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WCA #318 with Andy D. Park

WCA #318 with Andy D. Park – Idealism, Making Mistakes, Persistence, and TV Detectives

My guest today is Seattle-based producer-engineer Andy D. Park. Andy has worked with Death Cab for Cutie, John Van Deusen. K Flay, The Deftones, Alice in Chains, Pearl jam, and Soundgarden. He talks to us from his freshly built studio at his home in Seattle.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Idealism
  • Recording Schools
  • Making Mistakes
  • Tucson to Seattle
  • Persistence
  • Learning Lessons
  • The Beauty of Seattle
  • Working at a Bookstore
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Freelancing
  • Obama Care
  • 24 Hours with Chance the Rapper & Skrillex
  • Building a Home Studio
  • Full Circle with The Def Tones
  • Making a Living As An Engineer
  • TV Detectives
  • Learning To Take a Break
  • Planning Your Finances
  • Emotion over Fidelity

Matt’s Rant: Spreading the Work

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Credits:

  • Guest: Andy D. Park
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #317 with Ryan Gilligan

WCA #317 with Ryan Gilligan – Quad Studios, Busta Rhymes, Duffle Bags of Hard Drives, Michael Brauer, and Mixing Based on Emotion

My guest today is Grammy award-winning mixer engineer and producer Ryan Gilligan. Ryan got his start at Quad Studios in New York, where he started as an intern, then assistant before taking on a year-long engineering gig for Busta Rhymes. Following that, he returned to Quad and began a mentorship with Michael Brauer that would last for seven years. He worked alongside artists, such as Coldplay, John Mayer, Kanye West, Shakira, Grizzly Bear, and many others. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles to work with producer John Hill on music for Adele, Gwen, Stefani, and Florence and the Machine. He ended up staying in Los Angeles and continues to work there to this day freelancing. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Playing Trumpet
  • Interning
  • Quad Studios
  • Electric Lady
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Duffle Bags of Hard Drives
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Michael Brauer
  • Health Challenges
  • Mixing Based on Emotion
  • Surviving on Mixing
  • Strict Budgeting

Matt’s Rant: Banking! Yes, seriously.

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Credits:

  • Guest: Ryan Gilligan
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #316 with Jenny Ortiz aka mixedbyJNY

WCA #316 with Jenny Ortiz aka mixedbyJNY – Behind The Scenes Videos, Using Social Media, Networking, Having Patience and Plan B

My guest today is Jenny Ortiz, also known as mixedbyJNY. Jenny has worked with K.A.A.N., JLA, Contraband, and Thurs. She talks to us from her home and home studio in Southern California, where we have a great conversation. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Behind The Scenes Videos
  • College Audio
  • Wrapping Cables
  • Shantih Hasst of Studio 770
  • Interning
  • Aligning Tape Machines
  • Being a Dispatcher
  • Spreading Her Wings
  • Networking
  • Using Social Media
  • Being a Runner
  • Not Depending on Others
  • Marketing Herself
  • Having Patience
  • Mixing Durning Covid
  • Home Studio Facility
  • Plan B

Matt’s Rant: Home Studio Income Ideas

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Credits:

  • Guest: Jenny Ortiz aka mixedbyJNY
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #315 with Paul Fig

WCA #315 with Paul Fig – Punk Rock Ethics, Handling Crashes, Mailbox Money, Managers, and Getting Out of the Chair

My guest today is engineer, musician Paul Fig. Paul has worked with Alice In Chains, Slipknot, Bush, the Def Tones, Rush, Stone Sour, The Mars Volta, and Johnny Cash. Paul’s also worked alongside Joe Barresi, Matt Hyde, Don Smith, Matt Wallace, David Bianco, George Drakoulias, and Greg Fidelman. He’s a former member of the band Amen. And when he’s not working on other people’s records, he’s working on music for television and film, including the HBO documentary series Sonic Highways, Fox Sports, and MTV. Great guy. We hit it off immediately, and he comes to us via Joe Barresi. Once again. Thank you, Joe, for the referral.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Eddie Van Halen
  • Dantes Jazz Club
  • Punk Rock Ethics
  • Assisting
  • Falling Budgets
  • Acquiring Gear
  • Video People
  • Mailbox Money
  • Handling Crashes
  • Getting Gigs
  • Low Overhead
  • Managers
  • Getting Out of the Chair

