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RSR361 – Anthony Gravino – Recording Live to Analog Tape & Mixing Grammy Nominated Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter at High Cross Sound

Are fart machines ok in the studio? Anthony talked about recording directly to analog tape and selling reel-to-reel tapes, how to set up a great headphone mix for the band, working with the API 1608 console, and Charlie Hunter's split bass guitar.

My guest today is Anthony Gravino an independent music maker near Chicago, IL. He has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres as a producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer and musician. Anthony has been on the show before for Episode RSR156 when we talked about how he makes records in the studio capturing great sounds for Indie rock, jazz, and other genres and more mixing tips on episode RSR250.

He has recently moved to a beautiful tall new loft studio called High Cross Sound south of Chicago in a space that looks like you might stumble on it strolling through the Hobbit Shire. Anthony loves to work with talented artists and musicians and record using classic vintage studio making records with smooth and beautiful tones. So we will talk about what’s new with the studio and how his recording and mixing have evolved in the past couple of years.

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


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.

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Website Links:

RSR250 – ANTHONY GRAVINO – HOW TO MIX IN PRO TOOLS & CONSOLE HYBRID
www.anthonygravino.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!

RSR360 – Vance Powell – Mixing in Dolby Atmos on Pro Tools at Sputnik Sound

Why object to a good bed? Vance talked about learning to mix in Dolby Atmos on Pro Tools, installing a new ATC speaker array, Chris Stapleton and his mobile Capi VP28 studio, and the future of Apple Music and immersive audio for creators and fans.

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 credits 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 origin story on episode RSR002, and great mixing tips on Episodes RSR171 and RSR293.

Vance recently did a studio makeover at Sputnik Sound installing a Dolby Atmos surround sound system for mixing into the future of immersive audio. So we will talk all about Atmos and of course, we have a bunch of great questions from you Rockstars in our Facebook group which you can join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/recordingstudiorockstars

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


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.

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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!

RSR359 – Jay Lauterwasser – Video Game Composer and Sound Designer for EverQuest

Got pig grunts and bear growls? Jay talked about creating monster sounds for video games as a sound designer, how he went from quality control to music composer for one of the biggest MMORPG video games in the world, and why you want Reaper.

My guest today is Jay Lauterwasser a video game sound designer and music composer for Darkpaw games in San Diego, CA. 

“I grew up in St Louis, Missouri, moved to San Diego in 2004 and started my career in the video game industry in Quality Assurance. In 2016 I got my opportunity to become a Sound Designer and in 2019 I added Music Composer to my job description. I’ve been a musician for the better part of my life. I started playing bass in highschool, joined a band after graduating and got to see the eastern half of the country from the back seat of the tour van. Even though the touring slowed down, I never stopped playing music. I still play bass in the local San Diego band Roger! and sit in for the occasional recording session. 

I’ve been a part of countless recording sessions as a musician but never officially as an engineer. Fortunately, I’ve worked with a bunch of great engineers that were always willing to answer questions or explain something along the way. It was those experiences and further exploration and research that taught me enough about sound engineering to be able to do sound design for video games. Music composition was the natural next step, taking what I learned about audio engineering and sound in general and adding the musician side of it. After taking a couple of online music composition and theory classes, I was able to compose and produce my first video game soundtrack in 2019 for the game “EverQuest: Claws of Veeshan”.

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


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.

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Website Links:

Sean McGovern Moon Shine Album


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!

RSR358 – Daniel Donato – Cosmic Country on Nashville’s Broadway Strip

Life is a song! Daniel talked about chick'n pick'n guitar at the famous Robert's Western Wear and his goal to sell out the Ryman Auditorium, why you need the Japanese concept of Ikigai for your goals, and how music melds with the cosmos.

My guest today is Daniel Donato a 25 year old guitarist and songwriter who started out at a young age of 16 playing regularly at Nashville’s iconic honky tonk Robert’s Western World while gigging with the Don Kelley Band. His debut album, A Young Man’s Country, was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium in two days and produced by guitar-ace Robben Ford, the record weaves outlaw country, Grateful Dead-style Amer-icana, and first-rate songwriting into a singular form Donato calls “21st-century cosmic country.”

The message of these songs contains Donato’s “Cosmic Country” ethos, which is about finding the courage to blaze your own path. As such, it is an ethos the artist extends beyond music into the channels of social media, where he’s built up a huge following of devoted “DD Heads,” as his fans call themselves. His pod-cast, “Daniel Donato’s Lost Highway,” brings together like-minded creatives to get at the heart of what makes artists tick, for which he’s interviewed Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, Orville Peck, and Garry Talent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

Thanks to Anders Jovaag at Adam Audio for making our introduction.

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


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.

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Website Links:

https://danieldonato.bandcamp.com/
https://www.patreon.com/danieldonato/posts
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Instagram
YouTube


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!

