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WCA #329 with Joe Caithness – Pragmatic Studio Building, Meta Data, Professionalism, Office Hours, and Gear Poverty

My guest today is Mastering Engineering Joe Caithness. Joe has worked on mastering the soundtrack music for games such as Borderlands, and Tekken, the soundtracks for the Netflix movie Close, bands such as Don Martin 3 and Palooka 5 and he does it all from the comfort of his mastering studio located in his backyard in Nottingham, England. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Shakespeare
  • Early PC Recording
  • Clutter
  • Being An Audio Introvert
  • Forums
  • GateKeeper Mentality
  • Online Mentors
  • Gear Poverty
  • Inverse Financial Curves
  • Pragmatic Studio Building
  • Transfer Equipment
  • Test Pressings
  • Mastering QC Process
  • Meta Data
  • Professionalism
  • Office Hours
  • Back Issues
  • Being Debt Free

Matt’s Rant: Patience

Links and Show Notes


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