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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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Aug 28, 2020

My guest today is Chuck Zwicky a mixer, engineer, writer and producer in Manhattan. He’s built studios, designed plug-ins and recorded, mixed and mastered hit records. His credits include Prince, The Rembrandts, Reggie Watts, Soul Asylum, Nine Inch Nails, the Jonas Brothers and more. He has a private mix room in his home in Manhattan.

I met Chuck at a recent AES show when he was doing a presentation for Eventide showing off some ninja tips for the H9000 Harmonizer.

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Aug 21, 2020

My guest today is Eric Masse a Producer and engineer living in Nashville since 2006. 

Self-described as a three times Grammy losing producer originally from Grand Rapids MI, later living in Boston. Eric is a fan of great songs and focuses on producing (or co-producing), cutting, and mixing the records he makes.  He loves European Football and is a Chelsea FC supporter.  He loves giving people the thumbs up. He has a beard and almost exclusively wears plain black t-shirts.

After graduating Berklee School of Music in Boston he moved to Nashville to intern at Blackbird Studio by day and tend bar at night. Masse’s first studio was called "Cabin In the Woods" (Fairview, TN), followed by Idiot Dog (Music Row), and finally, The Casino (East Nashville), where he works today. When a record calls for a larger studio, he prefers Southern Ground.

In 2014, while playing in a golf tournament, Masse met eminent Nashville producer, Frank Liddell. That connection led to a collaboration that has born several projects, most notably Miranda Lambert’s 2016 release, The Weight of These Wings produced by Masse, Liddell, and Glenn Worf which won the Academy of Country Music's Album of the Year award.

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Aug 14, 2020

My guest today is Michael Beinhorn who has lived his life in the pursuit of artistic expression, first as a visual artist, then as a performer, and finally as a record producer. 

Michael began in 1979 as co-founder of the seminal New York musical collective Material and has since produced and or recorded a long list of artists including Brian Eno’s “Lizard Point” from “Ambient 4: On Land.”, Herbie Hancock’s Future Shock, which included the groundbreaking cut “Rockit.”,  the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ breakthrough albums “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan” and “Mother’s Milk”.

Michael’s recordings have achieved combined worldwide sales of more than 45 million albums helping to define the careers of a diverse range of artists, including Soul Asylum, Hole, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Social Distortion, Korn, and Mew. 

Over the past 20 years, Michael has become increasingly aware of the concerns facing artists and producers alike who are trying to maintain their creative ethics, personal expression and focus in the recording process. He has increasingly devoted his attention to artist development, the changing music industry and various ways to improve the quality of contemporary popular music. 

For this reason, he has been increasingly active in mentoring fellow artists and aspiring record producers. He has extensively addressed these (and other pertinent) issues in his book, “Unlocking Creativity” published by Hal Leonard. He has also started an innovative online consulting service (Beinhorn Creative) that remotely provides all the functionality of music production to artists who would otherwise, be unable to afford these services. 

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Aug 7, 2020

My guest today is Packy Lundholm a Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer/engineer. He plays the guitar with Nintendo rock band I Fight Dragons, who just released their third LP "Canon Eyes" and celebrated their 10th anniversary. Packy runs his recording operation out of the B-room at Sound Vault Studios in Chicago, where he records various artists, and works as a session musician at Rax Trax Recording and Gravity Studios as well. 

In recent years he has collaborated on several projects with Vulfpeck keyboardist Woody Goss, sharing credits with Vulf members Theo Katzman and Joe Dart. Outside of the studio he performs live in different contexts, from jobbing bands and bar mitzvahs to improv-heavy tributes to Traffic and the Grateful Dead.

Packy writes and records his own music from time to time, his most recent full-length release being 2016's American Soccer. His music draws heavily from early power pop influences with touches of psychedelic rock and Americana. He is slowly brewing plans to release more singles over this year, hopefully culminating in another full-length record in the nearest possible future.

Recently I saw a new video that Packy posted recording the song Don’t Leave A Thing Behind in his studio and I knew he would be great to have on the show to talk about recording yourself in the studio as well as playing with and producing other artists.

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Jul 31, 2020

My guest today is David Rodgers, a California native David Rodgers is one of the most exciting talents in Nashville’s jazz scene today. Currently an active member of Keb’ Mo’s band as a keyboardist, he has also recorded on numerous records including Keb’s Grammy-winning Oklahoma (2019). 

David has toured and performed worldwide at the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Playboy Jazz Festival, among many others with a Bachelor of Music degree in classical and jazz piano performance from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and a Master of Music degree in commercial composition from Belmont University.

His compositions have been performed and recorded internationally, including guest appearances at the 2018 Jazz Education Network’s Young Composers Showcase where the U.S. Airmen of Note played his winning big band composition, as well as in Canada where he was invited as a guest artist to the Banff Centre’s International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music. 

In addition to being an active Korg-endorsed artist, he was also a finalist for ROLI’s first-ever International Next Awards for which he was invited to London to perform as a soloist. He has released two albums: the 2017 genre-bending, debut project Songs For A Generation which I mixed; as well as his 2019 album, Doorways which he recorded and mixed with me right here as well.

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Jul 24, 2020

My guest today is Ike Schultz, a Multi-Platinum award-winning mixing and tracking engineer based in Los Angeles, CA originally from Toronto Canada. He’s collaborated and worked on albums for a variety of artists including Tinåshe, Lizzo, Adele, Rihanna, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Whethan, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Charlie Puth (pooth), Phantogram, and more.

Ike worked at the legendary Larrabee Studios directly assisting nine-time Grammy award-winning mixer, Manny Marroquin, for 3 years. Then went on to mix Lizzo’s debut release ‘Coconut Oil’, under executive producer Ricky Reed at S.K.A.M. Studios. Ike worked on the majority of the album including the singles “Phone” & “Good As Hell”.   

While at S.K.A.M. Studios, Ike worked with DJ Felli Fel, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, Whethan, DRAM, Imad Royal & Post Malone. Afterwards, he mixed & contributed as a songwriter for multiple feature films for Paramount Pictures’ music department, and began working with Grammy award-winning producer & engineer Chris Testa for the Oprah Winfrey Network, MTV, & Facebook’s content collaborations with Buzzfeed.  

In 2018, Ike became the engineer/vocal producer for Emmy Nominated & Multi-Platinum recording artist Tinashe. He recorded & mixed her fourth studio album “Songs for You” which became the first independently released #1 album on iTunes in the US since 2016.   

Thanks to Gabe White at WhisperRoom for the introduction.

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Jul 17, 2020

My guest today is Kevin White a Nashville based musician, audio engineer, musicologist, film composer, and audio educator.  

As an audio engineer, Kevin has worked with national corporate clients, films, radio, rock bands and gained a reputation for his retro-futurist aesthetics. He has taught classes on mixing and lo-fi production techniques. Kevin is a voting member of the recording academy and works full-time for the audio production college, SAE Institute.

A notable milestone in Kevin's career has been his contributions to the NASA Apollo Flight Journal. His musicology and audio restoration work has contributed to the preservation of American/space flight history as well as expanding the frontiers of musicology.  

Kevin was part of the newly-released documentary film Teslafy Me (2019) which presents the history of renewable energy and the authentic story of Nikola Tesla from the perspective of his Balkan homeland. As the film's composer and sound supervisor Kevin specifically used sounds from Tesla's lifetime. 

He mixed the instrumentation of an old fashioned Serbian string band with early electronic instruments from the era including the: Theremin, Ondes Martenot, Hammond Novachord, and Hammond Solovox. He also used source samples of vintage equipment including electric arcs, Tesla Coils, and a Bell Labs Voder, in order to create a unique sonic signature for the film.

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Jul 10, 2020

My guest today is Mike Senior, a professional recording, mixing engineer, teacher and writer for years at Sound On Sound magazine. He is also the author of the popular books 'Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio', and its sequel 'Recording Secrets For The Small Studio'.

Mike was on the podcast back on episode RSR124 when we got the story of his start in audio and also talked about the importance of making mistakes in the studio. He shared lots of tips for recording drums, bass, guitars, and vocals, and even talked about various methods for setting up mics for stereo recording.

Today we are going to focus on mixing. Mike has some great suggestions for software that you can use to get a pro mix in your studio, and not the expensive kind either. In fact, Mike has recently put together a list of his favourite freeware that you can find and download from anywhere right now. So if you are on a budget for your studio but still want to make your mixes sound great then you’re going to want to listen to this episode.

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Jul 3, 2020

My guest today is Collin Dupuis a Nashville and Detroit based multi Grammy-nominated and two time Grammy-winning mixer, producer, and engineer. Collin has developed a sought after sound over the last fifteen years working with critically acclaimed artists and projects including Angel Olsen, Lana Del Rey,St. Vincent, Dr. John, The Black Keys, and many others.

Beginning his career playing in bands, running a DIY recording studio in Michigan, and doing tech work around the Detroit area, he quickly found himself working at FBT (The Bass Brothers) studio as an assistant engineer. From there, he cut his teeth working with artists and producers of the likes of Mr. Porter, Eminem, Pharoahe Monch, and many more. 

