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RSR377 – Sara Carter – Mixer, Pro Mix Academy Teacher, and Youtube Creator

How do you mix five sub-bass tracks??? Sara talked about sidechain compression, managing the low end in mixing, exciting drums, mixing modern classical music, dynamic eq, split eq, and transient shaping, and why you should create Youtube videos too!

My guest today is Sara Carter a BBC trained, mixing engineer based in Basingstoke in the UK. She started recording and mixing music in the mid-’90s from a small home studio until eventually landing her dream job working from the famous BBC's Maida Vale Studios and Broadcasting House in London.

Sara has worked with a wide variety of recording artists from Beyoncé and The Black Keys to The Cure and Rod Stewart and has been credited on records by Corrine Bailey Rae and KT Tunstall amongst many others.

She now runs an online mixing business Music Mix Pro in the UK working with unsigned bands from all over the world. And she has a fantastic fast growing Youtube channel called Simply Mixing! Sharing tips and tutorials, writes for the Production Expert blog, and has appeared on many of the Production Expert podcasts. I've also been interviewed on the Working Class Audio podcast and the Recording Studio Rockstars podcast for episode RSR204 where you can learn more about her backstory.

Thanks to my brother from another podcast Matt Boudreau for making our original introduction! You might even hear Saras voice on the intro to Matt’s show.

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR376 – Weston Wellman – Recording Heavy Rock and Modular Synths in Nashville

Turn it up to eleven! Weston talked about recording rock guitars, playing movies and video games in the studio while recording, committing through an analog console eq on the way into Pro Tools, and dialing in the perfect kick drum sound with Peavey.

My guest today is Weston Wellman an artist engineer and music producer in Nashville TN. 

“I like to record bands and play music.  So if you want your band recorded or enjoy listening to music, consider me an option for one, or both of those things.  The louder, the weirder, the crazier, the better.” 

I actually met Weston through Instagram in 2021 when I got my Behringer Model D analog synth (modeled after Moog) and was so into it that I was posting and browsing IG videos of synths. Weston was also sharing some killer sounds with his synths, pedals, and cassette four-track, and making killer sounding heavy records with his band Noise Relay.

It also turns out that we are connected both through Nashville and Mike Purcell over at County Q studio. Mike was actually the very first guest back on episode RSR001 so how cool is that?

I’m psyched to talk to Weston today about making fantastic sounding heavy rock records with his bands Noise Relay and Sleepercab, creating wild and weird sound in the studio using guitar pedals, synths, and whatever else sounds cool.

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR375 – Matt Boudreau – Mixing With Drum Samples (Tips For The Home Studio)

If your drums don't sound amazing then let's face it... You've got demos! Matt talked about how to transform your boxy garage-recorded drums into a pro-radio-ready masterpiece that sounds like you hired a top A-list mixer all from your home studio.

My guest today is Matt Boudreau a mix and mastering engineer for bands and solo artists. He is the producer and host of the podcast Working Class Audio interviewing other audio professionals about their journey to where they are today. Matt also tests audio software for Universal Audio as a contractor and speaks on audio panels at conferences as a moderator/and or panelist. In general, he loves anything audio-related, and also loves coffee and connecting with forward-thinking people in all industries.

Matt has been involved in music and audio for 35 years starting out as a drummer working his way through bands and six-figure record deals. He was lucky to experience firsthand how records were made on a high level with producer/engineers like Larry Hirsch, Joe Chicarelli, and Gil Norton and these guys got him excited about the record-making process.

In 1994 he began his journey to the “other side of the glass”; trading drum sticks for faders. That journey has taken him through a series of amazing recording experiences with many well-known artists as well as many lesser-known artists. 

Now Matt reaches studio fans all over the world through his podcast, is a published author, and also teaches mixing courses over at Working Class Audio. He has been on the podcast early on episode RSR053 and I am psyched to have my Brother From Another Podcast back to share some cool tips on mixing awesome pro-sounding drums using plugins and sample triggers in your DAW.

