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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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Oct 20, 2023
Never start anything from scratch! Joe talked about writing songs, using a Presonus Studio Live mixer in a home studio, breaking through writers' block with lyrics, comping vs punching vocals, acoustic room treatment, and promoting your own music.

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My guest today is Joe Gilder a musician and entrepreneur from Franklin, TN. As a musician, he's released a number of albums and EPs of his own music. As an entrepreneur, he founded Home Studio Corner in 2009, where he creates free content and paid courses to help musicians learn how to produce their own music at home. These days, Joe creates content for Home Studio Corner, The Recording Revolution, and PreSonus and Fender.

Joe has been a guest on the show way back on episode RSR003 and RSR108! So please check that out to hear his background story. Today we are going to talk about making killer records like his band Staredown, and see what we can learn about writing, creating, mixing and mastering your next record ever.

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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/424

Oct 13, 2023
Get the most amazing deal ever - 50% Off JZ Microphones at JZMicrophones.com/rockstars. Andris talked about choosing the right microphone for your studio, what makes JZ Mic Golden Drop Capsules so unique, and mic choice for drums, guitars, and vocals.

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My guest today is Andris Zemmers, the marketing director and member of the board of JZ Microphones in Latvia, that makes premium-level studio microphones used by many Grammy Award winning producers and world-class music stars such as Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones), Bono (U2), Lady Gaga, Christine Aguilera, Foo Fighters, and more.

Andris is also a successful musician on a national level in his home country Latvia. Today his pop rock band “Neon Saturdays” has many TOP10 radio singles in nationally.

Andris has been with JZ Microphones for 11 years and is responsible for the big success with JZ direct-to-consumer online store. 

Today we are going to talk about how to choose the mic that`s best for your studio and what the differences are between all the JZ mics.

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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/423

Oct 6, 2023
Fully concentrating while mixing is a bad idea! Reid talked about the future of mixing with AI, why the role of music producer will survive the tech, how much cooler Atmos is over stereo mixes, and how to make your vocals and drums sounds amazing!

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My guest today is F. Reid Shippen a multiple Grammy Award-winning mixer, engineer, and record producer, whose credits include 10 Grammy Award-winning albums and over 100 #1 singles and artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Kenny Chesney, India.Arie, Cage the Elephant, Little Big Town, CeCe Winans, Steven Tyler, Colony House, Lucie Silvas, Jessie Reyez, and Dierks Bentley. 

He has previously served as co-chair of the Producers & Engineers Wing of NARAS, and currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer for the music production house, The Music Playground. As an advocate for music education, Shippen teaches a class at Middle Tennessee State University where we were classmates in audio school, and is a co-founder of SongFarm, a creative-centered charity that focuses on providing creative curricula for secondary schools. He currently works out of his private Robot Lemon studio, located in the Green Hills area of Nashville.

Reid has been on the podcast a few times already to talk about recording and mixing. And today we will dig into some more mixing tips and maybe even talk about mixing in Atmos.

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/422

Sep 29, 2023
"You're the cat on the date!" Mark talked about session mindset with Hall Blaine, vocal arranging for the Fairfield Four, a Meat Puppets session in Pheonix, how to play the right bass note, why your headphones matter, and how to rock online sessions.

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My guest today is Mark Prentice, a Grammy-winning Record Producer, studio musician, music director, and hit songwriter. His versatile and exhaustive music industry resume includes recording and performance credits with renowned County Artists as well as various Internationally known Pop, R&B, and Rock-n-Roll Artists, including: Elvis Costello, John Fogarty, Jonathan Cain, Desmond Child, The Fairfield Four, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, BJ Thomas, Frankie Miller, Delbert McClinton, Ricky Skaggs, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Don McLean, Crystal Gayle, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Hornsby, Felix Cavaliere, The Young Rascals, Charley Pride, Allison Morer, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Ben E. King, Michelle Wright, Jennifer Hanson, John Oates, Pat Boone, Patti Page, Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins, Chuck Wicks, Paulette Carlson, Bruce Cockburn, Holly Williams, Bo Diddley, Mitch Ryder, others.

I met Mark in the past couple years through mutual friends who gather to talk about music, life, and what the hell just happened to music and the world recently, and when I was invited to the annual Christmas party and saw how Mark could sit at the piano and play any song just by thinking about how should probably go I knew I was in the company of some serious musical talent.

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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/421

Sep 22, 2023
You're not serious until Taylor Swift fires you! Todd talked about playing the guitars on Kacey Musgraves records, songwriting with Lera Lynn, keeping the magic in the music during tracking sessions, and how to find new chord shapes for your guitar.

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My guest today is Todd Lombardo, an ACM acoustic session guitar player-of-the-year nominee, producer and songwriter living in Nashville TN. Most notably known for his contributions to Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour”. He is also responsible for Canadian platinum productions as well as numerous number one country hits as a session player.

I first met Todd when he brought the artist Mickey Cash over to The Toy Box Studio for me to mix. I was struck by his great production ideas, arrangement decisions, and guitar playing. Years later we reconnected over at Craig Alvins East Nashville studio which he occupies now. It also turned out we were both interested in weird stuff beyond music like Wim Hof and cold exposure Ice Baths for good health and ultimately we became neighbors.

More recently I got to hear a new record he recorded with his partner in life and music Lera Lynn that sounds amazing. So I'm psyched to learn more about what Todd is doing in the studio and get some great recording, production, and mixing tricks for you Rockstars.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

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

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Sep 15, 2023
My fingers are in tons of pies! Hugh talked about songwriting from dusty notes, Monty Python animations, shooting music videos, piezo mics for guitars, creating sounds from voice memos, pushing through writer's block, and podcast editing for money.

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My guest today is Hugh Macdonald aka Fairhazel a British/South African singer songwriter, artist, and producer born in Brighton but raised in London, Cape Town and Paris. Hugh left Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2018 returning to London to work with Communion Music under the name Fairhazel, releasing his first single 7x7 in February 2018 to critical acclaim. Roisin O’Connor of The Independent described it as having "tender, whispering vocals that recall the likes of Villagers, Ben Howard and Sufjan Stevens”. Inspired by artists France Gall, Harry Nilsson and Andy Shauf among others, Fairhazel has established himself as a musical storyteller blurring the lines between fiction and true stories. 

At his Los Angeles studio, he works on creating all aspects of his music himself from songwriting to arrangement, production, and engineering. He also frequently produces and mixes music, primarily rock, folk, jazz, pop and soul. Although Fairhazel is a solo venture, a band often accompanies him at shows and he has opened for Agnes Obel, Banfi and Astræa. Recently he played Whispering Bob Harris's Under the Apple Tree, and featured thrice on the lineup of the Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine Festival. As well as the Fairhazel project, Hugh runs a monthly live music event with his wife, Danielle, soon to be growing into a day long monthly festival. Hugh and Danielle also direct, shoot and edit music videos for independent artists. 

I met Hugh back in 2019 when he came through Nashville at 21 years old and we did a live stream for our Youtube channel where Hugh wrote a song on the spot using lyrics from you Rockstars in the comments and everything was recorded on the Roswell Pro Audio Delphos and Colares mics. And Hugh has since worked with me a couple of years as the head videographer for our NAMM videos in Anaheim CA.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

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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/53Laj60VnMo9Av2buiw1bP?si=3ffc62c5feb24fd4

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/419

Sep 8, 2023
Give it all you've got because that might be all they get! Chuck talked about Nashville history, mixing "Money For Nothing", how to record acoustic and vocals, and why your favorite microphones could change in the future of mixing for immersive audio.

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My guest today is Chuck Ainlay, a four time Grammy winner with Ten ACM, Two CMA’s Awards & Two Tech Awards. Chuck has over thirty five hundred credits to his name, including work with legendary and defining country music artists such as; George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris and The Chicks. 

Chuck has placed his distinctive production and engineering stamp on projects with more mainstream artists such as Dire Straits and nearly the entire solo career of Mark Knopfler as well as Peter Frampton, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Ann Wilson, James Taylor, Jewel, Bob Seger, Pentatonix and Sheryl Crow. 

His work in immersive mixing has resulted in ground-breaking projects such as the 25th and 35th anniversary remix of Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive and the Grammy award-winning 20th anniversary remix of the Dire Straits album Brothers In Arms.

He is currently serving as Trustee for the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy and numerous terms as a Governor. He has chaired the Nashville P&E Wing and is the current Co-Chair the Recording Academy P&E Wing National Steering committee. Chuck has been a co-author of the majority of the P&E Wing Guidelines and recommendations. Chuck is also currently on the board of directors for the Country Music Association. Belmont University awarded Chuck with the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence. 

Chuck is a founding member of  the METalliance, committed to promoting standards of quality in the art and science of recorded music through education and product certification.

Thank you to Phil Wagner at SSL for the introduction! 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

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:
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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/418

Sep 1, 2023
Nothing is bigger than you! Joakeem (our youngest guest yet) talked about producing Hip-Hop-J-Dilla-Haitian-Komba music, midi studio signal flow, AI studio assistants, why you need Twitch & Discord, and a thorough breakdown of iZotope plugins & apps.

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My guest today is Joakeem Gaston a Boston-born musician, producer and photographer growing up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the Full Sail recording program. As a first-generation American of Haitian immigrants, Joakeem was exposed to a variety of artists, music and people. Hearing different languages and different genres were hand in hand with his upbringing. Through his networking skills he learned in High School he was able to land at iZotope where he worked on the Customer Care and Artist Relations team.

I met Joakeem through his time working with iZotope and we got to connect at AES 2022 when I heard some of the cool vocal featured groove-based music he was creating. Joakeem is both musically and technically proficient in creating music on the computer so I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about some of the cool things that he learned at iZotope and talk about how he is making his tracks. I use iZotope all the time (and a ton for this podcast) but I also know there are many other musical uses we could learn about.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars 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/4jdalApxa29dVuLCzLWh2C?si=fb93d43e76de4b7e

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/417

Aug 25, 2023
Does your mix need a spanking? Tom talked about mixing on SSL consoles and the UF8 & UC-1, why Pro Tools works great for mixing, how to get a bigger chorus, set up your monitors, how to create a killer snare, and the secret to nailing your vocal mix!

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

My guest today is Tom Lord-Alge aka TLA a Multi Grammy winning mixer who started out as a young engineer in New York like his older brother Chris Lord Alge. Tom began his career as a touring lighting director before being thrown into the FOH seat when the original FOH engineer went ill. 

After 5 years of touring, Tom moved his focus to studio work and with his brother Chris worked at Unique Recording in New York. Then he was the resident mixer at what used to be known as "South Beach Studios", located on the ground floor of the Marlin Hotel in Miami Beach Florida.

TLA received two Grammy Awards for his work on Steve Winwood's Back in the High Life (1986), and Roll with It (1988), both winning in the 'Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical' category. His third Grammy was for Santana's Supernatural (1999), which won Album of the Year. 

Tom has mixed records for U2, Simple Minds, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Peter Gabriel, OMD, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, Hanson, Sum 41, Live, The Wallflowers, Weezer, Manic Street Preachers, New Found Glory, Story of the Year and Marilyn Manson, among others.

He now resides in Austin Texas where he has built 2 mixing rooms. SPANK Studios ATX houses TLA's SSL 4064G+ console and ORG Studios ATX houses TLA’s SSL Origin console.

Thank you to Phil Wagner and Fadi Hayek at SSL for connecting us.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars 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/13Loxb1mSLw6Y4kJ2M5Kwy?si=0dc2617c58e24528

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/416

Aug 18, 2023
So comfy luck can't find you? Jacob talked about beating imposter syndrome, building a commercial studio with a staff of session musicians and teachers, how to get great vocal, guitar, and drum recordings, and how to be super organized in business!

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My guest today is Jacob Light a musician, record producer, and audio engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been playing, writing, performing and recording music with bands and solo artists on stage and in the studio for 25 years. He has been credited on hundreds of commercial recordings for his work as a producer, engineer, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger.

Jacob is the founder, owner, musical director, and head engineer of ModernTone - a full-service recording studio and music education facility in Lafayette, CA. Jacob runs the studio with his team of pro session musicians, producers, audio engineers, and educators. Together they cater to recording artists, bands, aspiring musicians and music students of all ages and levels. Driven by their love of music, they aim to provide professional instruction, guidance, and support that empower people to realize and fulfill their potential and achieve their musical dreams.

