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WCA #297 with Michael Rosen – Rogue Tape Machines, Tent Cities, Post Pandemic Predictions, Being Ready To Record, and Going Above & Beyond

Michael Rosen is a Grammy-winning producer/engineer who has worked with Santana, Rancid, Papa Roach, Tesla, AFI, The Donnas, Journey, Death Angel, Tony Macalpine, and Testament…… name a few! In addition to recording and producing he also teaches at Chabot College and San Francisco State and is an alumnus of the famed Automatt studios where he got started on his professional recording journey.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Small Hot Studios
  • Rogue Tape Machines
  • Moving Studios
  • Open Control Rooms
  • Talkback Buttons
  • Tent Cities
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Post Pandemic Predictions
  • Hips Surgery
  • Band Deals
  • Going Above & Beyond
  • The Next Wave
  • Being Ready To Record
  • Plotting The Next 20 Years

Matt’s Monologue: Taking a Day Off

Links and Show Notes:


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