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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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May 17, 2024
Uboats will float your Atomic Instruments! Joe talked about his new mastering studio Garage Masters, how to get loudness right for streaming, set up your mastering session in Presonus Studio One, do song spacing, and choose limiters, eq, and plugins.

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My guest today is Joe Hutchinson, a mastering engineer at Garage Masters in Nashville, TN where Joe has been providing mastering services for over 10 years. 

Joe works in a well-designed room built in 2022 and uses a combination of analog and digital tools to give each song or project what it needs. Every project is different, and what happens in mastering can vary from heavy-handed processing to being almost transparent. Often mastering will catch little things missed in the production/mixing process since a mastering engineer offers a fresh set of ears, and in that sense acts as the quality control at the end of the recording process.

Joe was my mastering engineer at the Hay Bale Studio at Bonnaroo for many years and has been a guest on the podcast for episode RSR013 where you can hear his backstory. Today we will talk about what's new in mastering and see what we can learn for our own studios as well.

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May 15, 2024

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May 10, 2024
Rack-mount your own real transformers! Todd talked about recording with dynamic mics, mixing with real transformers as plugins, setting up Atmos, automating Pro Tools with Soundflow, how to 3-mic drums, building a studio, and mastering your own mix.

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My guest today is Todd Burke who has been recording and mixing records and underscores in Los Angeles for over 25 years. His album credits include Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian, M83, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

More recently, he has been enjoying mixing Atmos versions of records by Albert Hammond Jr, Christina Perri, and Jeff Goldblum and working as a Score Mixer. A few notable films include The Big Sick, Daddy's Home 1 & 2, Second Act, I Feel Pretty, The Lovebirds, Stargirl, The King of Staten Island, Yes Day, and The Bubble. He also dabbles a bit in Album Mastering with recent projects for The Lickerish Quartet, Motochrist, and Greyboy Allstars.

As a teacher he’s a main contributor on the recordBetter project and is passionate about handing the art of record making on to young creators. And he is a Brand Ambassador and Artist Representative for Antelope Audio.

He’s available for engineering bookings in Los Angeles and abroad. Favorite tracking rooms include Sunset Sound and Capitol Studios. His own studio, affectionately coined Listening Room LA, is in the foothills east of LA and outfitted with an Aurora Audio 10 channel sidecar, a 24 channel Aurora Audio GTM Mixer, the most modern generation of digital conversion from Antelope Audio and Chord Electronics, ATMOS monitoring on an array by Wilson Audio, as well as mastering-grade stereo monitoring on a custom Tannoy system by Chris Pelonis.

Thank you to Ken Sluiter for the introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify and Apple Music:
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May 3, 2024
Lower that cheese flag dude! Mark talked about writing music for sync that is fun and relatable without being too obvious, building a hotel studio in Mexico, placing music in feature films, using the iPhone mic, horn arrangments, and Shruti boxes.

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My guest today is Mark Rudin, an accomplished artist, producer, and songwriter with a masterful command of multiple instruments - particularly horns. His song "Miracle" was a winner on season 2 of the NBC show Songland, and his work has been featured in major ad campaigns for brands such as Grey Goose and Simple Mills, as well as trailers for the Tom and Jerry Movie and the movie, Easter Sunday. Mark newest release "That Looks Good On Me" ft. KONG is out now and we have a playlist of his music and discography in the show notes.

Thank you to Rodger Alan Nichols for the introduction!

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify and Apple Music:
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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/452

Apr 26, 2024
Send Santa's sleighbells to the chimney object of course! Brad talked about recording awesome drums, creating your own snare and kick samples, how to get a great kick drum sound, how to capture a guitar DI without the buzz, and mixing 9.1.4 in Atmos.

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My guest today is Brad Wood, a producer originally from Chicago where he had Idful Music Corporation - a small but mighty recording studio in Wicker Park. There he recorded albums by bands like Seam, Tar, Shrimp Boat and Eleventh Dream Day. In 1993 he produced Exile In Guyville for Liz Phair which became the catalyst for what became a very long and prosperous career as a producer and mixer.

Brad wrapped up the 90’s with many debut albums under his belt, including Sunny Day Real Estate‘s Diary, Veruca Salt‘s American Thighs, Placebo’s self-titled LP, Placebo, and Ben Lee‘s Grandpaw Would. He also notably produced the Original Broadway Cast Recording for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Throughout the iconic decade, Brad also worked with bands such as Far, that dog., Menthol, Pete Yorn, and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore (which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts).

Later Brad relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he built Seagrass Studio where he’s tracked and mixed for Say Anything, mewithoutyou, The Bangles, Sherwood, Touché Amoré, and many other artists. I am excited to have Brad back on the podcast again. You can catch his earlier episode RSR095 when he talked about his work in Chicago and moving to LA. Today we will catch up with Brad to see what’s new at Seagrass Studio and talk about producing and mixing in Atmos among other things.

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify and Apple Music:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3We6XxggtXJnXLbshGlXy4?si=3b400d4983f84fc7

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/brad-wood-atmos-mixes/pl.u-8aAVVjjszJ8P8

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CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/451

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

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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:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0aFDgLgTsWaFId0n4YSX75?si=0c47704c4609452e

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/448

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

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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!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7iHVIaNmuiGyjC7D23sUya?si=21cfbcec1aa842fc

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/446

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.

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

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!

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/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.

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/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.

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

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!


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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/443

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”. 

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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:

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Listen to this guest's discography on Spotify:
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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.

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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!

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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!

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