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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!

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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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Will's Site
Will's Discography

Insta: @willpug
Twitter: @willpug

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

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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

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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.

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"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

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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

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

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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 Side Music.

Alan has sat on many professional panels at music festivals and been hired to speak at various colleges like William Patterson and Johns Hopkins University. His passion for making audio sound its very best is at the core of everything he does.

Some of Alans extensive credits include: Sufjan Stevens, Converge, Animal Collective, Dillinger Escape Plan, Brand New Heavies, Anais Mitchell, Frightened Rabbit, Grand Master Flash, Saves the Day, and Mastodon.

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"Pick a format and get to work." @wstwstsidemusic

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"If you become successful by trusting your feelings, you'll sustain that success." @wstwstsidemusic

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Links:
FREE Metadata Mastering Sheet

Alan's Credits
West West Side Music
West West Side Twitter
West West Side Facebook

All Music
Grandmaster Flash - Back To The Old School

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

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Learn tips about transient designers, lo-fi microphones, and enhancing reverbs from the author of Making Sound.

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.

Cristofer has also been active on social media since 2013 writing about tips and tricks for music producers. He's written numerous articles for TheProAudioFiles.com as well as the Scandinavian printed magazine Musician's Magazine.

Recently, Cristofer wrote and published ”Making Sound,” a book that digs deep into a great number of techniques and philosophies related to any kind of music creation, audio mixing and recording."


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

"I like to fail a little bit every day to keep me on track." @mgntcsound

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"I think it's going to serve the song, mix or production well if you have a good time." @mgntcsound

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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!

Miktek Audio

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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RSR090 – Joe Costa – Recording Ben Folds And William Shatner

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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 career like: Tom Harding, William Shatner and Joe Baldridge (episode 61), and also for more than a decade with Ben Folds.

Joe’s credits include Amanda Palmer, Elizabeth Cook, Lyle Lovett, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and William Shatner (Yup… that William Shatner!), among many others.

"If the musicians are awesome, and the arrangements are great, your job is way easier." @costa71

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"Roll the tape and sit on your hands." @costa71

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

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My guest is John Fields, 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.

A multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, John will quickly jump behind the drums or piano, or pick up a bass or guitar to lay down a part when needed. This ability combined with quick decisions in the studio make for a super fast, efficient, and fun session. In fact Jordan Valeriote also a guest on the podcast had mentioned assisting with John on a session where he got to watch John in action. Jordan described as seeing tracks being created in the studio a lightning speed that sounded like a finished record before they even got to mixing.

John is also an in-demand co-writer, having penned songs with Dan Wilson, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Australian superstar Vanessa Amorosi and others. And occasionally he will hit the road with an artist, as he's done playing bass with Nick Jonas and the Administration, The Rembrandts and Soul Asylum.

"There's no better cure for pitchy vocals than taking an ear off." @strawberrius

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Important Links:
John Fields' Site
John's Spotify Playlist
John's Twitter
John's Instagram
John's Discography

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