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WCA #320 with Sam Sherbin – The influence of Bruce Swedien, Mixing During Covid, Simple Setups, Meditation, and 99 cent Pizzas

My guest today is New York-based mix engineer Sam Sherbin. Sam studied under the late great Bruce Swedien and Manny Marroquin. Sam is also behind the podcast called In The Zone.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Studying with a Bruce Swedien
  • Listening to Thriller with Bernie Grundman and Bruce 
  • Sonic Personality
  • Dropping Out
  • 99 cent pizzas
  • Mixing During Covid
  • Pivoting into Podcasting
  • Management
  • The Money Talk
  • Meditation
  • Mental Health
  • Simple Setups
  • Balancing

Matt’s Rant: Revisiting Audio Minimalism

Links and Show Notes


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