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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! - Guests: Vance Powell…

Lij Shaw


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    RSR356 - Matt Ross-Spang - Southern Grooves Recording Studio in Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 114:27

    My guest today is Matthew Ross-Spang a twice Grammy winning Memphis record producer and engineer, who started out at the  Legendary Sun Studio as a teenager working his way up from intern to the Chief Engineer. He has since moved on to restore back to its original glory the also legendary Sam Phillips Recording studio across town originally built in 1960 to accommodate the ever growing catalog of music under Sam's production and label.  The City of Memphis even nominated him one of its “30 under 30” Memphians and in 2016 awarded him a key to the city while proclaiming April 25,2016 as “Matt Ross-Spang Day” in Germantown,TN. Matt has worked with many great artists and producers including: Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Isaak, The Rival Sons, Dave Cobb, and John Prine to name just a few. Matt has been an early guest on the podcast previously on episode RSR040 when I visited Memphis for the podcast so you can catch hi background story there. Today we are going to see what's new and hear about the beautiful restoration of Sam Phillips Recording.  Thanks again to Mark Rubel at Blackbird Academy for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7vsPHFW59uWbBMQ4H0clNM?si=c243592c11494922 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/356

    RSR355 - Chad Copelin - Tape, Synths, and Samples Oh My!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 131:42

    My guest today is Chad Copelin an American producer, audio engineer, musician, and songwriter from Norman, Oklahoma. He's best known for his production work with Broncho, Sports, Wilderado, LANY, Ben Rector, Andrew Belle, Sufjan Stevens, Third Eye Blind and engineering for pop artists Christina Perri, Kelly Clarkson, Sasha Sloan and Avril Lavigne. Chad engineered Christina Perri's Top 40 song “A Thousand Years” which went 10x platinum. He also was nominated for a grammy for producing and engineering All Sons And Daughter's record “Poets & Saints.” He works out of his Norman, OK based studio, Blackwatch, as well as spending time in Nashville, LA, and Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX. I play synth and have amassed quite a collection of vintage synths, have an obsession with short scale guitars, and play bass on a lot of records as well. I'm always trying to find a new creative process to breathe life into a recording. Which we will talk about Thanks to Ryan Hewitt for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6zmcGWbmRcUMoguqT7B7ua?si=8df21e33c75e4700 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/355

    RSR354 - Russell Cottier - Mixing in the Metaverse and Jamming Over the Internet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 123:49

    My guest today is Russell Cottier a producer, and engineer, who has worked with clients such as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sony, and artists like Sly and Robbie, Don Carlos and Gold, The Roscoes and many more. He creates videos to teach recording and production as well on Youtube and through mixing courses. And he is even responsible for creating cool mixing hardware which we will hopefully talk about today on the podcast. Russel has been a guest on the podcast previously so you can catch his other episode on RSR107 to learn more about his background. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1GwvXsZ8bpKomFCZnld1xG?si=b85996fa5ad047c2 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/354

    RSR353 - Tyler Campbell - Alder Audio Ribbon Microphones - How To Record With The H44

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 120:05

    My guest today is Tyler Campbell CEO the founder of Alder Audio, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based company pushing the boundaries of ribbon mic design.  Alder Audio launched in February 2021 with the H44, a workhorse ribbon mic with a patented capsule and durable herringbone ribbon.   Before founding Alder, Tyler worked in product development as a chemist and engineer.  He specializes in developing products related to materials design and has worked on a diverse array of projects, from high power lithium batteries to automotive communication cable, to adhesives you can find on the shelf of your local hardware store.   Tyler is also a self-proclaimed gear addict and lifelong home recording enthusiast, who grew up with a front row seat to his family's small manufacturing business in Wisconsin.  The H44 design is a direct result of his scientific background combined with his passion for audio, recording, and small business. I have been trying out the H44 and H44S here at The Toy Box Stusio aka RSR HQ and I have to say these mics sound really fantastic! One of the big challenges for me is recording things like drums with bright cymbals and acoustic and electric guitars that can sometimes be too harsh or vocals that have too much edge. The H44 does a beautiful job of smoothing out those instruments and making them mixable and listenable. So I'm happy to have Tyler joining us on the show today to learn more about Alder Audio and his mission to design a great ribbon microphone at a great price Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Watch on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJhbD1bWQsyAyG1X6sabtofbfGiwY2zp If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/353

    RSR352 - Jon Blass - Grammy Winning Gospel Mixer in Nashville TN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 122:17

    My guest today is Jon Blass a GRAMMY award-winning mix engineer based in Nashville. His work has also received 9 other GRAMMY nominations, 6 Dove Awards, a pair of Stellar awards, and frequently lands atop the Billboard Gospel charts (including 13 number 1 Gospel Albums).  Jon's mix credits include India.Arie, Tweet, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Brown, Jason Nelson, Donald Lawrence, and many others. He currently sits on the Nashville chapter Producers & Engineers Wing committee of the Recording Academy.  Jon is also a former executive committee member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in Nashville, and is an alum of the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID).  Thanks to Anders and Adam Audio for making our introduction! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/48cvNaZEZgy3eoFYysVM40?si=828e0ff9c80342b6 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/352

    RSR351 - Bill Mims - Sunset Sound, Morrissey, Death Cab, Brandi Carlile, Nancy And Beth, Devil Doll

