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WCA #411 with James “Fluff” Harley – The Origin of Fluff, Hockeytown USA, Fear of the Unknown, Operating at a Top Level, and Surviving the Prince Bootcamp

My guest today is Engineer/Mixer James “Fluff” Harley, who has worked with KoRn, Prince, and Yumi Matsutoya. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • The Origin of Fluff
  • Hockey Town USA
  • Car Accident
  • Recording School
  • Fear of the Unknown
  • Craving Knowledge
  • Crazy Synchronizing
  • Operating at a Top Level
  • Tough Skin
  • Being a Facilitator
  • Magic in The Booth
  • Taking a Year Off
  • Moving to LA
  • Audio Test Kitchen
  • Los Angeles
  • Surviving the Prince Bootcamp
  • Making a Living
  • The Stress of the Music Biz
  • Getting up at 5 AM
  • Figuring Out What to be Paid
  • Working with Korn

Matt’s Rant: Making Lists!

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: James “Fluff” Harley
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith