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WCA #400 with David Hewitt

WCA #400 with David Hewitt – Car Racing, Recording Trucks, Dallas Summer Heat, and Recording the Stars in a Golden Era of Live Music

My guest is Grammy-Winning Remote Recording Engineer David Hewitt. David has worked with many artists, including, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, Neil Young, The Who, Pavarotti, Simon and Garfunkel, Live Aid, Allman Brothers, Newport Jazz Festival, Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, and George Benson.

David is also the father of former WCA guest and friend of the show, Ryann Hewitt. 

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Reflecting on 400 Episodes

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Credits

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

WCA #399 with Dave Schiffman Part 2

WCA #399 with Dave Schiffman Part 2 – Mix Note Etiquette, The Journey of Creating a Studio, Deciding on ATMOS, Communication with Bands, and Evolving the Craft

Part 2 of my interview with Grammy Winning Producer/mixer and Engineer who has worked on projects for System of a Down, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, PUP, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Adele, Vampire Weekend, Cass Mccombs, Thrice, and Haim. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Parting Ways with Rick Rubin
  • Stellastarr 
  • Role with Rick vs. Engineers
  • Dry vs. Wet
  • Mix Shootouts
  • Importance of Artist Feedback
  • Evolving the Craft
  • Keeping a Good Vibe
  • Dealing with Varying Personalities
  • Communication with Bands 
  • Mix Note Etiquette
  • Mix Adjectives
  • The Journey of Creating a Studio
  • Deciding on ATMOS
  • Doing ATMOS That Makes Sense
  • Money and Engineering
  • Gear Should Be used, Not Just Displayed
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Only as Good as Your Last Credit

Matt’s Rant: Inspiration from Outside the Audio World

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #398 with Dave Schiffman Part 1

WCA #398 with Dave Schiffman Part 1 – Tape Copies, Chicken and Egg Issues, Lessons from Rick Rubin, The Land of Yes, and Not Being Tall Enough To Record

My guest is Grammy Winning Producer/mixer and Engineer who has worked on projects for System of a Down, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, PUP Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Adele, Vampire Weekend, Cass Mccombs, Thrice, and Haim.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Giving Up Piano
  • Dad’s Love of Big Band/Yacht Rock
  • Playing Trumpet
  • Marching Band
  • Not Being Tall Enough To Record
  • Following Credits on Albums
  • Making Tape Copies
  • Chicken and Egg Issues
  • Moving Up the Studio Ladder
  • Surviving on Tuna Fish Sandwiches
  • “Smoking Section” of Planes
  • Working at Ocean Way
  • Moving to LA from NY
  • Working with Rick Rubin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Lessons from Rick Rubin
  • East Coast Honesty
  • The Land of Yes

Matt’s Rant: Who are We Spending Time With?

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA#397 with Bryan Cook

WCA #397 with Bryan Cook – Recording as An Exit Strategy, Chillin with Tom Dowd, Landing at A&M Studios, and Doing Non-Music Things

My guest is Grammy Nominated Mixing engineer Bryan Cook who has worked with U2, One Republic, Jeff Goldblum, and Switchfoot. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Early life in Philly
  • Studios – A thing that people did
  • Love for Jazz 
  • Saxophone
  • Recording as an exit strategy
  • Bluejay Internship
  • Chillin with Tom Dowd
  • Ryan Hewitt 
  • Deciding on a move to LA
  • Landing at A&M Studios
  • Moving up in the industry
  • Professionalism – Egos working together
  • Moving up the engineering ladder
  • Sensing upcoming burnout
  • Michael Andrews 
  • Nobody likes the bad vibe guy
  • Walk Hard 
  • Transitioning to flying solo
  • One Republic
  • How artists find an engineer
  • U2 project
  • Push them into the pool
  • Mixing from home
  • How to do pricing?
  • Handling disappointment
  • Ease with setup
  • Bounce Factory 
  • Doing non-music things

