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Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau. The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.

Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau. The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.

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Lafayette, CA

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Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau. The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.

Language:

English


Episodes

WCA #392 with Rachael Moore - Meeting Your Heroes, Community of Success, Thinking Outside the Box, T Bone Burnett, and The Value of Being a Good Human Being

6/20/2022
My guest is Grammy-Nominated engineer/mixer Rachael Moore. Rachael primarily works with T Bone Burnett and, as a result, has worked with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, and Jessica Chastain. Rachael also has a hectic freelance schedule working around Nashville, where she is currently based. In this episode, we discuss: Early Years in Texas Getting Your Feet Wet at Full Sail Internship with Jacquire King Meeting Your Heroes Community of Success Dealing with Challenges Sound...

Duration:00:40:31

WCA #391 with Steve Rosenthal Part 2 - Magic Shop History, NDA's, 9/11, Importance of Good Staff, and The Business of Restoration

6/13/2022
My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, studio owner, and archivist Steve Rosenthal. The man behind the Magic Shop in New York. Steve has worked on projects for Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, Blondie, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Erroll Garner projects. Part two of a two-part interview. In this episode, we discuss: Growing a Client Base Magic Shop History Roger Moutenot Ed Stasium The World Before Nirvana Studio Ownership Lessons Learned Running a Studio Sonic Highways Importance of Good Staff...

Duration:00:54:15

WCA #390 with Steve Rosenthal Part 1 - Driving Cabs, Punching 16th Notes, Bathrobe Sessions, Living in Dreamland, and The Search for the Perfect Console

6/6/2022
My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, studio owner, and archivist Steve Rosenthal. The man behind the Magic Shop in New York. Steve has worked on projects for Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, Blondie, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Erroll Garner projects. Part one of a two-part interview. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up in NY Getting Started on a Development Deal The Recording Institute of America Bad Cab Driver Turned Engineer Early Days at Atlantic Learning the "Atlantic Recording Way"...

Duration:00:57:22

WCA #389 with Carlos Castro - Falling in Love with Recording, Dealing with Hypocrisy, Bruce Swedien, Bilingual Opportunities, and The Bigger Picture

5/30/2022
My guest is a Grammy-Nominated Mixer, Engineer, and Producer, Carlos Castro. Carlos has worked with Shawn Colvin, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Luis Miguel, Shaila Durcal, and many others. In this episode, we discuss: Raised in Mexico City Family History in Music Falling in Love with Recording at 16 Full Sail Center Dealing with Hypocrisy Bruce Swedien The Bigger Picture Learning from Bruce Understanding Sonic Personality Avoiding Paralysis from Analysis Terry Howard Experience at Ocean Way...

Duration:00:50:03

WCA #388 with Will Kennedy - Harvard AV, New York Struggles, LA Mentors, ATMOS, and the Rise of the Unintentional Tech

5/23/2022
My guest is a Producer, Mixer, and Recording Engineer, Will Kennedy. Will has worked on projects for O.A.R., U2, Michael Franti and Spearhead, OneRepublic, The 88, B-52s, Jason Mraz, and many more. In this episode, we discuss: Early Life in Farmland Band Directors Berklee College of Music Behind the Scenes Person Ocean Way Nashville Allen Sides Unintentional Tech Life is Short Moment Right Track Recording Hard to Be Broke In New York Want work? Plan a Vacation Health Issues Back to Boston...

Duration:01:18:06

WCA #387 with Bobby Owsinski - The Mix Engineers Handbook, Dolby Atmos, Collecting Ideas, Networking, and Clarity

5/16/2022
My guest is a mixer, producer, author, and coach Bobby Owsinski. Bobby is the author of many books, including The Mixing Engineers Handbook; Bobby has also worked with many artists and companies, including Mick Taylor, Joe Houston, Rhino DVD, Forbes, Surround Pro Magazine, Adrianna Marie, and her Groovecutters. This is Bobby's second appearance on the show. In this episode, we discuss: Dolby Atmos 5.1 Surround Kludging Surround Tools Together The Mix Engineers Handbook Smart Plugins Dynamics...

Duration:00:57:34

WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2 - Kung Fu Fighting, Cowboy Engineering, Testing Limits, Sleight of Hand, and The Old Way

5/9/2022
My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.

