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WCA #398 with Dave Schiffman Part 1 – Tape Copies, Chicken and Egg Issues, Lessons from Rick Rubin, The Land of Yes, and Not Being Tall Enough To Record

My guest is Grammy Winning Producer/mixer and Engineer who has worked on projects for System of a Down, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, PUP Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Adele, Vampire Weekend, Cass Mccombs, Thrice, and Haim.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Giving Up Piano
  • Dad’s Love of Big Band/Yacht Rock
  • Playing Trumpet
  • Marching Band
  • Not Being Tall Enough To Record
  • Following Credits on Albums
  • Making Tape Copies
  • Chicken and Egg Issues
  • Moving Up the Studio Ladder
  • Surviving on Tuna Fish Sandwiches
  • “Smoking Section” of Planes
  • Working at Ocean Way
  • Moving to LA from NY
  • Working with Rick Rubin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Lessons from Rick Rubin
  • East Coast Honesty
  • The Land of Yes

Matt’s Rant: Who are We Spending Time With?

Links and Show Notes


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