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WCA #421 with Raelynn Janicke – Mastering and Managing, New York Hardcore, Absorbing New Info, Being a Good Hang, Staying Healthy, and Communication

My guest is Raelynn Janicke, a mastering engineer and studio manager for Infrasonic in Nashville. Raelynn has worked with The Shins, Hematite, J.R. Carroll, Kayla Hall, Talia Stewart, and Bazookatooth. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up in Selkirk, NY
  • New York Hardcore
  • Alto Sax 
  • Church
  • Moving to Boston
  • Computer Science
  • Crying in The Bathroom
  • A Capella
  • Moving to Nashville
  • Bartending
  • Reid Shippen
  • Getting Hired by Infrasonic
  • Mastering and Managing
  • Running a Mastering Facility
  • Absorbing New Info
  • Traffic Cop
  • Being Nice to People
  • Being a Good Hang
  • Communication
  • Client Focus
  • Billing Practices in Mastering
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Staying Healthy

Matt’s Rant: Personal Check In

Links and Show Notes


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