RSR355 – Chad Copelin – Tape, Synths, and Samples Oh My! - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR355 – Chad Copelin – Tape, Synths, and Samples Oh My!

Got VHS? Chad talked about filtering audio through synths, tape, and old samplers for inspiration, making acetates to resample sounds, three head cassettes, choosing the best sample rate, modular synths, and why you don't want a perfect studio.

My guest today is Chad Copelin an American producer, audio engineer, musician, and songwriter from Norman, Oklahoma. He’s best known for his production work with Broncho, Sports, Wilderado, LANY, Ben Rector, Andrew Belle, Sufjan Stevens, Third Eye Blind and engineering for pop artists Christina Perri, Kelly Clarkson, Sasha Sloan and Avril Lavigne.

Chad engineered Christina Perri’s Top 40 song “A Thousand Years” which went 10x platinum. He also was nominated for a grammy for producing and engineering All Sons And Daughter’s record “Poets & Saints.” He works out of his Norman, OK based studio, Blackwatch, as well as spending time in Nashville, LA, and Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX.

I play synth and have amassed quite a collection of vintage synths, have an obsession with short scale guitars, and play bass on a lot of records as well. I'm always trying to find a new creative process to breathe life into a recording. Which we will talk about

Thanks to Ryan Hewitt for making our introduction.

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