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RSR309 – Wes Little – Nashville Funky Drummer playing with Steven Tyler, Robben Ford, and Beyonce

When Barrack Obama asks you to play the drums... Wes talked about playing at the DNC with Beyonce, Sting, and Mariah Carey, rocking out with Chuck D, how to build a great drum room, and choosing the best drum fills and cymbals!

My guest today is Wes Little one of Nashville’s most adaptable and multi-faceted drummers, as well as a top flight arranger, producer and songwriter. 

Wes was trained in performance and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and shaped by years of studio and stage work with major acts. Currently a first call session drummer in Nashville, Wes has also performed or recorded with Chuck D, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith,  John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Robben Ford, Michael and Randy Brecker, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He works in Nashville, where he lives and records daily in the studio.  

Some of his credits for recording or touring are with Robben Ford, Christopher Cross, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Trey Anastasio, Little River Band, Larry Carlton, Sting, Stevie Wonder,  Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, John Legend, Jamie Fox, Melissa  Etheridge, Jermaine Jackson, Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Shakira, Busta Rhymes, Emmylou Harris, Mary J. Blige Anita Baker, Paul Shaffer, Dierks Bentley, Pam Tillis, Ashley Cleveland, Bootsy Collins, MC Lyte, KRS-One, Vernon Reid, Delbert McClinton, Big Daddy Kane, The Pointer Sisters, Emmylou Harris,  Wynonna Judd, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Luke Combs, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Little Big Town - Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton, Deena Carter, Paul Schaffer, and his own venture - The Big Greasy. 

On another note, Wes also played on Broadway. “I have made whip crack sounds for John Lithgow in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” says Little. “I have played quite possibly the largest set up in the world of drums and percussion in the show BKLYN. I acted the part of a drummer that couldn't speak in the show "Once Around the Sun.” I also played in a big bang on stage for 3 months in a show of “Rat Pack, Live at  the Sands."  

Thanks so much to Smith Curry for making our introduction.

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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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.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!

RSR308 – JJ Blair – Recording Johnny Cash, Joe Bonamassa, Bernard Purdie, Ziggaboo, Jason Faulkner, and Rod Stewart

Is it really all about the Benjamins or the Hamiltons? JJ Blair talked about recording Hammond Organ, how to store your studio mics, how to record the "Purdie Shuffle", and the secret to getting a great sound in Pro Tools using a console.

My guest today is J.J. Blair a native Chicagoan, who came up playing in blues and reggae clubs as a teenager in his home town, before eventually moving to Los Angeles to begin his recording career.  Known for taste, musicality and proficiency in a broad range of musical styles, J.J. has also amassed a great collection of vintage mics, outboard gear and instruments, which he draws on to make outstanding recordings and productions.  

He produced and mixed the Grammy winning record "Press On," by June Carter Cash, engineered on the Grammy winning and #1 Billboard Hot 100 record "Great American Song Book vol. 3," by Rod Stewart, as well as engineering on P. Diddy's #1 hit "All About the Benjamins." 

J.J. has been a producer and engineer since 1994.  His clients, credits and list of musicians he's recorded include Jeff Beck, George Benson, The Black Eyed Peas, Body Count, Joe Bonamassa, Jon Brion, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, David Cassidy, Kelly Clarkson, Vinnie Colauita, Double Trouble, Peter Erskine, Melissa Etheridge, Jason Falkner, Josh Freese, Jim Keltner, Roger Manning, Keb Mo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Bernard Purdie, Smokey Robinson, The Pointer Sisters, Rod Stewart, Tommy Stinson, Marty Stuart, Weezer, Whiskeytown, and Edgar Winter to name just a few.

J.J. works mainly from his personal recording studio, Fox Force Five Recorders. 

Thanks so much to William Wittman for making our introduction!

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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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

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Learn take-home practical speaker alignment tips from the world leader in near-field monitoring right out of the PhantomFocus™ playbook at CarlTatzDesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR307 – Adam Krinsky – Mixing Studio and FOH In Minneapolis MN for Trampled By Turtles

Wait.. a DI can sound better than a mic on a guitar? Adam talked about mixing for the stage with acoustic band Trampled by Turtles vs producing and mixing Hip Hop artists like Mina Moore scratching vocals on Serato in the studio, plus tons more!

My guest today is Adam Krinsky a Mixer/Engineer in Minneapolis, MN. He owns and runs a studio in St. Paul, MN called Bellows. In his 15 years of music, he has been a Producer, Engineer, Mixer, FOH Mixer, Tour Manager, Manager, and Educator. 

Adam’s career started after graduating from the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis. He was hired by the owner and co-founder Tom Tucker as his assistant engineer at Master Mix Studios. In parallel to working in a big fancy studio, he was also moonlighting in a small punk rock basement studio called Vaudeville. A million dollar studio during the day, a Mackie and 57’s at night. Krinsky started working at a local guitar shop called Twin Town Guitars which is where he met many of the local musicians. 

In 2006 he recorded and mixed an album called A Detail of Soldiers by The Alarmists which received local recognition. Since he has never been without a project to mix. Over the years Adam has worked on albums for artists like Bo Ramsey, Mason Jennings, The Pines, Kill The Vultures, Sadistik, and Peter Wolf Crier to name a few. These artists range in genre’s from Blues and Folk to Hip-Hop to Indie Rock. 

Somewhere along the way, he was asked to go on the road. Reluctantly he eventually tried it out and found a second passion in touring. He’s since mixed FOH for artists like Iris DeMent, Mason Jennings, Har Mar Superstar, Marijuana Deathsquads, The Pines, and Trampled by Turtles to name a few. He has also taught at a few recording schools and was a field mixer for the 6th Season of Jersey Shore. These days Krinsky is either mixing in his studio or on tour with Trampled by Turtles.

Thanks so much to Evan Bakke for making our introduction!

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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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


Learn take-home practical speaker alignment tips from the world leader in near-field monitoring right out of the PhantomFocus™ playbook at CarlTatzDesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

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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!

RSR306 – William Bowser – Awesome Tips for Mixing Hip Hop Vocal and Bass

How does a reverse Dr. Pepper help you capture great vocals? Will talked about how he sets up the ultimate vocal chain at Quality Touch Studios, why you need a top-down analog mix bus chain, how to make Reaper look like Pro Tools, and mixing bass!

My guest today is William Bowser an audio engineer based out of La Plata Maryland. 

“I've been engineering for almost 20 years since 2002 where I started in the chorus room of Leonardtown High School, just myself, a microphone, and a tape recorder. From there for years I ran a home studio as an artist, producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and engineer trying to make it and perform all over the country. 

I signed a developmental deal early on in my career with Universal Music and an indie label based out of Brooklyn New York which at the time was my most successful endeavour. When that fell through because of monetary mismanagement on the label's part I went back to being an independent artist but this time more informed and with a larger grasp of the business side of music. 

I began slowly but surely becoming more and more enamoured with the engineering side of things while bringing my skills and experience as an artist to the table. This helped me not only cross over easier but get jobs engineering for studios in Southern Maryland, Baltimore, and Atlanta Georgia.  

Fast forward after going through both a divorce and personal growth I was blessed to meet my now wife and Co-Owner of the studio (Quality Touch Studios) Tracy Bowser. 

The birth of my son signalled a new chapter in my life that changed everything from being more responsible to holding myself accountable for the actions that directly now affect my family as well as, myself and my career. Now here I am doing major work, being attached to millions of plays and achieving all my life goals one at a time, and letting God lead the way.” 

Thanks to Patrick Rene aka Killah Trakz for making our introduction.

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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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR305 – Julian Dreyer – Chief Engineer at Echo Mountain Studios Asheville NC

What's a "Meat Baffle"? Julian talked about recording with Steve Martin, The Avett Brothers, and Jaquire King at Echo Mountain, how to use gobos, tips for setting up your home studio monitors, and how to let go of your ego in the studio.

My guest today is Julian Dreyer who grew up in a small artist community in the mountains of western North Carolina and after a 3 year stint as a sound engineer at a large music venue in Asheville, NC he became the staff assistant engineer at the newly built Echo Mountain Recording.  

He has worked there for the last 15 years and been the chief engineer for the last 8 years.  In 2017 he won a Grammy with Secret agent 23 Skidoo for engineering and mixing the "Best Children's Album."  He has worked on hundreds of albums in every capacity from assisting to engineering and mixing to producing or all of these things at once.  

Since working at Echo Mountain he has worked on albums with The Avett Brothers, Steve Martin, Jerry Douglas, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Mandolin Orange, Band of Horses, Zac Brown, Jim Lauderdale and Rising Appalachia to name a few.  He also regularly engineers the PBS television show "Echo Sessions" which is shot in Echo Mountain Recording.

Thanks so much to Jessica Tomasin for making our introduction!

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Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones and the JZ Pop Filter with the unique waveguide design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter at JZMic.com


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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


Learn take-home practical speaker alignment tips from the world leader in near-field monitoring right out of the PhantomFocus™ playbook at CarlTatzDesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

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@juliancdreyer on instagram
@juliandreyer on twitter

Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR304 – Raag Sethi – Recording in India at Compass Box Studio, Ahmedabad Gujarat

Indie music in India? Raag talked about building an affordable studio in Ahmedabad to record independent music from around Gujarat and India, growing a Youtube channel, capturing live performances, and how to keep your mic cables out of the video.

My guest today is Raag Sethi an award-nominated producer, bassist and guitarist from Ahmedabad, and also the founder of Compass Box Studio. He has been instrumental in promoting indie talent in Gujarat and India through the Compass Box Live Sessions on YouTube. 

Raag’s work has been featured in almost every major music publication in India. He has had the opportunity to work as an associate music producer with Clinton Cerejo, A.R Rahman and has also worked with Grammy-winning engineers for his projects. 

His work has been nominated for the best pop production track at the Production Music Awards in London. By focusing on one take live recordings, Raag and his team at Compass Box Studio have created high-quality production within the limitations of live recordings. His production work ranges from singer-songwriter to jazz, to neo-soul, rock and more.

Thanks to Ryan Earnhardt Creative Sound Labs 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.


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones and the JZ Pop Filter with the unique waveguide design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter at JZMic.com


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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


Learn take-home practical speaker alignment tips from the world leader in near-field monitoring right out of the PhantomFocus™ playbook at CarlTatzDesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor

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https://www.compassboxstudio.com/
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Instagram
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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!

RSR303 – Justin Perkins – Mystery Room Mastering Tips for Home Studio Mixing & Mastering

-14 LUFS? Forgetaboutit! Justin shared advice for delivering your mixes to mastering, how to get the loudness just right, stories from recording Butch Vig at Smart Studios, tips for iZotope RX, and why your offline bounce is ruining your mix!

My guest today is Justin Perkins a mastering engineer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has worked on remastering projects for The Replacements, En Vogue, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and mastering projects for Michael Franti &  Spearhead, Tommy Stinson, The Gaslight Anthem, Smoking Popes,  Anberlin, Screeching Weasel, The Mr. T Experience, and thousands of other independent bands and artists around the world. 

Before transitioning to mastering full-time he also spent time at Butch Vig’s Smart Studios in Madison Wisconsin recording and mixing a  number of projects, and has been working full-time in the audio field for nearly 20 years. His studio Mystery Room Mastering has been in business since 2009. 

Growing up and playing in bands in the midwest is what helped  Justin formulate a career in audio and ultimately led to playing bass for a time in the band Screeching Weasel, as well as playing bass for Tommy Stinson’s solo shows, and the relaunch of Tommy Stinson’s post-Replacements band called Bash & Pop who released a new album in 2017 on Fat Possum Records and performed on The Late  Show with Stephen Colbert. 

Aside from mastering tons of singles, EPs, and albums, Justin also masters nearly all the content for The License Lab which is a library music company based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and recently started doing a monthly livestream for Steinberg Media to help both new and current users of WaveLab Pro get a better understanding of how to use it. 

Justin has also written a number of articles for the popular website  The Pro Audio Files on the topic of mastering, preparing for mastering,  and an overview of what types of master files you may need for various release formats.

A big thank you to Harold LaRue for making our introduction!

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Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones and the JZ Pop Filter with the unique waveguide design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter at JZMic.com


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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


Record through 8 world-class mic pre channels. Mix through 24 smooth as glass faders. And upgrade your home studio to legendary status. API now offers a Virtual Console Experience, allowing you to get a personalized online demo of THE BOX at APIAudio.com


Adam Audio can provide all your monitor needs from home studio to pro mix room. Learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room for great sound plus lots of other cool studio tips at Adam-Audio.com/education

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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Hugh Macdonald
Vlad Vasilcenko

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!

RSR302 – Cason Cooley – Writing and Producing Ingrid Michaelson, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Katie Herzig

Is the iPhone mic good enough for the studio? Cason talked about producing artists who start the songs in home studios, producing "Girls Chase Boys" for Ingrid Michaelson, tips for co-writing and powerful lyrics, and why Zoom is the end of bridges.

My guest today is Cason Cooley a writer, musician and producer who started music at a young age in Wichita, KS, often travelling across the country with his parents who were a part of the Grammy award-winning Southern Gospel group, The Cathedral Quartet. In 1997 Cason moved to Nashville to pursue music becoming a member of the Normals followed by focusing his attention on songwriting and production. 

Cason has written and produced artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, including her singles "Girls Chase Boys" and "Hell No," American Authors single "Deep Water," Katie Herzig, Ben Rector, David Archuletta and more. His work has been placed in dozens of popular television shows including Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Most recently he has produced NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album “Out of Body” and American Author’s “Seasons”, Drew Holcomb’s “Dragons” and Ingrid Michaelson’s “Stranger Songs." 

Cooley is now based out of Nashville, TN where he works out of his studio The Masonic Lodge.

Thanks to Alena Moran at Triple 8 mgmt for the introduction!

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Soundporter is home of the iterative mastering process. Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones and the JZ Pop Filter with the unique waveguide design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter at JZMic.com


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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


Record through 8 world-class mic pre channels. Mix through 24 smooth as glass faders. And upgrade your home studio to legendary status. API now offers a Virtual Console Experience, allowing you to get a personalized online demo of THE BOX at APIAudio.com


Adam Audio can provide all your monitor needs from home studio to pro mix room. Learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room for great sound plus lots of other cool studio tips at Adam-Audio.com/education

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Hugh Macdonald
Vlad Vasilcenko

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!

RSR301 – Bob Horn – Mixing Advice for Big Bass Hip Hop With Usher and Timbaland

You're not still checking your mixes in the car, are you LOL? Bob talked about designing the ideal mix room to mix bass right the first time, tips for building bass traps, dialing in hi and low pass eq, how to mix vocals, and tons of favorite plugins!

My guest today is Bob Horn a multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning mix engineer known for working with artists spanning many genres; R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, and Jazz, as well as artists from countries around the globe including The U.S., Korea, Japan, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, Brazil, and China.

Some of those artists include Usher, Timbaland, Michael Jackson, DVRKO, Neon Trees, Kelly Clarkson, Brandy, Ashanti, Everglow, Akon, Lupe Fiasco, Everclear, Brian McKnight, LeAnn Rimes, The Common Kings and many more.

Bob attended Berklee College of Music before relocating to Nashville to start his career as a recording engineer. In 2001 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a mix engineer.

Although Bob's career focus is mixing music, he is an accomplished musician playing drums, guitar, bass and piano, and is also involved in songwriting and production. In 2011 Bob and a long time friend and colleague designed and built The EchoBar Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA where he mixes for his clients.

Thanks so much to Maor Appelbaum for the introduction.

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
Vlad Vasilcenko

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!

RSR300 – Michael Brauer – How to Design Your Own Mix Template in the Box

It's all about your ear, not the gear! Michael talked about switching his Brauerizing mix template from analog to in the box, why and where the settings don't matter so much, and how you can design your own mix template in the box.

My guest today is Michael Brauer a multiple 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 credits include The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jeff Buckley, David Byrne, Paul McCartney, Ben Folds, Willie Nelson, KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright, and more recent projects include Zac Brown Band, Hootie & the Blowfish, Michael Kiwanuka, Slash, and The Courteeners.  

Beginning at MediaSound Studios in New York City in 1976, Michael worked his way up from the Shipping Department to staff engineer assisting the hottest guys in town including; Bob Clearmountain, Mike Barbiero, Ron St. Germain, Michael DeLugg, Ed Stasium, Godfrey Diamond, Tony Bongiovi and Harvey Goldberg. He became Luther Vandross’’s engineer recording all his music for four years including two Aretha Franklin albums and spent half of the eighties making records in London’s exploding music scene returning home to focus on the American scene after 1990.

In 2018 Michael opened BrauerSound Studios, in New York City's Chelsea area. At the new studio, he began utilizing a hybrid mixing setup for the first time in his career, making the mixing process more powerful and efficient. He also created 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. 

Thanks to Randy Fuchs at Artist Relations and OWC for making our introduction.

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Soundporter is home of the iterative mastering process. Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones and the JZ Pop Filter with the unique waveguide design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 20% off The Pop Filter at JZMic.com


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 Envoy Pro FX pushes USB technology bandwidth to the max of 2800MB/s over Thunderbolt. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com

Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $24.99/mo or Producer’s Club 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


Record through 8 world-class mic pre channels. Mix through 24 smooth as glass faders. And upgrade your home studio to legendary status. API now offers a Virtual Console Experience, allowing you to get a personalized online demo of THE BOX at APIAudio.com


Adam Audio can provide all your monitor needs from home studio to pro mix room. Learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room for great sound plus lots of other cool studio tips at Adam-Audio.com/education

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
Vlad Vasilcenko

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!