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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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Apr 12, 2024
A hit recording might only be 2.5 min in 13.8 billion years of the universe! Dom talked about playing bass for the Queen of England & Obama, the history of KC jazz, learning to make beats, the power of publishing, and 5 reasons to use Ableton Live.

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My guest today is Dominique Sanders, an accomplished producer and composer from Kansas City Missouri. By age 16, he had performed for the Queen of England and established himself as a mainstay in the Kansas City music scene. During one of his many shows in the area, Dom was discovered by Tech9, which started a writing/producing partnership that continues to this day. Dominique currently resides in Los Angeles California and is a published songwriter and producer at prescription songs

Notable works include many of Tech9’s #1 Billboard chart debuts, and collaborations with Nipsey Hussle, James Fauntleroy, Jidenna, Janelle Monea, The Game, Jay Prince, Snoop Dogg, and Boyz II Men, Herbie Hancok, Robert Glasper, Wiz Kalifa, Chance the rapper, and many more.

Thank you to Kelle Musgrave at Linear Management for making our introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Apr 5, 2024
Don't pull my beard... unless you're Les Paul! Vance talked about recording Phish on tour with 244 mic inputs over MADI in a remote truck, mixing low-end bass and kick, how to mic a rock drum kit, studio wire and why tweaking mixes is a fool's errand!

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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 many 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 previous episodes on RSR002, 171, 293, 360 and 403 all of which are in the music playlist below so please click through to listen to his discography and to hear about his backstory and get some great tips on mixing and mixing in Atmos.

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Mar 29, 2024
Make mine a phantom center! Steve talked about the birth of mixing in Atmos, recording strings for the last Beatles song, Now And Then, how to record immersively, building a home mixing studio, mics for strings, object bed mixing, and the LFE sub.

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My guest today is Steve Genewick a Grammy-nominated recording engineer with 30 years of experience, both as a studio and live recording and mix engineer. Steve has had the pleasure of working at iconic recording studios around the world such as United Recording, East West Studios, Sunset Sound and Village Recorders in Los Angeles, Abbey Road and Angel studios in London and La Fabrique Studios in France.

For 20 years, Steve had the great honor of working alongside the legendary 23-time Grammy award-winning producer and engineer, Al Schmitt. They worked with artists such as Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney. Steve also joined Al for “Mix With The Masters” seminars for nine years in the south of France, in addition to collaborating on their instructional film “The Art of Recording a Big Band”.

Steve worked primarily out of the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood as a staff engineer from 1994 to 2022. At Capitol, he worked with countless renowned artists such as Elton John, Bastille and Trisha Yearwood. Steve was among the first studio mixers to begin mixing music in Dolby Atmos, working on projects with Beck, Gregory Porter, LL Cool J, Sam Smith and Niall Horan, and on the popular video game Apex Legends.

In 2017, Steve received the Pensado Award for Best Recording Engineer. He was also a part of the Universal Audio and Capitol Studios team that won a 2020 TEC Award for their Capitol Chambers plugin.

Check out Steve’s earlier episode on RSR231. Thanks to Matt BOUDREAU at the Working Class Audio podcast for making our introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Apple Music:
https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/steve-genewick-atmos-mixes/pl.u-76oNkrMF1JKbp

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Mar 22, 2024
Trust your first instinct! Sara talked about setting up your monitors for accurate mixing, how to place your subwoofer, learning to balance a mix first, why 85db is too loud, the power of a high pass filter, group vs solo audition, and mixing vocals.

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My guest today is Sara Carter, a BBC trained mixing engineer based in Leicester (pronounced “lester”) in the UK. Sara started recording and mixing music as a hobby in the mid-90s then later turned it into a full-time career after studying Audio Engineering at the SAE Institute in London and working as a Sound Engineer for the BBC. 

Sara learned her trade at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios by working under the mentorship of some of the best engineers in the business. During this time, Sara worked with a wide variety of artists such as Adele, The Black Keys and Rod Stewart to name a few. More recently she focuses on helping home studio musicians mix music at home through her training courses, coaching sessions and YouTube channel, Simply Mixing.

If you enjoy this interview please check out our earlier episodes RSR204 and RSR377 when we talked about her background in music and shared some great home studio mixing tips. Today we are going to focus more on how to eq everything and then get into some compression talk.

Thanks again to my brother from another podcast Matt Boudreau at Working Class Audio for making our original introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Mar 15, 2024
Is your home studio the best place for your client? Ken talked about recording at home vs a big studio, playlists vs endless sessions, why pressure is good for music, riding the master fader, mixing with drum samples, and setting up for Atmos.

