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

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Kirk Teachout gives excellent tips for songwriting, branding, balancing family & work, building relationships, teamwork and much more!

My guest today is Kirk Teachout, a producer who was introduced to me as dude with a huge YouTube channel of nursery rhymes! Thank you Mr Pete Woj of MixBetterNow.com. 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. And followed that by opening his own studio, Rise Studios, in Memphis.

Kirk has had 10 years playing in bands and touring as well, and enjoys teaching the things he has learned along the way. He is also an excellent teacher with strong sense of not only the musical side of recording, but the business side of growing a band or a studio. So, today he is going to share with us his outline of 4 Steps to 1.4 Million Spotify Plays in a Year. Yup you heard that right. We are going to be sitting at the high stakes table today!

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"The 4 Steps to 1.4 Million Spotify Plays + 4 Secrets to Saving Time in the Studio." Pro Tools mix template included!

"You need to under promise and over deliver every single time." @kirkteachout #RiseStudios

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"Never stop learning, work hard, and be prepared." @kirkteachout #RiseStudios

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Links:
Rise Studios
Royal Studios

Twitter: @kirkteachout 
Insta: @kirkusmaximus45

Resources:
Freelancer.com

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

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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 Music Programmers, which is a gathering of technologists working around the music industry.


Eric grew up listening to music and playing music as a way of life. In school he studied music technology, mathematics, and electrical engineering. He completed a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, where he focused on digital signal processing. He is as passionate about mixing music as he is about creating software for mixing music. Currently he is focused on creating educational resources for audio engineers who want to create their own tools for mixing.

"There's lots of idea out there, and you just need to take the good information, leave behind all the extra noise, and just make music." @ericwtarr

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"I don't have any excuses, nobody has any excuses anymore. Things are cheap enough and good enough that it's pretty much on you to make it happen." @ericwtarr

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Links:

Hack Audio
Eric's YouTube Channel
The Pro Audio Files
Nashville Music Programmers
Eric Tarr - Belmont University

Twitter: @ericwtarr @proaudiofiles

Facebook: @hackaudio @roswellproaudio

Insta: @hackaudio @roswellproaudio


Things Talked About:

ClapIR Acoustics Measurement Tool (iOS)
JUCE
Power Tracks Pro
Roswell Pro Audio YouTube Channel


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Roswell Pro Audio - Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company based in the wine country of Northern California. These hand crafted microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. Now you can get the rich quality of a big studio mic vintage sound on home studio budget. Make your best record ever with Roswell. 

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

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

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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 Rockstar's 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 Fricker, and I as we tell stories about the Summer National Association of Music Merchants 2017!

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Here are some great NAMM videos from my friends Chris Selim and Pete Woj too!

Links to people and places we talked about during Summer NAMM 2017:


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RSR098 – Summer NAMM 2017 – Warren Huart, Matt Boudreau, Larry Crane, Roswell Pro Audio, Pete Woj, Chris Selim, Dane Myers, Rob Christensen, Kirk Teachout, Lilly Hiatt, and many others!

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Lij Shaw and friends go 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 to interview Matt McGlynn from Roswell Pro Audio microphones, and ask some fun questions of random conference goers.

Also here are some great NAMM videos from my friends Chris Selim and Pete Woj too!

Links to people and places we talked about on the show:


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

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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 interview, and plan to get into some great questions about producing, recording, and mixing a top 40 hit.

"There's something instinctual and magical about music when you don't put pressure on it." @willpug @Cartel @UAudio

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"Life is about so much more than just getting paid for something. Create something that matters." @willpug @Cartel @UAudio

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Links:

Will's Site
Will's Discography

Insta: @willpug
Twitter: @willpug

Cartel's FB: @Cartel
Cartel's Twitter: @Cartel

Pentavarit Studios
SSL AWS900
Universal Audio
ValhallaDSP

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RSR096 – Richard Dodd – The Engineer Behind The Travelling Wilburys – George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison

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Stories about engineering & producing The Traveling Wilburys.

My guest today is someone who has been suggested by more of my guests than any other producer or engineer. At nearly 100 episodes into the podcast I am thrilled to have Richard Dodd on the show today, a multi platinum Grammy winning producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer with 40 years of amazing credits to his discography.

Richard 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, Roger Daltry, the Travelling Wilburys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Freddie Mercury, Placido Domingo, and many more.

In 1995 he won the Best Engineer Grammy Award for Tom Petty's "Wildflowers", best Blues Album in 2001 for “Nothing Personal” by Delbert McClinton, and multiple Grammys in 2007 for the Dixie Chicks "Taking the Long Way". While in the Country market, Richard has Mastered all of Jason Aldean's Platinum albums plus all 13 of Jason's # 1 Hit singles.

"If you don't like where you are, you haven't stepped on enough stones yet." #RichardDodd #AbbeyRoad 

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"If in doubt where to put the microphone. Never put a microphone where you wouldn't put your ear." #RichardDodd #AbbeyRoad

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Links:
richarddodd.com

Sponsors:

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Brad Wood

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

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Brad talks about defining the indi rock sound of the 90s in Chicago with Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, and Smashing Pumpkins.

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.

In 1993 he produced what I consider to be one of the greatest records ever, Exile In Guyville, for Liz Phair. This was a record that really struck a chord with me because it was so honest, didn’t seem to care what anybody else was doing. It somehow discarded everything that I thought I was supposed to know about songwriting and musicianship, and ended up with a collection of amazing hit songs. Exile In Guyville opened the door for my understanding of what made a great record, and for Brad and his career as a producer.

He has and continues to produce many important artists like Veruca Salt, Sunny Day Real Estate, Thrill Jockey, Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Yorn, mewithoutYou, Touché Amoré, and Ben Lee among others.

“I like to help people make records that are inspiring, lyrically and musically. For me, rock music works best when there's intensity- a burning desire to bash out a message. It doesn't have to be loud (although that helps). Thank you, Joe Strummer.”

Brad Wood
Idful Music Corporation

"Tea and lemon. That will help you more than any plugin or any other piece of hardware when you're recording vocals" #BradWood

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"Phase, phase, phase. Always check phase!" #BradWood

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Links:
http://www.bradwoodmusic.com/

Facebook: @bradwoodproducer

Insta: @bradwood_producifer

Twitter: @BradWood3

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

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Hear Kyle Lehning unfold his production techniques when working with Randy Travis.

Kyle Lehning is a self admittedly lucky guy who started recording at 17, and 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 Krasnow .

Kyle continues to produce, engineer, and mix for a wide variety of artists including, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Lynda Carter, Jimmy Webb, Johnny Mathis, and Ronnie Milsap to name a few.

He is also a musician and continues to play jazz with The Leonard Small Situation, often sitting in on keyboards with ‘Lectric Mullet' at the Sand Shaker in Pensacola.

Download Kyle's FREE ACME Production Sheet!

"Keep walking. Opportunities come." #KyleLehning #RandyTravis

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"We have no control over whether our work is going to be successful or not." #KyleLehning #RandyTravis

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Links:
ACME Production Sheet

Kyle's Discography

Email Kyle

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Flickinger N32 Console
Massenburg GML 8900 Compressor
UAD Cooper Time Cube

Paul Leim Drumming

Sponsors:

Miktek Audio - Literally the only mic used on this podcast for nearly 100 episodes and 350k downloads. Thanks for helping us get to #1 in iTunes Miktek!

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RSR093 – Bonnaroo 2017 Hay Bale Studio – Behind the Scenes

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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 into producing, mixing, mastering, and putting out on the radio so many great songs in one four-day weekend.

Photo Cred:

Tony Matula

Links:

Hay Bale Studio

Sponsors:

Miktek Audio - Literally the only mic used on this podcast for nearly 100 episodes and 350k downloads. Thanks for helping us get to #1 in iTunes Miktek!

Miktek Audio


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FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
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