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 133:49

    My guest today is Bill Mims, a graduate of Full Sail University in the Recording Engineering program. In 2001, he spent a year in Orlando doing live sound, as well as an internship at a post production facility before moving to LA in 2002 and getting hired by Sunset Sound where he worked his way up the ranks and was an assistant engineer by the end of 2004. He became proficient in Pro Tools, as well as analog tape machines. Between 2004 and 2010, Bill worked with some of the most famous artists in the world at Sunset Sound. Bill left Sunset and went freelance in 2011. Since then, he has done engineering and producing work for many artists. He has been lucky enough to have been a part of many Grammy winning projects, two of which Bill earned statues for (Jimmy Cliff-Best Reggae 2012 and Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite-Best Blues 2013). Bill has worked on several films, two of which have either won or been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything-Best Original Music Score 2015, Sicario-Nominated for Best Original Music Score 2016). Bill has also worked on TV shows, including Transparent, which has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Some recent work includes Mrs. America, For Life, and When They See Us.  Recent albums would be the last few Morrissey albums, Death Cab, and I produced 2 albums for Megan Mullally. Thanks so much to Howard Willing for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2R9AlNZHsv3DvpUUIEgKCw?si=829f1fde3e584c34 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/351

    RSR350 - Eric Bazilian - Recording His Solo Record Remotely In Stockholm

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 119:03

    My guest today is Eric Bazilian, an original member of The Hooters, producer, and musician writing and recording with other artists liken Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Scorpions, Ricky Martin, Jonatha Brooke, Leanne Rymes, and William Wittman to name just a few. Eric has been a guest on the podcast on episode RSR122 to talk about his start in music and writing the song “One Of Us” for Joane Osborne on his kitchen table. So please go check out that episode too. Also, make sure to catch his video series Under The Hood where Eric breaks down all his music and writing methods. Email in 2021 “...Being stuck in Stockholm with limited resources (a 2012 MacBook Pro, Apollo Twin, one Gefell mic, a couple of electric guitars, a mandola, a keyboard controller, and a short scale Gretsch bass that my son bought when was twelve) afforded me the time and motivation to make my first solo album in almost twenty years. Drums were cut by my drummer in Philadelphia (challenging considering his total lack of engineering experience, but I made it work), and by my other drummer in Slovenia (recorded by a producer/engineer genius in an amazing studio). I mixed it myself on a pair of Yamaha HS5s, with a lot of input from some legendary mixers (including our pal John Fields), mastered by my guy in Slovenia. A real quarantine pandemic musical fairy tale.  Thanks again to John Fields for making our original introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3YSa93YNTWb4gCh6W3BKsk?si=3d5072a54d4b4b21 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/350

    RSR349 - Bill Cheney - Understanding Audio Peaks at Spectra1964

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 105:54

    My guest today is Bill Cheney co-owner with Jim Romney of Spectra1964. Bill designs mic pre amps, eqs, and compressor limiters for studios following in the footsteps of William Dilley who founded the original Spectra Sonics company in 1964.  Bill has been a guest on the podcast before to talk about the history of Spectra Sonics and Spectra 1964 on episodes RSR227 and 269. So you should check those episodes out too and today we are going to talk about what's new at Spectra1964, the importance of understanding Peaks, how they affect your recordings, mixes, productions and ultimately masters and how Spectra1964 handles peak content to make sure your records sound amazing (like the many great records recorded with the Spectra 101 amplifier circuit including Aerosmith, ZZ Top, KISS and John Lennon to name a few. Spotify playlist in show notes) Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2TzboLsCf0C4mlKX1dNqtT?si=7d7ed2e54bfc4ec7 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/349

    RSR348 - Moot Booxlé - Vintage Synth Guru & Funky Drummer in Ft Meyers FL

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 126:38

    My guest today is Matt Baxley, better known to the wider world as Moot Booxlé, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, composer, synthesist, teacher, and funk connoisseur currently based in Fort Myers, Florida.  Moot rose to prominence in the early days of YouTube with his videos demonstrating his abilities on the modular synthesizer and the talkbox, gaining millions of views and many followers. He played his first professional gig at the age of 16, playing drums in a production of the musical “Grease” in his hometown of Morristown, TN. He has played thousands of gigs since then on multiple instruments. He currently plays and sings nightly in several bands in Southwest Florida, producing records, playing on studio sessions, demonstrating musical equipment both live and on the internet and writing books. I stumbled on Moots Youtube channel surfing synth videos when I was checking out the new line of Behringer synths like the Poly D, Odyssey, MS-101, Crave, and Pro-1 where he does a great job of demoing all these. Moot also live streams from his studio where you can see walls of super cool new and vintage synths played with lots of funky skill. Plus he is from TN so… come on! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6S3k3p8gj3pChPT4dSvZpX?si=57a141b57b5a4976 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/348

    RSR347 - Trent Jones - Podcast & Music Production and Strength Training Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 145:35

    My guest today is Trent Jones, a podcast producer, editor, and composer based in  Chattanooga, TN. He has produced over 1,000 podcast episodes in a wide variety of formats and topics, as well as a number of audiobooks. As a  composer, he has written bumpers and music beds for podcasts and midroll advertisements.  Trent is also a strength and conditioning coach, with a speciality in training men and women over 40 using barbells, resistance training, and high intensity interval training. After years of “working out” in public gyms and seeing little progress, Trent discovered the Starting Strength method in 2016 and began training under a Starting Strength Coach.  He gained 40lbs of muscular bodyweight over a year and greatly improved his strength, joint health, and mental health in the process. He began coaching others in 2018, and earned the Starting Strength Coach credential himself in 2020. His passion is teaching people to lift barbells to build stronger, more useful bodies, gain confidence, and improve their quality of life for the long-haul.  Trent currently coaches online and in-person out of his home gym. And He co-hosts two podcasts about health and fitness, Weights and Plates and 40fit Radio and also a music podcast called Music and Ideas, and regularly hosts workshops and training camps teaching the Starting Strength training method. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CVWCtFHYwlrbGk7AUY1k2?si=b95d895b58fc4d7a If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/347

    RSR346 - David Gnozzi - Mixing and Health Wisdom for the Studio From Mix Bus TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 126:56

    My guest today is David Gnozzi a platinum mixing/mastering engineer and producer, as well as the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel MixbusTV and a Pro Mix Academy Tutor. David is a former professional musician with 2 albums published (Universal Records and Danse Macabre Records), and he has been recording and mixing for almost 20 years, he fully dedicated himself to recording, mix and mastering after ending his career as musician in 2010. David initially started to gain recognition as a mixing engineer after successful remixes for Ladytron and Felix Da Housecat. His credits include: Raygun Romance, MC Solaar, Ryan Shuck (Orgy, Adema, Julien-K), Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection), Mad Gallica, Danny Blue, Stonebreed, The Nest, and Italian pop superstar, Valeria Rossi to name a few. He mixed various projects for Universal Records, Nettwerk Records and Virgin Radio and video games such as Fallout 4 and Rock Band 3. In 2017, David worked with one of France's most famous and influential hip hop artists of all times, MC Solaar, mixing the multiplatinum album Geopoetique. The release also went on to win “album of the year” at the French Music Awards. In 2014 he started the now popular Youtube channel MixbusTv, which became one of the most trusted and respected online resources for audio mix and mastering. David does “how to” video tutorials for the studio. And with an ever expanding list of partners like AMS Neve, SSL, Empirical Labs, and many more, he's known for his detailed and very technical reviews of pro audio hardware and software. Now located in Los Angeles, California, David has his own private mix and mastering suite, equipped with some of the best gear available on the market he is available as a producer, mix & mastering engineer. David also discovered and developed the upcoming alternative popstar Bella Kelly, and the new singles “Throat” and “Heartbreak Motel” are both in the Youtube playlist. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3iZOusnhlqnWY9nck9SqZb?si=ca14b05377d24c78 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/346

    RSR345 - Linda Taylor - Whose Line Is It Anyway? Guitarist and Improv Music Composer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 112:37

    My guest today is Linda Taylor a Guitarist and composer for over 20 years on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Drew Carey, and Aisha Tyler. She has Toured, recorded and/or performed with Art Garfunkel, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tracy Chapman, Sheila E., Christopher Cross, Sara Niemietz, Crystal Bowersox, Edwin McCain, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Thelma Houston, and many more. And her recent recordings include Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy winning “Mosaic” and “Love And Soul”; Art Garfunkel's “The Singer”; Ed Roth's “Mad Beatnik”; Edwin McCain's “Mercy Bound”; and Maia Sharp's “The Dash Between The Dates”.   Currently Linda is collaborating with Sara Niemietz, co-writing, producing, mixing. Film and TV composer with placements including “This Is Us” and “Superstore”. Thanks to Bill Cheney at Spectra 1964 for making our introduction.  Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0gLMnDYzWnwgGZmpJKayus?si=8cfbc177207c4473 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/345

    RSR344 - Duane Lundy - Americana, RIngo Starr, & Disco at Lexington Recording Company in KY

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 134:20

    My guest today is Duane Lundy, a music producer, mixer, and studio owner in Lexington Kentucky. Duane has worked with hundreds of artists from Grammy-Award winners like Sturgill Simpson & Flor de Toloache, to critically acclaimed and eclectic Ben Sollee, Vandaveers, Jim James, and the Horse Feathers. Duane also works on projects that include legacy artists like Ringo Starr, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck, Robert Randolph, Earl Slick, Duff McKagan, and touring artists like Joe Pug, JDawn Landes, Daniel Rodriguez, as well as emerging buzz acts such as The National Reserve, Ian Noe, Brain Owens, Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts.  Recently he produced and engineered two tracks on the new Ringo Starr album, as well as produced and mixed Saving Country Musics 2016 song of the year “The Dogs” by Justin Wells. He also records his own music for television shows, feature films and advertising like Sons of Anarchy, Weeds, NCIS, and BMW Mini Cooper among many others. I met Duane in 2013 when he produced Americana band, The Breedings, here at The Toy Box Studio with me engineering, and we had a blast recording to analog tape through my MCI console. So I'm psyched to have him back! Thanks to Justin Perkins for reconnecting us for this interview. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4DJS5h7awVWKO95FsrNUgk?si=16ba90920c9c44cf If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/344

    RSR343 - Brian Charles - 8 Alarm Fire Destroys Zippah Studio... What You Need To Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 130:56

    My guest today is Brian Charles a producer, engineer, plugin designer for Rare Signals from Boston Massachusetts. Brian has been a fantastic guest on the podcast before on episode RSR174 to talk about working with indie rock bands. He's worked with thousands of artists over the years and has made albums in almost every genre imaginable.  Some of Brian's many credits include The Vatican Commandos featuring a young “Moby” as the lead singer, Dispatch, pop artist Marina and the Diamonds, Weakened Friends, and his longtime work as a producer and touring member of the band “The Sheila Divine”.  Brian is also an educator working with Berklee College of Music, Emerson College, The Walnut Hill School for The Arts, and The Recording Workshop. And he is the creator of the “Transatlantic Plate Reverb” at his plugin company Rare Signals where he digitally recreated the iconic plate reverbs of Zippah studio. Tragically in December 2021 His Home base studio, Zippah Recording (of 33 years), was destroyed in an 8-alarm fire. Incredibly the music community has come together to fundraise in support of Brian's studio and family recovery after the devastating loss of many decades of instruments, recording equipment, and musical history.  Thanks so much to Mark Rubel at Blackbird Academy for making our original introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com https://www.sonarworks.com https://apiaudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1HPEubCvawOhqGMGNN3Mw4?si=427cce7f91464f67 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/343