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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Get 40% off Mixing With Drum Samples using code RSR40
RSR053 – MATT BOUDREAU – WORKING CLASS AUDIO PODCAST
https://solo.to/wca
https://solo.to/mattboudreau
https://www.workingclassaudio.com/
https://www.mattboudreau.com/
Instagram:
@working_class_audio
@matt_boudreau
Twitter:
@workclassaudio
@matt_boudreau
Matt on Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/
Working Class Audio on Linkedin
https://www.linkedin.com/company/working-class-audio



Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR374 – Ross Hogarth – Meditation, Music, Mixing, & Mindfulness In The Studio

Are you listening to the music or the voice in your head? Ross talked about practicing meditation to help you focus when mixing, producing the Johnny Winter tribute album with Edgar, recording REM Lifes Rich Pageant, and awesome mics for guitars!

My guest today is Ross Hogarth a Multiple Grammy winning producer, engineer, and mixer with a long and varied list of credits in musical styles from blues, to reggae, to heavy metal, and rock. Gov’t Mule, Roger Waters, The Black Crowes, Shawn Colvin, John Mellencamp, R.E.M.and Jewel are just some of the artists that Ross has worked with in over three decades of recording.

Ross has been a guest on the podcast for episode RSR148 where you can hear more of his backstory working with artists like Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, and Keb Mo. And today we will see whats new at his studio.

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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RSR148 – ROSS HOGARTH – MULTI GRAMMY PRODUCER, TAJ MAHAL, KEB MO, VAN HALEN, JOHN MELLENCAMP, ZIGGY MARL
http://www.HoaxProductions.com/


Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR373 – Marc Daniel Nelson – Guitars, Drums, Mix Templates, and Summing!

To pinkie or not to pinkie? Marc talked about fingerpicking guitar, dialing in killer drum mixes quickly, his ultimate mix template, working with assistants, how to choose track colors, and choosing the best summing box for mixing with Pro Tools.

My guest today is Marc Daniel Nelson a Latin Grammy nominated producer/mixer. His credits over 20 plus years include Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, music for Solo, Blade Runner, Fractured, The Expanse, Point Break, The Last Full Measure and more.

Marc has been showcased on the cover of Audio Solutions magazine, in addition to articles in MIX, Shore, and “Business” magazine, has one Mark Award win and was nominated for the French Academy Award for Best Score for the film “Amanda”.

Marc has also been creating a ton of cool studio tutorial videos over at Produce LIke A Pro. And you can catch his last couple of podcast episodes on RSR 168 & 271 where he talked about his background in music and portable film mixing setup in 2020.

Happy to have Marc back to see whats new over in the mixing world.

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR372 – Ethan X Howard – NFTs and The Exciting Future Of Your Music

Do Bored Apes listen to Yacht Rock? Ethan talked about NFTs, the future of music, what NFTs are, how to make or buy NFTs, how to look listen or enjoy NFTs, why you would want NFTs, the most outrageous NFTs so far, and how they will help you succeed.

My guest today is Ethan X Howard, a producer/engineer and consultant based in Nashville, TN. 

Ethan got his start in West Virginia, picking up recording out of necessity to record demos with local punk bands he played with while still in high school. After briefly studying music performance at Marshall University, he packed up & headed to Full Sail University to get serious about recording. Upon graduating he had the opportunity to relocate to Nashville for an internship at Blackbird Studio. 

In the years since he’s worked as a freelance producer & engineer for developing artists, has helped start and manage several small studios, and has worked as an assistant engineer on sessions for independent & major label artists. 

A lifetime technology enthusiast, Ethan is currently working as a consultant focusing on NFTs, web3, and their applications within the music industry. 

I am psyched to have Ethan on today to talk about both making records and how the future of NFTs and web3 can help artists and producers survive on the long road toward a successful career in music. 