Matt’s Rant: Gear Chat

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Credits:

  • Guest: Paul Fig
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #314 with Shuta Shinoda

WCA #314 with Shuta Shinoda – Tokyo to London, Sacrificing, Visa Challenges, Surviving, and Listening to Your Instincts

My guest today is engineer Shuta Shinoda. Based in London, originally from Tokyo. We talk all about Shuta’s journey from Japan to the UK and everything in between. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Learning Audio
  • Visa Challenges
  • Working in Japan
  • Working in England
  • Cleaning windows
  • English classes
  • Sacrificing
  • Peak time Train Battles
  • Moving to London
  • Connecting with Local Bands
  • Surviving During Covid
  • Future Outlook
  • Listening to your Instincts

Matt’s Rant: A Little Business and a Little Inspiration

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Credits:

  • Guest: Shuta Shinoda
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #313 with John Baffa

WCA #313 with John Baffa – Cal Arts, Stable Shows, Forecasting, Creating a Reverb Chamber, and The Hardest Thing About Teaching Audio

My guest today is Grammy award-winning recording engineer John Baffa. He’s worked with a wide array of people, including Mike Patton, Henry Rollins, the Melvins, as well as the Los Angeles percussion quartet. He joins us from his home in Southern California, and we talk about many things, including his work at Cal Arts as an instructor. John Baffa, coming up here on the working class audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • John’s Diverse Upbringing
  • Live Sound
  • Touring
  • The Troubadour
  • FOH
  • Paying Attention
  • Introduction to Recording
  • CAL ARTS
  • Late Nights 
  • The Hardest Thing About Teaching Audio
  • John’s House Studio
  • Going Solar
  • Socially Distanced Sessions
  • Remote audio instruction
  • Creating a Reverb Chamber
  • Ghosts in the Building
  • Diversification
  • Stable Shows
  • Forecasting

Matt’s Monologue: DIversification, again!

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Credits:

  • Guest: John Baffa
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #312 with Jesse Cannon

WCA #312 with Jesse Cannon – Panic Attacks, Producing, Podcasts, Diversifying, Steve Albini and Big Words

My guest today is Jesse Cannon. Jesse is a man who covers a lot of territory. He produces, engineers, mixes, and masters. He hosts podcasts, he’s an author, and he’s the host of a YouTube channel. He does a lot of stuff, and he comes to us as a recommendation from our good friend, former WCA guest, Steve Evetts, and I’m excited to have him on. We had a great conversation the other day. And I’m looking forward to you hearing that conversation. Jesse Cannon, coming up here on the Working Class Audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • WFMU
  • Producing
  • Podcasting
  • YouTube
  • Books
  • Identity
  • Steve Albini
  • Big Words
  • Freedom
  • Daily Beast
  • Panic Attacks
  • Managing Bands
  • Surviving
  • Diversifying

Matt’s Monologue: Paying it Forward

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Credits:

  • Guest: Jesse Cannon
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #311 with Maria Rice

WCA #311 with Maria Rice – Quitting Architecture School, Following Your Gut, Interning, Being Resilient, Restoration, and the Florida Simulation

My guest today is Boston-based mastering and restoration engineer. Maria Rice, Maria works at Peerless mastering and has received three nominations for the Grammy award for Best Historical Album. Her remastering work also includes the 2018 reissue of Blondie’s Heart of Glass. Maria and I connected over LinkedIn, and I reached out to her, and she graciously accepted my invitation to come on the show. So I’m very much looking forward to bringing you Maria Rice here on the Working Class Audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dorm Room Studio
  • Live Recording
  • Audio Tough Love
  • Quitting Architecture School
  • Divided Focus
  • Jessica Thompson
  • Guilt
  • “Real Job” Pressure
  • Interning
  • Florida Simulation
  • Following Your Gut
  • Quitting Her Day Job
  • Transferable Skills
  • Mastering
  • Restoration
  • Being Resilient
  • Diversification