    RSR342 - Ben Rubin - Mixing Workflow for Hip Hop and Jazz In Brooklyn with Soundflow

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 137:54

    My guest today is Ben Rubin a producer, mixer, bassist, and composer in Brooklyn NY. Whether he's melding hip-hop and jazz with legends like Masta Ace and Donny McCaslin, playing upright bass at the Newport Jazz Festival with Dred Scott Trio, remixing Karsh Kale or WuTang's Killah Priest, rockin' on electric bass with Marshall Crenshaw, or producing Peter Bernstein solo jazz guitar, Grammy-nominated producer/(re)mixer/bassist/composer Ben Rubin (aka Benny Cha Cha) is renowned for making records that are pure or genre-bending or both. Picked seven times as a “Rising Star Producer” in DownBeat Magazine's International Critics' Poll, Rubin has well over 100 album credits to his name. Lately, he has been working with a diversity of artists including Queen Esther, Erik Deutsch & Theo Bleckmann, Steve Conte (New York Dolls), Stripmall Ballads, Rachel Eckroth (St Vincent), Lower Power, Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Drifter feat. Lucy Woodward, Buzzed Armstrong, and Jon Irabagon, as well as labels like Ropeadope, Sunnyside and Imani. Most recently, Rubin's attention has focused on Analog Players Society at the Bridge Studio in Brooklyn with APS founder Amon Drum creating cut-up hip-hop instrumental records and jazz albums released on Ropeadope and described by Downbeat Magazine as “truly compelling.” featuring legendary Juice Crew MC Masta Ace described as “in the direct lineage of classics like A Tribe Called Quest's Low-End Theory, and Guru's Jazzmatazz.” Bens production and mixing credits include Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran, Grammy nominated composer/pianist Emilio Solla, and many recordings for Smalls Live Records releasing more than 30 records with jazz greats including Larry Goldings, Louis Hayes, Tom Harrell, Johnny O'Neal, Chris Potter, Tim Ries, Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Seamus Blake, and Cyrille Aimeé to name just a few. As a bassist, Ben has toured and recorded both upright and electric bass with a diversity of artists, including Dred Scott Trio, Patti Smith, James Maddock, Courtney Love, Mary J. Blige, Moby, Bill Frisell, and his own acclaimed, genre-bending band Mudville which I believe my brother Nate played in at one point. Ben has also composed scores for features and short films, including director Nelson Kim's feature film debut, Someone Else, which premiered at the Miami International Film Festival in 2015. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2aB7hmdR5SWAEgLBsSPPaf?si=03284414c7fd418e If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/342

    RSR341 - Collin Dupuis - Mixing Angel Olsen, Lana Del Ray, Yves Tumor

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 136:31

    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 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 hear his back story on episode RSR252 where he talked about starting out in Detroit working with the Bass Brothers, Jack White, Planet-E Records, and Dan Auerbach and moving to Nashville. 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. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0WU3Rx4o79aPlCDRnq4O0m?si=f74e59f56d2d4026 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/341

    RSR340 - Mike Fahey - Starbird Sound and Mix Assistant for Vance Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 129:11

    My guest today is Mike Fahey an engineer, mixer, and producer from the great state of Maine. Michael went to college for mechanical engineering at the University Of Maine before switching over to an audio engineering degree at The New England School Of Communications (NESCOM). My first instrument was the trumpet in my elementary school band and he picked up the guitar at 11.  In 2012, He landed an internship at Sputnik Sound after Vance Powell came to speak at NESCOM earlier that year about mixing for The Raconteurs' Consolers of the Lonely. He moved to Nashville that fall and after two months of interning was hired by Mitch Dane to be his assistant engineer. During that time, Sputnik moved to a new building in Berry Hill where he helped with construction for 7 months renovating the studio. In late 2014 Vance hired Michael as his assistant engineer and he has been with him ever since. In May 2020 Mike started his own studio, Starbird Sound and has been able to spend time on his production projects while working full time at Sputnik. Thanks so much to Vance Powell and Mitch Dane for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Sn7Ecv3rA4uWVuLATO66J?si=b18d09489df140ef If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/340

    RSR339 - Alan Evans - Ironwax Studios Mixing Funky Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 149:08

    My guest today is Alan Evans a multi instrumentalist, engineer, producer, artist, studio 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.   These days, Alan has pulled back from touring to focus his time and energy at Iron Wax Studios, his recording facility in Erving Massachusetts where he works with artists from around the U.S and beyond.  Iron Wax is also the sound of Vintage League Music, the record label he runs with his London based partner Robert Fleming.  In the end, Alan's goal is to spread great music, love and positivity throughout the world which he hopes will inspire a new generation of creatives. Al has been a guest on the show before so if you want to hear his backstory with Soulive you should check out RSR183. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1F16ucxEvIBugOepkzsTkW?si=3dc33dc192034984 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/339

