RSR246 – Chris Shaw – Recording and Mixing with Public Enemy, Weezer, Ric Ocasek, and Jeff Buckley - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR246 – Chris Shaw – Recording and Mixing with Public Enemy, Weezer, Ric Ocasek, and Jeff Buckley

Chris talked about the smart way to start a mix, recording Jeff Buckley, Public Enemy, playing bass with De La Soul and LL Cool J, lessons learned from Ric Ocasek and Mutt Lange, when to fire and hire a new assistant, and much more!

My guest today is Chris Shaw a four-time Grammy Award-winning American producer, engineer, mixer, and musician. Beginning his career at Greene Street Recording, he quickly worked his way from his start as an NYU intern, to assistant engineer, to a position as a staff engineer working with influential hip-hop artists such as Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J.

In 1991 he played bass with LL Cool J on his famous performance on MTV Unplugged (along with De La Soul, MC Lyte, and A Tribe Called Quest). He went independent shortly after and has since made records with Weezer, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Ween, Jeff Buckley, Soul Asylum, Sheryl Crow, Super Furry Animals, Death Cab For Cutie, Lou Reed, Bad Brains, Ric Ocasek, Cheap Trick, Elvis Perkins, Joss Stone, The Meat Puppets, Nada Surf, Dashboard Confessional, and The Derek Trucks Band. He has worked on six of Rolling Stone's "500 greatest Records of All Time".

Originally based in New York, Chris relocated to the Austin, Texas area in 2013.

⬇︎⬇︎Scroll down to listen⬇︎⬇︎

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

OWC is your trusted source for memory, and speed upgrades, DIY installs and used Macs for your studio. Why ditch your existing Mac when you can take your studio into the future with OWC? Find out how awesome your studio can be at

WhisperRoom brings you comfortable, quiet, ventilated iso booth in your studio with easy line of sight for recording vocals, guitar amps, and even drums. Get 10% off the 4x4 or 4x6 booths now when you mention Recording Studio Rockstars at

The new Amethyst mic by JZ Microphones brings you a rich warm tone with perfect detail using Golden Capsule technology, and hand-built class A discrete circuitry. Use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The Amethyst mic at

The new STX series is modeled after the 101 amplifier used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, Stax Studios, and The Record Plant on records by ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and John Lennon. Learn more at

Presonus Studio One is easy to use with intuitive drag and drop simplicity making it great for beginners yet flexible and powerful for experienced producers. You will find everything you need to create your masterpiece. Download the free Studio One Prime at “Wherever sound takes you.”

Listen here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

Watch More On Youtube:

Website links:

Facebook: @chrisshawmix

Twitter: @chrisshawmix 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 to get started for free now!