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RSR285 – Brent McCollough – Producing The Viral Bee Gees Parody Video “Stayin’ Inside”

"Stayin Inside!" The video that went viral in 2020... Brent shared tips for home studio production, vocal recording, mixing, and performance tips, and revealed the story of creating the Bee Gees parody that video with over 3.8 million views.

My guest today is Brent McCollough a Nashville-based producer, keyboardist, and artist. 

He started playing the piano by ear at the age of five later accepting a full scholarship at the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in Music Production and Performance followed by a full-time graduate teaching fellowship for his master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. 

He records and mixes his own music as well as artists all over the country, and plays keyboards and sings for many bands like The Black Jacket Symphony, and Trace Atkins.

More recently he became well known for his coronavirus parody video, “Stayin’ Inside,” which went viral and was shared by the Bee Gees, John Travolta, and countless news networks all over the world. 

Brent’s studio work and content creation spans many various genres, and he is also regularly hired to mix and master live performances. He currently runs Brent McCollough Studios and prides himself in making his clients’ musical dreams become reality.

Brent also joined Kurt Hugo Schneider, Tony Succarr, and me for an OWC workshop “How To Be Creative With Video Content From Your Home Studio”. That link will be included in the show notes.

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Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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Website links: 
https://youtu.be/ApcqshcSH9M
www.brentmccmusic.com
Social Media:
@brentmccmusic
www.instagram.com/brentmccmusic
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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!

RSR284 – Tony Black – Grammy Winning Engineer for Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Wu Tang Clan, Luther Vandross, and More…

"Why I quit Alicia Keys!" Tony Black shared stories about working with Alicia Keys, assisting at the Hit Factory, recording and mixing hip hop in the 90s with Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, and Timbaland. Plus vocal recording techniques.

My guest today is Tony Black a Grammy-winning music producer, mixer/engineer & songwriter/musician. He has contributed to recordings totalling more than 50 million units sold or downloaded. He won a GRAMMY AWARD for his contribution to the album “THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS” for BEST R&B ALBUM. He also mixed and recorded  “RIDE OR DIE” on the Grammy-winning album  JAY-Z “HARD KNOCK LIFE VOL.2”. 

Tony spent many years in NYC at legendary studios such as The Power Station, The Hit Factory, Quad, and Electric Lady. He became part of the 90’s hip-hop scene that would go on to make music history. Working with artists such as Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Q tip, Lil Kim, P. Diddy(Puffy), Cam’ron, Wu Tang Clan, Michael Jackson and too many others to list, he clocked in more than 4000 sessions in the 90’s alone. 

These sessions led to a 6-year working relationship with Alicia Keys. He recorded and mixed all of The Diary of Alicia Keys. He continues mixing, recording, and producing new music today for label artists, indie artists, and for his own project Slow Down The Quick based in NYC and working anywhere in the world with his mobile project studio.

Thanks to Josh Harris for making our introduction! (Carl Nappa).

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Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

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Website links: 
www.tonyblackprod.com
www.slowdownthequick.com
Instagram
https://youtu.be/NsiVn4wKy_4
https://youtu.be/rCWT5jLFj70

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
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!

RSR283 – Tony Succar – Latin Grammy Producer Of The Year

Need more cowbell? Tony Succar talked about winning the Latin Grammy Producer Of The Year award, working with Bruce Swedien, arranging for a full salsa band, building a Grammy winning home studio in a garage and much more!

My guest today is Tony Succar a two-time Latin Grammy award-winning and #1 Billboard charting artist, producer, and composer/arranger Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami, Florida. Tony’s produces music in the world of salsa, jazz, pop, and afro-latino-inspired music. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University.

In 2018, Tony was nominated for the prestigious Latin Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Song, “Me Enamoro Mas De Ti.” He received four nominations in 2019 for Album of the Year, Best Tropical Song, Best Salsa Album, and Producer of the Year for his most recent album, Mas de Mi. Tony took home two Latin Grammys for Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album, making history as the youngest winner to have ever won both categories.

Mas de Mi was released by Tony through his independent label, Unity Entertainment. His inspiration for the album was to write and produce non-traditional songs that will appeal to younger generations. He has also worked with an impressive array of talented artists, including Tito Nieves, India, Jon Secada, Marc Anthony, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Judith Hill, and Obie Bermudez, among others.

Tony’s debut album, UNITY: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, had tremendous success, reaching Billboard’s #1 Tropical Album Music Chart, iTunes' #1 World Latin Chart, and Amazon's #1 Latin Pop Music chart, among others. It also evolved into a nationally-televised primetime PBS special that kicked off the PBS Fall Arts Festival. 

He has performed at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival (Aruba), the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Auditorio Telmex (Mexico), Vivo Beach (Puerto Rico), Tempo Latino (France), and the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards (MGM Grand Las Vegas), among others.

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At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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Website links: 
tonysuccar.com
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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
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!