    RSR338 - Enrico Berto - Mushroom Studio Rocking out in Northern Italy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 122:54

    My guest today is Enrico Berto an engineer, producer, and musician from Northern Italy. I am very lucky to receive a lot of wonderful emails and messages from our listeners, aka you Rockstars. Here is what I received from Enrico. “Hello Lij, Few weeks ago I discovered your podcast and ever since I've been an avid consumer of it! I love the way you make your guests feel cause they open up in a way I rarely saw on other shows. Beside the great nerdy tips they seem to be willing to share deeper stuff - ex I now know what's Vance Powell monthly break even or that huge mixers still suffer from "impostor syndrome" - and this is very inspiring and precious. I've been in the music industry as a session player, then a mixer/producer for nearly 20 years and as covid hit I was having a major momentum that got slowed down quite a bit. Listening to your podcast is a great source of inspiration and it's giving me the power to keep my head down and carry on with the grind. I thank you so much for it! I have a vast love for music in all its genres. If I really had to pinpoint some they would be Classic Rock, Alternative Rock and HipHop. I make music because of a deep, almost spiritual, connection to it. Making music is my passion and my call. I decided to turn it into my profession so my whole life could revolve around it.  I went to the University to study foreign languages and literature but later attended the Musician Institute in Los Angeles and a couple of Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft seminars. And then decided to give the music a serious go so I started hustling. I played in bands, composed jingles for TV, taught guitar, recorded and mixed bands on a crappy laptop out of mouldy rehearsal spaces …you name it! I was eager to get more so I pushed further by moving to London and studying sound engineering at the SAE Institute. I then began session playing, touring, producing and engineering full time, all of it bouncing between UK and Italy. In 2008 I founded Mushroom Studio: a little production heaven hidden on the mountains of northern Italy where other artists and I could cozy up and create.” I'm always grateful to receive emails like this, and listening to Enrico‘s work I discovered that it was fantastic! And so nothing brings me greater joy than to help showcase members of our own community at Recording Studio Rockstars.  Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3hXsJvZHlwDgfISd057ZeA?si=612c396661a04fdd If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/338

    RSR337 - Jack Rubinacci - 12 Tools To Help You Overcome Tinnitus in The Studio

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 114:59

    My guest today is Jack Rubinacci an Anglo - Italian Singer, songwriter, producer and author, now based in Norway. Jack started playing in bands in his hometown Birmingham UK. Was the lead singer of Honeyman, and was widely considered one of the best Birmingham bands of the late 90's.  He went solo and recorded his debut album with producer Tchad Blake at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studio with Jerry Marotta on drums. He released 4 studio albums including his latest album A Thousand Winters. And Worked with producer Ian Grimble and Thomas Johansen. Many of his songs have been covered by international artists in Italy, France, Norway and Asia.  He has opened for Lionel Richie. Joe Cocker. Arcade Fire. Jackson Browne. The Script. The Chicks. Heather Nova and many others. And many of his songs have gotten radio play in Norway. In his 20s he Developed Tinnitus and has had chronic tinnitus ever since. He is now a strong advocate for ear protection and offers help and advice for people suffering from Tinnitus. Jack was recently a guest for The British  Tinnitus Association, speaking to their musician's support group. And is the author of the book Overcoming Tinnitus. 12 Tools That Helped Me Overcome Tinnitus. Thanks to James Ivey at Studio Rats for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/393ruaCnmnewQomrNf6atb?si=d285f5d25697489c If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/337

    RSR336 - Nick Broste - Creative Improvisation, Folk, and New Music Forms in Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 126:15

    My guest today is Nick Broste, an audio engineer and musician who works in a wide variety of musical situations, ranging from creative improvisation to popular, folk and new music forms. He has engineered hundreds of recordings and performed all over the world, from tiny clubs to huge festivals and live television.   Having spent much of his youth obsessed with music but in a small midwestern town, Nick moved to Chicago in 1996, where he attended music school and began performing around the city and on the road, all the while soaking up any new sounds he could find. Touring with bands led to performing in the recording studio, where he began to get interested in the capture, manipulation and reproduction of audio.  In 2005 Nick moved into the Shape Shoppe, an underground music, art and living space with a 16 track analog studio, where he was able to experiment and teach himself how to record, eventually re-designing and completely rebuilding the space in 2008. At the same time Nick began mixing bands live in venues, trying to give both the musicians and audiences the best experience possible. This spirit of removing the obstacles of artistic expression for artists is the driving force for Nick's work to this day, no matter which side of the microphone he is on. Nick can currently be found working freelance in studios such as Electrical Audio, Shirk, Palisade, Narwhal and Jamdek in Chicago, around the world and wherever interesting sounds are being made. And his clients include Wilco, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, The Walkmen, Cursive, Mucca Pazza, Head of Femur, Calexico/Iron & Wine, and Afghan Whigs to name just a few. Thanks so much to Greg Norman for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2gZ1XJcUAkYJq5uF7oyYGJ?si=69c84ad4ddb34939 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/336

    RSR335 - Alena Moran - Producer Engineer Manager at Triple 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 115:36

