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RSR107 – Russell Cottier – Loudness And The Lost Art Of Mixing with Mixbus

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Russell Cottier tackles audio topics such as automation, mixing, loudness, recording drums and much more.

Russell Cottier is a producer, audio blogger, and YouTube teacher from across the pond in Liverpool, UK. Russell has worked with chart-topping artists and labels such as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sony, Sky TV, Nuclear Blast Records, Tamoki Wambesi Dove, Cavern Records, Playboy Channel and many more.

He works all across the UK and internationally, and can often be found at the Grammy-Award Winning Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, the renowned Catalyst Studios or in his own private studio where he has the luxury of a classic British analog console.

Russell takes what he has learned from the studio and distills it down to audio blog articles and Youtube videos teaching you everything from recording to editing to mixing. What you learn will work on any DAW, but Russell uses Harrison Mixbus in many of his videos. So this is especially cool if you are a Mixbus user.

Today’s episode is going to focus on a very cool topic or perhaps I should say the very HOT topic of how loud your mixes should be. I certainly find it a repeated struggle in my experience during mixing when we are surrounded by so much loud music these days.

So Russell is going to help us tackle the issue of Loudness And The Lost Art Of Mixing. We will start out with some introductions and then dive right into this ever vexing question of loudness.

"Make sure you're recording seriously fun music tomorrow." @russellcottier

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Download a goodie bag with Russell's best videos on Mixbus, special links from Russell himself, and an awesome deal on Mixbus v4!

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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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Chris Graham Mastering - Chris Graham has mastered thousands of songs and has charted on Billboard in multiple genres. Every mastering project includes a free video mix consultation because he knows that the better a mix sounds before mastering, the better it will sound after mastering. Go to RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample today and get your free sample started and your record finally finished!

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Links:
Russell's Site
Russell's Blog
Russell's Mix Bundle
Russell's YouTube Channel
Russell's Recording Studio Masterclass
Record Production
Resolution Magazine

FB: @RussellCottierRecordProducer
Twitter: @russellcottier


Resources:
Antelope Audio
Aston Microphones
Boomerang for Gmail
Cascade Fat Head II
Cascade M20U
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Harrison XT-TG Tom-Tom Gate
Ian Shepherd's Perception
Ian Shepherd's Dynameter
TAC Matchless Recording Console
Vintage Akai MG1214 12 Track Recording Console
Linux OS
Ubuntu OS


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RSR106 – Recording The Voiceless in Tanzania and Rwanda with Ian Brennan

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Ian Brennan shares inspiring stories about music he produced and recorded in Africa, where he helped bring forth the voices of voiceless people to the world.

My guest today is Ian Brennan is Grammy-winning producer who has produced four Grammy-nominated albums and published four books while all the while teaching violence prevention around the world since 1993.

He has written a fascinating book called “How Music Dies (Or Lives)” that shares his deep understanding of music, culture, and recording music all over the world, but particulaly the continent of Africa. And on episode 38 he told us all about his book and field recording music in general. However since our last interview Ian has released two more remarkable records and agreed to join us on Recording Studio Rockstars to tell us about the experience, play some examples, and talk about the process of recording them.

The first record is called Tanzania Albinism Collective and I’ll read from Ian’s own description:

"In the summer of 2016, I & my wife, Italian-Rwandan filmmaker and photographer, Marilena Delli traveled to northern Tanzania. The resulting album features individuals who’d never played instruments or written songs previously.Those born with albinism are among the most persecuted people in Africa. Due to assaults, rapes, and murders, many have been relocated for their own protection by the Tanzanian government to Ukerewe Island, one of the more remote places on earth. Traditionally, the albinism community has been discouraged from singing, even during many church services. The resulting album features individuals who had never played instruments or written songs previously."

The second record Abatwa (The Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall? Is a collection of recordings from a remote part of Rwanda, “An area so very isolated, it was as if the genocide never ended… The Abatwa (“pygmy”) tribe is identified as one of the most marginalized, voiceless and endangered populations in Africa. In fact, their name is frequently taken in vain as a slur towards unrelated others.”

In true form Ian Brennan finds voiceless peoples of the world and uses recording and technology to bring their voices loud and clear to us grabbing the attention of national media and the Grammys along the way.

"Human energy is the greatest resource in these situations. It's the most precious because it's so volatile. It's so scarce. It can be there one moment and gone the next." #IanBrennan

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Links:
IanBrennan.com
ViolencePrevention.us
Glitterbeat Records
Why'd We Stop Growing Tall
Six Degrees Records
Tanzania Albinism Collective

How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts (Book)

Resources:
AKG 451
Electro-Voice RE20
Shure SM58
Sound Devices MP-1 Mic Pre

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Miktek Audio

Chris Graham Mastering - Chris Graham has mastered thousands of songs and has charted on Billboard in multiple genres. Every mastering project includes a free video mix consultation because he knows that the better a mix sounds before mastering, the better it will sound after mastering. Go to RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample today and get your free sample started and your record finally finished!

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RSR105 – Kevin Becka from Mix Magazine – How to add your music credits and get paid using the RIN-M plug-in

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Kevin talks about the old music industry versus the new music industry, metadata, and the importance of networking.

Kevin Becka has been a recording engineer for over 25 years, working with top names in the music industry including Kenny G., Quincy Jones, Michael Bolton, George Benson, George Lynch, and more.

Also an experienced educator, Kevin is currently the co-director and an instructor at The Blackbird Academy in Nashville. He has taught advanced recording at Belmont University, surround recording and lecturer at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was director of education and instructor at the Conservatory of Recording Arts for over 10 years.

As a journalist Kevin has worked as editors of Pro Audio Review and Audio Media USA magazines. And Since 2003, Kevin has been the technical editor of the industry-leading Mix Magazine where he writes features, product reviews and a monthly column. Kevin is also a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Country Music Association (CMA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

If you heard my interview with Gebre Waddell of Soundways.com then you might be familiar with the RIN-M plugin designed to let you gather all your music’s metadata while you work from your DAW. Kevin introduced me to to Gebre and the RIN-M this summer at NAMM, and wrote a free book explaining how to use RIN-M which we are going to discuss today.

Download your FREE RIN-M eBook and plug-in now!

How would you like to have someone contact you because they thought a record sounded great, and saw that you helped to make it?

"Blessings come from outside your comfort zone." @MIXTechTicker #ASCAP #NARAS #CMA #mixmagazine

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Links:
Kevin's Credits
Kevin at Mix Magazine
The Blackbird Academy

Twitter: @MIXTechTicker

Resources:
Andrew Scheps Mixing Template
Audio-Technica AT5045
Backblaze Online Storage
Barry Rudolphs Recall Setup Sheets
Blackbird Studio
Defending Your Life - Albert Brooks
HBO's Defiant Ones
Magnum-K Compressor
Martinsound Martech MSS-10
Mix Magazine
Shure SM7B
Westlake Pro

Thanks to our sponsors!

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. 

Miktek Audio

Chris Graham Mastering - Chris Graham has mastered thousands of songs and has charted on Billboard in multiple genres. Every mastering project includes a free video mix consultation because he knows that the better a mix sounds before mastering, the better it will sound after mastering. Go to RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample today and get your free sample started and your record finally finished!

Miktek Audio


Free mix training with Lij at MixMasterBundle.com – ebreet yourself a T-shirt at: RSRockstars.com/Tshirt  – Theme music: SkadooshMusic.com – Join the Rockstar Facebook group! RSRockstars.com/FB

FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
Get The Mix Master Bundle with over two hours of mix videos, multitracks, ebook, and mix template.

RSR104 – Successful Scoring, Songwriting, and Production Advice from East Nashville with Jordan Lehning – Randy Travis, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Rogers

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Jordan Lehning gives advice on collaboration, songwriting, production, what makes great songs, and his experience in the music industry.

Jordan Lehning is a Nashville native who grew up in the studio. After a brief stint at Berklee College of Music, he returned to Nashville to record, play in bands, and cut his engineering teeth working for his father, Kyle Lehning, who has also been on the show on Episode 94: http://RSRockstars.com/94. We have also heard from Jordan’s brother, Jason Lehning, on Episode 74: http://RSRockstars.com/74. The Lehnings are obviously a very musical family and I am honored to have all of them on the podcast!

After working with the likes of Randy Travis, Ray Price, BJ Thomas, Kenny Rogers, among others, Jordan ventured out on his own finding success in film scoring, commercial licensing, and production. He has worked with many Nashville indie artists including Jasmin Kaset, Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs, Kree Harrison and more. He has become known for his skills in composition, and arranging with Kacey Musgraves, Shane MacAnally, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Worsham, Jacquire King, Jessie Baylin, Lucie Silvas and others.

Jordan now works out of his newly constructed full-service studio, The Duck, where we are joining you today.

"No matter where you start, you're at the tip of the iceberg." @JordanLehning #Nashville #Studio #Production

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Links:
Jordan's Credits
IMDb

Twitter: @JordanLehning
Insta: @jordanlehning

Resources:
Arturia Mini V
Apollo Twin Audio Interface
Ocean Way Studios UAD
API 2500 Bus Compressor UAD
Songspace


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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. 

Miktek Audio

Chris Graham Mastering - Chris Graham has mastered thousands of songs and has charted on Billboard in multiple genres. Every mastering project includes a free video mix consultation because he knows that the better a mix sounds before mastering, the better it will sound after mastering. Go to RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample today and get your free sample started and your record finally finished!

Miktek Audio


Free mix training with Lij at MixMasterBundle.com – ebreet yourself a T-shirt at: RSRockstars.com/Tshirt  – Theme music: SkadooshMusic.com – Join the Rockstar Facebook group! RSRockstars.com/FB

FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
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RSR103 – Finally A Way To Get Credit For Your Music With RIN-M from Soundways! – Gebre Waddell

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Gebre Waddell talks about creating plug-ins, mastering, metadata, blockchain technology with music, and much more.

Gebre Waddell is a mastering engineer, author, and audio software designer-developer. Gebre owns Stonebridge Mastering in Memphis TN, and wrote the book “Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques” published by McGraw-Hill in 2013. His mastering credits include artists like Ministry, Lil’ Wayne, The Bar-Kays, George Clinton, Public Enemy, and David Porter.

Gebre has been part of The Recording Academy Board of Governors since 2016 and became a co-chair of the Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing. In 2017, he was elected President of the Memphis Chapter.

Gebre is now the CEO and founder of http://Soundways.com a company dedicated to delivering the next generation of audio solutions for music and audio recording, streaming, video gaming, consumer electronics and automotive markets. SOUNDWAY'S MISSION is to: revolutionize the supply chain of sound recordings, from the studio to the services and devices used for listening.

Gebre has created custom software for audio giants like Brainworx and Universal Audio. But through Soundways he has created plugins like the Core Production Bundle that you can use now in your studio to help create better mixes, or make sure your recording credits and metadata will make it to the final end user using the free plugin RIN-M, which stands for Recording Information Notification - Metadata!

FREE RIN-M eBook and Plugin

How would you like to have someone contact you because they thought a record sounded great, and saw that you helped to make it?

Well that's exactly the sort of thing that RIN-M will help you with by tracking all the credits of the musicians, producers, arrangers, and songwriters on your records!

"Thinking about your work in terms of high priority decisions is very useful." @GebreWaddell @SoundwaysMedia

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"Always be trying to discover new ways to connect with people, and have experiences with people, and help the community." @GebreWaddell @SoundwaysMedia

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Links:
Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques [Book]
Stonebridge Mastering
Soundways
Free eBook & Plug-in

FB: @soundwaysaudio
Twitter: @SoundwaysMedia
Insta: @soundwaysaudio

Resources:
Brainworx bx_refinement
Brainworx bx_refinment UAD

Thanks to our sponsors!

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. 

Miktek Audio

Chris Graham Mastering - Chris Graham has mastered thousands of songs and has charted on Billboard in multiple genres. Every mastering project includes a free video mix consultation because he knows that the better a mix sounds before mastering, the better it will sound after mastering. Go to RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample today and get your free sample started and your record finally finished!

Miktek Audio


Free mix training with Lij at MixMasterBundle.com – ebreet yourself a T-shirt at: RSRockstars.com/Tshirt  – Theme music: SkadooshMusic.com – Join the Rockstar Facebook group! RSRockstars.com/FB

FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
Get The Mix Master Bundle with over two hours of mix videos, multitracks, ebook, and mix template.

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!

FREE eBook Guide

"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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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. 

Miktek Audio


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FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
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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. 

Miktek Audio


Free mix training with Lij at MixMasterBundle.com – Get yourself a T-shirt at: RSRockstars.com/Tshirt  – Theme music: SkadooshMusic.com – Join the Rockstar Facebook group! RSRockstars.com/FB

FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
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RSR100 – Top 10 Shows – 100th Episode Of Recording Studio Rockstars

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FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
Get The Mix Master Bundle with over two hours of mix videos, multitracks, ebook, and mix template.

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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FREE Mix Training with Lij Shaw
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