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WCA #386 with Richard Dodd Part 2 – Kung Fu Fighting, Cowboy Engineering, Testing Limits, Sleight of Hand, and The Old Way

My guest is a self-described lucky bastard, grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd who has worked with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Clannad, Mike Moran, Del Newman, and Brian Protheroe. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Cowboy Engineering
  • Being English in America 
  • Phoning it In
  • Color vs Blur
  • SSL in the 80s – More like SLS
  • NECAM Automation
  • Magic Box from America
  • DBX-160
  • Buying a House
  • Harrison Consoles
  • Michael Moran 
  • Harry’s Game 
  • Working in Northern Ireland
  • Prophet 5 
  • Looped Vocals
  • Making loop in the old days
  • Theme from Harry’s Game 
  • Family Harmonies
  • Enya
  • Matchmaking in America
  • Kung Fu Fighting – The First #1
  • Key to Continuing Work
  • Understanding Finances
  • Sleight of Hand
  • The Old Way
  • Digital’s Not There Yet
  • Testing Limits – Exploring “What if?”
  • Getting Involved in Mastering

Matt’s Rant: Your Audio Community

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Richard Dodd
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith