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RSR330 – Randy Leroy – Mastering in Nashville TN and Takoma Park MD

Wait.. you WANT feedback in the studio? Randy talked about learning the ropes at CBS Song studios in Nashville TN, how feedback can help you reach your audience as an artist, why latency is killing your vocal take and proper monitor setup for mixing.

My guest today is Randy LeRoy a musician, engineer, A&R, and mastering engineer in Nashville TN and Takoma Park Maryland. A graduate of the recording program at Middle Tennessee State University (also my alma mater) he got his first gig cutting publishing demos on Nashville’s “Music Row” in CBS Song’s basement studio, editing radio spots on ¼” tape for a company called Starliners and hanging out in small studios around town. 

Eventually, he was offered a job with CBS Records as an A&R coordinator and spent time in high-end facilities like Emerald, Stargem, The Dog House, Masterfonics, Sound Shop, Treasure Isle, Studio 19, and even legendary studios like The Record Plant in LA while working for CBS. Randy worked with a variety of the label’s many noteworthy artists such as Ray Benson, George Jones, Ricky Van Shelton, Tammy Wynette, Vern Gosdin, and Exile.

In 1988 Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics offered him a job as his mastering assistant where Randy learned how to cut reference lacquers, assemble and quality checking masters, and help out engineers during mixing, while mastering small projects on his own. 

At Masterfonics he would work alongside notable country music producers like Jimmy Bowen, Tony Brown, James Stroud, Jerry Crutchfield, and Barry Beckett. And in 1991 Randy left Masterfonics to start his own mastering studio, Final Stage Mastering located in Sound Stage Studios on Music Row in Nashville where he worked on more Grammy nominated and winning projects throughout the 1990s and 2000s such as Relient K’s Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right… but Three Do, Allison Brown’s Fair Weather, Nappy Root’s Humdinger, and Jamey Johnson’s That Lonesome Song, to name a few. 

In June of 2010, Randy left Nashville to become the Senior Mastering Engineer at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD where he has mastered some of the biggest names in country, bluegrass, folk, Americana, and gospel such as Jim Lauderdale, Bryan Sutton, Jamey Johnson, Dale Ann Bradley, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon,  Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Gold City, and John Cowan.  including the 2020 Grammy Winning, Michael Cleveland’s “Tall Fiddler” and two other Grammy nominated albums in the Best Bluegrass Album category.

Thanks so much to Justin Francis for making our introduction!

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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!

RSR329 – Malcolm Springer – What Would Bigfoot and Elvis Sound Like Together?

A duet record with Bigfoot and Elvis? Malcolm talked about recording in Memphis at House Of Blues studio, finding the best monitors for mixing, Dolby Atmos, starting an indie record label, and recording getting killer drums sounds with five mics.

My guest today is Malcolm Springer an arranger, writer, engineer, producer, and mixer living in Nashville TN working in a studio cottage at the previously named House of Blues Studios (now East Iris Studios under Universal Music Group). 

Malcolm has worked with many artists and genres in his career including Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Isaac Hayes, Clutch, Fear Factory, Eric Clapton, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, God Street Wine, Albert King, Derek Trucks, and Nappy Roots, just to name a few. 

He has been awarded platinum and gold records for his work with Collective Soul (Disciplined Breakdown, 1997), Matchbox 20 (Yourself or Someone Like You, 1996; Exile on Mainstream, 2007), Liquid Gang (Blunt Force Trauma, 2000), Fear Factory (Digimortal, 2001), The Horse Whisperer: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998), 2 Fast 2 Furious: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2003), and Heavy Metal 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000). 

In the early '90s, Malcolm was part of the first team to install the first moving Ultimation system for Solid State Logic. He also lived for a while in Memphis working at Beale Street Studios where he recorded The Mother Station, O'Landa Draper and the Associates, Bobby Whitlock (of Derick and the Domino's), and Teeny Hodges and later recorded in Missouri as well.

At 29 years old, in 2000, Malcolm secured a label imprint as an A&R representative with the legendary Lyor Cohen, one of the founders of Def Jam/Island Records, in New York City. 