Matt’s Monologue: Knowing Yourself

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Credits:

  • Guest: Maria Rice
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #310 with Steve Evetts

WCA #310 with Steve Evetts – Knowing Your Worth, Repeat Clients, Dealing with Opinions, The Moment Of Discovery, and The Power of Commitment

My guest today is producer engineer mixer Steve Evetts, who has worked with the Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, The Cure, Poison the Well, Alesana, The Wonder Years, and many, many others. Steve comes to us as a recommendation from our good friend, Joe Barresi.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Parents Attic
  • Bass Guitar
  • Foster X15
  • Tracks East in New Jersey
  • First Studio Job
  • Power Of Commitment
  • Billing By The Day
  • Ross Robinson
  • Management
  • Work/ Life Balance
  • Supportive Spouse
  • Knowing Your Worth
  • Covid
  • Repeat Clients
  • Outside Perspective
  • Burn Out
  • The Moment Of Discovery
  • Dealing with Opinions
  • Social Media

Matt’s Monologue: Preparing and Practicing in the Off Hours

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Credits:

  • Guest: Steve Evetts
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #309 with Michael Romanowski

WCA #309 with Michael Romanowski – Mastering, Shared History, Deep Listening, Old Dogs, Staying Upright, and Fuzzy Quarters

My guest today is a friend of 20 years who plays a role in the formation of Working Class Audio. I’m talking about mastering engineer Michael Romanowski. Michael and I go way back. We were building partners at our studio in San Francisco. Michael had a mastering facility in the front. I had a recording studio in the back, and together we were co-tenants in the space that he helped bring me into. Michael played a part in the formation of Working Class Audio because he’s the one that helped me get off the lease without damaging our relationship with the landlord, which was crucial. Very excited to bring you this interview with him. We met up over it at his house, where he has a residential mastering facility nominated for a TEC award. Michael Romanowski, coming up here on the Working Class Audio podcast. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Home Mastering Facility
  • TEC Nominated Room
  • Compromise
  • Shared History
  • Paul Stubblebine
  • Lifeboats
  • Andrew Scheps
  • The Tape Project
  • Michigan
  • Nashville
  • Motorcycles
  • Math
  • Chris Takes the Truck
  • Curmudgeon University
  • Learning From Others
  • Deep Listening
  • Gear Buying Decisions
  • Time Investments
  • The Game of Inches
  • Audiophile Wingnuttery
  • Fuzzy Quarters
  • Protecting Your Ears
  • NARAS
  • Social Media
  • Old Dogs
  • Beards
  • Immersive Audio
  • Being You
  • Taking a Break
  • Staying Upright
  • Golf
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Addressing Mistakes
  • Paying Attention
  • Process of Elimination

Matt’s Monologue: Supporting Small Business

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Credits:

  • Guest: Michael Romanowski
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #308 with Robert L. Smith

WCA #308 with Robert L. Smith – Online Mixing, The State of New York, International Eco Systems, and The Virtual Hallway

My guest today is the return of Robert L. Smith. Robert was originally on episode six of the Working Class Audio podcast. He’s a producer-engineer mixer. He’s based in New York City. That hasn’t changed. And he has worked with some pretty big names out there. Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, David Byrne, and U2. We bring Robert back to check in about where things stand for him, where things stand during the COVID crisis, how he has navigated the whole thing, and how things have changed for him or not changed. And we’re going to get to all of that. So very happy to have Robert back to join us. Robert L. Smith, coming up here on the Working Class Audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • COVID
  • Online Mixing
  • Overseas Clients
  • The State of New York
  • Changes to Recording
  • The Versions of Pop
  • Remote Sessions
  • iPhone/Garageband Recordings
  • Manager of Expectations
  • Educating Clients
  • Relationships
  • Sense of Humor
  • The Virtual Hallway
  • International Eco Systems

