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WCA #431 with Josh Rogosin – Recording Tiny Desk Concerts, Rejecting Stage Life, World Travel, Recording Music with Field Recorders, and National Public Radio

My guest is Josh Rogosin, an accomplished audio engineer and producer who has worked with a wide range of renowned bands and musicians. With an extensive background at NPR, Josh is best known for his outstanding work on the Tiny Desk Concerts series.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing up in Hollywood
  • 4 Track Amazment
  • Move to New Hamshire
  • Acting in Theater
  • Culture Differences
  • Rejecting Stage Life
  • Musical Theater Sound
  • NPR
  • Working Analog at Radio
  • Apprenticing in New York
  • Radio Expeditions
  • Leaving Theater Sound
  • Fulltime Position
  • World Travel
  • Voodoo 
  • Signal Flow & Routing
  • Getting Laid Off
  • Market Place in LA
  • Recording Tiny Desk Concerts
  • Shotgun Mics
  • The Mechanics of Tiny Desk
  • Recording Music with Field Recorders
  • NPR Pay Rates
  • Union
  • Blue Man Group

Matt’s Rant: Connecting with Others

Links and Show Notes


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