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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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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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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:

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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!

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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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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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:

www.alderaudio.com
YouTube
Instagram
Facebook

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!

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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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:

DELIVERY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RECORDED MUSIC PROJECTS
jonblass.com
Instagram: @jonblass
https://www.grammy.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!

RSR351 – Bill Mims – Sunset Sound, Morrissey, Death Cab, Brandi Carlile, Nancy And Beth, Devil Doll

Need great vocals? Bill talked about recording Orianthi for the Olympics, why you need great speakers, mixing for film, headphone mixes, how to record dynamic vocals, and working with Prince, Morrissey, Brandi Carlile, Nancy & Beth, and Death Cab.

My guest today is Bill Mims, a graduate of Full Sail University in the Recording Engineering program. In 2001, he spent a year in Orlando doing live sound, as well as an internship at a post production facility before moving to LA in 2002 and getting hired by Sunset Sound where he worked his way up the ranks and was an assistant engineer by the end of 2004. He became proficient in Pro Tools, as well as analog tape machines. Between 2004 and 2010, Bill worked with some of the most famous artists in the world at Sunset Sound.

Bill left Sunset and went freelance in 2011. Since then, he has done engineering and producing work for many artists. He has been lucky enough to have been a part of many Grammy winning projects, two of which Bill earned statues for (Jimmy Cliff-Best Reggae 2012 and Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite-Best Blues 2013). Bill has worked on several films, two of which have either won or been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything-Best Original Music Score 2015, Sicario-Nominated for Best Original Music Score 2016). Bill has also worked on TV shows, including Transparent, which has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Some recent work includes Mrs. America, For Life, and When They See Us. 

Recent albums would be the last few Morrissey albums, Death Cab, and I produced 2 albums for Megan Mullally.

Thanks so much to Howard Willing 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:
http://www.mimsrecording.com
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!

RSR350 – Eric Bazilian – Recording His Solo Record Remotely In Stockholm

Is B the greatest of all keys? Eric talked about writing songs that everyone can relate to, composing on a drop-tuned Mandola, getting a great vocal sound, mixing with UA plugins, remote drummers, and recording shredding direct guitar solos.

My guest today is Eric Bazilian, an original member of The Hooters, producer, and musician writing and recording with other artists liken Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Scorpions, Ricky Martin, Jonatha Brooke, Leanne Rymes, and William Wittman to name just a few.

Eric has been a guest on the podcast on episode RSR122 to talk about his start in music and writing the song “One Of Us” for Joane Osborne on his kitchen table. So please go check out that episode too. Also, make sure to catch his video series Under The Hood where Eric breaks down all his music and writing methods.

Email in 2021 “...Being stuck in Stockholm with limited resources (a 2012 MacBook Pro, Apollo Twin, one Gefell mic, a couple of electric guitars, a mandola, a keyboard controller, and a short scale Gretsch bass that my son bought when was twelve) afforded me the time and motivation to make my first solo album in almost twenty years. Drums were cut by my drummer in Philadelphia (challenging considering his total lack of engineering experience, but I made it work), and by my other drummer in Slovenia (recorded by a producer/engineer genius in an amazing studio). I mixed it myself on a pair of Yamaha HS5s, with a lot of input from some legendary mixers (including our pal John Fields), mastered by my guy in Slovenia. A real quarantine pandemic musical fairy tale. 

Thanks again to John Fields for making our original introduction.

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RSR349 – Bill Cheney – Understanding Audio Peaks at Spectra1964

How do you spell audio peak? Bill talked about designing for transient audio peaks at Spectra1964, why attack brings your audio to life, how to set your knobs for maximum dynamic and signal-to-noise ratio, and how the STX500 EQ is great for your mix.

My guest today is Bill Cheney co-owner with Jim Romney of Spectra1964. Bill designs mic pre amps, eqs, and compressor limiters for studios following in the footsteps of William Dilley who founded the original Spectra Sonics company in 1964. 

Bill has been a guest on the podcast before to talk about the history of Spectra Sonics and Spectra 1964 on episodes RSR227 and 269. So you should check those episodes out too and today we are going to talk about what's new at Spectra1964, the importance of understanding Peaks, how they affect your recordings, mixes, productions and ultimately masters and how Spectra1964 handles peak content to make sure your records sound amazing (like the many great records recorded with the Spectra 101 amplifier circuit including Aerosmith, ZZ Top, KISS and John Lennon to name a few. Spotify playlist in show notes).

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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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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!