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WCA #440 with Tess Greenham – Training the Ears, Understanding the Business, Mastering Notes, Sonic Growth, and Working with Her Dad

My guest is Los Angeles-based Mastering Engineer Tess Greenham, who has worked with Trousdale, McCall, RF Shannon, Cami Petyn, and Bellsaint.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Growing Up In SF
  • Moving to LA
  • Awareness of Audio
  • Working with Her Dad
  • Pandemic Discovery
  • Training the Ears
  • Understanding the Business
  • Keeping Calm with Clients
  • Mastering Notes
  • Sonic Growth
  • Appreciating Analog Gear
  • Honoring the Artist’s Intention
  • Dealing with Slammed Mixes
  • Learning From a Parent
  • Being a Nepo Baby
  • Being Organized
  • Leaving the Sonic Nest
  • Working From Home
  • Financial Approach

Matt’s Rant: Taking Care of the Clients

Links and Show Notes


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