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WCA #278 with The Work From Home Panel

WCA #278 with the Work From Home Panel – Sara Carter, Jaimeson Durr, and Fela Davis join me to talk about all things audio, business and survival in the time of Coronavirus.

Former WCA guests Sara Carter, Jaimeson Durr and Fela Davis join me to talk about all things audio, business and survival in the time of Coronavirus. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Grants
  • Change in business practice
  • Resources
  • Loss of Income
  • Virtual engineering
  • Working from home
  • Podcast production
  • Technology
  • Working with family at home
  • Alternative income streams
  • Internet Speed
  • Post virus predictions

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Guests: Sara Carter, Jaimeson Durr and Fela Davis
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #277 with Rafa Sardina

WCA #277 with Rafa Sardina – Coming to America, Leaving Medical School, Empathy, People Skills, Educating Clients and No Plan B.

Rafa Sardina is a Los Angeles based Grammy-winning producer/engineer and mixer who has worked with D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Elvis Costello And The Roots, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Placido Domingo, Camila Cabello, Miguel, Lady Gaga, Clare Fischer Big Band, Alejandro Sanz, Calle 13, Natalia Lafourcade, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé, Arturo O’Farrill with The Afrocuban Jazz Big Band Orchestra & Chucho Valdes, Tim McGraw

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Coming to America
  • Life In Spain
  • Leaving Medical School
  • Empathy
  • People Skills
  • Educating Clients
  • Leaping Forward from Mistakes
  • Business Skills

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #276 with Matthew Boudreau

WCA #276 with Matthew Boudreau – Soul-Sucking Jobs, Audio Drama, Field Recording, Spiderman vs Draco The Dragon, and the Language of Audio

No, I’m not interviewing myself! As it turns out, there are two Boudreau’s in the world of audio named Matt (Me) and Matthew (my guest). 

Matthew Boudreau is a field recordist, podcast producer, consultant and editor, and sound designer living in Buffalo, NY. 

Matthew has been working in podcasting since 2008 and has over 20 years of experience as an audio professional, working in computer multimedia, theatre sound, studio recording, film, and sound effects field recording. He is the founder of the 11th Hour Audio Challenge, an annual podcast event that challenges audio drama producers to collaborate in creating works of horror in the month of October.

Matthew’s audio post-production company, Uberduo, sells immersive sound effect bundles dedicated to the exploration and reproduction of locations and props for film and audio fiction. His sound effect bundles can be found on http://www.asoundeffect.com and individual sound effects can be found at soundsnap.com.

Matthew was the dialogue editor for the Audible productions, Locke and Key and X-Files: Cold Cases. He has spoken at CONvergence in Bloomington, Minnesota, and SXSW in Austin Texas on topics including voice acting, sound design, and making the jump from film to podcast fiction. His audio fiction pieces 1918, Intensive Care and A Prophets Guide have won Mark Time and Ogle Awards. In addition to the annual 11th Hour Challenge, his current podcast projects include sound design for The Once and Future Nerd and editing for The Activist Files for the Center for Constitutional Rights. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The Language of Audio
  • Spiderman vs Draco The Dragon
  • Joining the military
  • Soul-Sucking Jobs
  • Audio Drama
  • Field Recording
  • Podcasts
  • Stealth Recording
  • The Buffalo Border Patrol

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #275 with Carlos Novais

WCA #275 with Carlos Novais – Life on the road, Brazil, Organization, Multi-Tasking and the loss of gigs due to Coronavirus.

Carlos Novais is a sound engineer, tour manager, and production manager. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and came to the United States in 1999.

He has worked with Candlebox, The Plain White T’s, Vonda Shepard, Survivor, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird, Sugarland, Keb’ Mo’, Thin Lizzy, The Answer, Ace Frehley, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, among others.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in Brazil
  • Moving to America
  • Life on the road
  • Working long hours
  • Multitasking
  • Finances
  • Relationships
  • Being Organized
  • Corona’s virus and the loss of gigs.

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #274 with Katie McMurran

WCA #274 with Katie McMurran – NPR, KQED, Podcasts, Interviewing for Audio Gigs, Codecs, and Staying Calm Under Pressure.

Katie McMurran is a sound engineer with over 10 years of experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio for public radio and podcasts. She has also provided sound design and original music for theater, film, corporate conferences, and art installations. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • NPR
  • KQED
  • Podcasts
  • Interviewing for radio gigs
  • CODECS
  • Staying Calm Under Pressure
  • Rates

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #273 with Maya Finlay

WCA #273 with Maya Finlay – Mentors, Rosanne Cash, Meditation, Finances Being an Introvert and taking City Cabs

Maya Finlay is an audio engineer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in San Francisco, CA.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • SFJAZZ
  • Mentors
  • VO Work
  • Live Sound
  • Dolby Labs
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Being an Introvert
  • Meditation
  • Finances
  • City Cabs
  • Passion for Music
  • Client Diplomacy

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #272 with Alberto Hernandez

WCA #272 with Alberto Hernandez – Fantasy Studios, Planning for Sessions, Health Insurance, Multi-Lingual advantage, and Serving the Clients.

Alberto Hernandez is a San Francisco Bay Area-based audio engineer, music mixer, and music producer. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Fantasy Studios
  • Languages
  • Health Insurance
  • Planning for Sessions
  • Budget Rejection
  • Serving the Clients
  • Mistakes
  • Business advice
  • Worth to your Work
  • Retirement

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #271 with Dusty Wakeman

WCA #271 with Dusty Wakeman – Texas Roots, Mad Dog Studios, Hard Drives & Hammers, David Royer, and Mojave Audio

Dusty Wakeman is a bass player, producer, engineer and currently the President of Mojave Audio.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Mad Dog Studios
  • Texas Roots
  • Playing bass
  • Running a studio
  • Hard Drives and Hammers
  • Mojave Audio
  • David Royer
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Coronavirus
  • Hot Yoga
  • Dwight Yokam

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #270 with Dereck Blackburn

WCA #270 with Dereck Blackburn – Studio Building, Dual Electrical Systems, Mini Splits, Community Participation, Mastermind Groups, and Meditation.

Dereck Blackburn is a consultant, recording engineer/producer, and multi-instrumentalist in Bedford, Massachusetts. You can read more about Dereck at http://quiethouserecording.com/ .

In this episode, we discuss:

  • MIT
  • Audio Builders Workshop
  • Building Quiethouse Recording
  • Not working too many hours
  • Productivity Tools
  • Dual Electrical Systems
  • Energy Bills
  • Mini Splits
  • Community Participation
  • Mastermind Groups
  • Meditation

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #269 with Lij Shaw

WCA #269 with Lij Shaw – Saving Home Studios, Podcasts, Creating Paid Content, Nashville Growth and, The Hay Bale Studio.

Lij Shaw is the host of the podcast Recording Studio Rockstars, producer/engineer and the force behind Save Home Studios.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Saving Home Studios
  • Podcasts
  • Creating Paid Content
  • Nashville Growth
  • The Hay Bale Studio. 

Links and Show Notes:

Important dates regarding the Save Home Studios campaign.

February 23, 6-11 pm – Save Home Studios Songs That Wouldn’t Exist Without Home Studios public awareness show at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge with Grammy-winning artist Mike Farris, Tommy Womack, and others.

February 27, 4 pm – Metro Planning Commission meeting and public hearing regarding the new bill. The commission will hear from the public about their thoughts.

March 5, 6:30 pm – Metro Council Meeting and public hearing for the second reading of the new bill. This is the time for people to get up and speak or simply show up in support. So they will need to know about the issue and important dates well in advance.

Credits:

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

WCA #268 with Frank Joly

WCA #268 with Frank Joly – Live Sound, Simple Plan, Family Grocery, Learning English and Government Funded Recording.

Frank Joly is a live and studio engineer from Canada.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Touring
  • Live Sound
  • Simple Plan
  • Songs
  • Government Funded Recording
  • Learning English
  • Selling Gear to Retire
  • Bob Rock
  • Family Grocery Store

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #267 with Stephen Marsh

WCA #267 with Stephen Marsh – Goat piss to gasoline, Curveballs, Framing, Fuzzy math, Communication, and 911.

Stephen Marsh is a Los Angeles based mastering engineer who has been active for 25 years. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Stephen’s journey as a mastering engineer
  • Home studios
  • Knowing your value
  • Financial philosophy
  • Providing maximum value
  • Discussing money with clients

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #266 with NAMM 2020

WCA #266 with NAMM 2020 – Loads of gear, tired feet, great friends, Emily Dolan Davies, Kim Rosen, and Pete Lyman.

NAMM 2020 took place over January 16th-19th. The show was well attended and I had loads of fun. In this episode, I’m joined by mastering engineer Kim Rosen of Knack Mastering, drummer Emily Dolan Davies of emilydrums.com as well as mastering engineer Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Sound. Short interviews talking about NAMM and a NAMM wrap up by me! Enjoy, Matt.

In this episode, we discuss:

All things NAMM 2020!

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

  • Guest: Kim Rosen, Emily Dolan Davies and Pete Lyman
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab

WCA #265 with Alex Oana

WCA #265 with Alex Oana – Science Experiments, Imposter Syndrome, Spinach, Exercise, Motivation, Failure, and Audio Test Kitchen.

Alex Oana, is the creator and co-founder of Audio Test Kitchen. Alex started out as a musician, became a recording engineer and producer, got into pro audio sales and marketing, and designs and develops products.  

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Science Experiments
  • Spinach
  • Exercise
  • Motivation
  • Failure
  • Audio Test Kitchen

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #264 with Justin Perkins

WCA #264 with Justin Perkins – Diversification, Diet, Commercial Space Benefits, Keeping Clients Happy, Teaching Audio, Disengaging from Audio Forums, and Mastering Therapy.

Justin Perkins is a mastering engineer located in Milwaukie, Wisconsin.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Diversification
  • Diet
  • One gig leading to another
  • Commercial space benefits
  • Keeping Clients Happy
  • Teaching Audio
  • Disengaging from Audio Forums

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #263 with Jacob Sciba

WCA #263 with Jacob Sciba – 99 Cent Pizzas, The IRS, Mailbox Money, Game Planning, and Fear of an Empty Calendar.

Jacob Sciba is a producer/engineer/mixer based out of Austin, Texas. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Music Store Influence
  • Microphone Obsession
  • 99 Cent Pizzas
  • Studying Business
  • Low Overhead
  • The IRS
  • Fear of an Empty Calendar
  • Game Planning
  • Pre Production of life
  • Mailbox Money

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #262 with Jordan Richter

WCA #262 with Jordan Richter – Going Broke, Burning Out, Keeping Audio Fresh, and Moving into Coding.

Jordan Richter is a producer/engineer who, after 25 years of making records, has decided to move full time into coding. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Nashville
  • Portland
  • Burnout
  • Recording for joy
  • Scarcity
  • Being a business person
  • Going broke
  • Jackpot Studios
  • Keep audio fresh
  • Identity

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #261 with Dave Gardner

WCA #261 with Dave Gardner – College Radio, Critical Thinking, Diversity, Power Dynamics, Communication, Compromise, and Context.

Dave Gardner grew up in Pittsburgh, became an adult in Minneapolis, and lives in Northeast Los Angeles. He is the Chief Mastering Engineer at Infrasonic Los Angeles and a long time fan of loud sounds. His mastering and producing credits include Sun Ra, Rocket From the Crypt, Les Paul, Louis Armstrong, Germs, Portugal. The Man, Earl Hines, Bassnectar, The Hold Steady, Black Lips, Trampled by Turtles, Hot Snakes and many others.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Urban planning
  • College Radio
  • Gear Lust
  • Diminishing Friction
  • Diversity
  • Power Dynamics
  • Communication, compromise and context.

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #260 with Ben Bernstein

WCA #260 with Ben Bernstein – Being a guide, Low friction, Planning, Getting credit, and Being a team player.

Ben Bernstein is a producer, engineer, and mixer based out of Oakland, California. This is Ben’s second appearance since first appearing on WCA #055 ( https://bit.ly/2E2ND0o ). More on Ben : https://www.benbernsteinmusic.com/

In this episode we discuss:

  • Live sound
  • Diversification
  • Getting credit
  • The role of social media
  • Saying yes
  • Being prepared
  • Live streaming
  • Being a team player
  • Planning
  • The Profitable Producer Course
  • Low friction
  • Being a guide

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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

WCA #259 with Lenise Bent

WCA #259 with Lenise Bent – The smell of tubes, Leon Russel’s studio, Roger Nichols, Mike Chapman, Cancer, Networking and Diversification

Lenise Bent is an American audio engineer who has worked in both the music and film industry. She was one of a handful of women working in the Hollywood recording studio business in a technical role during the 1970s and was the first woman to receive an RIAA Platinum album for her engineering of AutoAmerican by Blondie.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The smell of tubes
  • Leon Russel’s studio
  • Surviving as an assistant
  • Working with Mike Chapman
  • Working with Roger Nichols
  • Cancer
  • Working in post-production
  • Networking
  • Diversification

Links and Show Notes:

Credits:

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