He soon got a call to set up a studio at Jack White's house and help out on the White Stripes’ “Get Behind Me Satan.” Shortly after that, Collin was hired over at Carl Craig’s Planet-E records. He engineered for the next five years alongside Carl on remixes, production, live sound in Europe, mastering, and mixing. 

Collin next got the call from Dan Auerbach to help him get his Akron studio up and running. This led to a move to Nashville and many critically acclaimed albums working as the lead engineer at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. During his time at Easy Eye Sound he earned a Grammy win for engineering and mixing Dr. John’s “Locked Down”. Along with a Grammy win for engineering Cage The Elephants “Tell Me I Pretty”. Currently, Collin is busy working as a freelance mixer and engineer, producing, recording, and mixing albums for artists including Angel Olsen, Jeff The Brotherhood, Nikki Lane, Rayland Baxter, and many others.

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Jun 26, 2020

My guest today is Jamie Tate a Grammy and Emmy award-winning recording engineer, mixer and producer. Jamie is the owner of The Rukkus Room studios in Nashville TN. Jamie has worked on records of all kinds, from writers publishing demos all the way up to Grammy winning, and #1 chart topping hits. We spoke with Jamie from his studio back on RSR081.

Jamie has extensive experience mixing for artists like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Marty Stuart, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Billy Currington. His clients include major labels like Big Machine and Broken Bow Records, and he regularly works with professional country & pop songwriters from publishers such as Ole, SeaGayle, Dan Hodges Music, Starstruck and many more. 

So today I thought we would focus on mixing, learn all Jamie’s secrets, and see what we can learn about creating better mixes ourselves in our own studios. :-)

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Jun 19, 2020

My guest today is Anthony Gravino an independent music maker based in Chicago, IL. He has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres as a producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer and musician. Anthony has been on the show before for Episode RSR156 when we talked about how he makes records in-studio capturing great sounds for Indie rock, jazz, and other genres.

His private studio, known as The Drake, is equipped with a large collection of classic recording equipment and instruments with a focus on comfort, flexibility and high-quality sound. Anthony loves to create compelling recordings with exceptional sonics and is always striving to serve the song.

We had the pleasure of hosting a mix clinic in 2019 at Shirk Studios owned by Steven Shirk with Rockstars travelling from all over the country to join us for the weekend which was packed and really fun to do. And so I thought I would have Anthony back on the show today to talk more in-depth about his mixing process both through the Sphere console at Shirk and in the box with Pro Tools.

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Jun 12, 2020

My guest today is Derek Bargaehr Chief Everything Officer of Vanguard Audio Labs. Co-Founded with Ken Avant, Vanguard's goal is to make fantastic-sounding, original microphones & audio gear that's within the financial reach of the everyman musician. Their V13 tube microphone has been used on a number of hit records by Grammy-winning engineers and artists.

Derek began burning himself with a soldering iron and messing up his guitar pedals in high school, eventually working as Director of Operations for Avant Electronics (creators of the Avantone MixCubes) for several years. A freelancing engineer, producer, gear tech, and bassist, Derek received a BA in Commercial Music – Audio Engineering & Music Business from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.

Vanguard Mics have gotten some great praise from engineers like Steve Genowick, Ray Kennedy, and Bob Bullock to name just a few and are seriously affordable super cool looking mics that will make you wish you had one for a hood ornament too!

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Jun 5, 2020

My guest today is Fela Davis a graduate and recent Hall of Fame inductee at Full Sail University with almost 20 years of experience in audio engineering, working for clients like Clair Global and House of Blues. Fela also has experience mixing live shows for the likes of Ron Carter, Brian Blade, Jose Feliciano, Meshell Ndegeocello and Bilal. She's currently front of house engineer for 6-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, mixing sold out shows across Asia, Europe, Canada and  America. 

When not on the road, she's recording and creating new projects at 23dB Productions & One of One Productions Studio. 

23dB Productions specializes in live mixing, recording, producing original music, podcasts, creating video and social media content for businesses and offers mobile recording services for Live Nation NYC venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom and SiriusXM's Real Jazz The Lowdown.

23dB records, mixes, and edits at their One of One Productions Studio located 5 minutes from NYC in Fort Lee, NJ specializing in podcast recordings for clients as well as Fela and cohost Denis Orynbekov’s own The Art of Music Tech Podcast.

Fela’s podcast highlights the latest in audio gear, mixing techniques and interviews with top audio engineers, musicians, and producers like Leslie Ann Jones, Jeff Bova, Jett Galindo, and Patrick Smith about their journey in audio. You can find The Art Of Music Tech on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio and YouTube.