    My guest today is Alena Moran a producer/engineer and artist manager based out of Nashville, TN. Her current roster includes Jon Randall , F. Reid Shippen , Cason Cooley, and Shani Gandhi. In addition to management, Alena handles production coordination work for artists including Seaforth , Tyler Braden, Jordan Harvey , and Warren Zeiders.  Alena began her career in the music business as a photographer and blogger based out of Washington DC, and eventually relocated to Nashville in 2010 to attend Belmont University. She spent several years as a freelance audio engineer, studio manager, and production coordinator, before moving into management.  In 2018, Alena joined Triple 8 Management as a full-time manager and launched their Creative Management vertical where she focuses on the roster's producer and engineer clients. Outside of music, Alena trains in aerial acrobatics and spends her free time hanging out with her dog and cat. She also managed my Bonnaroo backstage Haybale Studio from  2015-2017 which is how we met. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6wZaTRjEYXtKo07g7zKTR1?si=cfe34ba3f32b437b If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/335

    RSR334 - Bob Clearmountain - Answers All Your Mixing Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 143:18

    My guest today is Bob Clearmountain, an American recording engineer, mixer and record producer. He has worked with many prominent names in music including Bruce Springsteen (mixing Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. and 25 other projects), The Rolling Stones including Tattoo You and Voodoo Lounge amongst over 20 album, movie & concert video projects, Bryan Adams (producing and/or mixing nearly all of his albums since 1983), Robbie Williams, Huey Lewis & The News, Toto, Bon Jovi (These Days, Crush, Bounce), Simple Minds, The Pretenders, The Who, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, INXS and hundreds of other artists. He is also married to Apogee Electronics CEO, Betty Bennett and has created a plugin for mixing called Spaces. With multiple Platinum LPs, Grammy Awards, Emmy's and even a Les Paul Award, Bob continues to be one of the world's premier mixers working from his studio in Los Angeles Mix This! sharing his knowledge in places like Mix With The Masters and right here on Recording Studio Rockstars. I'm excited to have Bob joining us on the show today, and have gathered a bunch of great questions for Bob from you Rockstars in our Facebook group. If you want to join the group follow the link in the show notes. You will also find a great discography playlist of Bob's work. Thanks so much to Brian Murphree for connecting us and Kelle Musgrave at Linear Management for your help. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/272gpSmRMNj6DXVhFnk5pN?si=4e739730e2564216 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/334

    RSR333 - Bryan Cook - Producing and Mixing Tips - Jeff Goldblum, U2, One Republic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 112:26

    My guest today is Bryan Cook a Los Angeles based mixer working in the studio world for the past 20 years.  Bryan grew up just outside of Philadelphia, playing the saxophone. A book of Charlie Parker solos became the initial inspiration to pursue music on a deeper level experiencing the studio for the first time in high school and he went on to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study music production and engineering, where his first studio job was interning at Blue Jay studios outside of Boston.  Upon graduation, Bryan headed to Los Angeles, where he landed at the legendary A&M Studios, which has since been renamed Henson Recording Studios.  He worked with artists like Rod Stewart, The Wallflowers, Korn and +Live+, and producers such as Brendan O'Brien, Roy Thomas Baker, Jerry Harrison, Richard Perry, and Trevor Horn.  He then headed out on his own in 2002. He worked for many years recording and mixing for composer/producer Michael Andrews doing music projects including Inara George and Gary Jules, alongside film projects like Walk Hard and 40 year old virgin. He now mixes on his own full time with the rare tracking or production session sprinkled in. He enjoys all kinds of music, except klezmer and polka. Bryan is best known for his work as a mixer for artists like U2, One Republic, the tv show Songland, and Allie Sherlock produced by Ryan Tedder. He has recorded the Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stoneage, Cold War Kids, Damien Rice, The Eels, and Autolux for Nigel Godrich's well-received “From The Basement” series. His recent work includes producing, recording, and mixing Jeff Goldblum's latest album, “I Shouldn't Be Telling You This.” Thank you to Howard Willing for the introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6TQgZEzPzuBHiFI0aJBu5Q?si=8586643b649941c0 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/333

    RSR332 -Jamie Lidell - Soul Scientist Playing With Beck, Prince, and Prodigy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 121:41

    My guest today is Jamie Lidell a Grammy nominated self described Soul Scientist who has been making all manner of noise since he was a teen. His early outpourings were purest of techno until, rather unexpectedly, his voice emerged and he discovered a live looping style that took him around the world as a solo act opening as a one-man show for Beck, Bjork and James Brown.  He has had several bands to play later albums and opened for Prince, Elton John and more.  There was a whole lot of touring, much opening, much headlining. Much of a muchness really. Somewhat of a rambling man, he's jumped all over the place, from Brighton to Berlin to New York to his current castle dwelling in Nashville.  For the hunters, there's plenty of music to be discovered, whether it's from his first 9 EPs with Subhead to 2 LPs as Super_collider (with badass weirdo Cristian Vogel) to the rare work he pushed out as George Lister to a slew of solo Lidellian activity and there's now his rather entertaining podcast of course.  The pod goes by the name Hanging out with Audiophiles (although it has nothing to do with hi-fi really). The fun began in 2017 and has already featured some of the very best artists and producers in the business such as Mark Ronson, Four tet, Susan Rogers, Imogen Heap and many more. His YouTubing is showing signs of growth also. Let's see. Yes, in case you were wondering, the sonic adventures continue. One never knows what's next with this one. Thanks so much to Anders at Adam Audio for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6XoNjG6iwv89tqaMjBzhXp?si=02fd09a278c249f2 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/332

    RSR331 - Craig Parker Adams - The Oldest Recording Studio In The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 135:54

