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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: November, 2023
Nov 24, 2023
Sometimes it's better to conform! Jermaine talked about hybrid composing music for film, making the music fit ever-shrinking film edits, switching to Cubase, how to create an orchestra in your home studio, and the secret to realistic-sounding scores.

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My guest today is Jermaine Stegall, a film composer and conductor. With over 50 projects to his credit, Jermaine most well-known for the score to “Coming 2 America”, the highly anticipated sequel to the Eddie Murphy classic, with Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl-Jones all reprising their roles. Jermaine recently completed the score for "Praise This" for Universal Pictures. Other scoring and conducting assignments have included “Senior Year” (2022) for Paramount Pictures, and the upcoming film “Oracle” for Universal Pictures.

As a musical conductor, Stegall led a live string orchestra alongside Grammy-winning artist Tori Kelly at the televised 2019 ESPY Awards. A year prior, he conducted the orchestra to Camila Cabello’s performance of “Consequences” on ABC’s American Music Awards. In addition to scoring 2 seasons of "Our Star Wars Stories,” an original digital series from Lucasfilm and StarWars.com, in which host Jordan Hembrough uncovers heartfelt tales of fans and families who have found inspiration in the galaxy far, far away, Jermaine was also nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award for scoring the animated Netflix short film "Canvas" directed by Pixar's Frank Abney III.

Thank you to Chris James for the introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Nov 17, 2023
Cutting edge technology vs technically cutting edges... Nick and J talked about mixing and mastering vinyl records, Atmos vs Sony 260AR, how to listen to immersive audio, mixing for Halloween, old school vs modern low-end, and how to rescue a snare.

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My guests today are Nick Townsend and J Clark joining us from Infrasonic West in Los Angeles. 

Nick Townsend’s musical prowess is rooted in the punk rock scene. He began drumming for punk bands at the age of 16, and has been playing professionally ever since. His trained ears, and passion for music production, is owed to recording bands in his grandmother’s garage. He attended the Audio Engineering School at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. He then landed his first audio job with Infrasonic Mastering in 2012 where he assisted Pete Lyman, while simultaneously learning the craft of vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting. Soon thereafter, he started his own Townsend Mastering until 2021 when he rejoined Infrasonic Los Angeles. Nick has mastered records for The Egyptian Lover, Militarie Gun, No Pressure, Fleshwater, Spanish Love Songs and many more, and specializes in vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting of over 2,000 vinyl records including artists such as Cheap Trick, Paramore, Weezer, Iron Maiden, Bad Religion, Garbage, Dr. Dre, 2pac, Grimes and more. His work can be identified by the hand scribed “NT” found on the lock groove of each vinyl.

J Clark is an engineer, mixer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. He spent the majority of the late 90’s and 2000’s playing and touring in the bands Pretty Girls Make Graves, Killsadie, Jaguar Love, and Sharks Keep Moving. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010, he began composing music for ads and movies before expanding into post production; Re-Recording mixing, Sound Design, and Dialogue editing for film and television. In late 2020 he began mixing and mastering music in Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA. His spatial credits include artists such as Jennifer Lopez, MK, The Hold Steady, Nelly, Nicky Jam, Marc Anthony, and many others. J’s studio was designed and built in collaboration with PMC Loudspeakers, Dolby Laboratories, and Sony Home Entertainment and boasts an impressive 24 speakers! It’s built to handle the present and future of multichannel sound for music, picture and gaming offering an 11.1.6 ATMOS and a 13.1 Sony360 array for the most precise playback and detail of your immersive projects.

Thanks to Raelynn Janicke for setting this interview up!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.native-instruments.com use code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

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

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy 

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to these guests' discography on Spotify:

Nick Townsend: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3D9JMrWjXz6DqbFm4gye44?si=5743505ecee14f2b

J Clark: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5LVwyfmZsaoQZOcPX3DW5G?si=1fefc4e4813c44c2

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CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/428

Nov 10, 2023
It's gotta slap to be right! Rae talked about mastering everything from pop to hard rock and punk to EDM and respecting the bass drop, how to master Atmos mixes, tips for managing a studio, when loudness matters, and the importance of level matching.

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My guest today is Raelynn Janicke, a mastering engineer and the studio manager for Infrasonic Mastering, based in Nashville, TN. Before joining Infrasonic in 2019, Raelynn worked at Tommy’s Tracks, where she fulfilled a variety of roles alongside owner Tommy Wiggins including mastering and archival. Raelynn has mastered and assisted on projects for The Shins, Kayla Hall, Nefesh Mountain, Talia Stewart, Big 50, and Eli Howard.

Raelynn got her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences, with Concentrations in Audio Engineering and Computer Science, from The Rochester Institute of Technology. Much like her career thus far, Raelynn’s path to her degree was self-made. She was initially drawn to the practicality of a job in computer programming, but switched majors halfway through her program after assisting on a college a cappella record. From there, she discovered the school’s modest audio program, created an individualized degree, and threw in minors in history and music technology, just to keep things interesting.

Raelynn brings this level of enthusiasm and exploration to every project she works on at Infrasonic Mastering, both as manager and engineer.

She describes herself on her website as a “Mastering Engineer Who Loves Tacos and Is Taller Than Danny Devito.” Thanks to F Reid Shippen for connecting us.

Today we will talk about the tech meets art of mastering, running a busy multi room facility, Atmos immersive audio, and how AI in mastering could affect our future of music.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.native-instruments.com use code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

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

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy 

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/59yLjwPFClRklas9dGbfBA?si=f65808e2d4f241e3

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/427

Nov 3, 2023
Why would you put a Pultec on every track? David talked about mixing with fewer plugins to keep the best ones special, how to create a great mix template, the sound and feel of hybrid mixing, compression as tone, and mixing with the SSL UF8 and UC-1.

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My guest today is David Vignola, a professional audio mixing engineer with over 20 years experience who has mixed and mastered music for hundreds of artists all over the world. He has been in studios all over the country, working in many analog/digital hybrid studios. He also studied under the mixing engineer Michael White whose credits Include The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Kiss, and the Talking Heads, just to name a few.

Over the last decade David decided to start giving back by helping musicians and engineers learn the craft of audio engineering. He found that teaching was something he really enjoyed and that led him to create Home Recording Made Easy.com and now Mixing Made Easy.net. His main focus is on the beginner/intermediate recording musician and aspiring audio engineer to help students improve their recording/engineering skills. I have enjoyed watching David’s Youtube videos and I highly recommend that you check them out Rockstars.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://www.native-instruments.com use code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

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

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy 

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4j5NKwYW3CUQuKQu2UNjGe?si=0399d24bbce2469d

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/426

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