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RSR139 – Andrew Scheps – Mixing Hit Records With A Laptop And Headphones (In The Box)

Andrew Talked about mixing hit records with only a laptop and headphones, and great ways to use your plugins for creating powerful drums, awesome guitars, and spot on vocals.

My guest today is Andrew Scheps, a multi Grammy award winning engineer, producer, and mixer. He has worked with a wide array of great artists from  Stevie Wonder, to Michael Jackson, and then recorded and or mixed top records for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Audioslave, Green Day, Beyonce, Zac Brown Band, Jay Z, Weezer, Metallica, and Black Sabbath to name just a few.

Andrew is known for his loud and exciting mixes, and for bringing all that to life while mixing within the DAW or otherwise known as ITB (In The Box). He has also helped to create some of the tools that we can use for mixing ITB ourselves with his plugin designs for Waves: the Scheps 73, Parallel Particles, and Scheps Omni Channel. I highly recommend that you check them out Rockstars.

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Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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RSR138 – Eric Taft – Producing Rad Pop, Getting Killer Sounds, And Growing Your Studio Business

Eric talks about producing pop punk with local bands, getting killer sounds for drums, bass, and guitars, and how to grow your local studio business through Youtube.

My guest today is Eric Taft, a producer, engineer, and multi-talented musician working from the Buzzlounge Studio outside of Baltimore MD. Eric works alongside Matt Squire with artists such as Underoath and Plain White T's. He also plays guitar and sings for “The Great Heights Band” out of Baltimore, and produced the bands latest release, "Rad-Pop."

Today we are going to dig into some questions about recording, editing, and mixing tight powerful pop. And how to grow your studio business through smart use of promotion and content creation.

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Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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RSR137 – Shawn Èverett – Grammy winning engineer and mixer for The War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Margaret Glaspy, Pete Yorn, Warpaint, John Legend, & The Killers

We talked about pushing creativity beyond the edge, creating 3d space around your mix, capturing incredible vocals, and lots more!

My guest today is Shawn Èverett, a Juno and Grammy winning Canadian producer, engineer, and mixer living and working in Los Angeles. Shawn has a long discography of really cool sounding records!

He has worked with many great artists including Grammy winning Alabama Shakes, Weezer, Margaret Glaspy, Pete Yorn, Warpaint, John Legend, The Killers, Julian Casablancas and The Voidz, Kesha, Har Mar Superstar, Local Natives, and many many others.

And in 2018 he won a Grammy for engineering and mixing War On Drugs, A Deeper Understanding. And you may remember we have also had Nick Krill on the podcast who did some engineering on this record as well.

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Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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Shawn Official Website: http://subtlemcnugget.com/

Wiki with updated credits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Everett

RSR136 – Daniel Ford – The Secrets To Hip Hop, LCR Mixing, Powerful Vocals, And Studio Biz

We talked about Snoop Dog, Ronnie King, DJ BattleCat, Tupac, mixing with the LCR rule of three, recording & mixing great vocalists, and how to run your studio business.

My guest today is Daniel Ford aka “Dr Ford”, 6 x Award Winning Producer and Mixer with music at #1 on iTunes, & the Billboard Top 20. Daniel studied under west coast legends Ronnie King and DJ BattleCat of Tupac, Snoop, & Dr Dre cred. 

Dr Ford also has years of experience teaching audio online and in the classroom, and loves to talk about the theoretical/philosophical side of mixing. He has lots of experience recording and mixing powerful vocals, and can teach us more about LCR mixing, great use of parallel compression, using reverb effectively, and even how to produce killer hip hop tracks quickly and easily. 

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Roswell Pro Audio - Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company based in the wine country of Northern California. These hand crafted microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. Now you can get the rich quality of a big studio mic vintage sound on home studio budget. Make your best record ever with Roswell. 

Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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Dr Ford's Super Awesome Vocal Mixing Chain!


