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RSR165 – Pete Lyman – Mastering For Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Weezer at Infrasonic Sound

Pete talked about punk rock bass, mastering for vinyl, advice for buying your first turntable, the basics of mastering, and working with Chris Stapleton, Vance Powell, and Dave Cobb.

My guest today is Pete Lyman, a GRAMMY-Nominated mastering engineer based out of Nashville, TN and owner of Infrasonic mastering, an audio and vinyl mastering studio with locations in Echo Park, California and Nashville, TN.

Pete has mastered Grammy-nominated projects for Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, and Grammy-award winning albums for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. In 2016 he was recognized with a GRAMMY Nomination for Album of the Year for Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.

In 2018, Pete opened his second studio facility, Infrasonic East, in Nashville, TN. Infrasonic East is now home to Pete Lyman’s custom mastering suite, and the Neumann cutting lathe, where he works with a diverse client roster - from John Prine and Dierks Bentley to Fall Out Boy and Halsey - on projects of all sizes.

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Sonarworks.com Are you sick of doing multiple mixes, but you still you can’t get the low end right? How would it feel to have badass bass the first time? Sonarworks Reference 4 helps you get the most out of your mixes by correcting the sound of the speakers and headphones in your studio, so you get your mix right the first time.  Get a 21 day free trial at Sonarworks.com, and get ready to rock your perfect mix!

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RSR164 – Jim Stewart – Producing, Recording, and Mixing, Rock, Soul, Jazz, and Americana In Cleveland OH.

Jim talked about calibrating your studio speakers with Sonarworks, recording live music, working with remote studio clients, building a Hackintosh, and getting great drum and guitar sounds in the studio. Plus make sure to stick around for the awesome Jam Session Q&A at the end.

My guest today is Jim Stewart, a Cleveland based Engineer, Producer, and Mixer working with a wide variety of local, regional, and national artists. Some of Jim’s credits include Welshly Arms, The Lighthouse & the Whaler, Ray Flanagan and The Authorities, and Ryan Humbert.

Jim began his career studying at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio. Then went from intern to staff engineer at Metrosync studios and Ante Up Audio, after which he moved on to freelance engineering working out of many major studios in Northeast Ohio. Jim finally made his mark on Cleveland’s music scene and built his own studio in the heart of downtown Cleveland​.

Jim produces, engineers, and mixes records comfortably in a variety of styles like Rock, Jazz, Soul, and Americana weaving from productions that feature groovy live bands to productions that involve building a track from the drums up.

A decade ago I produced a record for an Akron/Cleveland artist named Ryan Humbert, called Old Souls New Shoes, which was recently re released for it’s tenth anniversary. Ryan has also been recording with Jim locally, and when I heard the awesome work they were doing I knew I would want to have Jim on the show to talk about making great records up in Cleveland, and how he is getting such great sounds from his studio.

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Sonarworks.com Are you sick of doing multiple mixes, but you still you can’t get the low end right? How would it feel to have badass bass the first time? Sonarworks Reference 4 helps you get the most out of your mixes by correcting the sound of the speakers and headphones in your studio, so you get your mix right the first time.  Get a 21 day free trial at Sonarworks.com, and get ready to rock your perfect mix!

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RSR163 – Ryan Sutton – Capturing, Editing, And Mixing Pro Vocals In The Studio.

Ryan talked about getting guitars in tune, miking drums, and recording, editing, comping, and mixing pro vocals in the studio.

My guest today is Ryan Sutton, who originally thought he was going to be a professional golfer. Fortunately, his passion for music drove him to learn many instruments, including guitar, bass, keys, and drums, and then the studio.

Ryan's uncle, Bob Gaudio brought him into the studio and gave him a “masterclass” in writing and producing based on his work for some of the biggest artists of all time like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson. Bob invited Ryan to engineer and mix projects for Frankie Valli and for the Jersey Boys film soundtrack and international stage productions.

Ryan also worked under producer Tedd T (MuteMath, For King & Country). Ryan also got to play on For King & Country’s 2X Grammy-winning album Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong, as well as projects for Phil Joel (Newsboys) and Big Daddy Weave.

In addition, Ryan has had the pleasure of writing and recording custom music jingles, as well as doing post-production mixes for Coca Cola, Krystal Burgers, Nike, BBC, LP Building Products, Payless Shoes, Dollar General, Backyard Burgers, Hummingbird Productions, HCA Healthcare, First Tennessee Bank, and Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

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Sonarworks.com Are you sick of doing multiple mixes, but you still you can’t get the low end right? How would it feel to have badass bass the first time? Sonarworks Reference 4 helps you get the most out of your mixes by correcting the sound of the speakers and headphones in your studio, so you get your mix right the first time.  Get a 21 day free trial at Sonarworks.com, and get ready to rock your perfect mix!

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RSR162 – Jonathan Haidle – Drawing Inspiration From The Fashion Industry To Create Music With Ableton Live.

Jonathan talked about finding inspiration for composition in Project Runway, setting up for a live loop performance in the studio, and using Ableton Live to get more human, less robotic recordings.

My guest today is Jonathan Haidle, trained in both piano performance and composition, with an minor in painting. Jonathan likes to bring a wide range of artistic influences to his music.  After getting a masters in Education, he founded Forte Music School - where 180+ students receive private lessons with focus on recording/arranging pieces they learn.  

I’ve known Jonathan for a while and have also been aware that he loves using Ableton Live and the Push controller. But recently I saw some of his live performance videos on Youtube and thought it would be awesome to have him on the show to talk about using the push controller and Live as both a composition tool and performance DAW.

Jonathan says he has also been drawing some of his inspiration for composition from watching TV lately, particularly Project Runway. So he is going to tell us how he is drawing inspiration from the fashion industry in creating music - and why Ableton is such a great platform for that. And also talk about composing for film and TV.

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Sonarworks.com Are you sick of doing multiple mixes, but you still you can’t get the low end right? How would it feel to have badass bass the first time? Sonarworks Reference 4 helps you get the most out of your mixes by correcting the sound of the speakers and headphones in your studio, so you get your mix right the first time.  Get a 21 day free trial at Sonarworks.com, and get ready to rock your perfect mix!

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Go To: www.jonathanhaidle.com

@jonathanhaidle

RSR161 – Ian Shepherd – How To Keep Your Mixes Out Of The LOUDNESS Penalty Box.

Ian talked about getting the loudness of your mixes just right for online streaming, and why louder is not necessarily better when you are mixing or mastering.

My guest today is Ian Shepherd, mastering engineer and owner of Mastering Media Ltd. Some of Ian’s credits include: Keane, Tricky, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple, The Orb, Culture Club, New Order, and King Crimson amongst many others. Ian also has a blog called ProductionAdvice.co.uk where teaches you how to master your own music with plugins in your DAW.

You may be aware that the loudness wars have caused music to get louder and louder since digital music was introduced in the 1980s, but you might not know that music streaming sites have finally taken us out of the loudness wars by automatically adjusting levels of all songs on playback to hit a matched listening level.

This means that louder songs today can actually get turned down by sites like Spotify and Youtube. So really you want to get your levels just right so that they hit the sweet spot and sound right when streaming.

Today we will talk about Ian's newest free website tool called LoudnessPenalty.com that lets you check you actual loudness for each music streaming site to make sure that it will playback at the correct levels and keep you out of the LOUDNESS penalty box!

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OWC Other World Computing - OWC.com Your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs, and used Macs for your studio. Let OWC focus on keeping your studio Mac in killer condition. So that you can focus on making great music. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Go to OWC.com now and learn how you can super charge your studio Mac. The speed to create, The capacity to dream. Find out how awesome your studio can be at OWC.

Sonarworks.com Are you sick of doing multiple mixes, but you still you can’t get the low end right? How would it feel to have badass bass the first time? Sonarworks Reference 4 helps you get the most out of your mixes by correcting the sound of the speakers and headphones in your studio, so you get your mix right the first time.  Get a 21 day free trial at Sonarworks.com, and get ready to rock your perfect mix!

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Go To: LoudnessPenalty.com 

And check your mixes today!

RSR160 – Ryan Earnhardt- 4 Ways To Think Creatively In The Studio from Creative Sound Lab TV

Ryan talked about ways to think creatively in the studio by changing your method, adding more air to your recordings, finding sympathetic vibrations, and scaling the time in your DAW. Plus lots more super cool bonus material!


My guest today is Ryan Earnhardt, a video creator and studio owner who produces a YouTube show called Creative Sound Lab. It covers recording-focused topics and out-of-the-box topics such as DIY effects. He recently built a Pooper Time Cube (A delay made from 4 inch drainage pipe) and created a reverb out of a garden hose.

Creative Sound Lab stresses fundamental recording techniques and capturing real sounds such as using re-amping during mixing or using echo chambers for vocals - even if that chamber is your living room! Ryan has also partnered in teaching with Brian McTear of Weathervane Music and author Eric Sarafin aka “Mixerman”.

Ryan started Creative Sound Lab in 2013 because he saw a need for something different than computer screen videos that mostly covered mixing topics. He currently has over 37,000 subscribers and hosts over a dozen online courses at Creative Sound Lab.tv

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RSR159 – Brad Dollar – Music Catalyzer And Entrepreneur

Brad talked about recording Bob Weir, killer drums and vocals in the studio, and how to be a music entrepreneur in a world of content creation.

My guest today is Brad Dollar an empowering Grammy nominated producer & engineer who has been a part of over 1000 released titles. He has worked with major artists like G-Eazy, Bob Weir, & Slightly Stoopid as well as rising talent like Madame Gandhi, Dovydas, & Catch Prichard. And has ultimately been a part of over 1000 released titles.

Brad also started Zoo Labs in Oakland CA, a non profit that accelerates music career development. Zoo Labs’ mission is too empower artists to create music on a self directed and successful career path among other things.

So I am looking forward to learning more about some of the cool records that Brad has made and also to better understand the ways that we can create our own music and get it out to the world. As musical entrepreneurs we want to know what we can do to make our music sustainable, thriving, and fun.

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Full Credits list: https://www.braddollar.com/credits

● important website links http://braddollar.com http://zoolabs.org

● social media links @bradkdollar soundcloud.com/braddollar

RSR158 – Paul Niehaus IV – Producing Soul & Blues In St Louis MO

Paul talked about recording super groovy soul & blues music in St Louis MO, how to get the analog tape sound in your DAW, and great ways to mic your drums, harmonica, horns, and strings.​​

My guest today is Paul Niehaus IV, a musician, engineer, and producer born and raised in St Louis MO. Paul is the operator of Blue Lotus Studio, an audiophile-oriented recording studio in his basement in Saint Louis. He loves natural and hi-fidelity tones in the studio, and strives to cultivate an environment in which artists can get creative and be themselves.

Paul has served on the Board of Directors for the Saint Louis Blues Society since 2014, and has produced three celebrated compilation albums for the group. He has also co-produced two permanent blues-oriented museum exhibits, one for the National Blues Museum (in STL) and one for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (Meridian, MS).

In 2016 Paul founded the Blue Lotus record label, specializing in Soul, Blues, Folk, and Americana. it was his production of super groovy soul records with artists like Gene Jackson, and Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen that really caught my attention. Plus I am a big fan of anything cool happening in my home away from home St Louis MO.

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www.bluelotusrecordings.com

On Instagram: @bluelotusrecordings, @paulniehausiv

On Facebook:

www.facebook.com/bluelotusrecordings

www.facebook.com/paulniehausiv

Here is a link to Paul's discography:

https://www.bluelotusrecordings.com/pauldiscography

RSR157 – Hayley McLean – Guitar Voice And Ableton Live From Studio To Stage

Hayley talked about growing up on a sailboat, rocking out on the guitar, moving to Nashville, building Live loops, and taking it all to the stage, plus lots more...

My guest today is Hayley McLean, a Vancouver born producer, writer, and instrumentalist. Her musical vision, Texada, is a mix of original styles that infuse elements of transient pop, smooth hypnotizing vocals and her fantastic soulful guitar playing.

Hayley embraces the ability to produce pop songs with a computer using programmed drums, and capturing synths and shimmering otherworldly guitars rather than traditional rock and roll.

Following her Texada ‘Blue’ release in February of 2016 release, the track “All My Life” made it’s way onto both Canadian and US Spotify viral charts earning it over 2.8 million streams. And her self made video for a remix cover of Walking on the Moon was a video shot and edited using just an iPhone.

Over the past year Hayley has been building and performing with a custom live rig that allows her to bring the Texada project to life through a system of looping, keyboards, acoustic drums, and guitar virtuosity to create an engaging and diverse musical spectacle.

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RSR156 – Anthony Gravino – Creating The Illusions In The Moment Of Inception

Anthony talked about his hybrid recording studio in Chicago, classic mics that you need to know, and some of the best ways to record jazz and bands among many other things. 

My guest today is Anthony Gravino, an independent record producer, engineer and musician based in Chicago, IL. He works primarily out of his private studio affectionately known as The Drake.


Anthony’s work includes an eclectic variety of styles across many genres including rock, jazz, blues, folk, pop, classical, metal, R&B, hip hop and a lot of stuff in between. Artists he has worked with include Davy Knowles, Hood Smoke, Matt Ulery, The Claudettes, Marquis Hill, Bunny Patootie, Stu Mindeman, Noah Harris and many more.

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