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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...

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English


Episodes

RSR141 - Nick Worley - Capturing The Soul Of A Band In The Studio

5/18/2018
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Nick talked about recording awesome drums, and guitars capturing a performance, and how to comp the best vocals. My guest today is Nick Worley a musician, engineer, who grew up in Nashville around recording studios. His father Paul was a session guitarist, producer and studio owner. He built a one-car garage in East Nashville into a tiny home studio and began recording bands at night and on the weekends while working at Blackbird by day. In 2017, Nick and his friend from Blackbird,...

Duration:01:50:05

RSR140 - Mitch Dane - Producing Grammy Winning Americana At Sputnik Sound

5/11/2018
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Mitch talked about song writing, producing Americana, and recording acoustic instruments for fantastic sounds! My guest today is Mitch Dane, a Grammy winning engineer, and producer with over 25 years of making great records with singer songwriters, roots rock, bluegrass/ Americana, and Alt Country artists. He shares an incredible studio with Vance Powell called Sputnik Sound in Berry Hill TN that makes you feel immediately at home, and creative. Notable artists Mitch has worked with...

Duration:01:49:35

RSR139 - Andrew Scheps - Mixing Hit Records With A Laptop And Headphones (In The Box)

5/4/2018
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Andrew Talked about mixing hit records with only a laptop and headphones, and great ways to use your plugins for creating powerful drums, awesome guitars, and spot on vocals. My guest today is Andrew Scheps, a multi Grammy award winning engineer, producer, and mixer. He has worked with a wide array of great artists from Stevie Wonder, to Michael Jackson, and then recorded and or mixed top records for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Audioslave, Green Day, Beyonce, Zac Brown Band, Jay Z,...

Duration:01:51:48

RSR138 - Eric Taft - Producing Rad Pop, Getting Killer Sounds, And Growing Your Studio Business.mp3

4/27/2018
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Eric talks about producing pop punk with local bands, getting killer sounds for drums, bass, and guitars, and how to grow your local studio business through Youtube. My guest today is Eric Taft, a producer, engineer, and multi-talented musician working from the Buzzlounge Studio outside of Baltimore MD. Eric works alongside Matt Squire with artists such as Underoath and Plain White T's. He also plays guitar and sings for “The Great Heights Band” out of Baltimore, and produced the bands...

Duration:01:36:02

RSR137 - Shawn Everett - Grammy winning engineer and mixer for The War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Margaret Glaspy, Pete Yorn, Warpaint, John Legend, & The Killers

4/20/2018
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We talked about pushing creativity beyond the edge, creating 3d space around your mix, capturing incredible vocals, and lots more! My guest today is Shawn Èverett, a Juno and Grammy winning Canadian producer, engineer, and mixer living and working in Los Angeles. Shawn has a long discography of really cool sounding records! He has worked with many great artists including Grammy winning Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Margaret Glaspy, Pete Yorn, Warpaint, John Legend, The Killers, Julian...

Duration:01:52:29

RSR136 - Daniel Ford - The Secrets To Hip Hop, LCR Mixing, Powerful Vocals, And Studio Biz

4/13/2018
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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...

Duration:02:15:03

RSR135 - Rob Schnapf - Recording Beck, Elliot Smith, Fu Manchu, and Kurt Vile

4/6/2018
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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...

Duration:01:55:57

RSR134 - EveAnna Manley - CEO of Manley Labs, Massive Passive EQ, Vari Mu Compressor Limiter

3/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:35:34

RSR133 - Femke Weidema - Composing, Producing, and Creating Your Own Record Label

3/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:25:59

RSR132 - Mac Gayden - Session Guitar Player, Nashville Cats, Barefoot Jerry, Area Code 615

3/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:26:06

RSR131 - How To Sound Analog In A Digital World with Johnnie Truesdale - Recording Steve Martin, Tony Bennett, and Harry Belafonte

3/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:32:47

RSR130 - Andy Reed - Recording Power Pop with The Legal Matters & The Verve Pipe

3/2/2018
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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...

Duration:01:28:01

RSR129 - Alysha Brilla - Mixing Sounds; Producing outside of the lines

2/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:27:50

RSR128 - Nick Krill - The Spinto Band, Grammy winning War On Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tchad Blake, and Dave Fridmann

2/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:55:02

RSR127 - 5 Big Mixing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making - Jason Moss from Behind The Speakers

2/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:28:51

RSR126 - William Wittman - Multi Platinum Producer Mixer for Cyndi Lauper, The Outfield, The Fixx, The Hooters, and Joan Osborne

2/2/2018
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We talked about hearing the Beatles for the first time, why the sound of Pyromania in the 80s was influenced by FM radio compression, and the making of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. My guest today is William Wittman, a musician, multi–platinum engineer, and producer for artists like Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, the Hooters, and The Outfield. He has held the chief engineer position at several major recording studios which also led to several years as an A&R VP and Staff...

Duration:01:51:24

SR125 - Lior Goldenberg - Recording With Rick Rubin, Michael Beinhorn, Allen Stone, Allanis Morisette, And Marylin Manso

1/26/2018
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We talked about working with Michael Beinhorn, Rick Rubin, and how to make a great record! He also shares advice on how to be a successful intern. My guest today is Lior Goldenberg a producer and mixer based in Los Angeles. He has been making records in LA since the early 90s starting out as a runner at the Record Plant and then as s second engineer for producers like Rick Rubin, Michael Beinhorn, Robert Margouleff and Manny Marroquin. Lior’s clients include Stone Temple Pilots, Ziggy...

Duration:01:50:34

RSR124 - Mike Senior- The Tao Of Facepalm - Important Failures You are making In Your Home Studio And How To Turn Into Big Wins

1/19/2018
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Mike talks about the importance of mistakes in the studio, and shares some great tips for recording drums, bass, guitars, and vocals! My guest today is Mike Senior, a professional recording and mixing engineer, who writes for Sound On Sound magazine both the popular 'Studio SOS' and 'Mix Rescue' columns. He teaches recording on his fantastic blog at http://cambridge-mt.com/. Thanks to our sponsors: Chris Graham Mastering: http://RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample Roswell Pro Audio:...

Duration:01:56:36

RSR123 - George Massenburg - Multi Grammy Winning Producer And Inventor Of The Parametric EQ

1/12/2018
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George tells us about choosing great mics, designing the parametric EQ, Blackbird studio C, recording Little Feat, Earth Wind & Fire, and much more. My guest today is George Massenburg, a multi Grammy award winning producer, engineer, mixer, and award winning audio designer legendary for having invented the parametric equalizer in 1972. George has participated in over four hundred records over the past 45 years. His work includes recordings of Earth, Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Little...

Duration:01:58:54

RSR122 - Eric Bazilian - Writing And Recording The Hooters, Joan Osborne, And Cyndi Lauper

1/5/2018
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Get the real story about recording “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with Cyndi Lauper, and other great studio stories, and recording tips! My guest today is Eric Bazilian, Founder of The Hooters, and part of the band on Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s So Unusual”, as well as Joan Osborne’s “Relish”, for which Bazilian wrote the Grammy-nominated “One Of Us’ one night in his dining room. He then went on to write for and produce artists as varied as Busted, The Scorpions, Ricky Martin, Robbie Williams,...

Duration:01:51:42

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