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WCA #487 with Steve Chadie

WCA #487 with Steve Chadie – Sharing Knowledge, Leaving the Nest, Gig Snagging, Low Maintenance Living, and The Loudness Button

My guest today is the return of Grammy-winning engineer and Mixer Steve Chadie. Steve has worked on projects for Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, Particle Kid, and Supersuckers. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Shroom Room
  • Rupert Neve Design
  • The Well-Behaved Self
  • Potty Mouth
  • Too Much Truck Time
  • Denton, Texas
  • Titty Bingo
  • Expanding Client Base
  • Management
  • Painfully Introverted
  • Networking
  • Willie Nelson
  • Leaving the Nest
  • College Ball
  • Leaving Texas
  • Making it Work
  • Being Challenged
  • Time to Make The Doughnuts
  • The Inner Asshole
  • Staying Invisible
  • Wendel Junior
  • Missle Command
  • Low Maintenance Living
  • Ikigai
  • Free Work
  • Gig Snagging
  • Legal Pads
  • Mold Sickness
  • Recalls
  • Thinking About Quitting
  • The Loudness Button
  • Commitment
  • Willing to Learn
  • Nighttime Calm
  • Financial Advice
  • Sharing Knowledge

Matt’s Rant: Tune Out

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #486 with Ryan Ordway

WCA #486 with Ryan Ordway – Music Learned Via Camping, The Rembrandts, Fallback Plans, Client Trends, and the Portland Music Scene

My guest today is Producer/Engineer/Songwriter, Ryan Ordway. Ryan runs The Studio Portland and has worked with 98.9 WCLZ Studio Z Series, The Heavy Heavy, Gregory Alan Isa Kov, Nature Valley, and actor Xander Berkeley.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Central New Hampshire
  • Music Learned Via Camping
  • Being Connected Technologically
  • The Rembrandts
  • Fallback Plan
  • LA Kicking his Ass
  • Not Going to Berklee School of Music
  • Starting on Tape
  • Home Studio Struggles
  • Moving to Portland
  • Clear Lines Between Home and Work
  • Studio Portland
  • Facelift for an Old Studio
  • Portland Music Scene
  • Speaker Choice 
  • Ready to Record
  • Client Trends
  • Mark Rubel
  • Focusing on the Client
  • Songwriter Perspective

Matt’s Rant: Food for Thought

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #485 with Andy Nelson

WCA #485 with Andy Nelson – Recording Friends, Financial Realities, Wedding Invitations, Getting Serious About Audio, and Postal Jobs

My guest today is Producer/Engineer/Mixer Andy Nelson. Andy has worked on projects for Pain of Truth, 200 Stab Wounds, Fireworks, Primitive Man, Never Ending Game, Full of Hell, Dead in the Dirt, Gridiron, Harms Way, Weekend Nachos, and Inclination. 

Andy is also the guitarist of Weekend Nachos, Singer/Guitarist of Dust Muscle, and bassist of Like Rats, a self-described art education dropout and a former synthesizer tech.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Early Days
  • Middle-Class Western Household
  • School band 
  • Columbia College
  • Getting Serious About Audio
  • Recording Friends
  • Pricing 
  • Music Industry’s Challenges
  • Financial Realities 
  • Postal Workers
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Partnership with Pete Grossman
  • Chasing Other Sounds
  • Wedding Invitations
  • Navigating Financial Waters
  • Future Plans 
  • Financial Tips

Matt’s Rant: Pricing

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #484 with Fernando Reyes

WCA #484 with Fernando Reyes – Leaving Peru, Challenging Cultural Norms, Life in a Different Language, Working with Michael Brauer, and Flying Solo

My guest today is Mix Engineer Fernando Reyes, who has worked on projects for The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Fabio Capri, ARIZONA, and Idina Menzel. Fernando has also spent the last 7.5 years working as Michael Brauers’ assistant. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Lima, Peru
  • Exposure to Computer Recording
  • Early Recording
  • Leaving Lima
  • Challenging Cultural Norms
  • PowerPoint
  • Planning Ahead
  • Therapy
  • Full Sail
  • Flying Solo
  • Adulting
  • Life in a Different Language
  • Grandparents Spoiling
  • Friends
  • Alternaitves to School
  • Electric Lady Studios
  • General Assistant 
  • Michael Brauer
  • Longevity
  • Raising Questions
  • Thrown Into the Deep End
  • Doing His Own Thing
  • Lessons Learned
  • ATMOS
  • New York to Miami
  • Watering The Seeds
  • Having Family Close
  • Taking Meetings
  • Building Community
  • Management

Matt’s Rant: The Gear We Choose

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Credits

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

WCA #483 with Lars Deutsch

WCA #483 with Lars Deutsch – Impact Mixing, Composition, Classical Music, Heavy Metal, Soccer, and Brute Force Networking

My guest today is composer, producer, and engineer Lars Deutsch.

Lars has worked with 88 Rising Accura Adidas Amazon Anthony Anderson (Transformers) Blacklist (Trailer) Brett Gelman (Stranger Things) Budweiser California Energy Upgrade CBS Conde Nast (featuring BTS, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Rihanna, Black Pink, Alicia Keys, ASAP Rocky and Dolly Parton, Chris Hemsworth, David Schwimmer, Jessica Chastain, Malin Akerman, Idris Alba, Hillary Duff, Scotty Pippen, Dwayne Haskins, Danielle Brooks, Kendrick Sampson and Billy Eichner) Epson FOX Flying Theater Mexico City Generali Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan) Intel IRKO Higher Brothers Honda Hyundai Ian McKellen (Lord Of The Rings) James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) Joji Kate Micucci (Scrubs, Big Bang Theory) Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) Katie Melua Keith Ape Keke Palmer (Hustlers) Lewis Hamilton Magic Wands MBL Mercedes Neckermann Niki Nowness (Louis Vuitton) Oreos Palm Springs Film Festival Patrick Williams Paul Alexander Juutilainen Philip Rivers (NFL quarterback) Philips Rachel Shelley (Deep State) Red Bull Rich Brian Ruinart Stephen King’s The Passenger Tencent The Martian (trailer) The Masked Singer Toyota Voices for Children VW Wink Martindale (Tic-Tac-Dough)

In this episode, we discuss

  • Heavy Metal and Soccer
  • Classical Music
  • Excited About Guitar
  • Studying in London
  • Composition
  • Audio Branding
  • Impact Mixing
  • Berlin
  • German Stereotypes
  • Love of Los Angeles
  • Brute Force Network
  • Working with Irko
  • Mixing on His Own
  • Prodixing
  • Development
  • Cash Flow
  • Always Working
  • Flagship Projects
  • Pricing
  • Voice Doubles
  • Credits
  • Revisions

Matt’s Rant: Always Be Learning

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Credits

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

WCA #482 with Ken Lewis

WCA #482 with Ken Lewis – Working from Ohio, Cancelling Vacations, Go Getter Attitude, Producing Remotely, and Mixing Night

My guest today is Grammy-winning producer/mixer/finisher Ken Lewis. Ken has worked on projects for BTS, The Old Kanye, Taylor Swift, and David Byrne.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Working from Ohio
  • Playing Guitar at 10
  • Basement Records at 16
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Parents Support
  • Go Getter Attitude
  • Talent is the Entry
  • Moving to New York
  • Getting Mugged
  • Soundtrack Studios
  • Interning Etiquette
  • Specializing
  • Cancelling Vacations
  • Working From Home
  • Leaving New York
  • Producing Remotely
  • Being Perceived as Too Expensive
  • ATMOS
  • Running A Little Factory
  • Having Open Heart Surgery
  • Getting More Rest
  • Make More Money Than You Spend
  • Money Press
  • Mixing Night

Matt’s Rant: Reflecting on Mark Rubel

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Credits

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

WCA #481 with Brendan Dekora

WCA #481 with Brendan Dekora – What You Put In, Runner Blues, Charging What You Are Worth, Winning a Grammy, and Working From Home

My guest today is Grammy-winning engineer Brendan Dekora, who has worked with Nine Inch Nails and Steven Wilson. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Sibling Music Taste
  • Marching Snare
  • Attraction to Audio
  • Parents Support
  • CRAS
  • What You Put In
  • Moving to LA
  • Runner Blues
  • Paying People in Outboard Gear
  • Building a Portfolio
  • Raising Your Rates
  • Charging What You Are Worth
  • Assistants on the Phone
  • East West/Cello
  • Having the Courage to Say Yes
  • Wearing the Right T-Shirt
  • Being Ready for the Gig
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Winning a Grammy
  • Focusing on Mixing
  • Working From Home
  • Recalls
  • ATMOS

Matt’s Rant: The Bigger Picture

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Credits

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

WCA #480 with Pete Grossman

WCA #480 with Pete Grossman – Local Hardcore and Metal, Chicago Recording Studios, Word of Mouth, Balancing Family and Playing Guitar Upside Down

My guest today is Pete Grossman, Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer and owner of Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois. Pete has worked with Veil Of Maya, Inclination, Frail Body, Gates to Hell, and Weekend Nachos. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Library Research
  • Playing Guitar Upside Down
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Jazz Band
  • Columbia College
  • Family Building
  • Family Business
  • Studio Building
  • Contractor Pricing
  • Isolation
  • Word of Mouth
  • Low Overhead
  • Property Taxes
  • Local Hardcore and Metal
  • Calendar Management
  • Covid
  • Accommodating CLients
  • Remote Work
  • 18 Years of Business
  • Balancing Family
  • Growing Financially
  • No Console
  • Future Studio Plans
  • Chicago Recording Studios

Matt’s Rant: Business Continuity

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #479 with Richard Carrasco

WCA #479 with Richard Carrasco – Punk Rock, Electrical Engineering, Sync Libraries, Lame Contractors, and New Studio Construction

My guest today is Producer/Engineer/Composer/Mixer Richard Carrasco, who runs FullWave Studios in Eastvale, California.

In this episode, we discuss

  • South Los Angeles
  • Weekend Cleaning
  • Middle Child
  • Playing Guitar
  • Community College
  • Electrical Engineering Degree
  • Punk Rock 
  • GODSNATAS
  • Creating a Label
  • Book Your Own Fucking Life
  • Electro Magnetics
  • US Navy
  • Freelance Recording
  • Garage Studio
  • New Studio Construction
  • Job Flexibility
  • Haverstick Designs
  • Lame Contractors
  • Taking Over Construction
  • Sync Libraries
  • Creating Clinics
  • Live Instruments for Libraries

Matt’s Rant: Update on School

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Credits

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

WCA #478 with Javi Bañuelos

WCA #478 with Javi Bañuelos – Work Ethic, Day job Balancing, Keeping the Family Happy, Tchad Blake, and Justifying Purchases

My guest today is audio engineer Javi Bañuelos, who has worked with Kayla Von Der Heide, Manantial de Fuego, Daise. , and Kiki Diago, Dreamlover. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Victorville, CA
  • Tchad Blake
  • South Bay
  • Hawthorne, CA
  • Sibling Influence
  • Drumming/Playing in Bands
  • Old School Parents
  • Work Ethic
  • Demos to Records
  • Mix with The Masters
  • Losing Sleep
  • Pricing 
  • Payment Plans
  • Dayjob Balancing
  • The Railroad
  • Communication
  • Hearing Protection
  • Growing the Audio Biz
  • ATMOS
  • Sonos
  • Audeze
  • HEDD
  • Home Studio
  • Family Dynamic
  • Roommates and Neighbors
  • Word of Mouth
  • Being an Introvert
  • Keeping the Family Happy
  • Justifying Purchases

Matt’s Rant: The Cold Hard Truth

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Credits

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

WCA #477 LIVE Fom NAMM 2024 Part 2

WCA #477 LIVE From NAMM 2024 Part 2 – Imposter Syndrome, Mixing Remote, ATMOS, Self Promotion, and Carrots and Celery

WCA Live from the PMC Booth at NAMM 2024. My guest is Andrew Scheps. Andrew is a mixing and recording engineer, producer, and record label owner in the United Kingdom. Andrew’s work with various artists includes Green Day, Low Roar, Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hosier, My Brightest Diamond, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay Z, and Black Sabbath. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Structure of The Day
  • Andrew Talks to Awesome People
  • Carrots and Celery
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Not Living in LA
  • Mixing Remote
  • Soundflow
  • Other Professions
  • Mailbox Money
  • Selling Gear
  • Shopping for Gear
  • ATMOS
  • Steve Genewick
  • Greg Penny
  • Room Simulation/Virtualization
  • Self Promotion
  • Q&A
  • Memphis Recording Scene
  • Diversification

Matt’s Rant: Getting to Work

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #476 LIVE From NAMM 2024 Part 1

WCA #476 LIVE From NAMM 2024 Part 1 – State of ATMOS 2024, Home Setups, Stereo Rebuilding, Catalog vs Front Line Work, and The Naysayers

WCA Live from the PMC Booth at NAMM. My guests, Steve Genewick (Paul McCartney, Robert Cray Band, Mary J Blige ) and Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins) talk all about ATMOS. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • State of ATMOS 2024
  • Headphones and Speakers
  • Home Setups
  • DIY Aspects
  • Economics of ATMOS
  • Stereo Rebuilding
  • Catalog and Front Line Work
  • Artist’s and ATMOS
  • Tracking for ATMOS
  • The Naysayers
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Stereo and ATMOS at the Same Time
  • Delivery
  • Smaller Rooms

Matt’s Rant: Charting Your Own Path

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #475 with Brian Vibberts

WCA #475 with Brian Vibberts- Learning Everyday, Getting Fired, Building Confidence, Bruce Swedien, Networking, and Cardboard Patch Bay’s

My guest is Grammy-winning recording & Mixing Engineer Brian Vibberts, who has worked on projects for Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, Disney, and Metallica. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Portland, CT
  • School Band
  • Chorus
  • Buying Vinyl
  • Early Recording Experience
  • NASA
  • Shuttle Challenger Accident
  • Switching Majors
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Asking to Be Paid
  • Parents Business
  • DJ Business
  • Right Track Recording
  • Learning Everyday
  • Cardboard Patch Bay
  • The Hit Factory
  • Getting Fired
  • Sony
  • More Skills
  • Building Confidence
  • Bruce Swedien
  • Being Diverse
  • Moving to Los Angeles
  • Over Qualified
  • Home Studio 
  • Navigating LA
  • Joining Groups
  • Networking
  • Working From Home
  • Dinosaurs
  • Opportunities
  • Star Trek

Matt’s Rant: Patience

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #474 with Luke Argilla

WCA #474 with Luke Argilla- Snowboarding, The Eureka Moment, Drum and Bass Music, Working in ATMOS, and Adventures in Freelancing

My guest is Luke Argilla, a Grammy-nominated Mixer / Music Producer. Luke has worked on projects by Wu-Tang Clan, Summer Walker, and Slauson Malone 1, plus he’s a member of the famed Drum and Bass Group Bachelors of Science. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Bay Area Raised
  • Playing Guitar at 11
  • Punk Rock Music
  • Communications Academy
  • Hip Hop
  • Snowboarding
  • Dr. John Barsotti
  • Analog at SF State
  • Working in Tahoe
  • Deciding on College
  • The Eureka Moment
  • Drum and Bass Music
  • Bachelors of Science
  • IATSE Local 16 Union
  • Dolby Labs
  • Working in ATMOS
  • ATMOS in Nightclubs
  • Adventures in Freelancing
  • Splitting Time between LA and SF
  • Importance of Family
  • ATMOS in an Apartment
  • Getting Work

Matt’s Rant: Networking

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #473 with David Rideau

WCA #473 with David Rideau- The Tracking Guy, The Wisdom of Jam and Lewis, Mentoring by Bruce Swedien, Staying in the Box, and Recording in Denmark

My guest is a Grammy-winning mixer/engineer, David Rideau, who has worked with Janet Jackson, Marcus Miller, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Juan Gabriel, and Boney James. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Louisiana Connection
  • Growing up In Phoenix
  • Audiophile Dad
  • Mom’s Musical Family
  • ASU
  • Social/Psych
  • The Scully Tape Machine
  • Arizona State Fair
  • The US10 Freeway
  • Audio Workshops
  • West Lake Pro
  • The Car Wash Session
  • Mentoring by Bruce Swedien
  • 80 hour Weeks
  • All About Relationships
  • The Wisdom of Jam and Lewis
  • Recording in Denmark
  • All Over The Map
  • Not Being Extravagant
  • Mixing at Home
  • Staying in the Box
  • ATMOS
  • Janet Jackson ATMOS Work
  • Stems vs Tracks
  • No Mobile Rigs

Matt’s Rant: Examining the New Year 2024

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #472 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 2

WCA #472 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 2- Operating at a High Level, Exceeding Low Expectations, Surrounded by Greatness, Being Open to Growth, and The Importance of Travel

My guest is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning Recording and Mixing Engineer, Record Producer, and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones. This is part 2 of a two-part interview. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Operating at a High Level
  • Being Present in a Session
  • Professionalism
  • Mix Magazine
  • Skywalker Sound
  • George Lucas
  • Surrounded by Greatness
  • Knowing Your Limitations
  • Being Open to Growth
  • Riding Faders
  • Institute for Recording Arts
  • Be Yourself
  • Finding Mentors
  • Retirement
  • Buying an RV
  • The Importance of Travel

Matt’s Rant: Who You Spend Your Time With

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #471 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 1

WCA #471 with Leslie Ann Jones Part 1- The Big Chair, Enjoying a Challenge, Cheat Sheets, The Automatt, Contributing as an Engineer, and Punching Above Your Weight

