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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: March, 2024
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:
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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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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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/445

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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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/2OCN8Qnz21WfI6RX5Q3Nzj?si=e87f2fc5562f4945

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/444

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.

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/21Gcyt7Lbqzq3Bu10WEMGo?si=89bebc45b6c34ef3

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/443

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