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RSR174 – Brian Charles – Designing Transatlantic Plate Reverb and Recording Indi Rock in Boston at Zippah Studios

Brian talked about designing his new plugin Transatlantic Plate Reverb, tube gear, drums, guitars, recording vocals, and how to fix bad bass with your mix.

My guest today is Brian Charles, a producer, engineer, and now plugin designer from Boston Massachusetts. Brian’s studio (Zippah) has become a renowned destination for indie rock bands from New England and around the world.

As the producer/guitarist in the late 90’s band “The Sheila Divine” Brian still tours Europe and makes records with the group and continues to grow his network of younger bands to make records with.

Brian’s credits span 30 years of record making, from the punk band  “The Vatican Commandos” (fronted by a young Moby) in the 80’s. To the indie guitar pop of the 90’s from bands like The Gigolo Aunts, Dirt Merchants and The Figgs to the present day with artists like Mike Slap and power trio “Weakened Friends”.

Embracing the idea that to create a successful life in music these days, you have to do everything you know how to do...with a passion, Brian also created a plug-in company (Rare Signals) with a few of his musician friends, and they recently released their first plug-in, called the “Transatlantic Plate Reverb”, which really sounds fantastic.

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RSR172 – Tim Lauer – Writing, Composing, And Producing Music For The TV Show Nashville.

Tim talked about his early studio gear, how miking for a tv recording is different from a record, how to write to picture, the importance of tension and repose, and finding the perfect vocal range, key, and tempo for a singer. And lots lots more!

My guest today is Tim Lauer, a Nashville based composer, producer, songwriter, and musician. He recently completed his second season as Executive Music Producer for the television show Nashville. He produced over 125 cast recordings for the Nashville show and was also EMP for Greenleaf Season 1 and wrote and produced the main title song performed by Mavis Staples.

Tim is an Emmy-nominated writer whose songs have been featured in advertisements for BMW, Target, L'Oreal, Coke and Microsoft and well as tv shows One Tree Hill, Drop Dead Diva, Hung, The White Queen, Homeland, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars and Cougar Town.  

He has played on over 300 major label albums, recording with a wide variety of artists including Robert Plant, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Chris Cornell, Keith Urban, Rodney Crowell, Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Megadeth, and Joan Baez.

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RSR171 – Vance Powell – How To Produce, Record, And Mix A Record That Rocks

Vance talked about recording drums with Clutch, guitars with Chris Stapleton, his favorite UA plugins, and how to create your best mixing template in Pro tools.

My guest today is Vance Powell, a six-time Grammy award winning producer, engineer and mixer, whose impressive list of credits includes Chris Stapleton, Elle King, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, Seasick Steve, Black Prairie, Tinariwen, and Jeff The Brotherhood, among many others.

Powell recently won two Grammy awards in 2018 for mixing and engineering Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 1 (Best Country Album), and mixing and engineering various songs on CeCe Winans' Let Them Fall In Love ('Best Gospel Album'). He was also nominated for mixing Robert Randolph & The Family Band's Got Soul ('Best Contemporary Blues Album').

Today we are going to dive right into the topic of producing, recording, and mixing. And I’ll ask some questions about recent productions for Vance over at his private studio Sputnik Sound which he shares with Mitch Dane.

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Try Vance Powell's
Pro Tools UAD
mixing template!

Vance Powell has generously made his mix template available for you to try out in your studio. This is the same template that he starts with on every mix no matter what the style, whether rock, folk, or jazz. Check it out!

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The four mic technique that Vance talked about on the podcast.

RSR170 – Matt Beaudoin – How to Get a Great Recording of a Band Live Together in a Room.

Matt talked about the origin of the famous Q Region poster, the history of Q Division studios, the most common mistakes that people make when recording a band live in the studio, working with Jennifer Kimball and Ry Cavanaugh of Session Americana, a breakdown of the Glyn Johns drums, best choices for vocal and bgv mics, and lots of other stuff!

My guest today is Matt Beaudoin, a Boston-based engineer, producer, and educator.  While currently a freelance engineer, Matt has had a long association with Q Division Studios, where he was chief engineer from 2003 to 2010.  

While he has worked in a wide variety of genres, Matt particularly enjoys employing classic recording techniques while working on music made with a live, ensemble-based approach. In addition to his work in the studio, Matt is currently an assistant professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music.

Today he is going to talk about his experience recording in Boston and teach us How to Get a Great Recording of a Band Live Together in a Room

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The Famous Q Region Poster.

The Famous Q Region Poster.

RSR169 – Eric Sarafin aka Mixerman – Musician’s Survival Guide To A Killer Record

Eric Sarafin aka Mixerman talked about his new book Musician's Survival Guide To A Killer Record, the importance (or lack) of mixing and mastering, why you want width in your mixes, understanding frequencies, compression in threes, and his favorites mics.

My guest today is Eric Sarafin aka Mixerman, a gold and platinum award winning record producer and mixer. He has worked with many nationally known acts, including The Pharcyde, Tone Loc, Ben Harper, Lifehouse, Nine Days, Barenaked Ladies, Amy Grant, and Foreigner, just to name a few. After 25 years based out of Los Angeles, Eric is now living in Asheville NC, where he produces and mixes records out of several world class recording facilities located there.

Eric is also a published author and has written several books under the pen name of Mixerman about recording, producing, and mixing. It all began with The Daily Adventures Of Mixerman chronicling his recording journey in the studio. He then went on to write Zen And The Art Of Recording, Producing, and Mixing as three separate books after that, which I highly recommend reading.

And now he has come out with his most recent book presented as a field manual for the studio called: Musician’s Survival Guide To A Killer Record.

