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WCA #425 with Evan Bakke

WCA #425 with Evan Bakke – Power Station New England, Minneapolis Suburbs, Working with Fluff, Working for Prince, and Recording in Che Guevara’s House

My guest is Engineer/Mixer Evan Bakke, who is the chief engineer and studio manager at Power Station New England. Evan has worked with Jake Huffman, Prince, Chuck Leah, and Sam Nitsch.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Minneapolis Suburbs
  • Production School
  • Working with Fluff
  • Jim Scott Influence
  • Living in His Car
  • Bouncing Around 
  • Moving to Bolivia
  • Recording in Che Guevara’s House
  • Trying out Nashville
  • Working for Prince
  • Power Station New England
  • Studio Manager Duties
  • Recording in Connecticut
  • Work/Life Balance

Matt’s Rant: Collectives

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Credits

  • Guest: Evan Bakke
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #424 with Kevin Paul

WCA #424 with Kevin Paul – Pirate Radio, Getting into the Chair, Working with Nick Cave, Knowing Your Value, and Revamping Audio Education

My guest is Producer/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Kevin Paul who has worked with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, and Paul Simon.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up in London
  • Pirate Radio
  • Hip Hop Culture
  • DJing
  • Learning Signal Flow
  • Working for a Sleaze Bag
  • Konk Studios
  • Lesson Learned
  • Working Long Hours
  • Cooking Analogies
  • Mute
  • Archiving
  • Boy to Man
  • Getting into the Chair
  • Working with Nick Cave
  • Working at Abbey Road
  • Surround Mixing
  • Working Remote
  • Education Work
  • Kevin’s Podcast
  • Mixing Challenging Tracks
  • Knowing Your Value
  • UK Studio Health
  • Revamping Audio Education

Matt’s Rant: Freelance Challenges

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Credits

  • Guest: Kevin Paul
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #423 with “Greazy” Wil Anspach

WCA #423 with “Greazy” Wil Anspach – Iraq War, Marine Corp, Purple Heart, Working at East West, Communication, and Those Tik Tok Posts

My guest is Producer/Engineer, Marine Corps veteran, and Purple Heart recipient “Greazy” Wil Anspach. Will has worked with Killer Mike, Jon Batiste, Vic Mensa, Zach de la Rocha. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Coal Mining Grandfather
  • Musical Mixtures
  • John, The Piano Player
  • Marine Corp
  • Military Training
  • Iraq War
  • The Slow Mover Award
  • Progressive Metal Band
  • Meth Head Engineer
  • Selling Tibetan Rugs
  • CRAS
  • Having a Child
  • East West History
  • Interviewing for an Internship
  • Working at East West
  • 80 Hours a Week
  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Impact of The Marine Corp
  • Making Mistakes
  • Working Freelance
  • Robert Caranza
  • Personalities in Rap and Rock
  • Stepping Outside
  • Communication
  • Those Tik Tok Posts
  • The Role of Tracking

Matt’s Rant: Keeping Your House in Order

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Credits

  • Guest: “Greazy” Wil Anspach
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #422 with Mat Leffler-Schulman

WCA #422 with Mat Leffler-Schulman – The Bartender Analogy, Handling Money, Flooded Basements, Analog Mastering, and Oblique Strategies

My guest is Mat Leffler-Schulman, a mastering engineer based out of Baltimore, Maryland, who has worked with Jon Batiste, will.i.am, Blondie, Gipsy Kings, The National Symphony Orchestra, and Ice Cube.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Flooded Basements
  • DC Suburbs
  • Running a Studio
  • Spousal Business Partner
  • MTSU
  • Handling Money
  • Business Entities
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Row House Studio
  • Moving Overseas
  • The Finances of Remote Work
  • Moving to Mastering
  • The Bartender Analogy
  • Analog Mastering
  • Working from Home
  • Word of Mouth
  • Oblique Strategies
  • Mastering Process
  • Rates
  • Likes and Dislikes of Pro Audio
  • Work/Life Balance

Matt’s Rant: Holding the Line

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Credits

  • Guest: Mat Leffler-Schulman
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #421 with Raelynn Janicke

WCA #421 with Raelynn Janicke – Mastering and Managing, New York Hardcore, Absorbing New Info, Being a Good Hang, Staying Healthy, and Communication

