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RSR429 – Jermaine Stegall – Composing Music For Film: Coming 2 America, Proximity, Praise

Sometimes it's better to conform! Jermaine talked about hybrid composing music for film, making the music fit ever-shrinking film edits, switching to Cubase, how to create an orchestra in your home studio, and the secret to realistic-sounding scores.

My guest today is Jermaine Stegall, a film composer and conductor. With over 50 projects to his credit, Jermaine most well-known for the score to “Coming 2 America”, the highly anticipated sequel to the Eddie Murphy classic, with Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl-Jones all reprising their roles. Jermaine recently completed the score for "Praise This" for Universal Pictures. Other scoring and conducting assignments have included “Senior Year” (2022) for Paramount Pictures, and the upcoming film “Oracle” for Universal Pictures.

As a musical conductor, Stegall led a live string orchestra alongside Grammy-winning artist Tori Kelly at the televised 2019 ESPY Awards. A year prior, he conducted the orchestra to Camila Cabello’s performance of “Consequences” on ABC’s American Music Awards. In addition to scoring 2 seasons of "Our Star Wars Stories,” an original digital series from Lucasfilm and StarWars.com, in which host Jordan Hembrough uncovers heartfelt tales of fans and families who have found inspiration in the galaxy far, far away, Jermaine was also nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award for scoring the animated Netflix short film "Canvas" directed by Pixar's Frank Abney III.

Thank you to Chris James for the introduction!

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The Cyber Season brings unbeatable deals! Elevate your music with discounts on Guitar Rig and 25% off Nectar, Ozone, and GR7. Plus, get a massive 50% off and more on Neutron and RX. Find these amazing offers at iZotope.com and remember to use your code ROCK10 to score an additional 10% off.


The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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



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https://www.jermainestegall.com
Instagram: @jermainestegall
Twitter: @jermainestegall
YouTube: @jermainestegall1

Additional podcast editing and production by:
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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!

RSR428 – Nick Townsend and J Clark – Vinyl Vs Atmos Vs Sony 360RA Vs Chat GPT

Cutting edge technology vs technically cutting edges... Nick and J talked about mixing and mastering vinyl records, Atmos vs Sony 260AR, how to listen to immersive audio, mixing for Halloween, old school vs modern low-end, and how to rescue a snare.

My guests today are Nick Townsend and J Clark joining us from Infrasonic West in Los Angeles. 

Nick Townsend’s musical prowess is rooted in the punk rock scene. He began drumming for punk bands at the age of 16, and has been playing professionally ever since. His trained ears, and passion for music production, is owed to recording bands in his grandmother’s garage. He attended the Audio Engineering School at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. He then landed his first audio job with Infrasonic Mastering in 2012 where he assisted Pete Lyman, while simultaneously learning the craft of vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting. Soon thereafter, he started his own Townsend Mastering until 2021 when he rejoined Infrasonic Los Angeles. Nick has mastered records for The Egyptian Lover, Militarie Gun, No Pressure, Fleshwater, Spanish Love Songs and many more, and specializes in vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting of over 2,000 vinyl records including artists such as Cheap Trick, Paramore, Weezer, Iron Maiden, Bad Religion, Garbage, Dr. Dre, 2pac, Grimes and more. His work can be identified by the hand scribed “NT” found on the lock groove of each vinyl.

J Clark is an engineer, mixer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. He spent the majority of the late 90’s and 2000’s playing and touring in the bands Pretty Girls Make Graves, Killsadie, Jaguar Love, and Sharks Keep Moving. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010, he began composing music for ads and movies before expanding into post production; Re-Recording mixing, Sound Design, and Dialogue editing for film and television. In late 2020 he began mixing and mastering music in Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA. His spatial credits include artists such as Jennifer Lopez, MK, The Hold Steady, Nelly, Nicky Jam, Marc Anthony, and many others. J’s studio was designed and built in collaboration with PMC Loudspeakers, Dolby Laboratories, and Sony Home Entertainment and boasts an impressive 24 speakers! It’s built to handle the present and future of multichannel sound for music, picture and gaming offering an 11.1.6 ATMOS and a 13.1 Sony360 array for the most precise playback and detail of your immersive projects.

Thanks to Raelynn Janicke for setting this interview up!

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The Cyber Season brings unbeatable deals! Elevate your music with discounts on Guitar Rig and 25% off Nectar, Ozone, and GR7. Plus, get a massive 50% off and more on Neutron and RX. Find these amazing offers at iZotope.com and remember to use your code ROCK10 to score an additional 10% off.


The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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



Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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Website Links:

Instagram: @infrasonicsound
Twitter: @infrasonicsound
www.infrasonicsound.com

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


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!

RSR427 – Raelynn Janicke – Mastering Engineer and Manager at Infrasonics

It's gotta slap to be right! Rae talked about mastering everything from pop to hard rock and punk to EDM and respecting the bass drop, how to master Atmos mixes, tips for managing a studio, when loudness matters, and the importance of level matching.

My guest today is Raelynn Janicke, a mastering engineer and the studio manager for Infrasonic Mastering, based in Nashville, TN. Before joining Infrasonic in 2019, Raelynn worked at Tommy’s Tracks, where she fulfilled a variety of roles alongside owner Tommy Wiggins including mastering and archival. Raelynn has mastered and assisted on projects for The Shins, Kayla Hall, Nefesh Mountain, Talia Stewart, Big 50, and Eli Howard.

Raelynn got her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences, with Concentrations in Audio Engineering and Computer Science, from The Rochester Institute of Technology. Much like her career thus far, Raelynn’s path to her degree was self-made. She was initially drawn to the practicality of a job in computer programming, but switched majors halfway through her program after assisting on a college a cappella record. From there, she discovered the school’s modest audio program, created an individualized degree, and threw in minors in history and music technology, just to keep things interesting.

Raelynn brings this level of enthusiasm and exploration to every project she works on at Infrasonic Mastering, both as manager and engineer.

She describes herself on her website as a “Mastering Engineer Who Loves Tacos and Is Taller Than Danny Devito.” Thanks to F Reid Shippen for connecting us.

Today we will talk about the tech meets art of mastering, running a busy multi room facility, Atmos immersive audio, and how AI in mastering could affect our future of music.

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The Cyber Season is now on! Fine tune your mix with Ozone 11 EQ completely free along with the free Komplete Start music production bundle at iZotope.com. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off


The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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



Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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Website Links:

Instagram: @raelynn_jae
www.infrasonicsound.com

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

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!

RSR426 – David Vignola – Home Recording and Mixing Made Easy!

Why would you put a Pultec on every track? David talked about mixing with fewer plugins to keep the best ones special, how to create a great mix template, the sound and feel of hybrid mixing, compression as tone, and mixing with the SSL UF8 and UC-1.

My guest today is David Vignola, a professional audio mixing engineer with over 20 years experience who has mixed and mastered music for hundreds of artists all over the world. He has been in studios all over the country, working in many analog/digital hybrid studios. He also studied under the mixing engineer Michael White whose credits Include The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Kiss, and the Talking Heads, just to name a few.

Over the last decade David decided to start giving back by helping musicians and engineers learn the craft of audio engineering. He found that teaching was something he really enjoyed and that led him to create Home Recording Made Easy.com and now Mixing Made Easy.net. His main focus is on the beginner/intermediate recording musician and aspiring audio engineer to help students improve their recording/engineering skills. I have enjoyed watching David’s Youtube videos and I highly recommend that you check them out Rockstars.

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The Cyber Season is now on! Fine tune your mix with Ozone 11 EQ completely free along with the free Komplete Start music production bundle at iZotope.com. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off


The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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



Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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Website Links:

Instagram: @homerecordingmadeeasy
www.homerecordingmadeeasy.com
www.mixingmadeeasy.net
www.mixingmusicanalog.com
www.youtube.com/homerecordingmadeeasy
www.youtube.com/mixingmusicanalog

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

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!

RSR425 – Joe Pisapia – Producing Guster, Ben Folds, and KD Lang in a Home Studio

The standard guitar tuning is only a suggestion! Joe talked about Mellotron, Cubase and Pro Tools, creative guitar tunings, recording piano and drums, training your ear for eq, headphones vs speakers, home studios and the sound of drywall vs volume.

My guest today is Joe Pisapia a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as a member of Guster and k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. He co-produced and co-wrote Guster’s 2006 release, Ganging Up On the Sun, an album that cracked Billboard’s Top 25 and was one of the best selling internet albums of the year. He did the same on the band’s 2010 Easy Wonderful. He produced and penned the title track for Lang’s 2011 album, Sing It Loud, and acted as music director for the accompanying tour.

As a producer and mixer Joes credits include: Ben Folds Five’s, The Hush Kids, Zac Clark, Drew Holcolmb, Chuck Mead, Josh Rouse, Courtney Jaye, Matt Wertz, William Tyler, The Silver Seas and The Pierces and when the Grammy Award-winning band Fun needed orchestral recording for its Grammy performance, they called on Joe.

