Recording Studio Rockstars

By Lij Shaw

About this podcast   English    United States

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, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...
April 13, 2018
We talked about Snoop Dog, Ronnie King, DJ BattleCat, Tupac, mixing with the LCR rule of three, recording & mixing great vocalists, and how to run your studio business. My guest today is Daniel Ford aka “Dr Ford”, 6 x Award Winning Producer and Mixer with music at #1 on iTunes, & the Billboard Top 20. Daniel studied under west coast legends Ronnie King and DJ BattleCat of Tupac, Snoop, & Dr Dre cred.  Dr Ford also has years of experience teaching audio online and in the classroom, and loves to talk about the theoretical/philosophical side of mixing. He has lots of experience recording and mixing powerful vocals, and can teach us more about LCR mixing, great use of parallel compression, using reverb effectively, and even how to produce killer hip hop tracks quickly and easily.  Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear more from Rob:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz0LAhydfGw&list=PLbJhbD1bWQszz4EMF0-b5upM1DI27mbgZ Website:  www.DrFord.com Youtube.com/DrFordMusic Instgram.com/DrFordMusic Facebook.com/DrFordMusic Twitter.com/DrFordMusic If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/136
April 6, 2018
Rob talks about getting great acoustic guitar sounds for Elliot Smith, recording Beck Loser, and much more! My guest today is Rob Schnapf, a producer making critically-acclaimed records for the past two decades. He first gained recognition by producing (with his then-partner Tom Rothrock) Beck's debut album, "Mellow Gold," including the breakthrough single, "Loser." Rob and Tom produced three albums for Elliot Smith, including "XO" and "Figure 8." Rob went on to produce albums for Guided by Voices, Saves The Day, The Vines, Powderfinger, The Whigs and Tokyo Police Club. In 2009 he produced Booker T Jones' "Potato Hole," which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2011 he produced "The Road From Memphis" with Booker, which again won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear more from Rob:  https://open.spotify.com/user/mcdman/playlist/4zsL6rVLrX8Vid5fB8EtnH Website: http://mcdman.com/schnapf If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/135
March 30, 2018
EveAnna talked about growing Manley Labs from a small business into a major company, explained tubes and why they sound great, and shared encouraging advice for getting perfect results even if you make mistakes along the way. My guest today is EveAnna Manley, CEO and sole owner of Manley Laboratories, makers of hi end audio gear. Inspired by her stepfather who was a part owner of Ampeg in the early 70s Eveanna moved to California in 1989 to begin working in audio at VTL.   Some of the classic gear from Manley Labs includes the Massive Passive, the Variable Mu Limiter Compressor, the VoxBox channel stip, and many more including a complete line of HiFi components. And more recently Manley has collaborated with UAD to create a line of plugins for these classic processors.   Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Watch more about EveAnna and Manley Labs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itKksHOTJp8&list=PLbJhbD1bWQswyOFkA6gCa8nBnBhB_yruE https://www.manley.com/ If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/134
March 23, 2018
How to write songs in Nashville with artists from around the world, produce records that are successful once they leave the studio, and create and grow your own record label. My guest today is Femke Weidema, a musician, producer, songwriter, and composer for film and TV. A Dutch native starting out at Berklee College Of Music, she has also spent time in LA  working at Hans Zimmer’s prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles, won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda at Chicago's North Western University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and worked for Richard Gibbs, and Don Grusin. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear Femke's music:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJhbD1bWQsyXpcEZVzCUjW5AF1r07FWm https://soundcloud.com/thisislv https://www.facebook.com/thefemke/ https://www.twitter.com/femkesongs https://www.instagram.com/femkesongs https://www.thisislv.com If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/133
March 16, 2018
A session guitar player with The Nashville Cats, recording with Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios, the difference between a Nashville vs Muscle Shoals recording session, and much more! My guest today is Mac Gayden considered a musician’s musician for his intricate playing. He started playing guitar in Nashville as a teenager in the 1960s and quickly become a top session guitar player playing on iconic records such as Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde. Mac was also known for his unique slide guitar sound through a wah pedal made famous on JJ Cale’s record Crazy Mama. And years later in 2013 He was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame as one of the original “Nashville Cats”. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear Mac's music on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8fepmmBOY&list=PLbJhbD1bWQswZUZZtKHISY0QntRehlaH1 If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/132
