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WCA #308 with Robert L. Smith – Online Mixing, The State of New York, International Eco Systems, and The Virtual Hallway

My guest today is the return of Robert L. Smith. Robert was originally on episode six of the Working Class Audio podcast. He’s a producer-engineer mixer. He’s based in New York City. That hasn’t changed. And he has worked with some pretty big names out there. Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, David Byrne, and U2. We bring Robert back to check in about where things stand for him, where things stand during the COVID crisis, how he has navigated the whole thing, and how things have changed for him or not changed. And we’re going to get to all of that. So very happy to have Robert back to join us. Robert L. Smith, coming up here on the Working Class Audio podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Online Mixing
  • Overseas Clients
  • The State of New York
  • Changes to Recording
  • The Versions of Pop
  • Remote Sessions
  • iPhone/Garageband Recordings
  • Manager of Expectations
  • Educating Clients
  • Relationships
  • Sense of Humor
  • The Virtual Hallway
  • International Eco Systems

Matt’s Monologue: Putting in the Work

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Robert L. Smith
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab