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WCA #405 with Dan Johnson

WCA #405 with Dan Johnson – Solving Archiving Puzzles, Burning Out, Rogue Tape Machines, Going Independent, and Not Cutting Corners

My guest is Audio Archivist Dan Johnson, who owns and runs Audio Archiving Services. Dan has worked with several well-known artists, including KISS, Jackson Browne, Jimi Hendrix Estate, WAR, TOOL, Duff McKagan, Aimee Man, Tommy Boy Records, Trust Records, Ansonia Records, Now-Again Records, Light In The Attic Records, ORG Records, Warner Bros, Universal, and Sony. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Rural Upbringing
  • Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded”
  • Recording the Radio
  • Playing in Bands
  • Medical Records Work
  • Failed A&M Internship
  • Poor Brad
  • Working at Ocean Way
  • Friends with the Tech Staff
  • Surviving as a Runner
  • Thomas Maps and Pagers
  • No Guns at Capital 
  • Burning Out
  • Cleaning Rat Traps
  • Working for Ikea
  • Living in a Closet
  • The Benefits of Capital
  • Going Independent
  • Audio Archiving
  • It’s All About Friendships
  • Tape Triage
  • 70 Hours a Week
  • Tape Machine Scarcity
  • Noahs Ark of Tape Machines
  • United Archiving
  • Not Cutting Corners
  • Solving Archiving Puzzles
  • Rogue Tape Machines
  • Rod Stewart Farting
  • Knocking Michael Jackson Down

Matt’s Rant: Appreciating Our Tools

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Credits

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

WCA #404 with Chris Clark

WCA #404 with Chris Clark – Playing Trombone, The Draw of Classical Music, The President’s Own Marine Band, Classical Recording, Planning for Second Career, and the Perfect Guilt Trip. 

My guest is Recording Engineer, Producer, and Trombonist, Chris Clark. Chris works with artists such as Jack Sutte, Thomas Circle Singers, Jonathan Bisesi, and The Lantana Trio on the recording side of things, but he also plays Trombone in The President’s Own Marine Band. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing Up in Commerce, Texas
  • Playing Trombone
  • Listening to Dad’s Vinyl Collection
  • Family Listening to Orchestral Music
  • Hiring an Outside Teacher
  • The Draw of Classical Music
  • Dad’s Return to Music
  • The Perfect Guilt Trip
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Blind Auditions
  • Active Duty Marine 
  • The President’s Own Marine Band
  • Jumping Into Recording
  • Creating a Production Company
  • Classical Recording
  • Gear Used on Remotes
  • Planning for Second Career
  • Accepting Video 
  • Working With Great Musicians
  • Source to Destination Editing
  • Insurance
  • Time Management

Matt’s Rant: Whatever Works

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Credits

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

WCA #403 with Catherine Vericolli

WCA #403 with Catherine Vericolli- Changing Audio Careers, Shifting Mindset, Learning on The Fly, 90’s Digital Formats, and Archivists Anonymous

My guest is Catherine Vericolli, the Chief Transfer Engineer & Archive manager for Infrasonic Mastering. Catherine works on projects for Third Man, ORG Music, Oh Boy! Records, and Sun Records. This is Catherine’s second appearance on the show. She originally appeared on WCA #035 in 2015.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Changing Audio Careers
  • Moving to Nashville
  • Moving Two Studios
  • Selling Her House
  • Getting Into Archiving
  • The Economics of Archiving
  • Nashville Recording Practices
  • Academia 
  • Shifting Mindset
  • Getting Settled
  • Learning on The Fly
  • Comparing Stress in Audio Jobs
  • Play and Pray
  • 90’s Digital Formats
  • World War 2 and Tape
  • Archivists Anonymous
  • Prosumer Audio
  • ATMOS
  • MONO
  • Will The Transfer Work Runout?
  • The Dixie Cups

Matt’s Rant: Let’s Read a Letter 

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Credits

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

WCA #402 with Arne Frager

WCA #402 with Arne Frager – The Plant Studios, Finding a Path to Recording, Studio on the Beach, Lessons for Aspiring Studio Owners, and the Best Gig He Never Did

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer and engineer Arne Frager. Arne is known for his run as owner/operator of The Plant Studios in Sausalito and his work with Paul McCartney, Prince, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Santana, Dolly Parton, and Clare Fischer. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in Cleveland
  • Lifetime musician
  • Selling computer systems
  • Finding a path to recording
  • Recording in the 70s
  • Spectrum on the beach
  • Having no fallback, so you have to succeed
  • Ray Brown 
  • Sony Digital 2 Track
  • George Winston 
  • Eric Prestidge 
  • Learning to survive 
  • Mars Studios
  • Almost arrested for picking up gear
  • The best gig I never did
  • Al Schmitt 
  • The story of The Plant
  • The Plant in the 90s
  • The dark times
  • Seeing mistakes from the past
  • Lawsuits against home studios
  • Lessons for aspiring studio owners

Matt’s Rant: Book Recommendations

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Credits

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

WCA #401 with Matt Wallace

WCA #401 with Matt Wallace – Staying Visible in the Business, Crushing it with ATMOS, Keeping a Low Overhead, and the Importance of Alternative Income

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, engineer, and mixer Matt Wallace. This is Matt’s second appearance on the show, originally appearing on WCA #046. He has worked with Faith No More, Maroon 5, O.A.R., Dio, Tank and The Bangas, Replacements, Eric Gales, 3 Doors Down, Andy Grammer, Blackberry Smoke, Ludo, Train, Blues Traveler, Satchel, Mushroomhead, and I Prevail.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Status since the last episode
  • Difficulties in the industry
  • Challenges with ATMOS Legacy Mix
  • ATMOS and Apple, WTF?
  • Crushing it with ATMOS
  • Smart Speakers
  • Moving Towards the Future
  • What kept you in the business?
  • If you build it, they will come
  • Keeping low overhead
  • Musician first, construction second
  • Importance of Alternative Income
  • Staying Visible in the business
  • “Prodixing”
  • Band performance quality
  • ProTools – No need for those pesky chops
  • Studio Deluxe 
  • Vibe is more important than gear
  • Studio space influences performance
  • Leaving the Bay Area
  • LA is the best place to make a record

Matt’s Rant: Managing Your Money

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Credits

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

WCA #400 with David Hewitt

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

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Reflecting on 400 Episodes

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Credits

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

WCA #399 with Dave Schiffman Part 2

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Inspiration from Outside the Audio World

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Credits

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

WCA #398 with Dave Schiffman Part 1

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

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

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Credits

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

WCA#397 with Bryan Cook

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Audio File Management

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Credits

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

WCA #396 with Nick Townsend

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Audio Degrees

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Credits

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

WCA #395 with Daniel Rowland

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

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

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Credits

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

WCA #394 with Mike Tucci

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Who is Professional

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Credits

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

WCA #393 with Leff Lefferts

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Being Proactive

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Credits

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

WCA #392 with Rachael Moore

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Sonic Space

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Credits

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

WCA #391 with Steve Rosenthal Part 2

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

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

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Credits

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

WCA #390 with Steve Rosenthal Part 1

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Billing

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Credits

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

WCA #389 with Carlos Castro

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Well-built tools

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Credits

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

WCA #388 with Will Kennedy

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

Matt’s Rant: Paying it Forward

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Credits

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

WCA #387 with Bobby Owsinski

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Random Thoughts

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Credits

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

WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2

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

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

In this episode, we discuss:

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

Matt’s Rant: Your Audio Community

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Credits

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