I met with Jacob at NAMM 2022 and we got to hang out my the poolside bar and talk studio stuff. He had emailed me about the podcast and how it helped him put himself out there through his studio and production and getting over imposter syndrome, not to mention surviving musically through the 2020-2022 years.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars 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/21PzyGeWyjYDQwkuB0hMpB?si=5e367a158f5641b5

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/415

Aug 11, 2023
Which panels sound-proof your studio? Wrong question! Wilson explained the difference between sound-treatment and sound-proofing, how to deal with floors, walls, and windows, how to build your studio, and where to set up your perfect mix position.

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

My guest today is Wilson Harwood a producer and mix engineer in Nashville, TN. He founded his company Soundproof Your Studio in 2020 after building a soundproof studio in his backyard. He knew the world needed better explanations of how to soundproof a recording studio so he set out to teach soundproofing through his Youtube channel, podcast, blog and courses.

Harwood's goal with Soundproof Your Studio is to provide scientifically backed approaches to Soundproofing that are easy and practical to implement. He now helps thousands of people from all over the world with their own DIY soundproofing projects whether it is a shed out back, a basement in a house or a spare garage.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars 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/1imUewMNtNSxsaObj5w1qm?si=15b4bff541d14711

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/414

Aug 4, 2023
Six ingredients can make a masterpiece or a bowl of dog food! Kevin talked about mixing in mono, stereo or Atmos, how to set up a home studio and get a pro sound using headphones and a bucket for monitors, when your mix is done, and how to backup!

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

My guest today is Kevin Paul an audio engineer, mixer, and mastering engineer who worked with the Kinks at their studio before moving to Mute records to become head engineer. While there worked with pretty much every artist on the label including Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Luke Slater and many many more. 

He also worked with David Bowie and recorded his album Hours and after leaving Mute records began working for Apple and iTunes in their festival season where they recorded and mixed Bruno Mars, Adele, Ed Sherran, and Fleet Foxes among many many others. Kevin recorded and worked with Nick Cave for over 10 years and run his own online mixing mastering service. 

He is also the host of the podcast “Mixbus with Kevin Paul” and has lectured for over 15 years on surround sound mixing and now atmos/immersive. 

Thank you to Simon Taylor for the introduction! 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars 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/3mT9a3T8i6IpJ5Vwfkaz2Z?si=bb614c1aab284288

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/413

Jul 28, 2023
Find the universal in the specific! Colin talked about writing grant proposals for records, organizing local show live albums, drum edits, and mixing templates in Logic Pro X, and how to create cool vocal harmonies in a "rock-in" closet home studio.

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My guest today is Colin Scharf a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, author, event organizer, occasional actor, and English professor living in Mankato, Minnesota.

He moved from NYC to Mankato Minnesota and has an indie rock band with his wife called Good Night Gold Dust. Conlin has been on the podcast before to talk about his discovery of this podcast in 2020 and how it helped him make his best record ever to produce his first major album: a holiday compilation featuring musicians from my city performing standard and original songs.

Colin has also produced over a dozen short films and starred as Buddy Holly in the biographical musical Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (2016, 2022). He is the recipient of numerous arts grants, including a 2021 Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and the author of two young adult novels.

In February 2021, Colin officially opened Gold Mine Studios. Since then, he has produced numerous albums, EPs, and singles for local bands, including the Golden Hour Live Album, which features live recordings of 14 Mankato-area artists that performed during Colin’s summer 2022 Golden Hour Concert Series. Colin has also produced promotional videos for the Mankato chapter of the American Lung Association and Open Arts Minnesota’s Aktion Club Theater.

Colin is also producing the debut albums for his new band Silver Summer and his wife Laura’s all-girl band Given Names. These albums will be released on Precious Metals Records, the DIY label Colin founded to help keep track of his and his friends’ musical endeavors. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what sort of project Colin is involved with; he just wants to create and help others create great art.”

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

https://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com

https://lewitt.link/rockstars

https://www.Spectra1964.com

https://MacSales.com/rockstars

https://iZotope.com/Rockstars 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/4iiRVxMT7iUzoEljH54Vaa?si=6256423f14b84937

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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: https://RSRockstars.com/412

Jul 21, 2023
Vocal production starts with a hand-shake! Nick talked about the secret to a great vocal performance, mixing with the SSL UF8 and Neve Satellite, building a barn studio, running a studio business successfully, and how to mix the perfect vocal track!