RSR357 – Steve Ornest – Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach CA

Be like the cockroach and don't give up! Steve talked about running a pro studio and rehearsal space, scheduling bands, mixing Ronnie James Dio, generating studio business, getting guitar tones just right, rock guitar amps, and how to record drums.

My guest today is Steve Ornest a rock multi instrumentalist, engineer, and producer in Redondo Beach CA. Steve learned his studio skills at Total Access Recording under the guidance of Wyn Davis (RSR192) starting at the young age of 15. Steve started out playing guitar for rock sessions by bands like Don Dokken, Minoru Nihara (Loudness), and many others, but fast forward to the present and Steve is now running the studio with Wyn.

Steve’s mission has been to reinvigorate the local South Bay music scene by making it affordable for young local artists to come in and work on their song, EP or album and walk away with the same commercially competitive results Total Access has become known for over the past forty years. Aside from working with incredible local talent like Joker’s Hand, Mor Flowrs and Hand Drawn Maps, Steve continues to work on records for legacy artists such as Foreigner and Dio. Steve is currently working on a record with country artist Annie Bosko, which features a duet with country legend Vince Gill. Steve has also worked alongside producers Ken Scott (Beatles, Elton John, Supertramp), Eric Sarafin (Ben Harper, Amy Grant), and many others. 

Steve recently opened a 1000sq ft rehearsal suite steps away from the studio, called Total Access Rehearsal. The idea was born from a frustration at the lack of rehearsal studios in Los Angeles, particularly in the South Bay. The suite boasts an acoustically treated showcase room, top-of-the-line gear, a private lounge/bathroom, A/C, free water and coffee, private parking, and convenient roll-up entry.

Total Access Recording has an extensive client list including L.A. punk band Black Flag and many SST Records artists, Husker-Du, The Descendants, then flourishing in the 80’s hair metal era recording Dokken, Great White, and White Lion, followed in the 90’s with post-punk artists; Sublime, No Doubt, Pennywise, Slightly Stoopid and others. 

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


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.

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Website Links:

www.tarehearsal.com
www.tarecording.com
Instagram:
@steveornest
@tarecording
@tarehearsal
Facebook:
Facebook.com/total.access.recording
Facebook.com/tarehearsal


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!

RSR356 – Matt Ross-Spang – Southern Grooves Recording Studio in Memphis

Waffles ain't just for breakfast anymore... Matt talked about designing his new studio in Memphis, creating the undulating waffle ceiling, mixing on the bigs, choosing perfect colors and flooring, recording John Prine, and his Spectra1964 amps.

My guest today is Matthew Ross-Spang a twice Grammy winning Memphis record producer and engineer, who started out at the  Legendary Sun Studio as a teenager working his way up from intern to the Chief Engineer. He has since moved on to restore back to its original glory the also legendary Sam Phillips Recording studio across town originally built in 1960 to accommodate the ever growing catalog of music under Sam’s production and label. 

The City of Memphis even nominated him one of its “30 under 30” Memphians and in 2016 awarded him a key to the city while proclaiming April 25,2016 as “Matt Ross-Spang Day” in Germantown,TN.

Matt has worked with many great artists and producers including: Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Isaak, The Rival Sons, Dave Cobb, and John Prine to name just a few.

Matt has been an early guest on the podcast previously on episode RSR040 when I visited Memphis for the podcast so you can catch his background story there.  

Thanks again to Mark Rubel at Blackbird Academy for making our introduction.

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


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.

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Website Links:

RSR040 – MATT ROSS-SPANG – WORKING AT THE FAMOUS SUN STUDIO, LEARNING FROM THE GREAT SAM PHILLIP
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Twitter

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!

RSR355 – Chad Copelin – Tape, Synths, and Samples Oh My!

Got VHS? Chad talked about filtering audio through synths, tape, and old samplers for inspiration, making acetates to resample sounds, three head cassettes, choosing the best sample rate, modular synths, and why you don't want a perfect studio.

My guest today is Chad Copelin an American producer, audio engineer, musician, and songwriter from Norman, Oklahoma. He’s best known for his production work with Broncho, Sports, Wilderado, LANY, Ben Rector, Andrew Belle, Sufjan Stevens, Third Eye Blind and engineering for pop artists Christina Perri, Kelly Clarkson, Sasha Sloan and Avril Lavigne.

Chad engineered Christina Perri’s Top 40 song “A Thousand Years” which went 10x platinum. He also was nominated for a grammy for producing and engineering All Sons And Daughter’s record “Poets & Saints.” He works out of his Norman, OK based studio, Blackwatch, as well as spending time in Nashville, LA, and Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX.

I play synth and have amassed quite a collection of vintage synths, have an obsession with short scale guitars, and play bass on a lot of records as well. I'm always trying to find a new creative process to breathe life into a recording. Which we will talk about

Thanks to Ryan Hewitt for making our introduction.

