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RSR399 – Billy Decker – How To Mix A Song Fast & Great Every Time

Delete most of those damn tracks before you mix! Billy talked about narrowing the drum and guitar mics down to the essentials for mixing, his vocal chain, bass eq roll-off, designing the perfect mixing chain plugins, and how mixing mono can help you.

My guest today is Billy Decker aka The Deckerator is an award winning Nashville mixing engineer known for his efficient and effective mixing method. 

He’s mixed 16 Billboard #1”s to date such as Dustin Lynch’s “Riding Roads” and notable artists as Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, Parmalee, Colt Ford, and the metal band Starset to name just a few. He also mixed George Jones’s last album before he passed. Billy Decker made history in July of 2014 when Sam Hunt became the most added new artist of all time. 

Decker works in a unique way. “I mix really fast. Most of my mixes are finished within an hour. To be able to do this, I use a lot of templates in pro tools. Instead of spending two hours EQing a kick drum I can do it in thirty seconds, because I have set up templates for the album that outline all the basic parameters for each instrument. I can then work on fine tuning - working on the entire mix, rather than focusing on individual adjustments. It’s a good way to work. It’s fast efficient and most importantly it’s fun."

He has been on the show recently for episode RSR281 and is also now a published author for his book “Template Mixing and Mastering: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving a Professional Sound” and has created a series of mixing plugins called the Bus Glue Billy Decker Bundle over at Joey Sturgis Tones. 

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With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Wouldn’t you sound awesome on a vintage mic? Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 or V12 plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value) at JZMic.com


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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RSR281 – Billy Decker – New Book Template Mixing & Mastering
RSR210 – Billy Decker – Speed Mixing #1 Hits Inside Pro Tools
billydecker.com
Facebook: billydecker
Instagram: deckerboards

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

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!

RSR398 – Sean Sullivan – Recording Acoustic String Bands (Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Del McCoury, John Prine, & The Black Keys)

Is it OK to Butcher a session? Sean talked about recording at the kitchen table with John Prine, capturing powerful vocals with Sturgill Simpson, when to use goboes and figure eight mics, and why the fiddle player texts you during a tracking session.

My guest today is Sean Sullivan a 3 time Grammy award winning engineer, mixer and producer based in Nashville. After graduating from MTSU a chance opportunity landed him at The Butcher Shoppe Studio, owned by John Prine and producer David Ferguson, where he continued to work for a decade before the building was sold and demolished in the summer of 2020. 

Notable artist that recorded at the studio include Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, The Black Keys, Kurt Vile, Jake Bugg, The Devil Makes Three, Margo Price, The Steeldrivers, and The Del McCoury Band. Since the Butcher Shoppe's closing Sean has primarily been working out of The Tractor Shed studio in Goodlettsville, TN and his personal home mixing space he reluctantly put together during the pandemic.

Thanks to Collin Dupuis for the introduction.

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 101 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at Macsales.com/Rockstars

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Wouldn’t you sound awesome on a vintage mic? Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 or V12 plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value) at JZMic.com


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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Website Links:

seansullivanaudio.com
Instagram: seansullivanaudio


Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

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!

RSR397 – Adam Greenspan – Recording Bloc Party & Mixing With Guitar Pedals in Pro Tools

It's all about the vibe! Adam talked about recording the Bloc Party Alpha Games, overdubbing cymbals, recording like Al Schmitt, guitar pedals mixing in the box, why the Mini Moog has nothing new to say, and where to use Slate Virtual Console.

My guest today is Adam Greenspan A Grammy-nominated engineer, mixer, and producer who had a pretty good start to his career engineering Faith No More’s “Album of the Year” at age 20. He later spent time at two world-class studios, Westlake Audio and The Village Recorder, working with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rage Against the Machine, and Bono before going freelance in 2000.

Adam has been a guest on the show for episode RSR289 when we talked about his background in music. Today we will see what's new in his studio.

Thanks so much to Adris Evelis at JZ Microphones for making our introduction.

