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Music City Declares War On Home Studios? with Lij Shaw, Björgvin Benediktsson, and Chris Graham – RSR118

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We interrupt the regular podcast schedule to bring you a breaking news story about how Music City is bringing the hammer down on working home studios!

My name is Lij Shaw and I have a Grammy awarded home studio in East Nashville TN called The Toy Box Studio where I have been peacefully recording local musicians for nearly 20 years. Until recently that is...

In 2015 (right about the time I started Recording Studio Rockstars) I received a letter from the Nashville Metro Codes Dept.It said:  

CEASE AND DESIST THE USE OF THIS PROPERTY WHICH IS ZONED RS6 (RESIDENTIAL) AS A RECORDING STUDIO (THETOYBOXSTUDIO)

Apparently in Nashville TN, you can't have a home business that allows customers to come over to your house. So that kind of rules out making a living recording musicians playing together in my home studio. Hmm...

As you can imagine that scared the piss out of me, and I couldn't sleep for a week! After all, I have invested a lifetime career into creating my home studio and building a business that allows me to support my family (I am a single dad with a middle school daughter), pay my mortgage, and bills, and put food on the table.

I have spent 25 years becoming part of the Nashville music recording community, and invested everything into my home studio as way of life.So after I was finally able to get some sleep again, and think about what I should do next, I decided that I would NOT GO QUIETLY.

In fact I knew that I was not the only home studio owner affected by this. Nashville (aka Music City) is teeming with people who record from their home studios professionally. And we all have families to feed, bills to pay, and homes to keep. It's hard enough to make a living as it is in music without having the very city that claims our music as it's heritage come crashing down on us for recording in our homes.

Not only that but a home studio provides an affordable recording option for independent musicians that don't have a large recording budget (like the good 'ole days). Most independent artists can't afford to spend a thousand plus dollars a day on a recording studio for a big commercial facility. The presence of home studios is what allows for music to thrive on a local level, and ultimately grow into the bigger name artists that become household names. I knew I needed to do something.

So I spoke to friends. I spoke to lawyers. I spoke to the press. And finally I found two amazing law firms whose mission it is to defend our constitutional rights as citizens and home owners: The Institute For Justice, and The Beacon Center. These guys are passionate, and driven about helping us as a music community but also as individuals. They understand that this restriction affects all home businesses in NashvilleSo together with the help of IJ and BC we (myself and a retired hair dresser who simply wants to put a salon chair in her garage) filed a law suit against the city of Nashville for infringing on our constitutional rights to make a peaceful living from our homes.

This week I have been talking to local TV stations, radio, and newspapers, and frankly it's been breaking the internet around here! (scroll down for a list of articles) So I thought would create this emergency broadcast webinar just for you Rockstars to fill in the rest of the story.

Joining me are a couple of familiar home studio owners:

Chris Graham (http://RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringS...)

Björgvin Benediktsson (http://Audio-Issues.com)

We talked about the deeper issues involved, and you get to hear the longer version of my story too. I hope you enjoy!

Cheers and thanks for all your support,

Lij Shaw

Nashville Declares War On Home Studios? #FightForYourRightToRecord #MutedInMusicCity #HomeStudio @IJ @BeaconTN

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More Articles about Lij Shaw's #FightForYourRightToRecord:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/home-business-lawsuit-to-be-filed-in-nashville

http://www.wsmv.com/story/37012549/musician-sues-city-after-being-ordered-to-shut-down-home-recording-studio

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/12/04/lawsuit-challenge-nashville-home-business-ban-including-recording-studios/918866001/

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/libertarian-legal-groups-challenge-nashvilles-lingering-home-business-ban#stream/0

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RSR117 – Ted Hutt recording Dropkick Murphys, Old Crow Medicine Show, and The Gaslight Anthem

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Ted Hutt talks about recording in studios around the world, the pre-production process, effective production tips, and gives a few awesome tricks for capturing vocals.