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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Website Links:

https://twitter.com/ethanxhoward
https://www.instagram.com/ethanxhoward/



Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR371- David Kalmusky – Pro Tips for Playing and Recording Guitar From Owner of Addiction Studio

How can you sing if you haven't got a drumstick? David talked about recording Vince Neil vocals for Bob Rock, how to create the ultimate guitar pedalboard and amp rig for pro recording sessions, his favorite guitar mics, and Massey DRT for drums.

My guest today is Dave Kalmusky a multi-platinum, multiple Billboard #1 charting Nashville based producer, songwriter, guitarist / multi-instrumentalist, engineer & mixer, who’s work in the studio with acts such as Shawn Mendes, Keith Urban, Megan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Journey, Joe Bonamassa, Tenille Townes, The Sisterhood, Vince Gill, John Oates (From Hall & Oates) Motley Crue, and Many, Many others. 

Coming by it honestly, David’s father, Kenny Kalmusky. was one of the original band members of “The Hawks” with Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, & John Till in 1958. Kenny went on to make records at Bearsville studios in Woodstock NY, and Nashville TN in the late 60’s with the likes of Ian & Sylvia, Todd Rundgren, Cowboy Jack Clement, Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Reed, and many others.

David has been on the show before in episode RSR052. 

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The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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Website Links:

RSR052 – DAVID KALMUSKY – RECORDING JOURNEY AND ADDICTION SOUND STUDIOS
www.kalmusky.com
@kalmusky


Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR370 – Sean Giovanni – Helping Artists Reach Music Goals at The Record Shop Nashville

Wika wiki wika... Freeeesh! Gio talked about his start in turntablism, moving to Nashville to find his Hip Hop tribe in Country music, the art of sonic storytelling, why he records at 96k, and his step-by-step process for a great artist production.

My guest today is Sean Giovanni a Producer, Engineer and Owner of The Record Shop in Nashville, TN. Gio has worked with artists such as, John Legend, Big and Rich, Zakk Wylde, Tim McGraw, The Wallflowers, Juicy J, and Lil Jon. 

After moving to Nashville at 20 years old and unable to land an internship, Gio set out to build his own path in the recording industry, with a focus on supporting artists in achieving their creative vision and offering a wide range of content creation services in addition to production. 

A frequent NAMM show panelist, speaker at Belmont, MTSU, SAE, The Recording Academy, Sean has also appeared in interviews with the likes of Adam Audio, Antelope Audio, Make it in Music, The Working Your Way Up Podcast, Recording Connection and many more to discuss topics such as entrepreneurship, time management, building a brand , leading with purpose, overcoming adversity, and much more.

Thanks also to Paul from DPA Microphones for originally introducing us. 

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Stream high-quality mixes and add timestamped mix comments with A/B listening capability, synchronized playback, and level matching. Sign up for your free account with unlimited projects now at Samply.app and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade. 


The C610 Complimiter is modeled after the original 610 used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the C610 in the podcast intro. Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at Macsales.com/Rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


The BOX brings the legendary sound of API large format consoles to your home studio with eight mic pres and 500 slots, and up to 24 mix faders. Hear my voice on the new 3122V Mic Pre in the podcast intro APIAudio.com


The all-new A-Series introduces the A7V monitor with rotatable HPS waveguide for the Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter and advanced onboard DSP-based room correction with optional Sonarworks at Adam-Audio.com


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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Website Links:

therecordshopnashville.com
Facebook
@ therecordshopstudios


Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR369 – Bob Bullock – Saving Fleetwood Mac Rumours & Ruminating About Mixing Fleetly on a Mac

Keep those hi-hats locked young man! Bob talked about saving the master tapes for Fleetwood Mac Rumours as a young engineer, why accurate monitoring is so crucial for mixing, why you need more than one DAW, and how less is more on your mix bus.

My guest today is Bob Bullock a recording engineer, mixer, and producer whose credits can be found on over 50 gold and platinum albums. He loves to work with independent artists from around the world and does extensive teaching through multiple universities including Belmont University & The Art Institute in Nashville, TN, and Troy University in Montgomery, AL. Bob has been a guest on the podcast way back on episode RSR055 where he shared his story of starting out and working his way to Nashville.