    My guest today is Craig Parker Adams who in 1997 was lucky enough to take over a historic recording space in Hollywood Ca which would become known as Winslow Ct. Studio. The studio's original history was said to be one of the oldest audio recording studios in the world for film dating back to the early 1900's.  At one time it was an RCA location as well as Columbia but nonetheless by way of doing Craig would eventually become a word of mouth go-to-guy for many diverse artists and top tier session players.  Owning & operating a historic boutique recording studio business in the heart of Hollywood for 20 plus years and working with accomplished artists from all over the world as well as a multitude of industry greats of varying styles ranging all the way from Opera to Punk, Writers & Artists, Producers, Directors  Photographers, Editors, Engineers, Thinkers, Healers, Politicians, Actors, Models,  Athletes & even Motivational Speakers has brought so much to Craig's studio skills, production & all-around artistic insights.  Thank you to (EYE-An) Ian Brennen for the introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3aWNiedgR7Fr7ph6Yh7jb8?si=e3266bf4034c4356 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/331

    RSR330 - Randy Leroy - Mastering in Nashville TN and Takoma Park MD

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 122:15

    My guest today is Randy LeRoy a musician, engineer, A&R, and mastering engineer in Nashville TN and Takoma Park Maryland. A graduate of the recording program at Middle Tennessee State University (also my alma mater) he got his first gig cutting publishing demos on Nashville's “Music Row” in CBS Song's basement studio, editing radio spots on ¼” tape for a company called Starliners and hanging out in small studios around town.  Eventually, he was offered a job with CBS Records as an A&R coordinator and spent time in high-end facilities like Emerald, Stargem, The Dog House, Masterfonics, Sound Shop, Treasure Isle, Studio 19, and even legendary studios like The Record Plant in LA while working for CBS. Randy worked with a variety of the label's many noteworthy artists such as Ray Benson, George Jones, Ricky Van Shelton, Tammy Wynette, Vern Gosdin, and Exile. In 1988 Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics offered him a job as his mastering assistant where Randy learned how to cut reference lacquers, assemble and quality checking masters, and help out engineers during mixing, while mastering small projects on his own.  At Masterfonics he would work alongside notable country music producers like Jimmy Bowen, Tony Brown, James Stroud, Jerry Crutchfield, and Barry Beckett. And in 1991 Randy left Masterfonics to start his own mastering studio, Final Stage Mastering located in Sound Stage Studios on Music Row in Nashville where he worked on more Grammy nominated and winning projects throughout the 1990s and 2000s such as Relient K's Two Lefts Don't Make A Right… but Three Do, Allison Brown's Fair Weather, Nappy Root's Humdinger, and Jamey Johnson's That Lonesome Song, to name a few.  In June of 2010, Randy left Nashville to become the Senior Mastering Engineer at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD where he has mastered some of the biggest names in country, bluegrass, folk, Americana, and gospel such as Jim Lauderdale, Bryan Sutton, Jamey Johnson, Dale Ann Bradley, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon,  Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Gold City, and John Cowan.  including the 2020 Grammy Winning, Michael Cleveland's “Tall Fiddler” and two other Grammy nominated albums in the Best Bluegrass Album category. Thanks so much to Justin Francis for making our introduction! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6JbAJgIR1mNn5jbgVsTZXK?si=6b4c33eed528406f If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/330

    RSR329 - Malcolm Springer - What Would Bigfoot and Elvis Sound Like Together?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 126:30

    My guest today is Malcolm Springer an arranger, writer, engineer, producer, and mixer living in Nashville TN working in a studio cottage at the previously named House of Blues Studios (now East Iris Studios under Universal Music Group).  Malcolm has worked with many artists and genres in his career including Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Isaac Hayes, Clutch, Fear Factory, Eric Clapton, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, God Street Wine, Albert King, Derek Trucks, and Nappy Roots, just to name a few.  He has been awarded platinum and gold records for his work with Collective Soul (Disciplined Breakdown, 1997), Matchbox 20 (Yourself or Someone Like You, 1996; Exile on Mainstream, 2007), Liquid Gang (Blunt Force Trauma, 2000), Fear Factory (Digimortal, 2001), The Horse Whisperer: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998), 2 Fast 2 Furious: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2003), and Heavy Metal 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000).  In the early '90s, Malcolm was part of the first team to install the first moving Ultimation system for Solid State Logic. He also lived for a while in Memphis working at Beale Street Studios where he recorded The Mother Station, O'Landa Draper and the Associates, Bobby Whitlock (of Derick and the Domino's), and Teeny Hodges and later recorded in Missouri as well. At 29 years old, in 2000, Malcolm secured a label imprint as an A&R representative with the legendary Lyor Cohen, one of the founders of Def Jam/Island Records, in New York City.  Malcolm also has been remixing music for Dolby Atmos surround sound. Some of these artists include Nirvana, White Zombie, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kanye West, Soundgarden, Jay-Z, Steve Miller Band, Three Doors Down, and many others.  He now runs his own production company and label, 10 Inch Wax, out of Nashville. Thanks so much to Andy VanDette for making our introduction! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7lFBU2uRr33ADZARrijO3k?si=efbac52acb20494e If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/329

    RSR328 - Frank Filipetti - Six Time Grammy Winning Mixer (Frank Zappa, Korn, James Taylor)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 121:37

