RSR354 – Russell Cottier – Mixing in the Metaverse and Jamming Over the Internet - Recording Studio Rockstars

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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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
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