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


The secret to great bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best-sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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



The new API Select T12 Tube Mic Pre Amp and T25 Tube Compressor bring a whole new direction with Class-A tube design to the legendary sound at APIAudio.com


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.

Sonarworks SoundID Reference automates the calibration of your speakers and headphones eq and balance to finally get your mixes right. Get your 21-day free trial at Sonarworks.com


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.

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Website Links:

Instagram

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!

RSR354 – Russell Cottier – Mixing in the Metaverse and Jamming Over the Internet

Can you mix like an athlete? Russell talked about designing the RuCoPro 32F controller for Harrison Mixbus, the future of making music over the internet, how to make your mix template sound like analog, and why harmonic distortion is your friend!

My guest today is Russell Cottier a producer, and engineer, who has worked with clients such as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sony, and artists like Sly and Robbie, Don Carlos and Gold, The Roscoes and many more.

He creates videos to teach recording and production as well on Youtube and through mixing courses. And he is even responsible for creating cool mixing hardware which we will hopefully talk about today on the podcast.

Russel has been a guest on the podcast previously so you can catch his other episode on RSR107 to learn more about his background.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:


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


The secret to great bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best-sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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



The new API Select T12 Tube Mic Pre Amp and T25 Tube Compressor bring a whole new direction with Class-A tube design to the legendary sound at APIAudio.com


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.

Sonarworks SoundID Reference automates the calibration of your speakers and headphones eq and balance to finally get your mixes right. Get your 21-day free trial at Sonarworks.com


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.

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Website Links:

RSR107 – RUSSELL COTTIER – LOUDNESS AND THE LOST ART OF MIXING WITH MIXBUS
russellcottier.com
recordingstudiomasterclass.co.uk
rucoproaudio.com
Facebook
Twitter: @russellcottier
Github
Instagram: Russell Cottier
TikTok: Russ Makes Records

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!

RSR353 – Tyler Campbell – Alder Audio Ribbon Microphones – How To Record With The H44

The Origami expert of microphones? Tyler talked about designing folding ribbons so the Alder Audio H44 microphone stands tall in the world of awesome mics, how to record kick drums from the side, and why cover songs are a great way to start!

My guest today is Tyler Campbell CEO the founder of Alder Audio, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based company pushing the boundaries of ribbon mic design.  Alder Audio launched in February 2021 with the H44, a workhorse ribbon mic with a patented capsule and durable herringbone ribbon.  

Before founding Alder, Tyler worked in product development as a chemist and engineer.  He specializes in developing products related to materials design and has worked on a diverse array of projects, from high power lithium batteries to automotive communication cable, to adhesives you can find on the shelf of your local hardware store.  

Tyler is also a self-proclaimed gear addict and lifelong home recording enthusiast, who grew up with a front row seat to his family’s small manufacturing business in Wisconsin.  The H44 design is a direct result of his scientific background combined with his passion for audio, recording, and small business.

I have been trying out the H44 and H44S here at The Toy Box Studio aka RSR HQ and I have to say these mics sound really fantastic! One of the big challenges for me is recording things like drums with bright cymbals and acoustic and electric guitars that can sometimes be too harsh or vocals that have too much edge. The H44 does a beautiful job of smoothing out those instruments to make them mixable and listenable.

So I’m happy to have Tyler joining us on the show today to learn more about Alder Audio and his mission to design a great ribbon microphone at a great price.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:


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


The secret to great bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best-sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX 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



The new API Select T12 Tube Mic Pre Amp and T25 Tube Compressor bring a whole new direction with Class-A tube design to the legendary sound at APIAudio.com


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RSR352 – Jon Blass – Grammy Winning Gospel Mixer in Nashville TN

How do you mix 160 vocals? Jon talked about the Avid S3, EQ'ing vocals, clip gain tricks, stem routing in Pro Tools, Yosh's Drum Warehouse samples, perfectly cleaning up vocal mixes, setting the perfect breath and ess levels in a mix, and FX.

My guest today is Jon Blass a GRAMMY award-winning mix engineer based in Nashville. His work has also received 9 other GRAMMY nominations, 6 Dove Awards, a pair of Stellar awards, and frequently lands atop the Billboard Gospel charts (including 13 number 1 Gospel Albums). 

Jon’s mix credits include India.Arie, Tweet, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Brown, Jason Nelson, Donald Lawrence, and many others. He currently sits on the Nashville chapter Producers & Engineers Wing committee of the Recording Academy. 

Jon is also a former executive committee member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in Nashville, and is an alum of the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID). 

Thanks to Anders and Adam Audio for making our introduction!

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The new API Select T12 Tube Mic Pre Amp and T25 Tube Compressor bring a whole new direction with Class-A tube design to the legendary sound at APIAudio.com


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at SamplyAudio.com and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.

Sonarworks SoundID Reference automates the calibration of your speakers and headphones eq and balance to finally get your mixes right. Get your 21-day free trial at Sonarworks.com


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.

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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!

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