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My guest today is Nick Bullock a Nashville based producer, engineer, musician, and artist.

One of the many things I was taught as a young man was to follow my curiosity. That curiosity led me to music school, to my band of ten years (and over fifteen hundred shows worldwide), and to my love of recording today. It leads me to ask questions even when I felt stupid asking them. Each and every one of those questions, and the discoveries that came afterwards have led to a wonderful life and relationship with music, and the artists I work with. Following that curiosity is one of the main reasons I'm still in love with music and recording.

Every day I do my best to live by some pretty simple principles; be honest, be present, try to learn something new, help others dig deep to be the best version of themselves they can be, and when in doubt, always reference a Beatles or Stones song (not kidding).

So here I am, living in Nashville, TN, married to the love of my life, Meredith (also an amazing visual artist) with three incredible (and curious) boys. I get to make music every day in one of the greatest studios in the world. Each day is a gift. I'm eternally grateful that I get to create music with some of the best people in the world.

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Jul 14, 2023
Would you say no to a session with Bono and Edge? Dan talked about working at Memphis Sound Productions, recording B.B. King & Paul Schaffer, writing manuals for API, mixing with SSL, and teaching at one of the top recording colleges in Nashville TN.

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My guest today is Dan Pfeifer a professor in the Department of Recording Industry and Graduate Faculty Member at Middle Tennessee State University, and a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He got his Bachelor of Music degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983 and Master of Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 1987 with an emphasis in audio engineering and music production.  

Before to coming to MTSU, Dan worked professionally as an audio engineer and producer, working with artists that include B.B. King, ZZ Top, Albert Collins, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many others. He has also served as 2nd Vice President and member of the Board of Governors for the Memphis Chapter of the NARAS, and he is a voting member of the Recording Academy and a professional member of the Audio Engineering Society. 

Dan has received many awards including the MTSU Alumni Association True Blue Citation of Distinction for MTSU Faculty, the MTSU Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity Award, the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Excellence and Quality Award, the MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Recording Industry Outstanding Alumni Award for University Service, and was inducted into the MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame.

But most significantly for this interview, Dan was my audio teacher 30 years ago when I was at MTSU as an undergraduate student learning the basics of audio and recording. Dan taught me with a black board and three recording studios everything audio including the difference between various types of microphones, audio signal flow, the science of sound and hearing, flow charts for mixing consoles, and how to align an analog tape machine. Basically, Dan was the first teacher in my life to teach me stuff that would carry forward to change my life and career and inspire me to make records for 30 years. And the only part I regret is making those stupid bubble charts to represent audio mixes. You know the ones with a big bubble for the kick drum and a little bubble for the hi hat. "Writing (or drawing) about music is like dancing about architecture."

This episode is dedicated to Ben Morton my classmate from MTSU. Ben may your bass have six strings on it in heaven and may you never have to change them again.

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Jul 7, 2023
What does The Scream sound like? Shawn talked about listening to paintings to guide your productions, acoustic guitars as synths, how to record Adele and not f#$% up, room mics on vocals, and how to match real EQs to plugins like a rocket scientist.

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My guest today is Shawn Everett a six-time Grammy-winning music engineer and producer originally from Canada and now in Los Angeles whose credits include Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Weezer, Local Natives, and Julian Casablancas to name a few. 

Shawn has previously been a guest on episodes RSR137 and RSR270 when we talked with Shawn about his background and starting his studio in LA, and engineering and mixing Sound & Color by the Alabama Shakes. 

Today we will talk more about recording and mixing and find out what's new at Shawn’s studio. Thanks to Lysee and Vanpelt Management for helping to set up this interview.

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Jun 30, 2023
Don't touch that kick drum! Bryan talked about riding the drums during fills, adding drum distortion, setting up your Pro Tools mix template, how to mix with reverbs and delays, keeping the vocal realistic, and how to use mix bus plugins and stems.

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My guest today is Bryan Cook a Los Angeles based mixer whose credits include U2, One Republic, the Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stoneage, Cold War Kids, Damien Rice, The Eels, and Autolu to name a few. He has been a previous guest on the podcast for episodes RSR333 where we talked about his beginning at Berklee School of Music, working at A&M Studios, mixing with composer/producer Michael Andrews, and his recent work on Jeff Goldblum’s latest album.