Matt’s Monologue: Putting in the Work

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Credits:

  • Guest: Robert L. Smith
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #307 with Kevin Churko

WCA #307 with Kevin Churko – Family Band, Family Business, Mutt Lange, Ozzy Osbourne, Phil Collins Drums, and Graceful Exits

My guest today is Kevin Churko. Who’s originally from Canada, currently resides in the United States, and he is a producer-engineer, mixer, and songwriter. He’s worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Modern Science, Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain, and Hellyeah amongst many, many others. One aspect of his career that’s fascinating that we’re going to talk about is that Kevin worked for four years for Mutt Lange in Switzerland. He moved the whole family there. We’re going to talk all about that in his journey, which I think you’ll find quite fascinating. And I’m very excited to have Kevin join us today. So Kevin Churko, coming up here on the working-class audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Canadian Upbringing
  • Family Band
  • Shania Twain
  • Working for Mutt Lange
  • Living in Switzerland
  • “Just Get Good”
  • Taking Care of Customers
  • Moving to Los Angeles
  • Moving to Las Vegas
  • Ozzy Osbourne & Zack Wylde
  • Graceful Exits 
  • Phil Collins’ Drums
  • Saying No
  • Working with His Kids
  • Financial Advice
  • Keeping the Faith

Matt’s Monologue: Random Goings On

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Credits:

  • Guest: Kevin Churko
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #306 with Daniel Bacigalupi

WCA #306 with Daniel Bacigalupi – Infrasonic Sound, Supportive Parents, Poker, CD Text Fails, and a Collapsing Lung

My guest today is Nashville based mastering engineer Daniel Bacigalupi. Daniel is a member of the team over at Infrasonic Mastering. That includes Pete Lyman, Dave Gardner, and Piper Payne, all who have been guests here on WCA. We’re going to get into Daniel’s journey to Nashville and into mastering here shortly. Daniel Bacigalupi coming up here on the working class audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Pine City Beginnings
  • Supportive Parents
  • Trombone
  • Collapsing Lung
  • Ithaca College
  • Alex Perialas
  • Mastering
  • Sterling Sound
  • Nashville
  • Georgetown Masters
  • Assisting Reid Shippen
  • Pete Lyman
  • Infrasonic Sound
  • Having A Life
  • Rates and Billing
  • Your Room
  • Golf
  • Poker
  • His Great Wife
  • Covid
  • Therapy
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Fear of Rejection
  • CD-Text Fails

Matt’s Monologue: Participation

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Credits:

  • Guest: Daniel Bacigalupi
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #305 with Anne-Marie Pleau

WCA #305 with Anne-Marie Pleau – Saying Yes to Gigs, Album Credits, 9 to 5, Health Care, Moving to Hawaii, and Starting Audio Later in Life

My guest today is Anne-Marie Pleau, who is an engineer and theatrical sound designer. And you might recognize her name because she just so happens to be the editor of the Working Class Audio Podcast. That’s right. So every time I do an interview, I ship it right on over to Anne-Marie. She does her round of magic. She sends it back to me, and I assemble the show, and wallah, You have a podcast. So she plays a pretty, monumental role in the show and has since episode 220 with Butch Vig. She’s been with WCA for quite some time now, and I’m pleased to have her with us today. Anne-Marie Pleau, coming up here on the Working Class Audio Podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Moving to Hawaii
  • Starting Audio Later in Life
  • Album Credits
  • Audio Class
  • Outworking Others
  • Supportive Spouses
  • Environmental Choices
  • Health Care
  • 9 to 5
  • Diversification
  • Fears 
  • Saying Yes to Gigs

Matt’s Monologue: The Beginners Mindset

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Credits:

  • Guest: Anne-Marie Pleau
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #304 with Joyce Lieberman

WCA #304 with Joyce Lieberman – Hitchhiking, Woodstock, Electronics School, Fresh Air, WHYY, and the Avocado Cutlass Supreme

My guest today is Joyce Lieberman. Joyce has been working at WHYY in Philadelphia for the last 44 years, starting in 1976. She worked for 11 years as a Technician, 11 years as a Technical Director of Fresh Air, and 22 years as a Radio Engineering Supervisor. Joyce and I met at a dinner in Los Angeles four or five years ago. I discovered that she worked for WHYY and Terry Gross, and I began lobbying her to come on the show. Fast forward five years later, I get an email from Joyce saying, “Hey, I’ve got some free time. I’m ready to do this.” So we have a great conversation about Joyce’s career and all the details of WHYY. Very excited to bring you, Joyce Lieberman, here on the Working Class Audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Radio Roles
  • Terry Gross and Fresh Air
  • Music
  • Long Island
  • Math and Science
  • Hitchhiking
  • Woodstock
  • The Cutlass Supreme
  • Philadelphia 
  • WHYY
  • Nurses and Teachers
  • Feminism 
  • Cuba
  • Basic Electronics Theory
  • Radio Theory
  • Television
  • Electronics School
  • Breaking into Radio
  • Bicycling Tapes
  • Salaries

Matt’s Monologue: The Passing of Moto, Recording, and Perspective

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Credits:

  • Guest: Joyce Lieberman
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #303 with Steve Baughman

WCA #303 with Steven Baughman – Hip Hop, Alpha Dogs, Sonic Puzzles, Happiness, and Respecting The Wood

My guest today is Steve Baughman, also known as Steve B. Steve has worked with Dr. Dre, No Doubt, Michael Jackson, and Eminem as well as several others. And his credits include recording, mixing, mastering, and production on a wide array of projects that stretch from big-band jazz to rock, to hip hop, Steve Baughman, coming up here on the Working Class Audio Podcast

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Early 4 track overdubs
  • Criminal justice 
  • Business
  • Chico state
  • Larrabee Studios
  • Hip Hop
  • Dr. Dre
  • DJ Muggs
  • Will Smith
  • 50 Cent
  • Work Ethic
  • Being Assertive
  • Respecting The Wood
  • Alpha Dogs
  • His Amazing Wife
  • Health Insurance
  • Pseudo Empty Nesting
  • Pigeon Hole
  • Big Band
  • Squeaky Wheels
  • Keeping Up Relationships
  • Inspiration From The Kids
  • Happiness 
  • Taxes
  • Minimal Gear
  • Doing Life
  • Fires
  • Sonic Puzzles

Matt’s Monologue: Filling Holes in Your Schedule

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Credits:

  • Guest: Steve Baughman
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #302 with Leslie Gaston-Bird

WCA #302 with Leslie Gaston-Bird – Black Women In Audio, AES, Recording The TV, Dolby Atmos, Morph The Cat, and Running vs. Pancakes

My guest today is Leslie Gaston-Bird. She has been in the industry for over 30 years. Twelve of that in public radio (including National Public Radio), Seventeen in sound for picture, and Thirteen years as an educator. She’s the author of the book “Women in Audio.” She’s a member of the AES, where she chairs numerous committees and on the board of governors. She runs Mix Messiah Productions as a freelance re-recording mixer and sound editor. She was a tenured associate professor of recording arts at the University of Colorado Denver and is co-director for the Sound Girls, UK chapter and Sound Girls scholarships, travel grants. She’s been busy, to say the least, and I’m thrilled to have her on the show. Leslie Gaston-Bird, coming up here on the Working Class Audio Podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing Up In Ohio
  • Dads’ Reel to Reel
  • Recording The TV
  • Making $4.10 an Hour
  • NPR
  • The Magic Number
  • The Arrakis Workstation
  • Sounds Restoration For Film
  • Academia vs. the Private Sector
  • AES
  • Unicorns
  • Black Women In Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
  • New Mixing Space
  • Rate Cards
  • Networking
  • Morph The Cat
  • Being a Planner
  • Chicken Heads
  • Languages
  • Running vs. Pancakes