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 101 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at Macsales.com/Rockstars

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Wouldn’t you sound awesome on a vintage mic? Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 or V12 plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value) at JZMic.com


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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RSR289 – ADAM “ATOM” GREENSPAN – PRODUCING & MIXING IDLES, ARCADE FIRE, YEAH YEAH YEAHS, NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, AND THE VEILS
atomgreenspan.com
INSTA: @aatomg
TWITTER: @aatomg_producer


Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

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!

RSR396 – Joe Costa – Recording at Sound Emporium & Mixing in The Box with Ben Folds and Caitlin Rose

How many recording engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Joe talked about tracking to tape without headphones, mixing in the box using headphones, ns10s, and Auratones, creating cool drum sounds with plugins, and vocal mic and mixing tips.

My guest today is Joe Costa a freelance engineer/mixer in Nashville, TN, originally from Dartmouth MA. A Berklee College Of Music graduate, Joe started out at Syncro Sound in Boston before moving to Nashville in 1993. Since then, he has worked in many great studios like Sound Emporium, Treasure Isle, House Of David, and RCA Studio A, and with many great artists, producers, and engineers through his career like Richard Dodd, William Shatner and Joe Baldridge, and also for more than a decade with Ben Folds.

Joe’s credits also include Amanda Palmer, Elizabeth Cook, Lyle Lovett, Sara Bareilles, Kesha, and Caitlin Rose, among many others. He has been a guest on the show on episode RSR090 to talk about his origin story and working with Ben Folds and William Shatner.

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 101 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at Macsales.com/Rockstars

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Wouldn’t you sound awesome on a vintage mic? Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 or V12 plus get a FREE shock mount ($120 value) at JZMic.com


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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Website Links:

RSR090 – JOE COSTA – RECORDING BEN FOLDS AND WILLIAM SHATNER
instagram: costa71
facebook: Joe Costa Engineer/Mixer
twitter: @joecosta71


Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

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!

RSR395 – Bobby Owsinski – Answers All Your Mixing Questions

Mix with your ears closed! Bobby talked about mixing using only visual meters, why playlist mixes are the new radio mixes, immersive audio, simple home studio sound treatments, mixing in headphones, and how to take your mix from muddy to magnificent.

My guest today is Bobby Owsinski a Producer/engineer and one of the best selling authors in the music industry with 24 books that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world, including The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Social Media Promotion For Musicians, and The Music Business Advice Book. 

He’s also a contributor to Forbes as a category expert on the new music business, his long-running production and music industry blogs have won numerous industry awards, and he’s appeared on CNN and ABC News as a music branding and audio expert. 

Bobby’s highly-rated Inner Circle podcast is now in its 9th year, with more than 400 episodes that feature mover and shaker guests from all parts of the music industry. He’s also recently produced and mixed albums that appeared at #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #5 on the Apple Music Rock Chart. And his new book update is out Mixing Engineers Handbook Fifth Edition. 

Bobby has been a guest on the podcast on episode RSR010.

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The SSL UF8 fader pack and UC-1 channel strip DAW controllers let you mix in your computer as fast as you feel the music. Put the fun back into your mixes at SolidStateLogic.com


The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is waterproof, dustproof, and crushproof keeping your music and samples safe in the studio or on the stage! Find the new OWC Envoy Pro Elektron and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Whether you’re looking for those airy highs, sweet midrange or silky low-end a good vintage mic can put the magic in your mixes! Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 and V12 at JZMic.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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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!

RSR394 – Josh Harris – Producing Dance Music in Studio One and Healthy Studio Lifestyle

We need more kettlebell! Josh talked about mixing in Studio One so your song sounds like a finished record, a healthy studio lifestyle and working routine, understanding compression, mixing dance kick and bass, and producing in Poland and Romania.

My guest today is Josh Harris an internationally known producer, composer, engineer, remixer and music industry educator. His credits include top artists like Seal, Madonna, The Killers, and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem). His corporate clients include NBC, ABC, MTV, VH1 and USA Network. Classically trained as a pianist and composer, he has always focused on fusing different musical genres, resulting in memorable songs and productions that stay with you long after the first listen.

No stranger to working with major label recording artists, in 2008, Josh toured with Grammy award winning artist, Seal, as his musical director and keyboardist. In both 2007 and 2008, Josh received nominations from the International Dance Music Association (IDMA) for best remixer. In 2011, he engineered a remix of "Orpheus" (Quiet Carnival), by Sergio Mendes, that was nominated for a Grammy.

In addition to being a contributing composer for California-based music library, 21 South, Josh spends his time working on several original projects: 2 Saol, Room 111, Kosca.

Thank you to Roger Nichols for the introduction. Josh has been a guest on the show before on episode RSR054 talked about his musical background and has even joined me to teach mixing clinics both online and in person. Today we will talk about what's new in the studio and dive into some mixing and production advice for the home studio.

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The SSL UF8 fader pack and UC-1 channel strip DAW controllers let you mix in your computer as fast as you feel the music. Put the fun back into your mixes at SolidStateLogic.com


The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is waterproof, dustproof, and crushproof keeping your music and samples safe in the studio or on the stage! Find the new OWC Envoy Pro Elektron and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Whether you’re looking for those airy highs, sweet midrange or silky low-end a good vintage mic can put the magic in your mixes! Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 and V12 at JZMic.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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RSR054- JOSH HARRIS – DEFINING HIS SOUND AS A REMIXER & STUDIO ONE EXPERT
joshharrismusic.com



Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

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!

RSR393 – Warren Huart – Home Studio Advice From Produce Like A Pro

Don't be afraid to grab the guitar when engineering! Warren talked about choosing the right mic for your studio, why modern mics sound so clean, giving back to the community, the future of the clicktrack, TEC award, the Beatles, and session players.

My guest today is Warren Huart an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los Angeles, California who is most associated as a music producer and/or engineer in the recording industry as a multi-platinum producer for The Fray, Daniel Powter, Marc Broussard, Trevor Hall, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith and Howie Day. 

His film and television credits include Inglourious Basterds, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Huart is the owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, California, and runs a DIY YouTube Channel called "Produce Like a Pro" with over 670,000 subscribers worldwide. Warren is also an audio educator, and he won the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards for Audio Education Technology for his Produce Like a Pro website.

He has been a guest on the show on episode RSR064 talking about his background and recording tips like finding the best snare drum for rock and roll. I even had a chance to stop by his home studio in Laurel Canyon for a studio tour video in 2017. And today we will keep talking about whats new in the studio and mixing. 

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The SSL UF8 fader pack and UC-1 channel strip DAW controllers let you mix in your computer as fast as you feel the music. Put the fun back into your mixes at SolidStateLogic.com


The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is waterproof, dustproof, and crushproof keeping your music and samples safe in the studio or on the stage! Find the new OWC Envoy Pro Elektron and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Whether you’re looking for those airy highs, sweet midrange or silky low-end a good vintage mic can put the magic in your mixes! Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 and V12 at JZMic.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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Website Links:

https://linktr.ee/producelikeapro
RSR064 – WARREN HUART – PRODUCE LIKE A PRO
Home Studio Recording - The Complete Guide by Warren Huart



Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

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!

RSR392 – Wessel Oltheten – Understanding Sound and Emotion in Mixing and Mastering

There's beauty in Blumlein! Wessel talked about the power of mixing quickly, trusting your gut before your ears, why you need great low end in monitoring, how to record double bass, the future of immersive sound and mixing to multiple busses.

My guest today is Wessel Oltheten a mixing and mastering engineer in the Netherlands, who has been on the podcast on episode RSR152 to talk about his mixing studio and philosophies. He is also a published author of the book Mixing With Impact on Focal press and teaches at  Utrecht University of the Arts. 

