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WCA #032 with Myles Boisen

Myles Boisen has enjoyed a 35-year career in recording, beginning as the head instructor at one of the country’s first accredited university-level recording studio programs. With his roots in the punk rock/ D.I.Y. recording scene of the late 1970’s, Myles has avoided the world of major labels and top-dollar studios, choosing instead to pursue affordable and top-quality recording from his Oakland CA. Guerrilla Recording/ Headless Buddha mastering complex for the past 20 years.

Boisen’s articles and reviews over a ten-year span at Electronic Musician magazine were known for fiercely high standards, and a no-nonsense attitude that made him many friends among recordists and readers, as well as a few enemies in the corporate pro audio world! Along the way there have been Grammy nominations, film soundtracks with David Lynch and composer Fred Frith, and sessions and gigs with a who’s who of the avant-garde, jazz, out-rock and blues worlds (Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Nina Hagen, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Kronos String Quartet, The Tigerlillies, Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys) Kim Wilson, Camper Van Beethoven, Malcolm Mooney (Can), Seth Ford-Young (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Johnny Dyer, Rick Estrin, Francis Clay (Muddy Waters).
Myles  joins Matt for an in depth discussion on studio ownership, retirement, gear lust on Working Class Audio session #032. Listen for a code to get a discount on Sonarworks speaker calibration software.
A searchable archive of Myles’ writing for Electronic Musician magazine is available at