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RSR453 – Todd Burke – How To Make Records Sound Cool

Rack-mount your own real transformers! Todd talked about recording with dynamic mics, mixing with real transformers as plugins, setting up Atmos, automating Pro Tools with Soundflow, how to 3-mic drums, building a studio, and mastering your own mix.

My guest today is Todd Burke who has been recording and mixing records and underscores in Los Angeles for over 25 years. His album credits include Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian, M83, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

More recently, he has been enjoying mixing Atmos versions of records by Albert Hammond Jr, Christina Perri, and Jeff Goldblum and working as a Score Mixer. A few notable films include The Big Sick, Daddy's Home 1 & 2, Second Act, I Feel Pretty, The Lovebirds, Stargirl, The King of Staten Island, Yes Day, and The Bubble. He also dabbles a bit in Album Mastering with recent projects for The Lickerish Quartet, Motochrist, and Greyboy Allstars.

As a teacher he’s a main contributor on the recordBetter project and is passionate about handing the art of record making on to young creators. And he is a Brand Ambassador and Artist Representative for Antelope Audio.

He’s available for engineering bookings in Los Angeles and abroad. Favorite tracking rooms include Sunset Sound and Capitol Studios. His own studio, affectionately coined Listening Room LA, is in the foothills east of LA and outfitted with an Aurora Audio 10 channel sidecar, a 24 channel Aurora Audio GTM Mixer, the most modern generation of digital conversion from Antelope Audio and Chord Electronics, ATMOS monitoring on an array by Wilson Audio, as well as mastering-grade stereo monitoring on a custom Tannoy system by Chris Pelonis.

Thank you to Ken Sluiter for the introduction!

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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