My guest is Raelynn Janicke, a mastering engineer and studio manager for Infrasonic in Nashville. Raelynn has worked with The Shins, Hematite, J.R. Carroll, Kayla Hall, Talia Stewart, and Bazookatooth. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up in Selkirk, NY
  • New York Hardcore
  • Alto Sax 
  • Church
  • Moving to Boston
  • Computer Science
  • Crying in The Bathroom
  • A Capella
  • Moving to Nashville
  • Bartending
  • Reid Shippen
  • Getting Hired by Infrasonic
  • Mastering and Managing
  • Running a Mastering Facility
  • Absorbing New Info
  • Traffic Cop
  • Being Nice to People
  • Being a Good Hang
  • Communication
  • Client Focus
  • Billing Practices in Mastering
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Staying Healthy

Matt’s Rant: Personal Check In

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Credits

  • Guest: Raelynn Janicke
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #420 with Hugh Padgham Part 2

WCA #420 with Hugh Padgham Part 2- Approach to Production, Gearbox Records, The Analog Sound, The Excess of the ’80s, and Not Cutting Corners

My guest is Grammy Winning Producer Hugh Padgham who has worked with Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Genesis, The Police, XTC, and David Bowie. He’s also well known for THE Gated Drum Sound on “In The Air Tonight.” This is Part 2 of a 2-part interview.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Approach to Production
  • Steve Lillywhite
  • Trust in Management
  • Producer Differences
  • The Excess of the ’80s
  • Comparing Eras of Recording
  • Superior Drummer
  • Budgets of Old
  • Mixing Workflow
  • Hugh’s Jazz Label
  • Gearbox Records
  • The Analog Sound
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Buddy Rich
  • The Momentum of Recording
  • Digital Recorders
  • Recording Sting
  • The iPod’s Effect
  • Home Studio Phase
  • PIL Metal Box
  • Not Cutting Corners
  • Finances for the Future
  • Divorce
  • Giving Back

Matt’s Rant: Saying Yes

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Credits

  • Guest: Hugh Padgham
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #419 with Hugh Padgham Part 1

WCA #419 with Hugh Padgham Part 1- Jingles, Recorders without Counters, Miles Copeland, Townhouse Studios, and THE Gated Drum Sound

My guest is Grammy Winning Producer Hugh Padgham who has worked with Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Genesis, The Police, XTC, and David Bowie. He’s also well known for THE Gated Drum Sound on “In The Air Tonight.”

In this episode, we discuss

  • Buckinghamshire Upbringing
  • Boarding School in Oxford
  • Led Zeppelin 1
  • Pipe Organ Building
  • Writing Studio Letters
  • Recorders without Counters
  • Working on Jingles
  • Getting Fired
  • Pie Studios
  • Lansdowne Studios
  • Virgin Records
  • Manor Studios
  • Townhouse Studios
  • SSL
  • NAB vs. CCIR
  • Getting into Production
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Steve Lillywhite
  • Phil Collins
  • XTC
  • THE Gated Drum Sound
  • Management
  • The Police and Miles Copeland
  • Points and Royalties
  • Non-Featured Artists
  • Residential Studio Hell

Matt’s Rant: Adapting

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Credits

  • Guest: Hugh Padgham
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #418 with Dave Greenberg

WCA #418 with Dave Greenberg – Finding Your Value, Studio Real Estate Lessons, Specializing, Learning from Failure, and a Spite Career

My guest is Grammy-Nominated mastering engineer Dave Greenberg who has worked with Lamb, Switchfoot, Gone is Gone, Niklas Paschburg, The Soft Moon, The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Mickey Hart, Jelen, Feed the Rhino, and many more.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Photography and Music
  • Sound and Art
  • Spite Career
  • Bad Studio Experience
  • Assisting in Boston
  • Cutting Edge Audio
  • Steven Jarvis
  • BAYVC
  • Boomtown
  • Keller and Cohen
  • Fred Catero
  • ISDN
  • Matt Getting Fired
  • Moving to Florida
  • Buying Property
  • Sonopod
  • Bankers Hours
  • Mastering
  • Specializing
  • Finding a Building
  • Designing studio
  • Studio Real Estate Lessons
  • Learning from Failure
  • Finding Your Value

Matt’s Rant: The Love of Audio

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Credits

  • Guest: Dave Greenberg
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #417 with Pamela Parker

WCA #417 with Pamela Parker – Hyde Street Studios, Occupying Multiple Lanes, Collaboration, Growing Up In DC, and Penny Loafers with Dimes

