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RSR418 – Chuck Ainlay – The Future of Immersive Audio, Dire Straits, Peter Frampton, METalliance & Country Music

Give it all you've got because that might be all they get! Chuck talked about Nashville history, mixing "Money For Nothing", how to record acoustic and vocals, and why your favorite microphones could change in the future of mixing for immersive audio.

My guest today is Chuck Ainlay, a four time Grammy winner with Ten ACM, Two CMA’s Awards & Two Tech Awards. Chuck has over thirty five hundred credits to his name, including work with legendary and defining country music artists such as George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris and The Chicks. 

Chuck has placed his distinctive production and engineering stamp on projects with more mainstream artists such as Dire Straits and nearly the entire solo career of Mark Knopfler as well as Peter Frampton, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Ann Wilson, James Taylor, Jewel, Bob Seger, Pentatonix and Sheryl Crow. 

His work in immersive mixing has resulted in ground-breaking projects such as the 25th and 35th anniversary remix of Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive and the Grammy award winning 20th anniversary remix of the Dire Straits album Brothers In Arms. 

He is currently serving as Trustee for the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy and numerous terms as a Governor. He has chaired the Nashville P&E Wing and is the current Co-Chair the Recording Academy P&E Wing National Steering committee. Chuck has been a coauthor of the majority of the P&E Wing Guidelines and recommendations. Chuck is also currently on the board of directors for the Country Music Association. Belmont University awarded Chuck with the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence. 

Chuck is a founding member of  the METalliance, committed to promoting standards of quality in the art and science of recorded music through education and product certification.

Thank you to Phil Wagner at SSL for the introduction!

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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


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


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Instagram: @chuck_ainlay
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cainlay
METalliance
AES Recommendation for delivery of recorded music projects

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!

RSR417 – Joakeem Gaston – Home Studio Production with iZotope

Nothing is bigger than you! Joakeem (our youngest guest yet) talked about producing Hip-Hop-J-Dilla-Haitian-Komba music, midi studio signal flow, AI studio assistants, why you need Twitch & Discord, and a thorough breakdown of iZotope plugins & apps.

My guest today is Joakeem Gaston a Boston-born musician, producer and photographer growing up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the Full Sail recording program. As a first-generation American of Haitian immigrants, Joakeem was exposed to a variety of artists, music and people. Hearing different languages and different genres were hand in hand with his upbringing. Through his networking skills he learned in High School he was able to land at iZotope where he worked on the Customer Care and Artist Relations team.

I met Joakeem through his time working with iZotope and we got to connect at AES 2022 when I heard some of the cool vocal featured groove-based music he was creating. Joakeem is both musically and technically proficient in creating music on the computer so I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about some of the cool things that he learned at iZotope and talk about how he is making his tracks. I use iZotope all the time (and a ton for this podcast) but I also know there are many other musical uses we could learn about.

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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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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!

RSR416 – Tom Lord-Alge aka TLA – Answers All Your Mixing Questions!

Does your mix need a spanking? Tom talked about mixing on SSL consoles and the UF8 & UC-1, why Pro Tools works great for mixing, how to get a bigger chorus, set up your monitors, how to create a killer snare, and the secret to nailing your vocal mix!

My guest today is Tom Lord-Alge aka TLA a Multi Grammy winning mixer who started out as a young engineer in New York like his older brother Chris Lord Alge. Tom began his career as a touring lighting director before being thrown into the FOH seat when the original FOH engineer went ill. 

After 5 years of touring, Tom moved his focus to studio work and with his brother Chris worked at Unique Recording in New York. Then he was the resident mixer at what used to be known as "South Beach Studios", located on the ground floor of the Marlin Hotel in Miami Beach Florida.

TLA received two Grammy Awards for his work on Steve Winwood's Back in the High Life (1986), and Roll with It (1988), both winning in the 'Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical' category. His third Grammy was for Santana's Supernatural (1999), which won Album of the Year. 

Tom has mixed records for U2, Simple Minds, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Peter Gabriel, OMD, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, Hanson, Sum 41, Live, The Wallflowers, Weezer, Manic Street Preachers, New Found Glory, Story of the Year and Marilyn Manson, among others.

He now resides in Austin Texas where he has built 2 mixing rooms. SPANK Studios ATX houses TLA's SSL 4064G+ console and ORG Studios ATX houses TLA’s SSL Origin console.

Thank you to Phil Wagner and Fadi Hayek at SSL for connecting us.

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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:
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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!

RSR415 – Jacob Light – Modern Tone Studios & Music School

So comfy luck can't find you? Jacob talked about beating imposter syndrome, building a commercial studio with a staff of session musicians and teachers, how to get great vocal, guitar, and drum recordings, and how to be super organized in business!

My guest today is Jacob Light a musician, record producer, and audio engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been playing, writing, performing and recording music with bands and solo artists on stage and in the studio for 25 years. He has been credited on hundreds of commercial recordings for his work as a producer, engineer, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger.

Jacob is the founder, owner, musical director, and head engineer of ModernTone - a full-service recording studio and music education facility in Lafayette, CA. Jacob runs the studio with his team of pro session musicians, producers, audio engineers, and educators. Together they cater to recording artists, bands, aspiring musicians and music students of all ages and levels. Driven by their love of music, they aim to provide professional instruction, guidance, and support that empower people to realize and fulfill their potential and achieve their musical dreams.

I met with Jacob at NAMM 2022 and we got to hang out my the poolside bar and talk studio stuff. He had emailed me about the podcast and how it helped him put himself out there through his studio and production and getting over imposter syndrome, not to mention surviving musically through the 2020-2022 years.

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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:

https://moderntonestudios.com/

Instagram: @jacoblightguitar

Instagram: @moderntonestudios

https://www.facebook.com/moderntone/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCch_QUAoMsMg-JDJQWnnshQ



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!

RSR414 – Wilson Harwood – Soundproof Your Home Studio

Which panels sound-proof your studio? Wrong question! Wilson explained the difference between sound-treatment and sound-proofing, how to deal with floors, walls, and windows, how to build your studio, and where to set up your perfect mix position.

My guest today is Wilson Harwood a producer and mix engineer in Nashville, TN. He founded his company Soundproof Your Studio in 2020 after building a soundproof studio in his backyard. He knew the world needed better explanations of how to soundproof a recording studio so he set out to teach soundproofing through his Youtube channel, podcast, blog and courses.

Harwood's goal with Soundproof Your Studio is to provide scientifically backed approaches to Soundproofing that are easy and practical to implement. He now helps thousands of people from all over the world with their own DIY soundproofing projects whether it is a shed out back, a basement in a house or a spare garage.

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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:

https://elevatedmusic.co/
YouTube
https://www.soundproofyourstudio.com/

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!

RSR413 – Kevin Paul – Home Studio Mixing Advice (Depeche Mode, Kinks, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp)

Six ingredients can make a masterpiece or a bowl of dog food! Kevin talked about mixing in mono, stereo or Atmos, how to set up a home studio and get a pro sound using headphones and a bucket for monitors, when your mix is done, and how to backup!

My guest today is Kevin Paul an audio engineer, mixer, and mastering engineer who worked with the Kinks at their studio before moving to Mute records to become head engineer. While there worked with pretty much every artist on the label including Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Luke Slater and many many more. 

He also worked with David Bowie and recorded his album Hours and after leaving Mute records began working for Apple and iTunes in their festival season where they recorded and mixed Bruno Mars, Adele, Ed Sherran, and Fleet Foxes among many many others. Kevin recorded and worked with Nick Cave for over 10 years and run his own online mixing mastering service. 

He is also the host of the podcast “Mixbus with Kevin Paul” and has lectured for over 15 years on surround sound mixing and now atmos/immersive. 

Thank you to Simon Taylor for the introduction! 

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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:

www.kevin-paul.com
Instagram: @kpmixbus

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!

RSR412 – Colin Scharf – How to Grant Fund Your Record and Home Studio!

Find the universal in the specific! Colin talked about writing grant proposals for records, organizing local show live albums, drum edits, and mixing templates in Logic Pro X, and how to create cool vocal harmonies in a "rock-in" closet home studio.

My guest today is Colin Scharf a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, author, event organizer, occasional actor, and English professor living in Mankato, Minnesota.

He moved from NYC to Mankato Minnesota and has an indie rock band with his wife called Good Night Gold Dust. Conlin has been on the podcast before to talk about his discovery of this podcast in 2020 and how it helped him make his best record ever to produce his first major album: a holiday compilation featuring musicians from my city performing standard and original songs.

Colin has also produced over a dozen short films and starred as Buddy Holly in the biographical musical Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (2016, 2022). He is the recipient of numerous arts grants, including a 2021 Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and the author of two young adult novels.

In February 2021, Colin officially opened Gold Mine Studios. Since then, he has produced numerous albums, EPs, and singles for local bands, including the Golden Hour Live Album, which features live recordings of 14 Mankato-area artists that performed during Colin’s summer 2022 Golden Hour Concert Series. Colin has also produced promotional videos for the Mankato chapter of the American Lung Association and Open Arts Minnesota’s Aktion Club Theater.

Colin is also producing the debut albums for his new band Silver Summer and his wife Laura’s all-girl band Given Names. These albums will be released on Precious Metals Records, the DIY label Colin founded to help keep track of his and his friends’ musical endeavors. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what sort of project Colin is involved with; he just wants to create and help others create great art.”

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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:

RSR322 – Colin Scharf – Home Studio Rockstar Success Story!
Facebook: Colin Scharf
Instagram: @colinscharf

Studio:
Facebook: @goldminestudios507
Instagram: @goldmine.studios

Band:
Facebook: @goodnightgolddust
@silversummerlovers
@preciousmetalsrecords
Instagram: @goodnightgolddust
@silversummerlovers
@preciousmetalsrecords
Twitter: @gngolddust

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!

RSR411 – Nick Bullock – How to Get a Great Vocal Production

Vocal production starts with a hand-shake! Nick talked about the secret to a great vocal performance, mixing with the SSL UF8 and Neve Satellite, building a barn studio, running a studio business successfully, and how to mix the perfect vocal track!

My guest today is Nick Bullock a Nashville based producer, engineer, musician, and artist.

One of the many things I was taught as a young man was to follow my curiosity. That curiosity led me to music school, to my band of ten years (and over fifteen hundred shows worldwide), and to my love of recording today. It leads me to ask questions even when I felt stupid asking them. Each and every one of those questions, and the discoveries that came afterwards have led to a wonderful life and relationship with music, and the artists I work with. Following that curiosity is one of the main reasons I'm still in love with music and recording.

Every day I do my best to live by some pretty simple principles; be honest, be present, try to learn something new, help others dig deep to be the best version of themselves they can be, and when in doubt, always reference a Beatles or Stones song (not kidding).

So here I am, living in Nashville, TN, married to the love of my life, Meredith (also an amazing visual artist) with three incredible (and curious) boys. I get to make music every day in one of the greatest studios in the world. Each day is a gift. I'm eternally grateful that I get to create music with some of the best people in the world.

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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:

RSR030 – Nick Bullock – 52 in 52
instagram: @nickbullockmusic
www.nickbullockmusic.com


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!

RSR410 – Dan Pfeifer – Audio Professor of Engineering and Production at MTSU

Would you say no to a session with Bono and Edge? Dan talked about working at Memphis Sound Productions, recording B.B. King & Paul Schaffer, writing manuals for API, mixing with SSL, and teaching at one of the top recording colleges in Nashville TN.

My guest today is Dan Pfeifer a professor in the Department of Recording Industry and Graduate Faculty Member at Middle Tennessee State University, and a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He got his Bachelor of Music degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983 and Master of Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 1987 with an emphasis in audio engineering and music production.  

Before to coming to MTSU, Dan worked professionally as an audio engineer and producer, working with artists that include B.B. King, ZZ Top, Albert Collins, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many others. He has also served as 2nd Vice President and member of the Board of Governors for the Memphis Chapter of the NARAS, and he is a voting member of the Recording Academy and a professional member of the Audio Engineering Society. 

Dan has received many awards including the MTSU Alumni Association True Blue Citation of Distinction for MTSU Faculty, the MTSU Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity Award, the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Excellence and Quality Award, the MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Recording Industry Outstanding Alumni Award for University Service, and was inducted into the MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame.

But most significantly for this interview, Dan was my audio teacher 30 years ago when I was at MTSU as an undergraduate student learning the basics of audio and recording. Dan taught me with a black board and three recording studios everything audio including the difference between various types of microphones, audio signal flow, the science of sound and hearing, flow charts for mixing consoles, and how to align an analog tape machine. Basically, Dan was the first teacher in my life to teach me stuff that would carry forward to change my life and career and inspire me to make records for 30 years. And the only part I regret is making those stupid bubble charts to represent audio mixes. You know the ones with a big bubble for the kick drum and a little bubble for the hi hat. "Writing (or drawing) about music is like dancing about architecture."

This episode is dedicated to Ben Morton my classmate from MTSU. Ben may your bass have six strings on it in heaven and may you never have to change them again.

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Additional podcast editing and production by:
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RSR409 – Shawn Everett – How To Produce Music Like A Painter

What does The Scream sound like? Shawn talked about listening to paintings to guide your productions, acoustic guitars as synths, how to record Adele and not f#$% up, room mics on vocals, and how to match real EQs to plugins like a rocket scientist.

My guest today is Shawn Everett a six-time Grammy-winning music engineer and producer originally from Canada and now in Los Angeles whose credits include Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Weezer, Local Natives, and Julian Casablancas to name a few. 

Shawn has previously been a guest on episodes RSR137 and RSR270 when we talked with Shawn about his background and starting his studio in LA, and engineering and mixing Sound & Color by the Alabama Shakes. 

Today we will talk more about recording and mixing and find out what's new at Shawn’s studio. Thanks to Lysee and Vanpelt Management for helping to set up this interview.

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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

With RX, Ozone, Neoverb, Nectar, and VocalSynth, you'll have a collection of powerful apps and plugins that will help you sound like a pro. Use the code ROCK10 to get 10% off any individual plugin purchase at iZotope.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 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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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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