number of articles for the popular website The Pro Audio Files on the topic mastering, preparing for mastering, and an overview of what types of master files you may need for various release formats.

Check out episode RSR303 for my previous interview with Justin about his background in mastering. 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars Save up to 50% off products,
use code ROCK10 to get an additional 10%

https://jzmic.com Use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value)

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/4gkp909Wjoo6czRljgrhLX?si=470d1a8ce0924c05

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/407

Jun 16, 2023
Where is the attack of a bass anyway? Damian talked about wireframing production, mixing on small speakers, Pro Tools editing by hand, recording modular synths, pen and paper producing, how to get wide bass, and why you don't need no stinking mono!

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

My guest today is Damian Taylor a 10 x Grammy nominated producer, engineer, and mixer best known for his work with Bjork, The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and Dizzy and recently for Bomba Estéreo’s album “Deja” picking up 4 nominations between the Anglo and Latin Grammys, including an album of the year nomination at the Latins. Damian has also been a guest on the podcast previously for episode RSR316 where we talked about his background in recording.

Damian hosts an online community The Complete Producer Network is a positive and supportive place for folks to talk about all aspects of creating and releasing music at www.completeproducer.net and there are a few music production programs within the network.

The Mix Accelerator Process is all about ensuring your vision and creativity are in the driving seat when you mix. The Beats Accelerator Process establishes the foundations of instant creativity through a drum programming and practice system. Damian’s Online Studio makes the community, learning, networking and collaborative aspects of multi-room studio facilities available in an online format for people anywhere in the world.

Thanks so much to Colin Ramsay at GPS Management for making our introduction.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars Save up to 50% off products,
use code ROCK10 to get an additional 10%

https://jzmic.com Use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value)

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/7yxD0GXOlhzpAAgcDVEwtW?si=79598e25e8e54b50

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/406

Jun 9, 2023
I love the smell of analog tape in the morning! Larry shared tips for mid-side two-track remixing, improving your recording craft, four-track cassettes, mixing She & Him, Pavement, mixing in Pro Tools, and referencing with multiple speakers.

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

My guest today is Larry Crane the founder of Tape Op Magazine, owner of Jackpot! Recording Studio, a producer/engineer/mixer, and recording arts educator. He has been on the podcast previously to talk about starting out in a band, launching the magazine TapeOp, producing records and mixing at Jackpot! He also talked about recording and curating the musical archives of Elliott Smith, and lots of other fun stuff.

Today we will talk about what's new in the studio, various archival/restoration jobs, and more recording and mixing insights.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars Save up to 50% off products,
use code ROCK10 to get an additional 10%

https://jzmic.com Use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value)

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/3a4Tsqr69JFhO1nVc3hBPc?si=11cf98f46dc143ae

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/405

Jun 2, 2023
"Damn it Jim I'm a mixer, not a bricklayer!" Collin reminds you to make sure that the arrangement is right before the mixing session, why old houses sound great, how to mix drums with phase and polarity, mix into busses, and soothe bass and vocals.

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

My guest today is Collin Dupuis a Nashville and Detroit based multi-Grammy nominated and two times Grammy winning mixer, producer, and engineer who has been on the podcast previously to talk about working with artists and projects including, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Dr. John, The Black Keys, and many others. You can catch those episodes at RSR252 and RSR341 

Currently, Collin is busy working as a freelance mixer and engineer, recording, and mixing songs and albums for artists including, Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor, Boy and Bear, Cherry Glazer, Lawrence Rothman and many others.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars Save up to 50% off products,
use code ROCK10 to get an additional 10%

https://jzmic.com Use code ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value)

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/0WU3Rx4o79aPlCDRnq4O0m?si=1a240db176264058

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/404

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