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WCA #441 with Anna Frick- Polyester School Band, Mix Tapes, Post College Challenges, Saturn Return, and Surviving the Cut

My guest is Colorado-based mastering and restoration engineer Anna Frick who has worked on projects for Billy Strings, Wayne Gottstine (of Split Lip Rayfield), Wood & Wire (GRAMMY-nominated), Ben Sollee, Bill & the Belles, Stelth Ulvang, Cellista, Cody Qualls, Curtis McMurtry, Lil Smokies, LVDY, Dzirae Gold, Justin Hiltner, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records (Third Man Records), the Navajo Nations (oral history project).

In this episode, we discuss

  • Fort Collins Born
  • Outdoor Upbringing
  • Polyester School Band
  • Game Boy Soundman
  • Recording Friends
  • Positive Recording Experience
  • Mix Tapes
  • Music Industry Studies
  • CU Denver
  • Post College Challenges
  • Booking Agency Internship
  • Trying to Get a Foot In The Door
  • Calling the Cops
  • Audio Book Publishing
  • Editing Room Tone
  • Airshow Mastering
  • Saturn Return
  • Financial Planning
  • Developing Workflows
  • Mastering Mastering
  • QCing 
  • The Growth of Hearing
  • File Management
  • Surviving the Cut
  • CRM Nerd Fest
  • Going Solo
  • Setting Up Shop
  • Wind Over the Earth
  • Branding
  • Centering Oneself

Matt’s Rant: How Are We Spending Our Time?

Links and Show Notes


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