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WCA #447 with Harold LaRue- Mastering, Michigan Winters, Restaurant Lessons, Discharging Capacitors, Connecting Via The Union, and Professional Communications

My guest is Grammy Winning Mastering engineer Harold LaRue who has worked with Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Bella Donna, Jeffrey Osborne (L.T.D.), Joey Alexander, Kayley Hill (The Voice), Jack Russell’s Great White, and Southern Raised. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Navy Brat Life
  • Michigan Winters
  • 4 Track Entry
  • Ronan Chris Murphy 
  • Software Development
  • Pro Audio Repair
  • Discharging Capacitors
  • Restaurant Lessons
  • Earned Marketing
  • Food Recycling
  • Retro Instruments
  • Moving Around the US
  • Networking via NARAS
  • Transitioning to Mastering
  • Growing Tired of Moving
  • Moving to Houston
  • Connecting Via The Union
  • How to Join The Union
  • Winning a Grammy
  • Professional Communications

Matt’s Rant: Studio Owner Diversification

Links and Show Notes


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