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May 29, 2020

My guest today is Larry Crane, the editor and founder of Tape Op Magazine (est. 1996), owner of Portland’s Jackpot! Recording Studio (est. 1997), a freelance producer/engineer/mixer who has worked internationally, and archivist for the Estate of Elliott Smith.

He's worked with artists like Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Jenny Lewis, M. Ward, The Go-Betweens, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Wooden Shjips, Quasi, David J, She & Him, Richmond Fontaine, and more.

His music recording courses at Linkedin Learning feature over 12 hours of real recording tips and tricks. He's spoken on and moderated panels about recording for TapeOpCon, SXSW, NXNW, NARAS, AES, and CMJ.

He has worked in the past as a record label owner, radio station music director, DJ, record distributor sales, freelance music journalist and bass player (in bands since 1984, including Elephant Factory, Vomit Launch, and the Sunbirds.) In 2019 he was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

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May 22, 2020

My guest today is Chris Shaw a four-time Grammy Award-winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. Beginning his career at Greene Street Recording, he quickly worked his way from his start as an NYU intern, to assistant engineer, to a position as a staff engineer working with influential hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J.

In 1991 he played bass with LL Cool J on his famous performance on MTV Unplugged (along with De La Soul, MC Lyte, and A Tribe Called Quest). He went independent shortly after and has since made records with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Ween, Jeff Buckley, Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Super Furry Animals, Death Cab For Cutie, Lou Reed, Bad Brains, Ric Ocasek, Cheap Trick, Elvis Perkins, Joss Stone, The Meat Puppets, Nada Surf, Dashboard Confessional, and The Derek Trucks Band. He has worked on six of Rolling Stone's "500 greatest Records of All Time".

Originally based in New York, Chris relocated to the Austin, Texas area in 2013.

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May 15, 2020

My guest today is Howard Willing a Nashville based engineer/producer/mixer previously from LA where he made records for 22 years. He was also A&R at Capitol Records and has worked with an amazing list of artists including Sara Bareilles, Linda Ronstadt, Ok Go, Sheryl Crow, Dean Martin and Scarlett Johansen, Glen Cambell, Counting Crows, American Idol, Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, Mute Math, Van Hunt, 2 Pac, and Snoop Dog among many others.

Thanks so much to Brad Wood for making our introduction.

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May 8, 2020

My guest today is Bobby Holland a Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist from Nashville, Tennessee with a career spanning many genres and over 15,000 songs. Based out of Studio A at Pentavarit Studios in Berry Hill, Bobby has produced, recorded, and mixed records for Kesha, Maggie Rose, ZZ Ward, Sean McConnell, Vaudeville Smash, Them Vibes, and countless others.

Bobby was a guest on the podcast for episode RSR079 when we talked about his background and production. Today we’re going to focus on mixing and learn what we can about getting great mixes in the box.

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May 1, 2020

My guest today is Cheyenne Medders a singer-songwriter, producer and musician living in Nashville. Originally from North Georgia and taught guitar by his father, Cheyenne started writing songs and playing music with his brothers as a young teenager. In 2005 he moved to Nashville, where he produces his own music and helps other artists bring their ideas to life. 

Cheyenne co-wrote songs on The Secret Sisters' Grammy -nominated album You Don't Own Me Anymore as well as Ward Thomas' UK #1 album Cartwheels. He collaborates with Allie Farris as FM and Sara Beth Go as Geographi, and his brothers Carson and Will Medders as The Medders. 

He is a member of indie rock band The Nobility, and produces lo-fi electronic music under the name Bellbear. He is a member of the Real Sword music collective in Nashville. Cheyenne runs a home studio called Departure Room and has produced, mixed, written on, played on or otherwise worked on recordings by The Secret Sisters, Sarah Darling, The Kernal, James Paul Mitchell, Z Swann, Jude Smith, Svrcina and more. In 2019 he released 3 new singles from his upcoming full-length album Sapphired Up, due in February 2020.

I actually met Cheyenne through his uncle’s studio designed by Carl Tatzwhich I was checking out back when I wanted to build my own studio. In fact, I got my design for the loft above the control room from there. 

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Apr 24, 2020

My guest today is Glenn Fricker a musician, and engineer, and host of a very successful Youtube channel at Spectre Sound Studios where he teaches great insights into recording and mixing heavy metal, and offers fearless and ruthless gear reviews.

Glenn loves making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, he wanted to pass on what he learned through tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals.  You will find reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, and plugin effects.  

Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found at Spectre Sound Studios. Glenn also designs guitar pedals design releasing the Cock Blocker gate to create perfectly tight heavy guitar performances.