    My guest today is Frank Filipetti a Six-time Grammy winner and world-renowned music producer, engineer and mixer. Born in Bristol, Connecticut, and based in New York since 1971, Frank was one of the first engineers to embrace digital mixing.  His early credits include his first number one album, Foreigner's “Agent Provocateur” which included the single “I Want to Know What Love Is”; Foreigner's “Inside Information” which he also co-produced; KISS's, “Lick It Up”; Carly Simon's “Coming Around Again”, The Bangles' “Eternal Flame”, Courtney Love's “Celebrity Skin”, and Rod Stewart's “The Great American Songbook” Volumes 1 and 2. Active in film and theatre as well, Frank's work as a producer, engineer, and mixer earned the Aida Broadway Original Cast Album a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2001, and he has since produced Wicked, Spamalot, Disney's Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, and Gigi. His work in film includes the soundtracks for Mike Nichols' “Working Girl”, and “Postcards From the Edge”; “The Pirates of Penzance” with Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline; Julie Taymor's “Across the Universe”; Disney's “Enchanted”; Pixar's “Cars”, and “August Rush” (See Spotify playlist). In addition to his recording and producing talents, Frank has been busy since the early 1980's designing the acoustics for all three Right Track rooms in NY, and in 1999 Frank joined with Simon Andrews to design and build New York City's premier orchestral recording studio.  The result, Studio A509, was one of the most highly praised sonic achievements in a city known for incredible studios. In 2005 Frank became a founding partner of METAlliance, a collaborative community of globally-recognized audio engineers and producers that works alongside technology manufacturers to ensure the highest standards of audio production. Thanks so much to Brain Murphree at Soundporter Mastering and Joe D'Ambrosio Management for connecting us. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xlTxmqGylrQIuV5kICKmK?si=6b0447df1779424d If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/328

    RSR327 - Dorian Heartsong - Playing Bass With Jason Bonham and Powerman 5000

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 98:05

    My guest today is Dorian Heartsong an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. As an artist, Heartsong is currently playing bass for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.  He is also well known for his Bass work in Powerman 5000 from inception in 1990 until late 2001. Constant touring with bands such as Black Sabbath, Metallica, Kiss, Pantera, and Primus, helped elevate Powerman 5000's album "Tonight The Stars Revolt" to platinum status and landed songs in movie soundtracks including, Zoolander, Scream 3, and Evolution. Dorian has also performed and recorded with other artists and producers including Everlast, Vinnie Moore, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, The Flying Tigers, Dan Rockett, Stevie Salas, Michael Beinhorn, Lior Goldenberg, Sylvia Massey, Joe Barrisi, and Terry Date. He and Stevie Salas scored the indie movie "Live Free or Die" which won Top Jury prize at SXSW film festival in 2006. Heartsong graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting & performance.  Thanks so much to Lior Goldenberg for making our introduction Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/16IcmFoWmpJjA5QnxTi8py?si=6ee6c745935a45b2 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/327

    RSR326 - Jay Messina - Recording at The Record Plant with Aerosmith, KISS, and John & Yoko

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 111:24

    My guest today is Jay Messina who grew up in Brooklyn, NY finding his first gig at Don Elliott's studio using Les Paul's one inch, 8 track machine. He then went to A & R Studios for 4 years,  and the next 15 years at Record Plant NY recording all genres of music including Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, and lots more.   His studio today is called West End Sound and I'm excited to talk with Jay about some of the iconic records he has made including: Aerosmith Toys in The Attic, and KISS Destroyer to name a couple. Thanks so much to Steve Marcantonio for making our introduction. Steve of course has known Jay for at least 150 years making records together since before the Gramophone was invented! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6TzoaXfuI8FbrSuQt1iVlK?si=12141fb294a54254 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/326

    RSR325 - Colin Brittain - Producing Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional, & 5 Seconds of Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 106:00

    My guest today is Colin Brittain an American songwriter, producer and musician signed to Warner Chappell Music. He has written and produced for acts such as Papa Roach, Hands Like Houses, Basement, Dashboard Confessional, 5 Seconds of Summer, Stick to Your Guns, Miyavi, One Ok Rock, and Beautiful Bodies. Colin began his career playing drums in the band Oh No Fiasco.[2] Oh No Fiasco was signed to Five Seven Music where they released their debut EP, No One's Gotta Know. Colin Brittain is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose work consistently hits #1 on the billboard charts. Known for his dynamic, genre-bending productions, Colin's credits include platinum LPs and Singles for artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer, One OK Rock, All Time Low, Avicii and Papa Roach. Writing and production credits include back to back #1 debut albums for One OK Rock, All Time Low and Papa Roach – including singles for Papa Roach which for the first time, landed them two #1 mainstream rock songs from the same album and an iHeart Radio nomination for rock song of the year for ‘Help', leading Papa Roach to be nominated for Rock artist of the year Thank you to Ryan Hewitt and Kelly at Linear Mgmgt for the introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0QIs4PAPabyN9IDqXqQTG0?si=707d484cea104944 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/325

    RSR324 - Micah Tawlks - Producing And Mixing Killer Indie Pop In Nashville

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 124:45

    My guest today is Micah Tawlks a producer, mixer and all around music enthusiast based in Nashville TN. He began producing and mixing in 2011 and has worked with artists such as Louis Prince, Coin, Liza Anne, Hayley Williams, Halfnoise, The Brook & The Bluff, The Lone Bellow and Molly Parden. Tawlks grew up in Sacramento California and relocated to Nashville, TN in 2005 to immerse himself in more creative culture in hopes of growing as a singer/songwriter. While recording his debut album in 2008 he discovered a stronger passion for the recording process which led him to redirect toward production, mixing and writing for other artists and projects. Micah works out of Peptalk Studio at his home in South Nashville. Thanks so much to Cheyenne Medders for making our introduction! Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://JZmic.com Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ci3OmPNGThY0NCWcYVJHI?si=ab9124bed0074d1f If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/324