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Navigating the World of Recording With a Working Class Perspective

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Navigating the World of Recording With a Working Class Perspective




WCA #191 with Will Sadler

Working Class Audio #191 with Will Sadler!!! Will Sadler was born in Columbia, SC but within two months his parents had moved to Las Cruces, NM. After traipsing across the south, first at Mississippi State and then in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area, he returned to Las Cruces and finished a degree in Political Science. Somewhere in the midst of starting a Master’s Degree in History, Will was sidetracked by the need to correct his Tejano bands flagging sound system and the rest is history....


WCA #190 with David Cook

Working Class Audio #190 with David Cook!!! David Cook is a Audio Engineer from Columbia, SC. David graduated from Full Sail with a recording arts degree in 2001 and quickly started working in studios and doing live sound while living in Atlanta Georgia. David eventually moved back to SC where he owned a studio and continued to work in live sound. David also developed relationships with local film makers and started providing location sound and post services as well. In 2015 David and his...


WCA #189 with Lee Bothwick

Working Class Audio #189 with Lee Bothwick!!! Lee Bothwick is an audio engineer, producer and musician based in Oakland, CA . A graduate of Ex’pression College, Lee’s spent the last decade of his life working in recording studios. The last several of those years were spent as the Head Engineer at Green Day's JingleTown Recording. Having been there from the day it publicly opened its doors to the day it closed, Lee worked almost every session that came through the door. Because of that...


WCA #188 with Justin Weis

Working Class Audio #188 with Justin Weis!!! Justin Weis is a San Francisco, California based audio engineer and owner/operator at Trakworx Mastering & Recording. Since starting Trakworx in 1995 Justin has mastered, mixed or recorded a wide variety of artists including Sammy Hagar, Papa Roach, Matt Nathanson, Larry Coryell, The Tubes, Agalloch, Pallbearer, The Coup, B-Legit, Zion I, Berner and Andre Nickatina. His approach is heavily oriented towards analog outboard gear and tape,...


WCA #187 with Kendal Osborne

Working Class Audio #187 with Kendal Osborne!!! Kendal Osborne is an audio engineer, mixer, producer, and musician out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He owns and operates The Closet Studios and has done so since 2007. Kendal regularly records with artists from Oklahoma and the surrounding states, but has mixed songs from artists around the world. He also teaches two part-time night classes at Tulsa Technology Center (a vocational school in Tulsa) about recording, and is the host of the Recording...


WCA #186 with Aaron Youngberg

Working Class Audio #186 with Aaron Youngberg!!! Aaron Youngberg is a Colorado musician, a recording & mixing engineer, producer & owner of Swingfingers Recording Studios. He got his start in the music industry 20 years playing the 5-string banjo in full-time touring bluegrass bands. After becoming the band’s default “sound guy” for live sound, Aaron dove in to the complexities of mixing live and recorded acoustic music. He traded in the touring life-style for more time at home and...


WCA #185 with Joshua Brooks

Working Class Audio #185 with Joshua Brooks!!! Joshua Brooks is an American Producer and Audio Engineer currently serving as Hybrid Studio's Lead Engineer in Orange County, CA. He has worked with a number of top performers as well as 100’s of LA and Orange County’s rising independent artists including: Lamb of God, Trivium, Soulfly, The Diamond Light, Jessica Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Sons of Texas, Bird & The War, The Shakes and Your Favorite Color. Joshua also has several...


WCA #184 with Joe Tessone

Working Class Audio #184 with Joe Tessone!!! Joe Tessone is the owner and lead audio engineer at Mystery Street Recording Company. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s famed school of Audio Arts and Acoustics, with a degree specializing in Audio Design and Production. Since 2007, he has been an audio archiving consultant and mastering engineer for the Old Town School of Folk Music where he has helped preserve over 30,000 songs from recordings that date as far back as 1956. He...


WCA #183 with Craig Bowen

Working Class Audio #183 with Craig Bowen!!! Craig Bowen has been recording bands for over 20 years and is currently the owner/ operator of Tempo House recording studio in Baltimore City. He recorded records by Lungfish, Quixotic, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Ecstatic Sunshine, Jason Urick, Oxes, Thank You, Growing, Smoke Bellow, Zomes, Dan Deacon, Animal Collectiveand many more. He was in the band INK(Monitor Records) and currently performs instrumental guitar + drum machine music. After...


WCA #182 with Mike Kennerty

Working Class Audio #182 with Mike Kennerty!!! Mike Kennerty is a producer/engineer based out of Edmond, OK. He's best known as a guitar player for the multi-platinum band The All-American Rejects, but over the last decade has also made a name for himself as a producer in the punk rock world. Having worked with bands like Screeching Weasel, Masked Intruder, Direct Hit!, Red City Radio, and The Copyrights (for labels such as Fat Wreck Chords, Pure Noise, Red Scare, and Asian Man) he often...


WCA #181 with Gary Noble

Working Class Audio #181 with Gary Noble!!! Gary Noble is that multiple Grammy awarded and nominated technician with the ear that inspires magic. He is known for his knack of " bringing the artists' & producers' visions to light." His ear is attuned to many genres of sound and music as reflected in his expansive catalog of award winning songs. His philosophy on life..."MUSIC IS LIFE. MIXING IS HOW I MEDITATE ON LIFE," inspires him and motivates the focus he shares within each body of...


WCA #180 with Bobby Owsinski

Working Class Audio #180 with Bobby Owsinski!!! Producer/engineer Bobby Owsinski is one of the best selling authors in the music industry with 23 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Social Media Promotion For Musicians, Music 4.0: A Survival Guide For Making Music In The Internet Age and more. He’s also a contributor to Forbes covering the new music business, his popular...


WCA #179 with Daniel Holter

Working Class Audio #179 with Daniel Holter!!! Daniel Holter is a producer, mixer, composer and songwriter. He studio Wire & Vice is located in a 1920s-era post office near Harley Davidson and the original Miller brewery just outside Milwaukee, WI. He’s hosted a diverse range of musical artists, from Rihanna and Eric Benet, to Chester French, Maritime, and Skillet. Over the years, Daniel has mixed music by artists such as Nick Lowe, Field Report, Over The Rhine, Amos Lee, Blitzen Trapper,...


WCA #178 with Brad Phillips

Working Class Audio #178 with Brad Phillips!!! Brad Phillips is an engineer, producer, and studio owner based out of Woodruff, SC. He is a 1999 graduate of the Belmont University Music Business and Audio Engineering program. Since leaving Nashville in 2001, he’s been working out of his own studio facility in South Carolina. Studio 101 is a commercial recording facility well-suited for live band tracking, serving solo artists, bands, and songwriters across many genres. Some of his...


WCA #177 with Zack Ohren

Working Class Audio #177 with Zack Ohren!!! ZACK OHREN is an Oakland-based audio engineer & producer whose work includes over a thousand recordings over a two-decade long career. Alongside his friend and former co-conspirator Aaron Hellam, he ran Castle Ultimate which quickly became synonymous with high-quality, accessible recordings. Since 2013, he's been mainly working out of Sharkbite Studios. Zack has been described as “wizard fast” and “brutally honest” – skills that have helped him...


WCA #176 with Phil Greiss

Working Class Audio #176 with Phil Greiss!!! Phil Greiss is a musician and a multiple-award-winning record producer/composer/engineer, he left his name on numerous gold, platinum & diamond records, focusing on both production and songwritting aspects of Pop songs. Very much at ease on his own or collaborating with others, he's been known to deliver award winning albums and songs, and chart topping singles wether composing, writing, producing, arranging, mixing, or all at the same time....


WCA #175 with Adam Muñoz

Working Class Audio #175 with Adam Muñoz!!! Adam Muñoz has been an engineer in the Bay Area since 1991. Having joined the Fantasy Studios team as a full-time House Engineer in 2008 Adam has had the opportunity to engineer sessions for many local and national recording artists. Adam has worked with artists like Herbie Hancock, Dave Mathews, Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Jason Moran, Lisa Fisher, Joanna Newsom, Ambrose Akinmusire, Bruce Cockburn, Jerry Granelli, Etienne Charles, Neal Schon,...


WCA #174 with Jack Endino

Working Class Audio #173 with Jack Endino!!! JACK ENDINO is a Seattle-based record producer, engineer, and musician who has made over 500 records in his 30-year career. Jack helped create what became known as "the Seattle Sound" of the early nineties, having recorded or mixed 44 out of the first 100 releases on the legendary Sub Pop record label, including debut records by Nirvana ("Bleach"), Soundgarden ("Screaming Life") and Mudhoney ("Superfuzz Bigmuff"). Some of his international...


WCA #173 with Jonathan Wyner

Working Class Audio #173 with Jonathan Wyner!!! Jonathan Wyner is the Education Director at iZotope in Cambridge, MA, Chief Engineer at M Works Mastering, and Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He's mastered and produced more than 5000 recordings during the last 34 years. Mastering, recording and mixing since 1983, he established M Works mastering studios in Cambridge, MA in 1991. Among the artists’ projects he has worked on are: James Taylor, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kiri Te...


WCA #172 with Mark Needham

Working Class Audio #172 with Mark Needham!!! Mark Needham is a mix/recording engineer and producer with 40+ years experience in the music business. Originally from Eureka CA, Mark moved to San Francisco, co-founded the Blue Bear School of Music and taught music recording. Also, he built Bear West Recording, and his first client (in studio) was blues great Taj Mahal. During this phase of his career in SF, he worked with notable local acts, including platinum selling artists Cake & Chris...