RSR135 – Rob Schnapf – Recording Beck, Elliot Smith, Fu Manchu, and Kurt Vile

Rob talks about getting great acoustic guitar sounds for Elliot Smith, recording Beck Loser, and much more!

My guest today is Rob Schnapf, a producer making critically-acclaimed records for the past two decades. He first gained recognition by producing (with his then-partner Tom Rothrock) Beck's debut album, "Mellow Gold," including the breakthrough single, "Loser." Rob and Tom produced three albums for Elliot Smith, including "XO" and "Figure 8."

Rob went on to produce albums for Guided by Voices, Saves The Day, The Vines, Powderfinger, The Whigs and Tokyo Police Club. In 2009 he produced Booker T Jones' "Potato Hole," which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2011 he produced "The Road From Memphis" with Booker, which again won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

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Roswell Pro Audio - Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company based in the wine country of Northern California. These hand crafted microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. Now you can get the rich quality of a big studio mic vintage sound on home studio budget. Make your best record ever with Roswell. 

Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

Listen to music from Rob Schnapf


EveAnna Manley In The Lab

RSR134 – EveAnna Manley – CEO of Manley Labs, Massive Passive EQ, Vari Mu Compressor Limiter

EveAnna talked about growing Manley Labs from a small business into a major company, explained tubes and why they sound great, and shared encouraging advice for getting perfect results even if you make mistakes along the way.

My guest today is EveAnna Manley, CEO and sole owner of Manley Laboratories, makers of hi end audio gear. Inspired by her stepfather who was a part owner of Ampeg in the early 70s Eveanna moved to California in 1989 to begin working in audio at VTL. Some of the classic gear from Manley Labs includes the Massive Passive, the Variable Mu Limiter Compressor, the VoxBox channel stip, and many more including a complete line of HiFi components. And more recently Manley has collaborated with UAD to create a line of plugins for these classic processors.

"Use your ears!" EveAnna Manley @ManleyLabs

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Roswell Pro Audio - Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company based in the wine country of Northern California. These hand crafted microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. Now you can get the rich quality of a big studio mic vintage sound on home studio budget. Make your best record ever with Roswell. 

Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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Young EveAnna soon to set off to California from Atlanta in her 1969 VW Bug

The moment Al Schmitt is telling me how happy is for me:

Me n my best friend Erica McDaniel from UA

RSR133 – Femke Weidema – Composing, Producing, and Creating Your Own Record Label

How to write songs in Nashville with artists from around the world, produce records that are successful once they leave the studio, and create and grow your own record label.

My guest today is Femke Weidema, a musician, producer, songwriter, and composer for film and TV. A Dutch native starting out at Berklee College Of Music, she has also spent time in LA  working at Hans Zimmer’s prestigious Remote Control studios in Los Angeles, won the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, studied with Lin Manual Miranda at Chicago's North Western University with the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and worked for Richard Gibbs, and Don Grusin.

As a musician she sang with Blink 182's Mark Hoppus on the soundtrack for Fired Up, played accordion on several indie movies, played guitar and programmed on ABC's 10 Things I Hate About You, and scored a season of Disney's Binny und der Geist.

She was also recently the subject of the Dutch Documentary series "Don't dream, Do!" about her success as a producer in Nashville. Femke has a studio at Liz Rose Music, a publisher in Nashville she works with closely for all her country material and has recently gotten her cuts on Seth Ennis with Sony, and others.

Her productions are gaining international attention with a UK viral chart mention for Four Walls on SYPS and BBC1 and her goal is to create a global hub in Nashville, working with artists from Thailand, China, Canada, the UK, Germany and Scotland that either come to work with her here, or she goess to them with her portable studio. So In 2017 she decided to create a platform for the artists she thinks the world needs to hear and this is how LV Music was born in partnership with ToneTree Music.

"Turn you weakness into a strength in the studio." @femkesongs ‏

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Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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RSR132 – Mac Gayden – Session Guitar Player, Nashville Cats, Barefoot Jerry, Area Code 615

A session guitar player with The Nashville Cats, recording with Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios, the difference between a Nashville vs Muscle Shoals recording session, and much more! 

My guest today is Mac Gayden, a successful songwriter, producer, and guitar player. He is also considered a musician’s musician for his intricate playing. He started playing guitar in Nashville as a teenager in the 1960s and quickly become a top session guitar player playing on iconic records such as Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde. 

Mac was also known for his unique slide guitar sound through a wah pedal made famous on JJ Cale’s record Crazy Mama. And years later in 2013 He was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame as one of the original “Nashville Cats”.

As a songwriter Mac wrote “Everlasting Love” covered by many great artists including Carl Carlton, Robert Knight, U2, and Gloria Estefan. It has the distinction of being one of only two songs to ever have hit status every decade for the past 40 years.

As a top session player Mac helped found to critically acclaimed super groups in the 70s, Barefoot Jerry, and Area Code 615 both of which recorded with Wayne Moss at his famous home studio Cinderella Sound in Madison TN (about 10 miles north of here).

Mac has played on records with with many great artists including John Hiatt, Kris Kristofferson, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel, Loudon Wainwright, Rita Coolidge, and Robert Knight. He is an open book of Nashville music history.

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Roswell Pro Audio - Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company based in the wine country of Northern California. These hand crafted microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices. Now you can get the rich quality of a big studio mic vintage sound on home studio budget. Make your best record ever with Roswell. 

Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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RSR131 – How To Sound Analog In A Digital World with Johnnie Truesdale – Recording Steve Martin, Tony Bennett, and Harry Belafonte

Johnnie talked about recording bluegrass with Steve Martin, getting an old school analog sound in your DAW, and using software guitar simulators.

My guest today is Johnnie Truesdale, a Grammy winning engineer, producer, mastering engineer, and audio teacher. Starting at Bennett Studios in Englewood, New Jersey with classic artists such as: Steve Martin, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Anita Baker, Ravi Coltrane, John Patitucci, and Andy LaVerne. He also got experience working with great producers like Phil Ramone and John McEwen. 

In 2011, he moved to Los Angeles to become a teacher at SAE Institute in Los Angeles.  And recently moved to Nashville to build his own recording, mixing, and mastering Studio, FireFly Sound, in Brentwood, TN.  

Today we have incredible digital tools available to us in the studio through modern DAWs and plugins that can do things that were never even possible 10 or 20 years ago. But sometimes we find ourselves making records that can feel a little too digital, and long for the sound of the classic analog albums that we grew up with.

Johnnie has experience working with both analog, and digital, and is going to talk about he gets the best of both worlds in the studio. So the theme of today’s episode is to learn How To Sound Analog In A Digital World.

http://fireflysound.net   http://www.johnnietruesdale.com   @fireflysound   Instagram

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Miktek Audio

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

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RSR130 – Andy Reed – Recording Power Pop with The Legal Matters & The Verve Pipe

We talked about recording power pop in a small home studio space, getting big lush vocals, great drums sounds, and composing for film.

My guest today is Andy Reed, a fantastic power pop songwriter, musician, engineer, and producer from Bay City Michigan. Andy owns Reed Recording an analog meets digital studio where he records his own music as well as other bands. I met at Welcome To 1979 recording summit this fall which is an awesome weekend long clinic of music and recording panels.

As an artist Andy writes and records with The Legal Matters a very cool power pop band that reminded me of the things I love about Elliott Smith. And he has also recorded and toured with The Verve Pipe as a bass player.

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Tegeler Audio Manufaktur - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur has the mission of bringing the highest quailty analog audio gear to musicians and producers everywhere at an affordable price. The founder Michael Krusch has taken a unique approach by designing hi quality analog gear that you can control digitally from within your DAW. Check out the complete line of compressors, eqs, and fx processors all remote controllable by your DAW plugin: "By musicians for musicians!"

“I am not a genius. I’m just a hard working guy” Brian Wilson @ReedRecordingCo

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