Today we will dive back into talking about mixing, and Bryan’s thought process and workflow in the studio to bring his experience to your home studio and help simplify what can seem like a very complex process.

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Jun 23, 2023
Replace the Replacements? Justin talked about delivering mixes and masters with Samply, remastering Can’t Hardly Wait by the Replacements, the best plugins you can use for mastering, fixed-level monitoring, and mastering with speakers and headphones.

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My guest today is Justin Perkins a mastering engineer in Madison, Wisconsin with Mystery Room Mastering who has worked on remastering projects for The Replacements, En Vogue, Ol’Dirty Bastard, Busta Rhymes, Jason Mraz, and mastering projects for Michael Franti & Spearhead, North Mississippi Allstars, Tommy Stinson, Lydia Loveless The Gaslight Anthem, G. Love, Screeching Weasel, The Figgs, and thousands of other independent bands and artists around the world.

Justin also masters nearly all the content for The License Lab which is a library music company based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and does a monthly livestream for Steinberg Media to help both new and current users of WaveLab Pro get a better understanding of how to use it. And he has also written a number of articles for the popular website The Pro Audio Files on the topic mastering, preparing for mastering, and an overview of what types of master files you may need for various release formats.

Check out episode RSR303 for my previous interview with Justin about his background in mastering. 

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Jun 16, 2023
Where is the attack of a bass anyway? Damian talked about wireframing production, mixing on small speakers, Pro Tools editing by hand, recording modular synths, pen and paper producing, how to get wide bass, and why you don't need no stinking mono!

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My guest today is Damian Taylor a 10 x Grammy nominated producer, engineer, and mixer best known for his work with Bjork, The Prodigy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, TR/ST, Odette, The Temper Trap, City of the Sun, and Dizzy and recently for Bomba Estéreo’s album “Deja” picking up 4 nominations between the Anglo and Latin Grammys, including an album of the year nomination at the Latins. Damian has also been a guest on the podcast previously for episode RSR316 where we talked about his background in recording.

Damian hosts an online community The Complete Producer Network is a positive and supportive place for folks to talk about all aspects of creating and releasing music at www.completeproducer.net and there are a few music production programs within the network.

The Mix Accelerator Process is all about ensuring your vision and creativity are in the driving seat when you mix. The Beats Accelerator Process establishes the foundations of instant creativity through a drum programming and practice system. Damian’s Online Studio makes the community, learning, networking and collaborative aspects of multi-room studio facilities available in an online format for people anywhere in the world.

Thanks so much to Colin Ramsay at GPS Management for making our introduction.

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Jun 9, 2023
I love the smell of analog tape in the morning! Larry shared tips for mid-side two-track remixing, improving your recording craft, four-track cassettes, mixing She & Him, Pavement, mixing in Pro Tools, and referencing with multiple speakers.

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My guest today is Larry Crane the founder of Tape Op Magazine, owner of Jackpot! Recording Studio, a producer/engineer/mixer, and recording arts educator. He has been on the podcast previously to talk about starting out in a band, launching the magazine TapeOp, producing records and mixing at Jackpot! He also talked about recording and curating the musical archives of Elliott Smith, and lots of other fun stuff.

Today we will talk about what's new in the studio, various archival/restoration jobs, and more recording and mixing insights.

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Jun 2, 2023
"Damn it Jim I'm a mixer, not a bricklayer!" Collin reminds you to make sure that the arrangement is right before the mixing session, why old houses sound great, how to mix drums with phase and polarity, mix into busses, and soothe bass and vocals.

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My guest today is Collin Dupuis a Nashville and Detroit based multi-Grammy nominated and two times Grammy winning mixer, producer, and engineer who has been on the podcast previously to talk about working with artists and projects including, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Dr. John, The Black Keys, and many others. You can catch those episodes at RSR252 and RSR341 

Currently, Collin is busy working as a freelance mixer and engineer, recording, and mixing songs and albums for artists including, Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor, Boy and Bear, Cherry Glazer, Lawrence Rothman and many others.

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May 26, 2023
Got mixing questions? Vance answered all your questions from the RSR Facebook group, talked about the challenges of mixing in Atmos, multi-miking Chris Stapleton guitars and vocals, the SSL mixing template breakdown, and how to make a washtub bass.

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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 include 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 RSR 002, 171, 293 and 360 to hear about his backstory and get some great tips on mixing and mixing in Atmos.

Today we will catch up with Vance and see what's new in rock and roll, and find out more about mixing in both stereo and Atmos as well. Vance also has a ton of great videos on Youtube if you want to go learn more plus he has some great courses over at Puremix.net

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May 19, 2023
Gloria Estefan was right! Stephen talked about Sphere and the history of American consoles, Smoky Joe amps, printing fx plugins, recording drums, acoustic, and electric guitars, deconstructing your tape machine alignment, and stereo ribbon mics.

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My guest today is Stephen Shirk an Engineer, Co-Producer and Musician. Stephen has been a guest on the podcast back on episode RSR272 when he talked about his background and starting Shirk Studios in Chicago restoring a beautiful Sphere console and building a dedicated space for recording full bands to analog tape. 

“CONSOLE: 1976 Sphere Eclipse A - Discrete Inline Console.  32 Channels - 24 Mic Pres - 16 + 8 busses (24 outputs during recording) - With Eight 920 EQ’s and twenty four 910 EQ’s - Reichenbach input and Jensen output transformers give the console a punchy tone that defines the pinnacle of the 70’s American console design. Balanced Line Input mod features Cinemag Transformers and Discrete GAR6220 Op Amps (SPA62).” 

In 2019 Stephen open up the studio to Recording Studio Rockstars for a weekend mixing clinic with Anthony Gravino which was a blast! We had Rockstars traveling overnight on the bus from Canada and flying in from New York state just to be there and were able to listen to everyones music and offer feedback. Today we will catch up and see whats new at Shirk studio and learn more about how Stephen is recording and mixing such great sounding records. Thanks again to Anthony Gravino for the introduction.

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May 12, 2023
Is it bad to print your mix offline? John talked about the importance of arrangement, mastering dynamics in your mix, the Fletcher Munson curve, listening loud and quiet, crest factor, customer care, and why some plugins are different every time!

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My guest today is John Mayfield a mastering engineer with over 50 years of experience and owner of Mayfield Mastering in Berry Hill. Originally a career musician, John turned to recording and mixing in the 80s travelling to studios all over the world. He has also been a guest on episode RSR036.

Originally a successful touring and studio musician John started out in the studio recording and then mixing all over the world finally settling on Nashville to start his own mastering studio. Dave Matthews Band, Sara Evans, Kathy Mattea, Naturally 7, Warner Brothers Records and Universal Music Group-UK, to list a few.

John notes on his website that everyone in music is trying to figure out what is next and define the new business model. Since records are being made more often by independent sources with smaller budgets that cannot always afford the high dollar mixer the need for quality mastering is very much in demand. “Music will always be a part of our lives. Maintaining and improving the quality of that music has always been at the heart of my efforts. It is not a job to me, but rather a true joy, You would be amazed at what we can do with a project in mastering that might not have been an A+ mix.”

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May 5, 2023
"Made Loud To Be Played Loud!" Bill talked about recording with his son Michael, how to create cinematographic drums, single mic vocal stacking with The Eagles, producing demos on a boat, how to record great rock guitars, and singing at 8000 feet.

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My guest today is Bill Szymczyk (and his son Mike Szymczyk) a Grammy-winning and multi-nominated American music producer and engineer best known for producing Hotel California by The Eagles. He produced many top albums and singles of the 1970s, though–aside from continuing to work with Joe Walsh–he retired from the music business by 1990  re-emerging in the late 2000s for select projects including the 2007 Eagles album Long Road Out of Eden and the 2008 eponymous debut of Brian Vander Ark.

Unlike many music producers, Szymczyk has no background as a musician. He was originally a sonar operator for the U.S. Navy and took some audio production classes as part of his Navy training. Besides his work with the Eagles, he has produced hit songs and albums for such diverse artists as B.B. King, Joe Walsh, The James Gang, and Elvin Bishop.

Thanks to Rick Carson with Make Believe Studio for making our introduction, and to Jonathan Roye.

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