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WCA #295 with Reto Peter – Starting Over, Green Day, Diversification, Recording Restrictions, Family, and Redefining Success

Reto Peter is a producer/engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Reto has worked with Green Day, Counting Crows, Smash Mouth, Flipsyde and many other artists in his 20 year plus career. He also writes and produces music for television and can be heard on various cable networks and national ad campaigns.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • National Service
  • Switzerland
  • Berklee School of Music
  • The Magic of New York
  • Starting Over
  • Green Day
  • Studio Hierarchy
  • Paying Dues
  • 3 Year Patterns
  • Michael Urbano
  • Diversification
  • Frugality
  • Working From Home
  • Saying No
  • Counting Crows
  • Recording Restrictions
  • Studio Community
  • Perseverance
  • Family
  • Redefining Success

Links and Show Notes:


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