Duration:01:15:17

WCA #385 with Richard Dodd Part 1 - Electronics Apprentice, Lansdowne Studios, Peter Coleman, Ashley Howe, Trying To Fit In, and Dropping in For the First Time

5/2/2022
My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe. In this episode, we discuss: Luton Beginnings School Band Peter Coleman Ashley Howe Discovering Recording at 14 First Professional Recording Gig Put Up or Shut Up Counsel Housing Electronics Apprentice British Aircraft Corporation Late Night Friday Sessions Lansdowne Studios Cassettes Studio...

Duration:01:05:01

WCA #384 with Sam Moses - Private Closet Parties, Musical Assassins, Focusing on Mastering, Leaving the Church, and The Curtain Wall System

4/25/2022
My guest is Mastering engineer Sam Moses based in Nashville. Sam has worked with Billy Ray Cyrus, Joan, Nightly, Smallpools, Shoffy, and The Aces. Sam has also developed The Curtain Wall system of acoustics. In this episode, we discuss: Growing Up in the Middle of Nowhere Aspiring Pro Golfer Blue Grass Cross Roads Cornfield Concerts Secret Boombox Rap Recordings Discovering Music As A Career Chicago Living Recording vs. Rock Stardom Zach Jablow Making HipHop Beats Working Retail Keys to The...

Duration:00:53:57

WCA #383 with Michael Cumming - Trading London for Philly, Leaving School, Cooking, Building a Studio, and Rewarding the People You Inconvenience

4/18/2022
My guest is London-born, Philly-based producer/engineer Michael Cumming who has worked with The Sun Ra Arkestra, Orion Sun, Odean Pope, Tom Hamilton, Sophie Coran, Trap Rabbit. In this episode, we discuss: Moving from London to Philly Falling in Love with the US Brothers Influence Leaving School Cooking Building a Studio Business with Friends Communication Rewarding the People You Inconvenience Get Up and Go Attitude Gil Norton at Costco Quality of Life Trust in the Accent Age Challenges...

Duration:01:03:58

WCA #382 with Sara Carter - COVID Silver Linings, Learning By Teaching, Giving Away Secrets, Self Development Time, and Having Fun With It

4/11/2022
My guest is the return of mixing engineer Sara Carter who has worked with Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall, Wistful Sleepers, and BPMoore. Sara has worked at the BBC, worked in the Motor Trade, and has a great YouTube channel called Simply Mixing. In this episode, we discuss: COVID Silver Linings Simply Mixing on YouTube Learning to Learn Brewing Exams Teaching Visually Imposter Syndrome Opportunities from YouTube Warren Huart Produce Like a Pro Video Challenges Putting It All Out There...

Duration:00:57:29

WCA #381 with Ed Stasium - Tape Recorders, Making Prank Calls, Living Colour, Vari Speeding JFK, Time Travel, and the Lockerbie Plane Crash

4/4/2022
My guest is Producer/Engineer Ed Stasium who has worked with Skull Snaps, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Living Colour, the Smithereens, and many more. In this episode, we discuss: Mono Webcore Record Player Music Filled House Slag Heaps Playing Piano Childhood Tape Recorders Making Prank Calls Playing in Bands Seafoam Green Strat Bob Margouleff Scully 12 Track Bruce Swedien Tony Bongiovi The Ramones Living Colour Ron St. Germain Vernon Reid Malcolm X MLK Vari Speeding JFK Producer Royalties...

Duration:00:59:31

WCA #380 with Nick Raskulinecz - Rock Star Dreams, From Runner to Grammy Winning Producer, The Foo Fighters Story, Connecting with people, and Living on Taco Bell

3/28/2022
My guest is Grammy Winning producer, engineer, mixer Nick Raskulinecz who has worked with Rush, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Deftones, and many more. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up in Knoxville. Rock Star Dreams. Falling in love with the guitar. Instrument knowledge helps speak the language. Drummers are a different breed. College money bought an 8-track. Switching gears - Dreams of Rock stardom to Recording Guru. Brian Bell Opportunity at Sound City. Living on Taco Bell and...

Duration:01:00:18

WCA #379 with Margaret Luthar - BANFF, NPR, Moving to Big Bad LA, The Studio Bubble, and Fancy Cocktails

3/21/2022
My guest is Broadcast Recording tech and Grammy Winning Mastering engineer Margaret Luthar. In this episode, we discuss: Moving to LA From Nashville NPR Welcome to 1979 Chicago Mastering Service What Works and What Doesn't Finding the Right Software for Each Client The Value of CRM Living in Norway BANFF Canadian Immigration Drama Pennsylvania Origins Why NPR After Cutting Vinyl? Acknowledging the Studio Bubble Work-Life Balance & Freelance Benefits of a Corporate Environment Moving to Big...

Duration:00:51:29

WCA #378 with Ryan Ulyate - Self Taught Skills, Making a Living, Vibe Patrol, Dolby Atmos, Tom Petty, and Whatever It Takes

3/14/2022
My guest is Grammy Nominated producer/engineer Ryan Ulyate who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Traveling Wilburys, Mick Fleetwood & Friends, and ELO. In this episode, we discuss: Growing Up In California Family and Music Dad's Influence Hollywood Saxophone Quartet Crappy Musician Turns Into Kick-Ass Recording Engineer Building Model Kits Self Taught Skills Studio Sound Recorders Whatever it Takes Foot In The Door at Studio City Old School Industry Behaviors Working on Sad Eyes...

Duration:00:56:52

WCA #377 with Rob Folson Jr - DMV, Go Go Music, Working for the Church, 9 to 5 Audio, and The Drag that is Commuting

3/7/2022
My guest is a producer, engineer, mixer, Rob Folson Jr., who has worked with Rare Essence, The Chuck Brown Band, Ceelo Green, Citizen Cope, Blackbyrds, The Huck-a-Bucks, Tracey Lee, Black Alley, Greg Rice, Leonard Taylor-Arron Burroughs. In this episode, we discuss: The DMV Quitting College Go Go Music Discovery of Recording Sequencers Playing The Kennedy Center Church Mixing Working for the Church Charles Harris A/V for the NIH (National Institute of Health) Benefits and 401K The Drag that...

Duration:00:54:59

WCA #376 with Brian Charles- Zippah Recording Studio Fire, Community Support, Band Directors, Studio Insurance, and The Jimi Hendrix Pep Rally

2/28/2022
My guest is Brian Charles, producer, engineer, mixer, writer, educator, guitarist, and plug-in designer. Brian has worked with The Sheila Divine, Dispatch, Weakened Friends, Marina and the Diamonds, The Gigolo Aunts, and Mike Slap. Brian is the owner of Zippah recording, which suffered fire damage in December of 2021. In this episode, we discuss: Moving Around As a KId Boston Grade School Rock Band Early Recording Discoveries Jimi Hendrix Pep Rally Band Directors Being a Tape Op Writing and...

Duration:01:12:36

WCA #375 with Hillary Johnson - Home Ownership, Pandemic Records, Experiencing The Symphony, Home R&D, and The Love of Recording Bands

2/21/2022
My guest is New York-based recording engineer and producer Hillary Johnson. Hillary has worked with Bootblacks, Bell Hollow, The Prids, and Second Still. This is Hillary’s second appearance on the show. Her first appearance was on WCA #003. In this episode, we discuss: Home Ownership Moving To the Exurbs Future Home Studio Livestreaming DJ Home R&D AV Design Learning Logic Home Studio Plans House Buying Process Experiencing The Symphony Having Your Own Space Having a Day Job New York...

Duration:00:54:17

WCA #374 with Kolton Lee - Target Karaoke Machine, Dumpster Diving, Working with Jacquire King, Finding Your Role, and the Green Beret’s of Audio

2/14/2022
My guest is mixer, engineer, producer Kolton Lee. Kolton worked with producer Jacquire King for several years and has worked with artists such as Daughtry and Shania Twain. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this episode, we discuss: Cave Creek, AZ Target Karaoke Machine Garageband Dumpster Diving Craig Schumacher Cave Creek Studio The Need to Grow Moving to Nashville Working with Jacquire King Session Documentation Green Beret’s of Audio Finding Your Role Working Multiple Jobs...

Duration:01:03:01

WCA #373 with Mark Abrams - Puremix, Supportive Family, Automation, Intention, and Skipping the Bar for the SSL

2/7/2022
My guest is Columbus, Ohio-based Producer/Mixing Engineer Mark Abrams. Mark has worked with Angel Lopez (Kanye West, Coldplay, Sam Smith), Kara Dioguardi, Spencer Sutherland, Buggie, Effee, Mark Stepro (Drummer for Butch Walker, The Wallflowers, Aaron Lee Tasjan), Ryan Brown (Drummer for Dweezil Zappa), Kid Runner, and Lydia Loveless. Mark is also the content manager for Puremix. In this episode, we discuss: Matt’s Shower Voice Growing up in Illinois & Ohio Supportive Family Discovering...

Duration:01:18:14