My guest is Producer, Engineer & Funk Rock Artist Pamela Parker, based in San Francisco. Pamela has worked with Flor De Toloache, Iman Shumpert, and Shock-G and is also a staff engineer at the famed Hyde Street Studios. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing Up In DC
  • Oklahoma Stop
  • Penny Loafers with Dimes
  • Playing Numerous Instruments
  • Soul Searching
  • Reliving Critical Moments
  • Music School
  • Exposure to Studios
  • One World Studios
  • Electric Lady Studios
  • Citizen Cope
  • Managing Avalon Studios
  • Color and Music
  • Side Hustles
  • Rehearsal Studio/Studio Combo
  • Jam Cruise
  • Michael Franti
  • Maestro Curtis
  • East Coast 
  • Hyde Street Studios
  • Singing and Engineering
  • Occupying Multiple Lanes
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Challenging Clients
  • Collaboration
  • Surviving

Matt’s Rant: Speaking to the Right Audience

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Credits

  • Guest: Pamela Parker
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #416 with Jez riley French

WCA #416 with Jez riley French – Listening Below the Surface, Contact Mics and Hydrophones, Traces, Swapping Cassettes, and Music Shop Blokes

My guest is Sound Artist Jez riley French. Jez is widely regarded as having played a pivotal role in expanding the use of contact microphones, hydrophones, electromagnetic coils, ultrasonic detectors, geophones, and VLF receivers in the sound arts, sound design (for the screen, theatre, and radio), and music in a wide range of contexts. His work has included commissions and performances for 

  • Tate Modern (UK)
  • The Whitworth (UK)
  • Paradise Air (Japan)
  • MoT – Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan)
  • Spikersuppa Lydgalleri, Oslo (Norway)
  • Baltic (UK)
  • Steklenik (Slovenia)
  • Museo Reina Sofia (Spain)
  • Catalyst Arts (N. Ireland)
  • Artisphere (USA)
  • Harpa (Iceland)
  • Mengi (Iceland)
  • The Wired Lab (Australia)
  • Mullae Art Space (Korea)
  • q-02 (Belgium) 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Open Space of Yorkshire
  • New Wave and Punk
  • Sharp Recorder
  • Fascination with Listening
  • Sexism in Music
  • Contact Mics and Hydrophones
  • Listening Below the Surface
  • Pre-Internet Research
  • Music Shop Blokes
  • Swapping Cassettes
  • Feeling Right to Press Record
  • Traces
  • Setting up a Distribution Company
  • Durational Listening
  • The Emotion of Listening
  • Audio Memory
  • Recording Mediums
  • Sound Art
  • Making a Living
  • Field Recording Approaches
  • There Are No Rules
  • Influences

Matt’s Rant: Holiday Reset

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Credits

  • Guest: Jex riley French
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #415 with David Kalmusky

WCA #415 with David Kalmusky – Acid Dropping Hippies, Drum Lessons with Levon Helm, Advocating For Yourself, Addiction Studios, and Swinging the Bat Everyday

My guest is Grammy Nominated producer, engineer, session guitarist, and mixer David Kalmusky who has worked with Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, Mötley Crue, Keith Urban, and Journey. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Stratford, Ontario
  • The Band
  • The Rebels/The Hawks
  • Acid Dropping Hippies
  • Drum Lessons with Levon Helm
  • Guitar Lessons with John Till
  • Family Friends
  • Addiction Studios
  • Career Growth in Canada
  • First Nashville Session
  • International Conduits
  • Swinging the Bat Everyday
  • Focus on the Body of Work
  • Overnetworking
  • Mistakes 
  • Experimenting on Your Own Time
  • Underground Echo Chamber
  • Building a Workshop
  • Advocating For Yourself
  • Social Media Restraint
  • Division in the Studio
  • Education 

Matt’s Rant: Rewriting Our Code From The Groundup

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Credits

  • Guest: David Kalmusky
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #414 with Todd Burke

WCA #414 with Todd Burke – One-Stoplight Towns, Grandmaster Studios, Cocaine Trafficking, Sleeping on a Gobo, The Social Aspects of Recording, and All About Relationships

My guest is Grammy Nominated Recording Engineer Todd Burke, who has worked with Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, The Kooks, Belle and Sebastian, M83, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

In this episode, we discuss

  • One-Stoplight Towns
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Conservatory of Arts and Sciences
  • Grandmaster Studios
  • Cocaine Trafficking
  • Sylvia Massey
  • Sleeping on a Gobo
  • Ben Harper
  • The Right Questions at The Right Time
  • The Social Aspect of Recording
  • Practicing on Downtime
  • Figuring Out Your Rate
  • All About Relationships
  • Record Better
  • Tony Hoffer
  • Affordable Tracking Needs
  • Enhanced Zoom Calls
  • Human Interaction

Matt’s Rant: Working Remotely

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Credits

  • Guest: Todd Burke
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #413 with Katie Tavini and Stephen Kerrison

WCA #413 with Katie Tavini and Stephen Kerrison – Running a Virtual Mastering Facility, Sharing Knowledge, The Right Reasons, Social Media Preferences, and Imposter Syndrome. 

My guests today are mastering engineers Katie Tavini and Stephen Kerrison, 2/3rds of the virtual mastering facility/collective, Weird Jungle. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Running a Virtual Mastering Facility
  • Social Media Preferences
  • Quitting Archiving Job
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Handling Attended Sessions
  • Liverpool Music Scene
  • Juggling Calendars
  • Love of Music
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • The Right Reasons
  • Rates

Matt’s Rant: Enveloping

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Credits

  • Guest: Katie Tavini & Stephen Kerrison
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #412 with Nathan Ruyle

WCA #412 with Nathan Ruyle – Growing Up on a Farm, The Wild West, Sound for Film, Bootstrapping and Staying Nimble

My guest today is a Sound Designer / Re-recording Mixer and founder of This Is Sound Design in Burbank, California. Nathan’s credits include Joyland – Cannes Jury Prize, Academy Awards, I Love My Dad – SXSW Jury & Audience Award, The Voyeurs – Amazon Studios United Skates – HBO, Academy Awards Short List Searching – Sony, Sundance.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up on a Farm
  • Scouting
  • Theater
  • Singing in Bands
  • Technology Exposure
  • Sound Design for Theater
  • Saint Louis
  • Cal Arts
  • Survival
  • Walt Disney
  • The Wild West
  • Coming to California
  • Building Studios
  • Making Your Own Way
  • The Film Industry
  • Analog vs. Digital Production
  • Studio Consolidation
  • NPR and Marketplace
  • Mixing Efficiency
  • Bootstrapping
  • Leasing to Own Gear
  • Indie Film 
  • Staying Nimble
  • Financial Track Record

Matt’s Rant: Detours

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Credits

  • Guest: Nathan Ruyle
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #411 with James “Fluff” Harley

WCA #411 with James “Fluff” Harley – The Origin of Fluff, Hockeytown USA, Fear of the Unknown, Operating at a Top Level, and Surviving the Prince Bootcamp

My guest today is Engineer/Mixer James “Fluff” Harley, who has worked with KoRn, Prince, and Yumi Matsutoya. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Origin of Fluff
  • Hockey Town USA
  • Car Accident
  • Recording School
  • Fear of the Unknown
  • Craving Knowledge
  • Crazy Synchronizing
  • Operating at a Top Level
  • Tough Skin
  • Being a Facilitator
  • Magic in The Booth
  • Taking a Year Off
  • Moving to LA
  • Audio Test Kitchen
  • Los Angeles
  • Surviving the Prince Bootcamp
  • Making a Living
  • The Stress of the Music Biz
  • Getting up at 5 AM
  • Figuring Out What to be Paid
  • Working with Korn

Matt’s Rant: Making Lists!

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Credits

  • Guest: James “Fluff” Harley
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #410 Guest Impact

WCA #410 The Impact of WCA Guests – The Emotion of A Mix, Field Recording, Backing Up and Archiving, The Cup Test, and the Many Lessons Learned. 

Engineer, theatrical sound designer, and editor of WCA Anne-Marie Pleau joins Matt to discuss the impact that particular WCA guests have had on each of them.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Michael Brauer
  • Jessica Thompson
  • George Vlad
  • Field Recording
  • Backing Up and Archiving
  • The Emotion of A Mix
  • Brian Charles
  • Saving Masters from a Fire
  • Tchad Blake
  • Leslie Braithwaite 
  • Staying Steps Ahead
  • The Cup Test
  • Sara Carter 
  • Getting into audio as an adult
  • Bryan Matheson
  • Dan Johnson
  • Working Your Say Up The Ladder
  • Survival
  • Andrew Scheps 
  • Steve Albini
  • Piper Payne
  • Leslie Braithwaite 

Matt’s Rant: Dealing with Burnout

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Credits

  • Guest: Anne-Marie Pleau
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #409 with Roy Silverstein

WCA #409 with Roy Silverstein – Golden Handcuffs, Burning Out on the Corporate Life, Building a Studio, Taking a Paycut, and No Regrets

My guest is Engineer and studio owner Roy Silverstein who has worked with Stephen El Rey, The Verigolds, The Finches, Matelotage, and Blue Largo. Roy owns Rarefied Recording in San Diego.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Evanston, Illinois
  • The House Piano
  • Playing Guitar
  • University of Miami
  • Working for Qualcomm
  • Moonlighting as a Recording Engineer
  • Burning Out on the Corporate Life
  • Working with Wes Lachot
  • Building a Studio
  • Golden Handcuffs
  • Taking a Paycut
  • No Regrets
  • Looking Ahead
  • Neve Genesys
  • Marketing His Studio
  • Working with Interns

Matt’s Rant: Doing It Yourself

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Credits

  • Guest: Roy Silverstein
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #408 with Justin Cortelyou

WCA #408 with Justin Cortelyou – Working with the Greats, Chuck Ainlay, Mike Shipley, Bob Ezrin, Soultrain Sound Studios, Family Time, and Meditation

My guest is Grammy Nominated Mixer/Engineer/Producer Justin Cortelyou, who has worked with Paul McCartney, Hollywood Vampires, Taylor Swift, Andrea Bocelli, Phish, The Darkness, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Greensburg, PA
  • Playing Trombone
  • Youth Orchestra
  • Ibanez Guitars
  • Shred Metal
  • MTSU
  • How to Be a Good Assistant
  • Mr. Miyagi
  • Chuck Ainlay
  • Radar
  • Soundstage
  • Mike Shipley
  • Moving to LA
  • The Mutt Lang Editing Style
  • Surviving 2007
  • The Wall
  • Bob Ezrin
  • Quitting Bob
  • Soultrain Sound Studios
  • Family Time
  • Meditation

Matt’s Rant: Using a Financial Advisor

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Credits

  • Guest: Justin Cortelyou
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #407 with Maryam Qudus

WCA #407 with Maryam Qudus – Pursuing Music, Transitioning to Recording, Spacemoth, The Role of Recording in Marriage, and So Much Coffee

My guest is Producer / Engineer / Mixer Maryam Qudus who has worked with Spellling, Toro y Moi, Sad13, Tune-Yards, and Zelma Stone. Maryam also writes, records, and produces music for her solo project Spacemoth and composes music for film on top of all that! 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in the Bay Area
  • Parents from Afghanistan 
  • Days in the Family Restaurant
  • The Role of Language
  • Pursuing Music
  • Stacking The Cheese
  • Singing on The Countertop
  • Recording at Tiny Telephone
  • Teaching
  • Transitioning to Recording
  • So Much Coffee
  • Women’s Audio Mission
  • Surviving
  • The Joy of Recording
  • The Role of Recording in Marriage
  • Spacemoth

Matt’s Rant: The Complexities of Selling Gear

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Credits

  • Guest: Maryam Qudus
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith

WCA #406 with Joe Carrell

WCA #406 with Joe Carrell – Owen & Bobby Bradley, Being Allowed to Fail, In The Hot Seat, Being on the Cusp of Change, and Helping People Have a Good Time

My guest is Grammy Nominated mixer, engineer, and producer Joe Carrellwho who has worked with Walt Disney, Chase Goehring, Jane Monheit, Birdland Jazz Club, Linda Lavin, and George Jones. Joe has had 11 Grammy Nominations and mixed/recorded 33 number ones in multiple genres. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Branson, Missouri
  • Treasure Ilse Studios
  • Southern Illinois
  • Early Music Lessons
  • Cheap Trick 
  • School Band
  • Pursuing Studio Drumming
  • Jeff Porcaro
  • Recording Drums
  • The Other Side of The Glass
  • Owen & Bobby Bradly
  • Being Allowed to Fail
  • In The Hot Seat
  • Leaving the Nest
  • Moving to Nashville
  • Family of Four
  • Being on the Cusp of Change
  • Wayne Hahn
  • Relationships
  • Never Discuss Questionable Things
  • Being Professional & Neutral
  • Keeping Your Mouth Shut
  • Being Team Player
  • Being The Bright Spot
  • Attention to Detail
  • Helping People Have a Good Time
  • Financial Strategy
  • Saying No To Work

Matt’s Rant: One Mic Recording

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Credits

  • Guest: Joe Carrell
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith