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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, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...

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...
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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, Michael Beinhorn, Russell Wolff, Graham Cochrane, Joe Gilder, Björgvin Benediktsson, and many more...




RSR207 - Tim Dolbear - Eclectica Studio Design and Mixing Advice with Analog Tape

My guest today is Tim Dolbear who cut his musical teeth playing live with people such as Sammy Hagar, and in the studio with his mentor, producer Keith Olsen. Currently, he works with both labels and independent artists, and receives projects from all over the world. Since 1999, He has owned and operated Eclectica Studios, originally located in Los Angeles, operations were moved to Austin TX in 2006. In 2019 Eclectica Studios moved to its current location in Nashville. Tim is a guest...


RSR206 - Steve Albini - How To Mix a Record

My guest today is Steve Albini musician engineer and owner of Electrical Audio in Chicago. Steve is known for his love of analog tape and extensive discography that includes artists like Nirvana, The Pixies, The Breeders, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, The Stooges, Cheap Tick, and PJ Harvey to name only a few of more than a thousand records he has made spanning the past 40 years. Steve has also been a previous guest on the podcast when we talked about his start in recording and creating...


RSR205 - James Ivey - Host of Pro Tools & Production Expert, Owner of Location Recording

My guest today is James Ivey, the Technical Editor of Pro Tools Expert and owner and facilitator at Location Recordings in London UK. James has been playing drums since the tender age of 7, performing his first paid gigs at the age of 8. From that moment on there was no stopping him. His parents brought him is first 4-track tape recorder (a Tascam Porta 01 costing well over £1000) at the age of 12 which gave him the bug for recording and ever since then he has been collecting and...


RSR204 - Sara Carter - Mixing And Mastering Indi Music In the UK

My guest today is Sara Carter, a BBC trained, mixing and mastering engineer based in Basingstoke in the UK. Sara started recording and mixing music in the mid-’90s from a small home studio as a hobby. In 2000, at the somewhat ripe age of 34, she decided to find out how to turn that hobby into a full-time career. She studied at the SAE Institute in London gaining an Audio Engineering Diploma, then went on to work for the BBC in London as a Studio Manager. There she engineered many of the...


RSR203 - Langston Masingale - Make Your DAW Sound Like Analog Tape with Zulu

My guest today is Langston Masingale who started working in recording studios 25 years ago at age 16 in his uncle’s studio in New Jersey. He went on to help start JJ Audio Mics in 2009. In 2014, he struck out on his own and invented what would become the core technology of his tape-emulation product, Zulu. He formed Handsome Audio in 2015 with his partner Tod Levine, and they released Zulu that same year. Langston also owns a recording studio, Narrative Audio, in Syracuse, New York, where...


RSR202 - Nick Lobel - From Mix Assistant To Pro Mixer

My guest today is Nick Lobel a Nashville producer, engineer, and song writer who started out touring and recording with MI-based rock band, Monsters and Mannequins before moving to Nashville to pursue a career in music production. Following his studies at Belmont University, and internships at The Toy Box, Station West, and Ocean Way Nashville, Lobel cut his teeth as an assistant to mix engineer Sean Moffitt. In 2016 Lobel began working with songwriter/producer Tyler Johnson. Under...


RSR201 - Steve O'Brien - Writing Nashville Country Songs

My guest today is Steve O’Brien a songwriter who originally moved from Connecticut to Nashville to pursue songwriting after graduating from Fairfield University in 1973. He spent several years working at the offices and studios of Owen Bradley, Chet Atkins, and Ray Stevens. And had a couple of songs enter the Billboard Top 100 Country Chart in the mid-1970s. He then built his own recording studio and formed Steve O’Brien Music BMI in 1976 to be the exclusive worldwide publisher of his...


RSR200 - Bill Demain - Songwriting & Interviews with Burt Bacharach, Neil Finn, Ken Scott & David Bowie

My guest today is Bill Demain a Nashville songwriter, producer, author, and even self started walking tour guide of downtown Nashville. As one half of Swan Dive, Bill DeMain has released ten acclaimed albums over the past 15 years with his singing partner Molly Felder, and were huge in Japan, Thailand and Korea. He’s also written songs for and with many other artists, including Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones, Marshall Crenshaw, David Mead, Bleu, Kim Richey, Jill Sobule and Boo Hewerdine....


RSR199 - Jon Fintel - Recording Awesome Indie Rock and Jazz In Columbus OH

My guest today is Jon Fintel a producer in Columbus, Ohio where he worked at a variety of studios in the 90s before finally opening his own studio, Relay Recording, in 2002. His mission for the past 17 years at Relay Recording has been to create an environment where artists can experience the joy of musical discovery, and Relay has developed a reputation for stellar sound quality and a top-shelf artist experience. Way Yes, The Worn Flints, and Mark Lomax are just a few of the artists...


RSR198 - Lee Turner - Producing Artists with Top Country Musicians in a Home Studio Setting

My guest today is Lee Turner, a Wisconsin born musician now living in Nashville and owner of 2 Twenty 2 studio, dedicated to helping artists easily navigate the recording process with a focus on bringing pro Nashville players and sound to anyone making a record whether local or over the internet. While Lee can play everything in the studio his primary instrument is the keyboard playing piano, organ, and even accordion. He splits his time between the studio and playing live touring the world...


RSR197 - Austin Hull - How To Make Pop Music

My guest today is Austin Hull a producer, writer, and mixing engineer living in Orlando, Florida. Austin is also the founder of Make Pop Music featuring a thriving Facebook group dedicated to producers, writers, engineers, and artists interested in making a living in pop music, or who just like to chat about underground pop. Austin also hosts a YouTube channel publishing videos twice a week on production tips, business advice, and featured guests and on the Make Pop Music website you can...


RSR196 - Steven Durr - Designing The Perfect Recording Studio

My guest today is Steven Durr, a studio designer and acoustical architect with an amazing list of over 2000 clients including Garth Brooks, Neil Young, Dan Auerbach, Mark Ronson, Arcade Fire, Fame Studios, RCA Studio B, Zac Brown, Jim Eno of Spoon, and Eric Johnson to name just a few. He has also designed music venues, film studios, health care facilities, and sports venues for clients like Disney, Willie Nelson, NASCAR Motor Speedways, Library of Congress, Hilton Hotels, DreamWorks...


Get Sasquatch Kick Machine 2 for $70 off with this coupon from Boz Digital Labs!

I was psyched to have Boz Millar on the podcast for episode talking about how he creates super cool plugins for unique solutions to your mixing challenges! And I also want to remind you that for a limited time you can get a special deal (just for you Rockstars) of $70 off Sasquatch Kick Machine 2 from Boz Digital Labs. This is Boz's brand new plugin allowing you to get deep lows and punchy beater attack for your kick drums whether they are acoustic with a real band or...


RSR195 - Boz Millar - Boz Digital Labs Building Creative Plugins To Solve Your Mixing Problems

My guest today is Boz Millar, a great (though he might not admit it) multi instrumentalist musician and creator of Boz Digital Labs plugins. Boz creates professional audio plugins with one goal in mind: make solutions to problems. I discovered Boz Digital Labs years ago when I bought plugins like T-Bone, Imperial Delay, and one of my favorites Sasquatch Kick Machine and began using them on all my mixes. Then more recently I got to meet Boz at Winter Namm and learn more about the complete...


RSR194 - Ken Sluiter - Tips for Mixing in the Box with Pro Tools in 2019

My guest today is Ken Sluiter, a grammy-nominated recording engineer/producer/mixer whose credits include artists such as Heart, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Blunt, Andra Day and Weezer. His work can also be heard on many records from indie-icons including Mekons, The Jesus Lizard and Ok Go. Working closely with producer Joe Chiccarelli, Ken has recently mixed several projects for artists such as Morrissey, Flogging Molly, Augustines, Night Riots and Divine Fits. Ken has also recorded and mixed...


RSR193 - Mike Indovina - Mastering Your Mixing Mindset

My guest today is Mike Indovina, a recording, mixing and mastering engineer based out of Toronto, Canada. He also runs the website where he shares many of the lessons he's learned throughout his audio career to help thousands of musicians and engineers create better mixes that they're proud of. In addition, he hosts the MasterYourmix Podcast where he has interviewed many top-level audio engineers including Sylvia Massey, Nick Raskulinecz, David Bottrill, and more. With an...


RSR192 - Wyn Davis - Recording 80s & 90s Punk, Hair Metal, and Post Punk Bands at Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach CA

My guest today is Wyn Davis and I am going to read his bio to you know because it tells his story well: I started playing guitar when I was 10. I grew up in Southern California and was influenced by all the music that was created here and in Northern California. Beachboys, Doors, Canned Heat, Spirit, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa, all of it. I think the releases of 1967-1968, the folk music, the rock music, the psychedelic music, the British invasion, all of it was the foundation of my...


RSR191 - Jordan Reynolds - Recording for Voice Over, ADR, and Podcasts

My guest today is Jordan Reynolds an established voice actor and in-demand, progressive voice-over demo reel and audio producer in Los Angeles. His voice has been heard all over the world. Voicing internationally known companies such as LEGO, Audi, Sprite, and Cisco - to voice dubbing and impersonating celebrities - to screaming in video games such as World of Warcraft to voicing villains in Netflix Anime series. He directs and records voice talent both in his professional home studio or...


RSR190 - Dave Hillis - Recording Mace, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains During The Seattle Grunge Era

My guest today is Dave Hillis who started his career as a 17 year old guitarist for the legendary thrash metal band "MACE." Dave also spent ten years alongside legendary producer Rick Parashar, at Seattle's famed London Bridge Studios, during the birth of the Grunge era where he worked as the engineer on Pearl Jam's debut album "Ten" , "Mother Love Bone", the movie soundtrack for "Singles", Alice in Chains, Blind Melon, The Seattle Symphony, Love On Ice, and many others. Dave’s producing...


RSR189 - Stuart Richardson - Producing Wall Of Sound Post Hardcore Music

My guest today is Stuart Richardson who began his career as a recording engineer in his native Wales in the mid-'90s, cutting his teeth with bands and musicians who would go on to become breakout artists, such as Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Valentine, The Blackout, and Kids in Glass Houses. In 1998, Stu joined the band Lostprophets, who signed a record deal with Columbia Records/Visible Noise. He spent the next decade recording and earning No. 1 albums and sales of more than 3.5...