March 9, 2018
Johnnie talks about recording bluegrass with Steve Martin, getting an old school analog sound in your DAW, and using software guitar simulators, plus lots more. My guest today is Johnnie Truesdale, a Grammy winning engineer, producer, mastering engineer, and audio teacher. He has experience working with both analog, and digital, and is going to talk about he gets the best of both worlds in the studio. So the theme of today’s episode is to learn How To Sound Analog In A Digital World. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Watch Johnnie's teaching on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJhbD1bWQsxQTmcGWIOhyHmTiknaxtAL If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/131
March 2, 2018
We talked about recording power pop in a small home studio space, getting big lush vocals, great drums sounds, and composing for film. My guest today is Andy Reed, a fantastic power pop songwriter, musician, engineer, and producer from Bay City Michigan. Andy owns Reed Recording an analog meets digital studio where he records his own music as well as other bands. I met at Welcome To 1979 recording summit this fall which is an awesome weekend long clinic of music and recording panels. As an artist Andy writes and records with The Legal Matters a very cool power pop band that reminded me of the things I love about Elliott Smith. And he has also recorded and toured with The Verve Pipe as a bass player. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear Andy's music on Youtube:  [email protected] If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/130
Feb. 23, 2018
We talked about the importance of finding your own unique voice in production, and creating outside the lines. My guest today is Alysha Brilla a Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer and community organizer. Alysha is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who just released her third self produced album, “HUMAN”. which draws on the influences of her unique background.  A multi-racial child of the Indian diaspora, Alysha’s art aims to unite people through the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope and bring light to social inequity issues in Canada and abroad. Her music and workshops feature strong themes of cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusivity. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear Alysha's music on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px6jQHs0gVU&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsxbG37kN15s3fUqHE1ycl7j www.alyshabrilla.com If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/129
Feb. 16, 2018
We talked about recording with Grammy winners, War On Drugs, keeping your old DAW alive, ditching your template for creativity, and the importance of going after sounds you hear in your in your head.  My guest today is Nick Krill, a brilliant song writer, producer, and engineer who lives and works in Philadelphia and New York City professionally as both a musician and producer / mixer. He has since toured the globe as a member of various bands including The Spinto Band, Teen Men, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. And on the control room side of the studio glass Nick has worked as a Producer Engineer or Mixer for band such as,  The Dove and the Wolf, The Teeth, Jesse Hale Moore, Nightlands, Eliza Hardy Jones, and he also worked on the Grammy winning album, A Deeper Understanding, by The War on Drugs. Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Hear Nick's music on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ivEQaHaJk&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsyj0Q6OwSEpBeUMGJrEuVSw Nick's Discography: http://nickkrill.tumblr.com/discography If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/128 twitter: @teen_meninstagram: @teenmenhomepage: http://nickkrill.tumblr.com/
Feb. 9, 2018
We talked about how you can avoid 5 Big Mixing Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making In your Studio. My guest today is Jason Moss, a mixer, producer, and engineer focusing on the pop, EDM, hip­hop, folk, and indie rock. Jason is a graduate of New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where he honed his skills through mentorships with Grammy­ winning music makers like Bob Power, Kevin Killen, and Jim Anderson. As a music educator Jason is the founder of BehindTheSpeakers.com, and frequently lectures on mixing at NYU. His how­ to articles have been featured in leading industry publications by Berklee, TuneCore, SonicScoop, The Pro Audio Files, and Disc Makers. Download the free eBook: 35 Mixing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making Thanks to our sponsors! Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: https://www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/ Watch Jason's videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGYyQowYdnc&list=PLbJhbD1bWQsxfUwt6LkPbaE1G3FtdfjnB If you love the podcast then please Leave a review on iTunes here And if you want to learn more about mixing you can get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/127

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