RSR282 – Kurt Ballou – Recording Heavy Guitars at God City Studios in Salem MA

"Witch" distortion pedal rocks the most? Kurt Ballou from God City Studios in Salem MA talked about designing guitars and distortion pedals, the challenges of going fulltime with a recording studio, winning a Grammy for engineering High On Fire and more!

My guest today is Kurt Ballou is a Grammy-winning producer, engineer, mixer and studio owner in Salem MA with extensive production credits on some of aggressive music's most successful albums. In addition to his studio work, Kurt is the guitarist in ground breaking hardcore/metal crossover act CONVERGE.

Kurt's studio, God City Recording, was constructed in 2003 and contains the finest analog and digital recording equipment available. God City has hosted bands such as Grammy winner High on Fire, American Nightmare, NAILS, Darkest Hour, Code Orange, Four Year Strong, Converge, Russian Circles, Torche, Cave In and many more.

Kurt also designs guitar pedals and guitars under the name God City Instruments where you can get the heaviest guitar distortions and fuzzes pre-built and ready to use or build your own with ready-made PCB boards and kits.

Thanks to Brian Murphree for the introduction.

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At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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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!

RSR281 – Billy Decker – New Book Template Mixing & Mastering

How fast can you mix? Billy Decker shows you how to mix radio-ready hits as fast as a rough mix in his new book Template Mixing & Mastering. In this episode, he breaks down some great mixing tricks showing you drum triggering with samples and more!

My guest today is Billy Decker a Nashville producer, engineer, and mixer with multiple #1 hits for clients like Chris Young, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt and even George Jones. 

Billy is known for his high-speed method of mixing using templates and systems for getting to the creative side of mixing immediately without getting bogged down in the tech side of mixing. He was a guest on the podcast previously on episode RSR210 and recently he has written a new book called Template Mixing and Mastering.

So today we will dig deeper into Billy’s template mixing and get an introduction to what you will find in his new book. I highly recommend that you pick up the book since he does a wonderful job of breaking down every detail beautifully with images and charts to help you set up your own template for mixing in your studio.

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At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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Website links: 
RSR210 – BILLY DECKER – SPEED MIXING #1 HITS INSIDE PRO TOOLS
www.billydecker.com
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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
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!

RSR280 – Justin Francis – More Mixing Tips For The Home Studio

Should you get a work surface for mixing in your studio? Discover the pros and cons of this episode. Justin also talked about constructing his mix room, producing music with your significant other, using a control surface for mixing and much more!

My guest today is Justin Francis is a multiple Grammy Award nominee as an engineer, #1 Billboard chart mixer, and budding producer based right here in East Nashville. His work can be heard on records ranging from Ronnie Milsap to Alice Cooper including Top 40 hits for Little Big Town and Kelsea Ballerini; soundtracks with Kacey Musgraves and P!nk, and releases from diverse artists as Rodney Crowell, Tyler Childers, Margo Price, Buddy Guy, Deep Purple, Anti-Flag, Rozwell Kid and Diarrhea Planet reaching millions of streams every month.

Justin has been a guest on the podcast previously one episode RSR220 when we got to talk about his background in the recording. So this episode we will continue to dig into mixing and production and ways that we can ramp up the quality of our work in our own pro or home studios.

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At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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Website links: 
www.jryanfrancis.com
Social media - @jryanfrancis
Previous episode with Justin (RSR220)
Kelsey Waldon - https://youtu.be/QMyqWIPu5J4

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
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!

RSR279 – Chris Adams aka AHEE – How To Produce Massive Dubstep From Your Home Studio

Why did the chicken cross the road? AHEE described his Dubstep EDM production studio on a chicken farm, talked about the benefits of mixing with a Subpack, the creative flow state, tricks for the OTT Compressor and Serum, and much more!

My guest today is Chris Adams, aka Ahee, an EDM producer and artist with extensive experience touring clubs and festivals known for his prolific musical output, helpful YouTube tutorials, high-quality sample packs, & crowd engaging live sets.

I discovered Ahee’s Youtube channel when I was searching for tutorials on using the Serum wavetable synth from Xfer Records and really enjoyed the ways that Chris broke down EDM production and techniques for everything from creating DIY synth drum samples to production using his custom sample and sound packs for Ableton Live, to mixing through RTA frequency analyzers so that we can compare our own home studio mixes to a huge club and festival mixes by top EDM producers like Skrillex. Plus Chris affectionately refers to his audience by introducing each video with “Yo What’s Up Aliens” which obviously a great way to talk them don’t you think so Rockstars?

Some of his collaboration and remix credits include The Funk Hunters, Manic Focus, Defunk, Stylust, Psymbionic, Stickybuds, David Starfire, Soohan, and more. I’ll include links to his Youtube channel in the show notes where you can also find a collection of his EDM music productions. 

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At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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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!

RSR278 – Daniel Schlett – Finding the Space Between the Notes at Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn NY

What the heck is micro editing?? Daniel Schlett talked about using the API Legacy console at Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn NY, working with Ghost Killah, Songhoy Blues, Steve Gunn, and Booker T, making it onto the cover of Mix Magazine, and more!

My guest today is Daniel Schlett a Producer, Engineer, Mixer and owner of Strange Weather Studio seen on the cover of Mix Magazine in 2019 as one of the best rooms in Brooklyn NY. Daniel’s production finds itself at the creative intersection where acoustic and rock recording meets loop and edit based production. His discography ranges from NYC hip hop to live in-studio performances, to rock production from Mali with a clear sense of how each sounds best. 

Daniel has worked with many great artists including Iggy Pop, Booker T., Songhoy Blues, Peelander-Z, Ghostface Killah, War on Drugs, Luke Temple and Here We Go Magic, Combo Chimbita, The Lost Brothers. And I’ve been enjoying a fantastic sounding playlist of videos for you in the show notes. 

I’m psyched to talk with Daniel today about his philosophy of production with a wide range of musical styles and see what we can learn about working with a variety of artists. Thanks to Dave Hintze at API for making our introduction.

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At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com


Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com


The secret to great sounding bass in your mix is to start with a great recording. The BB-DI is the best sounding bass DI I have ever used. “It’ll move your pant leg!” No Hype, No Color, Just Pure Tone at Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 

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Website links: 
danieljschlett.com
strangeweatherbrookly.com
vanpeltmanagment.com

Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
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!

RSR277 – Brian Murphree – How to Get Your Mix Ready for Mastering

How do you know when your mix is ready for mastering? Brian Murphree talked about the difference between mixing and mastering, why he uses a hybrid mastering system, how to make your clients feel great about working with you, and much more!

My guest today is Brian Murphree mastering engineer at Soundporter Mastering in Spring Hill TN. After recording his first band in 1994 at a studio in Decatur, AL, and taking the mix-engineer helm in 1999 for his punk band, Random Conflict, followed by a 5-year stint with Surf Rock band, Daikaiju, Brian has been focused on recording, mixing, and mastering for underground artists who might lack the budget to track in major professional studios. 

Brian spent 20 years recording, mixing, and mastering music in the North Alabama, Middle TN area, helping artists find their best sounds without blowing their budget. For the past 4 years, he has focused solely on mastering and has been able to grow his client list even in the challenging climate of COVID-19. 

Grammy-winning “Boo” Mitchell of Memphis’ Royal Studios, Mark Slaughter, Melly Baldwin, and BZ Lewis are just a few clients Brian has worked with and his goal is to always help his clients realize their best production and mix no matter who they are, and to do it without breaking the bank. 

Brian takes pride as a mastering engineer in being easy to work with and helpful at the early stages before you even think your mix is ready for mastering. And Since Brian and Soundporter are a welcome sponsor on the podcast also I thought it would be cool to have Brian as a guest on the show so that we can get to know him better and discover “how to get your mix ready for mastering”.

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Get it right at the source with the new BB29 mic by JZ Microphones. Hear my voice on the BB29 in the podcast intro and use the limited-time coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZMic.com



Studio One is easy to learn for a beginner yet fully customizable for your high-speed workflow as you become an expert. Get started now with Studio One Artist and Presonus Sphere at Presonus.com


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 and C610 Complimiter in the podcast intro. - Spectra1964.com


Your music is more valuable than gold. Make sure your music is safe with fast and reliable storage and backup options from OWC at OWC.com

iZotope RX and Ozone are on every podcast episode mix to make sure you never miss a single word of wisdom on Recording Studio Rockstars. If you want crystal clear mixes go to iZotope.com/Rockstars and use the code ROCK10 to get and extra 10% off. 


Over 50 years API audio has created mic pres, compressors, eqs, and the original 500 Series Lunchbox following founder Saul Walker’s original proprietary Op-Amp and transformer designs to make sure you always get that legendary “API Sound” at APIaudio.com


At Soundporter.com, home of the iterative mastering process, Brian Murphree will listen to your needs and help you get your mix ready for mastering. Contact Brian now for a free mix review and mastering demo at Soundporter.com

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
Brayden Stremming
Hugh Macdonald
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!

RSR276 – Kevin McMahon – How to Get The “Band in a Room” Sound

What does it sound like when you fill a room with sound? Kevin McMahon talked about capturing the sound of a live band in the studio, what he learned from a decade of live sound at Brownies in NY and much more!

My guest today is Kevin McMahon of Marcata Recording first started by The Walkmen in 2000 as a purely analog facility located in Harlem inside what had been a Nascar production facility.  

Kevin joined in 2003 and took over daily operations, bringing his collection of vintage microphones, preamps, and a long history of studying great live performance from the decade of work as a live sound engineer/designer at the now-defunct but not forgotten venue Brownies in New York City’s East Village.  

Doing live sound is where Kevin developed his love of living interactions between musicians, and the ability to recognize the spirit of an artists’ vision and to act with a sense of urgency toward nurturing an environment to allow that vision to be realized at any cost. 

Some of Kevin’s credits include: Real Estate, Pile, Parlor Walls, Mr Gnome, The Walkmen, The French Kicks, Diarrhea Planet, and Herzog to name just a few. 

Thanks so much to Caleb for making our introduction.

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