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RSR454 – Joe Hutchinson – How To Master A Record

Uboats will float your Atomic Instruments! Joe talked about his new mastering studio Garage Masters, how to get loudness right for streaming, set up your mastering session in Presonus Studio One, do song spacing, and choose limiters, eq, and plugins.

My guest today is Joe Hutchinson, a mastering engineer at Garage Masters in Nashville, TN where Joe has been providing mastering services for over 10 years. 

Joe works in a well-designed room built in 2022 and uses a combination of analog and digital tools to give each song or project what it needs. Every project is different, and what happens in mastering can vary from heavy-handed processing to being almost transparent. Often mastering will catch little things missed in the production/mixing process since a mastering engineer offers a fresh set of ears, and in that sense acts as the quality control at the end of the recording process.

Joe was my mastering engineer at the Hay Bale Studio at Bonnaroo for many years and has been a guest on the podcast for episode RSR013 where you can hear his backstory. Today we will talk about what's new in mastering and see what we can learn for our own studios as well.

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Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

iZotope RX 11 has arrived and includes enhanced modules like Dialogue Isolate, Music Rebalance, Repair Assist, Loudness Control, Loudness Optimize, and Mid-Side mode! Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The all-new RAY microphone from LEWITT brings clarity and focus to your sound with the innovative AURA auto volume and eq feature and manual or auto mute function perfect for studio, video, and podcasts at LEWITT-audio.com/ray

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

Make your next record with me at the newly remodeled 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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RSR013 - Joe Hutchinson - Garage Masters & Bonnaroo
https://www.garagemasters.net/
Instagram: @joehutchinson

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR453 – Todd Burke – How To Make Records Sound Cool

Rack-mount your own real transformers! Todd talked about recording with dynamic mics, mixing with real transformers as plugins, setting up Atmos, automating Pro Tools with Soundflow, how to 3-mic drums, building a studio, and mastering your own mix.

My guest today is Todd Burke who has been recording and mixing records and underscores in Los Angeles for over 25 years. His album credits include Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian, M83, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

More recently, he has been enjoying mixing Atmos versions of records by Albert Hammond Jr, Christina Perri, and Jeff Goldblum and working as a Score Mixer. A few notable films include The Big Sick, Daddy's Home 1 & 2, Second Act, I Feel Pretty, The Lovebirds, Stargirl, The King of Staten Island, Yes Day, and The Bubble. He also dabbles a bit in Album Mastering with recent projects for The Lickerish Quartet, Motochrist, and Greyboy Allstars.

As a teacher he’s a main contributor on the recordBetter project and is passionate about handing the art of record making on to young creators. And he is a Brand Ambassador and Artist Representative for Antelope Audio.

He’s available for engineering bookings in Los Angeles and abroad. Favorite tracking rooms include Sunset Sound and Capitol Studios. His own studio, affectionately coined Listening Room LA, is in the foothills east of LA and outfitted with an Aurora Audio 10 channel sidecar, a 24 channel Aurora Audio GTM Mixer, the most modern generation of digital conversion from Antelope Audio and Chord Electronics, ATMOS monitoring on an array by Wilson Audio, as well as mastering-grade stereo monitoring on a custom Tannoy system by Chris Pelonis.

Thank you to Ken Sluiter for the introduction!

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Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

iZotope RX 11 has arrived and includes enhanced modules like Dialogue Isolate, Music Rebalance, Repair Assist, Loudness Control, Loudness Optimize, and Mid-Side mode! Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The all-new RAY microphone from LEWITT brings clarity and focus to your sound with the innovative AURA auto volume and eq feature and manual or auto mute function perfect for studio, video, and podcasts at LEWITT-audio.com/ray

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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https://www.toddburke.com/
Instagram: @toddburke
YouTube: @toddburke

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR452 – Mark Rudin – Songwriting for Sync License Music

Lower that cheese flag dude! Mark talked about writing music for sync that is fun and relatable without being too obvious, building a hotel studio in Mexico, placing music in feature films, using the iPhone mic, horn arrangments, and Shruti boxes.