My guest is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning Recording and Mixing Engineer, Record Producer, and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up in Beverly Hills
  • Spike Jones
  • PA Company
  • ABC Studios
  • Capital Studios
  • Education Via Hi-Fi Mags
  • Creating Cheat Sheets
  • The Big Chair
  • Danny Thomas‘s House
  • Going to Rehearsals
  • Playing with Cousins
  • Doing Live Sound
  • Self-Taught Path
  • Contributing as an Engineer
  • Tascam Half Inch 4-Track
  • Sherwood Oaks Experimental College
  • Enjoying a Challenge
  • West LA Music
  • Punching Above Your Weight
  • The Automatt
  • Fred Catero 
  • The Bay Area
  • First Digital Recording
  • Tony Williams
  • The Great American Music Hall
  • Freelancing
  • Staff Recording Jobs
  • Synching Machines
  • Phil Ramone
  • ISDN

Matt’s Rant: Taking Things off Your Plate

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #470 with Jeanne Montalvo

WCA #470 with Jeanne Montalvo – Human Jukebox, 24 Hour Engineer, Classical vs Latin Music Recording, Podcasting, and Getting Work

My guest is Audio Engineer/Producer Jeanne Montalvo, who has worked with Ivy Queen, Making Movies and Ruben Blades, Flor de Toloache, and Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria, Renee Goust, Erni Lu, and Lucy Kalantari. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Dominican Republic
  • Settling in New York
  • Music in Household
  • Classically Trained 
  • Distracted by Musicality
  • Tendonitis
  • Human Jukebox
  • Georgia State
  • Foreign Language Studies
  • Studying in Barcelona
  • Starting from Scratch
  • Falling Asleep on Mackie Manuals
  • What is a Buss?
  • AES Paris
  • Jim Anderson from NYU
  • The BANNF Center
  • Tanglewood Festival
  • Opera Gig
  • Doing Podcasts
  • Live from Latino USA
  • 24 Hour Engineer
  • Classical vs Latin Music Recording
  • Getting Work
  • Being a Women in Audio
  • Needs-Based Audio Gear
  • Podcasting

Matt’s Rant: Persistence

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #469 with Ryan Ulyate

WCA #469 with Ryan Ulyate – Doing a Solo Record, Taking on a Different Role, Planning for ATMOS, The Tom Petty Catalog, and The Imaginary Glass Window

My guest is the return of Grammy Nominated producer/engineer Ryan Ulyate, who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Traveling Wilburys, Mick Fleetwood & Friends, and ELO. Ryan has jumped through the “Imaginary Glass Window” to create a solo record, which we discuss in this episode. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Tom Petty Catalog 
  • Making a Solo Record
  • Planning for ATMOS
  • Taking on a Different Role
  • The Imaginary Glass Window
  • Difficulty in Writing Lyrics
  • California Song
  • Putting Things Together
  • Mastering with Romanowski
  • The ATMOS Mercedes
  • 1973 Instrumentation
  • Recording Steve Ferrone
  • Getting Nominated for a Grammy
  • ATMOS Downloads
  • Lessons for Audio Pros Who Write
  • Blu-Ray
  • The Japanese Market
  • Being Aware of Audio Trends
  • Creature of Habit

Matt’s Rant: Staying Calm, Staying Humble

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #468 with Ady Parzentney

WCA #468 with Ady Parzentney – Hit The Road Music Studio, Recording in Morocco, Walking Your Path, Focusing on the Positive and Beautiful Mistakes

My guest is Musician, Mixing Engineer, and mobile Music Producer Ady Parzentney from Hit The Road Music Studio. Ady has traveled in a mobile recording studio for five years, supporting local artists. During the pandemic, he stayed two years in Morocco with his life partner Kasia, and together, they created over 40+ Singles, Music Videos, 2 LPs, and 6 Live Shows to keep the music up and running. As a music producer, he has worked with Nani Noam Vazana, Mehdi Nassouli, and Karim Ziad, who plays with bands like Snarky Puppy, Lala Tamar, Omri Mor, and many more. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Born in Poland
  • Raised in Germany
  • Playing in Punk Bands
  • Living in the Rehearsal Room
  • DNA and Music
  • Pure Magic Through Music
  • Working Young
  • Parental Acceptance
  • Hit The Road Music Studio
  • Recording at 13 
  • Bad Studio Experience
  • Walking Your Path
  • Expanding Musical Horizons
  • Seeing the Sun
  • Recording in Morocco
  • The Yes Moment
  • Van as Vocal Booth
  • Creating Temporary Studios
  • Car Maintenance
  • Working 16 Hours a Day
  • Focusing on the Positive
  • Dust and Gear
  • Recording in the Desert
  • Warren Huart’s Support
  • File Management
  • Reaper
  • Writing a Book
  • Location Recording
  • Hiring a Business Coach
  • Exploring Los Angeles
  • BMG
  • Beautiful Mistakes
  • Music is Community

Matt’s Rant: Using What We Have

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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