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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...




RSR102 - 4 Steps To 1.4 Million Spotify Plays In A Year with Kirk Teachout

Kirk Teachout gives excellent tips for songwriting, branding, balancing family & work, building relationships, teamwork and much more! Kirk Teachout is a producer who was introduced to me as dude with a huge YouTube channel of nursery rhymes! I met Kirk at Summer NAMM 2017, where he explained to me that he had been creating content for a company that has the top 500+ YouTube channels in the world. Kirk started out working in Memphis, TN, alongside Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell at Royal Studios....

Duration: 01:23:23

RSR101 - 7 Things About Plug-Ins That Will Make You Sound Like You Have a Ph.D with Eric Tarr

Eric Tarr shares thoughtful insight on programming for plug-ins, convolution, dither, harmonics, synthesizers, and much more! Eric Tarr is an audio engineer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an assistant professor at Belmont University. He has been a regular contributor to the Pro Audio Files since 2013. He is the founder of Hack Audio, a company developing content connecting computer programming and audio engineering. Additionally, he runs a local “Meet-up” group called the Nashville...

Duration: 01:56:04

RSR100 - Top 10 Shows - 100th Episode Of Recording Studio Rockstars

These are the top 10 shows from 100 episodes of Recording Studio Rockstars. I am so excited to bring you the 100th episode of Recording Studio Rockstars! It has been an incredible journey over two years of publishing a weekly show. So I thought it would be fitting to celebrate by sharing outtakes of the top 10 episodes. Enjoy! #10 RSR076 - Björgvin Benediktsson - Step by Step Mixing#9 RSR079 - Bobby Holland - Nashville Producer#8 RSR086 - Jesse Cannon - Processing Creativity#7 RSR092 -...

Duration: 01:24:08

RSR099 - Top 10 Audio Bloggers Best Of Summer NAMM Breakdown 2017

10 bloggers unite for a Rockstar's Roundtable at the Toy Box Studio to tell stories about Summer NAMM 2017. We have a pretty exciting show this week! I had a great group of audio bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers staying as guests at my studio, The Toy Box Studio. We threw together a live YouTube webinar where we had a Rockstars Roundtable and gave our 10 best takes of Summer NAMM 2017. Join Dane Myers, Chris Graham, Pete Woj, Warren Huart, Chris Selim, Joe Gilder, Brian Hood, Glenn...

Duration: 01:28:55

RSR098 - Summer NAMM 2017 - A Rockstar About Town with Lij Shaw

Lij Shaw goes to Summer NAMM 2017 Nashville TN to learn what's new. Join me and my friends as I head off to Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville TN. This is the National Association of Music Merchants and a great opportunity to learn about the newest instruments, amps, hardware and software in the music industry. This year I was fortunate to host a large group of guest audio bloggers, Youtubers, podcasters, producers, and mastering engineers at my studio, The Toy Box Studio. I also got a chance...

Duration: 00:59:24

RSR097 - Will Pugh - Producing, Recording, and Mixing Top 40 Songs - Cartel

Will Pugh talks about vocal production, recording in small spaces, and mix tricks that helped him reach the Top 40. Will Pugh is the main songwriter in the Gold selling band, Cartel. Will is also a producer, mixer, artist, and is a friend of our previous guest Bobby Holland, with a room at the same studio, Pentavarit. Will's records with Cartel have sold over half a million copies, and he’s notched two Top 40 hits under his belt. I am psyched to be joining Will in his studio for this...

Duration: 01:40:19

RSR096 - Richard Dodd - The Engineer Behind The Traveling Wilburys - George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison

Stories about engineering & producing The Traveling Wilburys. Richard Dodd is a multi-platinum Grammy winning producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer with 40 years of amazing credits to his discography. He began recording hits in the 1970’s like “Kung Fu Fighting,” and has since distinguished himself many times over while working with artists Boz Scaggs, Stephane Grappelli, George Harrison, Clannad, Roy Orbison, Wilco, Green Day, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Robert Plant,...

Duration: 01:47:42

RSR095 - Brad Wood - Producing Liz Phair, Veruca Salt & Smashing Pumpkins

We talk about defining the indi rock sound of the 90s in Chicago. My guest today is Brad Wood, a producer originally from Chicago now in Los Angeles, who is known for making some of the coolest indi and rock albums since the late 80s. Brad also owned Idful Music Corporation- a small but mighty recording studio in Wicker Park, where he recorded albums by bands like Seam, Tar, Shrimp Boat and Eleventh Dream Day. Brad's credits Include: Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Sunny Day Real Estate, Thrill...

Duration: 02:13:25

RSR094 - Kyle Lehning - Producing Randy Travis, Ray Price, and Ronnie Milsap

DOWNLOAD KYLE'S ACME PRODUCTION SHEET Hear Kyle Lehning unfold his production techniques when working with Randy Travis. Kyle Lehning is now closing in on 40 plus years as a professional in the art and business of making music. He has worked with artists as diverse as Little Richard and Chuck Berry to Waylon Jennings and George Jones. He also had the extraordinary opportunity, from 1992 to 1998, to head up Asylum Records under the Chairmanship of Bob Krasow. Kyle continues to produce,...

Duration: 01:29:43

RSR093 - Bonnaroo 2017 Hay Bale Studio - Behind the Scenes

Hear stories behind the scenes of Bonnaroo 2017 at the Hay Bale Studio. Today’s episode is a special one! We are here on-site at Bonnaroo, a music festival just an hour south of Nashville, TN. We are recording a band every hour, two to three songs, mixing it live and mastering it immediately so that the music can go directly out on radio stations all over the country. We’ll be chatting with the team, getting some great stories, and answering as many questions as we can about what goes...

Duration: 01:40:43

RSR092 - Preparing Your Mixes For Mastering with Alan Douches - Sufjan Stevens, Brand New, Animal Collective

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE METADATA MASTERING SHEET Learn how to prepare and deliver mixes for mastering from Grammy-winning engineer, Alan Douches. Alan Douches is a Grammy-award winning music mastering engineer who has been in the professional audio engineering business for 30 years. He has worked on over 12,000 albums with various artists in almost every musical genre. He owns and operates a state-of-the-art mastering studio and 24-track analog/digital recording & mixing facility, West West...

Duration: 01:32:36

RSR091 - 7 Studio Concepts For A Better Record - From The Book Making Sound By Cristofer Odqvist

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SAMPLE FROM THE E-BOOK - MAKING SOUND BY CRISTOFER ODQVIST Learn tips about transient designers, lo-fi microphones, and enhancing reverbs. Cristofer Odqvist is an audio engineer, sound designer and music producer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been running a recording studio in Stockholm, Sweden for several years where he's written, recorded, produced, and mixed music and commercials for television, film, radio, and recording artists. Leave a Review Get the full...

Duration: 01:28:35

RSR090 - Joe Costa - Recording Ben Folds And William Shatner

Hear stories about recording William Shatner, drums, piano, and acoustic guitar in RCA Studio A. Joe Costa is a freelance engineer/mixer in Nashville, TN, originally from Dartmouth, MA. A graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Joe started out at Syncro Sound in Boston before moving to Nashville in 1993. Since then, he has worked in many great studios like: Treasure Isle, House Of David, and RCA Studio A (Now Ben’s Place), and with many great artists, producers, and engineers through his...

Duration: 01:44:06

RSR089 - John Fields - Producer for The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Pink

John Fields is an internationally recognized, multi-platinum writer/producer/mixer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business - from rock bands like Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Goo Goo Dolls and Andrew W.K., to chart-dominating pop acts like the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Backstreet Boys, to dance/electronic artists like Har Mar Superstar, The Presets and Cut Copy. Leave a Review at:...

Duration: 01:26:43

RSR088 - Van Hunt - The Philosophy Of Production

Van Hunt is a Grammy awarded musician, producer, songwriter, and recording artist originally from Dayton, OH but now living in Los Angeles. His writing and production has been featured on recordings by diverse artists, such as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack, Love Jones. He has released 5 of his own records over the past 15 years, also touring alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave...

Duration: 01:06:32

RSR087 - Chris Selim - 9 Tips For Recording, Mixing, And Producing Clients Remotely

Chris Selim is a musician, music producer and recording/mixing engineer. He is renowned for his work in the French Christian music industry. Having produced and mixed artists globally in Canada, USA, France, Belgium and Switzerland, Chris has been working remotely with many of these artists using today’s technology. Out of his recording studio near Montreal, Canada, Chris has mixed and produced more than 75 albums over the past fourteen years. Download the FREE CHEAT SHEET - 9 Tips For...

Duration: 01:30:40

RSR086 - Jesse Cannon - Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You’re Happy With

Jesse Cannon is a musician, engineer, producer, and multiple author. His new book, which you can now find on Amazon & Kindle, is called Processing Creativity: The Tools, Practices And Habits Used To Make Music You’re Happy With. Over the past two decades, Jesse has worked in nearly every aspect of the music business. Most notably, recording bands like Animal Collective, The Misfits, The Menzingers, Man Overboard, Basement, Transit, Thank You Scientist, Somos, Leftover Crack as well as...

Duration: 01:43:25

RSR085 - Cowboy Keith Thompson - How To Start a Record Label From Your Home Studio

Cowboy Keith Thompson is a record producer, live sound engineer, tour manager, and record label owner. Inglehood Records is a boutique label based out of east Nashville, that makes classic style recordings of vintage hits from the 40s to 60s with its hip rhythm and horn sections. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Keith was a bar owner, children's TV show host, radio host, record producer, and live sound engineer. He moved to Nashville 20 years ago to pursue pro- live...

Duration: 01:36:50

RSR084 – Kevin Killen – Recording Peter Gabriel, U2, David Bowie, and Yo-Yo Ma

Kevin Killen is a multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer. Kevin is the recipient of many Grammy Awards, and has recorded some of the most important albums of the past four decades. His extensive discography includes: U2 Unforgettable Fire, Peter Gabriel SO, Elvis Costello Spike, The Commitments, and a long list of amazing artists like Tori Amos, Prince, Laurie Anderson, Stevie Nicks, Brian Ferry, Paula Cole, and Patti Smith. Just this year Kevin took home a few Grammys for mixing...

Duration: 01:39:37

RSR083 - Jeff Turzo - Overstayer Recording Equipment, Fusing Rock with EDM

Jeff Turzo is a musician, producer, and founder of Overstayer Recording Equipment, a company that designs cool audio gear for the studio. Jeff started out as a musician and spent a decade producing and touring with his band, God Lives Under Water. His band was signed by Rick Rubin to American Recordings in 1993. GLU went on to record multiple albums with a heavy guitar, synth, loop driven pop sound that landed them a movie soundtrack hit for the Keanu Reeves film, Johnny Mnemonic, and...

Duration: 01:35:30

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