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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: February, 2024
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!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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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”. 

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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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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https://www.native-instruments.com use code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

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

https://www.adam-audio.com

https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy 

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

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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/

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

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

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

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/4ndllgGmCsSmgRNDA9HOAU?si=3c2154d44bb6478e

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

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