Ted Hutt is a Grammy-Award Winning British music producer, musician, and songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Ted was originally a guitar player and founding member of The Promise, The Great Unwashed, Gods Hotel, Reacharound, and Flogging Molly.

He moved on to production from there, and is credited with many chart-breaking albums including: The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, including their RIAA certified Gold recording Drunken Lullabies and its followup Within a Mile of Home, The Bouncing Souls, Lucero, Dropkick Murphys, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Audra Mae amongst other notable artists.

"If you over-control the situation, it just, you know, you're taking the heart and soul out of it." #FloggingMolly #DropkickMurphys #RIAA

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RSR116 – How To Build Your Mic Locker With Matt McGylnn of Roswell Pro Audio

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Matt McGlynn walks us through the steps to diversifying your mic locker.

Matt McGlynn is the founder of Roswell Pro Audio, a boutique microphone company from the wine country of northern California. His goal is to make microphones that provide a distinctive sound, but also a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. You have heard our sponsor ads on the podcast about the Roswell Mini K47 and Delphos mics, both of which are really cool well built mics at affordable price points.

Matt also runs RecordingHacks.com, home of the well-known RecordingHacks Microphone Database, which is an ongoing attempt to document every microphone ever made. If you want to learn more about all sorts of microphones and how they work it’s the perfect place to start. Remarkably Matt is not afraid to give detailed reviews to other microphone brands which a true testament to just how good the Roswell mics are as part of the pack. In fact within a few minutes on the site I learned a ton about many new mics.

Matt also runs Microphone-Parts.com, a company that began by selling upgrade kits for cheap microphones, and currently sells premium studio microphones in DIY kit form. So if you enjoy DIY projects in the studio then I know you are going to love RecordingHacks.com, Microphone-Parts.com, and both the sound, quality, and mission of Roswell Pro Audio.

Today Matt is going to share with us his strategy on How To Build A Mic Locker which will work for the pro or home studio through a system of categorizing condenser mics that should help you intelligently build diversity into your collection, and avoid buying a bunch of microphones that sound more or less the same.

Remember to go download the free PDF notes at: http://RSRockstars.com/MicLocker

"Basically, use your ears." @RecordingHacks #RoswellProAudio

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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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RSR115 – The Only 7 Plugins You’ll Ever Need with Rob Mayzes – Musician On A Mission

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Rob Mayzes is an audio professional, musician and educator. He has helped thousands of home studio owners produce better music and mixes through his website, Musician on a Mission.

He is also a contributor to The Pro Audio Files, Udemy, Tuts +, Recording Revolution, and SonicScoop. Rob likes to teach “mixing minimalism” with the goal of helping you make a great record without the clutter of plug-in overkill.

He is joining us today to help us listen through the din of plug-in choices clamoring for our attention when it comes time to mix. Rob is going to narrow the choices down for us to “The Only 7 Plugins You'll Ever Need.”

At the end of this episode remember to go download the free PDF notes at http://MusicianOnAMission.com/Lij

"You're only ever one song away from the best song you've ever written." @RobMayzes

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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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RSR114 – Karen Kosowski – Producing Ear Catching Pop and Party Driving Country Chart Topping Hits

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My guest is Canadian-born producer and songwriter, Karen Kosowski. Karen has had multiple chart topping productions crossing over from total ear-catching pop to party-driving country music.

She has recently had an American top 40 hit “Somebody To Love Me” with Tyron, and in Canada, multiple hits for the artist Emma-Lee, the #4 Billboard AC hit “It Won’t Be Christmas”, and the Top 20 AC/Top 30 HotAC hit “Worst Enemy”, and for Michelle Treacy the Top 30 HotAC hit “Colours”. In country music, Karen produced the Top 20 hit “Motel Flamingo” for Madeline Merlo and co-wrote Alee’s Billboard Top 20 hit “Only The Strong Survive”.

In 2015, she wrote and produced the music for Pan Am Games medal ceremonies, and has numerous TV/film placements on networks such as HBO Canada, CBS, FX Network, Lifetime Network, NickTeen, Space, the CW, and in feature films like the award-winning thriller “The Scarehouse” and Wangofilms’ action movie “88” (starring Christopher Lloyd) - for which she was nominated in the category of Achievement in Music - Best Original Song in the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.

"Trust your instincts." @karenkosowski

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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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RSR113 – David Earl aka sflogicninja – How to Compose For Games In Logic Pro X Like A Ninja

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Ninja Logic Pro X tricks, composing for video games, and encouraging stories about David Earl’s journey into the music industry.

David Earl aka sflogicninja is a music composer, producer and educator for http://DavidEarlProductions.com. He is also a member of the Producers and Engineers branch of NARAS, AES, and is a voting member of NARAS. He is an award-winning composer, who has contributed to GANG, CLIO, and EMMY winning works.

David has been composing music for hire for over 20 years. With a focus on original music for games, film, and television. His clients include Amazon, Sega, Microsoft, eBay, among others. You can hear his music on such titles as Iron Man 2: The Video Game by SEGA, Halo Waypoint: The Return by 343, Happy Action Theater, and many more. And David also enjoys producing artists such as Lila Rose, Emily Afton, Artemis, Drea.M, and many others.

His style has been labeled ‘Cinematic Indie Pop’. He also is a contributor to Judas Priestess and Dream Theater. His latest fun project was composing original music for the Adult Swim/Double Fine production called ‘Headlander’, now available on vinyl through iam8bit.

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"When composing music for games, you have to write an interesting of music that loops well, that doesn't have any kind of melodic element that sticks out, because people will hear it over, and over, and over again."

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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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RSR112 – Brian Deck – Recording Modest Mouse, Iron And Wine, And Punk Rock in Chicago

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Stories about the music industry in the 80s, recording in Chicago, how mixing has changed over the years, and great advice on how to capture good music!

Brian Deck is a music producer living and working in Chicago. In their early twenties, Brian and college friend Brad Wood built Idful Music Corp, an under-equipped recording studio in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Together, they recorded seminal records for Liz Phair, Red Red Meat, Shrimpboat, Tar, Sea and Cake, Tortoise and other Chicago luminaries of the 1990's.

Brian's unique music aesthetic can be heard both as a player and engineer producer on The Moon and Antarctica by Modest Mouse, Shephard's Dog by Iron and Wine, Somewhere Under Wonderland by Counting Crows, Animal by Margot and the Nuclear So & So's and All My Friends are Funeral Singers by Califone.

When not making music he cooks, runs, dads, and tries to keep his old house from crumbling. Thanks again to Brad Wood for making an introduction. You can listen to Brad’s episode after this at RSRockstars.com/95

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"Songs change and faces changes, but the problems that you're solving tend to be very similar." - Brian Deck

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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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RSR111 – Ken Sluiter – Recording with Jim Scott, Andrew Scheps, Joe Chiccarelli, and Keith Richards

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Ken Sluiter shares inside stories about working with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Richards, Weezer, and gives epic tips on how to start a career in recording.

My guest today is Ken Sluiter, a recording engineer, producer, and mixer who started out in the Chicago jingle and ad scene, and was also an early pioneer in Pro Tools. He worked with Dave Trumfio and Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs recording bands like Wilco, Billy Bragg, Andrew Bird, Steve Earle, OKGO, My Morning Jacket, Jesus Lizard, and hundreds of other bands, while also playing in the new wave revival band the Pulsars.

By 2003, Ken moved to Los Angeles where he assisted Andrew Scheps on Weezer’s “Red Album”, Greg Fidleman on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “I’m With You” and Jim Scott on multiple records. His Pro Tools skills saw him on projects ranging from Barry Manilow to Pink to Metallica. He also got involved with EastWest Studios in Hollywood to “shake out” the analog gear and configure the Pro Tools systems for each room. So he could ultimately record the entire EastWest “Hollywood” series of orchestral virtual instruments.

In 2009, Ken engineered and mixed two records for Jerry Lee Lewis with legendary drummer Jim Keltner as producer. This included doing overdubs with a “who’s who” of rock royalty, including Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Shelby Lynne, Kris Kristofferson, Robbie Robertson, Nils Lofgren, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Gillian Welch and Jon Brion. And his engineering and mix credits include a staggering list of talent like Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks, Kid Rock, Daniel Lanois, Ringo Starr, John Mayer, James Burton, Leon Russell, Tim McGraw, Neil Young and Slash, The Pretenders, Marshall Crenshaw, Heart, Veruca Salt, Flogging Molly, James Blunt, Ron Sexsmith, and Dwight Yoakam. Ken has also has worked closely with producer Joe Chiccarelli, mixing for Morrissey, Augustines, and Nightriots.

Ken’s production credits include Weezer, the B52’s, Debbie Harry, Shirley Manson, and Siouxsie Sioux. And he has worked with film composer Brian Reitzell on several film scores including “Hannibal”, “American Gods”, and “Kicks”.

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"Too many opinions in a room can be a bad thing." @EastWestStudio #Audio #Engineer

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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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RSR110 – 5 Game Changing Mix Moves for the Home Studio with Pete Woj of Mix Better Now

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Pete Woj gives us killer advanced mix techniques to utilize in the home studio.

My guest today is Pete Woj, a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, audio engineer, and home studio owner. Pete studied music at Berklee College of Music, Rollins College, and University of Vermont, and has produced and written music in many genres professionally over 15 years, with a focus on Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, and Americana. (In fact, I met Pete because he is a self admitted Wilco fan and loved my interview with Pat Sansone in Episode 68.)

Pete enjoys taking what he has learned both in the classroom and in the studio and teaching that knowledge with a focus on Mixing, Mastering, and Recording in Home and Project Studio environments through his blog and YouTube channel, MixBetterNow TV!

In Pete’s own words: “I truly finds joy in helping beginners who are new to the world of Audio.”

Pete also runs a monthly mixing member site called LearningToMix.com where you can join an online community of recording musicians and aspiring audio engineers. Every month members receive a new set of multi-tracks and learn from Pete and his partner, David of Home Recording Made Easy, as they mix the song from start to finish. It’s like an audio gym membership for your ears and mixing skills.

And I’m excited to have Pete joining us on the podcast today because he is going to lay some serious mixing wisdom with us Rockstars: Pete is going to teach us...

5 Game Changing Mix Moves for the Home Studio

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"I always say, if you're a lumberjack, you gotta be in the forest." @MixBetterNow #MixBetterNow #MasteringTheMix #SoundRadix #SlateDigital

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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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RSR109 – Dayna Manning – What I Learned From Jim Scott, Rick Rubin, Don Was, and Dave Kalmusky

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Dayna Manning chats about about recording with Sean Ono Lennon, capturing great vocals, using a metronome while tracking... and gives a bunch of great production tips!

Dayna Manning is a songwriter, musician, turned producer when she was just 17 years old, producing Sean Ono Lennon on her track "My Kind" for her debut record "Volume 1" (EMI). From there, her recording opportunites led her to work with the likes of Jim Scott, Rick Rubin, Don Was, Tom Lord Alge and Dave Kalmusky, where she learned as much as she could about recording and production in the studio.

Dayna has produced her own record Folkyo and her folk trio Trent Severn, as well as producing and engineering several national television commercials and branding an entire radio station, all from her home studio, in Ontario, Canada. Dayna firmly believes that production starts with a great song, so as a writer, she finds producing a natural fit.

I met Dayna at summer NAMM in Nashville thanks to Dave Kalmusky at Addiction Studios. And I am thrilled to not only have Dayna joining us on the podcast today, but to have our first woman as a guest on Recording Studio Rockstars.

"Make sure you show people who you are and what you can do." @daynamanning

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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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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

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