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RSR168 – Marc Daniel Nelson – Producing, Recording, and Mixing for Music and Picture.

Marc talked about learning from Bill Schnee (Steely Dan) and Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac), recording orchestral scores for Warner Chappell, how to win a mix shootout, breaking down his mis template for 300+ tracks, how to record piano and drums, and more.

My guest today is Marc Daniel Nelson, a Grammy nominated music producer, mixing engineer, and 4 time PMA nominated, and 1 time winner.

He has been producing, mixing and managing creatives for over 18 years.  His music credits include Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Eric Burdon, Robert Duvall, Mark Bussard, Ozomotli, Reik and more. As Protégé for both legendary producer / engineer Bill Schnee and Ken Caillat, Marc has carried the torch for impeccable quality sound and production.  

His film credits include Solo, The Vietnam War, Blade Runner, Wild Horses, Point Break, No Manches Frida, Father Figures and more.  

His creative management credits include executive producing the 13 episode PBS television series, creating and executive producing the national video campaign for Guitar Center and creative directing for Alcon Sleeping Giant and ArtistMax.

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RSR167 – Nikolay Georgiev – Capturing and Recreating Reverbs From Secret Spaces Around the World.

Nikolay took us on a journey to capture the very best reverb samples in exotic spaces around the world, and showed us how to create our own reverbs as well. Plus lots of other stuff like recording classical music, the meaning of proximity effect, and why stereo ribbons mics sound so great!

My guest today is Nikolay Georgiev, a London based engineer, producer and plug-in developer. Nik is also an experienced lecturer in Sound Engineering and Music Production and a past chairman of the AES UK section.

He is engaged closely with Acustica Audio, both as internal and external 3rd party plug-in developer. As such he took a major role in the creation of plug-ins such as Lime, Navy, Cream and some of the modules in Pink. Nik currently works on his own line of plug-ins based on Acustica’s tech.

I discovered Nik one day browsing Facebook and seeing him post videos from exotic spaces with incredible reverbs from around the world. You might find him firing a gun in a long industrial tunnel under a mountain somewhere or popping a balloon in a beautiful church. I have always found this kind of thing fascinating. So I knew we would want to learn more about his adventures to capture and recreate reverbs from secret spaces around the world.

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RSR166 – Paul Moak – How To Make Your Records Rock!

5 time Grammy nominated producer Paul Moak talked about recording rock bands in Nashville at his studio The Smoakstack. We covered how to setup, tune, and record drums, guitars, bass, and vocals. Tons of stuff you need to know to make a great rock record!

My guest today is Paul Moak, a 5 time Grammy-nominated, ASCAP award winning, producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, TN.

Paul has amassed credits on more than 500 albums. Spanning a wide variety of genres, with artists like: Goodbye June, Joy Williams, Mat Kearney, The Weeks, John Paul White (of The Civil Wars), Marc Broussard, Caitlyn Smith,  Relient K, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Leagues, and House of Heroes to name a few.

Paul’s work has appeared on numerous platinum and gold albums exceeding 10 million in sales and been featured on hit TV shows such as, Nashville, One Tree Hill, Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries and 666 Park Avenue as well as tv spots for College Game Day,  Bose, American Family Insurance, and Taco Bell.

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RSR165 – Pete Lyman – Mastering For Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Weezer at Infrasonic Sound

Pete talked about punk rock bass, mastering for vinyl, advice for buying your first turntable, the basics of mastering, and working with Chris Stapleton, Vance Powell, and Dave Cobb.

My guest today is Pete Lyman, a GRAMMY-Nominated mastering engineer based out of Nashville, TN and owner of Infrasonic mastering, an audio and vinyl mastering studio with locations in Echo Park, California and Nashville, TN.

Pete has mastered Grammy-nominated projects for Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, and Grammy-award winning albums for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. In 2016 he was recognized with a GRAMMY Nomination for Album of the Year for Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.

In 2018, Pete opened his second studio facility, Infrasonic East, in Nashville, TN. Infrasonic East is now home to Pete Lyman’s custom mastering suite, and the Neumann cutting lathe, where he works with a diverse client roster - from John Prine and Dierks Bentley to Fall Out Boy and Halsey - on projects of all sizes.

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RSR164 – Jim Stewart – Producing, Recording, and Mixing, Rock, Soul, Jazz, and Americana In Cleveland OH.

Jim talked about calibrating your studio speakers with Sonarworks, recording live music, working with remote studio clients, building a Hackintosh, and getting great drum and guitar sounds in the studio. Plus make sure to stick around for the awesome Jam Session Q&A at the end.

My guest today is Jim Stewart, a Cleveland based Engineer, Producer, and Mixer working with a wide variety of local, regional, and national artists. Some of Jim’s credits include Welshly Arms, The Lighthouse & the Whaler, Ray Flanagan and The Authorities, and Ryan Humbert.

Jim began his career studying at the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio. Then went from intern to staff engineer at Metrosync studios and Ante Up Audio, after which he moved on to freelance engineering working out of many major studios in Northeast Ohio. Jim finally made his mark on Cleveland’s music scene and built his own studio in the heart of downtown Cleveland​.

Jim produces, engineers, and mixes records comfortably in a variety of styles like Rock, Jazz, Soul, and Americana weaving from productions that feature groovy live bands to productions that involve building a track from the drums up.

A decade ago I produced a record for an Akron/Cleveland artist named Ryan Humbert, called Old Souls New Shoes, which was recently re released for it’s tenth anniversary. Ryan has also been recording with Jim locally, and when I heard the awesome work they were doing I knew I would want to have Jim on the show to talk about making great records up in Cleveland, and how he is getting such great sounds from his studio.

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