My guest today is Mark Rudin, an accomplished artist, producer, and songwriter with a masterful command of multiple instruments - particularly horns. His song "Miracle" was a winner on season 2 of the NBC show Songland, and his work has been featured in major ad campaigns for brands such as Grey Goose and Simple Mills, as well as trailers for the Tom and Jerry Movie and the movie, Easter Sunday. Mark newest release "That Looks Good On Me" ft. KONG is out now and we have a playlist of his music and discography in the show notes.

Thank you to Rodger Alan Nichols for the introduction!

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

Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

iZotope RX 11 has arrived and includes enhanced modules like Dialogue Isolate, Music Rebalance, Repair Assist, Loudness Control, Loudness Optimize, and Mid-Side mode! Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The all-new RAY microphone from LEWITT brings clarity and focus to your sound with the innovative AURA auto volume and eq feature and manual or auto mute function perfect for studio, video, and podcasts at LEWITT-audio.com/ray

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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https://www.markrudinmusic.com/
Instagram: @markrudin

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR451 – Brad Wood – Recording Rock Bands & Mixing In Atmos

Send Santa's sleighbells to the chimney object of course! Brad talked about recording awesome drums, creating your own snare and kick samples, how to get a great kick drum sound, how to capture a guitar DI without the buzz, and mixing 9.1.4 in Atmos.

My guest today is Brad Wood, a producer originally from Chicago where he had Idful Music Corporation - a small but mighty recording studio in Wicker Park. There he recorded albums by bands like Seam, Tar, Shrimp Boat and Eleventh Dream Day. In 1993 he produced Exile In Guyville for Liz Phair which became the catalyst for what became a very long and prosperous career as a producer and mixer.

Brad wrapped up the 90’s with many debut albums under his belt, including Sunny Day Real Estate‘s Diary, Veruca Salt‘s American Thighs, Placebo’s self-titled LP, Placebo, and Ben Lee‘s Grandpaw Would. He also notably produced the Original Broadway Cast Recording for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Throughout the iconic decade, Brad also worked with bands such as Far, that dog., Menthol, Pete Yorn, and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore (which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts).

Later Brad relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he built Seagrass Studio where he’s tracked and mixed for Say Anything, mewithoutyou, The Bangles, Sherwood, Touché Amoré, and many other artists. I am excited to have Brad back on the podcast again. You can catch his earlier episode RSR095 when he talked about his work in Chicago and moving to LA. Today we will catch up with Brad to see what’s new at Seagrass Studio and talk about producing and mixing in Atmos among other things.

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

Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

iZotope RX 11 has arrived and includes enhanced modules like Dialogue Isolate, Music Rebalance, Repair Assist, Loudness Control, Loudness Optimize, and Mid-Side mode! Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The all-new RAY microphone from LEWITT brings clarity and focus to your sound with the innovative AURA auto volume and eq feature and manual or auto mute function perfect for studio, video, and podcasts at LEWITT-audio.com/ray

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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RSR095 – BRAD WOOD – PRODUCING LIZ PHAIR, VERUCA SALT & SMASHING PUMPKINS

https://www.bradwoodmusic.com/
https://www.threads.net/@bradwood_producifer
Instagram: @bradwood_producifer

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR450 – Marc Urselli – Mics, Doom Metal, Jazz, and Throat Singing

Organization is everything! Marc talked about recording Bill Frisell & John Zorn, producing The Ramones tribute with Steppendoom, how to make a great compilation album or killer remix, traveling the world to collect vintage ribbon mics, and backup.

My guest today is Marc Urselli a 7-time Grammy Award nominated, 3-time Grammy Award winning music producer, audio engineer, mixer, sound designer and front of house engineer, Marc Urselli is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar and devotee of all things art, sound & music and works for and collaborates with musical & visual artist, bands, musicians, composers, theater directors, film, TV, brand & mixed media multi disciplinaires from around the world.

He has worked with U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Sting, Keith Richards, Kesha, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, Buddy Guy, Luther Vandross, Bill Frisell, Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson just to name a few in syles ranging from rock, pop, metal, jazz, experimental/avantgarde/new music, urban and electronica and classical. He also collaborates as an artist on some of his records which you can hear in the playlist below.

Marc currently resides and works as Chief House Engineer for the historic & legendary recording studio EastSide Sound. And he has been a guest on the podcast before for episodes RSR264 & RSR 378 where you can hear his backstory in music and get some excellent recording and mixing tips!

Thanks again to Rudy Roopchan for our original intro, and to Adam Audio!

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

Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

iZotope RX 11 has arrived and includes enhanced modules like Dialogue Isolate, Music Rebalance, Repair Assist, Loudness Control, Loudness Optimize, and Mid-Side mode! Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The all-new RAY microphone from LEWITT brings clarity and focus to your sound with the innovative AURA auto volume and eq feature and manual or auto mute function perfect for studio, video, and podcasts at LEWITT-audio.com/ray

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.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!

RSR449 – Dominique Sanders – Jazz Bass Player Hip Hop Producer & Beat Maker in LA

A hit recording might only be 2.5 min in 13.8 billion years of the universe! Dom talked about playing bass for the Queen of England & Obama, the history of KC jazz, learning to make beats, the power of publishing, and 5 reasons to use Ableton Live.

My guest today is Dominique Sanders, an accomplished producer and composer from Kansas City Missouri. By age 16, he had performed for the Queen of England and established himself as a mainstay in the Kansas City music scene. During one of his many shows in the area, Dom was discovered by Tech9, which started a writing/producing partnership that continues to this day. Dominique currently resides in Los Angeles California and is a published songwriter and producer at prescription songs

Notable works include many of Tech9’s #1 Billboard chart debuts, and collaborations with Nipsey Hussle, James Fauntleroy, Jidenna, Janelle Monea, The Game, Jay Prince, Snoop Dogg, and Boyz II Men, Herbie Hancok, Robert Glasper, Wiz Kalifa, Chance the rapper, and many more.

Thank you to Kelle Musgrave at Linear Management for making our introduction!

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

Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end.
https://lewitt.link/rockstars

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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Instagram: @bassman816

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR448 – Vance Powell – Big Phish Stories with Mixing Q&A

Don't pull my beard... unless you're Les Paul! Vance talked about recording Phish on tour with 244 mic inputs over MADI in a remote truck, mixing low-end bass and kick, how to mic a rock drum kit, studio wire and why tweaking mixes is a fool's errand!

My guest today is Vance Powell, a multi-Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and mixer, and owner of Sputnik Sound in Nashville with Mitch Dane. Vance’s many credits includes Chris Stapleton, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, and Wolfmother to name just a few. Vance is a repeat guest on the podcast and you can hear his previous episodes on RSR002, 171, 293, 360 and 403 all of which are in the music playlist below so please click through to listen to his discography and to hear about his backstory and get some great tips on mixing and mixing in Atmos.

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

Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end.
https://lewitt.link/rockstars

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.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!

RSR447 – Steve Genewick – The Beatles & Mixing Miles Davis in Atmos

Make mine a phantom center! Steve talked about the birth of mixing in Atmos, recording strings for the last Beatles song, Now And Then, how to record immersively, building a home mixing studio, mics for strings, object bed mixing, and the LFE sub.

My guest today is Steve Genewick a Grammy-nominated recording engineer with 30 years of experience, both as a studio and live recording and mix engineer. Steve has had the pleasure of working at iconic recording studios around the world such as United Recording, East West Studios, Sunset Sound and Village Recorders in Los Angeles, Abbey Road and Angel studios in London and La Fabrique Studios in France.

For 20 years, Steve had the great honor of working alongside the legendary 23-time Grammy award-winning producer and engineer, Al Schmitt. They worked with artists such as Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney. Steve also joined Al for “Mix With The Masters” seminars for nine years in the south of France, in addition to collaborating on their instructional film “The Art of Recording a Big Band”.

Steve worked primarily out of the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood as a staff engineer from 1994 to 2022. At Capitol, he worked with countless renowned artists such as Elton John, Bastille and Trisha Yearwood. Steve was among the first studio mixers to begin mixing music in Dolby Atmos, working on projects with Beck, Gregory Porter, LL Cool J, Sam Smith and Niall Horan, and on the popular video game Apex Legends.

In 2017, Steve received the Pensado Award for Best Recording Engineer. He was also a part of the Universal Audio and Capitol Studios team that won a 2020 TEC Award for their Capitol Chambers plugin.

Check out Steve’s earlier episode on RSR231. Thanks to Matt BOUDREAU at the Working Class Audio podcast for making our introduction!

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Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end.
https://lewitt.link/rockstars

Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the S-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.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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RSR231 – STEVE GENEWICK – RECORDING AT CAPITOL STUDIOS WITH AL SCHMITT

https://stevegenewick.com/bio
Instagram: @steve_genewick
Facebook: @Steve-Genewick-Recording-Engineer
X: @stevegenewick

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR446 – Sara Carter – How To EQ Everything in Your Home Studio!

Trust your first instinct! Sara talked about setting up your monitors for accurate mixing, how to place your subwoofer, learning to balance a mix first, why 85db is too loud, the power of a high pass filter, group vs solo audition, and mixing vocals.

My guest today is Sara Carter, a BBC trained mixing engineer based in Leicester (pronounced “lester”) in the UK. Sara started recording and mixing music as a hobby in the mid-90s then later turned it into a full-time career after studying Audio Engineering at the SAE Institute in London and working as a Sound Engineer for the BBC. 

Sara learned her trade at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios by working under the mentorship of some of the best engineers in the business. During this time, Sara worked with a wide variety of artists such as Adele, The Black Keys and Rod Stewart to name a few. More recently she focuses on helping home studio musicians mix music at home through her training courses, coaching sessions and YouTube channel, Simply Mixing.

If you enjoy this interview please check out our earlier episodes RSR204 and RSR377 when we talked about her background in music and shared some great home studio mixing tips. Today we are going to focus more on how to eq everything and then get into some compression talk.

Thanks again to my brother from another podcast Matt Boudreau at Working Class Audio for making our original introduction!

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RSR445 – Ken Sluiter – Tips for Production , Mixing, and Atmos

Is your home studio the best place for your client? Ken talked about recording at home vs a big studio, playlists vs endless sessions, why pressure is good for music, riding the master fader, mixing with drum samples, and setting up for Atmos.

My guest today is Ken Sluiter, a Grammy-nominated recording engineer/producer/mixer who has been on the podcast before for episodes RSR111 and RSR194 when we talked about his background and shared some awesome mixing tips for the studio. Ken's credits include artists such as Morrissey, Flogging Molly, Andra Day, Divine Fits, Heart, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Blunt, Weezer, the Mekons, The Jesus Lizard and Ok Go to name a few. He has worked with many audio greats like Joe Chiccarelli, Jim Scott, and Andrew Scheps. 

It has been a few years since we've chatted with Ken so today we will be focusing on what's new at his studio and surely sharing some more thoughts on mixing in stereo and immersive audio.

Thanks to Brad Wood for making our original introduction!

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Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The Grace Design M201 mk2 stereo pre amp gives you a massive amount of realistic clean gain for your condenser, dynamic, or ribbon microphones without adding additional noise! It’s the perfect mic pre for intimate or rocking recordings in your studio. GraceDesign.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end.
https://lewitt.link/rockstars

Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the S-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.

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

Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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