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RSR233 – Evan Bakke – Recording Prince at Paisley Park and Engineering at Power Station NE

Evan broke down his vocal chain for Prince at Paisley Park, how to take session notes like a pro and organize your Pro Tools sessions and mixing tips for your next session.

My guest today is Evan Bakke, the Chief Engineer at Power Station New England in Waterford, Conn. Originally from Minneapolis, MN Evan started working under producers, Matt Kirkwold and James “Fluff” Harley at MasterMix studios and the Boiler Room, and also at PoundSound in St. Paul partnering on many projects with Producer/Mixer Jeremy Tappero. 

In 2009 he spent a couple of years in La Paz, Bolivia South America and built a recording studio in Che Guevara’s old house before ending up back in Minneapolis to work as Prince’s personal recording engineer in 2013-14. More recently in 2015 Evan and his wife moved to Connecticut to become the chief engineer at Power Station NE.

I’ve put together a playlist of Evan’s work in the blog show notes and the tracks are a variety of consistently great-sounding recordings in different genres. So I am psyched to dig into some great recording techniques with Evan, learn more about running a pro studio in CT, and perhaps even here some cool stories about working with Prince.

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The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

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MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR232 – Craig Alvin – The Ultimate Step By Step Process For a Perfect Mix Every Time

Craig talked about Building his new mix room, recording the Grammy Record of the Year with Kacey Musgraves, Setting up your stereo mix bus in Pro Tools, and the Ultimate Step By Step Process For a Perfect Mix Every Time.

My guest on the show today is Craig Alvin, a producer, engineer, and mixer and Grammy winner of the 2019 Album of the Year award for engineering Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour. He has also been nominated for several other Grammys over the years with a long list of credits include Amy Grant, Vanessa Carlton, Lady Antebellum, Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Will Hoge, The Features, Butterfly Boucher, Erin McCarley, Hanson, How I Became The Bomb, and the new Little Big Town album. Plus I’ve added a Youtube playlist put together for you in the show notes if you want to hear some of his work.

Craig has been making records for over 20 years spanning many genres. He has been a guest on the show previously way back on episode RSR029. So please check that out for more of his backstory. Today we are going to talk about his new studio, and focus on what we can learn about mixing great records and creating a Grammy winning sound.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

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MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR231 – Steve Genewick – Recording at Capitol Studios with Al Schmitt

Steve talked about Recording at Capital Studios with Al Schmidt, how to set up for an orchestral session, stereo mic methods, chamber reverbs and pre-delay, and how to get great drum sounds.

My guest today is Steve Genewick three-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer, with over twenty-five years of experience, both as a studio and live recording engineer.  

Steve has worked primarily out of Capitol Studios as a staff engineer since 1994.  For the last

15 years, Steve has had the great honour of collaborating with 23 time Grammy award-winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt, working with artists such as  Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, and Paul McCartney. 

When not at Capitol, Steve can be found working at any number of major recording studios in Los Angeles or mixing at his home studio.  Steve also creates a great video channel for Capitol Studios called Top Of The Tower and the 1 Mic 1 Take series which we have included on Youtube for you.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:


MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR230 – M Allen Parker – Chief Engineer at Easy Eye Sound with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys

Allen talked about Easy Eye Sound and recording with Dan Auerbach, the importance of bleed, how to record acoustic guitar, vocals, and drums, Bentonian Blues, mic placement and mixing. Plus lots more!

My guest today is Allen Parker a recording engineer originally from Atlanta, GA now in Nashville managing Easy Eye Sound and working closely with artist and producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

Allen grew up playing both drums and percussion in classical ensembles and rock bands before  getting his degree in music business and production at Belmont University followed by becoming a staff engineer at Ocean Way Nashville for several years, where he quickly developed professional and personal relationships with many of music city’s finest musicians, engineers, and producers like Dan Auerbach, Jay Joyce, Ross Copperman and mentor, Ben Fowler. 

For the last decade he has devoted himself to freelance work and now in numerous Nashville studios. Since January 2016 Allen has been the Chief Engineer and Studio Manager at Easy Eye Sound; A Nashville based studio owned by artist/ producer Dan Auerbach. 

Allen’s client list includes the likes of Dan Auerbach, Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh, Yola, Blake Shelton, Robert Finley, and many other cool artists.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:


MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR229 – Matty Harris – How to Write Mix & Master Hip Hop

Matty talked about going from #1 in iTunes to sleeping on a floor mattress in LA, cowriting hip hop as a producer, abandoning Pro Tools for Studio One, and how to find and keep clients coming back through your studio website.

My guest today is Matty Harris a music producer, mixing and mastering engineer originally from Boston. As a young musician, he won several awards, including best drummer in New England touring with jazz, blues and calypso bands, playing clubs by the age of 14. And later went on to Berklee College of Music to study Music Production and Engineering.

Matty work in the studio includes credits for Atlantic, RCA, & Warner Bros Records, Sammy Adams, A$AP Rocky, Logic, Lil Yachty, Cousin Stizz and the Grammy Award-winning song “Stronger” for Kelly Clarkson winning the 2008 Boston Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Engineer and Producer. 

Matty now lives in Los Angeles where he also runs a cool YouTube Channel teaching you how to create music in the studio called Mix And Master My Song which also happens to be the name of his website and studio where he works with artists from all over the world.

Today we are going to find out more about Matty's story of moving from Boston to LA to pursue music, and see what we can learn about the best tools and techniques for creating, mixing, and mastering your music in the studio.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:


MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR228 – Jason Hall – Recording Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town & Coheed and Cambria with Jay Joyce

Jason talked about engineering with Jay Joyce, vocal production tips, recording rock drums and guitars, how to setup a band in the studio, and amazing recording and mixing tricks with guitar pedals, cassette tape mics, and a Sphere console.

My guest today is Jason Hall a recording and mix engineer based out of Nashville Tennessee best known for his work with producer Jay Joyce and artists such as Eric Church, Cage the Elephant, Coheed and Cambria, Derek Trucks, The Head and the Heart, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Halestorm, and Little Big Town. 

With a career spanning over 20 years, Jason has many platinum, gold, Grammy-winning, CMA winning albums to his credit and continues to bend genre’s with his innovative recording style.

Originally from Cullman Alabama growing up on an Air Force learning guitar and making 4 track recordings in his mother’s garage, Jason moved to Nashville area to attend MTSU in 1996. After graduation, Jason started his long-time collaboration with producer Jay Joyce and the pair have gone on to make records in many genres for two decades.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:


MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR227 – Bill Cheney – Spectra 1964 Sound of Record Plant, Stax Studio, Ardent, and Easy Eye Sound

Bill talked about the history of Spectra Sonics and Spectra 1964, designing the C610 complimiter and STX100 mic pres, how to understand transients and peak limiting, and stories of Record Plant NY, Roy Cicalla, Tom Dowd, Stax Studios and much more!

My guest today is Bill Cheney owner of Spectra 1964 originally Spectra Sonics makers of the famous 101 mic pres and sound of Stax Records in Memphis. Spectra Sonics made consoles for studios like Ardent in Memphis, The Record Plant in NYC, and Easy Eye Sound (Dan Auerbach’s studio here in Nashville) among others. You have heard Spectra Sonics records by Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Emerson Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, John Lennon, and more than we can count.

I first learned about Spectra Sonics years ago working at my friend Brian Cater’s studio Paradox Productions here in Nashville using his 610 Comp Limiter and never forgot how cool it sounded and looked in his control room. And when I spotted Spectra 1964 at the NAMM conference and saw the amazing work that Bill Cheney is doing with Spectra 1964 by recreating the C610 and V610 CompLimiters, and introducing the STX100 and STX500 mic preamps and eq I knew that I would need to learn more.

So I am excited to invite Bill Cheney to the podcast today to learn what we can about the amazing history of Spectra 1964, the studios that have made so many iconic records, the design philosophy behind old and new Spectra Sonics, and what ways we can improve our sound in our studios and better understand things like peak limiting and signal chain.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:


MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR226 – Alex Oana – Which Mic Should You Buy? Audio Test Kitchen

Alex talked about making records at the old Twin Tone studio in MN, recording perfectly identical drums with robots, how you can find the ideal microphone for your studio at Audio Test Kitchen and much more.

My guest today is Alex Oana, an engineer, producer originally from Minneapolis now living in Los Angeles. From his studios, in both locations, he has produced hundreds of records over 30 years and been the recipient of 11 Minnesota Music Awards. 

Alex is also the creator and co-founder with Ian Hlatky of Audio Test Kitchen, an online resource for seeing, hearing, and auditioning over 300 microphones from the comfort of your own studio. Intending to solve the frustrating experience of wanting to know what a microphone or any piece of audio gear sounds like before committing to what can often be an expensive purchase for your studio. Alex decided to create a place where you can go now to check out a product for your studio that you might be considering and make comparisons until you find the right fit just like a pair of jeans at your favorite store. Or even just go there to have fun listening to what all the different mics sound like to satisfy your curiosity.

Today we’ll talk with Alex about what it took to create the world’s first online pro audio showroom, what you can find there now, and what you can expect to find there in the future. And also how you can use this knowledge to help you make better records in your studio.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

The Spectra1964.com 101 amplifier, provides unequaled headroom, low noise, and linear output, irrespective of transient audio peaks. In the studio, this means that critical details from your microphone get through to your DAW. The 101 was used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Today Spectra 1964 brings that same incredible sound to your studio with the STX100 mic pre. Learn more at Spectra1964.com

WhisperRoom.com iso booths offer a simple way to install a comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums in a variety of sizes. Record professional-sounding vocals right in your home studio, practice whenever you want, and start using real guitar amps. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at WhisperRoom.com or click the link in the show notes.

Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Roswell Pro Audio: Affordable microphones handcrafted in the USA.

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:


MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR225 – Harold LaRue – How To Do Pro Mastering In Your DAW

Harold talked about the growth of the mastering industry, the power of great production, how to reference your mix and master against your favorite hits, and how to master your song like a pro in any DAW! Plus lots more..

My guest today is Harold LaRue a mastering engineer and audio educator based in Houston, Texas. Harold started out playing drums and running live sound in the 80’s and worked as a software developer and pro audio repair technician before meeting his wife, Elizabeth, an accomplished restaurateur; together, they built and operated several popular restaurants and a recycling company before he returned to his passion for recording and music production.

Harold studied with Producer/Engineer, Ronan Chris Murphy (also on the podcast RSR015), and learned the theatrical sound trade as a Union Journeyman on Broadway shows and other large-scale productions.

Harold shares his knowledge and experience with universities and recording schools across the country, provides technical support and consulting services to recording industry professionals, and operates a full-time mastering business, working on projects for artists including Macy Gray and R&B legend, Jeffrey Osborne.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

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Eventide: What do Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Pensado, and George Massenburg all have in common? They all have great things to say about Eventide. Originating in a New York city basement in 1971 with the original Instant Phaser and H910 Harmonizer. Eventide continues to transform the sound of music with the iconic H9000 Harmonizer, visionary guitar fx like the H9 pedal and now a whole suite of incredible plugins for your home studio. Go to Eventide.com to learn more.

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Step-by-step process for using Pro Tools for mastering

*Create 'MASTER' Stereo Aux Track, assign to Target Output (Output 1-2 here), ** SOLO SAFE this track ** 

* Create 'PRINT BUS' Send on 'MASTER' Track, set to Unity Gain (0.0 dB), Assign to an unused Bus with ** NO DESTINATION or TARGET OUTPUT ** This is a Bus to Nowhere. 

* Create 'Master' Stereo Master Fader, assigned to new 'MASTER' Track, use Inserts for your Stereo Bus plugins 

* Create 'MON' Stereo Master Fader, assign to Target Output (Output 1-2), Use Inserts for metering, reference plugins ** Place Sonarworks plugin LAST in chain ** 

* Assign Outputs from your Session's Audio Tracks, Auxes, etc to the 'MASTER' Track 

*When Bouncing your session, choose the 'PRINT BUS' Bus as your Source for audio. 

This is my workaround for Pro Tools not having a dedicated Monitoring Section, like Cubase and many other DAWs. 

This is my default PT Template configuration, so you only have to do this once.

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RSR224 – Jesse & Jonah Marks – Capturing Sounds Around The World at The Touch of Sound

​Jesse & Jonah talked about travelling the world to capture authentic stereo sounds, the powerful effect of audio over photos and video, perfect portable recording gear, and much more!

My guests today are Jesse and Jonah Marks, the founders and curators of The Touch of Sound, a recording adventure and website dedicated to authentically capturing the sounds of the world. 

Anything from fish markets in Japan and Turkey to Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands to the street musicians of Cuba will make it onto their website which includes sounds they themselves have captured plus sounds from contributors like yourselves Rockstars. Hint Hint.

Jesse is an audio engineer who began recording location sounds for potential use in his professional and personal projects. Jonah is an avid traveller whose passion for exploration has taken them around the globe. Whenever possible, they travel together at a furious pace, but their obsession with collecting sounds slows them down to appreciate the moments. Over the past 12 years, they have travelled the world with a microphone and a mission: to collect authentic and high-quality audio recordings.

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