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Apr 17, 2020

My guest today is Doug Sarrett a Nashville-based Independent Audio Engineer. He came to Nashville to attend Belmont University and has worked steadily in Nashville Recording Studios for over 30 years. Doug is also the owner of Uno Mas Studio in Brentwood, TN.

A brief list of some of the artists Doug has worked with: U2, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, One Republic, Vince Gill, Micheal McDonald, Amy Grant, Switchfoot, Glen Campbell, Micheal W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Shirley Jones (Mom Partidge), Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), The Oak Ridge Boys, and tons of others!

I met Doug recently at a Nashville engineers lunch event (thanks again Mark Rubel!) and when I checked out Doug’s website and work I was really blown away. So here we are :-)

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Apr 10, 2020

My guest today is Adam Bokesch a Nashville writer, recording engineer and producer. He has worked as a touring and session drummer as well as a studio owner engineer and music producer. He has worked with many artists including Emily West, Chely Wright, Drake White, Jon McLaughlin, Dave Barnes, Gabe Dixon, Marie Hines, Milktooth, and The Daybreaks.  

He also pursues his solo artist career writing and recording music for film and tv including movies starring James Franco, Abigail Spencer, Wes Robinson and others. His music has been featured in Paste Magazine and used in national campaigns with Microsoft, ESPN, Ameritrade, MTV, Sony, Triumph Motorcycles, Tesla Motors and the World Wildlife Foundation.

From my initial introduction to Adam, it was clear that he is passionate about the electronic side of music production too and loves vintage keyboards. So I’m looking forward to geeking out on some synth talk today too.

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Apr 3, 2020

My guest today is Grant Walden a music producer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, studio owner, and host of Tape Noise Podcasts. Grant has worked with Grammy-winning studio musicians, audio engineers, and recording artists, including Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Wings; Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and Jeff Beck Band; Christine Ohlman of the Saturday Night Live Band; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, keys player and songwriter Spooner Oldham; the legendary Muscle Shoals Horns and rhythm section the Swampers; Hanson, and a host of groundbreaking performing artists.

He has also been mentored by notable engineers and producers, including Dave Pensado, Jim Gaines, Toby Wright, Craig Alvin, and Jerry Masters and his latest projects include records by Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Invisible Teardrops, Sailour, and Eddie Martin.

Grant also owns HearTell Studios and Publishing based in Studio C at Cypress Moon in Sheffield, AL -- formerly the home of Muscle Shoals Sound II, where legendary artists like Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, and Julian Lennon have all recorded.

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Mar 27, 2020

My guest today is Richard Dodd, A multi-platinum Grammy-winning producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer with 40 years of amazing credits to his discography. Richard has worked with a long list of artists including Boz Scaggs, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Wilco, Green Day, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Robert Plant, Roger Daltry, the Travelling Wilburys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Freddie Mercury to name just a few. 

Richard was on the podcast previously for episode RSR096 where we got an introduction to his background story. So on this episode, I thought we would try to focus on mixing. 

One of the skills that Richard said he aspires to in recording is learning to stay out of the way and not screw up what the artist is wanting to create. With that in mind, I know Richard can be bold in his mixing and mastering choices. So I’m excited to learn more about his thoughts on creating compelling and memorable records.

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Mar 20, 2020

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. 

His years of experience as a recording and mix engineer span multiple genres, and feature a wide range of artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Kenny Chesney, India.Arie, Cage the Elephant, Little Big Town, CeCe Winans, Steven Tyler, Colony House, Lucie Silvas, and Dierks Bentley. 

In 2019, Shippen received the Academy of Country Music award for Audio Engineer of the Year. 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. 

An advocate for music education, Reid co-teaches a class at Middle Tennessee State University and is a co-founder of SongFarm.org giving kids equal access to creativity by building free recording studios in underprivileged high schools nationwide. He currently works out of his private Robot Lemon studio, located in the Green Hills area of Nashville.

Reid has been a guest on the podcast before for episode RSR019 where we talked more about his background. So today we will focus on mixing and see what we can learn about mixing better records in our studios.

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Mar 13, 2020

My guest today is Andrés Mayo a multi Grammy award winning audio engineer and music producer in Buenos Aires Argentina who has been mastering since 1992 with credits on more than 3,000 albums to date, from vinyl to 360 degrees audio formats. 

Andres has also received 7 Gardel Awards for Technical Excellence. Member of the P&E Wing Advisory Council at NARAS, and he is owner of Andrés Mayo Mastering & Audio Post and @360MusicLab, a production company exclusively specialized in immersive audio.

Andres is also a competitive table tennis player. I saw Andres speak at AES and was blown away by the headphone audio examples that he played.

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