Matt’s Monologue: Labeling Your Work

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Credits:

  • Guest: Leslie Gaston-Bird
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #301 with Ryan Freeland

WCA #301 with Ryan Freeland – Bob Clearmountain, Making Things Better In The World, The Artistry Of Engineering, and Beepers At The Beach

My guest today is Ryan Freeland. Ryan is a producer, songwriter, engineer, and mixer based in Los Angeles. He’s also a five-time Grammy award winner, and he’s best known for his work with Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne, Amy Mann, Grant-Lee Phillips, one of my favorites, Rodney Crowell, as well as Loudon Wainwright III. He talks to us from his Stampede Origin studio located in Culver City, California, and we have a fantastic conversation. And I’m really looking forward to having him on. Ryan Freeland coming up here on The Working Class audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Studio Building
  • Recording at Age 12
  • Working For Bob Clearmountain
  • Lessons Learned From Bob
  • Working with Mixing Clients
  • Leaving The Nest
  • Handling Slowdowns
  • Beepers At The Beach
  • Budgets
  • The Artistry Of Engineering
  • Useful Gear Designs
  • Tape Is Not Your Savior
  • Making Things Better In The World
  • The Importance Of The Engineer

Matt’s Monologue: Perspective

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Credits:

  • Guest: Ryan Freeland
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #300 with Andrew Scheps

WCA #300 with Andrew Scheps – Life in the UK, Yoga and Astronomy, Soundflow, Selling His Gear, Staying Visible, and Squid the Cat

Andrew Scheps. is a mixing and recording engineer, producer, and record label owner based in the United Kingdom. Andrew’s worked with various artists, including Green Day, Low Roar, Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hosier, My Brightest Diamond, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay Z, and black Sabbath. Andrew returns to help us celebrate number 300. He initially appeared on WCA #009, and we met up over Zoom, where he talked with me from his home in the UK, and I’m thrilled to have him back for another great discussion.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Life in the UK
  • Staying Visible
  • Life Outside LA
  • Squid the Cat
  • Tchad Blake
  • Chrissie Hynde 
  • Green Day
  • Monnnow Valley Studio
  • Selling His Gear
  • The Retirement Plan
  • Tonequake Records
  • Low Roar
  • Video games
  • Andrew’s In-The-Box Rig
  • Loopback
  • Back in Black
  • My Brightest Diamond
  • Long Term Survival
  • Diversification
  • Board Games
  • Soundflow
  • The Influence of Peers
  • Cracked Plugins

Matt’s Monologue: Reflecting on 300 shows

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Credits:

  • Guest: Andrew Scheps
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #299 with Audrey Martinovich

WCA #299 with Audrey Martinovich – Studio Business Systems, Wisconsin Weather, Confidence, Organization, and Avoiding Papercuts

Audrey Martinovich is a producer/engineer who co-owns Audio for the Arts in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Audrey’s clients include TDS Telecom, Comedy Central, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, and The Nursery Movie. Audrey was the first female contributor to Pro Tools Expert and has given presentations at “Between the Waves Music Conference” and “Empowering Women in Audio Clinics”. In addition to teaching audio classes at Central Madison Public Library. She is also a member of SoundGirls and Women’s Audio Mission.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Studio Business Systems
  • Wisconsin Weather
  • Following Through
  • Having Confidence
  • Staying Organized
  • Figuring out Your Hourly
  • The Positive Effects of Covid
  • Social Media
  • Relationship Building
  • Buying A Church
  • Avoiding Papercuts
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Fitbits and Health

Matt’s Monologue: Professional Jealousy

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Credits:

  • Guest: Audrey Martinovich
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab