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WCA #339 with Sean Mclaughlin – Studio Marriages, Pushing the Envelope, Nashville vs. Boston, and Mini Split AC Units

Today’s guest is producer, engineer, mixer, and assistant professor at Berklee school of music, Sean McLaughlin. Sean has worked with notable producers Andy Johns, Jimbo Barton, Carmen Rizzo, and artists Rush, Elliott Smith, Marilyn Manson, Death Row Records, and many others. This is Sean’s second appearance on the show, with his first being on WCA #037.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Zoom Teaching
  • Renting Studio Space
  • Mini Split AC Units
  • Studio Marriages
  • Great Landlords
  • Thought Leaders
  • Template Mixing
  • Billy Decker
  • Taking the Clients Temperature
  • Nashville vs. Boston
  • Audio Student Observations
  • Berklee Staff
  • Kaizen 
  • The Myth of Sisyphus
  • Perfection
  • Pushing the Envelope
  • Screwing Up Star Wars 

Links and Show Notes


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