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Working Class Audio #229 with Ed Brooks!!!

Ed Brooks has been making records since the dawn of time, well almost. Ed started his career producing amd engineering records in basement studios, working his way up into major studios during Seattle’s music explosion of the early 90s. He started full time as a mastering engineer 18 years ago. Artists Ed has mastered projects for include, REM, Pearl Jam, Fleet Foxes, Death Cab For Cutie, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Head and The Heart, Chris Robinson, and Noah Gundersen. He also plays pedal steel guitar in several bands based in the Seattle area.

About this interview:

Ed joins me to talk about working at Tapco, transitioning from tech to recording to mastering, staying cool in intense studio situations and 90’s Seattle. Enjoy! -Matt

Links and Show Notes:

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