RSR007 – David Glenn – The Mix Academy

David Glenn
RSR007 - David Glenn - The Mix Academy

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RSR007 - David Glenn - The Mix Academy

The Mix Academy (Check it out)

My special guest on the show today is David Glenn, a professional mix engineer from Orlando, FL, who has worked with many great artists including Pablo Villatoro, Blanca Callahan , LaRue Howard, the American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado , and Aimee Allen on Warner to name a few.

David generously shares his expertise with you through his site DavidGlennRecording.com where he creates Youtube tutorial videos, a podcast, blog articles, and a complete set of products to help you learn recording and mixing.

One of his coolest products is The Mix Academy, a membership site where David shares the complete mixing process from start to finish while members virtually watch over his shoulder to learn the tricks and techniques that David uses to create professional mixes.

And David has created a special offer just for you, Rockstars!

If you text MIXACADEMY to 33-444, David will throw in two extra multitrack songs for you to start mixing right away when you become a member. That’s on top of the sign up bonuses that already come with every new Mix Academy membership. (That’s a $100 bonus right there) Awesome!

Intro -

Born and raised in Orlando florida, David Glenn’s interest in music began early. He began playing guitar in his free time on the road with his soccer team. He was inspired to pursue a career in music after hearing Weezer’s Blue Album for the first time. Hs grandmother bought him his first guitar, a Fender Washburn Stratocaster. Armed with his guitar, a zoom pedal and a 4 track recorder, Glenn set out to begin his music career.

Some of the topics we talked about on the show:

  • David started out recording with Cakewalk and later got Pro Tools.

  • Mixed bag of influences include: Blink 182, Misfits, Nirvana, also Martina McBride, Backstreet Boys, & top 40.

  • His first recording setup was the Digidesign DIGI 001 with Pro Tools 6, a G4, and an M-box.

  • Early drum machines he used: Korg Electribe, Emu, Akai.

  • His first real studio internship and gig at 18 years old was at Starke Lake Studios in Ocoee FL a beautiful studio with a variety of vintage mics including the AKG C12 and SONY C800G.

“Git r done” @davidglennjr on mixing advice

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“Make commitments, get stuff done. I have to push myself to set goals and meet them." @davidglennjr

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What was a setback or failure?

  • Over promising and under delivering.
  • Communication with clients and people; serving their interests first is key.
  • "If they want the dang house door painted yellow, it’s their house. I had to learn to serve the clients and humble down."

David Glenn

What was successful moment or win for you?

    • When I started my internship I was certified in Pro Tools. So after a few months at the studio I got my hands on the console and helped record Amy Allen (signed to Warner Bros. at the time). Getting in there, being quiet but having the right suggestions were the right thing to do. And my big win was that she later asked me to help her and Ryan Adkins produce as a team and it took my confidence to a new level!


What are you excited about right now?

  • “I’m excited about running mix academy and I thought it’d be cool to have a web show for tutorials so I started one with my friends similar to Pensado’s Place but more laid back. we’ve done 6-7 episodes.

  • I learn a ton from my students every day on the forums or facebook group.

  • I miss the interaction with people in the big studios which is key. that’s why I love the web show community aspect of the home recording.

Jam Session:


Anything ever hold you back when starting out?

  • Grades. My parents took away my guitar because of my grades! I held myself back by not doing well in school.


Best advice received?

  • Graham Cochran of The Recording Revolution told me don’t hold back, serve people and you’ll see business growth. And don’t over promise/under deliver. If you say a week make it 3 days.


Recording hack/secret sauce?

  • So many small moves add up to a great record.

  • Top-down mixing

  • Sonar workshttp://sonarworks.com/ headphones, calibration reference 3 headphones plugin flattens response of frequencies. They modeled custom profiles on 50 pairs of headphones and come up with the average eq measurement.

  • And just for you Rockstars Sonarworks has offered a special discount of 15% off! Just gp to Sonarworks and use the code RSR-15SW at check out (Good thru 10/31/15).


Fav book or film?


Fav studio hardware tool?


Fav software tool?

  • Soundradix Auto Align and pi helps align phase on multi instruments.


Great business resource?

  • Bookkeeping websites. Facebook ads. hire an assistant to cut out prep work and the tech side of things.


Online resources for outsourcing assistants or editors?


If you were dropped in a strange city, had to take a simple setup to record, what would you take? How would you meet people to record? And how would you make ends meet to survive at first?

  • Grab a 4 track recorder, couple of mics and go to open mics; find street musicians and do whatever you can to find people who have great songs.

  • That’s the goal; to make great music.

  • You’re name will grow faster with a good song and bad recording than the other way around.

  • Find talented artists and vocalists.

  • The soul of a great song is in its vocalist.


What is a modern version of a 4 track?


What is the single most important thing to becoming a recording studio rockstar?

  • listen to Lij’s podcasts! (Thanks David!)


Here's how you can find David Glenn:



And remember David has created a special offer just for you, Rockstars!

If you text MIXACADEMY to 33-444, David will throw in two extra multitrack songs for you to start mixing right away when you become a member. That’s on top of the bonuses that already come with every new Mix Academy membership.

(That’s an added value of one hundred dollars right there)

So awesome!

If you have any questions or suggestions for the show please email me:

lij@recordingstudiorockstars.com

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Cheers!

Lij











 

 

 

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