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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, 2023
Dec 29, 2023
How many engineers can you fit on a podcast? Pete, John and Brandon talked about the good and bad of a shared studio, Atmos mixing and mastering, how to make great bass, vinyl records, and why their worst day is better than most jobs' best days!

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My guests today are Pete Lyman, John Baldwin & Brandon Towles mixing, mastering, and cutting vinyl at Infrasonic Sound East here in Nashville.

Pete Lyman who has been a guest on episode RSR165 is a GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer, and owner of Infrasonic Mastering, an audio and vinyl mastering studio with locations in Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN. Pete’s digital and vinyl mastering career spans thousands of titles with clients like Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson, John Prine, Weezer, Panic! At the Disco and more.  

John Baldwin is a GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer based in Nashville, TN. In 2010 John launched John Baldwin Mastering out of a studio he built in his house, eventually moving to Historic RCA Studio A. John joined the Infrasonic Mastering roster in 2021, bringing a wide spectrum of genres and skills, including restoring and remastering from vinyl and tape. His discography includes artists such as Nancy Sinatra, Deer Tick, Emmylou Harris, The Jesus Lizard, Sly Stone, The Stone Roses, Margo Price, Delta Spirit, and many others INCLUDING Twiggs II a record I produced at The Toy Box Studio.

Brandon Towles is a Mixing Engineer and Assistant/Engineer/All Around Good Guy to multi-Grammy winner F. Reid Shippen. Originally from Georgetown, KY, after traveling the country for a few years, Brandon landed in Nashville to work with Reid and Infrasonic Immersive. He has Co-Mixed and Assisted on projects for artists including Dierks Bentley, Keke Palmer, Parker McCollum, The Aces, Kenny Chesney, and many more. Outside of music, Brandon loves playing basketball, the Detroit Lions, and very, very short walks on the beach.

Thank you to Raelynn Janicke for setting this interview up!

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Listen to these guests' discography on Spotify:

Pete Lyman: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7MjQvecFkWiCvpVubFQ1Xe?si=8a3c8e75085945b1

John Baldwin: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Bc7sk7fQyTR4zIGpukczw?si=8e56f9203b114ee8

Brandon Towles: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5cYne80PW7Q0RJgBHzzNNn?si=b8ca212e598247db

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


CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/434

Dec 22, 2023
Is that my voice over the Walmart pa? Katrina talked about writing songs for advertising, hearing her own vocals in unexpected places, songwriting production camps, recording great piano, and how to write about heartbreak when you're happily married.

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My guest today is Katrina Stone a songwriter and music producer recently moved from Los Angles to a countryside studio near Nashville creating soulful pop music which has landed her performance residencies at the Universal CityWalk stage and Margaritaville. 

She has gained international attention through scoring brand endorsements, performing on national stages like the Van's Warped Tour, and earning critical praise for her songwriting heard in advertisements, trailers, movies, and TV shows around the world.

I met Katrina on my flight to LA for NAMM 2023 and we connected over many things including songwriting, producing, family life and the freedom to live and make music outside of a sometimes suffocating urban environment.

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/7rXEbvThxUWDJwdF12EW3y?si=ec44f4abeeee4125

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/433

Dec 15, 2023
How not to be invisible... Orlando talked about his successful mixing career despite growing up illegally in the US, calculating your flat mix rate, getting the best mix notes from an artist, networking tips, and how to mic timbales, congas, & bongos!

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My guest today is Orlando Torres a mixer/engineer based in the Los Angeles area who has worked with legendary musicians, including Abraham Laboriel, Joey DeFrancesco, Alex Acuña, Justo Almario, percussionist Ron Powell, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) and Little Willie G. But he is equally proud of his work with up-and-coming local bands and artists.

Orlando has worked on television productions that include an Emmy nominated song for The Young And The Restless and ADR cutting for Law & Order. In 2019 he worked with Kobe Bryant at his Granity Studios as a recording engineer for Kobe’s ESPN Detail and as an audio editor for The Punies podcast. 

He is also an active live sound engineer with experience in all genres including orchestral classical music and house of worship and works as a “Playback” engineer running backing tracks for Trace Adkins, Sheila E, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Mary Mary, Alex Fernandez, The President’s Own Marine Chamber Orchestra and the Fox Network to name a few.

I met Orlando at our NAMM 2023 meetup and learned that he has a unique story which includes immigrating from Mexico with his family and becoming a naturalized citizen as part of his life and career journey. Today we will talk about the importance of networking and the challenges we all face in connecting with artists and musicians and how to overcome them even when faced with overwhelming obstacles.

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/5rPj20gsl2b74HEyrXulHZ?si=b44cddc6db7c4408

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/432

Dec 8, 2023
Can you say "do another take" in any language? Ady talked about breaking the language barrier recording bands in Morocco, Armenia, and Poland, traveling with a studio in a camper van across the desert, the pros and cons of remote recording spaces, getting your phase right, how to mix with headphones, and how not to electrocute the talent.

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

My guest today is Ady Parzentny, a musician since the age of 11 (year 2000)'s, switched to production in 2017, specializing in location recording, remote mixing, and producing (writing, composing) songs for artists worldwide. Ady Spent 2 years in Morocco during COVID, supporting local artists with 50+ Singles/Music Videos and 2 LPs and 6 live shows

Ady partnered with Warren Huart and Produce Like A Pro since 2020 and provided 20+ Music Production Tutorials on Promix Academy/PLAP Academy and YT channel Hit The Road Music with Documentaries about their travels. One of the records hit #10 on the charts in 2021 with Noam Vazana and her Album "Ke Haber". Today we are going to talk about producing world music for Film/TV and recording music with a mobile studio.

Thank you to Chaz for the introduction!

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 YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf56z6z8Sc4wXXoclaVuTwPoZSC4ohfh7

Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7vfBoVjGt8E3mKy00ynJO4?si=c06cd52eb01c4c75

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/431

Dec 1, 2023
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Bass! How low can you go? Sam talked about studying with Bruce Swedien, the best way to record vocals in a home studio, the importance of phase, how to mix kick & bass for huge low end, when distortion is good, and the secrets to a killer vocal mix.

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My guest today is Sam Sherbin, a mixing engineer based in Los Angeles, California. First cutting his teeth at various studios in New York City, he went on to develop his skills under the mentorship of the late Bruce Swedien at his home studio in Florida. Since then, Sam has scored cuts with international stars like CL, Stray Kids, Rachel Platten, Ebony Obsidian and more. He collaborates closely with the likes of multi-platinum producer and composer Nick Lee, expanding Sam’s footprint in both music and network television shows like NBC’s Grand Crew.

I ran into Sam at NAMM and am excited for us to dive into learning more about mixing and particularly mixing pop and bass music. Knowing how to get the low end just right is crucial whether you are mixing 808 kick drums and sub bass or just getting a rock band to sounds great. And Sam clearly knows how to get the low end to sounds awesome!

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/1e91uz20embf5PFLygVBIO?si=7fa7548cbf5e4c70

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/430

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