Wessel is very prolific and in 2021 was able to work on no less than 862 tracks. His discography sounds really great working with very cool bands like Dewolff, Pocket Knife Army, Black Oak, and many others. Whether it's art rock, electronic music, or singers up close and personal Wessel has the ability to make it sound great with his thoughtful mixing and mastering.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:


The SSL UF8 fader pack and UC-1 channel strip DAW controllers let you mix in your computer as fast as you feel the music. Put the fun back into your mixes at SolidStateLogic.com


The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is waterproof, dustproof, and crushproof keeping your music and samples safe in the studio or on the stage! Find the new OWC Envoy Pro Elektron and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Whether you’re looking for those airy highs, sweet midrange or silky low-end a good vintage mic can put the magic in your mixes! Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 and V12 at JZMic.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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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!

RSR391 – William Wittman – Production Expert Creator Producing Vocals & Mixing Remotely

Can't have Too Much Joy in the studio? William talked about best practices for producing and recording vocals and guitars over the internet, mixing in Pro Tools like a console, Slate Raven, Stream Deck, Sound Flow, drums and his mix bus template.

My guest today is William Wittman, a Grammy Award-winning independent Producer/Engineer/Musician/Songwriter based in New York. He began his career as a musician and moved from there into work as a studio engineer and producer. He held the position of Chief Engineer at several major recording studios. As Producer and Engineer, his credits include the multi–platinum debuts from Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, the Hooters, and The Outfield. 

His success as an independent producer led to several years as an A&R Vice President and Staff Producer at two major record labels (Sony/Columbia and BMG/RCA). As a musician, he has appeared on nationally televised shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, the Rosie O’Donnell Show, CBS Late Late Show, Ellen Degeneres, the NBC Christmas Tree Lighting Special, and New Year’s Eve in Times Square. 

He has also played and sung with many of the artists he has recorded and is a member of alternative rock band Too Much Joy (Giant/Discovery/Sire Records). He now plays bass guitar in the Cyndi Lauper Band, recording and touring internationally, and also serves as the Musical Director.

He is also a regular participant in the production expert website and podcast.

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RSR390 – Michael Brauer – Brauerize ITB and Mixing With Emotion

"Sonically good without the sonic soul is crap!" Michael talked about why it's the emotional stuff, not the technical stuff that makes a great mix, how to understand multi-bus mix compression, why plugins are fun, and mixing in Atmos on headphones.

My guest today is Michael Brauer a Grammy-winning New York mix engineer. His many credits include "Best Pop Vocal Album" for John Mayer's Continuum, "Best Alternative Album" for Coldplay's Parachutes, and also "Best Rock Album" for Coldplay's "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends". Other artists include The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jeff Buckley, David Byrne, Paul McCartney, Ben Folds, KT Tunstall, and Martha Wainwright. He also invented the technique known as 'Brauerizing', in which mixes are routed through multiple compressors and busses to create a blended sound. And he is a co-founder of Mix With The Masters which has been running for over a decade. 

Michael has been a guest on the show previously to talk about his background in music and mixing so please chack out that episode at RSR300. And at that time he had relocated outside the heart of the city in NY to settle into his home studio for mixing. He also completed his journey of migrating his mix template over from a hybrid setup to a full “in the box” method with the help of his engineer Fernando Reyes. Michael created a fantastic course on Puremix.net called Brauerize ITB to teach his mixing setup so you can recreate the whole thing in your home studio if you choose. 

So I am excited to have Michael joining us to talk about his philosophy of mixing and the migration over to mixing “in the box”.

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The SSL UF8 fader pack and UC-1 channel strip DAW controllers let you mix in your computer as fast as you feel the music. Put the fun back into your mixes at SolidStateLogic.com


The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is waterproof, dustproof, and crushproof keeping your music and samples safe in the studio or on the stage! Find the new OWC Envoy Pro Elektron and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Whether you’re looking for those airy highs, sweet midrange or silky low-end a good vintage mic can put the magic in your mixes! Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTAR to get 40% off the Vintage series mics V67, V47 and V12 at JZMic.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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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!

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