Malcolm also has been remixing music for Dolby Atmos surround sound. Some of these artists include Nirvana, White Zombie, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kanye West, Soundgarden, Jay-Z, Steve Miller Band, Three Doors Down, and many others. 

He now runs his own production company and label, 10 Inch Wax, out of Nashville.

Thanks so much to Andy VanDette 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR328 – Frank Filipetti – Six Time Grammy Winning Mixer (Frank Zappa, Korn, James Taylor)

Forget the mics! What do the musicians ear hear? Frank talked about recording a full orchestra from the musician's ears, mixing in Sony 360, recording Frank Zappa, James Taylor, and Korn, his favorite modern plugins and mics, and narrowing mixes.

My guest today is Frank Filipetti a Six-time Grammy winner and world-renowned music producer, engineer and mixer. Born in Bristol, Connecticut, and based in New York since 1971, Frank was one of the first engineers to embrace digital mixing. 

His early credits include his first number one album, Foreigner’s “Agent Provocateur” which included the single “I Want to Know What Love Is”; Foreigner’s “Inside Information” which he also co-produced; KISS’s, “Lick It Up”; Carly Simon’s “Coming Around Again”, The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame”, Courtney Love’s “Celebrity Skin”, and Rod Stewart’s “The Great American Songbook” Volumes 1 and 2.

Active in film and theatre as well, Frank’s work as a producer, engineer, and mixer earned the Aida Broadway Original Cast Album a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2001, and he has since produced Wicked, Spamalot, Disney’s Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, and Gigi. His work in film includes the soundtracks for Mike Nichols’ “Working Girl”, and “Postcards From the Edge”; “The Pirates of Penzance” with Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline; Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe”; Disney’s “Enchanted”; Pixar’s “Cars”, and “August Rush” (See Spotify playlist).

In addition to his recording and producing talents, Frank has been busy since the early 1980’s designing the acoustics for all three Right Track rooms in NY, and in 1999 Frank joined with Simon Andrews to design and build New York City’s premier orchestral recording studio. 

The result, Studio A509, was one of the most highly praised sonic achievements in a city known for incredible studios. In 2005 Frank became a founding partner of METAlliance, a collaborative community of globally-recognized audio engineers and producers that works alongside technology manufacturers to ensure the highest standards of audio production.

Thanks so much to Brain Murphree at Soundporter Mastering and Joe D’Ambrosio Management for connecting us.

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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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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RSR327 – Dorian Heartsong – Playing Bass With Jason Bonham and Powerman 5000

Dorian talked about how to record awesome bass in your home studio through the UAD Apollo, why you need extra highs and mids in your bass sound, how to find the groove against the drums, and lessons learned from Michael Beinhorn.


My guest today is Dorian Heartsong an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. As an artist, Heartsong is currently playing bass for Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening. 

He is also well known for his Bass work in Powerman 5000 from inception in 1990 until late 2001. Constant touring with bands such as Black Sabbath, Metallica, Kiss, Pantera, and Primus, helped elevate Powerman 5000's album "Tonight The Stars Revolt" to platinum status and landed songs in movie soundtracks including, Zoolander, Scream 3, and Evolution.

Dorian has also performed and recorded with other artists and producers including Everlast, Vinnie Moore, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, The Flying Tigers, Dan Rockett, Stevie Salas, Michael Beinhorn, Lior Goldenberg, Sylvia Massey, Joe Barrisi, and Terry Date. He and Stevie Salas scored the indie movie "Live Free or Die" which won Top Jury prize at SXSW film festival in 2006. Heartsong graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting & performance. 

Thanks so much to Lior Goldenberg for making our introduction.

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Every studio needs a good vintage mic for that classic, warm sound. The JZ Vintage Series are built by hand in Latvia, and feature the patented Golden Drop capsule design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR326 – Jay Messina – Recording at The Record Plant with Aerosmith, KISS, and John & Yoko

"Don't you EVER stop a take unless I tell you to!" Jay shared amazing stories of working with Bob Ezrin and Jack Douglas in the 1970s recording Aerosmith Toys In The Attic, KISS Destroyer, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Miles Davis, and Timothy Leary!

My guest today is Jay Messina who grew up in Brooklyn, NY finding his first gig at Don Elliott’s studio using Les Paul’s one inch, 8 track machine. He then went to A & R Studios for 4 years,  and the next 15 years at Record Plant NY recording all genres of music including Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, and lots more.  

His studio today is called West End Sound and I’m excited to talk with Jay about some of the iconic records he has made including: Aerosmith Toys in The Attic, and KISS Destroyer to name a couple.

Thanks so much to Steve Marcantonio for making our introduction. Steve of course has known Jay for at least 150 years making records together since before the Gramophone was invented!

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Every studio needs a good vintage mic for that classic, warm sound. The JZ Vintage Series are built by hand in Latvia, and feature the patented Golden Drop capsule design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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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!

RSR325 – Colin Brittain – Producing Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional, & 5 Seconds of Summer

Do we really need guitar amps? Colin talked about making amp sim packs for Tonehub, Cubase vs Pro Tools, creating Mick Gordon mega style synths, how to build layered guitars, drum tuning, and why he loves his API console for producing rock records.

My guest today is Colin Brittain an American songwriter, producer and musician signed to Warner Chappell Music. He has written and produced for acts such as Papa Roach, Hands Like Houses, Basement, Dashboard Confessional, 5 Seconds of Summer, Stick to Your Guns, Miyavi, One Ok Rock, and Beautiful Bodies.

Colin began his career playing drums in the band Oh No Fiasco.[2] Oh No Fiasco was signed to Five Seven Music where they released their debut EP, No One's Gotta Know.

Colin Brittain is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose work consistently hits #1 on the billboard charts. Known for his dynamic, genre-bending productions, Colin’s credits include platinum LPs and Singles for artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer, One OK Rock, All Time Low, Avicii and Papa Roach.

Writing and production credits include back to back #1 debut albums for One OK Rock, All Time Low and Papa Roach – including singles for Papa Roach which for the first time, landed them two #1 mainstream rock songs from the same album and an iHeart Radio nomination for rock song of the year for ‘Help’, leading Papa Roach to be nominated for Rock artist of the year

Thank you to Ryan Hewitt and Kelly at Linear Mgmgt for the introduction.

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Every studio needs a good vintage mic for that classic, warm sound. The JZ Vintage Series are built by hand in Latvia, and feature the patented Golden Drop capsule design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR324 – Micah Tawlks – Producing And Mixing Killer Indie Pop In Nashville

Should you really do everything by hand in Pro Tools? Micah talked about recording and aligning vocal stacks manually, making live drums sound like samples, choosing the perfect bass, recording guitar amps with 3-5 mics, and mixing as you go.


My guest today is Micah Tawlks a producer, mixer and all around music enthusiast based in Nashville TN. He began producing and mixing in 2011 and has worked with artists such as Louis Prince, Coin, Liza Anne, Hayley Williams, Halfnoise, The Brook & The Bluff, The Lone Bellow and Molly Parden. Tawlks grew up in Sacramento California and relocated to Nashville, TN in 2005 to immerse himself in more creative culture in hopes of growing as a singer/songwriter.

While recording his debut album in 2008 he discovered a stronger passion for the recording process which led him to redirect toward production, mixing and writing for other artists and projects. Micah works out of Peptalk Studio at his home in South Nashville.

Thanks so much to Cheyenne Medders 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.


Every studio needs a good vintage mic for that classic, warm sound. The JZ Vintage Series are built by hand in Latvia, and feature the patented Golden Drop capsule design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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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!

RSR323 – Quentin “Q” Gilkey – Mixing on Pro Tools and SSL For Dr Dre

Talk less... Smile more... Q described all-nighter sessions in the studio with Dr. Dre, mixing in Pro Tools through his SSL G series console, why your iPhone earbuds might matter the most, and how it's important to say less on the talkback.

My guest today is Quentin Gilkey known to friends as ‘Q’, who began his music career on the performance side with a background in classical and jazz piano. He studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also honed his skills as an engineer. He moved west to Los Angeles and had an internship at Ocean Studios before landing as an engineer at Paramount Recording Studios.

In 2010, Dr. Dre began working out of Paramount’s sister studio, Encore with Q as an assistant engineer. Q soon began engineering for writers and producers at Dr. Dre’s record label, Aftermath Entertainment. In 2014, Q was promoted to lead engineer for Dr. Dre and has worked with all of the acclaimed artists on Dr. Dre’s roster, including Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Eminem and Anderson. Paak. Q worked alongside Dr. Dre and has been a part of all of his musical endeavours for the past eight years. Q is now in his full-time role as a mix engineer.

Thanks to Colin Ramsay at GPS management 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.


Every studio needs a good vintage mic for that classic, warm sound. The JZ Vintage Series are built by hand in Latvia, and feature the patented Golden Drop capsule design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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Instagram: @EQbyQ

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!

RSR322 – Colin Scharf – Home Studio Rockstar Success Story!

What can you learn from a podcast anyway? Colin talked about discovering Recording Studio Rockstars right before making his biggest record and the many things he learned from listening to the podcast while recording his band Good Night Gold Dust.

My guest today is Colin Scharf a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, author, and English professor living in Mankato, Minnesota. Colin and his wife Laura co-front the indie rock band Good Night Gold Dust, which has released five albums, toured the Midwest, shared stages with national and internationally touring acts, and gained critical acclaim from Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current, the UK’s Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, and many others. 

In January 2021, Colin officially opened Gold Mine Studios. Colin will also be producing River City Holiday Volume 2 and directing a promotional music video for the Mankato chapter of the American Lung Association. It may have taken 20 years of trial and error, but Colin is excited to finally be channelling his energy into doing what he loves the most: helping people make cool music.  

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Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
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Website Links:

www.goodnightgolddust.com
Personal:
Facebook: Colin Scharf
Instagram: @colinscharf
Studio:
Facebook: @goldminestudios507
Instagram: @goldmine.studios
Band:
Facebook: @goodnightgolddust
Instagram: @goodnightgolddust
Twitter: @gngolddust

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!

RSR321 – Graham Waks – Sound Proofing Your Home Studio

Why is super-chunk good for your peanut butter but not your studio? Graham shared tips on sound treatment for your studio, how to create DIY panels and clouds, what are room modes, and why you don't need to focus too much on bass traps.

My guest today is Graham Waks (wax) a drummer, engineer, and producer originally from California now living in Nashville TN who has been playing the drums for 12 years and teaching six. His recording studio is called Left + Right Music and he also runs Music City Acoustics designing and building acoustic panels for home studios.

While he absolutely loves touring and making records, he also loves education and empowering people to learn something new. So today we are going to dig into the topic of choosing the best acoustic treatment for your home studio so that both your recordings and your mixes sound awesome and you can make your best record ever!

Some of Graham’s music credits include: Lindi Ortega, Parade of Lights, Hadley Kennary, Kevin Presbrey, and Lauren Strange to name a few. 

Thank you to Anders Jovaag from ADAM Audio for the 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.


Every studio needs a good vintage mic for that classic, warm sound. The JZ Vintage Series are built by hand in Latvia, and feature the patented Golden Drop capsule design. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off select mics 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 Elektron is the fastest, toughest, mini-sized, universal, portable USB-C SSD with speeds of up to more than a gigabyte per second real-world performance. Find the new Envoy Pro FX and all your storage needs at OWC.com


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your extended 30-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Visit the Adam Audio YouTube channel for lots of cool free interviews, tutorials, master classes and learn how to set up your studio monitors and control room.
https://www.youtube.com/user/adamaudiospeakers

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Website Links:

www.MusicCityAcoustics.com
Instagram: @MusicCityAcoustics

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!