Today we will catch up with Bob joining us from his home studio in Nashville to talk about his beautiful Phantom Focus Mixroom and how he mixes in the box with Pro Tools.

Thanks so much to Carl Tatz for reconnecting us for this interview!

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The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at macsales.com/rockstars


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Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at Samply.app and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

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Website Links:

bobbullock.net
RSR055 – BOB BULLOCK – RECORDING CRAZY HORSE, CHICK COREA, & STEELY DAN

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

RSR368 – Chris Mara – Analog Tape, Tubes, and Tunes at Welcome To 1979

Analog is instant audio! Chris talked about how much acoustic guitar players love recording to analog, how to capture vocals and harmonies, ribbons vs condensers for drum overheads, recording an upright piano, and the annual recording summit.

My guest today is Chris Mara who says in his own words, “Well, basically... I'm the luckiest guy in the world. My "job" (I'm a recording engineer and producer) is to find cool artists & bands and help them make cool music. How frickin' awesome is that? I've been doing this music thing here in Nashville for over 20 years (since I was 19 years old), and it's the only real job I've ever had. I absolutely love helping people make music and also take a lot of time to help them make some wise career decisions too. There's a lot of bullshit. in the music biz, so I try to keep things really straightforward and simple for the people I come in contact with.

I really dig the art of getting artists comfortable and then capturing great performances in the studio. Although I use all types of technology to record, tend to gravitate to the "old school way of doing things and record on analog tape whenever I can. That's probably the reason I built my retro, all analog recording studio called "Welcome to 1979".

I also record in other studios all over the country, as well as in barns, cabins, old churches, hallways, highways, byways, parks, and garages....basically wherever people are making good music!”

Chris also runs a tape machine restoration company called Mara Machines and In early 2016, Mara launched a vinyl electroplating facility offering vinyl mastering and electroplating under the same roof to allow for the highest quality vinyl to be produced. And every November you can travel to Music City to attend the annual W21979 Recording Summit for panel discussions on all things studio.

Chris has been a guest on the show before RSR027 and later his wife and studio manager Yoli Mara joined us for episode RSR180. 

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:


Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy. Use the code ROCKSTAR to get 10% off for a limited time.



The new STX series is modeled after the 100 series amplifiers used by Tom Dowd, Muscle Shoals, and The Record Plant. Hear my voice on the STX100 in the podcast intro. Spectra1964.com


The miniStack STX is the World’s First Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified Storage and Hub expander, perfectly sized to seamlessly stack with the Mac mini. Find the miniStack STX and all your storage needs at macsales.com/rockstars


Get Music Production Suite Pro for only $19.99/mo. Start your 7-Day Free trial subscription now or use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.com/Rockstars


Stream high quality mixes to your clients who can easily add timestamped mix comments from mobile or desktop. Sign up for your free account with two projects now at Samply.app and use the coupon code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months when you’re ready to upgrade.


Make your next record with me at the newly remodelled RSR headquarters and experience the ability to hear your music in holographic detail on the Phantom Focus System PFS HD1000 monitors.

⬇︎⬇︎Scroll down to listen⬇︎⬇︎

Listen TO THE PODCAST here⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎⬇︎

    LISTEN TO
DISCOGRAPHY
          ON
      SPOTIFY




Website Links:

RSR027 – Chris Mara – Welcome to 1979

RSR180 – Yoli Mara – How To Manage A Pro Studio – Welcome To 1979
www.chrismara.com

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko
Jon Richardson

MixMasterBundle.com Learn how to mix using stock and free plugins in Pro Tools. Get a look at how I recorded my song "American Winter" with downloadable multitracks to mix in your own studio and even include in your mixing portfolio. Are you ready to make your best record ever? Then go to MixMasterBundle.com to get started for free now!

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