Matt’s Rant: Audio File Management

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #396 with Nick Townsend

WCA #396 with Nick Townsend – Punk Rock, Community College, Fishing, Mastering and Cutting Lacquers

My guest is Los Angeles-based mastering engineer Nick Townsend. Nick loves cutting Lacquers and has worked on releases by Cheap Trick, Weezer, Iron Maiden, Bad Religion, Garbage, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Grimes, and more. Nick works at Infrasonic Sound.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Musical Household
  • Stoner Rock Uncle
  • Drums at Grandmas House
  • Punk Rock Bands
  • Catching the Recording Bug
  • Community College Recording Program
  • Pete Lyman
  • Mechanical Side of the Brain
  • Fishing
  • Clay Shooting
  • Outdoors Activities
  • Interning
  • Cutting Lacquers
  • Cutter Heads
  • Freelance Mastering
  • Infrasonic
  • Apollo Lacquers Fire

Matt’s Rant: Audio Degrees

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #395 with Daniel Rowland

WCA #395 with Daniel Rowland – Rehab vs. College, MTSU, Adrian Belew, LANDR, and The ATMOS Goldrush

My guest is Daniel Rowland, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at LANDR, Co-owner of Immersive Mixers, Professor at MTSU, and audio engineer. Daniel has worked with Nine Inch Nails, Adrian Belew, Disney, Pixar, David Foster, Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, Denzel Curry, Netflix, Fox, Flo Rida, Seal, and Phillip Glass.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Playing Guitar
  • Rehab vs. College
  • MTSU
  • Production Work
  • Adrian Belew
  • NOISE
  • LANDR
  • AI Mastering
  • Linkedin
  • Rejection of New Ideas
  • Time Management
  • The ATMOS Goldrush

Matt’s Rant: Things to Consider When Building a Studio

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #394 with Mike Tucci

WCA #394 with Mike Tucci – Playing in Bands, Seeing the Value In Recording Studios, Working at Masterdisk, The Slow Magic Of LA, and Focusing on Results, Not Gear

My guest is Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer Mike Tucci, who has worked with Cory Henry, Living Colour, Doja Cat, Chris Brown, Young Thug, and Unstoppable Death Machines.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Queens
  • NYC
  • Music in Heard Growing Up
  • Playing in Bands
  • Seeing the Value In Recording Studios
  • Going to College
  • Understanding Recording
  • Working at Masterdisk
  • Howie Weinberg
  • Moving to LA
  • Moving Into The Box
  • Not Depending on Other People’s Gear
  • The Slow Magic Of LA
  • Keeping a Simple Setup
  • Working From Home
  • Focusing on Results, Not Gear

Matt’s Rant: Who is Professional

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #393 with Leff Lefferts

WCA #393 with Leff Lefferts – The World of Film Sound, Working with Randy Thom, Telling Stories, Planning Your Life, Financial Security, and ATMOS

My guest is Leff Lefferts making a return to WCA after his first appearance on WCA #101. Leff comes from a music recording background but has worked in film sound for the last 16 years at Skywalker Sound. He’s worked as a Sound Effects Editor, Sound Editor, Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, and Re-Recording Mixer on various movies, including, The Croods: A New Age, The Revenant, The Peanuts Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and many more. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Randy Thom
  • Skywalker Sound
  • ATMOS
  • Telling Stories
  • Roles in Film Sound
  • Technology Changes 
  • Content on Streaming Services
  • Planning Your Life
  • Music Industry vs Film Industry
  • Watching the Credits
  • Making Records for Enjoyment
  • Financial Security
  • UA Plugins
  • Early Days of Pro Tools
  • Bay Area Pro Audio Lore

Matt’s Rant: Being Proactive

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #392 with Rachael Moore

WCA #392 with Rachael Moore – Meeting Your Heroes, Community of Success, Thinking Outside the Box, T Bone Burnett, and The Value of Being a Good Human Being