Originally from New Jersey Joe moved to Nashville with his band Joe Mark’s Brother in the 90s with whom he has made beautiful sounding records and Joe has continued to record as a solo artist producing from his own studio Middle Tree in East Nashville.

His 2002 release Daydreams was given four stars and called “stellar” by AllMusic.com. Ron Sexsmith called 2015’s Nightvision, “amazing” and the “best thing” he’s “heard in a long time.”

In 2016 Pisapia collaborated with singer/ songwriter Kate York for the duet E.P. “Kate York And Joe Pisapia.” and in 2018 Joe released two full length solo albums. “Connection” and “Cosmic Christmas”.

In 2019 Pisapia recorded his first instrumental album, “Imbolc.” For a 2020 release of the album, he made music “videos,” which consisted of him making some of his favorite comfort foods. Joe also produced much of, and mixed all of Pam Tillis’ “Looking For A Feeling.” Tillis cut Pisapia’s song “Better Friends,” which was originally released on his solo album, “Connection.” NPR’s Ann Powers singled out Tillis’ version of “Better Friends” calling it a “quintessential country song.” Also in 2019 Joe produced Jillette Johnson’s “It’s A Beautiful Day And I Love You,” and was part of the live ensemble whom recorded the album “Outside Child” by Allison Russell, produced by Dan Knobler which Joe described as “tantamount to a holy experience.”

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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


Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!



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Instagram: @joepisapia
Facebook: JoePisapiaMusic

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

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!

RSR424 – Joe Gilder – How To Write Songs and Record Vocals In Your Home Studio

Never start anything from scratch! Joe talked about writing songs, using a Presonus Studio Live mixer in a home studio, breaking through writers' block with lyrics, comping vs punching vocals, acoustic room treatment, and promoting your own music.

My guest today is Joe Gilder a musician and entrepreneur from Franklin, TN. As a musician, he's released a number of albums and EPs of his own music. As an entrepreneur, he founded Home Studio Corner in 2009, where he creates free content and paid courses to help musicians learn how to produce their own music at home. These days, Joe creates content for Home Studio Corner, The Recording Revolution, and PreSonus and Fender.

Joe has been a guest on the show way back on episode RSR003 and RSR108! So please check that out to hear his background story. Today we are going to talk about making killer records like his band Staredown, and see what we can learn about writing, creating, mixing and mastering your next record ever.

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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


Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!



Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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Website Links:

www.homestudiocorner.com
Instagram: @joegilder

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

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!

RSR423 – Andris Zemmers – JZ Microphones What You Need To Know

Get the most amazing deal ever - 50% Off JZ Microphones at JZMicrophones.com/rockstars. Andris talked about choosing the right microphone for your studio, what makes JZ Mic Golden Drop Capsules so unique, and mic choice for drums, guitars, and vocals.

My guest today is Andris Zemmers, the marketing director and member of the board of JZ Microphones in Latvia, that makes premium-level studio microphones used by many Grammy Award winning producers and world-class music stars such as Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones), Bono (U2), Lady Gaga, Christine Aguilera, Foo Fighters, and more.

Andris is also a successful musician on a national level in his home country Latvia. Today his pop rock band “Neon Saturdays” has many TOP10 radio singles in nationally.

Andris has been with JZ Microphones for 11 years and is responsible for the big success with JZ direct-to-consumer online store.

Today we are going to talk about how to choose the mic that`s best for your studio and what the differences are between all the JZ mics.

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at  Macsales.com/Rockstars

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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


Pick from a vast range of virtual instruments and effects – synths, sampled instruments, studio and creative effects, samplers, and cinematic tools – or save big with the iconic KOMPLETE 14 bundles at Native-Instruments.com and use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off!



Get radio ready mixes with my free introductory mixing course using stock and free plugins at MixMasterBundle.com

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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!

RSR422 – F Reid Shippen – Mixing Tips, using AI and Atmos!

Fully concentrating while mixing is a bad idea! Reid talked about the future of mixing with AI, why the role of music producer will survive the tech, how much cooler Atmos is over stereo mixes, and how to make your vocals and drums sounds amazing!

My guest today is F. Reid Shippen a multiple Grammy Award-winning mixer, engineer, and record producer, whose credits include 10 Grammy Award-winning albums and over 100 #1 singles and artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Kenny Chesney, India.Arie, Cage the Elephant, Little Big Town, CeCe Winans, Steven Tyler, Colony House, Lucie Silvas, Jessie Reyez, and Dierks Bentley.

He has previously served as co-chair of the Producers & Engineers Wing of NARAS, and currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer for the music production house, The Music Playground. As an advocate for music education, Shippen teaches a class at Middle Tennessee State University where we were classmates in audio school, and is a co-founder of SongFarm, a creative-centered charity that focuses on providing creative curricula for secondary schools. He currently works out of his private Robot Lemon studio, located in the Green Hills area of Nashville

Reid has been on the podcast a few times already to talk about recording and mixing. And today we will dig into some more mixing tips and maybe even talk about mixing in Atmos.

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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Vlad Vasilcenko
Liz Hulitskaya

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!

RSR421 – Mark Prentice – From The Meat Puppets to the Fairfield Four as Nashville Session Bass Player

"You're the cat on the date!" Mark talked about session mindset with Hall Blaine, vocal arranging for the Fairfield Four, a Meat Puppets session in Pheonix, how to play the right bass note, why your headphones matter, and how to rock online sessions.

My guest today is Mark Prentice, a Grammy-winning Record Producer, studio musician, music director, and hit songwriter. His versatile and exhaustive music industry resume includes recording and performance credits with renowned County Artists as well as various Internationally known Pop, R&B, and Rock-n-Roll Artists, including: Elvis Costello, John Fogarty, Jonathan Cain, Desmond Child, The Fairfield Four, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, BJ Thomas, Frankie Miller, Delbert McClinton, Ricky Skaggs, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Don McLean, Crystal Gayle, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Hornsby, Felix Cavaliere, The Young Rascals, Charley Pride, Allison Morer, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Ben E. King, Michelle Wright, Jennifer Hanson, John Oates, Pat Boone, Patti Page, Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins, Chuck Wicks, Paulette Carlson, Bruce Cockburn, Holly Williams, Bo Diddley, Mitch Ryder, others.

I met Mark in the past couple years through mutual friends who gather to talk about music, life, and what the hell just happened to music and the world recently, and when I was invited to the annual Christmas party and saw how Mark could sit at the piano and play any song just by thinking about how should probably go I knew I was in the company of some serious musical talent.

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The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at Macsales.com/Rockstars

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko

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!

RSR420 – Todd Lombardo – Playing Guitar with Kacey Musgraves and Lera Lynn

You're not serious until Taylor Swift fires you! Todd talked about playing the guitars on Kacey Musgraves records, songwriting with Lera Lynn, keeping the magic in the music during tracking sessions, and how to find new chord shapes for your guitar.

My guest today is Todd Lombardo, an ACM acoustic session guitar player-of-the-year nominee, producer and songwriter living in Nashville TN. Most notably known for his contributions to Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour”. He is also responsible for Canadian platinum productions as well as numerous number one country hits as a session player.

I first met Todd when he brought the artist Mickey Cash over to The Toy Box Studio for me to mix. I was struck by his great production ideas, arrangement decisions, and guitar playing. Years later we reconnected over at Craig Alvins East Nashville studio which he occupies now. It also turned out we were both interested in weird stuff beyond music like Wim Hof and cold exposure Ice Baths for good health and ultimately we became neighbors.

More recently I got to hear a new record he recorded with his partner in life and music Lera Lynn that sounds amazing. So I'm psyched to learn more about what Todd is doing in the studio and get some great recording, production, and mixing tricks for you Rockstars.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:


The STX100D is an all-discrete 500 series module modeled after the original 110 amp found in the famous console of The Record Plant NY in the 1970s. This thing sounds incredible! Call 801-797-0642 Spectra1964.com


OWC can supercharge your recording studio maximum storage and connectivity so you can rock! Find the OWC STX Ministack, Thunderbay 4, and Gemini Thunderbolt 3 Dock at Macsales.com/Rockstars

Get Music Production Suite 6 which now includes: Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Guitar Rig 7 Pro, and many other great plugins like RX, Neoverb, Stutter Edit and VocalSynth. You'll have a collection of powerful plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off at iZotope.com

The PURE TUBE microphone beautifully displays a hand-selected tube, with a revolutionary ultra-low noise circuit with no semiconductors and capacitors in the signal path for the best sound quality, optimized for vocals with outstanding warmth and smooth high end. https://lewitt.link/rockstars


Featuring the X-ART tweeter and custom DSP on-board processing, the A-series monitors will perfectly adapt to your studio of any size for mixing and mastering in stereo or immersive surround. Adam-Audio.com



Get started now making your best record ever at RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy.


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. TheToyBoxStudio.com

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Website Links:

Instagram: @tolomusic

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Vlad Vasilcenko

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!