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My guest today is Ken Sluiter, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer/producer/mixer who has been on the podcast before for episodes RSR111 and RSR194 when we talked about his background and shared some awesome mixing tips for the studio. Ken's credits include artists such as Morrissey, Flogging Molly, Andra Day, Divine Fits, Heart, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Blunt, Weezer, the Mekons, The Jesus Lizard and Ok Go to name a few. He has worked with many audio greats like Joe Chiccarelli, Jim Scott, and Andrew Scheps. 

It has been a few years since we've chatted with Ken so today we will be focusing on what's new at his studio and surely sharing some more thoughts on mixing in stereo and immersive audio.

Thanks to Brad Wood for making our original introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Mar 8, 2024
Do frozen cats make your mixes cooler? Joe talked about the history of Ocean Way Studios, how to fix cymbals ruining your drum mix, how to make a Decca tree in your home studio, double miking vocals, mixing with parallel dynamics, & immersive audio.

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My guest today is Joe Baldridge, a multi Grammy winning engineer with over 36 years of professionally credited experience in music production, recording, mixing, artist management and brand / artist development with nearly 600 credits on AllMusic.com, and has received a nomination for 2014 Record of the Year for work on Taylor Swift’s RED and won a Dove award for production work for Toby Mac. 

Joe is a graduate of Belmont University where he also now teaches. He joined the Audio Engineering Technology department at The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business as an adjunct in 2010, Fulltime Lecturer in 2013 and Instructor in 2019. He is now the Director of Studio Operations at Ocean Way Nashville, designed by Allen Sides and purchased by Belmont in 2001, and the number one tracking room in Nashville and a world-class teaching facility that also serves an impressive client roster. 

Housed in a 100-year-old Gothic revival gray stone church, Ocean Way Nashville provides an exceptional acoustical space, all in the rich visual beauty of a sanctuary. The studio serves a diverse list of clients spanning various styles from pop, rock, hip hop, country, gospel while emerging as the premier scoring facility in the Southeast. Besides being a sought-after space for full band tracking, Ocean Way Nashville has become an internationally favored destination for orchestral recording and scoring for today’s most popular films and video games. 

Joe continues to teach in the classroom through an adjunct role teaching master mixing techniques, a course he designed which meets at Ocean Way.

Joe was a guest on the podcast back on episode RSR061 when he shared his story of getting into music and later teaching, and today I am happy to have him back to talk more about what he teaches in the master mixing class and to focus on the future of music making in the studio.

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Mar 1, 2024
Produce records with bands or bricks? Dave talked about assembling a production for an artist, songwriting for publishing vs self, how to get songs finished, the importance of sightlines and headphones, and how to find your voice on stage and studio.

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My guest today is Dave Coleman who grew up near the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, in Jamestown, Tennessee. He thought he’d become a park ranger, but his love of guitar and music sent Dave to Belmont University in Nashville. He started a band (The Coal Men, still active after 24 years), had a brief publishing deal with Acuff-Rose Music, played for years with Duane Jarvis, and a long list of Nashville’s roots and Americana artists. Producing, recording, and mixing became his day to day around 2010. He’s a self described “multi-instrumentalist with a community-driven heart.”

Dave has produced and recorded albums for Amelia White, Tim Carroll, The Rough & Tumble, Lynn Taylor and the BarFlies, Ned Hill, and lots more. The Coal Men, have released 5 albums, with another coming in 2024. I have had the pleasure of knowing Dave for many years and in 2013 worked with Dave here at The Toy Box Studio doing overdubs and mixing his record Escalator.

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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Feb 23, 2024
Ga Ga Ti Ga, Ga Ga Ga Ti Ga... John talked about the Samba sing-a-long, studying in India, and Brazil, recording vibes and various percussion instruments, the importance of cultural context in music, and bringing your A-game to every studio session!

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My guest today is John Arrucci, an acclaimed master artist in Classical, Jazz, North Indian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and other indigenous traditions and someone I first met when he moved to Nashville to build his studio. Having composed, performed, and instructed for over 40 years, John has studied on three continents and received numerous honors. 

His work as drummer and percussionist is featured on scores for feature films, television, commercial spots and recordings including on Sony, Polygram, Mercury, Chesky, Koch Jazz, Chiaroscuro, Rykodisc and other labels. He has performed and/or recorded with Michael Brecker, John Patittucci, Mariah Carey, David Byrne, Philip Glass Ensemble, and for Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu and many other dignitaries and has performed at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Merkin Hall and United Nations.

His percussion can be found on programs including Patriot, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O’Donnell. 

As a composer, John has received numerous commissions, grants and awards from members of The New York Philharmonic, The Manhattan Marimba Quartet, The Mannes College of Music and many others. His acclaimed 2011 release “Metaphors” features 9 of his compositions and performances on Drum Set, Vibes, Marimba and Percussion.