My guest is Grammy-Nominated engineer/mixer Rachael Moore. Rachael primarily works with T Bone Burnett and, as a result, has worked with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, and Jessica Chastain. Rachael also has a hectic freelance schedule working around Nashville, where she is currently based.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Early Years in Texas
  • Getting Your Feet Wet at Full Sail
  • Internship with Jacquire King
  • Meeting Your Heroes
  • Community of Success
  • Dealing with Challenges
  • Sound Emporium 
  • Financially Making it Work
  • Learning to Tune Pianos
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Working with T-Bone
  • T-Bone Burnett 
  • How You Make People Feel In a Session
  • Do’s and Don’ts with T-Bone
  • Freelancing 
  • Home Studio 
  • The Traveling Rig
  • Dealing with Recalls
  • Advice for the Up and Comers
  • Financial Lessons As You Grow
  • Think of income as a triangle
  • The Value of Being a Good Human Being

Matt’s Rant: Sonic Space

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Credits

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

WCA #391 with Steve Rosenthal Part 2

WCA #391 with Steve Rosenthal Part 2 – Magic Shop History, NDA’s, 9/11, Importance of Good Staff, and The Business of Restoration 

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, studio owner, and archivist Steve Rosenthal. The man behind the Magic Shop in New York. Steve has worked on projects for Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, Blondie, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Erroll Garner projects. Part two of a two-part interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing a Client Base
  • Magic Shop History
  • Roger Moutenot
  • Ed Stasium
  • The World Before Nirvana
  • Studio Ownership
  • Lessons Learned Running a Studio
  • Sonic Highways
  • Importance of Good Staff
  • Ownership Style
  • Getting Coffee for Rick Rubin
  • NDA’s
  • The Dissolution of the Magic Shop
  • The Impact of 9/11
  • Shifting to Restoration
  • Ted Young
  • Working with Blondie
  • Lou Reed
  • Reinventing yourself
  • Nora Guthrie 
  • DA-88s and ADATS
  • MARS
  • The Business of Restoration 

Matt’s Rant: What Happens When the Work Dries Up?

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #390 with Steve Rosenthal Part 1

WCA #390 with Steve Rosenthal Part 1 – Driving Cabs, Punching 16th Notes, Bathrobe Sessions, Living in Dreamland, and The Search for the Perfect Console

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, studio owner, and archivist Steve Rosenthal. The man behind the Magic Shop in New York. Steve has worked on projects for Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, Blondie, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, and Erroll Garner projects. Part one of a two-part interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in NY
  • Getting Started on a Development Deal
  • The Recording Institute of America
  • Bad Cab Driver Turned Engineer
  • Early Days at Atlantic
  • Learning the “Atlantic Recording Way”
  • Punching 16th Notes
  • Skully 12 track
  • Learning Business and Engineering
  • Mentorship 
  • Bathrobe Sessions
  • Buying the Fixtures
  • Otis Blackwell 
  • Working in the Basement at A&R Records
  • Buying a Studio in Manhattan 
  • Living in Dreamland
  • New Wave and Punk in the 80s
  • Technology Informing Art
  • Sonic Fashion Trends
  • Alan Lomax 
  • Sonic Cues
  • The Plangent Process 
  • The Magic Shop
  • Building a Studio for Making Rock Records
  • The Search for the Perfect Console

Matt’s Rant: Billing

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #389 with Carlos Castro

WCA #389 with Carlos Castro – Falling in Love with Recording, Dealing with Hypocrisy, Bruce Swedien, Bilingual Opportunities, and The Bigger Picture

My guest is a Grammy-Nominated Mixer, Engineer, and Producer, Carlos Castro. Carlos has worked with Shawn Colvin, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Luis Miguel, Shaila Durcal, and many others.

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Well-built tools

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #388 with Will Kennedy

WCA #388 with Will Kennedy – Harvard AV, New York Struggles, LA Mentors, ATMOS, and the Rise of the Unintentional Tech

My guest is a Producer, Mixer, and Recording Engineer, Will Kennedy. Will has worked on projects for O.A.R., U2, Michael Franti and Spearhead, OneRepublic, The 88, B-52s, Jason Mraz, and many more.

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Paying it Forward

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #387 with Bobby Owsinski

WCA #387 with Bobby Owsinski – The Mix Engineers Handbook, Dolby Atmos, Collecting Ideas, Networking, and Clarity

My guest is a mixer, producer, author, and coach Bobby Owsinski. Bobby is the author of many books, including The Mixing Engineers Handbook; Bobby has also worked with many artists and companies, including Mick Taylor, Joe Houston, Rhino DVD, Forbes, Surround Pro Magazine, Adrianna Marie, and her Groovecutters. This is Bobby’s second appearance on the show.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dolby Atmos
  • 5.1 Surround
  • Kludging Surround Tools Together
  • The Mix Engineers Handbook
  • Smart Plugins
  • Dynamics Timing
  • Self-Mastering
  • Saturation
  • Collecting Ideas
  • Networking
  • Clarity

Matt’s Rant: Random Thoughts

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2

WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2 – Kung Fu Fighting, Cowboy Engineering, Testing Limits, Sleight of Hand, and The Old Way

My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Cowboy Engineering
  • Being English in America 
  • Phoning it In
  • Color vs Blur
  • SSL in the 80s – More like SLS
  • NECAM Automation
  • Magic Box from America
  • DBX-160
  • Buying a House
  • Harrison Consoles
  • Michael Moran 
  • Harry’s Game 
  • Working in Northern Ireland
  • Prophet 5 
  • Looped Vocals
  • Making loop in the old days
  • Theme from Harry’s Game 
  • Family Harmonies
  • Enya
  • Matchmaking in America
  • Kung Fu Fighting – The First #1
  • Key to Continuing Work
  • Understanding Finances
  • Sleight of Hand
  • The Old Way
  • Digital’s Not There Yet
  • Testing Limits – Exploring “What if?”
  • Getting Involved in Mastering

Matt’s Rant: Your Audio Community

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #385 with Richard Dodd Part 1

WCA #385 with Richard Dodd Part 1- Electronics Apprentice, Lansdowne Studios, Peter Coleman, Ashley Howe, Trying To Fit In, and Dropping in For the First Time

My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Luton Beginnings
  • School Band
  • Peter Coleman
  • Ashley Howe
  • Discovering Recording at 14
  • First Professional Recording Gig
  • Put Up or Shut Up
  • Counsel Housing
  • Electronics Apprentice
  • British Aircraft Corporation
  • Late Night Friday Sessions
  • Lansdowne Studios
  • Cassettes
  • Studio Interview Golden Questions
  • Leaving His Apprenticeship
  • Studio Trajectory in England as a New Engineer
  • From Within the Rabbit Hole
  • Trying To Fit In
  • LA – Like Walking Into The Movies
  • Overcoming Studio Hazing
  • Recording All Night at 17
  • Atomic Rooster 
  • Solid Family Life
  • Dropping in For the First Time
  • Gerald Chevin
  • Helping Annie Farrow
  • Respect for Musicians
  • Stanley Myers 
  • Editing Tape – No Redos
  • Going Freelance

Matt’s Rant: The Role of Gear

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #384 with Sam Moses

WCA #384 with Sam Moses – Private Closet Parties, Musical Assassins, Focusing on Mastering, Leaving the Church, and The Curtain Wall System

My guest is Mastering engineer Sam Moses based in Nashville. Sam has worked with Billy Ray Cyrus, Joan, Nightly, Smallpools, Shoffy, and The Aces. Sam has also developed The Curtain Wall system of acoustics.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing Up in the Middle of Nowhere
  • Aspiring Pro Golfer
  • Blue Grass Cross Roads
  • Cornfield Concerts
  • Secret Boombox Rap Recordings
  • Discovering Music As A Career
  • Chicago Living
  • Recording vs. Rock Stardom
  • Zach Jablow 
  • Making HipHop Beats
  • Working Retail
  • Keys to The Studio
  • Discount Apartment Recording to Keys For a Studio
  • Private Closet Parties
  • Learning Mastering
  • West Palm Beach’s Creative Sound
  • Daniel Zayas 
  • Studio Artist Development Project
  • A Good Step but Not enough
  • Joe Barresi 
  • Mix with the Masters in France
  • Going to Nashville
  • Michael Hugues 
  • Musical Assassins
  • Paul Moak 
  • Focusing on Mastering
  • People make it possible
  • Mentoring Matthew Garber
  • From Mentor to Peer Births a Podcast
  • The Attack and Release Show
  • Home Studio Evolution 
  • The Curtain Wall System
  • Nashville Community
  • Leaving the Church
  • Focus on the Present
  • Bad Religion (Not the band)

Matt’s Rant: The Importance of Our Peers

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #383 with Michael Cumming

WCA #383 with Michael Cumming – Trading London for Philly, Leaving School, Cooking, Building a Studio, and Rewarding the People You Inconvenience

My guest is London-born, Philly-based producer/engineer Michael Cumming who has worked with The Sun Ra ArkestraOrion SunOdean Pope, Tom Hamilton, Sophie CoranTrap Rabbit

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Moving from London to Philly
  • Falling in Love with the US
  • Brothers Influence
  • Leaving School
  • Cooking
  • Building a Studio
  • Business with Friends
  • Communication
  • Rewarding the People You Inconvenience
  • Get Up and Go Attitude
  • Gil Norton at Costco
  • Quality of Life
  • Trust in the Accent
  • Age Challenges
  • Harvesting Spaghetti
  • Philly Studio
  • Building Acoustic Treatments
  • Open Room Recording
  • Getting Financially Comfortable
  • Gear Issues

Matt’s Rant: ATMOS Update: Post ATMOS Tuning Update

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #382 with Sara Carter

WCA #382 with Sara Carter – COVID Silver Linings, Learning By Teaching, Giving Away Secrets, Self Development Time, and Having Fun With It

My guest is the return of mixing engineer Sara Carter who has worked with Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall, Wistful Sleepers, and BPMoore. Sara has worked at the BBC, worked in the Motor Trade, and has a great YouTube channel called Simply Mixing.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • COVID Silver Linings
  • Simply Mixing on YouTube
  • Learning to Learn
  • Brewing Exams
  • Teaching Visually
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Opportunities from YouTube
  • Warren Huart 
  • Produce Like a Pro
  • Video Challenges
  • Putting It All Out There
  • Learning from Content Creation
  • Mix with the Masters 
  • Overcoming Self-Doubt
  • Taking A Chance
  • Balancing Mixing and YouTube
  • Self Development Time
  • Advice for Aspiring Audio Teachers
  • Equipment for YouTube 
  • Lack of Trolls
  • Learning By Teaching
  • Audio Gigs from YouTube
  • One-to-One Mentorship 
  • Production Advice for YouTube
  • Get It Working, Then Improve
  • Giving Away Secrets
  • Having Fun With It

Matt’s Rant: ATMOS Update: It’s all working!

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #381 with Ed Stasium

WCA #381 with Ed Stasium – Tape Recorders, Making Prank Calls, Living Colour, Vari Speeding JFK, Time Travel, and the Lockerbie Plane Crash

My guest is Producer/Engineer Ed Stasium who has worked with Skull Snaps, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Living Colour, the SMitherreens, and many more.

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Inspiring Others

Links and Show Notes

  • edstasium.com
  • WCA on Instagram
  • Connect with Matt on Linkedin
  • Current sponsors & promos

Credits

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