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WCA #467 with Paula Salvatore

WCA #467 with Paula Salvatore – Sewing Clothes, Sound City, Capitol Studios, Rental Furniture, The Front Office, and Supporting Clients

My guest is Paula Salvatore, VP of Client Relations & Studio Marketing, Universal Music Group. Paula has worked with Al Schmitt, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Phil Ramone & David Foster. She has worked 33 1/3 years in Capitol Studios/UMG Studios. Paula is featured in Dave Grohl’s documentary “Sound City” as the Studio Manager in the 80s. She was instrumental in getting Al Schmitt a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Capitol Records building.

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Sewing Clothes
  • The Fashion Path
  • Kendun Studios
  • First Job at a Recording Studio
  • Rose Mann-Cherney
  • Candace Stewart
  • Sound City
  • Capitol Studios
  • Rental Furniture
  • The Front Office
  • Al Schmitt
  • Women in Studios
  • Basic Human Skills
  • Supporting Clients

Matt’s Rant: Revisiting Saying No to Work

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #466 with David Hughes

WCA #466 with David Hughes – Shine On Studio, College Radio, Getting Clients, Commercial Studio at Home, and Learning Through Mistakes

My guest is Producer/Engineer David Hughes, who runs Shine On Studio and has worked with The Mid-Whiskeys, Justin Fawsitt, and SaidTheAnimals. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Being the New Kid
  • Love of California
  • Sanyo Tape Recorder
  • Recording Uncle
  • Bootleg Tapes
  • College Radio Station
  • CMJ
  • Saint Marys College
  • Taking a Loan
  • Opening His First Studio
  • Working in Radio
  • Driving Muscle Cars
  • Studio in an Office Building
  • Commercial Studio at Home
  • Technology
  • Getting Clients
  • Unexpected Work via Networking
  • Clients with Guns
  • Learning Through Mistakes
  • Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
  • No Love for Guitar Center
  • Origin of Shine On

Matt’s Rant: Repairs

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Credits

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

WCA #465 with Chris Athens

WCA #465 with Chris Athens – Mastering, Burning Out, Health, Outworking Others, Remote Rigs, and a Girl From Texas

My guest is a Grammy-winning Mastering engineer, Chris Athens, who has worked on projects for Coldplay, Blink 182, Coheed and Cambria, Drake, Rick Ross, and the Beastie Boys. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • New York Upbringing
  • Listening to Music
  • Songs in the Key of Life
  • Playing Instruments Badly
  • Wasn’t a Joiner
  • Primitive Electronic Music
  • Working at Sony
  • Discovering Mastering
  • Keeping His Mouth Shut
  • Tape Librarian
  • Learning in Reverse
  • Reissues
  • Fit for Mastering
  • Moving into Mastering
  • Working at Sterling Sound
  • Tom Coyne’s Assistant
  • Heavy Hitters
  • Chris Muth
  • Regional Gear
  • Starting Late
  • Outworking Others
  • Attended Hip-Hop Sessions
  • Getting a Room at Sterling
  • Tom Coyne’s Influence
  • A Girl from Texas
  • Burn Out
  • Moving to Austin
  • Working From Home
  • Building at Home
  • Health
  • Balance
  • Refusing Attended Sessions
  • Shootouts
  • Having a Remote Rig

Matt’s Rant: Saving for Retirement

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Credits

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

WCA #464 with Damian Taylor

WCA #464 with Damian Taylor – Exploring the Artist’s World, Kung Foo Films, Knocking Down Dominoes, Planting Seeds, and Controlling Your Narrative

My guest is a Grammy-nominated Producer / Mixer / Writer Damian Taylor. Damian has worked with Björk, The Prodigy, Bomba Estereo, The Killers, Trust, Arcade Fire, and Odette. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Pan-Oceanic
  • Worldly Parents
  • Making Quick Friends
  • Tough Older Brother
  • Selling Books Door-to-door
  • SAE
  • Playing Multiple Instruments
  • Live Electronics
  • The Reactiable
  • Playing with Björk
  • Early Exposure to Recording
  • Gun on the Console
  • Exploring the Artist World
  • Knocking Down Dominoes
  • Parenting and Producing
  • Guy Sigsworth
  • Kung Foo Films
  • Pro Tools Mastery
  • Stalling Out
  • Studying Business
  • Management
  • Getting Your Own Gigs
  • Planting Seeds
  • GPS Management
  • Build Your Production Breakthrough
  • Controlling Your Narrative

Matt’s Rant: Practice, Practice, Practice

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Credits

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

WCA #463 with Mike Senior

WCA #463 with Mike Senior – High Powered Education, Concertos with Yo-Yo Ma, Compressed Studio Path, Mix Rescue, Sound on Sound, and Remote Recording

My guest is a Recording/Mixing Engineer and Educator, Mike Senior. Mike has been a Sound On Sound magazine contributor for 20+ years (including 65 Mix Rescue columns), Author of Mixing Secrets & Recording Secrets books, Author of The Mix Review production critique blog (https://themixreview.org/), and Host of the web’s most extensive free multitrack download library for mixing students/teachers.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Classically Trained
  • Windsor Castle
  • Boys Choir
  • High Powered Education
  • Emotional Breakdown
  • Tanglewood Festival
  • Concertos with Yo Yo Ma
  • Desire to Record Himself
  • Roland VS880
  • Busking
  • Studio in Wimbledon
  • Sound on Sound
  • Academic PTSD
  • Residential Studio Work
  • Moving to Cambridge
  • Mix Rescue
  • Project Studios
  • Bobby Owsinski
  • Moving to Germany
  • Remote Recording
  • Network for Gear
  • Wearing Gloves
  • Compressed Studio Path
  • Being Diversified
  • Reflecting on Past Work
  • Avoiding Changing Platforms

Matt’s Rant: Talking You Out of a Building a Studio

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Credits

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

WCA #462 with Candace Stewart

WCA #462 with Candace Stewart – East West Studios, The Importance of Brothers, Collecting Guns, Loyalty, Engineers as Pilots, and Hotels with Technology

My guest is the legendary manager of East West Studios in Los Angeles, Candace Stewart. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Importance of Brothers
  • Substance Experimentation
  • Growing up a Jock
  • Amazing Parents
  • Dad Survived Normandy
  • Mom was Bipolar
  • Talking Books at Dinner
  • Dad worked for Lockheed
  • Growing up in South Carolina
  • Book Worm/Stoner
  • Desire to Be A Diamond Cutter
  • Geology
  • Moving to California for Love
  • Bartending
  • The Two Hot Tamales
  • Paula and Rose
  • Studio Managers as Women
  • Take One
  • Experience in Hospitality
  • Mike Clink
  • Unsung Heros
  • Good with Money
  • Hotels with Technology
  • Red Zone Studio
  • Training Future Clients
  • John Porter
  • Sound Castle
  • Buddy King
  • Gangster Rap
  • Collecting Guns
  • Slash and GNR
  • Tape Tug of War
  • Firehouse
  • Tina Clark
  • Cello Drama
  • Resignation Letter               
  • Height of Rock and Budgets
  • East West
  • Doug Rodgers
  • Phillip Stark
  • Historical Acoustics
  • Bill Putnam
  • Studio Advice
  • Banks
  • Drinks
  • Community
  • Plumbers and Electricians
  • Loyalty
  • Challenges
  • Engineers and Producers as Clients
  • Producer/Engineer Managers
  • Integrity
  • Book Before the Night Before
  • Ryan Hewitt
  • Treat Your Alum Well
  • A&R
  • Engineers as Pilots
  • Broken System
  • It’s Not about you         

Matt’s Rant: Expanding Our Experiences

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Credits

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

WCA #461 with John Pfiffner

WCA #461 with John Pfiffner – Becoming a Southerner, Piano Regrets, Fostex X15, Socioeconomics, and Living Lean

My guest is Producer/Engineer John Pfiffner, who has worked with Geggy Tah, Mitch Easter, and Church Girls. John is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • North Carolina
  • Mitch Easter
  • REM
  • Growing Up In Michigan
  • Becoming a Southerner
  • Atticus Finch For Dad
  • Parents Divorced
  • Culture Shock
  • Cultural Blending
  • Sanford and Son
  • Southern Accents
  • School Chorus
  • Sister In Ballet
  • MTV
  • VHS Tapes
  • Guitar
  • Playing Music
  • Piano Regrets
  • Hated School
  • Great Teachers
  • Smoke Breaks and Coffee
  • Career Center
  • Awareness of Recording
  • Fostex X15
  • Transformer for mics
  • Tascam 246
  • James Brown
  • Trying to Keep a Band Together
  • Living in Atlanta
  • Drinking Sweet Tea
  • Playing COvers
  • Playing with McKay Garner
  • Bad Run of Tape
  • Early Studio Lessons
  • Learning Phase
  • No Real Jobs
  • Cover Bands
  • College Radio & Hair Metal
  • Dentist Office Studio
  • 16-24 tracks
  • Living Lean
  • Magic in Musicians
  • Feeling Isolated
  • Susan Rodgers
  • 1176 Knobs
  • Mitch Easter
  • John Keane
  • Tape to ADATS to Pro Tools
  • Planning Ahead
  • Calendars
  • Scott Solter
  • Socioeconomics      

Matt’s Rant: Credits

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #460 with Abigail La Bianca

WCA #460 with Abigail La Bianca – Jersey Driving, Learning the Building Blocks, Attic Mini Studio, Fighting Back, and Personal Goals   

My guest is Audio Engineer / Production Manager Abigail La Bianca, who has flown PA, done monitors, and front of house for various artists, including Lindsey Stirling, Sara Evans, and Phillip Phillips.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Jersey Driving
  • Homeschool
  • Isolated From People
  • Dad’s Studio
  • Attic Mini Studio
  • Strict Homelife
  • Abusive Environment
  • Culture Shock
  • Socialization
  • The Band Experience
  • Stage Fright
  • Adopting the Uniform
  • Contemporary Music Center
  • Loving Audio
  • Women in Audio
  • Discouraged to Be in Music
  • Fighting Back
  • Handtrucks
  • Crushed Pelvis
  • Podcast Editing
  • Working for Clair Brothers
  • Learning the Building Blocks
  • Terrified of Driving
  • Church in a Box
  • Leaving in the Middle of the Night
  • Working During COVID
  • Casino Gig
  • Moving to Nashville
  • Studio Work
  • The Dialect of Audio Tribes
  • Nashville Challenges
  • Going on Tour
  • Quitting Over the Phone
  • Life Changing Decisions
  • Reflecting on the Past
  • Embracing the Freelance Life
  • Hanging PA
  • Meyer Sound
  • Rain killing boxes
  • Handling Being Gone
  • Building a Resume on Linkedin
  • Networking
  • Clashes of Personalities
  • Personal Goals         

Matt’s Rant: Home Rigs

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Credits

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

WCA #459 with Anni Casella

WCA #459 with Anni Casella – Art and Consciousness, 3-Dimensional Audio, Following Breadcrumbs, Learning How To Listen, and Less Crap in the Path

My guest is Mastering Engineer, Producer, and Yung Priestess Anni Casella, who works with Kay peeri evie, Club Casualties, and does circuit design with Paul Reed Smith.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Engineer Parents
  • Jaco and Crayons
  • Audio Doula
  • Making Soup
  • Art and Consciousness
  • Silas Brown and Peter Deneberg   
  • Mark Kenise
  • Avalon EQ
  • Paul Reed Smith
  • 3 Dimensional Audio
  • Muscle Shoals
  • Time Domain
  • Mastering
  • Taking a Step Back
  • Word of Mouth
  • Don’t Open a Studio
  • Following Breadcrumbs
  • Heba Kadry                       
  • Building Microphones
  • Being Autistic
  • Looking for Opportunities
  • Build Community
  • Grocery Store Meltdown
  • GAS
  • Building Gear
  • Tools for Making ART
  • Apple Ear Buds
  • Hearing Peoples Monitors
  • Self Control
  • Learning How To Listen
  • Mics with Paul Smith
  • Modding Apex Mics
  • Less Crap in the Path

Matt’s Rant: Analogies

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Credits

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

WCA #458 with Matt Hennessy

WCA #458 with Matt Hennessy – Radio Shack, The Legendary Traxster, Chicago Basements, Cognac, and Being Locked into the Studio, Literally

My guest is Grammy-nominated mixer/engineer Matt Hennessy. Matt has worked with R Kelly, Jay Z, Kanye West, Twista, The Legendary Traxster, Jamila Woods, PJ Morton, and G Herbo. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Illinois Upbringing
  • Radio Shack
  • The Walkman
  • Playing Alto Sax
  • Eye of The Tiger
  • Berklee School of Music
  • Interning
  • The Reality of the Music Biz
  • Changing Direction
  • The Grind of School
  • Back Street Boys Studio
  • In Over His Head
  • Cabrini Green
  • Chicago Tracks
  • Assembling Frankin-takes
  • Transitioning to Pro Tools
  • Being in Touch with RnB and Hip Hop
  • Drug Dealers Washing Money
  • Safe-Guarding Clients Work
  • Thug Labels
  • The Legendary Traxster
  • Being Literally Locked into the Studio
  • Rebuilding the Client Base
  • Being in Control of Your Building
  • 6 Feet of Sewage
  • Cognac
  • Chicago Basements
  • Albini and Tape
  • The Village Business Model
  • ATMOS
  • Financial Philosophy

Matt’s Rant: Discovery

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Credits

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

WCA #457 with David Davis

WCA #457 with David Davis – Fuzzy Sharks, The Fantasy World of LA, Hipster Sleep Noise, Headbangers Ball, and Mountain Dew

My guest is Grammy-winning producer/mixer David Davis, who has worked on projects for PWNT, Izzy Bizu, Miguel, and The War on Drugs.

In this episode, we discuss

  • East Tennesee Upbringing
  • Headbangers Ball and Mountain Dew
  • Chicago Metal Shows
  • Running from The Law
  • White Zombie
  • Hour Drive to School
  • Going to CRAS
  • LA Internships
  • Roaches
  • Moms Passing
  • The Fantasy World of LA
  • Being Grateful
  • Great Radio
  • Ocean Studios
  • Runner Positions
  • East West
  • Climbing the Ladder
  • Leaving East West
  • Maintaining a Home Studio
  • Fuzzy Sharks
  • Fried Chicken 
  • Fireman
  • Hipster Sleep Noise
  • Creating Home Base
  • Work/Life
  • Production
  • Not Getting Credit

Matt’s Rant: Audio Grownups

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #456 with Ryan Hewitt

WCA #456 with Ryan Hewitt – Taking Care of Business, Solution-Oriented Thinking, Infinite Possibilities, Spare Mics, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers

My guest is Producer/Mixer/Engineer Ryan Hewitt, known for his work with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink-182, and Noah Kahan, among many others. Ryan last appeared on WCA in 2015 on WCA #023. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Reflecting on the Past
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Keeping Things Fresh
  • Enthusiasm for ATMOS
  • Being Solution Oriented
  • Management Decisions
  • Taking Care of Business
  • The Point System
  • Lawyers
  • Working During Covid
  • Los Angeles
  • Revisiting Analog
  • Letting Go
  • Upleveling
  • The Optimist View
  • Staying Focused
  • Discipline
  • Awareness
  • Solution Oriented Thinking
  • Infinite Possibilities
  • Spare Mics

Matt’s Rant: The In-Between Moments

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Credits

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

WCA #455 with Josh Garcia

WCA #455 with Josh Garcia – SoCal Upbringing, Straight to Chaos Life, Audio Parenting, Dealing with Life, and The Wretching Crew

My guest is Record Producer/Mixing Engineer/Front of House Engineer Josh Garcia. Josh has worked with Depeche Mode, Leftover Crack, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, and Uke Hunt.

In this episode, we discuss

  • SoCal Upbringing
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Remo Drums
  • Recording to 4 Tracks
  • Internship in LA
  • Robin, The Yeller
  • Moving to Santa Cruz
  • The Banana Slugs
  • Internship in San Jose
  • Straight to Chaos Life
  • Interning at The Plant
  • Getting Fired
  • Joining Hyde Street
  • Studio in Chico
  • Audio Parenting
  • Front of House
  • Depeche Mode
  • Santa Barbara
  • SF Soundworks
  • Self Promotion
  • Dealing with Life
  • The Wretching Crew

Matt’s Rant: Remote Recording

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #454 with Jeff Powell

WCA #454 with Jeff Powell – Cutting Lacquer, not Vinyl, Daily Fed Ex Visits, Fathers, Mothers, Stampers, Charlie Brown Christmas, and 1950’s Technology

My guest is Vinyl Mastering Engineer Jeff Powell, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Jeff has worked with Jackson Browne, Allison Kraus, and Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Dusty Springfield, Afghan Whigs, T-Bone Burnett, Al Green, Elvis Presley, and The Black Keys.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Focus on Laquer Cutting
  • Cutting Lacquer, not Vinyl
  • Daily Fed Ex Visits
  • Sam Phillips 
  • Chip and Swarf
  • Apollo/Transco Fire
  • MDC Lacquers
  • Keeping the Line Moving
  • Curing, Ditches, Halos, 
  • Blowing a Cutter Head 
  • 3 Step Plating
  • Fathers, Mothers, and Stampers
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Humidity 
  • T-Bone Burnett
  • Chris Muth
  • Larry Nix
  • HD Vinyl
  • Culture of Vinyl
  • Backlog of Work
  • 1950’s Technology
  • Business Planning
  • Last Minute Loans
  • Credits
  • Preview Deck
  • Elliptical EQ

Matt’s Rant: Revisiting Backing Up

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #453 with Jason Kick

WCA #453 with Jason Kick – Basketball Band, Working at Radio Shack, The Tascam 388, Playing in Bands as Exercise, and Black Magic

My guest is Producer/Audio Engineer Jason Kick, who is the chief engineer at Santo Recording in Oakland. Jason has worked with Mild High Club (Gold-certified), Marinero, Sonny & the Sunsets, Abracadabra, Maus Haus, Healing Potpourri, Mustard Service, Mae Powell, and Body Double.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Basketball Band
  • Garage Band
  • Music Theory
  • Positive Studio Experience
  • The Tascam 388
  • Live Sound
  • Adobe Audition on PC
  • Daytrotter Sessions
  • San Francisco Studios
  • Santo Recording
  • Surviving
  • Stage Hand Work
  • Working at Radio Shack
  • Being Frugal
  • Studio Economics
  • LA living
  • Finding Work
  • Playing in Bands as Exercise
  • David Lynch
  • Transcendental Mediation
  • Unfocused Bands
  • Tracking vs. Mixing
  • Black Magic

Matt’s Rant: To Self-Promote or Not

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Credits

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

WCA #452 with Steven Lee Tracy

WCA #452 with Steven Lee Tracy – The Worst Intern, The Biggest Roaches, Strict Upbringing, Stories of the Saints, and Finding Solace in Music

My guest is producer/engineer Steven Lee Tracy who has written music for MTV, Adobe, Axon, and many others. He wrote, produced, and toured with Seattle indie band The Myriad for a decade. Worked on records for Besides Daniel, Orkesta Mendoza, and Mexrrissey,

In this episode, we discuss

  • Commercial Studio in Tucson
  • Strict Upbringing
  • Moving Out
  • Selling His Car for Gear
  • The Fostex R8 
  • Mental Health
  • Fathers Approval
  • Writing Horrible Songs
  • Machines of Loving Grace
  • Harvey Mason Jr.
  • The Biggest Roaches
  • Seattle Studio Internship
  • Tucson Good
  • The Myriad
  • Michael Ilbert
  • Hansa Studios
  • The Worst Intern 
  • Record Deal
  • Matt Goldman
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Atlanta
  • Divorce
  • Projects That Make You Hate Music
  • Recording in Albuquerque
  • Stories of the Saints
  • Hotel Mini Studio
  • Advice to Small Studios
  • Finding Solace in Music

Matt’s Rant: The Sale of Avid

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #451 with Justin Gray

WCA #451 with Justin Gray – Playing Bass, Transition to Audio, ATMOS, Competing with Yourself, Being Challenged, and Having Nerdy Friends

My guest is Producer, Mixer & Mastering Engineer Justin Gray. Based in Toronto, Canada, Justin has worked on projects for Snoop Dogg, Brandy, Nicky Youre, Mother Mother, Arkells, Jamie Fine, Lola Brooke, Upsahl, and The Sheepdogs.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Listing to Music with Dad
  • Playing Bass
  • Transition to Audio
  • Getting to the Other Side of the Glass
  • Immersive Audio
  • ATMOS
  • SACD
  • Wedding Bands
  • Film Music
  • Having Nerdy Friends
  • Canadian Funding
  • Competing with Yourself
  • Getting Paid
  • Inspiration
  • Health
  • Musical Project
  • Being Challenged
  • Movement of Players 

Matt’s Rant: Getting Paid

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #450 with Vance Powell

WCA #450 with Vance Powell – Getting Along, Being In Control, Too Rogue, Diversification, and an Unnatural Fear of Failure

My guest is seven-time Grammy award-winning producer, engineer, and mixer Vance Powell. Vance’s list of credits includes Chris Stapleton, Elle King, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, Seasick Steve, Black Prairie, Tinariwe, and Jeff The Brotherhood, among many others.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Grammy’s and Dog Shit
  • Jealousy
  • Unnatural Fear of Failure
  • Fresh Produce
  • Getting Along
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Being In Control
  • Diversification
  • Phish
  • The Complexity of Live Sound
  • Too Rogue
  • Jack and Chris
  • Looking to the Future
  • Leaving Nashville
  • Nashville Resources
  •  ATMOS

Matt’s Rant: Reflecting On 450 episodes

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #449 with A.J. Hicks

WCA #449 with A.J.Hicks – Wearing Many Hats, Flotation Tanks, Panic Attacks, Music as a Tool, and the Panasonic Cassette Recorder

My guest is Producer/Engineer Musician A.J. (Austin James) Hicks. A.J. has worked with Powerhouse, Fang, Suede Razors, Ultra Sect, Camellia Boutros, and Scott Erdy. A’J’ has also worked with some of the best Bay Area musicians and producers, including Michael Rosen, Michael Urbano, Jim Bogios, Jeff Campitelli, Uriah Duffey, James DePrato, Jerry Becker, Vicki Randle, and Vooo.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Wearing Many Hats
  • Panasonic Cassette
  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Music as a tool
  • Music and the Brain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Flotation Tanks
  • Pandemic Recording
  • Chabot College
  • Michael Rosen

Matt’s Rant: Audio Personalities

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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

WCA #448 with Tim O’Sullivan

WCA #448 with Tim O’Sullivan – Cars on Fire, The Phoenix Sun, Niko Bolas, Eric Valentine, and Polite Persistence

My guest is Grammy Nominated producer /engineer Tim O’Sullivan who has worked with Rayland Baxter, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Mia Doi Todd, Chicano Batman, and É Arenas. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Phoenix Sun
  • Uncles Band
  • College Studio
  • Cars on Fire
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Arizona Studios
  • Working at Capital
  • The Runner Pool
  • Niko Bolas
  • Being Honest 
  • Basic Signal Flow
  • Night Crew
  • Eric Valentine
  • Archives at EMI
  • Amazing Time
  • Polite Persistence
  • Working for UTA
  • Studio Installs
  • Brooklyn
  • Tech work

Matt’s Rant: Doing Audio in Public

Links and Show Notes

Credits

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