RSR305 - Julian Dreyer - Chief Engineer at Echo Mountain Studios Asheville NC - Recording Studio Rockstars

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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