John taught for over 20 years at Princeton University, the City University of New York, and many other prominent institutions including an Eastman School of Music where he graduated with distinction. The Smithsonian Institution awarded him a Post-Doctoral level research fellowship to study Tabla in Benares, India with Pandit Sharda Sahai. He has also studied music in Brazil, and Shekere and Agbe with the renowned Chief James Hawthorne Bey, and Conga and Afro-Cuban drumming with Frank Malabe and Tabla with Robert Becker.

He has basically done a tremendous amount of music and finally landed in Nashville, Tennessee making himself available for in-studio and remote recording, live performances, touring, commissions and Master Classes, one of which I recently took to learn Samba drumming which was amazing!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


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https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/


Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/442

Feb 16, 2024
Which is actually more... less or more? Brandon talked about mixing with guitar pedals, Velcro walls, installing the Neotek Elite console, working with Jacquire King, and why you should be using SSL UF8 and UC-1 with UAD Luna and Harrison Mixbus 32C.

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My guest today is Brandon Highfill, head engineer at Schematic Studios and the owner of Eastside Music Supply here in Nashville, TN. Originally from Jacksonville, FL Brandon moved here in 2009 and with his friend and bandmate Blair, started Eastside Music Supply in 2014. 

Brandon played guitar in bands since high school and was always fascinated with the recording process but didn't really catch the "bug" until he set out to build a practice space for himself in 2016 which morphed into a full-blown studio as he became obsessed with making the room sound good and building it right the first time. This quickly led to sell more than half of his pedal collection to invest in a small handful of microphones, an interface, his first analog mixer and a Tascam 388. 

Brandon was hooked and gone were the days of making music in his bedroom as it became less about recording his own music and more about recording anything at all. “I just wanted practice and it became like a drug honestly”. 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/441

Feb 9, 2024
Are you listening to the gnomes? Al talked about recording in Iceland, studying Grateful Dead lyrics, finding Oteil's voice, band tracking setup, the importance of bleed, mono vs stereo, mixing templates, Aquarian Rescue Unit, and Michael Jackson.

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My guest today is Al Evans a multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, artist, and record label owner based in Western Massachusetts. Alan has been making music on stage and in the studio for over 30 years, most notably with his band Soulive as well as with artist like Oteil Burbridge, John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, and Reggie Watts. 

Al has been a guest on the podcast previously for episode RSR183 and RSR339 to talk about recording at his studio Ironwax. And today we get to talk about his recent production for Oteil Burbridge “Lovely View Of Heaven” recorded in Iceland, and recording new material with his band Soulive.

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/440

Feb 2, 2024
Sing it again or mix it with a doubler plugin? Brian talked about producing layered vocal bedroom-psych rock, recording and mixing super punchy drums, finger-picked acoustic guitar, and using the LEWITT LCT1040 on vocals with LCT640TS on guitar amps.

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My guest today is Brian K. Fisher, a Seattle-born musician, mixer, and producer currently residing in Boston, MA. By day he works as a marketing manager for LEWITT, an innovative Austrian microphone and audio company, and on nights and weekends, he’s producing, mixing and writing as much music as possible.

Shaped by Seattle’s eclectic and tight-knit indie music scene, he’s been producing and performing music under the moniker Eastern Souvenirs for the past 10+ years and mixing, engineering and producing for other like-minded bands and artists for the past 3 years. His remote mixing business has steadily grown as home recording and virtual collaboration become a standard practice (and budgetary necessity) in modern record-making.

Brian loves to help bands overcome the obstacles of home recording and achieve the artistic vision they hear in their heads. He’s also been a consistent presence on LEWITT and iZotope’s YouTube channels, sharing home recording and mixing tips for aspiring producers.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://gracedesign.com/

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https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/


Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/439

Jan 26, 2024
Can you write a song on an island? Dave talked about capturing the seeds of songs, mixing with Chris Shaw, signing Nataniel Rateliff, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah, and Ween to Rounder Records, and finding inspiration in Native Instruments Kontakt.

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My guest today is Dave Godowsky, a veteran in the music industry, having spent the past 20+ years in Management, A&R, and Artist Relations. On the label front, he served as Director of A&R for Rounder Records (where he discovered and signed artists including Nathaniel Rateliff and Delta Spirit) and GM at Partisan Records (home to artists like IDLES, Fontaines DC, and Deer Tick). On the management front, he served as VP for Danny Goldberg at GoldVE, managing the careers of artists including Against Me!, Okkervil River, Speedy Ortiz, and Cass McCombs. On the technology front, Godowsky handles all artist and industry relations for the pioneering audio tech innovator iZotope, and now Native Instruments, and Plugin Alliance . 

A songwriter and producer himself, Godowsky has released three records, and co-written/collaborated with many others including Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), Lianne LaHavas, and Gene Ween (Ween). He has toured nationwide, including performances at major festivals and on the Late Show with David Letterman. Godowsky was named one of Billboard's "30 Under 30" and has been profiled by the Boston Globe for his industry and musical contributions. He currently lives with his wife and 18-month-old son in Maine.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://gracedesign.com/

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

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

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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/0kydSMaB05NOHklabBVrH6?si=2299ff470a794d0b

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/438

Jan 19, 2024
Take care of your unicorns! Jordan talked about using a Neve console with Pro Tools, capturing the moment and letting the vibe happen, recording your heroes and when to push them for even more, and microphones for vocals, guitar, piano, and drums.

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

My guest today is Jordan Hamlin, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, engineer and music producer based in Nashville, TN. A lifelong advocate for Creatives, she is the owner and founder of a 20 acre residential recording studio and retreat space, MOXE.

In the studio, she’s produced and/or engineered albums or new musical works for the GRAMMY winning duo, Indigo Girls, KT Tunstall, Tenille Townes, Allison Russell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sasha Sloan, Lila Blue, Rufus Wainwright, Adia Victoria, and many others.

As a touring and session musician, her contributions on stage and in the studio have included collaborations with Brandi Carlile, Missy Higgins, Amy Ray, Ruby Amanfu, Loudon Wainwright III, Katie Herzig, Dar Williams, The Secret Sisters and The Nashville Ballet.

Please check out the discography playlist in the show notes. Jordan is making awesome sounding records with exceptional singers and you will love it!

Thanks so much to Cheyenne Medders for making our introduction and for Dave Kalmusky and Addiction Studios for reconnecting us recently.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


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https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy 

https://www.thetoyboxstudio.com/


Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5xMVMDXiILPAl7pDwZigA5?si=48b5eb4eabc54f74

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/437

Jan 12, 2024
Digital or real guitar cabinet? Nathan talked about going from intern to engineer at Blackbird Studios, running a studio like a high-end hotel, how steel drums are heavy metal, why tape should always be rolling, and how to create crankable records.

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My guest today is Nathan Yarborough, a heavy rock and metal music producer, engineer, and mixer who started out in North Carolina with a Tascam 4 track studying recording in college and finding his way to Nashville to intern at Sony/Tree and Blackbird Studios where he worked for eight years with some of the greatest engineers like Vance Powell, Niko Bolas, George Massenburg, Joe Chiccarelli and many others.

He then went on to engineer records for producer Nick Raskulinecz for 10 years and now he works with a variety of bands at all different levels to make great recordings here in Nashville.

I met Nathan recently at the 25th Annual AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament when we stopped at hole. That was sponsored by the Nashville Recording Supply Company. I came home with a crappy golf score but a new role of black galf tape for the studio and an amazing playlist of Nathan’s discography of hard rock and metal albums including artists like Korn, Mastadon, Glasswalker, Code Orange, and Evanescense. So please give a listen to that in the show notes below.

Thanks to Adam Dalton and Eric Masse for making our introduction.

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Jan 5, 2024
Don't let the gear eclipse the performance! Jacquire talked about creating 1+1 Management, the five tiers of an artist's professional team, mixing in UAD Luna, making music for META, why social media is important, and how to mix with delay & reverb.

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My guest today is Jacquire King, a Grammy-winning music producer, mixer, and engineer with over 13 billion streams and more than 35 Grammy nominations. His extensive credits include: Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, James Bay, Shania Twain, Modest Mouse, Smash Mouth, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Zach Bryan, Punch Brothers, Ingrid Michelson, Cold War Kids, City and Colour and many many more. And I’m going to quote from his great website bio: “Jacquire has just one gold record hanging in his studio. It’s Mule Variations by Tom Waits, a personal favorite in the mile-long list of critically acclaimed albums, multiple GRAMMY Awards, and national accolades he’s earned in more than 30 years as a sought-after recording engineer and producer.”

He grew up in the Washington, DC area, absorbing a rich mix of influences from reggae to punk rock. While his friends were forming hardcore bands, Jacquire was studying the noise, making cassette mixes, and learning to transform raw live music into a complex listening experience.

If he maintains one constant aesthetic in his work, it’s blending traditional recording artistry with emerging tools and technology. “Curiosity moves an art form forward, so I incorporate whatever gives the artist the freedom to create. I always want to be part of that evolution.” 

Jacquire is committed to playing an active role in the recording industry’s next chapter, serving as an ambassador for new technology and acting as a frequent mentor to up-and-coming professionals. “I don’t have any studio secrets,” he said. “If I can help someone figure out their own combination of talent and technology, I want to do that. If I can give an artist a new tool to make something great, count me in.”

He has his own studio, The LBT, just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. 

Thank you to Matt Boudreau and Mark Rubel for connecting us - and for API putting us on the same golf team for the The Annual AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament for the Engineers Relief Fund. If deals really do get made on the golf course then this interview might be one of them!

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